Shokz OpenMove

Shokz OpenMove

Shokz OpenMove

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BEST RATING
Podcasts & Audiobooks:
4.4
MUSIC: Poor4.8/10
CALLS: Good7.8/10
GAMING: Poor4.9/10
TV: Poor5.0/10
PODCASTS & AUDIOBOOKS: Good7.9/10
EXERCISE: Good7.1/10
AIR TRAVEL: Poor5.2/10
NOISE REDUCTION: Poor2.5/10
BUILD QUALITY: Very Good8.5/10
BATTERY: Good7.6/10

The Shokz OpenMove headphones are bone conduction headphones, which means they rest on your cheekbones and transmit sound through vibration, allowing you to hear your surroundings, a feature that is ideal for outdoor runners and cyclists who need to be aware of their environment. They have good comfort and are very good in terms of build and mic quality, making them reliable for calls and meetings. However, they have poor overall sound quality and soundstage, so if you're looking for an immersive music experience, they might not be the best choice. They are sweatproof and dustproof, making them durable, especially for exercise. Their battery life for typical use is around 6 hours, and they lack active noise cancellation, which means they won't block out background noise effectively. If you prioritize situational awareness and plan to use them primarily for outdoor activities or in noisy environments where you need to hear outside sounds, they might be the right fit for you. Give Feedback

this description is based on the product variant with some specs. At the time of writing, the variant with some specs cost some dollars.




Evaluation

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Pros
  • Comfortable for long usage
  • Very good microphone quality
  • Robust build quality
  • Good for calls and meetings
  • Sweatproof and dustproof
Cons
  • Overall poor sound quality
  • Poor noise isolation
  • Low battery life
  • Not optimized for gaming

Ratings by Category

Podcasts & Audiobooks:
4.4
This score evaluates the product when used solely to listen to podcasts or audiobooks. It takes into account sound quality and sound signature, to be able to keep voices clear and intelligible. It also considers battery life, when available, and comfort.
Calls:
4.3
This evaluates the product when used solely to make and receive calls. It takes into account how well the products are able to clearly reproduce the human voice, the quality of the integrated microphones and the battery life, when available, to be able to use them for longer sessions or conferences.
Battery Life:
4.3
The Battery Life rating is based on hours of typical, actual usage.
Exercise:
4.0
This score evaluates the product when used for exercise and physical activity. It mainly takes into account comfort, whether or not the products are sweatproof and how secure are the earbuds or headphones while wearing them. We also consider products with wireless capabilities to be more suitable for this particular scenario

Full Specs

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GENERAL

Price
$80
Brand
Shokz
Release Date
September 1, 2020
Form Factor
Headphones
Connectivity
Wireless

SOUND

Music Score
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4.9/10
Phone Calls Score
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7.8/10
Gaming Score
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5/10
TV and Video Score
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5/10
Exercise Score
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7.1/10

PERFORMANCE

Battery life
6 Hours
Wireless charging
No
Charging time
1 Hours
Bluetooth version
5.1

FEATURES

Active Noise Cancelling
No
Noise Reduction Score
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2.5/10
Virtual Surround
No
Android App
No
iOS App
No
Mic Quality
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8.5/10

BUILD AND DESIGN

Build Quality
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8.5/10
Comfort score
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7.4/10
Weight
29 Grams
Microphone style
Integrated
Waterproof Rating
5

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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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