We've currently reviewed 6 Plantronics headphones. They're a brand known for their wide range of wireless business-oriented headsets, but they also produce some of the most feature-packed Bluetooth headphones for casual use on the market too. Here are the best Plantronics headsets we've tested.
The best Plantronics Bluetooth headset for casual use are the Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2 Wireless 2016. They're feature-packed, noise cancelling headphones with a comfortable yet durable design that's very easy-to-use. Their bass-rich sound profile helps bring out the thump and rumble of electronic music while still sounding balanced enough for rock or jazz. They have an outstanding 30-hour battery life with lots of power-saving features to help them last even longer. They can pair to two devices simultaneously and support aptX-LL for lower latency with the right Bluetooth adapter. The SE variant even comes with a nice hard carrying case and supports NFC for easier Bluetooth pairing. Like most Plantronics headphones, their noise cancelling isn't great and they have a rather bulky design. The Plantronics BackBeat Go 810 Wireless have a sleeker look, but aren't as comfortable and their ANC is worse.
The best Plantronics headphones for gaming are the Plantronics RIG 800LX Wireless. They're easy to use, have a well-balanced sound, and a great battery life. Thanks to a comfortable and lightweight wireless design, they can be worn for long gaming sessions. The dongle is only compatible with the Xbox One (800LX) or the PS4 (800HS), depending on the variant you choose, but the transmitter dongle has a good wireless range and a low latency connection. Unfortunately, they're not customizable like some of the other gaming headsets we've tested, and also tend to distort quite heavily near max volume, so they might not be ideal if you like to listen to your music more loudly. That said, they're still a good choice for gaming overall.
Overall, Plantronics makes versatile headphones that tend to be quite reasonably priced, especially considering how feature-packed they are. Their headphones have some of the best control schemes we've tested so far, and usually also feature noise cancelling, great battery performance, and even low latency Bluetooth codecs. Their noise cancelling doesn't usually perform as well as competing models, and they don't have the most elegant designs, but the brand still makes some of the best headphones for everyday casual use we've seen to date.
Plantronics doesn't have the biggest lineup geared towards non-business users, but they still make sturdy, versatile, wireless headphones that are packed with features. We have yet to test their full lineup, but their Pro series offers an excellent wireless range, easy-to-use control schemes, and an exciting bass-rich sound. However, despite having all these great active features, some of their headphones struggle with noise cancellation, typically delivering an average-at-best isolation performance and a lot of self-noise when the ANC is enabled.
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