Cleer Audio has lifted the lid on a new pair of true wireless headphones that could be an affordable alternative to the Beats Fit Pro.
Dubbed the Roam Sport, Cleer’s latest exercise-focused buttons feature noise-canceling technology and a host of useful features for those on the go. You’ll find a detailed breakdown of the lot later in this article, but the headphones’ biggest attribute – their price – is worth bearing in mind as you read.
The Roam Sport is available now in the US for $99.99 (about £90 / AU$150), which puts them on the more affordable end of the sports headphone spectrum. Most of the best workout headphones sell for over $150 / £150 / AU$200, so a double-digit price tag positions Cleer’s latest true wireless offering in attractive territory.
But are they good? We haven’t been able to test the Roam Sport for ourselves yet, but Cleer has a history of receiving high-scoring reviews on their headphones, and their specs on paper are promising. For starters, the new headphones are capable of blocking up to 25dB of ambient noise – or allowing a portion of it to use an AirPods Pro ambient awareness mode – courtesy of two 5.8mm dynamic drivers.
They’re smaller than the Beats Fit Pro’s 9.5mm drivers, but half the price – the Beats Fit Pro retails for $199 / £199 / AU$299.
On the battery life front, things are more comparable between the Roam Sport and its more expensive competitor. You’ll get six hours (with ANC enabled) and an additional 18 hours of listening time with the Beats Fit Pro case enabled, while Cleer’s new buds claim to offer a respectable – though not especially impressive – 20 hours combined (five with ANC enabled). , then another 15 using the USB-C charging case).
The design of the Roam Sport headphones is as ubiquitous as we’ve come to expect from today’s sports-oriented cans. Available exclusively in black, the marble-sized headphones come equipped with a variety of Freebit wings and eartip sizes, and Cleer claims they won’t move from your ears no matter how intense your workout is (although we’re the judges in the tests).
As is customary with athlete-focused headphones these days, you’ll also get IPX4 sweat and water resistance with the Roam Sport.
Fortunately, the headphones also feature touch pad-based gesture controls, giving you hassle-free mastery of your phone’s music playback, volume, calls, and voice assistant.
All in all, Cleer’s latest true wireless cans have all the makings of an attractive and affordable alternative to some of the best true wireless headphones on the market. They don’t exactly match the Beats Fit Pro pound for pound on paper, but at nearly half the price, the Roam Sport headphones are certainly worth considering for those looking for a new workout audio companion.