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Will Reviews: Plantronics BackBeat PRO 2

Will here, back for another review on Dungarees and Donuts! Olivia was gifted these Plantronics BackBeat PRO 2 headphones are available here, they are Bluetooth wireless headphones with noise cancelling technology. As last time when I did a review for Mo Bro's Grooming Kit a lot of you seemed to enjoy it, we thought it would be fun to do another review! Let me know in the comments what you'd like to see me review next. 

Plantronics BackBeat PRO 2

The Look:
Personally, I'm really picky about headphones. I hate having ones that aren't designed to last, and I really don't like having ones that sound bad either. The issue is there are so many headphones that are poorly designed and poorly designed headphones can actually cause discomfort and a poor experience when listening to music.  The Plantronics BackBeat PRO 2 has surprised me, there's a lot of technology going on in quite a small headset. In terms of design, they look nice. There's grip on each earpiece and a nice imitation wood finish on the sides. The black and brown colour scheme is a nice touch, I really like how Plantronics have used different textures in the design of these. I couldn't really complain about how it looks as it looks really modern and sleek.

Plantronics BackBeat PRO 2

The Sound:
Music is built up from different frequencies, highs, mids, and lows. Some headphones distort or miss some frequencies, and I really don't like that. From what I've experienced with the BackBeat PRO 2 music sounds really nice and I didn't hear any distortion. When listening to music to test these, The bass was really cool, every thud from a kick drum and every snap from a snare was prominent, and the ring from every cymbal sounded really smooth and clear. It's possible to hear every echo and reverb from sounds through these headphones too, and you can hear layered or hidden elements of songs too. These headphones would be really good for music production.

The Feel: 

The BackBeat PRO 2 has soft padding around the headband and ears. The padding is soft, the headband is very adjustable too, making for a great fit and comfort. They're able to be used for long periods of time without discomfort. They don't feel too loose to wear either, which is another positive. The noise cancelling that these headphones have is good, and probably some of the best I have ever used. When the music is at half volume, any background noise is almost unnoticeable. I can imagine the noise cancellation to be great for trips away or even during a noisy commute on the train. 

Plantronics BackBeat PRO 2

The wrap up: 
Not to forget, these headphones are also wireless making them great for when you're on the go, you don't have to deal with wires getting tangled and you can take phone calls through the headset. Most wireless headphones have a really bad battery life that doesn't last much longer, but these headphones actually have a very long battery life. From what I noticed, they seemed to last longer than a day's worth of use when wireless.

One of the cons of these headphones is that they aren't collapsible so when you put it in your bag you need to be careful in case it was to break, but they feel very sturdy. The open mic feature can be a bit confusing when you're not using it, as your voice is played back through the headphones but this can easily be adjusted.

Overall, my experience with using these headphones has been really great and I couldn't recommend them enough. I have to say that they definitely stand up to competitors in the market. Absolutely worth the money because you really do get the quality that you pay for!

Will Reviews: Mo Bro's Grooming Kit.

Hi guys, I thought I'd try something new on the blog today, which is handing over the reins (my computer keyboard) to Will for him to review a beard kit he's been loving. Will is looking to create a blog himself and I thought this may help with building his confidence to take the leap to create his own blog! Hopefully, you enjoy this post and let me know in the comments if you'd like to read more of Will's reviews.  

Hi I am Will, and I am Olivia's boyfriend and a novice beard enthusiast and I decided it would be fun to review my new Mo Bros' Grooming Kit on Dungarees & Donuts. I hope you enjoy and speak soon! 

I've had a beard for over a year now, and I don't like to look back on my clean shaven days anymore. I like to think back to the episode of 'The Office' where Andy goes travelling and returns with a messy, overgrown beard. When he returns to his job and shaves, he regrets it, saying his beard was his 'Security blanket' and that's strange how I feel about mine now.

The thing is, I spent about 2 years not knowing how I could care for my beard. I'd just grow it out, shave my face, and repeat. It was really inconvenient for me. Recently, I purchased a beard trimmer and that's helped me a little more to maintain my beard for a year, but I recently discovered products for beards and it's changed everything for me. I saw the Mo Bro's on Dragon's Den not too long ago and liked the sound of their product, I noticed all three of them had different types of facial hair which I thought was interesting. I was given the opportunity to try their product and here's my experience with it. The Mo Bro's make a beard grooming kit, and I can't recommend it enough - it's got all the basics a man needs to help clean up his beard. Messy, unkempt beards aren't the only beard problems a man might face, there's also itchiness and embarrassment when eating. The kit also comes in a tin which I think is pretty cool, since there's a lot of different little pieces you can store everything together. It's very compact so if you were travelling it would be great.

The scent of this grooming kit is called 'Winter Spice' and it smells exactly how you'd expect, I'd say it reminds me of a Christmas scented candle. It smells very natural, it makes me think of walks through a snowy forest. The scent of the wax and balm isn't too overpowering - you can still smell it, but it's not too strong which I think is great. I'd describe the scent as being 'masculine'. The beard balm is one of the best I've used, it's not too moist which means it has a good hold of my beard. Balms I've used before leave too much of a shine in your beard, this one does that too, but it's more subtle and gives more of a natural look instead. Although I don't rock handlebars on my moustache, for someone who does I think this wax could be the best part of this grooming kit because it has a really strong hold, which makes it really stand out in the market of beard products. 

Don't be put off by the size of the pots, 15ml is more than enough product. I've found myself in the past using too much beard balm and leaving my beard looking unusually shiny, so this kit has helped to teach me how much product I should use.

The wooden comb is something I've wanted for a while but never got around to buying, I'd usually use a cheap 99p plastic one which would hurt my face. The wooden comb doesn't hurt my face and the best part is beard balm or oil doesn't stick to it, making it perfect to reuse. It's nicer to hold than a cheap plastic comb and actually makes combing your beard a better experience. 

The most annoying part of having a beard for me is my moustache. When the hair grows longer and it touches my upper lip it's the most frustrating thing ever! If I eat, sometimes food might get caught in it and I won't notice until I look in the mirror or somebody points it out. My beard trimmer helps to neaten that up, but I can't really do a good job with it. Since I've used the scissors in the Mo Bro's grooming kit, it's really helped me to neaten up my moustache and stop those hairs from getting too long and annoying. Not only is it great for maintaining moustache hair, they are also great for cutting any longer, wiry beard hairs that appear.

I do genuinely recommend this product to any man wanting to try and experience new beard products. It currently has a retail price of £25 which isn't bad considering what you get in the kit, you get all the essential products and the user experience is really good. Everythings straightforward and the products aren't confusing so you'll be able to tell what does what. The kit includes a tin and bag so you can store away the products safely and hygienically, so there is no need to worry about damaging or getting the products dirty.