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conclusion:We like it

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The BackBeat Go 2 headphones stay put when you're on the go or working out, all without sacrificing a drop of sound. ChipChick says "they're comfortable enough for every-day and all-day usage," while CNET "didn't have issues" when using them while commuting. When using headphones during a workout you usually have to worry about sweat (and other sources of moisture), but phoneArena says they will not only handle sweat but can even be "used outside while it's raining." And even though they're Bluetooth, the BackBeat Go 2 headphones still sound good, with PC Mag taking note of their "very good sound quality." Having a pair of headphones for every occasion might be overkill for most, but if you need a pair that can take on your commute and your workouts, keep the BackBeat Go 2 in mind.

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Critic reviews

8.3
6 reviews
  • Sound quality
    8.6
  • Design and form factor
    8.0
  • Comfort
    7.8
  • Noise isolation
  • Durability
    7.7

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User reviews

7.0
10 reviews
8.0
CNET Jul 24, 2013

While its short battery life keeps it from true greatness, the Plantronics BackBeat Go 2 is a superior wireless Bluetooth in-ear headphone.

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8.0
PC Mag Aug 8, 2013

The Plantronics BackBeat Go 2 stereo Bluetooth headset is a small but welcome upgrade to the previous BackBeat Go, and offers a great value despite its light bass output.

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8.0
PC World Australia Sep 23, 2013

The Plantronics BackBeat Go 2 earbuds produce decent quality sound for a reasonable price and are a big improvement over the original model. However, we still long for improved battery life and better quality bass.

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9.0
ChipChick Jul 29, 2013

They’re comfortable enough for every-day and all-day usage. Plus, best of all, they sound awesome. It’s a noticeable step up from entry level earbuds, like Apple’s EarPods.

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9.0
iLounge Jul 30, 2013

Small issues aside, Plantronics has done as well with this model as we could have imagined. BackBeat GO 2 is worthy of our rare flat A rating and high recommendation, setting a new price to performance benchmark for Bluetooth wireless headphones.

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8.0
phoneArena Sep 10, 2013

With its superb audio quality for music listening, moisture resistant properties, and compact design, it’s a wonderful pair of Bluetooth headphones that perfectly adapts to the rigorous routines of any fitness buff.

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Pocket-Lint Sep 5, 2013

The in-line controls are useful but, if we had to criticise, the buttons could be a little larger or more well defined so as to offer quicker access. But generally we wouldn't complain - this are very impressive wireless buds.

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iLounge Jul 25, 2013

Unlike most large earcup-styled wireless headphones, these look like a standard pair of earbuds, only with a simple flat cable running between the two ends, and a remote/mic unit on one side.

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8.0
Flipmcgee Flipmcgee

The one negative aspect of these ear buds is battery life. The specs say they go for 4 hours but I'm getting nothing close more like 2. I have several other brands from LG, motorola and plantronics that go all day or longer. These would never make it on a long flight and they also discharge...

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6.0
mchasteen mchasteen

The battery life on this product is really poor. Although the sound quality is good in quiet spaces anytime I wore them in noisy environments I had a hard time hearing the music.

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6.0
chicagocary chicagocary

The unit stopped working after the 3rd day. I contacted Palntronics & was told to send the item in for repair at my cost. After arguing with customer support and having my call escalated to a supervisor I was finally issued a UPS return label. Plantronics shipped me a new device after...

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1.0
McIntire McIntire

These are the least ergonomic earphones I have ever used. The earphones do not stay in your ears. The little adjuster accessories are useless. Absolutely horrible.

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10
jimbobTX jimbobTX

As an owner of the previous generation of this headset, I can attest to the durability and comfort of this gen's version. I had a little trouble pairing with my PCs Bluetooth stack, but once that was done, it's been great. This will be my daily office headset, no question.

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