April 4th 2012 12:24 am

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TechRadar says:

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it's a good stereo headset that's great for phone calls. That said, hardcore audiophiles will no doubt be disappointed by the bluetooth headset's overall music performance. quote


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Critic reviews

7.4
10 reviews
  • Voice / mic quality
    8.5
  • Noise reduction
    8.0
  • Sound quality
    7.1
  • Battery life
    6.9
  • Comfort
    7.3
  • Durability
  • Design and form factor
    7.9

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User reviews

7.5
11 reviews
8.0
PC Mag Apr 3, 2012

Overall, the BackBeat Go is a solid effort and an easy buy, as long as you're not a demanding audiophile when it comes to stereo sound quality.

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7.0
CNET Jul 13, 2012

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

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7.0
CNET Jul 13, 2012

Personally, I didn't find any of the flaws to be total deal killers, but it's easy to see that the product could be improved and that the next version of the BackBeat Go will be better and easier to recommend at this price point.

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9.0
SlashGear May 16, 2012

If you’re looking for wireless Bluetooth earbuds, know that these are the highest quality pair I’ve ever experienced. They’ll be in my backpack from now on.

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6.0
CNET AU Jul 27, 2012

The BackBeat Go headphone set is fine for use as a hands-free accessory, but we can't recommend it for music playback over cheaper, wired alternatives... As it stands, the Go headphones are just for people who want the convenience of wireless at any cost — even the quality of their music.

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8.0
TrustedReviews Aug 23, 2012

They're comfortable and stick in the ears effectively enough to use while running, however the limited battery life means they're not all-day headphones.

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7.0
TechRadar May 17, 2012

the Plantronics BackBeat Go is a fantastic Bluetooth headset: for talking on the phone. It handles basic functions like phone calls and pairing amazingly... That said, music aficionados will find this particular Bluetooth headset lacking.

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7.0
GottaBeMobile Apr 4, 2012

People who use their smartphone as a phone and switch between calls and music or media frequently will appreciate the ability to use just one headset for both... If this is more important to you than the absolute best audio quality for music and video, the Plantronics BackBeat GO is a great choice.

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8.0
Craving Tech Jul 4, 2012

With Plantronics BackBeat GO, you can listen to your music, watch movies, or make calls in style. Its simplistic and minimalist design make it appealing to be carried around in a day to day basis.

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8.0
Android Police Oct 5, 2012

Honestly, this is probably the best stereo Bluetooth headset I've ever used. Sure, it has its quirks but in my opinion those tradeoffs are worth it for the excellent form factor and light weight. Combine those things with good quality sound, and you've got yourself a winning headset for only $100.

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8.0
conbdebolio conbdebolio

The headphones are beautiful and light and I wouldn't tell anyone not to buy them, but I do have to warn that battery life is a little less than desirable. 4.5hrs is great if you use them for running, but they certainly can't replace your plug in headphones. It takes a little time getting used to...

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9.0
ayn ayn

Very small for bluetooth cans, if wireless listening and small amount of phone or FaceTime calls are what you're after, these are great cans. Battery life sucks as expected, but since they're so cheap you could buy 2 pairs. (way less douchey than 2 iPhones, and they can't be used while charging...

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7.0
Harshalm Harshalm

Overall I find this one of the best bluetooth headphones. the form factor and design are simply awesome and so is the sound quality. Does not do much in the noise reduction department though.

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5.0
Phoneutria Phoneutria

These would be really great earbuds, the design is great, it's lightweight product and the sound is decent, but even smallest eartips are quite big. So those who have small ears probably should look for something else.

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7.0
gs gs

Surprisingly good sound quality, to be honest I wasn't expecting much (this is my first pair of BT headphones). They are competitive with my Shure 110's. Comfortable, solid build. I have had some troubles getting them to switch from my iPad to my iPhone and back to my computer... that's been...

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8.0
Thickey Thickey

Overall this is a great headset and I am now using this as my headphones of choice for use at work. The range of the headphone is great and the controls are easy to use. Very light and I have found the volume to be fine for a quiet/normal office environment. If you like to have the volume very...

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