We’re all familiar with what we want in earphones: Noise cancelation, great audio quality, and all that pizzazz we ask and check before chucking our money away.
Well, the Plantronics BackBeat FIT 3100 is very different. It’s designed for outdoors and built for athletes or people who jogs out. That means there’s no noise cancelation. You slip these pair into your ears and no matter how loud you tune the audio, there will always be background noise.
And this makes sense. It’s not a flaw of any sort, it’s a design choice, because, as we said earlier, it’s for outdoors. You put them on, setup your favorite playlist, and go out for a jog outside. You’ll hear cars honking, trains chugging above you, and people yelling at you – probably because you almost knocked their coffee off their hands.
I found them great on commutes as well. You’re aware of your surroundings and hear what’s going on. You wouldn’t want a noise canceling earpiece while being outdoors anyway, no matter how cool it actually is.
Even with the lack of noise cancelation, audio quality is decent. You won’t be getting launched out of orbit by its audio quality, but it’s satisfying enough to have while being outdoors. Even call quality is impressive enough to have conversations with and the callers on the other end confirmed that audio is well from their side as well.
The BackBeat FIT 3100 has one of the greatest fits I have had on ears. They’re comfortable and they really hug your ears, so run and jump as much as you want. You won’t be coming home to realize one or both of them are missing. They’re sweatproof and waterproof, so there’s no concern for them getting wet or getting caught by the rain (especially this rainy season).
The BackBeat FIT 3100 has Bluetooth 5 and has excellent connection. There’s a BackBeat app for iOS and Android, which allows you to customize the FIT 3100’s buttons.
If you frequently go out to run or want to hear your surroundings while on commute, then the Plantronic’s BackBeat FIT 3100 may be sound choice for you. But don’t just take our word for it, go and check it out.