CNET First Look
Plantronics BackBeat 903+ headsetThe Plantronics BackBeat 903+ certainly has more features than its predecessor, but the rest of the design suffers from the same problems.
-I'm Nicole Lee, senior associate editor for cnet.com and this is a first look at the Plantronics BackBeat 903+. This is the successor to the Altec Lansing BackBeat 903 from last year. It's slightly improved with a few more features, but the overall design is pretty similar. As you can see, it is behind-the-neck design, so you can wear it with the right side here and the left side here. On the left side is the call button as well as the power button and the volume controls as well as the fast forward and rewind buttons. On the right side, you do get the play and pause control. The basic features of the 903+ include the usual answering, ending, and rejecting calls. And of course, it supports A2DP music streaming so you can listen to the music on your phone. Because of its very simple design, it's also made for working out. One of the few new features of the 903+ is that it has voice control, so you can say answer to answer a call and so forth. It also has voice alerts to let you know the remaining battery life. Overall, sound quality was pretty good. Bass was pretty nice and strong as well as the overall tones and rhythm. However, because of the design of the earbuds, it doesn't block out all sound. This is because the earbuds are designed to let in some outside noise. so that you won't have any accidents while working out. The Plantronics BackBeat 903+ cost around $80 online. I'm Nicole Lee, this has been the first look at the Plantronics BackBeat 903+.