For us, communication is extremely important with our headphones and the ability to talk to others while using them. We use Shokz OpenComm Bone Conduction Headphones all the time and really like the Noise-Canceling Boom Microphone.
Because the Shokz OpenComm Bone Conduction Headphones use a Noise-Canceling Boom Microphone people can actually hear you when you talk on the phone, unlike Apples wireless AirPods with so much background noise.
Shokz Bone Conduction Headphones lead the pack in the Bone Conduction Headphone market by far. The open-ear design also allows you to hear your surroundings for safety. Please read on if you want more information about these great headphones.
The OpenComms currently have a 4.3-star rating on the Shokz Website with 798 reviews. They are, as described as, best blue tooth on the market and very comfortable to use. They are 7th generation bone conduction technology and IP55 water-resistant rated but not for swimming and have good 16-Hours of talk time.
There are two models and the second is the Shokz OpenComm UC Bone Conduction Bluetooth Stereo computer headset with a Loop100 USB-A Adapter-Wireless dongle, also available on Amazon.
Shokz OpenComm Bone Conduction Headphones–What’s in the Box?
- 1 set of Shokz OpenComm Bone Conduction Headphones
- 1 Warranty Card
- 1 Large Carrying Case
- 1 Magnetic Charging Cable
- 1 Set of Foam Ear Plugs
- 1 Multi-Language OpenComm User Guide
- 1 Multi-Language Storage and Maintenance Guide
- 1 Card with Instructions for Bluetooth Connection and Moisture Detection Alert
What’s to like?
If you are new to this technology, bone conduction headphones transmit sound to the inner ear through the bones of the skull, so you can hear your audio content while hearing what’s around you. This technology lets you hear external sounds around you when walking in a park or running down the street.
You can wear your OpenComm headset all day and actually forget you are wearing them. Sound quality is outstanding. They are great for anyone doing remote work and have to attend a lot of meetings. They fit snugly and work well in Zoom, Microsoft Teams, or internet business meetings because they are small and unobtrusive.
Talking on the Phone and Sound
These headphones work well because they are not only comfortable, but the sound is very clear and people can actually hear you when you are talking on the phone with them. The noise canceling boom microphone makes all the difference in the world when using these headphones while paired with your phone.
These headphones use a unique Magnetic Charging Cable system that we like very much because it is simple and easy and comes with two cables in the box.
Shokz headphones use multipoint pairing, which allows users to connect to two devices at the same time. The user receives audio from both devices and can transition between devices.
What We don’t Like
The boom microphone can swivel up and down but cannot be detached.
We are big proponents of Green Electronics and Environmentally Sound Practices in protecting our planet from the garbage in our oceans, lakes, and rivers. The packaging on these headphones is wasteful. We would like to see all electronics company’s worldwide use Green Environmentally Sound Practices in all aspects of the building and packaging of their products.
Overall, we gave these Shokz OpenComm Bone Conduction Headphones 5-Stars. These are our favorite Shokz headphones and are great for work and online meetings. They are also good at the gym, walking in the woods, and for working with your computer and talking on the phone is their best feature.