Plantronics' newest Bluetooth sports earphones keep it light
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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.
That's the BackBeat Fit 300.
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