Plantronics Blackbeat 500 Headset Review

Plantronics Blackbeat 500 Headset has made its way to the market and it’s a pretty good alternate for people who don’t want to get expensive headphones. Priced at mere $80, Blackbeat 500 is pretty good at what it does and its performance is very much on par with the high-end headphones like Beats. It of course can’t perform as well as the high-end headsets but for $80, this headset is worth every penny.

Comfort

If you have always used high-end headphones, then you might not like what Plantronics Blackbeat 500 has to offer in terms of comfort. It’s not bad, but it’s not at the same level as other high-end headset and that’s to be expected. You’re paying $80 for this headset, so you shouldn’t expect too much from it. However, for that price tag, the comfort aspect is pretty good. If you’re looking for a budget headset that provides more than decent comfort for your ears, then Blackbeat 500 is your best bet.

Performance

Blackbeat 500’s performance is nothing revolutionary but it really comes down to what you’re going to use it for. For watching movies, TV shows and listening to music, it’s great. However, if you want to game with this headset, then you really should avoid it. It doesn’t support directional sounds and that’s what most gamers want from their headsets. However, if you’re not into online gaming and just want good beefy headset, then Plantronics Blackbeat 500 will do the job just fine.

Design

The design is pretty basic as there is nothing revolutionary about it. However, that does not mean it’s bad. Comfort has been given importance as it does feel good around the ears. But do note that as you make more use of it, it will start to lose its comfort and that will require you to get a new headset. If you’re careful however, then you will be able to keep this headset comfortable and use it for a very long time.

Battery

Blackbeat 500 can last easily for over 18 hours and that’s a pretty good payoff. You can use it daily without the need of recharging it every 6-8 hours. Recharge once and you’re set for the whole day. Depending on your usage, you can even keep it going for 2 to 3 days at extremely high volume.

Verdict

For its price tag, Plantronics Blackbeat 500 headset is amazing as it provides you with more than decent comfort around the ears, great battery timing, and pretty good performance. If you can’t afford or don’t want to spend too much on your headphones, then Blackbeat 500 is a great alternate.

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