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The design of the BackBeat 903+ means this headset won’t appeal to everyone and we do think the lack of multipoint support is disappointing. However, it is relatively comfortable to wear, produces decent audio quality and works well as a headset for making calls with your mobile phone. quote


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Critic reviews

7.7
8 reviews
  • Voice / mic quality
    6.7
  • Noise reduction
    8.2
  • Sound quality
    8.5
  • Battery life
    8.0
  • Comfort
    7.5
  • Durability
    8.0
  • Design and form factor
    7.3

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7.1
24 reviews
8.0
CNET Jul 6, 2009

The Altec Lansing BackBeat 903 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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7.0
CNET Feb 16, 2011

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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8.0
Macworld UK Feb 24, 2012

It can be a bit tricky getting the darn things hooked over your ears, but the light, rugged design of the Backbeats make them a good choice when you’re exercising at the gym or out running in the park. The audio quality is also very good, considering the current low price.

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8.0
SlashGear Sep 22, 2010

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+.

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7.0
Pocket-Lint Nov 23, 2010

The sonics sound great when listening to music and although the audio quality on calls isn't entirely spot on, it isn't bad either. The headphones may not be perfect, but they do enable you to ditch the wires and to consolidate two essential products ... into one handy device.

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8.0
TrustedReviews Mar 16, 2011

The design of the BackBeat 903+ means this headset won’t appeal to everyone and we do think the lack of multipoint support is disappointing. However, it is relatively comfortable to wear, produces decent audio quality and works well as a headset for making calls with your mobile phone.

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9.0
CrackBerry May 3, 2010

In its design class, the Altec Lansing/Plantronics BackBeat 903 was the most comfortable stereo Bluetooth headset I’ve ever worn. The audio quality for both calls and music was superb. I liked how easily I could master the controls, without having to look at them.

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7.0
IntoMobile Mar 13, 2009

At Mobile World Congress, I managed to get my mitts on some stereo Bluetooth headphones from Altec Lansing/Plantronics: the BackBeat 903s. They work via stereo Bluetooth, but if your phone doesn’t have it, fret not - the 906 model comes with a 3.5mm adapter.

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7.0
beefquake beefquake

I've had the 903's for about a month now and I can say that I am totally happy with my purchase. I think it all comes down to what you are expecting and your usage pattern on your device. So hear is my commentary: Context: -My listening breakdown is roughly as follows 85% podcasts - 5%...

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9.0
mooney mooney

If you're an iPhone user who likes to walk or run while using the iPhone for music, you have likely looked for solutions to avoid hitting your arm into the headphone cable. (Lest you manage to measure the limit to the elastic deformation of your precious iPhone as you watch it rebound from...

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8.0
GaryO GaryO

Flexible and durable, great for commuters, does not interfere when wearing glasses. Occasional clipping of sound when turning head. Wish that lowest volume level could go lower (too loud at times).

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8.0
jdz jdz

I purchased the Backbeat 903 to use with my iPhone 4 for listening to music while running. I have been wanting to buy some bluetooth headphones for quite awhile and after reading what little I could find in the way of reviews I settled on these. I have not used them to make phone calls and as...

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8.0
nhaimes nhaimes

After buying an iPhone 3GS I needed to switch to a stereo headset in order to listen to music, podcasts etc. After two weeks with the Backbeat headset I have no complaints other than some reception issues that I attribute to the iPhone 3GS. Sound quality is great for music and podcasts and...

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9.0
TomAHolic TomAHolic

I use these with my iPhone 3G, and overall I really enjoy the earphones. They're small enough to fit in my pocket when not in use, and I don't have to deal with snagging the cable on anything. To sum up my issues with connectivity, I'm going to quote page 15 of the user manual:...

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6.0
nurall nurall

barely goes around my head (adjustment would be nice). sound is pretty good for bluetooth. works great indoors. loses connection quickly outdoor (might be device seems to have improved on ipod after update to 4.2.1, further testing needed)

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2.0
DariusMDeV DariusMDeV

From: http://gdgt.com/discuss/had-it-for-2-hours-1o5/ (My initial review before the review features were added) Had it for 2 hours - It's going back tomorrow The configuration is terrible. They are very rear heavy, which cause a rotational torsion when hung over your pinna and inserted...

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2.0
dewey1973 dewey1973

I purchased these so I could listen to podcasts and music via my Samsung Epic 4G while I'm mowing the lawn. While I didn't expect the same isolation I get from my Shure earbuds I was hoping the Backbeats would allow me to "cut the cord." No dice. I couldn't position them in my ears to get any...

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9.0
gundam88 gundam88

I paired this with my iPhone 3G and works great. I can listen to my music collection as well as make phone calls. And it does job very well on both sides. Only down side I can see is the battry life is shorter they claim. Other than this I have no complaint. This is one of the best in the market...

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7.0
imfaral imfaral

Overall these are good headphones. They are comfortable to wear and don't get in the way at all. My biggest problem with them is the battery life. They only last 6-7 hours. This is a problem for me since I use them at work and they can't make it all day without being charged.

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