Plantronics BackBeat Fit 2100 Flexible Band Headphones

Last updated: October 18, 2022


You won't have to worry about these Plantronics earbuds falling out while you're at the gym. Nor will you have to worry about wearing them while running outside. They're made with a reflective finish that helps people see you, and they let in ambient noise so you can hear your surroundings.

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Product Details

Key Takeaway: These Plantronics BackBeat Fit 2100 are reflective, which makes them perfect for running or exercising outside.

In our analysis of 129 expert reviews, the Plantronics BackBeat Fit 2100 Flexible Band Headphones placed 17th when we looked at the top 24 products in the category. For the full ranking, see below.

From The Manufacturer

Embrace the outdoors with rugged and ultra-stable BackBeat FIT 2100 wireless sport earbuds, featuring Always Aware ear tips that allow you to hear your surroundings for safer training in any environment. Built with waterproof and sweatproof materials, its secure-fit earloops stay put and withstand rigorous exercise while its lightweight design keeps you comfortable. And with up to seven hours of wireless listening, you can power a full week of workouts.

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Expert Reviews


What reviewers liked

They’re comfortable and easy to use while you’re moving, and they’re resistant to sweat, rain, and dust.
The BackBeat Fit 2100s are rated at IP57, which means that they’re protected against immersion in liquids up to one meter.
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Plantronics has made them more durable, with iP57-rated water resistance (they're apparently sweatproof and waterproof). It's also improved the way you control the headphones.
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It's as comfortable and stable in your ears, and also has an unsealed design for outdoor use and awareness of your surrounding.

What reviewers didn't like

If you run with a scarf in cold weather or have a high collar on your jacket, the thick, rubberized cable that connects the earbuds may occasionally brush against it, but we never felt as though the earbuds were tugging or at risk of falling out.
Part of this is attributable to the fact that the BackBeat Fit 2100s don’t have any noise-canceling properties.
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These really aren't the greatest sounding headphones -- they don't have much bass and don't deliver the cleanest, clearest sound. They also aren't suited to noisy environments because they let too much sound in.
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