very good 4/4/2013
I am using these with an iPhone 3GS, mainly while at the gym. They are just AMAZING!!! They fit very well. I'm able to leave my phone by my things and walk anywhere around the weights. Also, there is no problem using these while laying on a bench.
The only problem I have had are they sometimes get a little uncomfortable around the back of the ear after wearing for 30+ min. However, I think I will get used to this, as well as this will be different for different people.
I also hope this will hold up to sweat, so far it has, and it's covered by a year warranty.
But I LOVE the sound, the voice and mic sound great. I'm definitely glad I choose this over the others I was looking at.
low quality material 8/9/2012
Low quality, you get for what you pay. lasted a month, stoped charging, to loose to wear, if you bounce it comes off. 50% of the time wouldn't connect. waste of money. thats what you get for putting price over quality.
QUIT WORKING..... TWICE 7/23/2012
Mark from Chicago
Got a good price on Buy.com in June 2011, BUT....they went out after about a month. Had to return them to Plantronics who sent me refurbished headphones. Those just quit working as well. The on/off button just stops functioning. This happened both times. I just wrote to Plantronics about warranty again, but I'm sure they will say no. I will likely just send them back to them anyway.
pantronics blue tooth 7/3/2012
Mario from Mcallen texas
Was very satified with my purchase, time will only tell how well they will hold up for me at the gym. But for now I like this item alot.
BEST. BLUETOOTH. EVER. Setup is incredibly easy. A voice on the bluetooth talks you through setup process. The flip open / flip close to turn on and off is so easy. No need to press really tiny buttons like other bluetooths. And it is amazing to be able to connect to two phones. Both my wife and I can use the same bluetooth. It connects to either one when the phone rings. And the voice prompts are great. Also incredibly comfortable, I don't even notice that it's on my ear. 5 stars!
good unit range is poor 6/14/2012
what can I say the reviews cover the unit well. It works inside well, outside it cuts out if not positioned on the left side. I do not exercise with it so the issues with sweat ruining the unit are probably true but I use mine at my desk for pandora, sound quality is great very adequate sound at most any level. I love the unit it seems to be quality in it's build. I am yet to see how durable it is. Setup was a breeze and the controls are easy. I use the Iphone and it integrates seamlessly.
Made for busy lifestyles, and designed to be worn behind each ear, it has a rugged, flexible construction, so you can take music and calls with you wherever you go. Each earpiece adjusts three ways for a custom fit. When you're finished using your headphones, you can quickly fold them up and store them in a protective carrying pouch (included)--or toss them straight into your bag.
this allows up to seven hours of talk time and up to seven days of standby time. The battery can be fully charged in three hours.
Cannot use 5/16/2012
I bought this but cannot use it because I have no idea whether it works or not. It didn't come with a manual so there is no way of knowing. I am going to check to see if the website of the manufacturers has something that can guide me on setting it up. I will update if there is a positive development.
Great sound for bluetooth, one annoying flaw 4/20/2012
AAA from Tucson, AZ
I have had it for several months now and the sound quality of the BackBeat blew my old set of bluetooth headphones out of the water by far. It also connected to my phone, but I don't use it that way often.
The main flaw is that it will lock up on me pretty frequently, going into a state where it doesn't respond to anything. The saving grace is that if you HOLD the power button WHILE you plug in the charger until you see a red light, it will reset itself, but not loose it's settings. It is also pretty heavy on the back of my ear, so I can only have it on for a few hours.
I just use it at my desk to play Pandora at work without wires pulling me down every time I decide to stand up.
Great headphones 4/18/2012
They fit comfortably and sound great. I like the slim design.
peter from Orlando fl
it is like it have to head phones but its a blue tooth
These work perfectly with my iPad and Droid X. I have not had problem one, they sound clear and I have no issues connecting them. I love not getting tangled in the wires while exercising and being able to answer the phone also, makes them a wonderful alternative.
Great headset 4/8/2012
They seem awkward at first but after a little adjustment they get really comfortable. They fit snug around the ears and are loose on the neck so you can wear a hat or helmet with them. The build and sound quality are both superb. The ability to listen to music, take calls and listen to alerts while riding is very convenient.
Great headset 3/31/2012
Debra from Wildwood, MO
I have 3 other Minolta wireless headsets but I like the Backbeat the best because it does not stick out on the back and the ear pieces are very comfortable. Sound is great also.
Good value, good sound 3/29/2012
In terms of the product, I like that it was inexpensive, and so far, excellent sound quality. Adjusting inside the ear was difficult at first, but got used to it. Regarding the vendor, it took a little while to receive, but all in all, everything was fine. I thought I did see it advertised for the headset to come with a carrying pouch and replacement ear buds, and I didn't get that, but I won't get my panties in a bunch over it.
Bluetooth Stereo Headphones 3/23/2012
Anthony from Willingboro
These Bluetooth headphones I found to be very culpable very easy-to-use very easy to connect so far so good, Great item.
Would buy again 3/22/2012
Good product. Went running with them and performed fairly well. The only issue I had was the ears don't fit perfectly; but still well enough to be happy with. Not sure on the range yet but seemed fine with phone in pocket.
Great sound 3/19/2012
The Plantronic bluetooth 903 phones I wouldn't buy this type again! Hard to get situated in your ear and rather uncomfortable.
Excellent Product 3/16/2012
Just as I wished, a wireless earphone without the bulky headset.
another plantronics awesomeness 3/16/2012
brush from cmh
works great, except in sweaty conditions. Has great sound, and battery lasts longer than my other bluetooth headsets. Price is just right too. I wish I still had them... my brother took these away from me as he fell in love with them on a trip home, will have to buy another pair.
worth value 3/5/2012
I'm no expert on headphones, but these are great! I immediately noticed a HUGE difference in quality from my earbuds - the bass sound is fantastic, giving every genre of music a fuller, more robust sound. I can hear so many more details in my music that I didn't notice with just my earbuds.
love plantronics 903 2/28/2012
sher from renton, wa
Great device for workout, talk and drive. I love that it is wireless.
Seller hits the mark. The Plantronic bluetooth 90 2/28/2012
Redneckerson from Mississippi
The seller is top notch. Great service, very quick and efficient. The Plantronic bluetooth 903 phones.....well, there are much better types on the market! I wouldn't buy this type again! Hard to get situated in your ear and rather uncomfortable. There are much better solutions on the market.
great headset 2/14/2012
Great Wireless Headset 2/11/2012
Scott from Shawnee, KS
work perfectly. Only downside is the cord that goes around the back of your neck. Gets in the way just a bid but other than that a great value that I've been using all the time.
Best for far - using with the Samsung S2 2/2/2012
Richmanray from New Jersey
I've had cheap and expensive Bluetooth stereo headphones and these are the best so far. They seem awkward at first but after a little adjustment they get really comfortable. They fit snug around the ears and are loose on the neck so you can wear a hat or helmet with them.
The build and sound quality are both superb. The ability to listen to music, take calls and listen to alerts while riding is very convenient.
Using this stereo headset feels like being in the room with the person you are talking to and I'm told I sound clear and loud. The combo of Altec Lansing and Plantronics makes for an awesome product. The thing I would improve is the flexibility of the charging door. I've had no pairing issues or dropouts. Definitely a Great Product.
Great product with a few foibles. 1/26/2012
Pros: Good sound quality. Mic works well except in noisy environs. Sits flush behind the ear and as such looks much better than most A2DP headsets. Cons: Ears get sore if worn too long. Sometimes fails to pair. Switches seem breakable. Needs clear line-of-sight to be consistent (eg phone in pocket while walking = minor connection issues). All in all great product, highly recommended.
Absolutely Great 1/25/2012
Don from Burlington, KY
After reading some of the reviews, I was reluctant to purchasing these headphones. I decided to buy them and try them for myself and I'm so happy that I did. Other reviews that I read complained about sticking buttons, not enough volume, and not coming with a bluetooth adapter. I use them with bluetooth enabled devices and they work fantastic. You really don't need the adapter unless your device is not bluetooth enabled. The sound is great and there is more volume than your ears can stand. Everything functions fine with no sticking buttons or anything else wrong with the quality. I am so happy with them that I am going to buy another headset. Don't let the negative reviews stop you from purchasing these. You will not be disappointed!
Great headphones at a great price 1/25/2012
I bought these for my son and he absolutely loves them. They arrived quickly and in retail packaging. They were easy to connect via bluetooth to both his HTC MyTouch and his Ipod touch. The volume is great for him and the controls are easy to use. The sound quality is very good. I would highly recommend
Great and Easy 1/24/2012
Very easy set up. Great sound quality and reception.
Great Headset 1/23/2012
ckalis from Marysville, Washington
Exactly as described. Charged the unit and it paired right away to my Nokia E-73 mode. Sound quality is outstanding. Getting the ear pieces set up, though is a little cumbersome, rotating, swiveling, extending, etc. Lots of buttons on the unit, but once you learn them, they are intuitive.
Great value on this head set.
Sync'd very easy to my Iphone 4 and sounds great. Suprised with the quality of the phone volume and receiption.
Satisfied with product 1/21/2012
I like the sound quality both with phone calls and listening to music. Synced well with my iPhone. The ear pieces are comfortable even with my small ears. I wore the set today while working out and I had no issues with the set. The only thing I could nit pick would be the cover where you plug the charger. The cover is flimsy and I could see it eventually fail.
geek from SJC,CA
I've had them for about a week and really like them. They were easy to sync with my Droid. Sound was great. Very comfortable. Used them while doing yard work and was able to leave the Droid on the deck and got great reception. I really liked being able to hear the birds while I had them on. Makes wearing them outside a bit safer than regular head phones that block external sounds.
Wasn't very hot so don't know how it will do with excessive sweating...hoping it will do OK.
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Works Great 10/21/2011
David Roy from Houston, TX
I have enjoyed this product and it works great....
0 of 1 customers found this review helpful.
parts jam 8/8/2011
I am very satisfied with this product, it performs very well, and it is easy to use. The exchange policy is good, BUT this thing needs to cut down on the moving parts. the mute button jams when exposed to dust/sand hard to keep these moving parts clean. if you use in your car, or at the park in a urban setting you are good to go just don't take it to the beach.
Dead on Arrival 7/20/2011
Brad from LaVergen, TN
After product arrived and put on charger as instructed, the headphones would not turn on. The power indicator led would not come on. The charging indicator led would not come on. Then it did come on and charge. It did work for a while, then it wouldn't turn off. Then it did...then it wouldn't turn on....then it did...then it didn't....you get the picture? It has an intermittent problem (I suspect the small power switch). It is great that they can make things so tiny, but they still have to do the job.......This didn't.
0 of 1 customers found this review helpful.
Great sound and performance 7/17/2011
Arti from Houston
This wireless headset was exactly what I was looking for. My main use is for exercising. They deliver great music sound and are comfortable. I had to adjust the swivels and ear piece several times to get it just right, but the adjustable features are great. I really like intense sound and sometimes you only get that when you press ear buds into your ears with your fingertips. I found that I could get that same effect by placing a foam ear plug between the back of the ear piece (by power button) and the inside of my ear. This made it so the soft rubber eartip was channeling sound right into my ear.
Taking a phone call while running is easy with one press of the button. Listening with two ear speakers and talking through two mics makes for great communication.
I ran a 10K race with these using the Nike+ GPS app. I had great music and great statistic updates throughout the whole race. I even took a call from my wife who wanted to know how I was doing.
The move forward/backward to new track feature does not work, but I knew that going in, since iphone has not made that possible yet. All other features work well and the button pressing sequences work once you memorize them.
One really nice feature is the flexible neck cable. You hardly know it is there and because it is flexible, you can store these in a small carrying pouch, a definite advantage over the Motorola ones I looked at.
I have only had them for a week, but they have performed just great.
2 of 2 customers found this review helpful.
Great sound for the music but poor voice quality 7/1/2011
Juanita from Hyattsville, MD
Most people who I talk to on this headphone complain that I sound as though I'm in a bubble. So, if you want to use this to actually talk to people for extended periods of time, keep looking. However, this is my third one of these. They break easily, so don't expect much more than a few months out of them. Sound quality ALWAYS remains good. AS for the pros. They are very light on your head. Light enough for you to forget you're wearing them. If you're active and primarily are using your mobile phone to listen to music, or podcasts, or whatever, these are the earphones to get. They stay put. And as long as you keep any interrupting call short or switch off the bluetooth setting no one can complain.
Tom Leeds from Chicago
Set up on a mac and ipad took all of 15 seconds. They are comfortable, lightweight. Very good value. Sound great for what they are. Great range.
My use is more for watching video and listening to podcasts and audio books.
Phone use I don't know.
Awesome Bluetooth Stereo In-Ear Headphones 6/1/2011
Chas from Princeton Junction, NJ
I bought a couple of pairs of the Altec Lansing (Plantronics) Backbeat 903 stereo headphones when they were on special and have been extremely satisfied with them! For the price, they perform great! I have synched them to my iPad, iPod, Droid X and Blackberry. They are great for listening to music as well as for talking on your cell phone! And after months of use - no locking up like in the other reviews! I highly recommend these!
Very good at the current prices 5/31/2011
Been using this headset for over a year, maybe two now. It sounds good, works fine, and holds good charge. I'm actually on my second pair.
The first pair I bought started freezing up on me about 3 months into the purchase, but there is a way to reset it, something like plugging it in while holding power or unplugging while holding power.
The problems I have: it doesn't like to be paired (not simultaneously) with more than one device, but it can, your body can block signal if coming from pockets.
Work great with two caveats 4/5/2011
Todd from Jacksonville, FL
I'm very pleased with these headphones with two caveats.
1) Unfortunately they stopped working after about two weeks. Simply will no longer turn on. I'm returning and hoping that I just got a bad one.
2) The second is more concerning if you use them while running like I do. They work great as long as you are inside a building or in some other place where the bluetooth signal can bounce. When outside with my iPhone in my pocket the signal cuts in and out. Presumably because my body gets in the way of the signal. I got it to work fairly reliably by wearing a fanny back and putting the phone in the outermost pocket to get it away from my body.
Other than that I am very pleased with them overall. They sound good, have good controls (can even trigger voice commands on iPhone), and fit well. Only used it on a couple of calls but it worked very well on those.
Terrible Product 3/22/2011
GB from Richmond, VA
I was hoping that with a name like Altec Lansing / Plantronics it will be worth the money. It was not, the maximum volume is very low and the unit will not hold a charge for more than 10 minute (and yes I followed the instructions exactly as written). It does however pairs with the iPod and Motorola phones without a problem. This positive does not (by a long shot) makes up for the low volume and 10 minute charge. Avoid
0 of 1 customers found this review helpful.
Great headphones for the price 3/14/2011
Chris C from Green Bay, WI
I only use this for calls - not music, so I can't comment on music performance. Call quality is excellent though, as good as anything I've heard. In contrast to other users, I love the way these fit into your ear... I hate the 'squishy' ear pieces that you have to jam in. Yes, the squishy ones give better sound isolation - but they also pick up ear wax (yuck!). The controls are easy to use and overall it's a very comfortable fit. I tried to use it while in a noisy location and others could hardly hear me over the background noise. Definitely a great buy and would buy another.
Great Bluetooth headphones, BUT...they failed afte 3/12/2011
Disgruntled Purchaser from Portland, MI
I ordered these headphones about 2 weeks ago. They arrived earlier this week, and after 2 days of using them with my HP laptop computer, they suddenly stopped working while I was listening to my playlist of music. The headset's battery is fully charged, but the device will no longer turn itself on. I checked the Bluetooth connectivity with my cell phone (cell phone connects to my laptop, but the headphones simply stopped working). I am going to RMA this thing and hope that a replacement lasts longer than 2 days, else I am going to demand a full refund.
In the mean time, the sound from these headphones is simply great (so long as it works). I'm just disappointed that they didn't work for more than 2 days of use (used them for approximately 2 hours each night after work).
0 of 1 customers found this review helpful.
not impressed 3/11/2011
A customer from Seattle
delivers only poor sound quality
Great Product for $35 bucks 3/11/2011
Raj from Alpharetta, GA
It looks and feels great. If you are looking product for workout, I would definitely recommend this compared to expensive ones... I would also say take a look at 906, this comes with transmitter as default. I didn't notice this earlier, which is good for devices which don't have Bluetooth transmitter. It works great with computer. Calls might not be clear to other person in windy or public places.Audio quality is good but not best (can't expect more for money spent :)). It has control for bass, but looks like track control :). Delay in Audio when connected to computer, if headset is out of range even for second (probably bluetooth driver I have).
Jason from Baltimore, MD
Works well with my iPhone 4. Rugged yet flexible design allows them to be folded up in my pocket when I'm not using them. Inexpensive as well.
Careful! Does not come with the Bluetooth adapter 3/6/2011
A customer from Vienna, VA
This has proved to be a great headset. I thought that it came with the corresponding Bluetooth adapter that hooks into the portable device, but was surprised to see that it doesn't. The 906 comes with the separate adapter, not the 903. Just a heads up.
2 of 2 customers found this review helpful.