There are many options out there for people who want to stay plugged to their music while on the go. The wireless neckband model is getting quite popular in this segment, especially among the more active users. Plantronics BackBeat FIT 350 is one such wireless earphone aimed at the sports enthusiasts.
The Plantronics BackBeat FIT 350 has a very good design that gives a superb fit to the earpiece. There are fins around the silicone tips that ensure the earpieces stay in place whatever you do. The flexible plastic loop around the ear also helps. The other good thing is the sweat-proof fabric finish cord that connects the two earpieces. There is a small pod on the right side to house the microphone, controls as well as the battery and charging port. There is a clip to hold the mic near your mouth when you are moving about. Overall, the design is near perfect, though I highly recommend you snip the tag as soon as you buy this.
The audio quality is good and it helps that the earpieces block out a lot of external noise, ensuring you hear the music without interruptions. The music is rich and deep with the right amount of bass. I tried this with different types of music during my morning walks and the experience was really good.
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However, when you use the Plantronics BackBeat FIT 350 for making calls, the noise isolation makes the voice boom a bit in your ears. You also hear yourself breathing and maybe even the pacing of your feet. This is the vacuum in your ears at work. But that should not deter you, as you can uses a tip that does not create this suction.
The battery life of the Plantronics BackBeat FIT 350 is about six hours, given that this has a slightly smaller battery. But the company claims the battery will last upto six months in deep sleep mode, which is good. At Rs 6,490, the Plantronics BackBeat FIT 350 is a slightly expensive, but a good, sturdy option for those who need a wireless earphone for their workouts.