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[Amazon Canada] Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2 - Noise Canceling Bluetooth Headphones - $159.99 ($90 off)

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[Amazon Canada] Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2 - Noise Canceling Bluetooth Headphones - $159.99 ($90 off)

I've been looking for a budget priced pair of Bluetooth Active Noise Canceling Headphones for a while now.

Amazon.ca has the Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2 on sale for $159.99 ($90 off):

https://www.amazon.ca/Plantronics-BackB ... 06Y5TNLDJ/

Anyone have these and can comment on quality? I noticed this is one of the few pairs that supports aptxLL, which means movies/TV should play in sync, correct?

EDIT: Same price at Best Buy: https://www.bestbuy.ca/en-ca/product/pl ... 89638.aspx
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I bought them from Ebay during one of their 15% discounts last year. My PayPal says I paid exactly 101.99 CAD to Newegg on March 9, 2018.

I love them, use them all day long. I didn't like the auto play option, as it was not reliable (like I put the headset on me and the music don't start) so I deactivated that. I'm not an audiophile but the sound quality is great and the noise cancelling works great too -I take the train each day and the NC does great cancelling the rails noise.

Other than that, the leather in the left ear started to go away just recently so I guess I just use them too much (and I use them when it's snowing too so they get wet). I'd recommend them. But probably they can go cheaper again.

Sorry for my English, I hope all I wrote is understandable.
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JimmyC680 wrote:
Feb 22nd, 2019 7:22 am
I bought them from Ebay during one of their 15% discounts last year. My PayPal says I paid exactly 101.99 CAD to Newegg on March 9, 2018.

I love them, use them all day long. I didn't like the auto play option, as it was not reliable (like I put the headset on me and the music don't start) so I deactivated that. I'm not an audiophile but the sound quality is great and the noise cancelling works great too -I take the train each day and the NC does great cancelling the rails noise.

Other than that, the leather in the left ear started to go away just recently so I guess I just use them too much (and I use them when it's snowing too so they get wet). I'd recommend them. But probably they can go cheaper again.

Sorry for my English, I hope all I wrote is understandable.
Thanks! The Camels say lowest price at Amazon was ~$142, so you got a steal.

Glad to hear you like them, I might jump at this price.
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The ebay deal was outstanding, it was definitely a steal. I paid $150 before, but I didn't keep them because I found the fit a bit tight on my big head, and it was a bit too bassy for my taste. ANC was so-so too. Otherwise they are a good buy for the price.
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JimmyC680 wrote:
Feb 22nd, 2019 7:22 am
I bought them from Ebay during one of their 15% discounts last year. My PayPal says I paid exactly 101.99 CAD to Newegg on March 9, 2018.

I love them, use them all day long. I didn't like the auto play option, as it was not reliable (like I put the headset on me and the music don't start) so I deactivated that. I'm not an audiophile but the sound quality is great and the noise cancelling works great too -I take the train each day and the NC does great cancelling the rails noise.

Other than that, the leather in the left ear started to go away just recently so I guess I just use them too much (and I use them when it's snowing too so they get wet). I'd recommend them. But probably they can go cheaper again.

Sorry for my English, I hope all I wrote is understandable.
can you notice white noise while noise cancellation is on?
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Brochadorr wrote:
Feb 22nd, 2019 8:50 am
same price on bestbuy https://www.bestbuy.ca/en-ca/product/pl ... 89638.aspx?

Got this on Canada computers for I think $130 or $140 last boxing day, good alternative if you're like me who can't justify spending $500 on xm3. Has decent NC and sound quality, and long lasting battery life too.
Agreed, these headphones offer great value with respectable performance. Although a part of me still wants the xm3...
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Thanks OP! Still torn between budget and premium BT Wireless headphones with or without ANC.

Aka TaoTronics BH22 or whatever, this Plantronics and of course the Sony XM3 and Bose equivalent lol. I don't know why your post got a down vote, but I just gave it an up vote.
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it has AptX Low Latency if your device supports it
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Been using these headphones often for the last 8 months, and so far here's what I think:

+ Amazing sound quality even over BT
+ Great battery life
+ Extremely good range
+ Google assistant integration
+ Buttons are fairly responsive and clicky
+ Calls are very clear on both ends
+ Updates are made very easy to do

- Auto play is finicky
- They don't fold and thus are bulky
- White noise can be heard if nothing is playing
- As the power button is on the back, it's hard to lie down with these on without accidentally turning them off.

+/- The included accessories are nice, but I would have preferred a hard case.
+/- Can feel uncomfortable after 3 or more hours (could just be me)

Overall they're pretty good and I'm happy with them.
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How do these compare with the Bose QC25?
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Have this and the QC 25 with airmod additional purchase(to make bluetooth wireless). Agree with above comments.
Plantronics overall better buy.
Sound quality, I prefer the Plantronics, both seem heavy on Bass to my listening, mind you I like IEM that are pretty flat hence that perception
Build quality: Plantronics
Noise cancellation: Bose as I would say Plantronics about 80% as qualitatively good at masking ambient sound
Portability: Bose
Value: Plantronics
Simplicity of use (as others have commented on power button and autoplay feature): Bose
Gadget factor (autoplay feature, awesome control knob and microphone): Plantronics
Overall: Plantronics
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pca1987 wrote:
Feb 22nd, 2019 8:17 am
can you notice white noise while noise cancellation is on?
I don't notice the white noise. At the beginning I liked to turn off and on the Noise Cancelling to realise how much noise I was hearing without the headset. Excellent.

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