UNBOXED: Reviewing the Optoma NuForce BE Free8 Wireless Earbuds
Out of the box, I had some real concerns about the Optoma NuForce BE Free8 true wireless earbuds. From the look of the product, I thought there would be no way that they’d stay in my ear. They were unconventionally thick from a wireless earbud perspective. We’ve reviewed quite a few truly wireless earbuds at this point, and the BE Free8’s were by far the bulkiest product that I’ve come across.
Those concerns were alleviated the second I plugged the product into my ears. Not only were they far more comfortable to wear than I anticipated them being, the semicircle design actually made them a near perfect fit in my ear. I did find that, the rather lengthy in-ear portion of the BE Free8’s made them uncomfortable to wear for long stretches, but we’re talking after several hours—or roughly to the end of the product’s four hour battery life.
Coupled with the mostly comfortable fit is the fact that Optoma has created a product that produced pretty impressive audio. Similar to the JLab Epic Air’s that we reviewed, we did notice a slight humming noise at low volumes, almost like an open mic sound or something, but that was unnoticeable when the volume was above the lowest possible setting. Getting into specifics, Optoma explains that their BE Free8 earbuds feature dynamic drivers with NuForce proprietary Sonic coating that helps to provide “crystal clear sound.” Beyond the clarity, the bass performance out of these things was real solid. Additionally, Optoma integrated both AAC and aptX technologies, which helps maintain high fidelity audio when streaming from nearly any device.