The BackBeat Match 350 is just like the BackBeat Match 300 — plus a brand new earloop.

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Final 12 months Plantronics launched a light-weight sports activities headphone referred to as the BackBeat Match 300 that I assumed was fairly good albeit with one flaw: its inline distant was somewhat clunky.

Now the corporate has a brand new mannequin — the BackBeat Match 350 — that has the identical sound and design, however provides earloops for elevated help and stability. Just like the earlier mannequin, it sells for $80.

Consolation or sound weren’t the problems with the BackBeat Match 300. However the awkwardly massive inline distant added some weight to the wire and I used to be too conscious of it at instances, particularly whereas operating. Now with the earloop, the distant finally ends up in the back of your head simply above your neck. I am nonetheless unsure the design is right for me, however I will spend somewhat extra time with them — and take just a few runs — earlier than I submit my full rated overview.

A carrying pouch and three totally different sized suggestions are included.

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Within the meantime, listed below are the BackBeat Match 350’s key specs, per Plantronics:

Ultralightweight design (15 grams)6mm driversPassive noise-canceling eartips create a good seal for optimum sound Safe-fit earloops, patent-pending eartips and stabilizers IPX5-rated waterproof and sweatproof design withstands moisture from sweat, rain and spills As much as 6 hours of battery lifeHD Voice certifiedBluetooth four.1, with 2H2S multipoint so it may hook up with a couple of device2-in-1 stability clip that you could fasten to your shirt or use as a cinch for max stability Inline controls: Take calls, skip tracks, regulate quantity and activate smartphone voice assistants Reflective sport-weave cable offers visibility at evening and minimizes friction by sliding easily over sweat Carrying pouch includedPrice: $80 (no phrase but on worldwide pricing, however we’ll add it as quickly as we get it)


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