Plantronics BackBeat Go

Updated April 30, 2014
Plantronics BackBeat Go

Bottom line

The Plantronics BackBeat Go is a stereo Bluetooth headset that provides excellent phone-call quality but only a mediocre stereo-music-listening experience. Its small, lightweight body is unobtrusive and comfortable, and its noise canceling technology eliminates most outside sounds. All experts who conduct hands-on tests agree that this unit is great for making phone calls but delivers just a good to average music-listening experience.

Sound quality

Excellent voice, average music quality.The Plantronics BackBeat Go provides excellent voice quality for both parties in a phone call, with its full-duplex echo cancellation eliminating most outside noise. PCMag.com calls the BackBeat Go "the best stereo Bluetooth headset we've ever used for phone calls." However, most reviewers find the headset's music-listening quality underwhelming. Many highlight the "lightweight" and "thin" bass as a primary deficit to a good listening experience; the unit's mid- and high-ranges are clear but sometimes lack warmth. This headset won't fully replace your wired headphones.

ProsExcellent voice quality, Comfortable and small, Tangle-free cord connects two earbudsConsAverage music quality, Earbuds are very soft, Pairs with only one device
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