Review – Shokz OpenFit Open Ear Headphones

Shokz OpenFit Open Ear Headphones
I have been using Shokz (previously Aftershokz) open ear headphones for almost a decade now, and their performance is second to none in terms of sound quality, build quality and design. The new OpenFit from Shokz offers an ultra-lightweight, open-ear construction without the band design used on the OpenRun Pro, making it more suitable for everyday wear as well as for active sports pursuits.

The flexible ear hook design of the OpenFit headphones allows it to fit to any ear shape, and remain securely and comfortably in place for hour upon hour of listening. The DirectPitch™ technology produces an immersive audio experience with deep bass notes and fantastic clarity, whilst still allowing you to listen to the external environment and maintain your situational awareness.

Battery life on the Shokz OpenFit is superb, with each charge offering 7 hours of listening, and each full charge of the case/unit offering 28 hours of listening. A useful fast-charge function also allows you to top up with an hour of battery life on just a five minute charge cycle – ideal for when you are heading out on a run or ride and forget to charge up.

The OpenFit is IP54 water resistant, with a double-layer waterproof steel mesh and gauze for added protection from water ingress. You can get on with a sweaty workout, wet bike ride or splashy kayak without the worry that it might damage your headphones.

The clarity of calls is a major improvement of the OpenFit versus other open ear headphones. OpenFit uses AI Call Noise Cancellation technology to ensure call quality; during a call, OpenFit captures the subtleties of the human voice, even in noisy environments. The result is a pair of headphones that can be used for work calls as well as workouts.

Finally, the OpenFit is easy to operate. Easy Touch controls allow for simple play/pause of tracks and answering of calls, as well as the ability to flick onto the next track. This functionality works well, and unlike with some similar headphones it is not inadvertently affected by rain or drips of sweat that can be mis-interpreted as finger taps.

Simple, comfortable and exceptional in their performance – the Shokz OpenFit headphones are quite easily the best all-round open ear headphones I have used to date; they are my choice of headphones on the bike, in the gym, and at the office.

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Review – Shokz OpenFit Open Ear Headphones

Disclaimer: Shokz UK provided a pair of Shokz OpenFit Open Ear Headphones for test and review on this blog.


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