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Published on July 29th, 2015 | by admin

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New Plantronics BackBeat SENSE: Wireless Stereo Headphones, Reimagined

Sydney, AU – July 29, 2015Plantronics (NYSE: PLT), a pioneer in audio and wearable technology, today unveiled the BackBeat SENSE: smart wireless headphones that redefine stereo headphone capabilities, comfort and audio excellence. Whether you want to get lost in a playlist, podcast, or movie, BackBeat SENSE combines barely-there lightweight materials, best-in-class Bluetooth battery life, smart sensors, understated style, and signature Plantronics audio.

“A great multimedia experience is so crucial in today’s day and age. There is a constant demand for headphones that are lighter, comfortable and deliver high quality audio and the BackBeat SENSE hits all those notes and more”, said Peter Petrides, National Retail Sales Manager, ANZ. “What’s better is that the BackBeat SENSE features intuitive smart sensors which pause music when you slip off the headphones preserving battery life when they’re not being worn, then gently fading in your tunes when you put them back on.”

What makes BackBeat SENSE so different? Intelligent pairing makes connecting and moving back and forth between devices fast and seamless, including pairing with two devices simultaneously. Whispered voice alerts provide important updates on battery life, connection status, and more. Centralising the headphone controls in one earcup makes the headphones easier to use and more intuitive, and battery life gets a serious boost with the ability to stream music and media for up to 18 hours on a single charge.

“With the BackBeat SENSE we are delivering comfortable over-the-ear wireless headphones that offer excellent sound. Made with premium materials, intelligent sensors, a longer battery life, these headphones are guaranteed to provide a rich audio experience no matter where you are,” said Susan Hansen, VP Sales & Marketing, Asia Pacific & Middle East.

BackBeat SENSE also takes an innovative approach to design, ensuring all-day wearing comfort for everyone. Its unique, patent-pending headband is designed to comfortably fit 99% of head sizes and evenly distribute the weight of the headphones, extending wear time by eliminating pressure that can cause fatigue and discomfort. At only 140g, about the same weight as a smartphone, BackBeat SENSE is approximately 50% lighter than most on-ear Bluetooth headphones available today.1 Pillow-soft memory foam ear pads conform to the shape of the listener’s ear, improving audio performance. The headphones’ compact form and fold-flat earcups make BackBeat SENSE comfortable and convenient to wear around the neck when not in use.

Additional BackBeat SENSE technologies and benefits include:

  • Signature Plantronics audio and dynamic drivers create the optimal balance of rich bass, crisp highs, and natural midtones to let you enjoy your music to the full, and hear every detail in your media.
  • Advanced Class 1 Bluetooth lets you control up to two connected smartphones or tablets from up to 100m2 away—the length of a football field.
  • Dual mics enable HD Voice communication for clear calls or interactions with voice applications such as Siri™, Google Now, Cortana and Skype.
  • OpenMic™ technology for those times when you’ll occasionally need to hear the outside world. With OpenMic, you can do so with the touch of a button, and without missing a beat.
  • Fold-flat earcups makes BackBeat SENSE easy to transport and store, and a durable pouch is included with a handy pocket for charging and audio cables.

Plantronics Award-Winning BackBeat Family

BackBeat SENSE is the newest member of the BackBeat family of wireless stereo products from Plantronics. Other BackBeat stereo Bluetooth headphones include the critically-acclaimed BackBeat PRO over-the-ear wireless headphones, featuring active noise cancellation, and a record-setting 24 hours of streaming; the BackBeat FIT waterproof wireless headphones, which feature a unique, safety-oriented design and a stable fit that stays in place comfortably no matter how hard you work out; and the popular BackBeat GO 2 + Charging Case wireless earbuds that provide premium audio in an incredibly small and light form factor. BackBeat PRO, BackBeat GO 2 + Charging Case, and BackBeat FIT are currently available at select retailers.

 

Pricing and Availability

BackBeat SENSE will be available in two styles—Black/Espresso and White/Tan—and will be available on the 1st of September through all of Australia’s major retailers and telco stores. The SRP for BackBeat SENSE is AU$249.00. For more information, please visit www.plantronics.com.au


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