Enjoy quality audio and cord-free comfort with the Plantronics BackBeat Go 3 wireless earbuds. The custom speakers deliver high-resolution sound, and the audio codec lets you experience every detail of the music. Compatible with most Bluetooth-enabled devices, the Plantronics BackBeat Go 3 wireless earbuds give you 6.5 hours of listening time, and the charging case provides an additional 13 hours.
Worth the money
Posted by: Bootgoalie from: on
I own 15 different wireless sport headphones from the brand new Jaybird freedom 5 to the $50 Life n Souls. These Plantronics belong in the top 3 or 4 that I own. I'm not the first person to say this and I won't be the last: the quality of the sound you get ( the amount of bass ) is dependent on the seal you get from the earbud. If you don't get a good seal the sound will be all treble and it will sound like your Grandpas am transistor radio.
16 out of 20 found this review helpful.
Best bang for the buck
Posted by: ObiWanKenobi from: on
I needed a new wireless headset when my PowerBeats 2 broke (actually physically came apart). I liked the PowerBeats2 but felt they were a little flimsy and definitely overpriced. The problem I had when trying to replace them was that everything else I tried kept falling out of my ears when I moved.
I think everybody is built differently. Some earbuds fit better on certain people and some don't. I can't guarantee that a person would have the same experience with these BackBeat Go3 earbuds, but I find them very comfortable and they stay put in my ear through an entire workout. The PowerBeats2 might(?) have had a tiny bit better sound quality, but I would rather save the money and have these. Plus the PowerBeats2 let in too much outside noise. The BackBeats Go3 fit snugly in the ear and drown out much more background noise, which works out well when you're at the gym.
7 out of 7 found this review helpful.
Posted by: Erin from: on
I've had many different wireless headsets (including the back beat go 2) throughout the years because I run long distance and couldn't imagine not having music for that long to power me through! While I liked the 2, the fit of the 3 cannot be beat! These by far are not only the most comfortable of any I have had, but there is no fear of them falling out like a lot of the rest that do not offer the over the ear clip and to be honest who wants to deal with that! More importantly the sound is amazing and they're easy to operate! I saw where another user complained of the sound but I have to believe either they do not have the proper seal which is required for any headsets like these for optimum sound, or they truly had a malfunctioning pair. I would absolutely recommend these to anyone!
6 out of 6 found this review helpful.
Quality Sound, Design and Material
Posted by: johnEbravo from: on
I’ve always been a fan of Plantronics products. Unlike most other brands, they seem to always put thought into engineering a better product vs. trying to copy (on the cheap) what others attempt. Simply stated, I trust this very American brand.
I purchased the BackBeat GO 3 as a replacement to my original BackBeat GO, and I was not disappointed. Most notable were the enhanced sound quality and better fit/feel of the earbuds in my ear. The weight and touch of the entire piece immediately felt comfortable, and not foreign. Surprisingly little, if not any, discomfort from long use of these headsets.
The water/sweat resistant material that Plantronics uses was surprisingly hard to figure-out, which is a good thing. I was expecting a slime or stickiness to the material, but it was actually soft and smooth.
The charging case is a game-changer in my book. No longer did I have to worry how many hours I had left when I went to grab for them to use. As long as I put it back and connected it to the charging case, I always have a fully charged headset to use. It’s a piece-of-mind quality that I have really come to appreciate.
Finally, the in-line controls are responsive and function well. I sometimes get a call while wearing them, and I’m confident using them to talk with others, even if it’s a business call.
Yet another solid, well engineered product from a trusted American brand. I highly recommend this headset, as I know I will continue enjoying mine for a long time to come.
5 out of 5 found this review helpful.
excellent wireless in-ear headset
Posted by: DaveyL from: Plymouth Meeting, PA on
This was the second pair of wireless headset have tried. First pair, from another manufacturer, which could not get sound from one earpiece. These have been great. Did read some complaints about tinny sound quality. Followed Plantronics recommendations on trying different ear pieces. The sound is not tinny or "AM" radio like, there is reasonable bass. The only drawback, though minor, is that every time they are powered up they need to be paired with the phone. It would be nice if when powered they would automatically pair similar to the pairing feature in your car for the phone. I use them when working outside and while on plane trips (once a month). I enjoy not having a wire connected between the phone and headset. Also I like the recharge battery in the pouch case that came with the headset. Love the 4 - 6 hours of headset use time between recharges
3 out of 3 found this review helpful.
Convenient but not perfect
Posted by: MikeKInOR from: Beaverton, OR on
Comfort - good
Ear fit - good, although I am using the biggest bud and it could be a bit bigger in my right ear.
Sound Quality - good
Ease of use - good
Reliability - pretty good although the connection to an Apple Watch sometimes glitches
Functionality for working out - fair - the cable between ends can stick on the back of your neck and dislodge one of the ear buds with side-to-side head movement.
3 out of 3 found this review helpful.
Posted by: ThaNegotiator from: on
This my third pair, WOW!!!!!!!!!!
Why three, pairs? My first pair which was actually the backbeat go2 went capoot, I went out and purchased the bbg3 and the lost that pair, so now I'm on my third pair.
However, the sound is great, but could be louder, so to counteract the loudness I purchase some noise canceling cushions which works perfectly to cancel outside noise so that all I hear is the music, but I still want them louder.
My main reason for purchasing these, was the fact that I can interact with Siri with out touching my phone, like asking her to send messages, call someone for me and even to play my music.
The fact that I can charge while on the go is a plus. When I first got them my battery life was five hours, but after a months use it seem to have increased to six hours and I believe the paperwork did say it would increase after some use, but not by how much.
Also you can download the PTL app the will allow you to easily register your headphones, you can also track the location of the headphones (would have worked with the lost ones had I paired them to the app), the app will also play a sound in the headphone so that you can locate them that way as well and one of the best features I think is the fact that you can update the firmware from the charging case with is great, no need to connect the headphones to a pc.
Overall these are a GRRRRRRREAT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!, pair of Bluetooth Headphone/Earbuds
I liked them so much I even purchased my wife a pair for Christmas.
3 out of 3 found this review helpful.
Posted by: Texasexposur from: on
The good: the sound quality is good but not excellent. The best thing is that you can recharge them in a carry around bag....
The bad: they fall out of your ear. don't chew gum and try to listen to music at the same time. on the floor they go. I have tried all of the tips that came w/them . on the floor they go. they are the worst if you are sweating. on the floor they go....
2 out of 2 found this review helpful.
A few days in and so far so good
Posted by: mikeormichael from: on
This is my 2nd pair of 'premium' BT sport earphones.
I started with the new Bose soundsport and really liked the sound and fit of them, but they broke after a week due to sweat getting in the ear and shorting out the set. (Not an uncommon problem if you do your research)
These are working great so far. The fit is very solid (i used the larger tips), the BT connection is rock solid.
The battery life is reasonable. About 4 runs of 40 minutes each and they don't require a charge (but i will try to get into the habit of doing it about on this schedule). I've been charging them directly, but travel the built-in charger/battery case looks like a nice addition to keep in the car for emergency charge.
The sound is what may turn people off. These are neutral (some may say tinny). They are *not* bass heavy or a fuller "V" sound, which in complete honesty, may turn some people off. For workout music, the strong bass is what they are looking for. I adjusted the EQ in spotify and got the desired sound i was looking for I did want a little more bass for my running tempo motivation.
The BT connection was easy and i have heard zero skips. In the Bose, i'd hear a millisecond skip at least once every couple of minutes (and frankly even more). I'm using a Galaxy S6 with android 5.
The in-line controls work well for volume and FF/Rew. Have not tried it as a mic for phone calls. The FF is the same button as with volume. So at first i was trying to raise the volume and i was skipping songs...that was just user error.
I downloaded the app from the playstore and its not needed, although if they release a firmware update, I think that is how you'd get it.
Pros: Fit and snugness, Bluetooth connection, lightweight, charging case
Cons: Sound (if you want that thumping bass), but you can improve the out-of-the-box sound with an EQ or different tips
Overall i'm pleased with my purchase.
3 out of 4 found this review helpful.
Posted by: deezy from: on
these are awesome!, I have trouble with ear buds staying in my ear and I have tried various other models. Out the box they fit good but I tried the different covers that came with and found the perfect fit, I use these at the gym, at home and especially when I travel and they always stay in. The battery life is great and come with a cool looking charging pouch. The sound quality is beyond impressive and they are super comfortable!