Shokz is already well known for its patented bone conduction technology and open-ear headphones designed for athletes and active people – including their highly popular OpenRun Pro headphones I’ve reviewed previously here at Trail & Kale.
What’s so great about Shokz headphones is that their open-ear design helps you stay in touch with your surroundings without sacrificing sound quality.
As explained further in my review, this makes them great headphones for running, and places them high up on our best headphones for running buyer’s guide.
The new Shokz OpenRun Pro Mini headphones are called ‘Mini’ because the headphone band that passes around the back of your head is smaller than the original Shokz OpenRun Pro.
This means there is less space between the headphones and your head, for a more snug fit for people with smaller heads and ears.
Key Features of Shokz OpenRun Pro Mini headphones
Similar to the OpenRun Pro bone conduction headphones, the OpenRun Pro Mini incorporates Shokz’s 9th-generation patented bone conduction technology that has premium sound and an IP55 water-resistant rating.
Unlike traditional headphones, Shokz’s signature bone conduction technology innovates the way people hear sound.
OpenRun Pro Mini features an open-ear design that keeps you aware of your surroundings and doesn’t require you to put an ear bud or anything actually inside your ear.
This means you can listen to music while you’re out running, or working out in the gym, but still be able to hear people speak to you, or traffic if you’re running in an urban environment.
The sound is excellent – if you’ve never worn bone conduction headphones you’ll be surprised at how clear the audio is, from the bass through the treble, when you have those bangin’ running tunes playing, as well as the quality of spoken words for when you’re listening to audiobooks and podcasts, or taking calls.
Speaking of calls – the OpenRun Pro Mini headphones are equipped with a dual noise-canceling microphone, which makes phone calls nice and clear on both ends.
These bone-conduction headphones also have a long-lasting battery life, of up to 10 hours that can last all day – whether you’re wearing them for work, or running an ultramarathon!
Where to buy the Shokz OpenRun Pro Mini Headphones
The mini version is available now, in black or beige color options, and costs $179.95, the same as the standard size OpenRun Pro.
The OpenRun Pro Mini headphones are available from Amazon:
As well as a very nice treat for yourself, these headphones make a great gift for a friend or family member who loves to run, lift, or workout to music.
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