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Altec Lansing BackBeat 906

alaTest has collected and analyzed 96 reviews from magazines and websites. Reviewers really like the usability and bass quality. The portability and comfort are also mentioned favorably. There are some mixed reviews about the noise isolation. Some have doubts about the treble quality and reliability.

sound, comfort, portability, bass quality, usability

reliability, treble quality

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Headsets the Altec Lansing BackBeat 906 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 76/100 = Good quality.

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Altec Lansing BackBeat 906


The Altec Lansing BackBeat 906 stereo Bluetooth headphones provide an open, detailed sound, excellent call quality, and a flexible, lightweight fit.

The thick behind-the-neck cable and ear-hugging design may be uncomfortable to some users and the open nature of the earpiece sacrifices some sonic range compared with a sealed design.

The Altec Lansing BackBeat 906 is a ruggedly-constructed, thoughtfully conceived, and sonically impressive stereo Bluetooth headset, but the one-size-fits-all design may disappoint some users.

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Altec Lansing BackBeat 906 Bluetooth Headset -


Altec Lansing's BackBeat 906 is the company's latest attempt at creating a Bluetooth headset that can handle voice calls and music with equal aplomb.

Consumer review by:

"Good sound while letting the outside in."


I've used the Altec 906 with my Blackberry Storm for almost three years and now with my HTC Rezound rather than the Beats that came with the Rezound. I would rather put up with the lack of natural base of the Altec over the hip hop muddy base of the...

good midrange

highs a little harsh


Consumer review by:

"Altech Back beat is a great deal"


Over all I thought this was a great buy for the money. Plantronic (now Altech Lansing) has a reputation for putting out a quality product. I lost the first pair and was so satisfied, Im springing for my secound.

Great bass responds when paired with the headphone tips that seal the ear canal. I found a pair and with a little cutting sized it just right.

Wearing glasses or shades makes the fit feel weird

Consumer review by:

"Wouldnt work and warranty not honoured."


Dont bother.

none. The product is rubbish, and the company wont back it up.

Save your money, put up with a wire until they come up with a better option.

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"Fantastic functionality, not so great fit."


I got these earphones as a gift and immediately discovered the fit was less than ideal. The shanks that attach the over the ear part to the earbuds do adjust but even contracted down to the smallest size they go, they were still too low in my ear and...

Fantastic functionality! Pauses/restarts bluetooth ipod with one touch with no additional equipment. Cell phone calls clearer on this device than on many high end single ear bluetooth headsets I've used. LONG battery life! 7-8 hours at least.

A little buggy. It locked me out once and I had to let it's battery completely die (7 days) before I could reboot it. Biggest con is the fit. Slightly adustable, but not made for small or women's ears. Earbuds NOT fitted. Easily dislodged.

Consumer review by:

"What can I say, I like them!"


I've had these for over a year and wear them almost every day. Maybe my expectations a to low but I love them! I use the bluetooth dongle with my PC at work, my Palm TX, my PC at home, and any place else I need to listen to audio. Don't get me wrong,...

Good audio quality

Odd habit of getting "lost" and requiring hard re-set

Consumer review by:

"Nice idea, poor execution"


After reading several glowing reviews of these, I purchased them and I am quite disappointed. The worst part of these is the fit. It takes forever to get them on in a comfortable position and you constantly have to re-adjust them if you are moving at...

Decent sound quality, bluetooth fob for non bluetooth audio devices, dual charging head so you can charge headset and fob at the same time, decent battery life

Terrible fit, sometimes tinny and static sound

Consumer review by:

"Don't recommend to use durring sporting activities"


Good product if you do not sweat

Great product if you stay away from moisture avtivities

not moisture resistant, although it does say so on the disclamer

Consumer review by:

"One size doesnt fit all, signal issues"


I was relly happy to finally have a bluetooth headset that i can use during workout and while driving rental cars with really good sound and clear/low noise voice transmission everything looked perfect for first day.

sound clarity

too heavy for prolonged usage

Product Specifications

The BackBeat series of stereo headphones with mic provide a superior on-the-go listening experience, delivering outstanding sound quality and clear, convenient communications. Hear your outside world with a quick tap of the OpenMic button or enhance your music using bass-boost feature. BackBeat 906 Bluetooth wireless headphone incorporates Plantronics dual-mic AudioIQ voice technology for exceptional call clarity. BackBeat 906 includes a Bluetooth adaptor to stream music from your iPod, MP3 or other audio device.

Audio Output

Connectivity Technology:Wireless
Headphones Form Factor:Behind-the-neck
Headphones Type:Binaural
Product Type:Headphones
Response Bandwidth:80 - 12000kHz
Sound Output Mode:Stereo
Wireless Technology:Bluetooth/Bluetooth 2.1 EDR

Audio System

Recommended Use:Portable audio system

Dimensions & Weight



Manufacturer:Altec Lansing Technologies
Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:Altec Lansing BackBeat