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 Plantronics BackBeat PRO 2Everyone has different preferences and priorities, so to make choosing easier we have attempted to give a frank review of the products. Let's start with the Plantronics BackBeat PRO 2.

 Audio-Technica ATH-ANC7BNow we will have look at an alternative, the Audio-Technica ATH-ANC7B.


Plantronics BackBeat PRO 2

Audio-Technica ATH-ANC7B


+ Premium build quality.
+ Great audio.
+ Excellent ANC.
+ Travel sleeve.

+ Well-manufactured.
+ Fab audio.
+ 90% decibel reduction.


It is a remarkable set for its price-tag, the audio is high resolution with great balance and definition and it offers unbeatable value for money.

They are an exceptional example of what you can get your hands on for just under the $100 mark. Got a bigger budget? Check out these noise canceling headphones under $200.

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