Aftershokz is one of the most popular brands for bone conduction headphones. The newly launched Aftershokz OpenMove are the company’s most affordable wireless headphones at launch. They also come equipped with the proprietary 7th-generation of bone conduction technology.
The Aftershokz OpenMove will be available in two color options — Slate Grey and Alpine White. These headphones also come with IP55 certification for water and dust resistance. Additionally, the unique open-ear design will also offer additional safety along with better awareness of the surroundings.
OpenMove are the company’s latest affordable bone conduction headphones
Both of these features should make the OpenMove headphones a good alternative for outdoor runners. In terms of connectivity, they come with the latest Bluetooth 5.0 technology for a more stable connection. Just like the regular neckband-style headphones, the OpenMove headphones also feature physical buttons for quick controls like play, skip, and pause.
They offer up to 6 hours of battery life on a single charge. While there is a USB Type-C port for charging, the company didn’t mention about the fast charging support. It will take around 2 hours to charge the 135mAh battery from zero to 100 percent.
With the titanium headband and polycarbonate ear hook, the headphones should be comfortable to wear even for longer durations. However, the company’s premium wireless headphones are made entirely of titanium. Nevertheless, the Aftershokz OpenMove with a lightweight design only weighs 29 grams.
Comes with three different EQ modes
The headphones also feature a single microphone on each side for noise reduction. With its own drawbacks, the bone conduction tech cannot compete with traditional in-ear or over-ear headphones. Apart from headphones, bone conduction tech is also being implemented in audio glasses.
However, it is still a niche segment in the audio industry. More importantly, brands like Aftershokz are constantly launching newer models without giving up on the original idea. With these new headphones, the company is also providing a pair of earplugs for blocking out the noise.
It even introduced a new ear-plug mode that improves the audio experience while using the earplugs. For listening to podcasts, the vocal booster mode will help in boosting audio levels. The headphones also get multi-device support for using with both PC and smartphone.
More than completely replacing conventional headphones, these should be a good choice for running headphones. Coming to the pricing, the new Aftershokz OpenMove wireless bone conduction headphones cost $99.95 in the US. They are currently available to order on the company’s official website.