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Sports headphone:Shokz openfit review

Nov 06,2023 | David

Shaoyin openFit Ear-less Bluetooth headset belongs to Shokz"Comfort zone"series, which is the first ear-less headphone product with split design since its establishment in 2011, and this product does not adopt the bone conduction technology that shokz has always used. OpenFit "Comfort zone" is the first expansion product of shokz, which is outside the bone conduction product line of professional sports, facing the public and used in the whole scene.So what is its sense of use?Only people who have used it know.Therefore, this article collects some real user reviews to help you analyze.

Product parameter:
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Product Dimensions:1.94 x 1.72 x 0.75 inches

Item Weight:8.8 ounces


Item model number:T910

Batteries:1 Lithium Polymer batteries required. (included)

Date First Available:March 17, 2023

Manufacturer:shokz limited corporation

Charging Time:60 minutes

Item Weight:250 Grams

Number Of Items:1


Shokz Openfit headphone review from users:

Product name:shokz openfit  Price: $179.95

Rating: 4.2 Where to buy: Amazon or official website.

User review 1:

User:MrsKRPeebles Nation:United States

“I am very pleased with my purchase! I have had all the Samsung buds & 3 of Sony top tier buds. Of Shokz I owned Open Run Pro & now I'm set with Shokz Openfit. Why that is? All the mentioned buds except for Open Run Pro either kept slipping out my ears or hurting them. This came with excersizing or simple jaw moment or not. So it doesn't matter how they sound if they won't stay put and I went thru the diff tips. I even ordered 3rd party ones that promoted they'd help. Now Shokz Open Run are darn good but I should have gotten mini cause I had extra unneeded band length behind my head and I ended up getting pressure on my ear piercings. And because of the extra strap behind my head I wasn't excited to stay in them all day after my sports. So when I saw an ad for Openfit. I didn't hesitate to purchase them. The first day I wore them until the battery died. I did a 3 mile walk. I listened to my book. I talked on my phone. You name it! The fit is great! So the comfort is exceptional. The sound to me is perfect. I saw complaints about a volume control. I used the app and customized to my liking. I will also tell you I've always used my smart watch to turn up volume & skip or go to next before even thinking about grabbing my phone to do those things. Unless its in my hands. So it's a win all the way around for me. I love the lil velvet like pouch it comes with for my case. I've always purchase a protective case as soon as I can find one for the model buds I buy but this helps out a lot. Keeps the scratches at bay. I may still look for a more protective case cover cause I don't want anything to happen to these babies. The case stays in my sash bag cause they stay charged a plenty. Thanks Shokz for helping me end my search. Any updates for multi point would be much appreciated in the future.”

User review 2:

User:Kochman Nation:United States

“These are buds are amazing. They use a direct input to your ear canal and do not use the bone induction system. That means you don’t have to worry about vibrations in your head or those annoying earbuds that feel like bugs are crawling in your ear after about 30 minutes. If you’re like me, and don’t like anything stuck in your ear canal, then these would be the perfect sport earbuds for you. They are super easy to set up, and Connect to either an android, or Apple device with ease. The carrying case also acts as a charger so when you’re finished using your earbuds, you just place them back in the case and the case will charge the earbuds. All of these details are on the site and are accurate. One of the things I was concerned about is whether it would interfere with me wearing sunglasses or any other types of glasses and the answer is no they do not interfere with wearing any type of eyeglass. So if you’re looking for a really great set of earbuds that are durable water resistant, can handle sports activities and sweat then you have found a great option at a great price.

Highly Recommended”

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User review 3:

User:Joe Nation:Canada

“These OpenFit earpieces easily fall off my ears.

However the shape is more convenient for lying down than the OpenMove which has the bar behind the head that needs the user to not have anything behind their head. I find these great for indoor use lying down. I prefer the OpenMove model for being on the go since it doesn't come off easily, though that one doesn't have noise cancelling.

The silicone hook triggers my allergy causing pain, itching, skin peeling, and secretion from point of contact (behind ears) so I have to return it. Admittedly it isn't as annoying as getting those reactions from inside the ear.”

User review 4:

User:Thomas aus G. bei B. Nation:Germany

“I'm super satisfied so far! The sound is great and you keep it great! No shaking or even falling out no sport! I'm very impressed!!!

A few small things could still be improved in the software!”

User review 5:

User:AnneGG Nation:United States

“These OpenFit sports headphones are perfect for me. I’ve had the Shokz bone conduction headphones since they first came out, buying the models as they improve.

What a great improvement these OpenFit ones are- they have an amazing fit that allows for active head motion and better sound while still allowing situational awareness.

I forget I’m wearing them and can wear them for hours- they are so light and comfortable. There’s no problem wearing them with my glasses. I appreciate not having the band in the back of my neck which makes these a lot more comfortable especially wearing my bike helmet. I’m looking forward to comfortably being able to wear my winter hats. Notice that I’m being repetitive with the word comfortable.

The battery lasts a long time especially with the recharging case.

Sound is great, better than bone conduction plus these don’t vibrate. I have noise cancelling earbuds that have better sound but they are less comfortable and I can’t wear them as long.

The controls are easy to use though I do miss being able to adjust volume without having to use my phone. I like being able to pause and play with either earphone. You can change the functions of the buttons with the app but then you give up the ability to skip or repeat tracks. I also miss multipoint Bluetooth but I’ve gotten used to using the case to switch connections between my iPhone and my iPad.

Phone use is clear and easy, people on the receiving end confirm the clarity.

I wear them in the rain but under a rain hat or rain jacket hood. I wouldn’t wear them in hard rain.

The case is small but slippery, it’s easy to drop it. I’ve ordered a surrounding silicone case to improve the grip.

Can you tell I like these OpenFit headphones very much?”

User review 6:

User:MM Nation:United States

“I purchased the OpenFit headphones for outdoor sports and it was recommended by a friend. It is exceeded my expectations. The open-ear design is a game-changer, as I can listen to my favorite podcasts and music while still being aware of my surroundings. This is great! And also the hole of my ear is relatively small and I found it is always uncomfortably to use the other plug-in headphones. I feel this us incredibly comfortable to wear, and the lightweight construction is a bonus. The audio quality is pretty decent, although it’s not as immersive as some other headphones. I do wish the app had more functions, but overall, I'm satisfied with my purchase:)”

User review 7:

User:PReeti Nation:United States

“The Shokz OpenFit are a great pair of open-ear sports headphones that offer a comfortable, secure fit, good sound quality, and long battery life. They're perfect for people who want to be able to hear their surroundings while they're listening to music or taking calls.

The OpenFit are incredibly comfortable to wear. The ear hooks are made from soft, flexible silicone that conforms to the shape of your ears, and the weight of the earbuds is evenly distributed. I wore them for several hours at a time without any discomfort.”

User review 8:

User:B. A. Taylor Nation:United Kingdom

“A pair of wireless rechargeable open-fit headphones. They are very comfortable to wear, due to the non invasive open-fit design. The individual headphones come with ear hooks, that allow the headphones to stay securely next to your ears, so they’re suitable not only for general wear, but also for sports, exercising, and for me, gardening. My ear buds are always falling out at the most inconvenient time, and usually into a watering can full of water. With these headphones I don’t have that problem, because the ear hooks hold them securely in place.

These are a set of headphones with speakers and not buds, that comfortably sit on your ears and transmits the sound, it’s like having normal little speakers next to your ears.

They sit comfortably on your ears, and don’t give you the normal ’bud ache’ in your ear due to extended use, as I get from using normal ear buds or wired ear phones, plus they aren’t forever dropping out, like ear buds, and not difficult to remove like buds are sometimes.

They connected seamlessly through Bluetooth, and the sound is fixed to a certain maximum volume level, that cannot be increased and so running the risk of damaging your hearing.

The device is fully waterproof up to IP54 and although I’m no hifi expert, I found the sound to be clear with a deep base and crisp treble sound.

Although at my age my days of running are over, I do wear them while gardening though and walking, and they stay firmly planted on my ears, with the added advantage, due to the open-fit design, of being able to hear ambient sounds around me, like vehicles and people talking or calling me.

The device came with a charging case and very short USB C charging cable, much too short for me, but suitable for charging from a laptop or battery bank, you will have to use a longer lead if charging from a socket. As with most devices these days, no charging plug is supplied, so you will have to use one you already own.

Charging time of the headphones was quick at roughly 1 hour, with a playback time of over 24 hours with one fully charged case, depending on volume used. The case takes 2 hours to fully charge and can charge the headphones 3 times on one complete charge. An orange light comes on in the case, when the case requires recharging and a green light shows when adequately charged.

Once paired via Bluetooth, and it will start the pairing mode as soon as you open the case for the first time, you can then connect the headphones to their app, for a selection of different EQ modes, e.g. standard, vocal, base and treble boost, or customise, where you can set your own preferences on an equaliser. You can also check the state of charge of the headphones and the charging case on the app.

The controls are easy to operate, it’s the usual touch/tap to play/skip/answer and end the call. They can also be used independently, so you can share headphones if required.

I really happy with these headphones, they will make my buds redundant, so I’m happy to recommend.”

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User review 9:

User:Hunnybunny Nation:United States

“SHOKZ OpenFit for 2023 Open-Ear True Wireless Bluetooth Headphones with Microphone, Earbuds with Earhooks, Sweat Resistant, Fast Charging, 28HRS Playtime (Black

These arrived well presented in their own branded box that's then covered in a cellophane plastic do due to good presentation they would make a good gift for the right person.

I really like the design of these as I can't use Earbuds, they tend to fall out and feel uncomfortable but these sit on top of the ear so you can hear whats going on around you..... They are light in weight too.

I've used them to take a call but the person on the other end found it difficult to hear me properly, they said I sounded distant but I could hear them as clear as a bell!

I've used them to listen to music and I found them good for that, great bass as i like ..... But we live right near to some woods that can affect the reception at times so i think thats the issue.

Good decent quality.

Easy to use once you get the hang of the controls.

Average price.”

User review 10:

User:Safak Koc Nation:Germany

“I used the bone ultrasound version of Shokz so far and had the intention to switch after the OpenFit announcement. I ordered the OpenFit immediately and was unfortunately disappointed in the first few minutes of the test:

- The bass is overdriven on almost all songs, even the application cannot fix

this minus point after the company update.

- The OpenFit was only able to cling slightly to my ears, and the sound suffers as a result.

I also didn't have the feeling that OpenFit was secure.

- The volume can only be controlled via the smartphone, another minus point.

As a result, the price-performance ratio is in an imbalance, which has prompted me to return the item on the same day. Too bad”

The above is the real user review of openfit. All in all, this is a good sports headphone, which has been praised by many users.However, no headphone is perfect, and this headphone also has some shortcomings, such as too expensive price,easy to fall off so it is not suitable for sports.There are many sports headphones in the market, one of which is bone conduction headphones. If you want to find a sports headphone with high cost-effectiveness ratio and stable and comfortable wearing, then Wissonly Hi Runner bone conduction headphone is worth a try.

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Wissonly Hi Runner Bone Conduction Headphones: Multi-functional sports headphone for running, swimming and more.High-growth headphone brand-flagship product-Wissonly. Their headphones are known for their powerful performance and high-cost performance and are suitable for running, cycling, swimming, and other scenarios.

The sound quality of Wissonly Hi Runner is what I am most satisfied with. I am not a professional music lover, but from my personal daily music listening experience, the sound quality of Hi Runner is the best bone conduction headphone I have ever used. They use a large-sized 360-degree bone conduction vibration unit, and through structural optimization, the sound-generating area has been increased by 35%, making the sound range wider and the sound more three-dimensional and shocking.They have professional anti-sound leakage technology, and the entire headphone is fully sealed. Reduce the contact between the vibration unit and the air. At the same time, there is a cushioning design to reduce the vibration of the headphones to the air and minimize sound leakage.

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In terms of wearing comfort, they also performed well. The headphone frame is made of adjustable titanium alloy material, which can adjust the size of the frame according to the size of the head circumference to improve the fit. The surface of the headphone is made of soft silicone material, and the fitting part feels very comfortable.And its open-ear design allows you to wear it for long periods of time without discomfort. It can be hung directly on the temple when in use, and on the neck when not in use, without worrying about it falling or losing.

The performance ofHi Runneris very powerful, using the Bluetooth 5.0 chip to make the connection more stable.In addition to the Bluetooth mode, there is also an MP3 mode, and they come with 32G of memory. They also support IPX8 waterproof and can be used while swimming. They also have great battery life, allowing you to listen to music for 8-10 hours straight.

In terms of price, they only cost $99, which is cost-effective.