Plantronics Backbeat Pro 2 Special Edition Graphite Grey £177.98 @ Amazon
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Plantronics Backbeat Pro 2 Special Edition Graphite Grey £177.98 @ Amazon

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Found 7th Jan
Been doing quite a bit of research into the best noise cancelling headphones at around £200 and these seem to come out on top on a few websites and YouTube reviews. Some say they are close to the QC35s for a lot less money.

They aren't quite as good as high end Bose or Sony, but they are great value.

Currently the special edition model with the hard case and (in my opinion) nicer colour, materials and texture option is reduced to £177.98. This normally details for £250 so a good reduction.

Standard model is about the same price on Amazon also.
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Great headphones. Got one but in basic colour. Paid £165 on the beginning of this year. This is a steal for that price! Lot of bass. Tried Bose and Sony but for music that I'm listening they are superb
agree. really good overall headphones. I would not be sure about sound quality tho as some reviews suggested they sound normal / average.
Historically Plantronics are more into making communications items. So no experience in good quality sound. Never tried them on so just guessing,
I have had various noise cancelling headphones and I'd be very surprised if these top any tables - they are topped almost exclusively by the QC or the MDR-1000X ranges from Bose and Sony.

You can get these for not much over £200, if you look around/wait for a deal, or if you don't need wireless then you can get the QC25s, which are good, for £135 from CEX (A grade condition is essentially mint condition). If you're cash-strapped then I'd do that and pocket the £40 extra.
I own these and they have a great sound with lots of bass. The only thing where its gets beaten by the more expensive headphones is the noise cancelling which could be better.
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crumpo1 h, 6 m ago

I have had various noise cancelling headphones and I'd be very surprised …I have had various noise cancelling headphones and I'd be very surprised if these top any tables - they are topped almost exclusively by the QC or the MDR-1000X ranges from Bose and Sony. You can get these for not much over £200, if you look around/wait for a deal, or if you don't need wireless then you can get the QC25s, which are good, for £135 from CEX (A grade condition is essentially mint condition). If you're cash-strapped then I'd do that and pocket the £40 extra.


Like I said under £200 these come out on top... You are offering up headphones that retail and cost over £200
benhawkins6 m ago

Like I said under £200 these come out on top... You are offering up …Like I said under £200 these come out on top... You are offering up headphones that retail and cost over £200


So maybe I'll adjust my comment with "£200 is not much more; you should just spend the extra money and get better headphones. if you can't afford £200 you can't afford £178"
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crumpo1 h, 7 m ago

So maybe I'll adjust my comment with "£200 is not much more; you should …So maybe I'll adjust my comment with "£200 is not much more; you should just spend the extra money and get better headphones. if you can't afford £200 you can't afford £178"


Not everyone needs the best of the best, and thus set budgets. It's not about what I can or can't afford. You are entitled to your opinion, but I am merely stating for my budget of £200 these are regarded as one of the best.

I completely agree the £300 1000x and QC35s are better....
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Mine have arrived and I am really pleased. Excellent build quality and sound, and although the noise cancellation isn't quite as effective as the higher end models, you don't seem to get the confined feeling when it is activated. I also can't notice a degradation in sound quality when the ANC is on, like you get with some cheaper ones.
Edited by: "benhawkins" 10th Jan
crumpo8th Jan

So maybe I'll adjust my comment with "£200 is not much more; you should …So maybe I'll adjust my comment with "£200 is not much more; you should just spend the extra money and get better headphones. if you can't afford £200 you can't afford £178"



I personally think Sony is great but it's massive compared. Qc25 size is good but sound profile is 'meh'. Monument 2s are better but it's getting further north. Just because one knows (or not know) about sound doesn't mean they need to be best spec everytime.

I bet you drive an amg then. Or an i10 kia...

If you can't afford that extra 20k then you may as well get a bike (with your iPhone x and qc25).
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