• 7. September 2017

Plantronics Backbeat Fit

Plantronics Backbeat Fit
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    The Plantronic Comes At An Affordable Price. 
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     Sweat & Water-Proof
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    Great Battery Life Of Up To 8 Hours.
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    Lightweight And Durable Design.
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    Ergonomic Design For Total Comfort
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    Not Ideal For Use In A Noisy Environment.
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    Much Emphasis Is Placed On The Bass And Treble

All you need to know 

Have you ever had your wired headphone ripped out of your ears on the corner of a table while listening to music? Or had it tangled with a stranger while trying to get off the train or bus? Then I’m sure that you can relate to the feeling of embarrassment and frustrations caused by these events.

For so many years, these events have become a norm in our daily routine, until the wireless headphones were introduced. Bluetooth headphones within a short time, have become so popular, that it is now part of our everyday activities. Furthermore, the reason why the wireless headphones have become so popular revolves around one primary factor: convenience.
Yes, convenience; the total freedom that comes with listening to music while going through your various activities such as your workout sessions, intense physical activities, or while riding on a mountain bike trail, or even during office hours, when you need a little bit of distraction. For this reason, we have selected for this review, one of the best wireless headphones available in the market today.


Produced from the reputable Plantronics, the Plantronics BackBeat Fit sports headphones is truly a work of ingenuity, with convenience, safety, and incredible sound quality as its top qualities. These wireless earbuds offer you the convenience of a wireless device, and a powerful stereo sound, that can compete with expensive and high-quality headphones.
Although the sound quality is of a very high standard, the sports headphones allows you to be aware of your surroundings, which especially is great when you run at places with traffic. Indeed, this device is specially designed to guarantee your safety. Now, you can pick your calls or listen to music, while staying connected with your environment.


Furthermore, the sports headphones has an ergonomic design that has endeared it to so many audiophiles and critics all around the world. The device is so lightweight that you probably won’t feel its presence on your neck. To joggers, and gym rats, this feature is invaluable, as it reduces the level of distractions that might hinder a successful workout session. However, its usefulness to sports gurus is not limited to its lightweight features, as the ear tips are specifically designed to fit your ears perfectly, and reduce the sound leakage. Furthermore, it will be an injustice to this astounding device, if I fail to mention its resistance to sweat and all other forms of moisture. With this feature, you no longer have to worry about malfunctions due to moisture.

One of the features we find most important in a pair of wireless headphones is the battery life. No one wants a wireless device that leaves us stranded when we are far from charging points. For this reason, Plantronics equipped this device with an astounding 8-hour battery life. This battery life is probably enough to fulfill our daily needs. Not only does it have a long-lasting battery life, but also the ability to hibernate when you are 50 meters away from your mobile device or gadget. With this feature, you can preserve the battery life of this wireless device.
Lastly and most importantly, it comes with a strong Bluetooth connection that does not skip while listening to music or when you are a bit far from your smartphones.

Our final verdict

Not to be partial, this is arguably one of the best wireless headphones available in the market. It is a product Plantronics; a company that has made its mark in the world of audio devices. Although the in-ear headphones have a lot of good qualities, however, there are some setbacks. 

Considering the pros and cons of the Plantronics BackBeat Fit, I’ve concluded that these Bluetooth headphones will guarantee you, your money’s worth in the services, it renders. Furthermore, it has received numerous positive feedback from those who purchased it. So take the step today, and enjoy and see what the rave is all about.

Full Review

Introduction

Just as smartphones and other gadgets have become a part of our daily lives, headphones have also become a tremendous impact on our lives. Headphones have become so important because they can personalize our audio experience while affording us the ability to go about our daily activities unhindered. Although wired headphones have been around for quite a while, the new wireless headphones have become the preferred choice for many.

Bluetooth headphones afford you the freedom to move around while moving away from your smartphones and laptops. With wireless headphones, you no longer have to worry about tangled wires during workout sessions or intense physical activities.

It’s no surprise that they are increasingly popular with fitness gurus. Although audio engineers still prefer the sound quality of wired headphones due to its ability to transmit over 2,000kbps through the wires, the sound quality of Bluetooth headphones is perfect for everyday use since they transmit at 350kbps.

The sports headphones features an excellent Bluetooth connection of fewer than 50 meters, and it does not skip while listening to music.

Unboxing 

The In-ear headphones comes in a very neat medium-sized package. The sports headphones is available in 5 colors: Black, Power Blue, Sport Grey, Stealth Green, and Fit Fuschia. So when you purchase this device, these are the parts that you will see.

- Plantronics Backbeat Fit
These Bluetooth headphones come in one piece. It saves you the time and energy spent in assembling the parts. Its ergonomic design offers users great comfort. The ear tips are specially designed to fit snugly in the ear.

- Plantronics Pouch
The pouch comes in different colors. It serves as storage for the Backbeat Fit or any smartphone with a screen size less than 5.5 inches. Once you turn the bag inside-out, you will see that it can also serve as an armband.

- USB Cable
The USB cord connects to the port on the lower side of the earbud. Charging takes no more than 2.5 hours for a full charge.

Sound quality

We all know how valuable and important the sound quality of wireless is to audiophiles. In general, Bluetooth devices are not known for having great sound quality, and this is due to their wireless connection.

However, the Plantronics has surpassed the audio quality of most Bluetooth devices. In fact, I expect nothing less from a company that has been producing wireless headphones from the very beginning.

Mid-range and high-frequency sounds of this device are rich and clear and do not become sharp at high volume. The tonal quality of the Bluetooth headphones is even. Pop, rock, and R&B sounded especially good on this device.

Although the high range was not refined, it’s still a perfect fit for music lovers everywhere. Lastly, while testing, the Bluetooth headphones lacked bass during listening tests, and this is due to the open ear design and frequency limit of 50Hz.

A Secure Fit

To those who are familiar with Bluetooth headphones, the falling out of earbuds is a common occurrence. It can be quite distracting while undergoing intense physical activities such as riding on a mountain bike trail, jogging, aerobics, and even during weight lifting sessions.
That is why the sports headphones comes with a sleek design that ensures that ear tips are secure in your ears.

However, since these Bluetooth headphones has only one ear tip size, it’s not going to be compatible with everyone, considering different ear sizes. That is why the Plantronics added the over-ear loop, to keep the ear tips in place, irrespective of the ear size. Furthermore, it’s elastic nature allows it to adapt to any neck.

Comfort

The type and material of an ear tip and the weight of the headphones play an important role in the comfort of the user. It is quite difficult to find a pair of exercise earbuds that will fit around ears comfortably like the BackBeat Fit.

Most of us want a sense of total comfort while doing exercises or going about our daily activities, that is why we often prefer our wireless headphones to be as lightweight as it can be. Therefore, for this reason, the Plantronics BackBeat Fit was built with an elastic, lightweight material, guaranteed to give you maximum comfort while you go about your daily activities. I would say that with this factor, these sports headphones is a great companion for outdoor activities.

Design

The in-ear headphones features a behind-the-head neckband design with a reflective coating, and it’s available in a variety of colors. This design reduces the interference common with wired devices. With this structure, you can now experience the freedom you’ve always wanted while focusing on your work, exercise and other forms of physical activities.

The fantastic build is not limited to the neckband design, as the over-the-ear loop of the Bluetooth headphones ensures that the Backbeat Fit don’t jiggle much jogging or working out, and it also ensures that the ear tip stays securely in your ear. The design of this device is to focus comfort as top priority.

If you're more into a completely wireless pair of headphones, I'll recommend you to check out our review of the Jabra Elite Sport.

You might also ask: what about its safety features. The open-ear design allows sound from the outer environment to filter in, so you can be aware of your environment while listening to your favorite playlist. This open-ear design truly increases your ability to multitask, and thus increases your efficiency in your workplace or during workout sessions. Although, this design has its setback, due to its capacity to allow sound to filter in, and makes it hard to use in a noisy environment.

The earbud of the sports headphones is built to house all the major functions and components. It features a button on each of the earbuds, with one serving as the power/play button, while the other controls the sound settings. The earbuds also contain the batteries and the USB port.
Most importantly, it operates on Bluetooth 3.0. The Bluetooth feature ensures a good connection of up to 150 feet, without the common problems associated with wireless devices.

Durability 

How long will Plantronics Backbeat Fit last?

All the components are from an elastic and durable type of plastic. If you are worried about the strength of the materials when it falls, you don’t need to be, as the material can withstand high abuse, and most importantly, it is flexible. You can fold this device into a compact form for easy movement, without fear of breaking or cracking.

Furthermore, it boasts an incredible 8-hour battery life. A non-removable lithium-ion battery gives you a 6 hour talk time, and an 8 hour listening time. With this battery life, you don’t have to worry about being stranded when you are far from a charging point. The device enters the hibernation mode when you are 50 meters away from your smartphone or other gadgets. Lastly, it has a fast charge of 2.5 hours.

Features

 Sleek And Compact Design
 Open Ear Tip Design
 Secure Fit
 Sweat-Proof And Waterproof Design
 8 Hour Battery Life
 P2i Nano-Coating
 Inbuilt DSP Echo Cancellation
 Hibernation Mode
 Bluetooth 3.0

If you're looking for a pair of wireless headphones that has extra features such as an In-built heart rate sensor, then check out our review of the Bose SoundSport Pulse.