The volume control is for the internal amplifier. It is independent of your phone’s volume level. I found there to be sufficient gain for satisfying playback on all my music, including some that’s recorded at quite a low level.
I enjoyed the sound using the “PLT Signature Balanced” setting. There was good detail in the upper frequencies but no zingy sibilance. That made for a comfortable listen to both music and voice. Dynamic content, like drums, was presented well and not seemingly compressed.
The bass was solid and extended well down to delivering bass guitar and pipe organ pedal.
The heights of high fidelity? No, not quite. But a fine, listenable and enjoyable performance? Absolutely.
The connection was very solid and offered a good range. In my usual test the range was easily more than 25 metres with no dropouts. And even beyond 40 metres the connection was intact for every orientation of my head, apart from a position with my left ear pointed directly at the phone.
On one occasion I left my phone on a piece of equipment in the gymnasium when I’d finished for the day. I left and was several shops away before dropouts in the podcast that was playing reminded me to go back and get it.
The Plantronics BackBeat Fit 6100 headphones work well and are ideal for those who like to exercise while wearing proper headphones.
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