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Bose SoundSport Wireless (2016)
Plantronics Backbeat Fit 3200
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Bose SoundSport Wireless (2016) vs Plantronics Backbeat Fit 3200

Analysis:

The Bose SoundSport Wireless (2016) is a great choice for people with a $150 budget. The Plantronics Backbeat Fit 3200, however, is merely decent when compared to its direct competitors.

The Bose SoundSport Wireless (2016) was loved by reviewers at SoundGuys, a highly trusted source that performs reliable in-depth testing. It did great in its "Best running headphones" roundup where it was named its "Best All-Around", which, in itself, makes it a product worth considering.

As for the Plantronics Backbeat Fit 3200, it wasn't able to earn a top spot in any roundups from trusted sources that conduct their own hands-on testing. Nevertheless, it managed to impress reviewers at PCmag, SoundGuys, and Wirecutter (NYTimes) enough to make it onto their respective shortlists.

Sources that tested and scored both products, like PCmag, haven't shown a preference for either in their reviews.

We also examined the available data to learn which sources liked these two Earphones best and found that the Bose SoundSport Wireless (2016) managed to get its highest, 10, review score from What Hi-Fi?, whereas the Plantronics Backbeat Fit 3200 got its best rating from PCmag - 8.

Finally, we also compared their review scores to the rest of their competition - the Bose SoundSport Wireless (2016) earned an average review score of 8.1 out of 10 points and the Plantronics Backbeat Fit 3200 received an average of 7.9, compared to the 7.3 average of Earphones in general.

Comparison of expert ratings
Highly Recommended
Recommended
Mentioned
Not Mentioned
SoundGuys
CNET
Rtings
PCmag
Wirecutter (NYTimes)
Android Central
What Hi-Fi?
PC Gamer
Techradar
Expert Reviews
Tech. Specs Comparison
Bose SoundSport Wireless (2016)
$129
Plantronics Backbeat Fit 3200
$119
Canal Earphone
Yes
Yes
Earbud
No
No
In-Ear Monitor
No
No
Noise-cancelling
No
No
True Wireless
No
Yes
Wireless
Yes
Yes
Higher than average expert review score
7.4
Overall Avg. for Earphones
8.1
Avg. Review Score
Score
Higher than average expert review score
7.4
Overall Avg. for Earphones
7.9
Avg. Review Score
Score
Recommended by trusted experts
SoundGuys
Highly Trusted Source
Depth of
analysis
Yes
In-house
Testing
Best Overall
in “Best running headphones” 
Last updated: 29 Oct 2019
Android Central
Trusted Source
Depth of
analysis
Yes
In-house
Testing
Runner Up
in “Best Bose Headphones 2021” 
Last updated: 4 Dec 2020
PC Gamer
Trusted Source
Depth of
analysis
Yes
In-house
Testing
The best in-ear headphones for gaming and exercise
in “Best headphones for gaming in 2020” 
Last updated: 22 Dec 2020
Techradar
Trusted Source
Depth of
analysis
Yes
In-house
Testing
Ranked #6 out of 10
in “The best running headphones 2021” 
Last updated: 20 days ago
Gadget Review
Depth of
analysis
Yes
In-house
Testing
Best Overall
in “Best Wireless Earbuds_” 
Android Central
Trusted Source
Depth of
analysis
Yes
In-house
Testing
Runner Up
in “12 Best Headphones for Working Out 2021” 
Last updated: 4 Dec 2020
BestReviews
Depth of
analysis
Yes
In-house
Testing
Runner Up
in “Best Bose Headphones” 
Last updated: 18 Dec 2020
Android Central
Trusted Source
Depth of
analysis
Yes
In-house
Testing
Runner Up
in “6 Best Alternatives to the Jaybird X4” 
Last updated: 5 Oct 2018
Rtings
Highly Trusted Source
Depth of
analysis
Yes
In-house
Testing
Mentioned
in “The 5 Best Earbuds For Bass - Winter 2021” 
Last updated: 6 days ago
Rtings
Highly Trusted Source
Depth of
analysis
Yes
In-house
Testing
Mentioned
in “The 6 Best Sounding Wireless Earbuds - Winter 2021” 
Last updated: 20 days ago
Android Central
Trusted Source
Depth of
analysis
Yes
In-house
Testing
Mentioned
in “Best Headphones for Runners 2021” 
Last updated: 15 Dec 2020
Recommended by trusted experts
Wirecutter (NYTimes)
Highly Trusted Source
Depth of
analysis
Yes
In-house
Testing
Mentioned
in “The Best Workout Headphones” 
Last updated: 17 days ago

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