After having a horrible experience with my first pair (or 4) of wireless headphones, Beats by Dr. Dre Powerbeats2 (that review is coming), I ended up purchasing the Plantronics BackBeat FIT Special Edition Wireless Behind-the-Neck Headphones in Black/Silver. I made this purchase at the beginning of November.
These wireless headphones have been outstanding. Such a relief, especially after the issues I had with the Powerbeats2.
When I was looking for a new pair, the photos of the headphones with water on them really caught my attention. You see, I sweat a lot, especially when I go for a long runs. There are so many wireless headphones that tout they are sweat proof, like the Powerbeat2, but apparently they aren’t. So far, these have been outstanding and have been drenched by me.
I was a little concerned when I ordered them with how they would fit around the back of my head. I don’t even notice that part when they are on. It doesn’t touch my head but it’s not loose or anything where it’s moving around much. I’ve never had an issue with them falling our or anything. They stay on perfectly fine when I where a winter hat or head warmer/band when I run.
I also love how it tells you if you’re connected and how much battery life is left when you turn it on. I always hated having to guess with my previous pair. It’s refreshing to know, OK I have 4 hours left, no way these bad boys are going to die on me mid run. I had that happen with others and there is nothing worse then being half way through a long run, your music is motivating you to a quicker pace, and dingoogle (that’s my power off noise) goes off and you’re just listening to yourself huff and puff.
You can also sync it up to your phone to answer or make calls but I don’t. I use an iPod touch still for my music. Plus, I’m not really one for talking on the phone as I’m working out. My focus has to remain on the task ahead. Kudos to those that can carry a conversation while 8 miles into a run.
The other great thing about these is, whenever I have to turn my head to see if there is any traffic or other runners coming in races, these headphones don’t slip out at all. That has been an issue for me with the Powerbeat2 and with wired headphones I’ve used.
I would highly recommend these to anyone looking for a great pair of wireless headphones to use for working out. The prices is very reasonable too.
Here is a link to the type I bought. I apparently bought a special edition that is no longer available, but these are basically them.
What wireless headphones do you use to run or work out?
Is there a pair you want to get next?
Would love to hear your thoughts. Let me know.
*Please note, I have not been paid or received this product for free from the company. I purchased this product on my own and this is my opinion only.