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Updated January 10, 2024·

If you value overall sound quality and want a premium listening experience specifically for music, the 7hz Timeless would be a better choice due to its higher sound quality; it's also well-suited for high-fidelity audio content but not ideal for exercise due to its design and fit. On the other hand, if you're looking for something versatile for calls and meetings, the Shokz OpenMove offers better microphone quality and the open design allows for situational awareness, making them suitable for outdoor activities or exercise. The OpenMove is generally more affordable and also sports features like sweatproof certification, which makes them highly practical for active users. Give Feedback

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Advantages of the 7hz Timeless
  • Very good for music
  • Good for TV and video
Advantages of the Shokz OpenMove
  • Good for phone calls
  • Good for exercise
  • Good for podcasts and audiobooks

Key differences

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Music

8.6
Timeless
OpenMove
4.8
The 7hz Timeless is very good for music, while the Shokz OpenMove is poor.

Gaming

6.6
Timeless
OpenMove
4.9
The 7hz Timeless is only fair for gaming, while the Shokz OpenMove is poor.

Phone Calls

4.3
Timeless
OpenMove
7.8
The Shokz OpenMove is good for phone calls, while the 7hz Timeless is poor.

Podcasts and Audiobooks

6.8
Timeless
OpenMove
7.9
The Shokz OpenMove is good for podcasts and audiobooks, while the 7hz Timeless is only fair.

TV and Video

7.8
Timeless
OpenMove
5.0
The 7hz Timeless is good for TV and video, while the Shokz OpenMove is poor.

Noise Reduction

5.3
Timeless
OpenMove
2.5
The 7hz Timeless and Shokz OpenMove are both poor for noise reduction, though the 7hz Timeless is somewhat better.

Battery

N/A
Timeless
OpenMove
6.0 Hours
The 7hz Timeless does not have a battery. The Shokz OpenMove has 6 hours of battery life.

Cost

$170
Timeless
OpenMove
$80
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The 7hz Timeless has a price of $170 and the Shokz OpenMove costs $80.
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Key similarities

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Build Quality

8.5
Timeless
OpenMove
8.5
The 7hz Timeless and Shokz OpenMove both have very good build quality.

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How the 7hz Timeless and the Shokz OpenMove compare to other earbuds and headphones

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Spec Comparison

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7hz TimelessShokz OpenMove
7hz TimelessShokz OpenMove

GENERAL

Price
$170
$80
Brand
7hzShokz
Release Date
August 1, 2021September 1, 2020
Form Factor
EarbudsHeadphones
Connectivity
WiredWireless

SOUND

Music Score
8.6/104.9/10
Phone Calls Score
4.3/107.8/10
Gaming Score
6.7/105/10
TV and Video Score
7.8/105/10
Exercise Score
4.3/107.1/10

PERFORMANCE

Battery life
N/A6 Hours
Wireless charging
N/ANo
Charging time
N/A1 Hours
Bluetooth version
N/A5.1

FEATURES

Active Noise Cancelling
NoNo
Noise Reduction Score
5.3/102.5/10
Virtual Surround
N/ANo
Android App
N/ANo
iOS App
N/ANo
Mic Quality
N/A8.5/10

BUILD AND DESIGN

Build Quality
8.5/108.5/10
Comfort score
7/107.4/10
Size
LargeN/A
Weight (headset or single earbud)
5.5 Grams29 Grams
Microphone style
N/AIntegrated

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7hz Timeless

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Headphonesty

Kazi Mahbub Mutakabbir | May 2023
"7Hz picked a bold name for the Timeless and frankly, got very close to justifying their word choice. Most importantly, the Timeless are good to go in stock form, so you don’t have to worry about source-matching and such. I can recommend the 7Hz Timeless to those who do not mind a dash of brightness up top, want a taste of planar in IEM form, and want one of the most resolving pair of earphones in the $150 - $300 price range."

Shokz OpenMove

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Sound Guys

Lily Katz | May 2023
"The Shokz OpenMove are a bit more affordable than the company's other bone conduction headphones, making them a more appealing option for athletes on a budget. These headphones support premium features like multipoint connectivity and a durable build, but you lose other niceties like fast charging and a long battery life. Still, for less than $80, these are nice bone conduction headphones that will keep you safe when exercising."

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