Ακατάλληλα ακουστικά για τυφώνα: Review: Plantronics BackBeat FIT 305

 

Διασκεδαστική περιγραφή της ζωής της με τα νέα Plantronics BackBeat FIT 305 στο γνωστό περιοδικό.  Διαβάστε αναλυτικά.

 

“There’s no better way to say this—these headphones sound amazing. Beyoncé’s vocal fry was as intimate as if she were singing over my shoulder, and Mariah Carey’s bat-whistle solos were so pure. With workout headphones, I appreciate a bigger bass presence, and I doubt I’m the only runner whose playlist resembles that of DJ’s nightclub set. The headphones also blocked ambient noise so well I took to wearing only one sometimes, so pedestrians and cars would stop sneaking up on me.

PLANTRONICS BACKBEAT FIT 305

Clear sound. Outperformed advertised battery life and Bluetooth range. Durable and secure. Easy to use. Fairly priced.

As a safety feature, the reflective cord is pretty much useless and obscured by clothes and hair. Ear loops can make noise depending on the shape of your ears. Find My Headphones feature is of dubious utility.  Wind-catching conch shells aside, the silicone earbuds fit securely. Three different sizes were available, and the smallest didn’t require the usual fiddling that I’ve had with other workout in-ear buds. They didn’t fall out while running, doing sit-ups, or lifting.

They were tough enough to shove into a pocket or gym bag, even without the protective mesh pouch, and they didn’t flinch when doused with sweat and rain. The Bluetooth range was astonishing. Plantronics advertises the range as 33 feet, but I placed my iPhone at one end of an empty studio and paced off 50 feet while the music continued to play. My jams remained clear with the phone placed next to me during studio workouts, and I was also able to freely move around the kitchen while my phone was charging.

The battery life also outperformed the listed specs. Plantronics states that one charge has up to six hours of wireless listening, but I got a little over seven hours off one charge.

Operating these buds was surprisingly easy. After charging, simply hold the power button until the indicator light blinks alternating red and blue to pair them. The inline controls are a cinch to find, even while moving. It’s easy to distinguish between its controls by touch and it takes some effort to press them so that you don’t accidentally skip tracks.

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It was easy to make and accept calls via Bluetooth, and the person I was talking to heard me clearly on the other end. If you do have any operational questions, Plantronics has an app with a manual and list of FAQs, which I found convenient to reference while I was testing these headphones.

The app also has a Find My Headphones function.

Τhese headphones aren’t dirt cheap, but they’re durable and offer great workout performance at an accessible price. Just don’t go out running in a tornado—which is good life advice, whether you’re wearing wireless headphones or not.

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