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Plantronics Launches BackBeat Go 600 Headphones For "Music Lovers"

By Natalie Daher

With new Plantronics headphones, users can push a button to shift between two audio modes: “Bass Boost” and “Balanced” EQ.

The California-based company’s over-ear BackBeat Go 600 headphones were released on April 24. The headphones cost $99 and With new Plantronics headphones, users can push a button to shift between two audio modes: “Bass Boost” and “Balanced” EQ.

The California-based company’s new, over-ear BackBeat Go 600 headphones were released on April 24. The new version is an over-ear model solution, which is the main distinction from the previous 500 Series.

“What we noticed in the market was they wanted an around-the-ear headset,” Plantronics’ Jordan Thiel, product manager, told Quiddity.

The headphones cost $99 and include a rechargeable, 18-hour battery, earcups that fold flat, a carrying pouch and a USB cable. While “Balanced” is Plantronics’ signature sound, designed to mimic an audio source, the “Bass Boost” provides a slightly different, rich audio experience.

“As you get into music with deeper bass, like rap or dance music that has heavy bass drops, that type of music would be great for that deep boost,” Thiel says. The Balanced EQ works well for rock and roll, country or genres with different tunes. “It's a cool feature bc everyone's ears tend to be different,” he added.

The BackBeat Go 600 are designed for music enthusiasts who might listen to a range of genres. The brand is emphasizing that the model’s slim shape and on-ear controls for easy transitions between songs or volumes.

“Our core expertise in headphones, wireless and premium experiences make Plantronics uniquely qualified to give music lovers the best possible immersive stereo experience at an affordable price point,” said Plantronics’ Greg Miller, director of portfolio business management, in a release. “Plantronics’ baseline standard in all of our products is to provide superior audio, consistent with that found in our premium products.”

Available colors include black, khaki, navy and grey.

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