Having headphones without the cords is such a great trend on the rise. Otium reached out to have their earbuds reviewed. Overall, they have a convenient charging station but the sound is lackluster. One thing that makes them stand out is their IPX7 waterproof rating. Most earbuds cannot handle any kind of water, but these can. If you sweat a lot or commute in the rain, this could be a pair to consider.
Sound and comfort on the Otium earbuds
The sound on the Otium earbuds is decent, but not anything particularly exceptional. The bass isn’t strong, which it often isn’t on earbuds due to not having enough space for the hardware. Every now and then music would go in and out, which made it tough to listen to.
These earbuds are incredibly light and after time you barely notice they’re in. If you need to listen to things for extended periods of time, having such light headphones can make it easier.
Connectivity and battery
The connectivity on the Otium kept going in and out a little bit. One earbud would lose a little connection for a few seconds every few minutes. They did connect quickly once you take them out of the case to my phone. The battery life on these are good (around 4-5 hours or so) and you get extra charges with the case which can be nice for traveling.
Buttons, case, and functionality
On the case, I do like that you can see how much of a charge is left. With other headphones, you’re not always sure or it’s vague, but these are clear. You also know how much power your earphones have, which can help you figure out exactly when you need to give them more power. They’re a little hard to get out of their case when you want to put them in, because the magnet seems to be strong, but on the flip side they also shouldn’t fall out when you have the charging case in a bag.
Instead of buttons on the side of the earbuds, these operate with touch. To start and stop a song, you simply tap the side of the headphone. This is a nice feature because a lot of earbuds have tough-to-push buttons which forces you to shove the earbud into your ear to simply pause the music. However, if you’re simply adjusting them in your ear to fit better, you can easily tap the button and pause your music when you don’t mean to. You tap them once to pause, double-tap the left one for the previous song, double-tap the right one for next song and can tap and hold to change the volume.
- TWS and Bluetooth 5.0
- LED display charging case
- Four different sizes for earbud caps
- The charging case allows you to charge your phone on the go, too
Disclaimer: I received this product at a discount for the purposes of testing it and reviewing it. All opinions expressed are truthful and 100% my own.