Review – OneOdio OpenRock Pro Open Ear Headphones

OpenRock Pro Open Ear Headphones for Cycling
Listening to music, the radio, audiobooks or podcasts when you are cycling, running or hiking can be a great distraction; even allowing you to multi-task with some educational listening while you do your workout or adventure.

Using traditional headphones or earbuds can pose a danger if you reduce your hearing of the ambient surroundings though – sounds that could help warn you of approaching hazards or collisions. Open ear headphones are the solution for safe listening when you are cycling, running or walking; they let you listen to your music, whilst also listening for warning signs.

The OpenRock Pro Open Ear Headphones are a great example of open ear headphone technology. OpenRock is part of the OneOdio group – a professional audio brand with 10 years of experience; OpenRock is a sub-brand that focuses on open-ear style earbuds.

The OpenRock Pro is an open-ear style earbud, with great sound quality, bass tones, and depth of acoustics. The units use a 16.2mm driver with TubeBass™ technology.

The individual ear headphones are also comfortable and easy to use. Customisable (bendable) silicone arms reach back behind your ear to keep the earbuds secure on a wide range of ear shapes and sizes. The driver then sits comfortably at the top of the ear, without blocking the ear canal.

Battery life is impressive at 19 hours per full charge, and charging itself takes just 1.5 hours. The charging case (supplied) means the battery life on one full charge of the case is 46 hours total. Battery life is indicated through the LED indicator on the charging case, and a voice prompt through the headphones warns when the battery life is dropping below 15 minutes of playtime remaining.

For water sports and wet weather adventures, the units are IPX5 rated – this rating means they are resistant to sweat, rain and water splashes, but not fully waterproof.

The units are controlled by the small buttons on each side, which allow you to flick through tracks, adjust volume, answer calls on the integrated microphone, and start the voice assistance. They are tricky to operate with gloves on, but aside from that they function well. Pairing with your phone is simple, thanks to the Bluetooth 5.2 connectivity.

At £199.99 retail, the OpenRock Pro are not a cheap pair of earbuds [September 2023: currently on Deal on Amazon for £89.99!], but they offer great quality and performance for their price: with their audio output on par with many of the leading brand headphones. These are a great addition to any sportspersons kit bag.

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OpenRock Pro Open Ear Headphones for Cycling

OpenRock Pro Open Ear Headphones for Cycling

Disclaimer: Odio provided a pair of FOC OpenRock headphones for test and review. This post contains affiliate links that earn a small commission. These two disclosures have not affected the honesty or focus of this review. 


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