My favorite open earbuds

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    The Verge

    There are headphones, and then there are headphones that leave your ears open to hearing the world around you. If you want to listen to music or podcast and also want to stay safe on a bike, open ear headphones are the way to go. Dieter Bohn looks at five options, from the Aftershokz Aeropex to the Bose Sport Open Ear headphones to a Bluetooth bike helmet.

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    0:00 Intro
    0:19 Why Open Ear Headphones?
    1:05 Open Ear Headphone Priorities
    2:03 Bose Sport Open Earbuds
    3:20 Bose Frames Tempo
    4:33 Sena M1 Evo
    6:00 Aftershokz Aeropex
    7:13 Galaxy Buds Plus
    8:27 Dieter's Top Pick

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The Verge
The Verge

What's your solution for audio when you need to hear the world around you?

2 ай мурун
ST
ST

Jaybird, and use one of the buds, keeping one ear open

15 күн мурун
Gregg Evans
Gregg Evans

Koss KSC35. They have the same driver as the Porta Pro. Sound great, Bluetooth and I can hear everything around me. I did mod them slightly. The ear hooks by default are a bit uncomfortable. I had a broken pair of Koss KSC75's. I took the ear hooks from those and snapped them right on. it's all interchangeable.

18 күн мурун
Jake
Jake

transparency mode on AirPods pro

2 ай мурун
a n z u l i s a ꕤ
a n z u l i s a ꕤ

Buds Lives for me.

2 ай мурун
mystvearn83
mystvearn83

Mount my phone to the bike and blast the volume.

2 ай мурун
Towkeeyoh
Towkeeyoh

I’ve got the Samsung beans. It’s a surprising solution for this issue. The hype of it being noise cancelling is BS, so the price tag is BS. BUT!! If you get it cheap, it’s a pretty good overall, the sound is pretty good. Turn off any isolation and cos there’s so much sound leak, it’s perfect for this issue without any thing hooking over your ears. I got mine free and it turned out to be a really good set when u need to hear your surroundings. Like buying food, short verbal exchanges (not long convos obviously) and cycling/ exercising outdoors.

11 саат мурун
ThrowAway
ThrowAway

Noise cancelling Open Earphones - when?

11 күн мурун
Rado
Rado

I disagree, the Aeropex is magic.

13 күн мурун
musicspinner
musicspinner

What about pass-thru?

13 күн мурун
remi ster
remi ster

Jaybirds says hi.

14 күн мурун
Brahan Madhav
Brahan Madhav

perfect solution for biking and music was bose soundwear . Sad that there is no update wheter it is discontinued or not:( Dieter could you please update if you know about it

14 күн мурун
durban73 37nabrud
durban73 37nabrud

My solution was to get a Bluetooth speaker I put on my handlebars. Sounds great and I don’t care if my music annoys anyone.

16 күн мурун
William Su
William Su

This be why you never take audio advice from the verge

16 күн мурун
Muthu Kannan
Muthu Kannan

Dieter is awesome!

17 күн мурун
Rohit Jain
Rohit Jain

Great video

18 күн мурун
Fotis Von
Fotis Von

I work at Amazon and we aren’t allowed to wear earbuds as it blocks us from potentially hearing facility-wide announcements. I wonder if these would be allowed.

18 күн мурун
Corlos
Corlos

Lol i have the same bike same color and everything. Idk if he has the carbon one though. But it's the best bike ever.

18 күн мурун
Ben Altair
Ben Altair

That bike is actually my dream bike though 😍

18 күн мурун
cantstopmistadomino
cantstopmistadomino

Snnnnnnaaaaaaaakkkkkkkkkkkkkeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee!!!!!!!

18 күн мурун
Manoj EN Namboodiri
Manoj EN Namboodiri

Try out the Sony Headphones, and post out ur experience...

19 күн мурун
farikkun
farikkun

where can we test drive some of these headphones

19 күн мурун
farikkun
farikkun

living in SE asia with lot of motorcycle, i will likely get cronic hearing problem when something not covering my ear

19 күн мурун
Neil Blanchard
Neil Blanchard

The Galaxy Buds+ have a pass-through function that lets you hear some ambient sounds.

20 күн мурун
Digitalkiller
Digitalkiller

As a cyclist I highly recommend the AfterShokz (any wireless model).

20 күн мурун
Tyrone M.
Tyrone M.

I got the the aftershocks areopex last year. Great battery life, decent sound, and they feel very secure. I use them all the time.

20 күн мурун
clash ott
clash ott

Reason against the AirPods Pro was lame as literally every other headphone has that problem .. as it’s transparency mode is excellent

21 күн мурун
AzureSlayer
AzureSlayer

Heres a thought, dont where earbuds while ridding in traffic. By a wireless speaker

21 күн мурун
Nevan Hoffman
Nevan Hoffman

love ya Dieter but… mask outside 🤡

21 күн мурун
TheDudeofDudes
TheDudeofDudes

C'mon Verge, I know you have to make money, but 40 seconds worth of ads within the first 1:30 of a video???

22 күн мурун
vincent g
vincent g

What about transparent mode on Airpods? Solved.

23 күн мурун
Dreamwriter4242
Dreamwriter4242

I really like the Aftershokz Aeropex for work, they are barely noticeable on video calls. And when in the office, you can clearly hear your music, nobody else can at all - you can even have a conversation with someone standing next to you with the music somewhat loud, the other person can't hear the music, you can hear the music *and* the other person.

23 күн мурун
ChrisWEEZ
ChrisWEEZ

“Bohn Conductor” is what Dieter’s newsletter should have been called

24 күн мурун
Jonathan Morris
Jonathan Morris

How about AirPods Pro with transparency mode enabled

24 күн мурун
Jonathan Morris
Jonathan Morris

Nevermind, the straps get caught, but the Samsung has transparency mode too right?

24 күн мурун
Shane Spencer
Shane Spencer

What about AirPods Pro with transparency?

28 күн мурун
Ryan Larson
Ryan Larson

Waaay too many ads. Unsubbing.

Ай мурун
Mark Safire
Mark Safire

Keep in mind that listening to anything will distract you from doing anything else. If you are riding in traffic, it’s safest not to listen to anything at all. Also, I find that if the volume is turned up in my aeroplex (which I do love by the way) that it’s not much easier to hear than it is when I have in-ear AirPods in.

Ай мурун
Prasant khanal
Prasant khanal

My fab open ear earphone is 1 airpod

Ай мурун
Ryan Yao
Ryan Yao

I sometimes just wear an open back headphone, like Koss KSC75, just don’t turn the sound too much, so you can hear both music and traffic.

Ай мурун
Goofy Pinnacle
Goofy Pinnacle

I use the Aeroshockz to cycle and they’re game changers, they’re that good

Ай мурун
Nitesh D
Nitesh D

Pro tip: Do not wear any type of headphones while riding a bike.

Ай мурун
David Paul
David Paul

why just use your old earphone and fit just one of your ears if you want to hear your sorroundings

Ай мурун
Drew Lakebrink
Drew Lakebrink

The Bose might be what I choose for running, but my concerns are with my sunglasses and that they only have an IPx4 rating. No sport oriented headphone should be less than IPx6. Maybe I sweat more than the average person, but it's a huge oversight for me. I can deal with the odd charger. I've been full wireless since about 2015, so I'm hesitant to get Aftershocks. I've used several Jaybird products with a wire behind my head, and it bounces with every step and at the gym it gets caught on benches. Since I'd only use them for running in a city or crowded environment, the wire on the Aftershocks might not be an issue as long as it doesn't bounce constantly.

Ай мурун
T. Stark
T. Stark

With decades of yr round, daily, city and country cycling, occasionally with earbuds. Listening with earbuds has never been a safety issue. It's all about what you can see.

Ай мурун
Zeus Tech Zone
Zeus Tech Zone

Thanks for the video review. I am about to start bike riding again and wanted to purchase something like this. I went with the Aftershokz Aeropex...I cant wait to get them and check them out.

Ай мурун
Racr Ecks
Racr Ecks

As always Dieter continues to impress with his thorough, relevant reviews!

Ай мурун
Steve Onotsky
Steve Onotsky

A fair number of wireless earbuds have an implicit mode, in which using just the primary bud (usually the right) will switch audio output to effectively mono. So Dieter's last suggestion/recommendation is quite valid.

2 ай мурун
noupot
noupot

AirPods Pro and nothing else !

2 ай мурун
Kevin Penfold
Kevin Penfold

Becca looks a lot different in this video.

2 ай мурун
theharesbreath
theharesbreath

With Samsung's various earbuds, if you have one in your ear and the other is in its case, the buds produce mono audio. Not sure if this is true only with Samsung devices or not. Buds, Buds+, Buds Pro, and Buds Live all do this with my S10 and S20

2 ай мурун
Cat Guy
Cat Guy

Am I the only one seeing a malnourished Brown Brushwood?

2 ай мурун
johnpicollo
johnpicollo

Been using aftershokz for a couple years now. Definitely a big believer. Although the sound isn't perfect, for the model I have it's damn impressive for something that doesn't even go in your ear

2 ай мурун
Jon Goudreau
Jon Goudreau

AirPods pro w/transparency mode got me into feeling safe riding with music.

2 ай мурун
Joel Germany
Joel Germany

I work in construction and I can tell you that the aeropex have been nothing short of life saving for me on the job site.

2 ай мурун
Shotter
Shotter

3:59 How come Black people can say it, then? :)

2 ай мурун
Duncan McKen
Duncan McKen

Before you even get started, those ones pretending to be sunglasses look awful - sorry it had to be said

2 ай мурун
Cameron Creekmore
Cameron Creekmore

TIL how to say Dieter's lasts name

2 ай мурун
Angie Curl - The Artist
Angie Curl - The Artist

I have the aftershockz.. and I love them!

2 ай мурун
DanG
DanG

When I think headphones, I think Becca!

2 ай мурун
Willi
Willi

Livall also has helmets with speakers, intercom, and blinky lights. I wonder how they fare in comparison to the helmet in the review, but I guess they’re probably similar

2 ай мурун
miti1982
miti1982

I use the AirPods Pro with transparency mode turned on. I get the audio quality, the stereo, and the sounds of the world around me :)

2 ай мурун
virdewinder singh
virdewinder singh

I put one in my ear. It is cool comfortable and nice

2 ай мурун
技術学生
技術学生

Why do you need those just lower down the volume dude

2 ай мурун
edgar nuñez
edgar nuñez

This guy reminds me of Paul banks

2 ай мурун
Jason Chamberlain
Jason Chamberlain

wait wait that background music distracted me for like the first minute because of how hot that bassline was

2 ай мурун
Rananjay Shivaansh
Rananjay Shivaansh

How about Neckband Speaker thing? Bose & Sony have them, don't they?

2 ай мурун
Krishna Srivatsa
Krishna Srivatsa

Dieter: Everybody's ears are different, especially mine. Mine are really big Me: Ah yes, the perfect video yet again, YET AGAIN

2 ай мурун
Nihal Salim
Nihal Salim

How come you didn't mention ambient noise feature on the galaxy buds?

2 ай мурун
Ken Gray
Ken Gray

Nope not doing it. Lose the mask, you're outside and riding a bike. Your whack-job anti-science religion I find intolerable to look at.

2 ай мурун
Michael W
Michael W

Love the liberal stupidity stuffed into a headphone review lol.

2 ай мурун
Thiago Bonilla
Thiago Bonilla

I'm waiting for that other video, abou bike infrastructure and all the rage us cyclists have to deal with hahaha

2 ай мурун
NICOLAS SOTO BRUCHER
NICOLAS SOTO BRUCHER

I do exactly what you did with you galaxy bud, but with my pixel bud :D only use one on the side opposite of the traffic 👌

2 ай мурун
tiscover
tiscover

Really would love such a video for runners!

2 ай мурун
Moses Temu
Moses Temu

Galaxy Beans work pretty well.

2 ай мурун
Zyad Ouhti
Zyad Ouhti

Is that a gravel

2 ай мурун
alwaysasn
alwaysasn

This is so funny. I've been so desperate to find ANC headphones just for transparency mode in the last while. Then I realized duh - I don't care about muffling sound at all so I just went to open-ear and I never looked back.

2 ай мурун
Ibrahim Ulf Karlsson
Ibrahim Ulf Karlsson

No one has mentioned the airopex's hopless case. A silicone pouch, and if you want to store the charging cable with the headphones prepare to loose the cable... Every time you pull out the headphones the cable falls out, and you can't confortabe fit the headphones if the cable is in the pouch already. Useless! The headphones are fine though

2 ай мурун
M E P R
M E P R

Erm....I'm sorry, what about both buds with active pass through? Easily a better option than any of these choice's

2 ай мурун
BetaLactamase
BetaLactamase

You dont have big ears 😊

2 ай мурун
Jorge Deolarte
Jorge Deolarte

Why not just wear two with transparency on? But agree no to AirPods

2 ай мурун
Onpassive Today
Onpassive Today

🤠👩‍🦰 THANKS for your technical info

2 ай мурун
Leo Bustos
Leo Bustos

Really good video, didn't even notice the 10 minutes pass by !

2 ай мурун
Keshav Kafle
Keshav Kafle

Dieter, please tell us about your bike as well! I mean the bike is the primary reason for the video!

2 ай мурун
Metti Geek
Metti Geek

Why not choose SONY one???!!! Only for money!!!

2 ай мурун
Eddie Túpano
Eddie Túpano

This is the worst review I've seen... Like EVER. Omg.

2 ай мурун
Mohamed Shahid bin Isahak
Mohamed Shahid bin Isahak

You should check out the Nuraloop or Nuraphones! They're both gems!

2 ай мурун
Mahabrata Sengupta
Mahabrata Sengupta

Ever heard of transperency mode??👍🏽👍🏽👍🏽

2 ай мурун
Charbel ito
Charbel ito

Dieter's out there pretending he has not discovered the galaxy buds pro😹😹 smh🤦‍♂️

2 ай мурун
Matthew Correia
Matthew Correia

Frustrating thing with Aftershokz for me, is the waterproof model doesn't have Bluetooth. So you can't use them for both swimming and everyday streaming. And a proprietary charger is anyway a deal-breaker.

2 ай мурун
James Christensen
James Christensen

the title makes it sound like these are a commonplace product

2 ай мурун
Patrick Sanders
Patrick Sanders

Tranducers anyone?

2 ай мурун
Vlady Yakovenko
Vlady Yakovenko

2:35 render glitch?

2 ай мурун
Nuno Hipólito
Nuno Hipólito

Vegans > bikers

2 ай мурун
Zdeněk Jandera
Zdeněk Jandera

Aftershokz are Best for sport, cycling and running, you can heart suroudings, so you are safe, good sound

2 ай мурун
Nino Mendoza
Nino Mendoza

That’s also my fav

2 ай мурун
QuaZaR
QuaZaR

He carries this channel

2 ай мурун
E Soto
E Soto

What happened with Bose Sound-wear over the neck I like them for Bike ridding....

2 ай мурун
J.D. Vision
J.D. Vision

Ambient mode on my earbuds are enough for me, but I don't live in a city. I've also heard of implants.

2 ай мурун
Kiel Enrique
Kiel Enrique

Dieter, you did NOT just call them “blinky lights”. 😂

2 ай мурун
Tom Brablec
Tom Brablec

That's the technical term. "Blinky bois" is also acceptable.

2 ай мурун
David Noden-Hooper
David Noden-Hooper

I have a pair of galaxy buds + for day to day usage and a pair or aftershokz for when I want to do a bit more of a strenuous exercise as I worry the buds + falling out

2 ай мурун
Esua Ekpo
Esua Ekpo

Weird floating head?..., Nah..., Not even close at all, 😸😅

2 ай мурун
Shrink21
Shrink21

You should really try the Backbeat 3150 I had the predecessor and they are so good! Unfortunately they are not mentioned often enough. But I will get those soon. Btw: why can't I comment on the verge?

2 ай мурун
J Risner
J Risner

Please do a video tour of amazing European cycle infrastructure 👍😁

2 ай мурун
J Risner
J Risner

Love it Dieter, please please make the cycling videos

2 ай мурун
Rogelio Antonio Nieves
Rogelio Antonio Nieves

Fun fact: the Galaxy Buds Plus actually switches to mono if you put the other bud in the case. That way, you're not really losing half of the sound. Also if you want bonus outside sound in that one ear, you can turn on ambient sound and it works well (so long as it's not on extra high cause you'll be hearing the wind)

2 ай мурун

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