BackBeat Pro 2 wireless headphones shape the sounds of your day with on-demand active noise canceling, wireless freedom, and immersive audio.
Plantronics Backbeat Pro 2 - headphones with mic is rated 4.6 out of 5 by 253.
Rated 4 out of 5 by kdodom from Great sounding headphones with ok noise reductionI’ve been looking for a good set of headphones to wear at work in particular. I’ve purchased several sets; trying to find ones with the right sound, comfort and noise isolation for me.The Plantronics Backbeat Pro 2 were a logical choice to try as I purchased the Backbeat Sense (on ear) headphones and enjoyed the sound and features, but wanted an over ear set for more ambient noise isolation. I bought a set of Bose Soundlink Around Ear II headphones and though I like them, the highs have an emphasis on a frequency that I find a little too harsh and although comfortable, they still didn’t block as much ambient sound as I wanted. Since the Backbeat Pro 2 feature active noise reduction I thought I’d give them a try.These headphones sound very good to me. The bass is definitely emphasized, but not so much that it gets in the way. There is some enhanced presence in the high end, but it never gets shrill. The mids seem somewhat de-emphasized, but not too bad. Mids get a little muddy during complicated sections, though not too bad. Overall I’d call the sound modern and fun. I think most people will enjoy the sound. Of note, unlike many bluetooth headphones, these even sound good with the electronics off and plugged in via the audio connection. Not as good mind you, but not bad at all.Comfort is pretty good. Like all over ear headphones, they don’t let in fresh air around your ears to they get hot at times. Though they are well balanced, they are heavier than a lot of modern over ear headphones, and you do notice the weight after a while. The biggest problem I have with the comfort is that the ear cups aren’t very deep, so the outside of my ears are touching the inside of the ear cups while wearing them. It’s not a lot of pressure there, just barely touching. It’s not an anatomy problem; I don’t have large ears and they don’t protrude any more than average. These are over ear headphones, the outside of my ears shouldn’t be touching anything.The active noise reduction is minimally effective. It works pretty well for some sounds, like my refrigerator and for HVAC fan and wind noise. It cuts those out about 75%. Though, just putting on the headphones blocks at least 50% of those noises. Other droning noises that I thought it would do well on, it doesn’t. My lawn mower, for instance, I would have thought it would block out the noise, but it doesn’t. It also doesn’t do well on random background noises like talking and footsteps. I’m very underwhelmed at this feature.The build quality and controls are mostly very good. The controls are laid out well and after a day of use will become second nature. The voice prompts are annoying though, especially switching to the open mic setting. This allows you to hear the outside world without taking the headphones off. Having to wait for the voice prompt to tell me “Open Mic On” is just taking up time. If I switch to that setting, I want to hear the outside world NOW. My other beef with the controls is the volume ring. It’s loose enough that when you turn your head, you hear the plastic parts tapping together. These would easily be a five star product if the noise cancellation worked better. I think Plantronics is on the right track and getting close to perfection. If these are in your budget but the more expensive alternatives are not, then you’ll most likely be pleased with them. Just know that these do not have the nearly magical noise reduction of the more expensive alternatives. You still get great sounding headphones with excellent battery life that sport intuitive controls.
Date published: 2018-10-29
Rated 4 out of 5 by Anonymous from Great Sound, Less Great Appearance (See Pics)I adore this product! The sound quality is fantastic, they're easy to use, and the noise cancelling works wonderfully. I have used these on flights, in crowded cities, etc, and I was extremely pleased with the performance. The actual audio part of these headphones cannot be beaten.However, I am sorely disappointed with how the cups have held up. You can see in the pictures I added that the fabric around the ear cushions disintegrated fairly easily; this started just a few months after purchase and worsened from there. Now I don't like using them anymore because I get small black flakes of cushion in my hair. If there were another cover for the cups sold separately I would be happy to buy it, because the audio really is worth it. Sadly, until then, I likely won't be using these anymore.
Date published: 2018-10-27
Rated 4 out of 5 by ecolson from It Doesn't work great when you are on a phone call.Headset is pretty good in audio quality, but it is not working great when i'm using it for a phone call. I Don't know if my mic has a problem or every one else has the same problem that i'm facing Noise-cancellation is good feature.
Date published: 2018-09-26
Rated 5 out of 5 by Bio1997 from Overall, satisfied!I bought these to replace my apple iPhones be head phones threat come with the phone. I started commuting to NYC on the subways. The other ear buds just didn’t perform well over the subway noise.After I got Pro 2, I have tested them with “songs to test headphones” tracks on Spotify with good quality and enjoyable.During weekdays, I commute between NJ and NYC, total travel time of an hour and 45 mins. On the 34th street-Penn Station for the 2/3 subway trains the headphones do a GREAT JOB dulling away the screeching sound of the 1 train. The decibels ranged from 85 -88db when the trains come on both sides of the platform with the intercoms blasting announcements on the platform. On the 2 train, as it makes its way to the Bronx, the decibels peak up to 82-84db, once again the noise cancellation come through.Before these I use to wear the apple headphones where at times I had to increase the volume up to the max, which doesn’t seemed enough but I am sure would not be good for the ear drums in the long run. The headphones make a huge difference and are worth it.Decibels of 85 average with a whole team of Junior Leaguers, the Pro-2 come through again.In terms of durability, I am being gentle with them as one of the comments on Amazon had picture of a damaged pair, without over filling my messenger bag that there is enough room for the headphones. As I bought these during the summer, the material design does have a feel like it’s not “breathable”, it does feel sticky/clinging while on the NYC subway stations as the subway are not air conditioned, they do end up feeling heavy, sticky, suffocating, Unbreathable, but the quality didn’t get hindered in my experience. Hopefully it will keep the ears warm during the winter session.The noise-cancellation is awesome, A few times on the train NJTRANSIT, the ticket master had to tap on my shoulder to get my attention as the noise cancellation had cut him out. Subtle loss of noise-canceling capacity when the battery is on low, expected.When the headphones announce the battery is low, I have turned off noice-cancellation and gotten nuf life to get to my destination. Battery is good, I have always drained them beyond low and done a ~6+ hours of charge before using it.Overall, satisfied TG.(I measured the decibels through dB Meter app). [This review was collected as part of a promotion.]
Date published: 2018-09-14
Rated 4 out of 5 by UncleVic from Great For What I Use Them ForI ride a train for my commute, my work requires that I not be distracted, my team is a phone call away in a different state and my roommate and I have different tastes in content. These headphones fit my requirements to a tee.I bought these knowing the active noise cancelling wouldn't be as good as the best in class headphones. I knew the sound quality wouldn't be as good as my high end electrostatics. I did expect the voice quality - outgoing as well as incoming - to be as good as the Plantronics Voyager 5200, being a Plantronics product and with "Pro" in the name.Here's my opinion on these headphones:While the ANC could be better, it doesn't affect the sound quality of my music and it's enough to stop the train and general office noise. Overall, the sound quality is pretty decent. While the ear cups could be longer, I don't have any physical ear fatigue. The disappointment for me, are the microphones. My office is by the server room, right next to the AC vent. When I make calls from the headphones, the microphones pick up the wind noise something fierce. I have to switch to my 5200, which is kind of disappointing - stereo phone calls are kinda nice.Feedback for the Pro 3 - give me AAC codec support, longer ear cups, wind smart and better ANC.
Date published: 2018-09-03
Rated 5 out of 5 by Smokyg from Fantastic HeadphonesI have been using these headphones for over 10 months now and i have not regretted buying these at all! They go with me everywhere, from Gaming at home, listening to music at work and used daily as a bluetooth headset to make calls, they dont leave my ears and with all that use i still get 3 weeks out of one charge. The sound is amazing, crisp highs, deep lows and immersive mids. 5 out of 5 for Plantronics BackBeats Pro 2!!
Date published: 2018-08-28
Rated 5 out of 5 by Antonio2484 from Amazing technology in such a small headsetI bought this headset about a week ago and it’s the best thing I have ever bought. Amazing features from the smart sensor to the open listening it’s all amazing
Date published: 2018-08-12
Rated 5 out of 5 by Dance_Crooner from One of the bestSecond Plantronics Headphones I bought it is success twice !!!