Plantronics - BackBeat Pro 2 Wireless Over-the-Ear Noise Canceling Headphones - Brown/Black

Enhance your next listening session with these Plantronics headphones. They're Bluetooth-capable, so you can enjoy music without wires from up to 330 feet, and they have Active Noise Cancelling technology to reduce ambient sounds during travel or work. These Plantronics headphones provide 24 hours of wireless entertainment before needing a recharge.

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What's Included

  • 3.5mm audio cable
  • Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2
  • Travel pouch
  • USB charging cable

Ratings & Reviews

Overall Customer Rating:
84% of customers would recommend this product to a friend (10 out of 12)


Immersive, high-res sound

Powerful speaker drivers deliver the right balance of rich bass, crisp highs, and natural mid-tones for your music.

Over-the-ear design

For comfort during extended listening sessions.

Bluetooth 4.0 EDR interface

Enables simple wireless pairing with your Bluetooth-enabled device. Supports HFP, HSP, A2DP and AVRCP Bluetooth profiles.

Class 1 Bluetooth® range

Stream rich, lifelike audio up to 330 feet away from your Class 1 Bluetooth smartphone or tablet.

Smart power management technologies

Keeps headphones charged longer.

Open-listening mode

Hear announcements and conversations without removing your headphones.

Smart sensors

Sensors pause or resume music play as you remove or put on your headphones.

Multipoint technology

Connects to two wireless devices to let you easily listen, watch, or answer calls from either one.

On-demand active noise cancelling (ANC)

Minimizes ambient noise while working or traveling.

Enjoy up to 24 hours of wireless music, movies and calls

24 hours of streaming audio before choosing the cabled connection or recharging.

Cushioned for comfort

Sound isolation so you can enjoy music, movies, and calls.

Travel pouch included

For easy portability.

What experts are saying

Rating: 4.1 out of 5 stars with 14 reviews

Overall customer rating

Rating: 4.1 out of 5 stars with 12 reviews

84%of customers would recommend this to a friend



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  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Amazing Quality for Price

    • Verified Purchaser

    I was doing research on active noise cancelling headphones when I found these. I looked at many reviews from different sites before I chose. The ANC isn't quite at the level of Bose Quiet Comfort; however, for over $100 cheaper they come very close and are well worth their price. I got these headphones about a month ago and I've only charged them 3 times! The battery is amazing and if you don't need ANC you can save battery by turning ANC off. The controls did not take very long to get used to. If you don't want to use the battery they work when wired (which it came with). If you look at Sound Guys, they were given a very good rating. The sound quality is amazing; it's very crisp and balanced.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Slightly bulky, but great sound

    • My Best Buy® Elite Member

    I bought these over Beats because I found those to have a little more bass than I was looking for. I found these and decided to give them a try. I use them mostly for watching movies on my Xbox One S while the wife is asleep. I purchased the Dolby Atmos upgrade through Xbox and I love it. The headset is a bit too bulky to walk around with, but they are perfect for relaxing listening to music or watching a movie. Also, the noise cancelling is not the greatest but you get over it once you turn these puppies up. The button layout is great and love all the options on the headphones. The headphones pause when you remove them which is a nice feature. I love the "open listening" option; essentially turning on a microphone so you can hear what's going on around you. Which I love because I'm up late watching movies, and I have my two year old daughter sleeping in her room, so this cures my paranoia that she is crying or has escaped her room and is causing havoc in the kitchen. Overall, these are a great choice for the price.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Great Headpohones

    • My Best Buy® Member

    I bought these noise cancelling headphones for work. The sound quality is great! They are very comfortable and easy to use. I am able to adjust the volume and press play/pause easily from the ear piece, which is a nice bonus. My only complaint is that the noise cancelling feature isn't stellar. I work on a noisy sales floor and was hoping to block out the ambient sound more with these headphones, but unfortunately, the is room for improvement on the noise cancelling functionality of these headphones. They are a great set of headphones for the price point they are listed for; however, if your main reason for purchase is for the noise cancelling feature, I would not recommend these.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Amazing headphones

    • Verified Purchaser
    • My Best Buy® Elite Member

    If you can get these below $200 (and please remember that Best Buy price matches), they are a better investment than $350 Bose, and flat out sound better than anything Beats puts out no matter the price. I've always used Sennheisers, and these sound better than all but the extremely expensive "pro" version of those. They do take a little getting used to from a comfort standpoint, as the openings aren't huge, but the sound is great.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Best budget Over/On Ear Headset for the money!


    If you look online you'll find tons of great reviews on the Backbeat Pro 2 and if they were regularly stocked at Best Buy you just might see those prices on other brands stocked (cough, Bo _ _ , cough) drop more often, and stay down, to keep up with the sales these have elsewhere. They don't block out all sound (will silence a dryer), fold up to fit in your lunchbox or scream "bulletproof" from having a metallic build. What they do well is have clear sound that can be accentuated by any equalizer download. The Noise reduction is just a bonus and not a main selling point ( If this is all you care about go pay twice as much). With a lower price (which I got for $145.00) price matching) comes more value. Add a hardcase elsewhere for $19, a warranty for two years that cost less than those $250+ brands and you are left with quality, piece of mind, and a happy customer. Best Buy has a return period so what do you have to lose? Try them out!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Open Mic Lost Functionality

    • Verified Purchaser
    • My Best Buy® Elite Member

    I LOVED the previous model, especially its ability to play music AND amplify the world around me. This pair can't do that. It's one or the other. It also doesnt do as good a job at noise cancellation. Sound quality and battery life still push these to 4/5, though.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 1 out of 5 stars

    Noise Cancelling is awful. Music sounds average.

    • Verified Purchaser
    • My Best Buy® Member

    Save yourself the $200 and find another pair of headphones. I tried to save money by buying these and not the more expensive Sony 1000 XM 2 or the Bose Quiet Comfort II. That was a huge mistake. Build quality is subpar and noise canceling is almost nonexistent. Ambient noise is barely blocked out. I literally thought I must have been doing something wrong, but unfortunately that was not the case. I truly don't understand how they are reviewed so highly. Don't believe me? Buy a pair and find out the hard way. I am really disappointed in this Plantronics product as I have owned other headphones from them and been happy.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Excellent noise cancelling

    • Verified Purchaser
    • My Best Buy® Member

    The headphone performed extremely well in loud environments the microphone was a little lacking people complain that it was hard to hear me in the loud environments

    I would recommend this to a friend

What experts are saying

Rating: 4.1 out of 5 stars with 14 reviews

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  • Expert Reviews (UK)Rating, 4 out of 5Christopher Minasians on September 26, 2017
    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 moneyFull Review
  • What Hi-Fi? (UK)Rating, 3 out of 5What Hi-Fi? on August 3, 2017
    Plantronics Backbeat Pro 2 review
    Decent price and plenty of features, but unchecked bass drags the sound downFull Review
  • Top Ten ReviewsRating, 4.3 out of 5Bethany Gordon on March 20, 2017
    Plantronics BackBeat PRO 2 Review
    The Plantronics BackBeat PRO 2 is one of the best noise-cancelling pairs of headphones for battery life, auto-pausing, and consistent sound quality for both ANC and passive listening. If you're in the market for a Bluetooth and noise-cancellingFull Review
  • TechaerisRating, 4.8 out of 5Alex Hernandez on February 20, 2017
    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.Full Review
  • TechRadar (UK)Rating, 4.5 out of 5Lewis Leong on December 15, 2016
    Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2 review
    A traveler's best friendFull Review
  • Trusted Reviews (UK)Rating, 4 out of 5Alastair Stevenson on December 7, 2016
    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.Full Review
  • Tom's GuideRating, 4 out of 5Sherri L. Smith on November 21, 2016
    Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2 SE Review
    The Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2 SE headphones are a great example of style, functionality and tech done right. For $249, the Pro 2s offer up to 24 hours of battery life, great active noise cancelling technology and excellent sound to boot. TheFull Review
  • Chip ChickScott Schaen on November 14, 2016
    Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2 Wireless Noise Cancelling Headphone Review
    Until now, the easiest pair of headphones to recommend was Plantronics' BackBeat Pro. With the release of their new BackBeat Pro 2 we might be updating our recommendation! The Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2s are wireless over-ear headphones withFull Review

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