Right after removing the Optoma NuForce NE800M Earphones from their packaging, I found myself impressed by the style and beauty of the earpieces. This is a sophisticated looking piece of electronics, I must say. But one doesn’t typically purchase earphones for their visual style. What I wanted to know was, what kind of auditory experience would I get from these earphones?
Clear, Powerful Sound: With a carbon fiber shell and sound nozzle machined from solid brass, the NE800M earphones are free from micro-dynamic vibrations to give an outstanding sound quality
Superior Sound Quality: A powerful titanium coated driver housed in a carbon fiber chassis offers exceptional sound quality with smooth, natural highs and deep powerful detailed bass
Great On-the-Go: These earphones have a long 1.3m tangle-free cord and smartphone compatible inline remote and mic that lets you pause or skip tracks and answer and end calls with one-touch ease; they also come with a carry case for added convenience
All-Weather Listening: These earphones are designed for all-weather listening to support an active lifestyle
Comfortable Fit: Made from silicone, the earbuds provided stay securely in place; we’ve included a range of different earbud sizes so you can be assured of a snug, slip-free fit that minimizes ambient noise and so provides the best possible sound quality
Let me tell you that I have no issues with the quality of the sound that the earphones deliver. I found the bass audio quite satisfying, in accordance with the NE800M’s specialized acoustic design. The earpieces are equipped with Brilliance™ UWB (ultra-wideband) 8.6mm driver technology that incorporates titanium-coated diaphragms. Audio is delivered through two acoustic chambers that make use of aperiodic bass loading, a technique that reduces inner ear pressure sensations by dampening micro-dynamic vibrations.
The result is a strong bass sound that is not too intense or overpowering. Higher frequencies are also well-rendered. Music comes across as full and melodious—much better than the tinny audio you get from many earphones. External noise is isolated to an excellent degree, ensuring a truly enjoyable listening experience.
One of my concerns with regards to earphones is listener fatigue. Extensive time spent listening to music on earphones often leads to feelings of unpleasantness—at least, that has been my personal experience. The NE800M earphones have proven to be supremely comfortable. They provide a listening experience that can easily be sustained over a lengthy period.
The NE800M has earbuds made out of silicone. The package comes supplied with multiple pairs of earbuds in a range of sizes, to help you find those with the right fit for you. The earbuds are snug and secure, which helps keep ambient noise infiltration to a minimum. The earphones are slightly heavier than you may be used to, but I didn’t find that to be an issue.
All in all, the Optoma NuForce NE800M Earphones are a quality product and a good buy for the discerning audiophile.
Optoma NuForce NE800M Earphones Specifications
Cable length: 1.37 M
Driver unit: 8.6mm
Impedance: 16 Ohms
Maximum input power: 10mW
Maximum input sound level: 120dB S.P.L
Connections input: 3.5mm (4-pole stereo)
Connections output: 8.6mm driver Titanium coated diaphragm
Weight: 0lb 0.5oz
– Carry case
– 3 pairs of single silicone earbuds (sizes S, M, L)
– 2 pairs of Comply™ Foam premium earphone tips (sizes M, L)
You can find these on Amazon for $149.00 USD as of September, 2015.
Optoma provided a complimentary product sample for review. As always, all opinions expressed above are my own.