As the winner of our May 2017 headphone shootout these top-notch headphones balanced out superior sound with striking design and materials, and impressive build quality. They also sport the most complete feature set of any headphones on test, with fast and reliable Bluetooth and clever noise cancelling tech, and they were comfortable to wear for hours at a time. And although well balanced, the sound remained exciting throughout, and the big bass response really caught us by surprise. We also liked the button layout for controlling all its features, something that turns out to be all too easy to mess up. Besides regular noise cancelling, its open-mic feature listens to sounds around you and pipes them in: just the thing for hearing your family, co-workers or ringing phone over the music. The Plantronics brand has a great pedigree, although it is less well known to SA consumers. Consider this a powerful entrance, then.
TIP Multipoint technology on the Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2 allows you to connect to two devices at the same time.