Plantronics BackBeat Go 2
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Plantronics BackBeat Go 2
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- 83AVERAGE CRITIC SCORE6 ReviewsPC Mag80Plantronics BackBeat Go 2The 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.CNET80Improved sound -- and now water-resistantWhile its short battery life keeps it from true greatness, the Plantronics BackBeat Go 2 is a superior wireless Bluetooth in-ear headphone.PC World Australia80Plantronics BackBeat Go 2 wireless earbudsThe 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.Pocket-LintNot RatedPlantronics BackBeat GO 2 earbuds hands and ears-oThe 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.phoneArena80Plantronics BackBeat Go 2 ReviewWith 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.iLounge90Plantronics BackBeat GO 2 Bluetooth Wireless EarbuSmall 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.ChipChick90Plantronics BackBeat GO 2 Bluetooth Headphones RevThey’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.iLoungeNot RatedPlantronics BackBeat GO 2 Bluetooth Wireless EarbuUnlike 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.
- 65AVERAGE USER SCORE14 ReviewsEngadget Reader30November 6, 2015Feedback submitted!Unable to submit feedback!When it works its pretty good for calls, not the best sound for music but ok. The problem is that I am on my 3rd replacement set. It keeps ceasing to work, just freezes and wont turn on again. I guess this isnt uncommon, I would expect better quality.Engadget Reader90November 12, 2014Feedback submitted!Unable to submit feedback!I like sporty BT headphones, I used to have Altec Lansing BackBeat 906, 903 and then Plantronics BackBeat 903+...They were very nice with regular sound quality for its price but after a year or two the rubber around your ear would harden and break like plastic...I wanted something more durable, but not expensive so I went with the BackBeat Go 2, the battery is disappointing at 3.5 hrs but my listening needs are diminished right now so it suffice, but the sound quality is very good for its size and I figure out a way to wear them without poping out of the ear. (Making a loop around your ear and pulling the extra cord to the front of your face it will tight the cord behind your head and keep the buds in place). I can jog, jump, run, headbang and these will stay in my ears no matter what...All in all they are a great buy, but I hope they improve battery life for next generation. 3.5 hrs (4.5 advertised) does not cut it. Jaybird Bluebuds X apparently last 8hrs with the same form factor, and they supposedly sound superior, trading confort and price.Engadget Reader80September 3, 2014Feedback submitted!Unable to submit feedback!I've been using V-Moda's Remix Remote earbuds for quite a while, but have really wanted to be able to enjoy cable-free audio. I had been keeping an eye on the Backbeat Go range but after reading reviews of the first version I decided to wait until the second release.I purchased my set from Exeltek (http://www.exeltek.com.au/) for a pinch over $90 and had them in my hands within 2 days. I opted for speed over price in this case, as Amazon do offer better prices.The packaging was attractive, solid and well designed, and definitely lent itself to a great initial user experience.As soon as I had pulled the headphones out, I tried them on but found the standard earbuds were too big for my liking and knew they would not remain in my ear for long without major discomfort. After finding and replacing the buds to the smallest set, I found they were still a tad too large but that they at least would not fall out and would be reasonably comfortable for short periods. I suspect a somewhat softer bud material and perhaps smaller diameter of the housing would improve these considerably.I also found these to be much bulkier and somewhat heavier than the Remixes, but of course that's to be expected since the batteries are built in to the unit.After around a week of use, I've found them to be extremely portable and very easy to conceal in my business outfits. The remote is very easy to work even under some layers of clothing and the microphone seems to function loud and clear in all cases I've had to use it.One of the major drawback I've found is the battery life. Despite their size and weight -which is a definite plus- the battery life on these earbuds is pretty dismal and as a result, they do not really lend themselves well to all-day usage, even with the backup battery. If it wasn't for the fact that I work in an office where I can plug them to recharge when necessary, I would definitely want to reconsider and find a longer lasting alternative or just go back to the Remixes.Furthermore, I don't think I've managed to get barely more than 3 hours total listening time, even though the specs say 4.5. I'm hoping this has more to do with breaking in the batteries rather than a demonstration of their normal operation.Another major drawback is the recharge time. 2.5 hours for a full charge -during which the device is completely out of commission!!I can't think of a situation where this would be acceptable. Disabling them completely when hooked up to charge seems like a lack of forethought. Perhaps moving the charge adapter to a point somewhere on the cable might improve their usability when plugged in and would even work with the backup battery; in essence, you'd want the portability of wireless with the (in)convenience of wired while recharging. An 'on-cable-adapter' might also lend itself to alternative back-up battery options --imagine the adapter is located at the mid-point of the cable; now think of a small battery pack you can securely plug in and clip to the tag on the inside your clothing. This would even allow you to carry additional backup batteries. But in any case, functionality should never be affected. This is an imperative.Anyways, I will continue using these, but I will definitely be keeping a close eye on the battery life.Engadget Reader10August 13, 2014Feedback submitted!Unable to submit feedback!It is quite comfortable headphones, but I can't absolutely listen them! There are no details, atmosphere, bass in the sound. Music should enhance energy during sport training. But with these headphones, I have only one desire - turn off the music. Now I am sure that I am an audiophile. And absolutely do not know what to do with the product, for which I paid $ 116?Engadget Reader100June 3, 2014Feedback submitted!Unable to submit feedback!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.Engadget Reader10March 24, 2014Feedback submitted!Unable to submit feedback!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.Engadget Reader60March 24, 2014Feedback submitted!Unable to submit feedback!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 receiving the defective unit I sent to them. The second unit worked okay, but the charging case was defective. I again contacted Pantronics and was told a new charging case would be sent out. A month later, no case was received so I called them once again and within a few weeks my new case came. Two weeks later, the replacement headset again stopped working just the same as the 1st unit. I once again contacted Plantronics, I explained my situation & had them look up the original claim file. Again I was told to send the unit in, I again asked Plantronics to send me a prepaid shipping label, & again I had to have my call escalated to a supervisor, and again I was told that they'll ship me a new unit and a return label. I've now spent more time on the phone with Plantronics then the headset is worth.I would strongly discourage anybody from purchasing this headset. If it worked, it would be great, but obviously Plantronics is having some manufacturing quality control issues.Engadget Reader60March 8, 2014Feedback submitted!Unable to submit feedback!A forgettable product. It isn't bad, exactly, but also doesn't do anything particularly well. - EngadgetEngadget Reader90February 1, 2014Feedback submitted!Unable to submit feedback!The best in its category. We highly recommend it. - EngadgetEngadget Reader60January 10, 2014Feedback submitted!Unable to submit feedback!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.Engadget Reader80November 26, 2013Feedback submitted!Unable to submit feedback!There's a lot to like about this in spite of a few flaws. - EngadgetEngadget Reader90November 1, 2013Feedback submitted!Unable to submit feedback!The best in its category. We highly recommend it. - EngadgetEngadget Reader70October 27, 2013Feedback submitted!Unable to submit feedback!A dependable product that doesn't really stand out from the competition. - EngadgetEngadget Reader80October 26, 2013Feedback submitted!Unable to submit feedback!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 really fast when not in use. I've been caught more than once with a dead battery. They Also will not pair with more than one device at a time. My previous favorite, LG Tone 730, will pair with my phone and my ipod / ipad or computer at the same time, allowing me to listen to music, watch a movie etc, but also receive and place calls a nice feature that I used all the time at work.
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