The selection of "truly wireless" earbuds is truly staggering these days. They've gone from being crazy expensive status symbols to the norm, with surprisingly cheap models available. But even at $100, mid-range options like the Optoma NuForce BE Free6 still need to make some compromises to hit that price. You get good sound, decent battery life, and USB Type-C charging, but I had some serious problems when it came to fit, and there's no app for updates or other functionality. Read More
Now that just about every smartphone manufacturer (except Samsung) has dropped headphone jacks on their flagship devices, it's as good a time as ever to pick up some Bluetooth headphones. Optoma has produced several generations of wireless earbuds, and one of its latest models offers spectacular sound at a great price — the $99 NuForce BE Free5.
The NuForce BE Free5 is a pair of truly wireless earbuds, with dynamic graphene drivers and AAC support that provide fantastic audio quality and deep bass. Both earbuds are IPX5-rated for water resistance, so you can exercise or walk in the rain without damaging them. Read More
When you use headphones during serious exercise, the details can really matter. Your feet pounding the pavement can jar the buds loose in a way that just doesn't happen when you're relaxing in a coffee shop. If you want some wireless headphones that are extensively customizable to fit when the going gets tough, can last 10 hours on a single charge, and deliver audiophile-quality sound at the same time, then Optoma's NuForce BE Sport4 is for you. Read More
Back at CES, I had the chance to chat with Optoma about what we could expect from the NuForce brand this year. I was promised that something good was in the works and that it would be worth the wait. So when the BE Sport4 arrived on my doorstep, some six months after I got home from Vegas, I was pretty excited to see if the wait had, indeed, been worth it. Read More
There are a few reasons you might be hesitant to buy wireless headphones. You might be worried that they have poor battery life, lower audio quality, or could drop the connection. Those concerns might be justified for a bargain basement set of headphones by some company you've never heard of, but Optoma's NuForce BE Free8 headphones give you all the obvious benefits of truly wireless headphones without the drawbacks. Read More
This article was written by a guest writer, Mikhail Lifshits, better known as ljokerl
over at head-fi.org
. Mikhail is an audiophile to the bone - a single look at his forum user page will leave you wondering if there is a pair of earbuds Mikhail hasn't owned or tried yet.
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