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Plantronics - BackBeat FIT Wireless Behind-the-Neck Headphones - Blue/Black-Front_Standard

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  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Good and I know how to make them BETTER!

    Posted
    TonySmith
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    I like this pair for many reasons. That said, there is an easy fix for those who want to make them louder!!! I have some Earhoox that I bought for my iPhone earphones. By luck, they fit these Earpods perfectly. They were invented to keep your earphones from slipping out. What I found is they actually bring the earphones deeper into your ear and thus making the volume much better!!! The website I used to find these is http://earhoox.com/?utm_source=affiliate&utm_medium=sas I would HIGHLY recommend looking into it, since I was almost ready to return this pair due to needing more volume. Another thing to consider, is your music source. If you are relying on iTunes, the volume output is weak. If you are streaming your music on Spotify, you'll have a Louder output and better BASS and clarity overall. Plus on Spotify, you can easily tweak the built in Equalizer to get all the Bass or Treble (and everything in between) you like. *With the Earhoox installed, it's just enough volume to keep me happy. Without.. well... not so much. I like that they are light and flexible. Quick charge. Was worried about the look at first, since I prefer and all Black (less is more) look, but I have to say, the Black and Blue look really good on.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Excellent headphones for working out and running

    Posted
    SkiBumMSP
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    After taking up running, I needed a decent pair of wireless headphones. After much research I've settled on the Plantronics Backbeat FITs. There are cheaper and certainly more expensive alternatives, but for what I needed these for, they served my purpose perfectly. They connected with no problem to both my iPhone and my Apple Watch. I use these for both listening to music as well as getting audio cues from the RunKeeper app that I use to track my workouts. First, I find them to be plenty comfortable, even to the point where I sometimes forget I had them on. I've seen some people mention the headband can be annoying on runs with it bouncing around on the back of their necks. However, being a male with very thick, long hair, I've never had problem with that issue. If anything, sometimes the stupid things get caught in my hair while trying to take them off, but has been the case with just about any pair of headphones out there. Also, I really like the open nature of the design. It still allows me to hear what is going around me as well as still able to listen to my music. That is especially important if I am running along a road or while participating in a race. And lastly, I am quite impressed with the sound quality of these things. Granted, we are not talking about audiophile levels of sound quality here, but then again, this is a $130 pair of FITNESS headphones, not a $500+ pair of high-end audiophile cans such as my B&W P7s. The bass could be a little better, but overall, the highs and mid-range comes out very clear. What bass is there is pretty tight and well defined. Yes, there are probably better sounding and more expensive fitness headphones out there. In fact, I have a pair of Jaybird X2s, of which I've been hearing very good things about, that I just recently received that I am going to try out very soon (which cost nearly $180). So I will be curious how they compare to the Plantronics Backbeat FITs. Also, the included armband/carrying case is very handy. Overall, I really do like these headphones and have become my daily drivers for workouts and running.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Best So Far for Active Sports

    Posted
    Samson256
    • My Best Buy® Member

    I wanted a set of bluetooth headphones for jogging and working out. These fit the bill perfectly. After reading the user reviews I initially got a set of JayBird BlueBuds X. These sounded great, in fact a little better than the BackBeat Fit as they are true 'buds' and are inserted into the ear canal. However the flimsy little 'anchors' that were supposed to keep them in my ears didn't work and there was always the unsettling feeling they were going to fall out when I wore them basically jammed into my ears. So I decided to go with an over-the-ear style. The Plantronics BackBeat Fit stay on well- when initially placing on your ears you have to jockey for position a little if you are wearing glasses or sunglasses; however it is well worth it because once placed correctly they will not fall off. The sound is very good; the earpiece sits against your ear canal but not very far into it; as a result you don't quite get the bass response you get with a completely in-ear 'bud'. However it is still good and not tinny or cheap sounding at all. I may spend the money and try some PowerBeats2 by Dr. Dre to see if they sound any better, but for the money these are probably the best out there. The only drawback is the 'on' button- it is a protrusion on the right earpiece which can inadvertently be pushed in while the earphones are in your gym bag. This has happened once, with the unfortunate outcome being I couldn't use the headphones that day as the battery was discharged. Overall I recommend these and will probably get a second set so I can have one at home and one at work in my gym bag.

    I would recommend this to a friend

    • Brand response

      PlantronicsRepresentative

      Thank you very much for giving BackBeat FIT a try. Its sweat proof and comfortable design makes it a fabulous workout partner! Since it is cordless, it fits anyone who is always on-the-go and multi-tasking. Plantronics

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Great for fitness buffs

    Posted
    Tekjunkie
    • My Best Buy® Member

    Activities: Run, Ride (cycle) and Crossfit Music Genre: Jazz, Top Hits, Hip Hop, R&B, Techno, Reggae Not the best sounding headphones but great at what it's made for which is fitness. Give the headphones a chance to break in before giving up on them. You'll notice both fit and sound will improve in approximately 12-15 hours of continuous use. Out of 5 rating: Sound quality: 4 - Good clarity without being "trebly", light bass Call quality: 4 - Some commented sound is quieter than talking straight through the phone mic Connectivity: 5 - Connects automatically and quickly after initial set up Charging time: 4 - Takes about 3 hrs from depleted state. Battery life: 5 - As advertised Fit: 5 - Stays put regardless of activity intensity. Putting them on takes a little getting use to. Felt a little pain in the back of my ear after extended use at first but slowly went away after several uses. Weight: 5 - Headphones are light and sometimes forget its there Looks and aesthetics: 5 - Attractive and non intrusive. High quality material Controls and functionality: 4 - Minimalist design. Pleasant female voice giving status of headphone (power, connection, battery level and volume) Conclusion: I see myself using these for the entire product lifespan

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Nice product with some limitations

    Posted
    maxSteel
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    I purchased this one after giving up on LG after too many failed headsets. Pros: Nice design Very good sound. Good battery life Lightweight Very good bluetooth connection Voice status announcements for battery level and bluetooth connection Cons: The ear tips do not extend into the ear canals so they don't block ambient noise. While some may consider this a feature the problem is the headphone volume is too low for some environments. When on a train or riding my bike I cant get enough volume to hear some things well. On my bike I experienced a lot of wind noise. The ear tips can become painful after prolonged use. The control design requires you to basically poke your ear. It's really annoying. The volume control is especially annoying in high noise environments. There is no indication when 'max volume' has been reached so I just keep poking myself in the ear. The alternative is to sort of 'pinch' the earpiece. The voice announcements are inaudible in high noise environments. I had to look at my iphone to determine if it was connected. I'm not sure if I will keep them. I previously tried someone else's Jaybird X and really disliked it. But the Jaybird in-ear design may give me the volume I need in the environments I use it in.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Great depending on what you want

    Posted
    Knightsky
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    Style, comfort, battery life, and fit are great. The question to ask yourself before purchasing these is how much importance do you put on audio quality versus situational awareness. These do sound really good and are undoubtably acceptable, but due to the nature of non-in-ear headphones there is a sacrifice on sound quality. When you put a little pressure on these, thus pushing them further into your ear, you can hear the improvement in bass and dynamic range, but when you release is when you will realize the sacrifice made in order to allow sounds around you to come in. I often find myself bumping up against the max volume tone when I'm in a place with other noises around me, but do not necessarily need to hear those outside sounds. If you want to block out the world with these headphones, look else where, but if you want to have awareness of sounds around you or be able to comfortably have a conversation with someone while these sit in your ears then they are the probably the best option for sport bluetooth headphones. Also, the included armband with mine fits an iPhone 6 with a thin-ish case and was very useful, thus saving me from having to purchase one separately.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    I'm an active male that punishes my gear.

    Posted
    Ieatpaintchips4fun
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    These headphones unlike any of the other one's in store. Don't have a weak wire or wire supporting sheeth. (That break point on every headphone pair or IPhone charger ever.) This one is a solid chunk of rubber from one side to the other. Battery life, fantastic, doesn't fall out of ear. Sound quality, due to the fact that this is not an earbud, it does not pound the bass out unless you push your finger on it to complete the seal, then it thuds. So they are great for running, since they also don't stick in your ear but if you want some bass these aren't the ones. AS A RUNNER, If you want one's that probably won't break, fall out of your ears while running, and won't add extra heat to your head, get these. Any actual runner knows in-ear earbuds increase your core temp a little....

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Better than expected

    Posted
    Derek
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    These are the first and only bluetooth headphones I've tried... With that being said, I love them! I was a bit skeptical at first, but after long hours on YouTube watching reviews for these as well as the competition, I can honestly say I made the right decision. They feel good in the ear with little to no movement when doing extensive exercises. Yes, they do let in some outside noise. But, it doesn't bother me. For the 1-2hrs I spend in the gym, these headphones do exactly what I need them to do. Whether it's pull-ups, running, boxing, lifting weights... You'll never have to worry about these headphones getting in the way.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Great fit, pretty decent sound

    Posted
    ayar
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    Like I said above, the fit is great, especially for running or exercising. They definitely stay put. However, don't expect monstrous bass with these, as they are more of an "open ear" design.... They are made so you are not totally isolated, and can hear surrounding noise and traffic and/or hazards while exercising. Great for safety, but of course, without a tight seal, the low frequencies don't translate and some music will sound less powerful (things like hip-hop, or dance music etc... As for the signal, it was perfect, no dropouts at all. Great battery life too for a bluetooth device. These things are good for music, but even better for listening to podcasts or streamed talk radio and things like that. I like these headphones, and wouldn't hesitate to buy them again.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Decent workout headphones

    Posted
    JimMA
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    Bluetooth works well, I can walk around my house leaving my phone in one room and the headphones pick up the signal anywhere I go. Sound quality is decent, do not expect them to be audiophile grade however, as they were not meant for that. They sit loosely in the ears such that outside noises can be heard. This being the case, do not expect deep bass from them. Some people say the volume doesn't go high enough, but I feel they are plenty loud. They take a few seconds to get onto your ears but sit snug and the materials are very flexible so if you wanted to, you could easily toss them into your pocket. I haven't got them wet yet, so can't comment on their waterproof ability but packaging states they can be submerged for up to 30 minutes. I also haven't tried making a call with them, so can't comment there. I'd buy these again though, so far so good.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Initially good

    Posted
    Jro3
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    I bought these to replace a Plantronics Bluetooth earbud set that recently wore out (one speaker stopped working). I like that these have the over the ear design since both my previous ear buds and the ones that came with my phone (HTC M8 Harmon Kardon edition) don't stay in my ears well when running. These are a little tricky to get on the first couple of times but I suspect I'll get the hang of it the more I use them. The "cord" that goes behind your neck could be a little softer since it gets pushed on if you have a hoodie or a coat on, and it would be less springy. I just bought them so I haven't have many chances to use them but my initial perception is this is a good product, comfortable, easy to use and will get lots of use for both exercising and yard work like mowing the lawn.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Excellent Sound, Good Comfort, Decent Connection

    Posted
    Stryprod
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    Overall I am very pleased with these bluetooth headphones. Although I use these for all forms of exercise, I primarily run with them. I think the sound is great and certainly can be loud, and yet they still let in enough ambient noise where you don't feel completely disconnected from dangers such as cars, etc. My only grip is as with all things bluetooth, the range is fine but any obstacle between the source (my phone) and the headphones can cause a break in the signal. In my case I had the phone up on a brick wall and was doing push ups and ever time I went down the sound cut out. Yes, I know bluetooth is not meant to go through brick but it was about as close as line sight could get. If you don't plan on exercising on the other side of a wall (lol) you should be fine. Very happy I got these.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    replacement earphones

    Posted
    dc5gurl
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    Went to the gym, and was about to get my workout on when my earbuds were making some weird connection depending on how I turned my head. Great. I don't have time for this. Finished said workout, and promptly wound up in the Best Buy on my way home for a super quick purchase. Found a BB employee and needed to know what would be the best purchase that didn't have any more wires that would get all contorted for the same problem later on, and he suggested Plantronics. After a few months of use, these are really good. They put up very well with the amount of sweating that I do, and still allow for quality sound transmission. There's just enough of an allowance for background noise to allow me to hear my radio go off when I'm at work at the firehouse, and in the gym.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Great indoors. Less so outside. Pinch a little.

    Posted
    blueness
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    I bought these as an alternative to my JayBird X headphones, which sound great and generally maintain a solid Bluetooth connection, but fit somewhat poorly. These work very well indoors. Outside, however, they do drop out (but less so in wooded areas). Granted, this is with an Apple Watch while running. They might work very well with an iPhone strapped to one's arm. I have not tried that yet. Also, I notice that they irritate the back of my right ear some, but are generally pretty comfortable and a dead simple fit compared to the Jaybird X (or X2 with the slightly improved "wings" and Comply memory foam inserts... something I had to buy separately). All in all, I am happy with these and can recommend them as a good all around wireless workout solution.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Perfect for workouts

    Posted
    JDy80
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    Had these for a few weeks now and has been really great for workouts. No more tangling with wires. The sound quality is decent, pretty good for bluetooth headphones. Battery life has been good, lasts a few days of daily use before having to recharge. Love the behind the neck design so you don't hear the clothing rub sound you would with other wired or dangling headphones. The only con is for anyone with long hair is the strap behind the neck does tend to get in the way and makes it uncomfortable as your hair whips around and the buds pull on your ears constantly. Putting your hair in a ponytail will help. Other than that, very good headphones. Not many good BT headphones for working out, but this one is certainly a good one.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Great headphones for Water but not for swimming

    Posted
    Erik
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    These are great headphones! I own the Dre Power beats wireless headphones but wasn't getting the sound quality I wanted and felt it was WAY overpriced for the sound. These headphones however are awesome! I had to pricematch these with Amazon's because Best Buy was charging me $30 extra! NOTE bluetooth does NOT work underwater so don't expect to buy these headphones to enjoy music while swimming laps. The are WaterProof though which is great! I recommend buying a waterproof case with your phone as well, don't expect the armband that is packaged to protect your phone from the water. This a great buy for someone who wants headphones you can listen while doing water activities that has your head ABOVE water,

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Good gym headphones with one mystery

    Posted
    ThomasMassengill
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    I bought these to replace my LG 730's and I really enjoy the sound quality and lack of sound leakage of these headphones. They are nearly impossible to remove during activity which is exactly what I needed for runs and other training movements. This package comes with an arm pouch and upgrade-able firmware, which were other big motivators in my purchase. The only issue I seem to have is the bluetooth connection seems to disconnect randomly after 45 minutes with my Samsung S6 Edge. I've upgraded the firmware, repaired, etc. so that's really the only negative I can find thus far. Even with the issue of repairing them after the disconnect, they are still fantastic headphones and satisfy my needs completely.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Great headphones for working out

    Posted
    Mrrrrfffrrrb
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    This should really say 4.7 stars, but that wasnt an option. I bought these on a whim instead of just buying an armband for my phone since their carrying case doubles as an armband. I made a great choice. The sound quality is great, they stay put, I forget I'm wearing them after a bit because they're comfortable, and others can't hear my music when my volume is maxxed out. The only reasons I didn't give 5 stars are that I have tiny ears, so when I first put them around my ears they don't feel like they fit (even though they do, plus they include a smaller size of the bud that fits in your ear), and the volume maxes out at the right level even when I want it to go louder (even though I can't hear anything that others are saying.)

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Great fit, good sound

    Posted
    Cinco
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    Great fit. I have small, apparently deformed ears that most wireless Headsets do not fit and stay on comfortably. These work great. They stay in, are comfortable and have a good sound. I would say great sound but I'm not very picky. As long as I can hear what I need and it's clear, I'm good so I will leave the "great" to the sound connoisseurs. The only thing that might be better is when on a call I have some people say it is hard for them to hear me. I am not sure if its because my long hair is getting in the way or the product itself that is the issue. Even with that, I love this product.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Great headset for exercising!

    Posted
    sf470
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    I love this headset....paid a fortune for it...but it's totally worth it cause I hate having cords when I'm working...plus I can take calls on it as well! I would have rated excellent but the earbuds don't fit completely in my ear canals to get the correct volume, when I force them into the canals the volume is just right! I saw this problem on other reviews but I still really enjoy them. It also came with a veryyyyyy small sub cord but no plugs for a receptical. Lastly, this part is geared towards Plantronics...can you please give us your customers a half way decent length of cord to charge from with a power plug as well! Otherwise fantastic job!

    I would recommend this to a friend