Otium Wireless Sports Earphones with Mic Review
Since the humble beginning of the early Walkman headphones, the design and technology have come a long way. Headphones and earphones are big business these days and every year seems to bring new innovations and improvements. People use them for leisure, gaming, business, communication and a range of sports. As such, they need to be versatile, durable and provide top-quality audio.
The Otium Wireless Sports Earphones with Mic are designed for the active sports person but they are versatile enough to be used for any occasion you need good sound on the go. If you are running, cycling, working out or engaged in your sport of choice, you will find the Otium earphones perfect to keep you going.
We will get to the specific features shortly but the Otium wireless earphones are tough, waterproof and sweat proof to handle the most vigorous activity. They have a quality mic and a great Bluetooth range. Battery life is a big issue with earphones but here, the Otium really excels. Most importantly, the noise canceling technology delivers outstanding sound.
A few things to look out for when buying wireless earphones
While earphones have been around for many years, wireless options are still relatively new. Initially, they were met with a bit of resistance, the main concern being the fear of losing them. They are now extremely popular and for good reason. They offer many advantages of the wired earphones. The main convenience is freedom of movement. This is particularly important when they are used for sporting activities.
Most fit comfortably in year ear giving you a full range of motion with no wire to worry about. There is also no need to untangle the wires before use, a common problem in the past.
When making your selection, make sure the set you select has the following qualities:
- Good sound quality
- Bluetooth power and range
- Durability and waterproofing
- Ease of use
- Incoming call alert by voice notification
- Built-in mic
- Waterproof (IPX7 rating)
- HD Stereo Noise Cancelling Headsets
- Comfortable, ergonomic design
- Ear hook to prevent falling out
- Neckband design
- Easy to store when not in use
- Protective carry case included
- 8 Hour battery
- Fast charging time with charge indicator
- Battery charge indicator on mobile screen
- Convenient control buttons on earphones
- Bluetooth range up to 30 feet
- 1 Year warranty
- Excellent audio quality
- Solid bass sound and performs well at high and low volume
- Easily pairs with iOS or Android phones as well as other Bluetooth devices
- Can connect to two devices at the same time
- Great value for money
- Excellent battery life
- Good Bluetooth range
- User-friendly controls
- Durable and waterproof
No volume control on earphones
The most outstanding and impressive features of the Otium earphones would have to be the amazing battery life, the sound quality and good Bluetooth range. 8 Hours of battery is remarkable on a product such as this. That’s 8 hours of continuous use, listening to music or talking. Standby time is an incredible 240 hours. The waterproof and rugged design means that will last for quite some time. They design not only looks good but fits comfortably and snugly, you will hardly know that they are there.
They have made use of CVC6.0 noise cancellation technology and this, combined with the latest Bluetooth 4.1 technology ensures minimal background noise and fast, reliable audio transmission.
Many wireless earphones are vulnerable to water and particularly sweat with active users. Thanks to the quality IPX7 waterproofing this is not an issue for the Otium product.
As you can see for the single line under the cons heading, it is really hard to find fault with the Otium earphones.
There are a number of other good wireless earphones on the market in a similar league to the Otium. One that comes close is the JWAIT Bluetooth Headphones 4.2 Wireless Sports Earphones.
They also provide HD stereo sound and have the same sweat proofing as well as a good battery life. Another handy feature of the JWAIT earphones is the magnetic connection you can use to keep the buds together when not in use.
While also a superb product with many great features in its class, it comes a close second to the excellent quality of the Otium. The sleek design, sound quality and noise reduction of the Otium is a tough act to follow.
The Otium Wireless Sports Earphones with Mic prove that you do not have to spend a fortune for quality wireless earphones. For a well-priced set, you get a feature-rich, quality product that will give you great audio and convenience for a long time. This popular product is well worth investing. It is probably worth getting a few for the rest of the household as you are going to have everyone wanting a pair.
For my money, I would go for the Otium in a heartbeat.