"Plantronics' newest Bluetooth sports earphones keep it light"
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Plantronics' newest Bluetooth sports earphones keep it light
Plantronics is calling its new BackBeat FIT 300 one of the world's lightest Bluetooth headphones designed to easily transition between fitness and everyday life.
Headphone cost $80 and comes in four color options.
When I wore them, they felt light an unobtrusive, yet I was able to get a secure, tight seal, thanks to the integrated loops and oval design of the ear-tips.
These are noise isolating headphones designed to seal off your ear canal.
I thought they sounded good too, with decent bass and a decent amount of clarity for this type of headphone They're right there with the BeatsX and other in-ear sports that cost over $100.
They also work pretty well as a headset for making cell phone calls.
Battery life is rated at up to six hours, which is not bad, but not great, and ear buds are joined by a nice low-friction cloth cable.
I also like the included carrying pouch.
My only real issue is with the size of the inline remote, which also houses the headphones electronics and battery, it's just a little clunky, which is too bad considering the ultra light feel of the rest of the product.
I found these headphones good for the gym and everyday use, but I'd be hesitant to run with them, because I was too aware of the remote when I did run with them So they're not the perfect wireless sports headphone, but there's a lot to like about them, nevertheless.
I'm David Carnoy for CNET.com.
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