Plantronics Backbeat Go Bluetooth Headset (Black)

The Good The Plantronics BackBeat Go is a compact wireless stereo headset that sounds decent, is attractively designed, and is reasonably priced.

The Bad Battery life isn't great (4.5 hours); buttons on the inline remote are small; and the LED that indicates when the device is on or in pairing mode is tiny.

The Bottom Line There's a lot to like about the BackBeat Go wireless stereo headset, but some notable shortcomings temper our enthusiasm.

Editors' Rating
  • Design 7.0
  • Features 7.0
  • Performance 6.0
6.7 Overall

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Review

Plantronics Backbeat Go Bluetooth Headset (Black)

It's hard to design really small wireless Bluetooth earphones because you have to cram a battery and some extra electronics into a compact housing the size of something that's not much bigger than, well, an earbud.

That's a challenge Plantronics has endeavored to overcome with its $99.99 BackBeat Go wireless stereo headset, one of the smallest and lightest stereo Bluetooth headsets out there, which features two slightly oversize earbuds joined by a flat, fettuccine wire that's designed to cut down on tangles.

First, the good. The BackBeat Go is attractively designed and offers a pretty comfortable fit. I was able to get a tight seal with the largest of the included silicon eartips and while I used the optional "wings" that are supposed to help keep the earphones securely in place, I didn't feel they had much of an impact on the fit.

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Specs / Prices

  • Brand Plantronics
  • Type headset
  • Headphones Ear-Parts Type In-ear
  • Sound Output Mode stereo
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