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Plantronics BackBeat 116 Stereo Headset - Retail Packaging - Green by Review Summary ,  Sep 22, 2015

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Plantronics BackBeat 116 Stereo Headset - Retail Packaging - Green
Report Date: 01/01/2016
Based on 54 customer reviews
Overall satisfaction: 3.4
Returned or considering to return: 5.6%

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Individual Feature Rating
Music4.7   above average
Quality4.5   above average
Sound4.1   below average
Price3.8   below average
Fit3.5   below average
Microphone3.3   below average


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Fit

Fit:
"plug is easy to remove (not like the apple crappy brands are trying to imitate now)only downfall is the fit."
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"I just couldn't find a comfortable way to fit them in."
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"First the sheer size of the earbud means that it cannot fit comfortably in your ear."
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"Because of the way they fit in my ears, I find them to be uncomfortable."
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"These work well, and fit my ear, but they don't last."
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"When I had them it was great sound, comfortable fit and the mic worked great in the car."
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"I have not yet found the perfect headset fit for portable music listening."
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"I use them daily, and the sound was good, and I liked how they fit in my ears, hence my 2 stars."
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"The ear phones fit my ears adequately and are sharp looking with a silver circle on the back of the ear phone that looks classy."
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Microphone

Microphone:
"The highs reproduced very nicely (which is rhe norm for ear buds)but the bass wasn't bad either, The mic worked but the sound produced was weak and tinny."
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"The physical design is great and the audio throughput is OK, but the mic is faulty, causing the speech on my transmitting end to break up."
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"I wasn't really able to try out the microphone feature on the headphones."
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"This is a common problem with this type of simple in-line microphones."
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"I tested it in a controlled (quiet) environment and compared performance to a friend's known good headset w mic, but using my phone for both tests."
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"The physical design is great and the audio throughput is OK, but the mic is faulty, causing the speech on my transmitting end to break up."
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"When I had them it was great sound, comfortable fit and the mic worked great in the car."
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"Otherwise, good pair of stereo headphones mic! "
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"Sound quality is awesome and the mic works great."
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Music

Music:
"I assumed that such a small headset in this price range would not be good enough for music listening, but this has surpassed my expectations."
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"It works like a charm with the RTX DUALphone 4088 plus you can use it on an iPod iPhone or Android phone for music and make calls, great product at a great price."
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"Having the switch on the line is nice for stopping and starting your music while you are listening."
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"I have not yet found the perfect headset fit for portable music listening."
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"Music sounds beautiful, crisp, full range (or close enough).I had difficulty keeping the ear-buds in my ears."
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"If using these for music, they are great."
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Price

Price:
"The obvious problems would have to be how the earbuds are abnormally large, the earphones themselves feel very cheap, and there is no function to lower or raise volume."
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"The Backbeat buds are fine for the money, but don't look for outstanding performance."
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"I assumed that such a small headset in this price range would not be good enough for music listening, but this has surpassed my expectations."
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"good sound, great price"
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"Good sound for the price."
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"It works like a charm with the RTX DUALphone 4088 plus you can use it on an iPod iPhone or Android phone for music and make calls, great product at a great price."
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"Can't go wrong w the price, pretty decent."
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"Overall good purchase for the price."
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Quality

Quality:
"Uncomfortable, but good sound quality."
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"The comfort issue outweighs the sound quality by a large margin, which is why I cannot recommend this product."
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"Uncomfortable, but good sound quality."
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"Good sound quality, the only thing I didn't like is that after a while the right speaker doesn't work anymore."
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"Great quality sound and comfort."
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"I enjoy the sound quality, and they do have a cool look to them, even if they feel cheap, but I only suggest these earphones if you're willing to go the extra mile to keep those cords safe."
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"I am still looking for a good quality set of headphones with headset"
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Sound

Sound:
"Uncomfortable, but good sound quality."
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"The highs reproduced very nicely (which is rhe norm for ear buds)but the bass wasn't bad either, The mic worked but the sound produced was weak and tinny."
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"The Backbeat 116 sound as good as any headphones I have tried, but they are the most uncomfortable headphones I have experienced."
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"The comfort issue outweighs the sound quality by a large margin, which is why I cannot recommend this product."
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"Short answer: better sound but not as comfortable."
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"The sound is comparable to the Apple earphones (not great)."
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"Uncomfortable, but good sound quality."
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"Clear and nice sound.."
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"good sound, great price"
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"Good sound quality, the only thing I didn't like is that after a while the right speaker doesn't work anymore."
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"Good sound for the price."
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