Plantronics BackBeat Go 2

84
Global
Score
84

There's a lot to like about this in spite of a few flaws.

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Engadget Summary

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.

from $49.12+

Scores

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Breakdown

Sound quality
8.8
Durability
7.7
Comfort
8.0
Design and form factor
8.0
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Specs

BackBeat

Type
In-ear / canalphones
Channels
Stereo
Drivers per ear
1
Inline controls
yes
Noise isolation
yes
Active noise cancellation
no
Connections
Wireless
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Specs

BackBeat

Type
In-ear / canalphones
Channels
Stereo
Drivers per ear
1
Inline controls
yes
Noise isolation
yes
Active noise cancellation
no
Connections
Wireless
View Full Specs
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