It’s been nearly two years since we last featured Plantronics on the site, but they recently got in touch and sent over a number of their newer products for us to try out. The first being the BackBeat GO 810 Wireless Noise Cancelling Headphones. With a retail price of £139.99 and positive first impressions from their website, I’m looking forward to trying them out.
Look & Feel
The headphones come in a fairly standard, sturdy cardboard box and
These are over the ear headphones, with thick cushioned, memory foam pads covering your ears, a padded headband and plenty of adjustment to get a comfy fit. They are constructed mostly from plastic, with a plastic & metal headband. The headband is adjustable, and via the
Overall, I’m very impressed with the build quality & look of the headphones.
- 40mm drivers / 50-20,000 Hz / 92
- Active noise cancellation
- Up to 22 hours with ANC, Up to 28 hours without ANC
- Dual ANC mode & Dual EQ mode
- Firmware updates & settings via BackBeat app
- Fast charge – 10 minutes charges give 3hrs of playback
Set up can be either via a wired or Bluetooth connection, and I went for the later, as Apple got rid of iPhone ports a long time again. Still a bit salty about that. Anyway, connecting the headphones to your smart device via Bluetooth is as per any other Bluetooth device. Once connected, you can begin to play music or pair with the app.
The BackBeat app is available on iOS & Android, it’s free and it’s worth checking out, but not a requirement. Within the app, you can adjust the ANC to high, low or off, and selected between Bright or Balanced EQ. You can also update the headphones firmware via the app.
Hugely impressed with the sound produced from these headphones, considering
The ANC works very well, although I was unable to tell much of a difference between high & low options. It states high is best used on an aeroplane etc, with low more for street sounds etc. I walked around the busy streets of London, drove in cars, and was more than able to get away from it all & into the music. Turning the ANC off altogether, there was a huge bass boost that became
The headphones are incredibly comfortable to wear, one of the most comfortable I’ve worn in a long time. The colour scheme is also growing on me. The buttons are responsive and easy to use, although you need to remember which ones which, as at first I did get confused. There are various voice prompts during set up, controls etc which is a nice touch. You can also hard wire the headphones
Oh, there is a built-in microphone for voice calls and controlling Siri or similar, if that’s your thing.
As a whole, very impressed with the GO 810 headphones. Plantronics
For more information & to purchase, visit the official Plantronics website.