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Plantronics Backbeat 903

alaTest has collected and analyzed 3519 reviews from magazines and websites. People really like the value for money and portability. The comfort and usability are also mentioned favorably. Some have doubts about the reliability.

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We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Headsets the Plantronics Backbeat 903 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 86/100 = Very good quality.

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Amazon.co.uk review summary for Plantronics Backbeat 903

 

alaTest has collected and analysed 346 user reviews of Plantronics Backbeat 903 from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 3.5/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.9/5 for other Headsets on Amazon.co.uk.

sound, usability, comfort, portability, value for money

73% of the reviews on Amazon.co.uk give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Plantronics BackBeat 903+ Stereo Bluetooth HeadphonesPlantronics Backbeat 903 Bluetooth Wireless Stereo HeadphonesPlantronics Backbeat 903 Bluetooth Wireless Stereo Headphones

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Amazon.com review summary for Plantronics Backbeat 903

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 1877 user reviews of Plantronics Backbeat 903 from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 3.4/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.7/5 for other Headsets on Amazon.com.

sound, comfort, usability, portability, value for money

reliability

70% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Plantronics BackBeat 903+ Headset - Frustration Free PackagingPlantronics BackBeat 903, Stereo Bluetooth Headphones with Mic

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Plantronics BackBeat 903+ Headset

 

The Plantronics BackBeat 903+ certainly has more features than its predecessor, but the rest of the design suffers from the same problems.

The Plantronics BackBeat 903+ offers decent music playback quality and a design that is best suited for workouts. Improved features include voice alerts and a battery meter on the iPhone

The Plantronics BackBeat 903+ has a behind-the-neck design that may not suit everyone. We also experienced subpar call quality

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Plantronics BackBeat 903+ Headset

 

Even though stereo Bluetooth headsets have been around for a while, they haven't always been of the highest caliber. Thankfully, a few companies stepped up to change that, as Altec Lansing did in 2009 with the BackBeat 903 . It was one of the best...

The Plantronics BackBeat 903+ offers decent music playback quality and a design that is best suited for workouts. Improved features include voice alerts and a battery meter on the iPhone.

The Plantronics BackBeat 903+ has a behind-the-neck design that may not suit everyone. We also experienced subpar call quality.

The Plantronics BackBeat 903+ certainly has more features than its predecessor, but the rest of the design suffers from the same problems.

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BackBeat 903+ Review

 

Plantronics' BackBeat headphones have been around for some time now, with the company gradually evolving the design and hardware to keep the stereo Bluetooth headset ahead of the game. The latest iteration is the BackBeat 903+, packing the newest...

Considering the improvements in build, audio performance and usability over the headset it replaces, and the fact that Plantronics have kept the price at $99.99, we’re finding it tough to criticize the BackBeat 903+. Yes, if you’re a glasses wearer it...

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A Great Idea Slightly Unperfected

 

I received my Plantronic 903 headset for Christmas, and have been regularly using it since then. It is a capable little headset that performs well at most functions and just average at others. All in all I believe it to be a quality purchase ...

Comfortable, easy to use, good sound

Cheap charger, spotty voice quality

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Plantronics BackBeat 903+

 

With the available GPS streaming and added voice alerts, the wireless BackBeat 903+ earbuds from Plantronics are great for casual listeners. Unstable design and call quality are drawbacks, but you are sure to reap other benefits with the 903+ earbuds.

Voice support will alert you of an incoming call, tell you the volume level, connection status, time and more

The neck design is not made for everyone and the call quality is subpar at best

These earbuds are poorly designed but come with a large feature set.

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Plantronics BackBeat 903+ review

 

The idea of wireless headphones is a dream come true for those of us that face a tangle of wires during our daily hour or 2 of commuter-based music listening, or those that require an unfettered connection in the gym. And the concept is even more...

Simple to set up and operate, good music playback, iPhone battery meter

Design may not suit everyone

Overall, this a good product with decent audio, although the over-ear design won't be everyone's cup of tea

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Plantronics BackBeat 903+

 

Looking for a bluetooth stereo headset to use with your music phone? The BackBeat 903+ might fit the bill.

Impressive bass response, Long battery life, Good call quality

Bulky design, No multipoint support

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Plantronics BackBeat 903+

 

Looking for a bluetooth stereo headset to use with your music phone? The BackBeat 903+ might fit the bill.

Impressive bass response ; Long battery life ; Good call quality

Bulky design ; No multipoint support

On the side of the left earpiece is a big call button that you tap once to accept an incoming call or start a new call. If you tap it twice, your phone will redial the last number. There’s a similar button on the right-hand ear piece, but this is used...

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Plantronics BackBeat 903+ review

 

Plantronics' BackBeat 903+ Bluetooth headset is actually developed by Altec Lansing, which Plantronics bought in 2005. It looks like it's going to be uncomfortable, but we were pleasantly surprised to find that it's actually very well designed and easy...

Although the button layout and comfort aren't perfect, this is a well-designed and pleasant-sounding Bluetooth headset for the money

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Plantronics BackBeat 903

 

Gym junkies will love the 903 for music playback during workouts, although its use as a hands-free device for phones is challenged by the position of the mic.

Lightweight ; Good sound for music playback ; Easy to set-up and use

Tricky to fit ; Mic location makes for a poor phone experience

With this in mind, we focused most of our tests on using the 903 for music exclusively, and we found that we could get about a week's worth of use between charges. Plantronics estimates seven hours of music playback and a week of standby. If you're...

Product Specifications

Configuration

DECT: No
Display: No
Integrated Amplifier: No
LCD Display: No
Mute Control: No
Noise Cancellation: Yes
SCREEM: No
Sound System:STEREO
Speakers:STEREO
Switchbox from Telephone to Headset: No
Volume Control: No

Connectivity

Bluetooth: Yes
Connection:Wireless
USB: No

General Features

Compatibility:for 4 and more brands
Form factor:Neckband Headset
Product Type:Neckband Headset
Type:Neckband / Neckband Headset
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