The famous Backbeat Pro range is now available in the very popular format of the true-wireless. After two very successful headsets, is Plantronics once again transforming the test with the Backbeat Pro 5100? The answer in this test…
Despite its ergonomic qualities (intuitive and complete user experience, good comfort/support, good battery life), the Backbeat Pro 5100 will struggle to stand out in terms of sound performance. They fail to recreate the very good surprise of the first Backbeat Pro (headphones) and give us a particularly flattering and energetic sound rendering; too energetic even, which immediately limits the listening volume or the listening time. We prefer the Elite 65t, just as complete, but with a slightly softer and above all flexible sound reproduction, or the Beoplay E8, for example.
- Generous extension in the extreme bass / extreme treble.
- Complete and intuitive user experience.
- Multilingual voice prompts.
- Good autonomy.
- Sound rendering that lacks finesse and above all softness.
- The particular assignment of commands takes time to learn.
- No precise indication of the battery level on the case.
- Headphones that can be massive for small ears.
NB: The reported price drop is calculated by comparing the lowest price of the day with the average of the lowest prices charged by all merchants for the product last month, with security rules to exclude prices from shops whose the VAT policy is not clear (known as “grey” shops, typically in the case of imports from China).
The Life P2 humbly fulfill their mission and timidly win the third star. Their ergonomics are very honest and the sound performance is just fine, provided you don’t force the listening volume. If you have a very limited budget, however, we advise you to turn to the JBL Tune 120TWS. They are certainly a bit more expensive, but they offer a much better controlled and more pleasant sound reproduction.