Shokz OpenRun Pro tech specs: Type: Open ear | Connectivity: Bluetooth 5.1 | Battery life: 10 hours | Waterproof rating: IP55 | Weight: 1.02 oz
Bone conduction headphones are a bit different than a pair of conventional wireless headphones. While they may not have the same immersive features as a pair of ANC headphones, sometimes you don’t want that — I don’t know about you, but if I’m running in a park or on city streets, I want to be aware of my surroundings while I listen to music. Not only that: who wants two heavy cans around their ears on their sweaty, sunny runs?
Review: Shokz OpenRun Pro
These Shokz OpenRun Pro bone conduction headphones deliver great sound, water resistance, and a lightweight, comfortable fit. That’s an impressive feat for a type of headphone that traditionally sacrifices sound for fit and function. The prime headphones for outdoor exercise, you can run, bike, jog, and, most importantly, sweat with these on. They are so good that when ZDNET contributor Matthew Miller reviewed the OpenRun Pros, the headphones caused him to change his mind about bone-conduction headphones at large.
“With early bone conduction headphones, I accepted the tradeoff in audio quality to have a safer running experience. However, Shokz keeps improving its technology so that the volume level is great, audio is crisp and clear, bass is solid, voice assistant support works flawlessly, and even call quality is good,” Miller writes.