Optoma NuForce BE6i Wireless Bluetooth Headphones with aptX, AAC and Long Battery Life, Grey
|Audio Sensitivity||95 dB|
|Water Resistance Level||Waterproof|
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- SUPERIOR SOUND QUALITY with Patented 10mm Driver, aptX and AAC. Connectivity Technology: Wireless
- Frequency response - 20Hz to 20kHz
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Sweat Proof and Water Resistant
Don't miss a beat during high intensity workouts or misty weather.
Patented 10mm driver with mix of titanium and magnesium coating
Turn up the volume with distortion free and balanced listening.
Superior Sounding Bluetooth Earphones
The BE6i wireless earphones deliver a comfortable and durable wireless audio experience with uncompromised, high quality sound. Uniquely designed to combine performance with an elegant aesthetic and comfort the BE6i provides a rich listening experience for active lifestyles.
Patented 10mm driver
The large driver eliminates unwanted reverberations by using a high-grade titanium and magnesium that is used to form a thin nano-layer over its surface. This precise mixture, allows the driver to maintain optimal structural integrity for distortion-free sound even at high volume levels. The patented driver is designed to maintain a constantly accurate impedance curve, resulting in improved sound quality from any source.
- AAC and aptX support for Android, iPhone, Macs and PCs
- Patented 10mm driver for deep bass
- 8+ hours of listening time
- Ultra-lightweight aluminum-only design
- Multipoint connection - connect two devices simultaneously
- Inline remote with microphone to control music/calls and activate Siri and Google Assistant
Crystal clear sound with a lightweight, durable and elegant design.
AAC + aptX compatibility
Compatible with AAC and aptX for high quality audio streaming to iPhone, Android, PCs and Macs.
98 foot wireless range
Nearly 100 foot Bluetooth range for flexibility and connection reliability has been achieved with innovative antenna design.
8+ hours of listening time
Eight hours of extended listening time enables continuous music, videos, games and phone calls.
The new and improved Optoma NuForce BE6i gives audio enthusiasts a cord-less experience without compromising on sound quality. The BE6i is the only Bluetooth headphones to be fully crafted from aluminum, which provides crystal-clear sound and elegant design in a lightweight form-factor, making them durable and attractive for all lifestyles. In addition, the headphones feature Bluetooth with aptX and AAC compatibility, for the ultimate quality in audio streaming. Each element of the NuForce BE6i's sleek and elegant aesthetic directly increases the earphone's sound quality and provides a comfortable fit for a better performing Bluetooth headphone. Additionally, the water-proof BE6i earphones continuously play music and take phone calls for up to six hours and are equipped with an in-line remote control that can skip tracks, engage Siri or Google Voice and activate Bluetooth pairing mode. Each set of earphones is equipped with a carrying pouch, cable clip and silicone ear stabilizers for a secure fit during outdoor activities or sports.
Reviewed in the United States on August 23, 2018
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The product arrived and is handsomely packaged, and includes a little soft case to carry the charge cable and extra buds and stuff. They are very well made, with platinum colored metal housings with magnetized ends that connect the earbuds around your neck or for easier storage. I like the flat connecting cable.
I let them charge a while and then paired them up with my iPhone. I have a gauntlet of tried and true songs that go back to my days in the music business in Memphis and as an audio salesman. I know these songs well, as they were used as demo tunes to show off loudspeakers, in particular to challenge them to separate the good from the mediocre. I still have a critical ear forty years later, at least when the ringing in them shuts off. (Parents please use volume limiting headphones with your young ones and put gun range quality ear protectors on them in loud environments...they might thank you when you're dead!)
Anyway, a quick summary. Nice bass performance; these handled my extreme volume requirements with ease. (too many nights in front of a big PA in clubs in my youth) The BE6i's didn't rumble or stumble. The high frequencies were crystal in their accuracy, without a breaking harshness, they are just very sweet. Spatiality is superior, very nice accuracy, and great imaging.
So I don't listen to hiphop, commercial pop, or techno, so I have no idea how they would sound with that. Unlike most audio folks I don't use female vocals as the arbiter of great sound reproduction, but I take a different route. BB King taught me that an electric guitar, properly played, has a sonic signature and vocal range like a five octave woman singer, but with a bit more consistency and elements of depth that push some speakers and lots of headphones over the edge. The NuForce eabuds passed my tests with flying colors, and are going right back on my head.
Heres my list, going back to real vinyl and most of them Ive heard live a jillion times
Flor d'Luna Santana, Moonflower 30 seconds in I'm done. The BE6i's just flawlessly took care of the massive bass line and then just brought Carlos Santans's immaculate guitar right in the middle of my head. I know they can handle everything now, and I can focus on just enjoying this music.
Walk Between the Raindrops Donald Fagen, The Nightfly
Love and Happiness, Amazing Rhythm Aces. The Amazing Rhythm Aces
I Cant Stand the Rain, Ann Peebles, Greatest Hits
As the Years Go Passing By, Albert King, Born Under a Bad Sign
Woman Across the River Freddie King, 1934-1976
In Memory of Elizabeth Reed Allman Brothers Band, Live at Fillmore East
Have You Ever Loved a Woman? Derek & the Dominos Layla and Assorted Other Love Songs
So, they sound great, are comfortable in my ears, don't fall out if I blink, and sound fantastic. Do yourself a favor and get you a pair of these.
I currently use the wired Sennheiser CX300i so might make references to that.
1. The earpiece is really, really large. And I mean really large. It doesn't look like it's that large in the pics and I don't recall reading any reviews about this, but trust me, it was literally hanging out of my ears, more out than in.
2. It's heavy. It was dragging out of my ears. I'm not sure how to describe it but it constantly felt like it was on the verge of falling out. I found myself reaching up trying to stuff it in my ears every few seconds.
3. The seal was really bad. My Sennheiser gives me perfect seal and I love it. But I also own RHA S500i which doesn't offer perfect seal but is still tolerable. This though, just kept letting outside noise in, especially on the train during my commute. None of the silicon buds nor even the comply buds helped. It got so bad that I was in a terrible mood after just one day of using it.
4. The sound quality is not what I expected at all. I know I can't possibly expect wired quality with wireless earphones, and I'm no audiophile, but I just couldn't put up with this. Even the convenience of going wireless couldn't offset the sound quality. I strongly suspect it's because I couldn't get a good seal out of it.
5. It looks cheap. Yeah I'd read all those raving reviews about the aluminium body but really, the grey looks dull and cheap.
6. The Bluetooth connectivity wasn't seamless or intuitive. I found myself turning the earphones off and on a lot trying to pair it with my iphone/mac.
1. The voice notification was nifty. Much better than relying on beeps and flashes.
2. Magnetic earpieces are a great idea and imo non-negotiable for these kinds of wireless earphones.
Can't say much about the battery, it lasted the day with plenty to spare, but I wasn't too rigorous with it anyway.
I do want to mention, however, that Amazon's service is stellar. Return was smooth and refund issued without any hiccups at all. Really impressed.
EDIT: so I returned this and got the newly released Beats X from Apple. Now don't all you Beats-haters start sharpening your pitchforks just yet. The user experience for Beats X compared to this is really quite intuitive and comfortable. They're normal-sized, not heavy, a lovely black, fit comfortably around my neck without any drag at all, give the perfect seal, connect instantly with my iphone and are just all round easy to use. Admittedly, I did find myself fiddling around with the equaliser on Spotify quite a bit, but taking the whole experience into account, and quite honestly, for daily non-audiophile commute use, tis quite perfect.
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Sound quality pretty good (never understood why people spend £100's on headphones they then listen to Spotify / compressed streamed music on.. ). Internal battery in headphones lasts a while. The biggest issue - as these are my first bluetooth wireless headphones - is getting used to the massively increased rate of drain on phone battery.
Initially I would have given it 4. Had goodish battery life (around 5, never 8, which is still on par with the beats and jaybirds out there) , good sound quality, officially rated water resistance, standard microusb charging port (as opposed to lightning for beats and the weird connector for jaybird x3s). My initial review would have been 4, not 5, because it's bulky and you'd have to shove it right in, but that comes with a larger format driver and better sound quality and nicer cleaner bass, so sort of an expected downside.
But as time went by and the battery life started to wither, the review in my head started to lose more stars. Any wireless headphones with 1 hour battery life can only get a 1 star, sorry. I'll reach out to customer service and see how the customer service is and updated this review.
If I could go back in time, I would get the beats. It's lightning port, sure, but it's got the fast charge thing and is the least bulky option out there.
If anyone needs sound quality with no water resistance, check out advanced sound model 3. Or if you already own high quality monitors that have mmcx connectors, just buy one of the many aptx compatible bluetooth adapters out there.
They're easy to use, easy to control, and easy to charge. I can't really comment on their use during workouts, as I am physically disabled and can't do that, but in daily activities, they stay in very well. You don't have to carry your phone/tablet directly on you while using them, either. As long as you're in the same room or the one next to it, the signal will come through loud and clear.