Heya! How are you doing? Today we’ll be reviewing Shokz’ Open Move Wireless Bone Conduction Headphones. When I first encountered the term, and the product, I was baffled. Headphones and earphones that go on top, and not inside your ears?
I’m a frequent TWS earphone user whether listening to music while working or banging to heavy bass while at the gym. However, one thing that annoyed me with earphones is the wax buildup inside, and how it can feel intrusive when worn for too long.
- Price: 4,490 php
- Where to buy: Shokz Official
I was intrigued and had to check it out for myself. Is it any good, or even better than our usual earbuds? Pros/cons? Is it comfortable to wear? Continue reading this review to find out! (wearing it right now as of writing this post hehe)
OpenMove was created with versatility in mind and designed for everyday use, bringing the best-in-class bone conduction technology, its signature open-ear design, and comfortable, safe listening at a cost-effective price.
- 7th Gen Bone Conduction Technology
- Lightweight (29g)
- IP55 Water Resistant
- 6-Hour Battery Life
Unlike other headphones that cover your ears, Shokz leave your ears completely open for total awareness of your surroundings for a safe and connected listening experience.
What’s inside the box?
- OpenMove Headphones
- Carrying Bag
- USB-C Charging Cable
It looks, feels, and wears like a headband, but sort of in reverse. So the black ends just sit on top of the skin near our ears. I hoped they provided a sturdier plastic case and not just a pouch for the price it has because one false move and there’s a huge possibility of it bending and breaking. Thankfully, after two months of use and hanging out inside my bag (with care!), and it is still fine.
In terms of sound quality, it gives off clear crisp sound despite it not being inside our ears. It works by sort of having mini speakers near our ears – if you get my drift.
I was expecting it to fall off during my workouts but it didn’t! Even with jumps, and leaning forward reaching my toes. It did feel weird lying down because there’s this plastic headband that you feel behind your head.
Also when you get sweaty the sound gets weird. The vibration mixes with your sweat, and you can hear it. LOL.
Battery life is amazing. It indeed lasts for around 6 hours.
What I appreciate about wearing bone-conduction headphones is that I can still hear what’s happening around me clearly while listening to music.
Now, this might not be the best case if you want to focus on work and wants complete silence from the outside world.
It’s nice to have and it will now boil down to preference. Because both traditional earbuds and bone-conduction ones have their pros and cons. I’m keeping and using both to suit the mood and occasion!
I hope you liked my honest review. See you again soon 🙂 If you have any comments or questions just leave a message below 😉
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