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Plantronics Backbeat GO

Plantronics Backbeat GO
alaScore 93

241 reviews

Apr, 2014

alaTest has collected and analyzed 241 reviews from magazines and websites. Reviewers are impressed by the portability and value for money. The comfort and usability also get good reviews. Reviews are divided on the noise isolation.

sound, usability, comfort, value for money, 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 93/100 = Excellent quality.

Review analysis

(Based on 241 reviews)

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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...

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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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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"Problem keeping connection with Mac"


They don't keep the connection. I have to re-establish connection almost every time I use it. Sometimes they disconnect for no reason after a while.


Don't keep connection

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"Do not buy if you like your music a bit loud"


I got this bluetooth to see if i can have a replacement for my LG Tone (LG HBS-700). This bluetooth is decent but the only problem it has is that its not as loud, which for me is a major problem for me because i like my music a bit loud. All in all i...

Battery life

volume level

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"These are hands down the best Bluetooth headphones"


Take the bad reviews about this product with a grain of salt. I read the reviews but I am always scepticle about Cnet reviews because, lets face it Cnet is about as biased as they come. If you buy these from, you can try them out and if you...

1. Incredible sound 2. longevity of battery. 3. No strings to hold you down 4. solid construction and intuitive design 5. great fit when using the right size ear pads 6. don't read the user review that gave this product one star, that user is dumb

The ear pads that came with the Backbeat Go are useless. If you have a pair of Klipsch s4's or s4i's or s4A's use the pads that came with them that fit you the best. I did that and these things stay in and have amazing sound quality.

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Amazon review summary for Plantronics Backbeat GO


alaTest has collected and analyzed 1 user review of Plantronics Backbeat GO from 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

comfort, sound

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

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

Product Specifications


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


Bluetooth: Yes

General Features

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