The BackBeat 500 are a stylish colourful headset offering all your needs bar ANC. ANC seems to be the talk of the day but these headphones are durable,comfortable,lightweight and give you crisp and clear sound killing most of the outside world regardless.
Built well,these are robust and will last with a nice matt finish on the exterior headband flanked by a nice padded material which is perfect for long term usage be it for gaming or long commutes to work or even the gym and you do get a carry bag should you want to store them.
The pads are comfy which is important but not too deep and one thing that is good here they do not sweat but this may depend on the individual or environment. They sport adjustable arms each side which are solid and will not move during activities.
The cups have a really nice finish to them with its rubber like feel and on the left side you will have easy access to control buttons for music selection,skip,pause and so on and the keys are slightly raised so you can easily navigate blindly. The right side has a plastic cover instead and has no function side but the rest of the action here is done with raised buttons place around the sides being your power-on/off and you have your quick access key to Siri/ Google Assistant which all work well
The Left side also has your 3.5mm socket and Micro USB Port and volume up/down keys so there is a mix between the two sides to avail of all the functions.
Sound wise these are well-balanced but no app to control EQ so you will have to use your own built-in app or a third-party one. The is an app you can use though which will see in the video below but overall these are well-balanced with highs,lows and mids and offer a crisp sound which is clear with some bass and overall I would not complain looking at it from your average users point of view. For those whom are audiophiles they might feel shortchanged with quality and the lack of an app but these are not intended for such but they pass the test here with me when it comes to someone looking for decent cans at an affordable price.
|Listen/talk time||Up to 18 hours of listening and talk time on a single charge|
|Range||Stream up to 10 meters/33 feet from Bluetooth-compatible devices|
|Audio||40 mm drivers and advanced acoustic technology provide premium audio|
|Wideband enabled mic||Take calls with a wideband-enabled mic and access Siri, Google Now, or Cortana straight from the headphones|
|On-ear controls||On-ear controls let you play/pause, skip tracks, adjust volume, and easily take calls|
|Connect multiple devices||Multipoint Bluetooth lets you automatically connect up to two devices simultaneously and pair up to eight|
|Power conservation||Maintain battery charge for up to six months with DeepSleep hibernation mode|
|3.5 mm jack||Design enables analog cable to be plugged in for uninterrupted listening|
|Bluetooth version 4.1||4.1|