What Is An Open-Ear Listening Experience?

Have you ever wanted to enjoy your music while being aware of your surroundings? Open-Ear headphones may be the solution you're looking for. Unlike traditional earbuds, which sit in your ear canal and block out external sounds, open-ear headphones use Bone Conduction Technology or DirectPitch™ Technology to transmit sound to your ears without obstructing them. This allows you to stay aware of your surroundings while still enjoying your favorite tunes.
With Open-Ear listening, you get a personalized and immersive audio experience that doesn't isolate you from the world around you. These headphones allow you to hear ambient sounds while enjoying your favorite music or podcast, making them perfect for everyday use.

The Benefits
Of Open-Ear Listening

Situational Awareness
With Open-Ear headphones, you can enjoy your music without blocking out ambient sounds. Whether you're running on a busy street or hiking in the woods, Open-Ear headphones keep you safe, sharp, and connected to your world.
Comfort
Designed with extended wear in mind, Open-Ear headphones prioritize comfort. By leaving the ear canal open, these headphones alleviate the pressure that can build up with in-ear headphones, keeping you comfortable all day long.
Situational Awareness
With Open-Ear headphones, you can enjoy your music without blocking out ambient sounds. Whether you're running on a busy street or hiking in the woods, Open-Ear headphones keep you safe, sharp, and connected to your world.
Comfort
Designed with extended wear in mind, Open-Ear headphones prioritize comfort. By leaving the ear canal open, these headphones alleviate the pressure that can build up with in-ear headphones, keeping you comfortable all day long.
Bone Conduction Technology
Our sports headphones are powered by bone conduction technology, a revolutionary approach to audio transmission. Unlike traditional headphones that rely on speakers to transmit sound through the air, bone conduction technology utilizes vibrations sent through the cheekbones, delivering sound directly to the inner ear, bypassing the eardrum.
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DirectPitch™ Technology
DirectPitch™ is a cutting-edge technology that revolutionizes sound transmission by precisely directing sound waves and creating an optimized sound field with varying pressure distribution. By harnessing the principle of sound wave superposition, DirectPitchTM technology ensures an enhanced audio experience with precise directionality and immersive sound quality.
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Relationship Between
DirectPitch™ & Bone Conduction Technology

A Cohesive Pursuit
Different Paths to a Shared Goal
Shokz and Open-ear Listening

Over 3,800 patents

Shokz has been at the forefront of Open-Ear listening technology since our inception. Our pioneering patent on Open-Ear listening, filed in 2011, was just the beginning of our relentless pursuit of innovation in this field. Today, Shokz has filed over 3,800 patents globally in the Open-Ear space, solidifying our position as the industry leader. Going forward, Shokz remains committed to pushing the boundaries of what's possible in Open-Ear listening and delivering superior listening experiences to our users.
Milestones
2023
Shokz DirectPitchTM Technology
DirectPitchTM technology enhances audio quality using phase cancellation. By incorporating multiple vents in the earbud design, it cancels sound and pressure away from the ear canal, reducing sound leakage for immersive Open-Ear listening.
2022
9th Generation of Bone Conduction Technology / Shokz TurboPitchTM Technology / Enhanced Bass
Two units of CoreCushion (Bass enhancers) are located inside the transducers ensuring you experience every note, and chorus while you listen.
2019
8th Generation of Bone Conduction Technology / Shokz PremiumPitchTM 2.0+ Technology / Less Vibration & Leakage, Better Sound
The innovation of the PremiumPitchTM 2.0+ overly evolves the listening experience of sound quality and comfort. The re-structure of the internals gives better dB in bass range, less vibration and leakage in listening, made OpenRun the lighest model ever.
2018
7th Generation of Bone Conduction Technology / Shokz PremiumPitchTM 2.0 Technology / Higher Waterproof Standard, 50% Less Sound Leakage
The attachment with external components of voice coil, string and optimized earhook, reduced 50% of the sound leakage. PremiumPitchTM 2.0 also gives products higher waterproof standard and a more balanced performance across different frequency range.
2018
6th Generation of Bone Conduction Technology / Shokz PremiumPitchTM 2.0 Technology / Lighter And Smaller
By refining electronic parts, the HighSensitivity technology realized higher efficiency in power consumption and uplift the magnetic field. It brought us a new world in physical design to further reducing the size of headphones.
2015
5th Generation of Bone Conduction Technology / Shokz PremiumPitch+TM Technology / Less Vibration, 50% Less Leakage
In order to make rich sound, we input extra electronic part and re-design the contract surface of headphones. This change reduced the headphones vibration and 50% off sound leakage compared to the 4th generation technology.
2013
4th Generation of Bone Conduction Technology / Shokz LeakSlayerTM Technology / 76% Less Sound Leakage
By bringing in another sound vibration that working in the opposite direction, we successfully canceled the out-phase sound and reduced 75% of sound leakage compared to the last generation.
2011
3rd Generation of Bone Conduction Technology / Shokz PremiumPitchTM Technology / Sound Quality
In order to furtherly improve the bass performance and bring plentiful sound, we improved the structure and add more components to make the sound richer and balanced than the 2nd generation bone conduction technology.
2009
2nd Generation of Bone Conduction Technology / Louder Volume
Bone Conduction headphones need more power to generate compared to normal headphones. In order to extend the battery life and louder volume, we changed the transducer by shifting from armature-type to moving coil type, enhanced the sound volume.
2007
1st Generation of Bone Conduction Technology (2009) / Sound Production / Make Some Noise!
Sound transmitted through bone conduction headphones. By creating a completely new headphones structure, we successfully raised the frequency from 500-3400 hertz to 20-20000 hertz.
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