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Platronics Backbeat Fit 2100 $99 (Was $159) @ JB Hi-Fi

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Seems like a good deal? From the reviews I've read, be aware that there a bit of background noise from the earpiece when silent :O

Second time posting, let me know if I did it wrong

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  • +3 votes

    This looks like the 3rd generation?

    I adored the 1st generation; was perfect. I found the 2nd gen not as amazing but still love them and when they die, will def stick to them.

    They're extremely durable, loud enough to get your heart racing, they're not noiseblocking (which you shouldn't want for workout gear), battery life is fantastic, they never slip out of my ear etc etc

    I love them. $100 is usually as good as it gets, bar the one off super deal. Buy it.

    oh, and they're essentially the only headphones i use because they're just so convenient and long lasting. Have wireless sennheiser headphones but just a pain in the butt size wise.

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    My only problem with these is the battery life. You only get 7 hours out of them so if you're using them to listen to music at work, you're kinda screwed.
    Great for running/working out though.

    • +1 vote

      7 hours is huge? I listen to music most the day too but it's rare to literally have the headphones in for an entire 9 hour day. Plus they're fast charging. Each to their own expectations i guess.

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        My last jlab ones had 10 so I could very easily get through a full day. I guess it's just an adjustment for me now? Great headphones though.

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      I use the previous version for bike riding - about an hour so it suits me and as someone else said, recharge is fast. I like that I can hear what is happening around me, but you do get wind noise.

      The battery does lose it recharge levels reasonably quickly. I have one pair - about three years old - and they will max out at 5 hours. I had another set I didn’t use for a year and the battery just collapsed.

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      I use my first gens for work and has 7 hours of charge. I just bring a charger along with me and charge it when I'm not listening to music to make sure I have enough on the trek home. It charges quite fast too.

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    Been waiting for these to come on special for a while now. Thanks for posting!

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      Just be warned this version changed a lot from the previous ones, removed some features etc. Reviews have been harsh.

  • +1 vote

    Just had a pair of these fail on me after 6 months. Plantronics has not been responsive to my emails re: warranty.

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    Had these since they came out, jog 10k, 3 or 4 times most weeks in them and they’re perfect. My gen 1’s rusted so I’ve been keeping a close eye on these and no signs yet. Only thing I don’t like is the volume… very sensitive. Controls on the gen 1 was much better. 100% prefer these to my Jabra 65t’s.

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    Second time posting, let me know if I did it wrong

    Well, you spelled "Platronics" wrong.

  • +1 vote

    Keep your receipts, I can promise these will fail on you during the warranty period. That said when they work they work well and JB have always replaced them without a fuss when they stop working.

    The maximum volume is quite low. If you're using them in a gym or other noisy environment you might struggle.

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      I’ve had my first gens for over 3 years and they’re going great still, except that battery doesn’t hold as much charge as it used to.

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    As others mentioned, battery life and volume output is not the best. However super durable.

    Left them in my pocket once and went through the washing machine, still working after.

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    Same price at Officeworks with Zip and Afterpay options.

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    Any reason to get these over the old model?

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      Just some input that might help with your decision.

      I have the gen 1's and just bought the 2100's when this deal got posted. They are very similar but the 2100's look and feel a lot more premium and sturdy. However, I find that my gen 1s are a lot more comfortable (might be just my ears). The 2100's hurt my ears after long use. The neckband on the 2100's is shorter and stiffer so it doesn't touch my neck/skin at all unlike the gen1's but that wasn't an issue for me at all. However, because of this I cannot really take the 2100's off my ears and rest them on my neck when I'm not using them as it's a bit too short and stiff so it falls off instead of resting on my neck. I also think the volume quality on the 2100's is a lot sharper. The gen 1's were okay, but more muffled i'd say.

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    Looks like $99 sale is gone already.

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