Plantronics BackBeat PRO 2: The Latest In Wireless Headphones

By Libby Jane Charleston
on 28 November 2016

The evolution of headphones has been fascinating to observe over the decades and, these days, it is not unusual to see people keeping them on their heads for hours at a time: from making phone calls to listening to music and podcasts.

Plantronics has been a pioneer in audio and wearable technology and recently unveiled its new BackBeat PRO 2. Packed with more premium features than any other wireless headphones in their class, the over-the-ear Plantronics BackBeat PRO 2 create an oasis of personal space wherever you go with just the touch of a button.

With a high-quality, full-range listening experience, BackBeat PRO 2 features on-demand active noise-cancellation. This means you can minimise background noise while you’re working and also lets you to switch to open-listening mode to hear conversations or any announcements, without having to take your headphones off.

BackBeat PRO 2 features Class 1 Bluetooth for an impressive 100 metre range when paired with a Class 1 Bluetooth device. Its smart power management technologies means you have up to 24 hours of continuous listening time on a single charge, up to 21 days of standby power.

It also gives you up to six months of DeepSleep hibernation if you accidentally leave it on.

Following in the footsteps of the award-winning BackBeat PRO, BackBeat PRO 2 features a streamlined design with a 35 per cent decrease in size and 15 per cent reduction in weight from the previous generation model.

Along with new ear cups for better ergonomics and ear coverage, a flexible ear cup mount, and a headband and yoke that distribute weight evenly around the wearer’s head, the design of BackBeat PRO 2 means a comfortable fit during even the longest listening sessions.

Smart sensors that automatically pause or resume your music as you remove or put on your headphones

Unique Features

  • Multi-device connectivity to connect up to two devices simultaneously and easily switch between your smartphone and tablet for music, movies and phone calls.
  • Built-in dual mics to enable you to jump into clear phone calls right from your headphones.
  • Travel-ready design with fold-flat ear cups and a protective sleeve.
  • Included 3.5mm cable for in-flight entertainment and the ability to plug in to keep enjoying your music if you run out of battery.

Pricing and Availability

BackBeat PRO 2 is available in black and tan at JB Hi-Fi with Officeworks and Tech 2 Go to follow. The Suggested Retail Price is $299 AUD. A special edition BackBeat PRO 2 SE with NFC pairing, more premium finishes and a hard travel case will also be available early next year in graphite grey at the authorised Plantronics retailers for $349.99 AUD. For more information, visit

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