We have currently reviewed 3 Plantronics headphones. They're a brand best known for their Bluetooth headsets but they also produce some of the most feature-packed headphones on the market.
Overall, Plantronics is a brand that makes feature-packed and versatile everyday headphones for casual use. They're affordable, especially considering their features and build quality. They have some of the best control schemes we've tested so far, excellent wireless ranges, low latency codecs, long-lasting battery lives and noise canceling. However, their noise canceling is not as strong as that of the competition and although they deliver an exciting sound, they can sometimes be too bass-heavy for more critical listeners.
Plantronics does not have a vast lineup of headphones but they have a model for each headphone type.
The best Plantronics Bluetooth headphones for mixed usage are the BackBeat Pro 2. They are a great successor to the well-rounded Backbeat Pro as they are just as versatile and packed with active features. If you're looking for a good pair of wireless over-ear headphones that you can use pretty much everywhere, then the Pro 2 are a good option. They have an efficient control scheme, an excellent wireless range, and a long-lasting battery life. They also have a better sound than the previous model and a redesign that makes them worth the upgrade.
The best Plantronics headphones for gaming are the RIG 800LX. They are 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 (800 HS), depending on the variant you chose, but the transmitter dongle has a good wireless range and a low latency connection. Overall, they're a good choice for gaming even though they lack the customization options of some of the other gaming headsets.
Plantronics does not have the biggest lineup but makes sturdy and 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, if a bit too bass-heavy, sound. However, despite having all these great active features, some of Plantronics 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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