10 December 2016

Plantronics BackBeat PRO 2 wireless headphones feature on-demand active noise cancellation

Source: Plantronics. The BackBeat PRO 2.
Source: Plantronics. The BackBeat PRO 2.
Plantronics, a pioneer in audio and wearable technology, has announced the BackBeat PRO 2 and BackBeat PRO 2 Special Edition (SE) are available worldwide.

"More people than ever are ready to cut the cord and take their audio experience wireless, but are concerned they may have to compromise on the audio quality of their music and their ability to listen for long stretches at a time. BackBeat PRO 2 was designed with these consumers in mind," said Tanguy Leborgne, VP, Consumer Solutions, Plantronics.

"Its on-demand active noise-cancellation, 24-hour battery life, and Plantronics signature audio technologies mean you can immerse yourself in the rich bass, crisp highs and natural mid-tones of your favourite track at the touch of a button, whether you're at the office, commuting, at home or on a long flight."

Built on the winning features of the popular BackBeat PRO, BackBeat PRO 2 has a streamlined design that is 35% smaller and 15% lighter than the previous generation model. Along with new ear cups for better ergonomics and ear coverage, a flexible ear cup mount, and a headband and yoke that distribute weight evenly around the wearer's head, the design of BackBeat PRO 2 means a comfortable fit during long listening sessions.

Delivering a high-quality, full-range listening experience,
the over-the-ear BackBeat PRO 2 has on-demand active noise-cancellation (ANC) to minimise background noise as needed. Users can then switch to open-listening mode to hear announcements or conversations without removing the headphones.

The BackBeat PRO 2 provides wireless freedom with Class 1 Bluetooth for a 100 m range when paired with a Class 1 Bluetooth device. Plantronics smart power management technologies provide up to 24 hours of continuous listening time on a single charge, up to 21 days of standby power, and up to six months of DeepSleep hibernation if inadvertently left on. Other features include:

* Smart sensors that automatically pause or resume the music as the user removes or puts on the headphones respectively
* Multi-device connectivity to connect up to two devices simultaneously and easily switch between your smartphone and tablet for music, movies and calls
* Built-in dual mics to enable clear phone calls right from the headphones
* Travel-ready design with fold-flat ear cups and a protective sleeve
* Included 3.5 mm cable for in-flight entertainment and the ability to plug in

A special edition, the BackBeat PRO 2 SE with near field communications (NFC) pairing, more premium finishes and a hard travel case, has also been launched.

Other BackBeat stereo Bluetooth headphones include BackBeat FIT, waterproof* and sweatproof wireless sport headphones that meet the IP57 rating; BackBeat GO3, wireless stereo earbuds designed from the ground up, and ear out; BackBeat SENSE, smart on-ear wireless headphones with sensor technology; and the BackBeat 100 series, hybrid neckband wireless headphones with an ultra-light design.


BackBeat PRO 2 is available in Black and Tan at authorised Plantronics retailers in Singapore for S$319. The BackBeat PRO 2 SE will be available in Graphite Grey at authorised Singapore Plantronics retailers for S$379.

*Waterproof in fresh water up to 1 m for 30 minutes (IP57). However, Bluetooth technology does not transmit underwater.