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2024 Five Popular Open Ear Headphones with Mic Reviewed

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By The Nuroum Team July 1, 2024
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Open ear headphones became more and more popular right now due to their lightweight, comfort, and wide range of usage scenarios. However, there are various options on the market now, with different tech specs and functions, how do we choose the best? Considering its sound quality, comfort, playtime, price and weight, we’ve selected five popular open ear headphones: Shokz, Nuroum, Nank, Monodeal, Levn. Each brand has its features and functions so you can make a better decision for your needs.

Data Table

Here's the data table which compares the price, weight,battery life of listening time and talking time, water-proof level of the five bone conduction headphones we've selected.
Brand
Price
Weight
Battery Life
(Listen Time)
Battery Life
(Talk Time)
Water-proof Level
 
Recommended Index
 
Shokz OpenComm2
$159.95
35g
8h
16h
IP55
☆☆☆☆
Nuroum O20B
$149
31g
15h
12h
IPX6
☆☆☆☆☆
Nank Runner Caller
$29.99
35g
6h
9h
IPX6
☆☆
Monodeal Bone Conduction Headphones with Mic
$69.99
33g
6h
8h
 
IPX6
☆☆☆
Levn Open Ear Headphones with Mic
$89.99
29g
14h
 
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/
☆☆☆☆
 

Pros and Cons

Shokz OpenComm2

Pros

✔️ Crystal-clear calls: With DSP technology and cVc technology, it can filter out ambient noise and ensure your voice delivery is clear, which is ideal for outdoor works or in warehouse and logistics operations.
✔️ Outstanding audio quality: With 7th generation bone conduction technology and PremiumPitchTM 2.0, the headphones ensures outdoor workers hear every word distinctly and without distortion.
✔️ Stable connectivity and unrestricted mobility: With an impressive wireless range of up to 30m/98ft, you can move freely to sync with your colleagues or guide the work without worrying about Bluetooth disconnection. Additionally, it can connect two devices such as phones and computers.

Cons

❌ Not comfortable: Because the bone conduction headphones are not designed with cushioning such as silicone in contact with the skin, they can be uncomfortable to wear for long periods of time, which is not suitable for people who have frequent and long business trips.
❌ Vibration: There is a lot of vibration while turning up the volume, which can cause damage to the eardrums.

Nuroum OW20B

Pros

✔️ Outstanding noise reduction: With a HiFi 4 DSP processor and ENC noise reduction technology, Nuroum OW20B allows office workers to attend conferences or exchange work conveniently.
✔️ Multipoint connection: Multi-point technology allows office workers to connect to the laptop and phone simultaneously and switch at will.
✔️Powerful sound and deep bass: With HiFi4 DSP as well as an advanced algorithm, its powerful sound and rich bass make music more lively and dynamic, while keeping the ears free, allowing cyclists and outdoor adventurers to enjoy music while being aware of the dangers outside.
✔️Magnetic quick charge: its magnet charging, whose interface is resistant to water and sweat, is suitable for engaging in outdoor activities in challenging environments.
✔️ Lightweight and long battery life: it only weighs 31g and allows uninterrupted calls for 12 hours or music play for 15 hours, which are suitable for those who have frequent and long business trips.

Cons

❌ Lack of carrying case:There isn't a hard shell carrying case in the box so it is not very convenient to store the bone conduction headphones.
❌ Problems with original accessories:If you lose your charging cable, you have to go to the original factory to buy it, which is a common problem with magnetic pair charging. Four brands brands of bone conduction headphones also have this drawback.

Nank Runner Caller

Pros

✔️ Low price: Nank Runner Caller is much lower in price than other brands.
✔️ Advanced noise-canceling technology: It features its noise-canceling technology of CVC 8.0 and the foam microphone, which eliminates ambient noise and makes calls more clear.
✔️ Compatibility: Nank Runner Caller can be compatible with various platforms of cell phones and supports a variety of music platforms, which is suitable for daily calls, music appreciation and many other uses. The feature of compatibility ensures a stable connection to the car's Bluetooth system or cell phone while driving, allowing drivers to safely take calls, listen to navigation instructions, or enjoy music.

Cons

❌ Sound quality: Nank Runner Caller’s sound quality is sometimes not so clear.
❌ Short battery life: A two-hour charge only guarantees six hours of listening time, which is unfriendly to those who work all day long.
❌ Headphone material: Its headphone material needs to be upgraded because it is uncomfortable to wear for long periods.

Monodeal Bone Conduction Headphones with Mic

Pros

✔️ Appropriate price: Monodeal bone conduction with a mic is also a good option at a moderate price for those on a budget.
✔️ Advanced air conduction technology: The headphones with a microphone use advanced air conduction technology, allowing you to effortlessly savor superior music, especially for music lovers.
✔️ No vibration: There's no vibration and doesn't cover your ears, which is suitable for people with sensitive or damaged ears.
✔️ Stable Bluetooth connection: Its Bluetooth 5.3 chip makes it easy to connect to different computers and phones without worrying about sound interruptions.

Cons

❌ No Mute Button: Monodeal bone conduction with mic does not have a mute button on its microphone so you need to pause the device if you want to mute the sound, which is not convenient while meeting or driving.
❌ Short battery life: Compared to Nuroum and Shokz, its battery life is only 6 hours of listening time after a single full charge, which is not suitable for people who enjoy outdoor activities or people who have to talk for long periods of time at work.

Levn Open Ear Headphones with Mic

Pros

✔️ Lightweight: Levn open ear headphones with a mic weigh only 29g, which is the lightest of the five headphones. For long-distance travelers or outdoor workers, it can reduce discomfort that may result from wearing headphones for long periods of time use. Besides, it is convenient to carry.
✔️ Long battery life: Users can use headphones for 14 hours after charging 2 hours without worrying about forgetting to charge it. Long-distance travelers or outdoor workers don't need to worry about running out of power in an environment where there's no place to charge.

Cons

❌ Non-waterproof: the material of Monodeal bone conduction headphones is non-waterproof so it is easily destroyed in some wet or rainy environments. It is not suitable for cyclists, runners, and outdoor adventurers.
❌ Not comfortable: Because of its material, it is uncomfortable to wear for a long day of work.

Conclusion

Among the five open ear headphones, Shokz OpenComm2, with outstanding noise reduction, is ideal for outdoor works or in warehouse and logistics operations. Nuroum OW20B can be used in various scenarios such as office work, outdoor activities, long-time trip, and so on. Nank runner caller attracts a lot of users’ attention for its low price and compatibility with various devices and platforms, but it lacks in sound quality, range, and comfort. Monodeal bone conduction headphones have its advantages in high-quality sound and non-virabtion. Levn bone conduction headphones stand out in its lightweight and long battery life. In comparison, Nuroum OW20B is the best choice, for its advantages in price advantage, outstanding microphone and headphone noise reduction, long battery life, and lightweight. So if you are looking for a cost-effective oprn ear headset, don’t miss out on this Nuroum OW20B!
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