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Plantronics BackBeat Sense

alaTest has collected and analyzed 96 reviews of Plantronics BackBeat Sense. The average rating for this product is 4.3/5, compared to an average rating of 4.0/5 for other Headphones for all reviews. Comments about the durability and price are overall positive. The comfort and portability are also mentioned favorably. There are some critical comments about the mids quality and bass quality. Views are divided on the design.

sound, portability, comfort, price, durability

bass quality, mids quality

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Headphones the Plantronics BackBeat Sense is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 97/100 = Excellent quality.

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Consumer review by: (amazon.co.uk)

Amazon.co.uk review summary for Plantronics BackBeat Sense

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 32 user reviews of Plantronics BackBeat Sense from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 4.3/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.0/5 for other Headphones on Amazon.co.uk. Reviewers really like the usability and comfort. The price and portability also get good feedback. There are some mixed comments about the reliability.

sound, portability, price, comfort, usability

88% of the reviews on Amazon.co.uk give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Plantronics Back Beat Sense Stereo Headphone - WhitePlantronics Back Beat Sense Stereo Headphone - White

Jan, 2017

Expert review by: (cnet.com)

Plantronics BackBeat Sense SE Grey

 

Note, however, that water-resistant does not mean water- proof . Don't go tossing these in a lake and expect them to survive.

The water-resistant Plantronics BackBeat Sense SE is a lightweight, comfortable on-ear wireless headphone that delivers very good sound for Bluetooth. It senses when you have it on or off, and it works well as a headset for making calls. Battery life...

Its low-end may not be strong enough for those looking for fatter bass.

The well-designed Plantronics BackBeat Sense SE adds water resistance to one of the best on-ear wireless Bluetooth headphones in its price class.

Feb, 2016

Expert review by: David Carnoy (cnet.com)

Plantronics BackBeat Sense SE review:

 

Aside from the price, what's the difference between Plantronics' standard BackBeat Sense wireless Bluetooth headphone ($180; £130; AU$249) and the BackBeat Sense SE "Special Edition" ($200; £140; AU$280)? Two words: water resistance. The SE has a...

The water-resistant Plantronics BackBeat Sense SE is a lightweight, comfortable on-ear wireless headphone that delivers very good sound for Bluetooth. It senses when you have it on or off, and it works well as a headset for making calls. Battery life...

Its low-end may not be strong enough for those looking for fatter bass.

The well-designed Plantronics BackBeat Sense SE adds water resistance to one of the best on-ear wireless Bluetooth headphones in its price class.

Feb, 2016

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Expert review by: Ted Kritsonis (digitaltrends.com)

Plantronics BackBeat SENSE review

 

The BackBeat Sense are among the best wireless on-ear headphones you can find at any price point.

Plantronics didn’t really take a risky approach with the BackBeat Sense, leaning toward neutral with both the design and audio performance. We can’t say these are ideal for any particular genre of music because they aim to treat them all the same. Bass...

Sep, 2015

Expert review by: David Carnoy (cnet.com)

Plantronics BackBeat Sense review:

 

Plantronics isn't going to fool anybody into thinking it's Beats, but over the years the company -- best known for monaural headsets of the wireless and business/call center variety -- has been creeping into mainstream consumer headphones market and...

The Plantronics BackBeat Sense is a lightweight, comfortable on-ear wireless headphone that delivers very good sound for Bluetooth and has a strong feature set, with dual microphones and a sensor that knows when you have the headphones on or off....

Low-end may not be strong enough for those looking for fatter bass.

At less than $200 USD, the well-designed Plantronics BackBeat Sense is one of the best on-ear wireless Bluetooth headphones currently available.

Jul, 2015

Expert review by: (cnet.com)

Plantronics BackBeat Sense Black

 

For starters, it's lightweight (140 grams or 4.9 ounces) and very comfortable for an on-ear headphone, with a "self-adjusting" headband (the frame is metal) and memory-foam-equipped earpads that are clearly labeled "L" and "R." I found it to be as...

The Plantronics BackBeat Sense is a lightweight, comfortable on-ear wireless headphone that delivers very good sound for Bluetooth and has a strong feature set, with dual microphones and a sensor that knows when you have the headphones on or off....

Low-end may not be strong enough for those looking for fatter bass.

At less than $200 USD, the well-designed Plantronics BackBeat Sense is one of the best on-ear wireless Bluetooth headphones currently available.

Jul, 2015

Expert review by: Will Greenwald (pcmag.com)

Plantronics BackBeat Sense

 

The Plantronics BackBeat Sense Bluetooth headphones pack very good performance and battery life in a remarkably light and comfortable on-ear package.

Incredibly light, comfortable design. Good selection of accessories. Very good sound quality with powerful lows

Balance emphasizes lows and highs at slight expense to high-mids. Canvas carrying pouch is a little awkward to use

Plantronics is better known for its Bluetooth headsets than for its headphones, but the company has made some strides in the field of gear intended primarily for listening to music and not talking to people. The BackBeat Pro over-ear wireless...

Jul, 2015

Expert review by: Chris Davies (slashgear.com)

Plantronics BackBeat SENSE Review – Smarter Bluetooth headphones

 

You're spoiled for choice right now with wireless headphones, but Plantronics is hoping the new BackBeat SENSE can slot in with a mixture of clever tech and everyday flexibility. Lightweight and quietly handsome, they may not have in-your-face branding...

Jul, 2015

Expert review by: John V. (phonearena.com)

Plantronics BackBeat Sense Review

 

Back last fall, Plantronics entered the high-end mobile headphones space with its BackBeat Pro headphones, which we found to be one of the most features rich headphones on the market. After garnering attention in the space, they're at it again with...

Compact size and lightweight feel ; Enhanced hearing courtesy of OpenMic ; Maintain solid Bluetooth connection over long distances

Flatter toned audio quality ; 180 cost makes it a tough impulse buy ; Basic app support

Turning our attention to its price of $179.99, it’s a tough call considering that the BackBeat Pro isn’t too far away at $250. The price difference is justified, obviously, as the BackBeat Sense is a scaled down version. Needless to say, if the $250...

Jul, 2015

Expert review by: Jason Anderson (gstylemag.com)

Plantronics Backbeat SENSE: Made For Vibing On The Go! [Review]

 

Plantronics has recently released it's new more mainstream pair of Bluetooth headphones the Backbeat SENSE. This pair is build more for the everyday on the go use and clocks in at $179.99 on the price. This joins their line up which includes the...

Aug, 2015

Expert review by: Stanley Goodner (gizmag.com)

Review: Plantronics' feature-filled BackBeat Sense headphones

 

Plantronics, well known for communication headsets and Bluetooth earpieces, has been showing more of its casual, active lifestyle side over the past year. The Plantronics BackBeat Pro, BackBeat Fit, and BackBeat Go 2 have been targeted at consumers...

, emblazon these labels for all to see, which can be puzzling from a design/style viewpoint.

Aug, 2015

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USB charger included: Yes