Optoma NuForce BE6i Review: Simple and light with superior sound quality
Optoma's NuForce BE6i headphones deliver balanced sound for a fair price, although we do wish the inline remote was a little better built.
- Balanced sound
- Sweat resistance
- Decent battery life
- Relatively low cost
- Very cheap inline remote
- Only uses beep tones for pairing
- Low bass
Bluetooth headphones aren't a new category by any stretch of the imagination, but they're a segment that has enjoyed renewed popularity recently, largely due to Apple's decision to ditch the 3.5mm headphone socket on its very popular iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus handsets.
That's led to many consumers opting for wireless headphones for a variety of tasks, whether it's sports-centric headsets or simply those used for listening to music and taking private calls without having to take your phone out of your pocket.
- Simple and sleek style
- In-line remote feels a little cheap next to the buds
- Magnetic buds help avoid tangled cables when not in use
- Included foam tips offer solid noise isolation
- Reasonable audio quality with slightly less bass than typical buds
- Up to 8 hours of battery life is decent
- Pairing confirmation beeps aren't as intuitive as the voice lines other headphones use
Pricing and availability
At $174.99, the NuForce BE6i are a fair priced set of headphones that sell mostly on the quality of their audio output. There are numerous Bluetooth choices that sell at a higher price point, like Apple's AirPods or i.am+ BUTTONS that offer slightly better style and audio output, or cheaper options such as the Plantronics BackBeat 505 to consider.
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