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Our open-ear design, powered by bone conduction technology, allows for total awareness of surroundings and bud-free, comfortable listening. Available in 2 sizes to maximize comfort and ensure a secure fit. OpenRun Mini has a .5 inch shorter band size.
An IP67 rating makes these completely sweat and waterproof to welcome intense workouts and extreme weather. A moisture detection alert ensures safe charging. Not intended for swimming.
Outstanding Sound Quality
Powered by patented 8th generation bone conduction, Bluetooth 5.1, and PremiumPitch 2.0+, OpenRun delivers clear sound, powerful volume, and a rich bass.
Lightweight & Secure Fit
Meet your new favorite training partner. Designed for athletes, our wireless headphones stay put for all-day listening while keeping you motivated and aware of your surroundings.
8-Hour Battery Life & Quick Charge
With 8 hours of battery life and easy commands such as play, skip, pause, and back-a-track, you can enjoy music, calls, audiobooks, and podcasts all day long. OpenRun also features a 10-minute Quick Charge for up to 1.5 hours of battery life.
|SHOKZ OpenRun Pro||SHOKZ OpenRun||SHOKZ OpenMove||SHOKZ OpenComm||SHOKZ OpenSwim|
|Bone Conduction Technology||9th generation||8th generation||7th generation||7th generation||7th generation|
|Sound||SHOKZ TurboPitch||PremiumPitch2.0+||PremiumPitch2.0||Superior dynamic stereo||PremiumPitch2.0 Stereo Sound|
|Connectivity||Bluetooth v5.1||Bluetooth v5.1||Bluetooth v5.1||Bluetooth v5.1||Bluetooth not compatible|
What’s in the box
- OpenRun Wireless Bone Conduction Open-Ear Wireless Headphones
- (1) Quick Charge Magnetic Induction Charger
- (1) Carrying Bag
- User Guide
- SHOKZ Headband
Features & Specifications
- Open-Ear Comfort - OpenRun’s innovative design features a featherweight, wraparound frame and wireless, open-ear fit for comfortable, earbud-free listening. Includes Shokz headband.
- Safety & Connection - Stay aware and motivated through any workout with our 8th generation bone conduction technology. OpenRun delivers quality audio while leaving your eardrums open to surroundings for ultimate safety.
- IP67 Waterproof Rated - Completely sweat and waterproof for workouts, fitness and running. Moisture detection alert included for safe charging. (Not suitable for swimming.)
- 8 Hours of Music & Calls - Enjoy eight continuous hours of music, calls and podcasts with our Bluetooth headphones. OpenRun also features a 10-minute quick charge for up to 1.5 hours of battery life. (Quick Charge Version of Aftershokz Aeropex)
- Outstanding Sound Quality - Bone conduction technology uses vibrations to transmit sound through your cheekbone directly to your inner ear for a premium audio experience.
Pros & Cons
An Audiophile's Perspective On Sound Quality. There are some very obvious advantages to this technology over traditional headphones. You don't lose your situational awareness because your ears remain uncovered, you aren't sticking potentially filthy things into your ears, the design means you are less likely to lose them or have them fall out while you are exercising, they are much more compact than a set of over-the-ear headphones, they don't interfere with glasses, they are sweat and rainproof, etc. It is not hard to come up with a lot of scenarios where these are really the ideal headphone design. But the one issue people kept complaining about in the reviews I read before buying these was sound quality. Some people said these headphones are really only good enough for audiobooks, others said they happily listen to music on them regularly without issue. Which is it? I ran these things through my very demanding "speaker stress test" playlist and here are my results: The mids are generally ok, reasonably crisp. The highs are also reasonably well defined. Nothing that made me swoon with delight, but it was all perfectly serviceable for going on a run. Honestly, I assumed they would sound tinny and awful throughout the entire range, so I was pleasantly surprised at how well they handled vocals, guitar, strings, piano, horns etc. But lots of music also has bass notes, and this is where the sound signature just kind of falls apart. If you are already familiar with how the bass rolls off too early on a cheap stereo, this is very much like that. Except that the bass roll off point is at an even higher frequency than you expect. I don't know how low these can go, but basically they have almost no bass response, and what little they have is muddy and generally quite poor. Now that I understand what these can do and what they can't, it's pretty easy to understand why the sound quality reviews are all over the map. Basically, people have varying musical tastes and affinity for bass. If you are listening almost exclusively to hip-hop these are going to seem essentially unusable. If you listen to a violin concerto you will be fairly happy. Rock songs will have the vocals and guitar, but only the top half the drums rendered correctly. Importantly, they also can't get terribly loud without vibrating against the side of your head in a weird, annoying way. I could generally find a comfortable volume where this wasn't an issue, but you will not be drowning out any ambient noise with these, particularly since your ears remain uncovered. So you really can't use these in any sort of loud environment without earplugs And if you are putting in ear plugs, you might as well use in-ear headphones instead. Walking around on a normal, urban street with these is generally fine, but anything louder than that and you may have some issues with these. I did listen to an audiobook on these and thought they did a great job, and they were reasonably comfortable to wear for well over an hour. So probably their ideal use is listening to a podcast or audiobook while walking in a quiet park, or anywhere where you must maintain situational awareness. I think that means these are fine for what they are, and if you need the considerable advantages they have, you live with the trade offs. Yes, it is possible to listen to music on them, and at least some music actually sounds reasonably decent on them, particularly if you are in a quiet place. But if you don't need the various advantages they have, then get yourself some regular, full-range headphones that will provide a much better bass response than these. I am certainly not going to hang up my $300 planar magnetic headphones in favor of these when listening at home. But for listening to an audiobook while walking the dog, commuting and riding my bike, they will be fine.
comfortable to use, impressive technology. I've waited to write a review until I had enough experience using the Shokz OpenRun headset to be thorough. They are very comfortable to wear and I like that using the bone conduction it leaves your ears open to hear other sounds that might be important (like a car coming up behind you) or the doorbell during a zoom meeting or listening to music. I wear readers when using the computer or reading, and the Shokz don't really interfere, although you have to remember which is "on top" when you go to take one or the other off. The technology continues to amaze me and the sound quality is quite remarkable. I do have to adjust the volume up or down sometimes depending on the source I'm using, but the volume control is easy to use. I have used it with my laptop, with my Pixel phone and with my VIZIO TV and it pairs easily with all of them. (as with any bluetooth device, you do have to have some awareness which device it's pairing with when you turn it on.) I can't say that I'm aware of how much noise suppression it's doing because the environments I've been in haven't been that noisy so far - I will be on an airplane next week, and that should give me a better idea. But it's clearly working because I had both my PC and phone on the same Zoom meeting last week, and there was a slight delay in the sound off the phone versus what I was hearing thru the Shokz on the PC, but it did not create any feedback or echo for me or for the other people on the Zoom. I got the larger size which is actually a little bit larger than my head, which I think is a little larger than average (does anyone know their hat size any more?). The small was definitely too small (using their handy online measuring tape). The only time I notice this is when I lean my head back against something like a pillow and the solid band at the back of my head has to adjust to a higher or lower angle - this moves the sound devices in front of the ear slightly, but it doesn't seem to affect the sound noticeably. The button to answer a call, mute the mic or hold a playback is easy to learn. Finally, I wondered what was meant in the product description about a magnetic charger cable but you quickly realize that the polarity of the magnet makes sure that the charger is connected in the correct orientation. A friend of mine had recommended this model. Finally, the battery life seems to be what is claimed, although I haven't yet actually used them for 8 hours without a break. I might mention that Zoom recognizes that these are high quality music capable and sets the audio appropriately.
Finally, earbuds I can use! Over time, I have gotten every earbud imaginable, in an attempt to to find one I can use. I've also purchased aftermarket ear inserts for them in various sizes and various materials, trying to get them to fit comfortably and not fall out. Every time, they either won't stay in, or my ears are in absolute agony (usually agony), after a very short period of time. Honestly, I had given up. Then, by chance, I spotted these Shokz bone conduction type on my Amazon home page. I thought about it for days, because it's a huge investment on top of multiple huge investments which didn't work out. l finally decided to take the chance, and paid full price. I just wore them for 4+ hours, even fell asleep with them on, and took them off with no sensation that they had ever been there - something I previously thought impossible. These do not go into your ears at all, the soft rubber merely rests on the bone in front of your ear. The sound quality is as good as my Samsung Bud Pros, but without any pain at all- not even any slight discomfort. They're so lightweight and so comfortable, I forgot I was using them. I did have hubs mute the TV, to see if he could hear it. I had them turned up pretty loud for the experiment, but he couldn't hear a thing. I was able to hear him, but not so much that it was distracting from the music. So I'd say these are very good if you need to also be aware of your environment. If you're on the fence like I was, due to insurmountable issues with in-ear buds but are unsure if this will resolve it, you can hop right off that fence and take the plunge. These cured every single issue I had ever experienced, and I have no fear whatsoever that I will drop and break them during exercise due to the design. I was even able to put the back strap under my hair, so that they were barely visible at all. In my opinion, this is the perfect alternative for those who have pain from conventional ear buds, or who fear them dropping out and breaking. It's even a perfect product if you don't have those issues, and just want maximum comfort. I would note that the charger is a USB with a magnetic two-point attachment, and thus not interchangeable with a typical USB charger. So while you can charge it with any USB plug in (wall plug, car plug), you can't charge it with the type of USB used for most electronics (phones etc). You'll want to make sure you don't lose that, since it's not something replaced easily at a local store. I don't find it problematic since I have a specific spot to store it all (it does come with a pullstring storage bag for on the go ease), but thought I should mention it. Overall, this is by far the best Amazon investment I've made in quite some time, and that's not a statement I make lightly. I would buy them again without a second thought.
Best headphones I've ever owned! Unfortunately had to take off 1 star due to shipping issues. Same day delivery, promised between 10am - 3pm. I bought these very early in the morning, around 5:30am. It wasn't till around 4pm when I was advised that the delivery was postponed for the next day. However if I bought them at 4pm I could of had them shipped on same day between 5pm-10pm. Which made no sense. I wasn't able to cancel the order since it was previously "Out for Delivery". I had to wait till the next day. I'm not complaining, however it wasn't what was promised and seeing I could still receive them on the same day but my order was pushed back a day was weird and disappointing. With that out the way. These are the best headphones I've ever owned. They are comfortable for all day use. 8 hour battery life listed - last longer than 8 hours with my level of use. I love the fact that they don't cover my ear or go into my ear. They are perfect for those who are working on their feet and need to be able to hear what's going on in their environment. I work in construction so it's very important to hear what's going on all around me. For those who are looking to cancel out everything and vibe in their own world, look elsewhere. These can get very loud, though even at their highest volume you can still hear things around you. Not as clearly as if the volume is off, but you aren't secluding yourself from the world. Which I love! IP 67 rating is great, take a shower in these if you want. I did! No complaints on the build and sound quality! All is great! I love these! Thank you Shockz for making such a great product, I feel bad for knocking a star based on shipping when these headphones are so damn good!
Perfect for the road/trail running use case. I bought these headphones for road/trail running after a recommendation from a family member, and so far I've been very pleased with the purchase. Personally, I find that even the best electronic "talk-through" technology is very jarring, ruining whatever I'm listening to while failing to give me the situational awareness I'm looking for. With these, my ears are wide open and I can stay fully alert while listening to whatever I want. The headphones fit easily and feel light, and never feel uncomfortable even after several hours of continuous wear. Sounds of motion when running aren't amplified like I'm used to with earbuds; also, they work well under hats that cover my ears a bit in cold weather, which has been an issue when wearing earbuds in the past. Regarding audio quality, which seems to be the biggest point of discussion surrounding these headphones: the current OpenRun (not pro) bone conduction technology has reached the audio quality of fairly cheap wired earbuds, with very little bass and no obvious audio-enhancing features. Definitely not my first choice for music listening when I have other options close by. Of course, the advantage here is that the product achieves adequate quality without blocking the ear canal and with minimal sound leakage, even in very quiet rooms. So while I find the audio quality acceptable for runs, I've also taken to wearing these headphones in other situations where I want to listen to something privately while maintaining awareness of my surroundings, such as cooking and shopping. Overall, I would strongly recommend these headphones for running and other active use where you want situational awareness. If you're looking for a regular pair of headphones for other purposes, or to use as your primary music listening headphones, then you will probably be disappointed.
Outstanding Headphones! My son has been using the SHOKZ OpenRun (AfterShokz Aeropex) headphones for a few weeks now, and He loves it!!! We both are extremely impressed with their performance. My son is very hard on products and these aren’t showing any sign of wear. I love how his ears of open to other sounds since he uses these while walking home from school. He uses them while out messing in the yard and while practicing his sports. The SHOKZ OpenRun headphones have exceeded my expectations in all of these areas and then some. One of the standout features of these headphones is the bone conduction technology, which allows him to hear his music without blocking out the sounds of the environment. This is important for safety when walking home from school, riding his bike or other activities. It also allows him to stay connected with his surroundings while still enjoying his music. The headphones are also incredibly lightweight and comfortable. They stay securely in place and don't move around or bounce, which is a big plus. The battery life is outstanding. I have used them many times. In terms of sound quality, I was pleasantly surprised by how good these headphones sound. The bass is deep and the mid and high ranges are clear and crisp. I've also used them for phone calls and the microphone works very well. Overall, Both my son and I highly recommend the SHOKZ OpenRun (AfterShokz Aeropex) headphones to any runner or outdoor enthusiast looking for a reliable and high-quality set of headphones. They're comfortable, safe, and deliver great sound quality.
Almost good. I really wanted these to be good, and they're not horrible, but I'm looking for something better now. The sound isn't like using earbuds, but it's pretty good for having nothing in your ears. If you turn the volume up it does drown out outside sounds. If I turn it way up and play music with a good beat it vibrates pretty strongly and actually gives me little eargasms. Now the bad stuff. It sucks if you use it for phone calls, which I do a lot. Some people report a high pitch feedback sound when talking to me. Sometimes (about every 15-30 minutes) the mic stops working and people think we lost the connection (switching to speakerphone then back to the Shokz fixes it until it happens again). People also report that I sound a little muffled. The voice prompts are very quiet. I rarely hear that my battery is getting low, so usually I'm using it and it just shuts off when the battery dies. The battery does last a long time, 7+ hours usually. Charging is usually not a problem but I've had it not charge a few times even though it was connected overnight and the charge light was on. It hurts the back of my ears a little. Not a lot, but I definitely notice it. Under the pads in front of my ears it gets a little sweaty and I feel the pressure of them against my head. I definitely don't forget I'm wearing them, usually. I wear them for 8-9 hours a day for reference. They stay on very well, and for listening to music while walking and running they're pretty good. It's a great idea and if they worked good during phone calls I really wouldn't be complaining.
Good headphones with an annoying issue. Paired with a Samsung Galaxy S20 I really wanted to hunt this five stars. My last pair by this company, Trekz Air, lasted for nearly four years before dying and worked perfectly as open ear headphones. This one not so much. The headset is more comfortable than the Trekz Air. I will grant them that. The music range is still really far and it gives good quality sound. However I'm knocking off two stars for two very annoying issues. There is a noticeable stutter in audio where it drops out for a split second. This comes and goes, but is really aggravating when I'm trying to listen to some nice lo-fi study music. I thought the headphones might have been defective so I returned them for another pair... which had the same issue. I finally found that if I go to developer options and select "Turn off A2DP hardware offload" it stops the stutter except when the headphones are suddenly being activated after a period of silence, like when I'm just starting a video. The second issue is the microphone. The previous headphones had a good mic that others could hear me clearly on. With this one they can never hear me. It's like I'm not there at all. I have to turn off Bluetooth for phone calls. Thankfully I don't talk on the phone much. These issues could be just related to the way the headset communicates with my specific phone, as I haven't paired it with any other device. However all my other devices paired with my phone work perfectly.
Great headphones but degraded quality in newer models. I bought these to replace my original AfterShokz headphones as I love the bone conducting technology from this company. I lost my original pair from 2020 on a business trip recently, and was happy to get one-day shipping on the latest options. I will be keeping these as I mainly intend to use them for running, but I do have complaints that relate to the product in its most recent form: 1. The new drawstring case is a step down in quality from the older zipper cases. 2. They used to send each pair with a set of earplugs for noise cancellation, and now the only extra accessory it ships with is a hairband. I don't have hair that needs a headband, and this provides no added experience to the use of the headbands. 3. My biggest complaint is the pairing issue with Microsoft Teams. When muting the microphone a persistent beeping occurs during the mute. From research, there used to be a way to fix this by pressing a combination of buttons that has since been removed. The only option to fix this seems to be to purchase a $50 accessory. This is an unacceptable answer. Shokz should be making product or software updates that are free to the customer to resolve this issue. I hope this is resolved in the near future. If there is a way to resolve this without additional money, I'd sure love to know how.
Read Before Buying. Honest Review of a Well Made Product, that is NOT for Music. Skip to bottom if you don't want the details. For certain purposes these headphones are excellent, but in most cases they will be very very disappointing. These are a very well made, and high quality product and I like them for my very specific use, but I would NEVER recommend them for general users or music lovers. I have plenty of good things to say but lets get the bad stuff out of the way. If you plan to use these to listen to a lot of music, these are NOT the headset for you. Do not trust any review that says the sound quality of these is any good. It is not good. Honesty its embarrassingly poor. Especially when you consider the price of $116. I workout with a $25 set of over-ear buds that in terms of music reproduction blows these shokz out of the water. Not even a close contest. If your budget is $50 or more, there is no reason to consider these for music. Just look elsewhere. When worn properly they do not get very loud, there is no depth, and there is ZERO bass. Everything is hollow and tiny. Bass and rich sound requires air pressure and since these don't use speaker cones/diaphragm to create changes in air pressure they will never be capable to recreating rich tones and bass. Honestly, putting your phone in a shirt pocket will recreate music infinitely better that these headphones will. The only other thing I think people will not like is, at higher volumes the headset does its best to recreate bass, but instead its just a weird vibrating/buzzing feeling on the side of your face. I kinda got used to it, but it's still jarring at times and never ever feels or sounds like bass. Okay now for the good side for general users. They are seemingly very well made, should last a very long time, packaged nicely, easy to operate, the battery life is excellent, and they very comfortable even for prolonged use.... That's about it. Oh and call handling is superb! Which brings me to.... Why I like mine.... I use them for calls in the field. I work in an environment were I use my hands and need to communicate. These never fall off and handle calls really really well. I hear them they hear me boom. Things to consider: -If you do buy aftershocks, DEFINATELY GET THE MINIS, even if you have a huge noggin. The minis should be the new regular to large size. My wife has a big 'ol brain box, and these fit her great. -I prefer to keep things out of my ear for general ear health, these are good for that. -Good if you need to hear the outside environment, riding bike etc. -Never fall off even when working upside-down. -Proprietary charger. Its a nice magnet charger and works well but its the only one you get. -For non music uses its really great. Phone calls, audio books, pod casts and talks. -Sucks for music and movies.
New model not as good as the old. I have had the old model for a couple years and the worked great. I bought these after one of the ear covers fell off of my old pair. The new ones fit on your head better but they don't sound as good. The biggest problem is the fact they have their own style plug for charging. Now you have to carry the charging cord so you can use it. The old style used a very common micro USB, just like almost anything else. Not sure why companies do this, as it just makes it harder for the customer to use. It's too bad the ruined a good product.
Best Bone Conducting Headphones. Have owned a pair for 2 years. Does as advertised, can still hear ambient noise with it on. Stays on head great, was able to do burpees and runs with them on without them shifting or falling off. Battery still holding up great and charges decently. If you need to wear earplugs for work, you can still wear them and the quality of sound improves. However, recently something in the right noise piece has come loose and it jingles at ever step or head turn. Even just picking it up, the loose part jingles like a small bell. No way to fix it without drilling a hole, and is just out of warranty.
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