I have a new pair of favorite headphones and they aren’t intended for someone my age. They’re Plantronics BackBeat Pro noise-cancelling headphones and they’re comfortable, wireless, have excellent on-headphone controls and only cost $250. I’m going to make a prediction: these are going to be the best headphones I try for the rest of 2015 all the way through 2016 (and possibly beyond). That’s how much I love them.
I actually had my doubts about these headphones when I first saw them online. They looked… clunky. I thought they might be a case of function over form. There was an older guy modeling them (at least two decades older than me), they were pure black (no bright, trendy colors) and their main feature was noise-cancellation (which admittedly, most millennials probably aren’t looking for).
But I’m not most millennials. I’m a blogger/vlogger and I work from home and from coffee shops. Home isn’t always the quietest place in the world with an awesome toddler running around. And coffee shops are generally anything but relaxing (well, the good ones where people actually show up). On top of that I do a fair amount of travel — and an airplane is one of the best places I can think of to use noise-cancelling headphones.
But I have to admit one more reason why I wanted to snag the ...