Plantronics BackBeat Go 3 Review – Missing the Beat



The Plantronics BackBeat Go 3 is placed in a relatively affordable price point, and its design won’t certainly win any awards. However, in terms of looks alone, it won’t make you want to give it the cold shoulder treatment either, especially when you’ve seen some of the company’s other solidly built offerings. However, it falls short in some areas which would otherwise make them a good pair.

Plantronics BackBeat Go 3 Review – Missing the Beat

The Plantronics BackBeat Go 3 Falls Short in Some Key Areas

There are two versions of the Plantronics BackBeat Go 3 that are available on the market, and there is only one difference between the two variants. One will have a storage pouch that will double as a portable battery charger, and the other will have the more standard offerings. The charging pouch edition is a bit pricier than the standard model, and without it, the two models are just practically the same.

As for the color variants, the Plantronics BackBeat Go 3 headphones come in all-black and a gray variant with copper accents. For those who were able to see the design of the company’s own BackBeat Go 2, the 3rd iteration is basically an understated version of its predecessor, albeit a bit sleeker. There are security wings found to be attached on each earpiece, and aims to be pliable but firm enough to keep the earpieces from falling off. While they do stay steady, moving around a bit more can cause them to fall off.

The company used a nano-coating from P2i, which is a liquid-repellent technology supplier. Therefore, the headphone is able to withstand humidity, sweat, and drops of rain. The firm also claims that it 3D-mapped the human ear in order to create the eartips so that they won’t wiggle around while being active. With this claim, it is understandably difficult to customize something for millions of ears that will naturally be of different sizes. However, this is not the area wherein the company has gone terribly wrong.

When it comes to sound quality, the lack of consistency found in the audio spectrum of the Plantronics BackBeat Go 3 is where it falls short the most. The treble and the mids will be warm. Furthermore, if you do manage to get a good fit out of the earbuds, then you will get a respectable amount of sub bass. Otherwise, the bass will be quite difficult to be heard. There are plenty of good earbuds found in a moderate price tag out in the market, sadly the BackBeat Go 3 is not one of them.


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Plantronics BackBeat Go 3 Review – Missing the Beat
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