Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2 – Revisión

Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2 – Review
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  • A Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2 auriculares con cancelación de ruído sen fíos son unha boa par de auriculares, que dura idades entre cargas, ter bos controis, ruído activo sólida cancelación e un perfil de son que pode compracer a moitos.

24 horas de vida útil da batería, bos controis e lotes de baixo vai soar grande para moitos, pero se vostede é un fa de música clásica, buscar outro lugar


Alimentado por Guardian.co.ukEste artigo titulado “Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2: Bose-nivel de ruído sen fíos cancelación en un orzamento” foi escrito por Samuel Gibbs, para theguardian.com mércores 01 de febreiro 2017 08.30 Tempo Universal Coordinado (Universal Time Coordinated

Plantronics promete ruído de arriba de gama cancelando auriculares sen fíos para un terceiro-menos de líderes de mercado, pero os novos Pro 2s Backbeat realmente entregar?

O novo contratempo Pro 2s só ten unha semellanza pasaxeira cos seus antepasados. Gone é a forma redonda en favor dun óvalo máis ergonómico que encaixa arredor das orellas, no canto de tocar con eles nalgunhas partes.

Son tamén máis lixeiro e máis cómodo, with pretty good adjustment at the earcup to accommodate different shapes of head. The one thing they do not do is fold up, only swivelling so the earcups can lie flat on a table, meaning they’re quite bulky to carry around in a bag when you’re not using them.

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The left earcup has a central pause-play button, flanking track-skip buttons and a jog wheel for adjusting volume. Fotografía: Samuel Gibbs ao Guardian

The left earcup has a central pause-play button, flanking track-skip buttons and a jog wheel for adjusting volume. There’s also a switch on the side that turns on or off active noise cancelling, or feeds the noises of the outside world into the headphones using the microphones – useful for listening to announcements on a train.

The right earcup has the microUSB charging port, headphones cable socket for listening wired, a power switch that also initiates Bluetooth pairing a multi-function button for triggering Google Assistant or Siri and a red microphone mute button for when on a call.

All the buttons and switches feel solid, while the volume jog dial works well. The headphones can also pause the music when you remove them and start playback again when you put them back over your ears.

Heavy bass

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Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2 revisión – logo Fotografía: Samuel Gibbs ao Guardian

The old BackBeat Pro headphones had a lot of bass, but it was noticeably reduced when noise cancellation was turned on. The new Pro 2 headphones don’t suffer the same muting problem caused by active noise cancellation. De feito, they have pretty full and rounded bass – much more than say the Bose QC35 – but they don’t sound overly driven by it. The treble and highs aren’t drowned out and the bass is sharp and punchy rather than muddy.

Those looking for a more balanced or neutral sound will need to look elsewhere, but they sounded great even at low volumes when fed electronica and anything with a solid bass track. Rock tracks such as Eric Clapton’s Layla sounded great, but something like Holst’s Jupiter sounded a bit dulled and hollow without the sparkle associated with more balanced headphones.

Noise cancelling

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Good at blocking background noise, but not great if there’s a ringing phone around. Fotografía: Samuel Gibbs ao Guardian

The active noise cancelling is very effective at removing the drone of engine noise, but is less so against the sudden noise of a phone going off or similar on a commuter train. The biggest difference between the Pro 2s and market-leader Bose QC35 is really in their passive noise blocking – you can hear more of the conversations around you with the Pro 2 on your head.

The Pro 2s are still much more effective than than most other rivals, just not quite the gold standard set by the more expensive QC35.

A vida da batería

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More than enough battery to see you through your commute. Fotografía: Samuel Gibbs ao Guardian

Plantronics rates the BackBeat Pro 2s as having 24 horas de vida útil da batería, which is about what I got with my listening. They lasted for weeks of commuting and listening in the office with noise-cancelling active while attempting to concentrate on writing. I suspect they’ll last even longer with noise cancelling off or via cable.

Charging via a microUSB cable took a relatively long time, somewhere in the region of three hours from fully flat, but given the 24 horas de vida útil da batería, I think that’s a solid trade off. Topping up with a 30 minute charge was certainly more than enough to see you through a day’s commute.

observacións

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The solid but rather bulky hard case. Fotografía: Samuel Gibbs ao Guardian
  • The hard case supplied with the more expensive “SE” versions is solid but rather bulky for travel
  • The supplied analogue cable doesn’t have a microphone or music controls on it
  • Bluetooth connectivity was excellent throughout

Prezo

A Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2 are available in two versions, the Pro 2 in brown costing £220 and a grey with a hard carry case for £250.

Veredito

A Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2 auriculares con cancelación de ruído sen fíos son unha boa par de auriculares, que dura idades entre cargas, ter bos controis, ruído activo sólida cancelación e un perfil de son que pode compracer a moitos.

They’re comfortable to wear for prolonged listening and have some nice touches such as auto-pause-play when you remove them from your head. Pero os que buscan un son equilibrado e mellor ruído bloqueado debe ollar máis onde.

Se está a buscar un bo valor, par agradable sonoridade e eficaz de auriculares con cancelación de ruído sen fíos, non vai dar moi mal con Backbeat Pro 2s.

Pros: vida moi longa de batería, cómodo, boa cancelación de ruído, bos graves, bos controis, bo valor

Cons: perfil de son non todos os gustos, non dobra-se particularmente ben para viaxes, illamento de ruído pasivo podería ser mellor

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