New Plantronics earphones and headphones will delight you to the moon and back
Plantronics has a rich heritage when it comes to audio. Not every company can say their product has travelled to the moon and back. 50 years later it is pouring its latest technology into an attractive range earphones and headphones.
When Neil Armstrong uttered his legendary phrase “one small step for man” he was talking through a Plantronics headset.
Fun fact – that actual headset is now on display at the Plantronics office in Amsterdam.
The new line-up includes the BackBeat Pro 5100 wirefree earbuds, the BackBeat Fit 3200 and BackBeat Fit 3150 wireless sports earbuds and the BackBeat Fit 6100 multi-sport headphones.
BACKBEAT PRO 5100 – $299
The tiny but mighty BackBeat Pro 5100 wire-free earphones are among the smallest earbuds of their kind.
There might be small but they do pack in powerful 5.8mm drivers for clear and solid sound.
They fit comfortably in your ear thanks to their small size and the grippy rubber material near the tip that makes them even more secure.
They also offer impressive call quality thanks to the forward noise cancelling mics and WindSmart that’s also on board.
The BackBeat Pro 5100 wire-free earphones will run for up to 6.5 hours on a single charge while the small pocketable charging case offers an extra 13 hours of charge.
BACKBEAT FIT 3200 – $249
If you’re serious about your audio and also serious about your fitness then the Plantronics BackBeat Fit 3200 is designed just for you.
They have soft flexible new loops for added comfort and greater stability and also sweat proof and IP57-rated waterproof.
These offer a snug fit in your ear thanks to the silicon tips so you can choose to be totally absorbed into what you’re listening to through the 13.5mm drivers.
But there is also an Awareness mode so you can hear your surroundings if you are walking or jogging in the streets.
You’ll get about eight hours of listening time plus an additional 16 hours with the case.
BACKBEAT FIT 3150 – $249
The BackBeat Fit 3150 earphones are virtually identical to the BackBeat Fit 3200 earphones but with a small difference.
These earphones have the Always Aware ear tips which are designed to let in ambient sound.
This means you can listen to your content in clear crisp sound and also be able to hear your surroundings for safer training while you’re out and about.
It’s also possible to customise My Tap through the BackBeat app to do things like set a timer, start a stopwatch would choose your favourite playlist directly from the earbuds.
BACKBEAT FIT 6100 – $299
Plantronics offer customers plenty of choices when it comes to how they would prefer to listen to their music.
That includes the BackBeat Fit 6100 headphones for those who prefer the over the ear solution.
But not all headphones are designed to be used in the gym but the BackBeat Fit 6100 headphones are.
These have been specially engineered for athletes and for use in the gym and our sweatproof and IPX5-rated waterproof.
The sport fit headband can be adjusted to give you a stable and secure fit even during rigorous training.
The unique hexagonal pattern on the headband also provides extra grip.
The headband is connected to the ear cups with a sturdy wireframe that adds to the flexibility and provides plenty of airflow.
These headphones also have Awareness mode so you can hear your surroundings and chat with your gym partner even while listening to music.
The onboard battery will run for an impressive 24 hours on a single charge.