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Plantronics BackBeat Go

Plantronics BackBeat Go
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787 Reviews + 3 Awards
80
Features
Fully-Featured
85
Popularity
Widely Available
77
Value for Money
Very Good
83
Age
1 Year Old
84
Kagoo Score
Excellent
Our Verdict:
An award winning but marginally out of date 24g, 13mm driver earphone, with an Editor's Choice award from one expert review website and 2 further awards from other expert sites and a very good spec. Our review analysis indicates that it has excellent sound quality, it's quiet and very strong, and durable.
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With outstanding reviews, we have ranked the Plantronics BackBeat Go number 185 across all headphones.

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Kagoo Score
90
Reviews
81
Features
86
Popularity
77
Value for Money
84
Age

84

84
Kagoo Score

Why Has it Scored 84?

customers report that it has good expert reviews and good user reviews with 79% of buyers recommending this earphone to others. This pair of headphones has received three awards including an "Editor's Choice" from PC Mag and a "Recommended" from Legitreviews.com. Looking across the entire Sony headphones range, the average reviews for all Sony headphones are also excellent.
At over a year old this pair of headphones is slightly out of date, and newer headphones with more up to date technology are available.
It has some great features:
Very light
Supports Bluetooth
Move freely
Break a sweat
Listen comfortably
Going for an evening run

What is the Kagoo Score?

We calculate the Kagoo Score for each pair of headphones by looking at its reviews, features, popularity, age and value for money.

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Reviews

Average Review Score

4 stars (787 reviews)

37%

of Customers Would Recommend
5 Stars
289 Reviews
4 Stars
278 Reviews
3 Stars
110 Reviews
2 Stars
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Editor's Choice Award

This pair of headphones has received an Editor's Choice Award from PC Mag.
Editor's Choice from PC Mag

Recommended Award

The Plantronics BackBeat Go has received a Recommended Award from legitreviews.com.
Recommended from legitreviews.com

Silver Award

It's received a Silver Award from elektroniktest.dk.
Silver from elektroniktest.dk

What Are People Saying About the Plantronics BackBeat Go?

Sound Quality
276
26
Noise Level
110
15
Price
202
43
Comfort
54
8
Robustness
145
12
Product Quality
110
32
Battery
85
45
Design
83
12
Ease of Use
56
4
Connectivity
54
7
Size and Weight
28
22
Features
15
4
Support
2
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More Than 200 People Thought the Plantronics BackBeat Go Had a Good Price
  • ... but welcome upgrade to the previous BackBeat Go, and offers a great value despite its light bass output...
    IT Reviews.com 8 Aug 2013
  • ... but welcome upgrade to the previous BackBeat Go, and offers a great value despite its light bass output...Useful design touches. Inexpensive, even with ...
    PC Mag 6 Aug 2013
  • ... Go 2 is something we can’t overlook. Certainly it’s a tally that we find super inviting since it’s affordable, es...Compact design. Superior audio ...
    phonearena.com 9 Sep 2013
  • I spent quite a bit of time researching and shopping for wireless earbuds to get the best value. These were highly regarded in reviews, and I got them ...
    Sparky - Bestbuy.com 21 Aug 2015
  • The Majority of Customers Thought This Pair of Headphones Was of a Good Quality

    More than 100 people thought that the Plantronics BackBeat Go was very comfortable.

  • ... headset is just as good as the Jawbone ones and the battery life is long. Comfort is superb and sound quality is great. Best part it's a cheaper alternative ...
    Christian - Bestbuy.com 14 Oct 2015
  • Good sound quality and comfort during workouts is good...
    Gumby - Bestbuy.com 16 Jul 2015
  • Kaldr scored Comfort 80 out of 100
    Kaldr - Bestbuy.com 2 Sep 2014
  • Vykvyper scored Comfort 100 out of 100
    Vykvyper - Bestbuy.com 29 Mar 2014
  • More Than 100 People Thought it Was Solidly Made

    Over 100 people thought that the Plantronics BackBeat Go was very strong and durable and several people thought that it was also well-built, well made and has a good seal.

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    Really Strong and Durable
    135 people agree
    12 people disagree
  • This wireless earbuds are so durable and the sounds is awesome... I go thru earbuds like crazy but these have lasted and the best is No annoying wire hanging ...
    Lovelymom - Bestbuy.com 5 Feb 2015
  • ... though and takes care of the low battery instantly... Easy to use and very durable for gym. It seems to turn on when not in use.
    Bestbuy.com - Bestbuy.com 7 Feb 2014
  • ... cancellation is good too. These have a very nice, soft and durable rubber finish which is forgiving to dirt, dust, as well as moisture. I find very easy ...
    Itoledo360 - Bestbuy.com 15 Mar 2014
  • A bit pricey at $100. Sound quality is fine. Seems durable. Catches on neck, but this might common with style. Only about a four hour battery life per ...
    Jshun - Bestbuy.com 1 May 2014
  • View All Reviews About Durability
    Well-Built
    8 people agree
    No people disagree
    Well Made
    8 people agree
    1 person disagrees
    Has a Good Seal
    3 people agree
    No people disagree
    5 Out of 10 Customers Thought it Had a Long Battery Life

    Over 40 people thought that the Plantronics BackBeat Go had a good battery life and was quick to charge.

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    Has a Good Battery Life
    55 people agree
    66 people disagree
  • ... 903 and will continue to by there products. Just keeping my fingers crossed for better battery life next release... Easy to sync and work with multiple ...
    Cdubb618 - Bestbuy.com 22 Mar 2014
  • The sound is great and the battery life is better them most. 5+ hours of battery life from a full charge so a day at the gym and an evening bike ride are ...
    ALynch70 - Bestbuy.com 16 May 2014
  • ... STAY in your ears while your running ! Very easy to setup and use. Battery life is good. Sound qulaity. Fit.
    Bestbuy.com - Bestbuy.com 18 Jan 2014
  • ... understanding me when my phone was a couple of rooms away... Easy to use. Long battery life.
    Bestbuy.com - Bestbuy.com 14 Feb 2014
  • View All Reviews About Battery Life
    Quick to Charge
    48 people agree
    21 people disagree
    5 Out of 10 People Thought it Was Not a Good Size

    Over 20 people thought that the Plantronics BackBeat Go was heavy and bulky and several people thought that it was also a bad size and wasn't lightweight.

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    Heavy and Bulky
    24 people agree
    3 people disagree
  • ... caught on every thing descent battery life and fast charging... Bluetooth. To bulky. Great sound and wireless. Cost and earbuds irritate ears after a while.
    Bestbuy.com - Bestbuy.com 12 Nov 2014
  • ... bit short. Nice sound. Short charge. Clear sound. A little heavy tends to dislodge with to much movement.
    Bestbuy.com - Bestbuy.com 3 Jan 2014
  • ... my iPhon 5 fitness programs when I'm at the gym. Buds are kind of heavy if you have small ear opening. Good sound quality. Ear phones do not fit ears well.
    Bestbuy.com - Bestbuy.com 29 Dec 2013
  • ... headset... Easy to manage cord. Good battery life. Great sound. A little bulky in the ear. Compact. Battery life isn't as long.
    Bestbuy.com - Bestbuy.com 30 Jan 2014
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    A Bad Size
    7 people agree
    10 people disagree
    Not {More} Lightweight
    2 people agree
    14 people disagree
    Over 100 People Thought it Was Nicely Designed

    More than 50 people thought that the Plantronics BackBeat Go had a good case and over 30 people thought that it was also good-looking. More than 10 people also thought that it was well designed and two people thought that it was also neat.

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    Has a Good Case
    57 people agree
    14 people disagree
  • ... listening time isn't long enough for many, so they came up with a carrying case that has a built in battery charger. This charging case adds 10 hours of ...
    legitreviews.com 19 Dec 2013
  • ... for ear buds that stay in while running and are easy to use. The charging case is brilliant...
    Rokjhn - Bestbuy.com 18 Aug 2015
  • Good sound. Good Value. Charge case a huge plus!!
    BigRich - Bestbuy.com 2 Jan 2015
  • ... sound was sub-par compared to other brand I own. Comfort. Adaptability. And charging case. Price and possibly durability. Previous model quit working a ...
    Bestbuy.com - Bestbuy.com 3 Jan 2014
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    Good-Looking
    37 people agree
    3 people disagree
    Well Designed
    13 people agree
    2 people disagree
    Neat
    2 people agree
    No people disagree
    The Vast Majority of Owners Thought it Was Easy to Use

    Over 40 people thought that the Plantronics BackBeat Go was very easy to use and several people thought that it also had good controls and was very easy to setup.

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    Really Easy to Use
    47 people agree
    1 person disagrees
  • Love the rechargeable case and easy to use. No problem with the Bluetooth pairings. Use the Plantronics app also...
    LKS620 - Bestbuy.com 5 Nov 2014
  • ... money - and I paid £100 for this on the 'bay!! Its soooo easy to use as well - flip the button to switch on and press record on the screen = easy. OK ...
    Tommo - Amazon.co.uk 22 Jun 2014
  • Very easy to use , works great and stays charged for a long time . I would recommend to everyone...
    Lou40 - Bestbuy.com 13 Dec 2014
  • ... thought they were good but except for the batter life this is much better... Easy to use. Lightweight. Stay in place. Short battry life. Last entire workouts ...
    Bestbuy.com - Bestbuy.com 21 Mar 2014
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    Has Good Controls
    12 people agree
    2 people disagree
    Very Easy to Setup
    11 people agree
    1 person disagrees
    The Majority of People Thought it Had Well Designed Technical Features

    More than 10 people thought that the Plantronics BackBeat Go had good features and several people thought that it also had a powerful motor and had a good display.

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    Has Good Features
    13 people agree
    1 person disagrees
  • ... work flawlessly with an iPhone. Other good feature is the way they fit in the ear without the need for over the ear holders. Great product... Easy to pair ...
    Runningman - Bestbuy.com 26 Dec 2014
  • ... they really enjoy the headphones. The Bluetooth is a really good feature so you don't hve to worry about tangled wires and the quality is decent for the ...
    Lammchops71 - Bestbuy.com 14 Mar 2015
  • ... owned. dependable, sturdy, easy to use, battery lasts and the charging case is a great feature. I used to burn through these because the wires would always ...
    ErnieD - Bestbuy.com 27 Oct 2014
  • ... headsets I've owned and wears well for vigorous exercise. The charging pouch sounds like a great feature, but there really is no practical use for it other ...
    Slingstones - Bestbuy.com 30 Jan 2014
  • View All Reviews About Feature
    Has a Powerful Motor
    2 people agree
    2 people disagree
    Has a Good Display
    2 people agree
    2 people disagree
    The Vast Majority of People Thought it Had Good Connectivity

    Over 60 people thought that the Plantronics BackBeat Go had bluetooth support and several people thought that it was also good in terms of connectivity and was easy to sync.

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    Has Bluetooth Support
    60 people agree
    9 people disagree
  • Excellent Bluetooth headset for working out especially. Battery life and sound quality great...
    Chrissy4au - Bestbuy.com 9 Jul 2015
  • I bought these for my son in law for Christmas! He loves the Bluetooth feature and the distance he can move from his phone... Sound is great. Small case ...
    Buckwheat - Bestbuy.com 16 Jan 2015
  • ... great sound quality and love these Bluetooth headphones with no dangling wire getting caught on every thing descent battery life and fast charging... Bluetooth. ...
    Chezhead - Bestbuy.com 12 Nov 2014
  • ... when he works out at the gym. he likes how they sound... Sound and distance for bluetooth.
    Bestbuy.com - Bestbuy.com 19 Jun 2014
  • View All Reviews About Bluetooth
    Good in Terms of Connectivity
    6 people agree
    No people disagree
    Easy to Sync
    2 people agree
    No people disagree
    Two People Thought it Had Good Technical Guidance

    Two people thought that the Plantronics BackBeat Go had good technical guidance.

  • Good sound, good bass, easy to set up. Clear instructions and seems that they will be durable... Portability. Size of earpieces.
    Alebrije - Bestbuy.com 21 Sep 2014
  • ... they work partially by trial and error. Why not add a few lines of instructions to make things easier for people??
    Chud - Bestbuy.com 18 Jun 2015
  • 8 Out of 10 People Thought the Plantronics BackBeat Go Had an Acceptable Noise Level

    More than 100 people thought that the Plantronics BackBeat Go was quiet and over 10 people thought that it also wasn't noisy.

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    Quiet
    151 people agree
    22 people disagree
  • ... spend a lot on a pair of headphones, they're probably going to sound great (with certain distinctions between the models). If you can't spend a lot, you're... ...
    PC Mag 6 Aug 2013
  • ... spend a lot on a pair of headphones, they’re probably going to sound great (with certain distinctions between the models). If you can’t spend a lot, ...
    IT Reviews.com 8 Aug 2013
  • ... more expensive jay birds, these have the same features cost less and sound better!! The only drawback is the batteries dont last as long still work long ...
    Tfphil - Bestbuy.com 9 Jul 2014
  • ... wires trailing everywhere by the pool! Left the iPod by the sunbed safely hidden away in my bag Brilliant sound and great to have volume control...
    KayCass - Amazon.co.uk 2 Jul 2015
  • View All Reviews About Sound
    Not {More} Noisy
    14 people agree
    19 people disagree
    One Person Thought the Plantronics BackBeat Go Had a Large Capacity
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    The Vast Majority of Customers Thought This Pair of Headphones Had Excellent Sound Quality

    Over 200 people thought that the Plantronics BackBeat Go had very good sound quality and more than 90 people thought that it also had an outstanding sound quality.

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    Has Excellent Sound Quality
    247 people agree
    32 people disagree
  • ... opinion, the Plantronics BackBeat GO 2 is quite a good choice for those who want a fairly affordable pair of headphones that boast good sound quality and ...
    chip.com.my 7 Jan 2014
  • They have excellent sound quality. They stay in your ears no matter what you are doing. The carrying case has built in back up charge. Which is awesome ...
    Jt47 - Bestbuy.com 24 Jan 2015
  • ... degraded by the wireless connection but they actually have BETTER sound quality than any wired headphones I've had. Great listening time and the charging ...
    Kelly - Bestbuy.com 14 Nov 2014
  • Great charging solution to use the case, excellent sound quality and good to use with Apple Watches, iPhones, etc...
    NekoNash - Bestbuy.com 19 Jul 2015
  • View All Reviews About Sound Quality
    Has a Very Good Sound Quality
    94 people agree
    2 people disagree
    The Vast Majority of People Thought the Plantronics BackBeat Go Was Comfortable to Wear

    More than 60 people thought that the Plantronics BackBeat Go was comfortable to wear.

  • ... to pair and use. I would recommend them to anyone who works out! Its very comfortable. The volume needs to be a bit louder but it also keeps me from loosing ...
    Bestbuy.com - Bestbuy.com 1 May 2014
  • ... battery life. Ear buds fall out of my ear. A bit unconfortable. Comfortable in the gym. Nothing so far. Hands and cord free. Nothing. Won't stay in ear ...
    Bestbuy.com - Bestbuy.com 3 Jan 2014
  • ... cord free. Nothing. Won't stay in ear at all. Wireless and lightweight. Comfortable fit. Nothing yet. Durable and stays in ears. Can slip out of get super ...
    Bestbuy.com - Bestbuy.com 3 Jan 2014
  • ... can do 3 50 minute sessions before charging is necessary... Extremely comfortable during cardio.
    Bestbuy.com - Bestbuy.com 1 Feb 2014
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    Features

    Key Reasons For and Against

    Very light
    Supports Bluetooth
    ok speaker size
    Very short battery life

    What the Reviews Say

    The majority of customers thought this pair of headphones was of a good quality
    More than 100 people thought it was solidly made
    5 out of 10 customers thought it had a long battery life
    Over 100 people thought it was nicely designed
    The vast majority of owners thought it was easy to use
    The majority of people thought it had well designed technical features
    The vast majority of people thought it had good connectivity
    Two people thought it had good technical guidance
    8 out of 10 people thought the Plantronics BackBeat Go had an acceptable noise level
    The vast majority of customers thought this pair of headphones had excellent sound quality
    The vast majority of people thought the Plantronics BackBeat Go was comfortable to wear
    5 out of 10 people thought it was not a good size
    ok Speaker Size
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    The Plantronics BackBeat Go's speaker size of 13mm is ok compared to most other headphones. It is in the biggest 40% of all earphones when sorted by this feature.

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    Very Light
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    Across all the headphones the weights range from 0.012g to 6.3kg, and the average weight is 150g. The weight of the BackBeat Go of only 24g is lighter than 65% of all earphones when ordered by this feature.

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    Supports Bluetooth
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    The BackBeat Go supports Bluetooth. 61% of headphones do not support Bluetooth.

    What is Bluetooth? Less Edit
    Very Short Battery Life

    The BackBeat Go's battery life of only 6h is shorter than average when compared to most other earphones. It is in the shortest 19% of all earphones when ordered by this feature.

    What does "battery life" mean? Less Edit
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    Popularity

    Popularity

    The Plantronics BackBeat Go has been listed on Kagoo since January 2018 and is currently ranked number 185 out of 725 headphones.
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    Value for Money

    Value for Money

    The chart below compares the value for money of the Plantronics BackBeat Go (the red dot) against some of its competitors (the blue dots). Hover on a blue dot to see additional info for each competitor. Click the dot to view that product.

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    What the Reviews Say

    More than 200 people thought the Plantronics BackBeat Go had a good price
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    Age

    Plantronics BackBeat Go Release Date

    August 2017

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    Plantronics BackBeat Go Specification

    Key Features
    Weight
    Speaker Size
    Bluetooth
    Style
    Type
    Packaging Content
    Pouch
    Battery
    Battery Recharge Time
    Rechargeable
    Battery Technology
    Charging Source
    Battery Life
    Headphones
    Total Harmonic Distortion (THD)
    Headphone Sensitivity
    Headphone Frequency
    Ports & Interfaces
    Connectivity
    Bluetooth Version
    Wireless Range
    RF Connectivity
    USB
    6.35 Mm Connector
    2.5 Mm Connector
    3.5 Mm Connector
    Design
    Protection Features
    Waterproof
    Colour
    International Protection (IP) Code
    Operational Conditions
    Operating Temperature (T-T)

    Product Identifiers

    Manufacturer Part Numbers

    plantronics plbackbeatgo2white, plantronics 20020301

    Barcodes

     00017229141490,  00017229142787,  00017229160590,  00017229160606,  00017229160620

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