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Plantronics Backbeat GO

Plantronics Backbeat GO
alaScore 91

244 reviews

Oct, 2014

alaTest has collected and analyzed 244 reviews from magazines and websites. People really like the portability and value for money. The comfort and usability also get good comments, but there are some mixed views about the noise isolation.

sound, usability, comfort, price, portability

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Headsets the Plantronics Backbeat GO is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 91/100 = Excellent quality.

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Amazon.co.uk review summary for Plantronics Backbeat GO

 

alaTest has collected and analysed 110 user reviews of Plantronics Backbeat GO from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 3.6/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.9/5 for other Headsets on Amazon.co.uk.

sound, usability, comfort, value for money, portability

76% of the reviews on Amazon.co.uk give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the product: Plantronics BackBeat GO Wireless Stereo Bluetooth Headset - Black

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Amazon.com review summary for Plantronics Backbeat GO

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 1 user review of Plantronics Backbeat GO from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 5.0/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.7/5 for other Headsets on Amazon.com.

comfort, usability, sound

100% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the product: Plantronics BackBeat GO Wireless Earbuds (86800-01) -

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Plantronics' BackBeat Go 2 + Charging Case: A stereo Bluetooth headset done right

 

The inclusion of a charging case as part of this bundle helps the excellent Plantronics BackBeat Go 2 overcome its one serious weakness: short battery life.

The lightweight, reasonably priced Plantronics BackBeat Go 2 wireless stereo headset improves upon the Go 1, with better sound quality and a sweatproof design, The step-up BackBeat Go 2 + Charging Case includes a protective case that has a built-in...

Battery life isn't great (4.5 hours), so the inclusion of the Charging Case is an important extra

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Plantronics BackBeat Go Review - Almost the Perfect Bluetooth Earbuds

 

A few months ago at the Samsung Galaxy S 3 announcement event, I noticed another mobile editor wearing a pair of Bluetooth earbuds that were unlike any other I had previously seen. For a while now, if you wanted to use Bluetooth A2DP to listen to...

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Plantronics BackBeat Go Bluetooth stereo headset: Full review

 

There's a lot to like about the BackBeat Go wireless stereo headset, but some notable shortcomings temper our enthusiasm.

The Plantronics BackBeat Go is a compact wireless stereo headset that sounds decent, is attractively designed, and is reasonably priced

Battery life isn't great (4.5 hours); buttons on the inline remote are small; and the LED that indicates when the device is on or in pairing mode is tiny

Editor's Choice!

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Plantronics BackBeat Go

 

The Plantronics BackBeat Go is a comfortable, extremely unobtrusive, wireless stereo Bluetooth earphone set that works equally well for voice calls and music.

Comfortable. Lightweight. Excellent voice quality and noise suppression in both directions. Tangle-free cord really works. Clear midrange and high-end when listening to music

Ultra-soft earbud tips make it difficult to get the right fit. Some cable thump when walking. Thin bass response

Plantronics offers MyHeadset, an Android app that adds a battery headset meter when connected to Android 3.0 (Honeycomb) tablets or Android 4.0 (Ice Cream Sandwich)-powered phones. The BackBeat Go also added one automatically to the iPhone 4 I tested...

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Plantronics BackBeat Go 2 Review

 

Always a trailblazer in the space, Plantronics is hoping that its updated pair, the BackBeat Go 2, will be the go-to companion for hardcore fitness individuals all around. At first glance, it looks very much like any pair of wired headphones, but it...

Compact design ; Superior audio quality ; Inexpensive

Disappointing call quality ; Short battery life ; Minimal software features

Granted that it falls flat in the call quality department, and its battery life is short, the base $79.99 cost of the Plantronics BackBeat Go 2 is something we can’t overlook. Certainly it’s a tally that we find super inviting since it’s affordable,...

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Review Of The Plantronics BackBeat Go Bluetooth Headsets

 

AT&T has sent us another smartphone accessory the Plantronics Backbeat Go Bluetooth Headsets for review and we love these headsets. The Plantronics BackBeat Go are a Stereo Bluetooth wireless headset which sound great when playing media. The Sound is...

The Plantronics Backbeat Bluetooth Headsets are a joy to use while walking and the flat rubberized cable prevents tangling and really provides a good grip when handling the Backbeat Go. The good sound quality and lasting battery life make these a solid...

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Review: Plantronics BackBeat GO wireless earbuds

 

Going wireless usually involves some level of compromise and with Bluetooth earphones like anything else, it's a question of whether the benefits outweigh the disadvantages. Does the convenience of cutting the cord trump the potential downside of a...

Then there's the US$100 price. You can go out and spend a lot more on high-end earphones and you'll certainly end up with better sound quality, or you can buy a cheaper wired set that will equal the Backbeat GO's audio performance. But that's not the...

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Unboxing The Plantronics Backbeat Go Bluetooth Wireless Headphones And Early Thoughts

 

AT&T not only sells phones but they also carry many smartphone accessories for the mobile devices as well and recently they sent us the Plantronics Backbeat Go Bluetooth Wireless Headphones which are really nice and go for 99 dollars. These headphones...

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Plantronics BackBeat GO

 

The BackBeat GO from Plantronics is simple and moldable, designed with a cord that stays out of your way whether you are working in the yard or working out. If you want to switch between devices, you need to re-pair the earbuds each time you switch. We...

Digital signal processing isolates noise and keeps the sound crisp and clean, even during phone calls

These earbuds can only be paired with one device at a time, and they don't recognize devices you've already paired them with

These earbuds pair well with almost any device and give you clear, distinct sound on both music and calls.

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BackBeat Go

 

While they may not impress when it comes to top-end audio quality, the Plantronics BackBeat Go wireless in-ear headphones offer plenty of convenience. The sound produced isn't the loudest and bass lacks punch but the real impressive feature here is the...

Sit conveniently around your neck Easy to set up and use Decent battery life

Not the loudest volume Bass lacks punch No multipoint Bluetooth

Product Specifications

Configuration

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

Connectivity

Bluetooth: Yes
Connection:Wireless
USB: No

General Features

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