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Plantronics BackBeat PRO 2

alaTest has collected and analyzed 146 reviews of Plantronics BackBeat PRO 2. The average rating for this product is 4.3/5, compared to an average rating of 4.0/5 for other Headphones for all reviews. People are impressed by the price and noise isolation. The design and usability also get good feedback, but some have doubts about the portability. There are some mixed opinions about the bass quality.

sound, usability, design, noise isolation, price


We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Headphones the Plantronics BackBeat PRO 2 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 93/100 = Excellent quality.

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Expert review by : Alastair Stevenson (

Plantronics BackBeat PRO 2


The Plantronics BackBeat PRO 2 are one of a growing sea of over-ear wireless headphones with active noise cancellation (ANC), gunning for the same space as the Bose QuietComfort 35.

Solid wireless over-ear headphones that won’t be beaten for value.

Dec, 2016

Expert review by : What Hi-Fi? (

Plantronics Backbeat Pro 2 review


Decent price and plenty of features, but unchecked bass drags the sound down

Fairly smooth sound ; Enjoyably large soundstage ; Good battery life ; Feature-packed

Only moderately effective noise cancellation ; Soft, slow and overblown low frequencies

There’s talent here, but the overall performance is let down by poor bass

Aug, 2017

Expert review by : Lewis Leong (

Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2 review


Your BFF if you travel a lot

Incredible 24-hour battery life ; Multi-point Bluetooth ; Amiable sound

Bass overwhelming at times ; Styling not for everyone

The Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2 offer excellent battery life, top sound quality and good active noise cancellation for the price. It may not offer the best noise cancellation on the market, but they're undeniably good value for what you get.

Oct, 2018

Expert review by (

Plantronics Backbeat Pro 2 review: The best sub-£200 ANC headphones


They do get a little uncomfortable during long listening session, but they're undeniably good value for money

Beautiful design ; Mind blowing bass ; Good ANC capabilities

A little uncomfortable ; Might be too bass-heavy for some

If you’re looking for a set of wireless headphones that have ANC, a ton of bass, a clever design and cost less than £200, get the Plantronics Backbeat Pro 2 – there simply isn’t aren’t any better over-the-ear ANC headphones at this price.

Sep, 2017

Expert review by : David Carnoy (

Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2 review


In the realm of headphones , noise-canceling models -- those battery-powered ones that filter out unwanted external sounds like traffic din or jet-engine noise -- represent the cream of the crop. And the best wireless noise-cancelling headphones from...

The Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2 sounds very good for a Bluetooth headphone, is comfortable to wear and offers decent noise cancellation and strong battery life. It performs very well as headset for making cell phone calls, includes a carrying pouch, and...

While the design has been improved, the headphone is still a little heavy and its aesthetics may not appeal to everyone; noise-canceling isn't quite as effective as Bose's.

The BackBeat Pro 2 is an excellent full-size wireless noise-cancelling headphone that costs nearly half as much as comparable models from Bose, Sony or Sennheiser.

Oct, 2016

Expert review by : Stan Schroeder (

Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2 headphones beat most competitors for half the money


We review the latest noise-canceling, wireless headphones from Plantronics.

Tons of features ; Solid noise cancellation ; Good sound ; Great price ; Very comfortable

Sometimes overly bright sound ; Minor design quibbles

The Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2 sound better and are cheaper than their predecessor, and basically every other competitor, while offering every option imaginable. Great value for money.

Nov, 2016

DT Recommended Product

Expert review by : Ted Kritsonis (

Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2 review


Plantronics scores a win with the slimmed-down, feature-packed BackBeat Pro 2.

Nov, 2016

Editor's Choice

Expert review by : Will Greenwald (

Plantronics BackBeat PRO 2


The Plantronics BackBeat PRO 2 headphones combine solid noise cancellation with Bluetooth connectivity, excellent sound quality, and a comfortable fit, all at a very reasonable price.

Affordable for wireless, noise-canceling headphones. Full, balanced audio. Solid noise cancellation.

Noise cancellation isn't quite on par with Bose.

Conclusions The Plantronics BackBeat PRO 2 headphone are a major upgrade over the original. They're smaller, sleeker, and sound better, with improved noise cancellation technology. The Bose QuietComfort 35 still offer the best noise cancellation out...

Oct, 2016

Expert review by : Chris Davies (

Plantronics BackBeat PRO 2 Review: Sub-$200 Bose rival


Plantronics cut the cord on active noise cancelling headphones two years ago, and now it's back with the BackBeat PRO 2 to cut the price, too. Follow-up to the well received BackBeat PRO of 2014, the revamped model slims down the hit on your wallet and...

Sub-$200 price tag ; Solid Active Noise Cancellation ; Long battery life ; Comfortable fit

Voice call performance doesn't equal a dedicated headset ; Doesn't collapse fully ; ANC still not the equal of Bose

Oct, 2016

Expert review by : Alex Hernandez (

Plantronics BackBeat PRO 2 review: A lot of headphone for the price


Perhaps you're seeking a mighty pair of headphones for a not so hefty price, the Plantronics BackBeat PRO 2 just may satisfy your itchy ears.

The noise canceling works really well for this price point, sound is amazing with a good amount of bass, well made and good feel/comfort.

There's very little to complain about here, the design does take some time to get used to and we do wish they were foldable but that's about it.

Finding a new pair of headphones can be daunting in the crowded market, but the BackBeat PRO 2 headphones are a very solid choice and have much to offer without breaking your wallet like some higher-end offerings.

Feb, 2017

Product Specifications


Battery Capacity:680
Battery level indicator: Yes
Battery recharge time:3
Battery technology:Lithium Polymer (LiPo)
Charging Time:3
Standby time:24
Talk Time:24


Colour of product:Black / Grey
Headset type:Binaural
Volume Control:Digital
Wearing style:Head-band


Driver unit:4
Ear coupling:Circumaural / Intraaural
Headphone frequency:20 - 20000
Headphone sensitivity:93


Battery level indicator:Y
LED indicators: Yes


Digital Signal Processing (DSP):Y
Microphone input impedance:32
Microphone mute:Y
Noise-canceling: Yes

Operational conditions

Operating temperature (T-T):0 - 40

Packaging Content

Cables included:Audio (3.5mm), Micro-USB
Number of products included:1
Quick start guide:Y
Storage pouch:Y

Packaging Data

Cables included:Audio (3.5mm), Micro-USB
Number of products included:1
Quick start guide: Yes
Storage pouch: Yes


Connectivity Technology:Bluetooth
Operating keys:Play/pause, Track <, Track >

Ports & interfaces

3.5 mm connector:Y
Bluetooth profiles:HFP, HSP
Bluetooth version:4.0 EDR
Connectivity Technology:Wired
Detachable cable:Y
Interface Type:Bluetooth / 3.5mm
Near Field Communication (NFC):Y
Wireless Range:100


Rechargeable: Yes

Technical Details

Near Field Communication (NFC):Y

Weight & Dimensions