For my dollar, the biggest selling point of the Plantronics BackBeat GO 2 wireless earbuds has got to be their sound quality and ability to block out the outside, ambient noises. I was continuously impressed at how my music sounded and how effective the earbuds were at noise cancellation. This is also somewhat of an issue, however, as I don’t know if I can fully recommend them for doing outdoor workouts like jogging, hiking, etc. Canceling out the ambient noises of a gym isn’t a bad idea – but, outside, you need to be able to hear any dangers that lurk around you. Speaking more on working out, these earbuds are water and sweat resistant as well as rugged enough that they won’t break if they fall to the ground for some reason.
Taking calls while wearing the Plantronics BackBeat GO 2 wireless earbuds is a breeze and the claimed issues with the microphone from the first BackBeat GO are a thing of the past. I had no trouble at all taking or placing calls, talking to people, understanding what they were saying to me – etc. I was actually very impressed with the audio clarity of the callers.
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