As technology continues to advance, headphones are becoming higher in quality, particularly the ones with wireless capabilities. People don’t have to hassle with wires, moreover they are great for travelling. Recently, we got the all new Plantronics BackBeat PRO wireless headphone for a product evaluation. It retails for R16,990 and is distributed by Rashi Peripherals, one of the leading IT distributors and the sole distributors of Plantronics BackBeat PRO headphones. Let us check out some of its interesting features.
These on-ear headphones, with active noise canceling feature, are comfortable and easy on the ears. With a design that is cushioned around-the ear for long wearing comfort and durable nylon travel sleeve that protects the headphones, they are
extremely comfortable and reliable. The headphones deliver upto 24 hours of continuous wireless music, making it perfect for working, relaxing, and traveling. Therefore, you can immerse in your music or a movie and, when a call happens to ring in, seamlessly switch connections to answer.
The Plantronics BackBeat PRO headphones come with a carrying case, which is important for those who are traveling. Most importantly, they connect via Bluetooth, so you are getting the most convenient wireless experience as possible. They have easy one-touch pairing facility with NFC compatible Android devices and can be used up to 100 meters range.
The battery life is pretty long as well, for about 24 hours wireless streaming. The headphone’s OpenMic feature lets you hear your surroundings. But what impressed me was its automatic music play/pause when headphones are put on or removed. They can also connect and switch audio between a smartphone and tablet.
The headphone’s drivers are pretty high quality. The Bluetooth range is 100 metres which is more than enough for most activities. I could even recommend these for kids, just be careful with the volume getting too high.
In my week-long exposure to the Plantronics BackBeat PRO wireless headphones, I can confidently say that they are the perfect complement to a mobile phone, tablet or a Bluetooth technology-equipped laptop computer.
In my use, the headphones functioned without any hassle. Basically, you can seamlessly shift from music listening to a phone call at the touch of a button. The headphone’s built-in rechargeable lithium-ion battery keeps the sound going for a pretty long time. You can even use the included inline cable to play passively.
My takeaways: The Plantronics BackBeat PRO are well-priced and
attractively designed headphones with very good audio quality and overall performance. With their sleek design, they make a visual statement that’s as striking as the sound— and hence earn a strong recommendation.
Listening time: Upto 24 hours wireless streaming
Operating distance (range): Upto 100 meters from phone or tablet
Headphones weight: 340 grams
Noise cancelling: Controllable active noise canceling
Battery type: Rechargeable, non-replaceable lithium-ion
Cables: USB charging and angled 3.5 mm with inline mic
Estimated street price: R16,990