Optoma NuForce BE6i Review: Simple and light with superior sound quality

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Optoma's NuForce BE6i headphones deliver balanced sound for a fair price, although we do wish the inline remote was a little better built.

The good

  • Balanced sound
  • Sweat resistance
  • Decent battery life
  • Relatively low cost

The bad

  • 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.

Design

  • 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
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Performance

  • Included foam tips offer solid noise isolation
  • Reasonable audio quality with slightly less bass than typical buds
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Features

  • Up to 8 hours of battery life is decent
  • Pairing confirmation beeps aren't as intuitive as the voice lines other headphones use
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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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Specifications

Optoma Nuforce BE6i

Build

Connectivity

Features

Category In-ear Headphones
Colours Grey, Bronze, Blue, Black
Driver Diameter 10mm
Frequency Response 20Hz - 20kHz
Sensitivity 104dB
Impedance 20 ohms
Wired/Wireless Wireless
Bluetooth Yes
Bluetooth Version Bluetooth 4.1
Bluetooth Profiles A2DP AVRCP HSP HFP
Rechargeable Battery Yes
Water Resistant Yes
Battery Life 8hrs

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