From the same makers as the wildly popular Apollo 7 headphone, comes another pair of truly wireless earbuds sporting an extended battery life. Meet Erato Audio Rio 3.
Erato Audio Rio 3
A common trait I find among independent Bluetooth-based buds is an extremely short battery life, with some merely reaching the 2 hour mark whilst taking another 2 hours to charge. Erato Audio Rio 3 was specifically designed to tackle this issue. Each bud holds a lithium battery which provides up to 6 hours of music playback and 8 hours of talk time. The headphone may look rather large for a earpiece, but it weighs in at a mere 14 grams. Intended for an active lifestyle, the ear buds also feature a stabilizing hook.
When it comes to the sound, Rio 3 packs the bass. Built with 14.2 mm drivers Erato Audio promises to “provide [a] clean and dynamic bass slam. The alloy blend in the proprietary magnesium-titanium diaphragm is said to provide somewhat of a self-damping system provides better clarity. As Erato Audio writes, “[The headphones] needs the rigid material to make the diaphragm provide crystal clear clarity in higher frequency. So our proprietary comply diaphragm used in Rio 3 is a special alloy of Magnesium-Titanium combo sputtered diaphragm, it shows the rigid characteristics and maintain the diaphragm overall softness to provide the best of both characteristics.”
That being said, the overall sound can be expected to resonate over a frequency response range of 20-20,000 Hertz on an impedance of 32 ohms. Your music and conversations should sound like that of CD quality thanks to Bluetooth 4.2 and aptX and AAC codecs.
Erato Audio Rio 3 ships with three sets of silicone tips, a micro USB charging cable, and a carry case. The sporty set of truly wireless earbuds will retail for $129, but are currently available via Indiegogo for $69. Get ’em while they’re hot!