Plantronics BackBeat GO Bluetooth Wireless Stereo Earbuds
Perhaps you do not know, Plantronics is the leader in business hands free headsets, and the company’s entry into the wireless mobile earbuds market means you just might get a pair of earbuds you can hold a conversation on. The Plantronics BackBeat GO Bluetooth Wireless Stereo Earbuds could very well change the way you think about mini wireless Bluetooth earbuds. The real question is that: for an MSRP of $99.99 can they also deliver on the music? You can get them for a decent discount with free shipping, so we took a look at what sets the Plantronics Bluetooth Earbuds apart from all the rest.
These earbuds use inline controls, which is different from the usual control system integrated with earbuds. The Plantronics BackBeat GO Bluetooth Wireless Stereo Earbuds back wire is longer than the typical earbud wire, but the cone design is also different.
Though the longer wire doesn’t make them any less secure than other earbuds, they have a 4.5 hour continuous talk time on one charge. They are lightweight, come in a white color and appear to have solid connection boots to protect the wires as they pass into the ear cones. Thus, you no longer need to be worried about having your calls interrupted in any way.
It is all going to come down to the inline controls and the sound quality with the Plantronics Bluetooth earbuds. The longer wire allows for an easily manageable inline control set that makes answering calls and moving through your music tracks easier.
The talk time is about standard; so you don’t gain or lose anything if you choose these earbuds. What does make them very different is the soundscape that they are designed with. You won’t find a warm bass here; the Plantronics BackBeat earbuds use a higher mid-tone range that makes conversations on the phone clear and easy to understand.
That mid-range soundscape isn’t going to make listening to music a joy if that is your primary intention with your earbuds. It will be fine if you like classical or folk, anything with a solid acoustic instrumentation – but your rap, rock, pop and dance is not going to sound good. The longer wire that allows for the inline control set also means that it is easier to get tangled up with this pair of wireless earbuds; so they won’t give you the secure and free movement you expect.
The Final Verdict
The Plantronics BackBeat GO Bluetooth Wireless Stereo Earbuds are the right earbuds to buy if you are looking for a wireless system to talk with on your mobile device. These are not for the music lover. Business people will love these earbuds because they will deliver high phone call quality with stereo speakers so no matter where you are you will be able to hear and talk clearly. The talk time and quality of the audio soundscape also makes them ideal for watching videos.