Reviews and Problems with Plantronics BackBeat 903+
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John Z., Newegg
16 September 2014
Summary: The product was advertised that it was not made to be sound canceling so there would be less accidents or something along those lines. However it would have been nice if they gave the choice of sound canceling like a different ear tip rather than expect one size fits all. I've gotten used to how secure sound canceling ear buds feel so it would have been nice if given the choice. Besides my personal preference, the headset isn't too bad.
Pros: audio is clear, also person on the other end never complained so that's a plus.
Cons: The fact that there are no other ear tip sizes. Currently one of the ear tips does not fit my ear so it feels uncomfortable when moving since it's not secure. Lastly, while not often but sometimes that headset would lose connection while I'm walking.
Summary: These bluetooth headphones are easy to pair and are well constructed with good sound. The issue that I have with these however is in the odd shape on the actual earbuds and how they fit . I am not sure if they are supposed to fit in the ear canal or just sit outside of the ear canal. The result is an odd sensation and wearing experience.
I don't think this product is the best, but serves my intended purpose.
31 August 2013
Summary: I purchased this headset for the purpose of hands free calling/talking. As far as listening to music, I think the sound is fair (not great) and really depends on the genre of music you desire. If you prefer hard rock, you will be quite disappointed because the base level is distorted. If you prefer easy listening (smooth jazz is my preference), it's pleasant. I've used this on many occasions when making and receiving calls and find the sound to be good.
Summary: I bought these to workout with and read the reviews. I should have listened to the reviews of the product. The first time I worked out with the headset, it stopped working. Apparently the headset really does not like any sweat at all. If you do use them for workout and they stop working you will need to plug them into a computer (not the wall charger) while holding the power/pairing button to hopefully get them reset.
Pros: Works as intended and sound quality is decent.
Cons: Range is not good on the headset and any form of sweat will cause them to stop working.
Not bad for phone calls and light music listening.
7 April 2013
Summary: The product quality seems good and the headset functions nicely, however, do the the design I cannot find any way to get the buds into my ears far enough to hear the sound quality that they actually produce. I also read that they were good for workouts, however, when working out the sweat shuts them down for a while.
Summary: I bought this as a replacement for my old mic for my playstation 3. I went with the same company cause their previous mic was excellent. Everyone is able to understand me very well, but I play for many hours and the battery constantly dies on me. I had to purchase 2 of these ($100 total / $50 each) so that I can switch them when one runs out of juice. Not had any experience with playing music, but talking on the phone is great.
Pros: Good price, excellent voice quality, easy to use and offers more advanced features if you read the manual
Cons: Low battery life, hurts ears after a couple hours, you are not able to talk on it while it's charging, the cord in the back is rather stiff so if you lay against a couch while you're talking it might be rather irritating
Summary: There is a lot to like about these earbuds; they fit nicely into the ear canal, they block outside noise pretty well, and deliver good sound. I really like time remaining message and easy sync. There is an easy transition from phone to music and vice versa. Phone quality is good. Mute on right side is nice although clunky. There is a fair amount to be desired from these earbuds, forward and backward are very clunky..
Summary: Sweat is the only explanation of failure. I'm probably a bit sweatier than average, but not hideously so, and based on my experience I would not recommend this product for workout-related functions.
Pros: I've bought three of these. Battery life, form factor, bluetooth range, and price are all good, and why I bought the second and third one.
Cons: Sweat, I think. I was using these for listening to mp3s while treadmilling 5k's. The first Backbeat lasted about 6-8 months, then the power button became intermittently inoperable. The second Backbeat lasted about three months, same issue. The third lasted a week, and I gave up on the model.
Summary: I would pay twice as much for this product if it could withstand my sweaty workouts.
Pros: Form Factor. These were quite comfortable even when running.
Cons: Not sweat proof. After 1 mile, they would lose sound and buttons would spontaneously push. Too bad. They eventually died. I know that they are not advertised for sweat, but I wish. Stereo sound is good. Microphone not that great.