Comfort wise the headset really does outperform the RIG series, had the headset on for a good 8 hours and no ear eating or brain rubbing while the headset was on functioning at full volume. Sound for the low to mids is awesome however bass can be a problem if the headset is turned to its loudest. (I'm going to go def I heard this before) works well in the normal range but when the volume is at its maximum setting it likes to over modulate the speakers causing severe rattling noise from the 40mm drivers.
This is DEFINITELY the case
Battery life is outstanding, although its not advised to use the headset while recharging you can recharge it either with the supplied USB or using your cell charger (Samsung). Recharge time for a totally dead headset is around 2 hours which is pretty impressive and if you only give it a hour to charge should give it enough charge to last until next charge point (another 10+- hours)
The headset works well for working and workout environments but for gaming it just takes sound to a whole new level, the mic is something I wanted more powerful like the 500E but I guess for a wireless headset that's maybe asking for too much. Not recommend to game with friends, like I said the sound is great but the microphone is very lacking and can cause frustration. Still awesome to game with.
Upon opening the box, I'd would've liked to see a good proper manual for the headset, If I were to spend this type of money on it something showing me what the full capabilities are is always a Plus. Nice bag, also added touch would have been something to clean or maintain the headset so that it could keep its good look. (Again if I pay almost 6K for it I would expect a little more in presentation) just saying.
Would have enjoyed some type of bluetooth locking feature since if someone does forget to un-pair with the device the headset will try connect to the last person that paired with it. Even a rest button would have worked as well.
Overall the Backbeat Pro will score a 8/10 for a Premium wireless headset solution on our site. It certainly lasted a lot longer than your normal Creative wireless gaming headsets.
At the time of writing this article, this product costs around R4339.00 via Headset.co.za
Same headset going for a little less R2199.00 (Special) and normal costing R3399.00 via Takealot.com
- Comfort rating; 9/10 Really is comfortable, worth the effort of getting for work or leisure.
- Sound Rating; 8/10 low/mids are epic heavy base can be a problem but for a wireless headset does preform well.
- Battery life rating; 8/10 24 hours feels more like 48 hours (if not used that often) works well charging time isn't long at all.
Worth getting for X-mas just saying...
Left ear-cup has the switch for the ANC (Active noise cancellation) as well as rotating the ear-cups disc allows you to skip through tracks or fast-forward, rewind tracks your listening to.