With introduction of Plantronics PRO+ the claim is being deliver better sound with the AptX technology, that too over range of 100 meters !! But if you ask me “Is it worth spending $150″ !!! Lets get through if its worth and if not then I will tell you the TRICK to achieve same results with the PRO model !!
Plantronics BackBeat PRO & PRO+ has following main features
Over-the-ear wireless active noise-canceling headphones.
Well-built and comfortable to wear.
Can be used as corded headphones too. Useful if the battery drains off.
Auto Music Pause – Pause/play streaming audio as you remove/put on headphones.
Headphones can fold flat, for carrying in pouch.
Uses NFC tap-to-pair technology for Android phones, so quick pairing can be done by just bringing headphones to the phone.
- Extended Range
Wireless range is up-to 330 feet (100 meters) as compared to standard BT headphones with only 33-foot (10-meter) range.
- Slightly overweight, 12 ounces (as compared to Beats Studio Wireless weighs 9 ounces)
- Not so much comfortable for warmer environments. Mostly better for home or office use.
Plantronics BackBeat PRO vs PRO+ NC Headphones Specificaions Comparison
|Wireless Noise Canceling Hi-Fi Headphones||Plantronics BackBeat PRO||Plantronics BackBeat PRO|
|Noise-cancellation||Controllable Active Noise Canceling (ANC) plus Digital Signal Processing (DSP)|
|Drivers||40 mm dynamic drivers|
|Connector||1/8″ mini stereo|
jack plug (3.5 mm)
|Smart Sensors||Pause/play streaming audio as you remove/put on headphones.|
|Bluetooth Profiles||Bluetooth v4.0 + EDR – A2DP for audio streaming, AVRCP for music controls, Hands-free v1.6 for wideband, and Headset v1.2|
|Wireless Range||Up to 100 meters/330 feet from phone or tablet with Class 1 Bluetooth|
|Multi-Point Support||Simultaneously connect two Bluetooth devices (2H2S)|
|Network Adapter||Buy aftermarket fitment to make it similar to PRO+||High-fidelity Bluetooth USB adapter with aptX low latency codec delivering wired audio quality|
|Battery Life||Up to 24 hours of listening time from rechargeable battery|
|Fuel Meter||Upon powering on headphones, up to five LEDs light up indicating remaining power.|
|Standby time||Up to 21 days|
|DeepSleep mode||Up to 180 days|
|Battery Type||Rechargeable, non-replaceable lithium-ion|
|Charging Time||Up to 3 hours|
|Voice Alerts||Spoken alerts in 14 language options|
|Wireless Noise Canceling Hi-Fi Headphones||Plantronics BackBeat PRO||Plantronics BackBeat PRO+|
Now looking above it is pretty clear that except the High-fidelity Bluetooth USB adapter which with the help of aptX low latency codec delivers HiFi sound like wired audio, there are no major differences in between PRO & PRO+ models.
my TRICK – Get PRO+ feature in PRO model
So there is simple option to get the same improvement of AptX using an Plantronics BT600 Network Adapter which will cost you around $58, facilitating you to get wireless APtX compatibility to the PRO model, So in all you spend only $177 straightly saving $100