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I was introduced to Aftershokz in the running scene a few years ago and have owned the Air and the Aeropex - both have been awesome. Not the best sound out there, but for keeping the ability to hear while getting music and podcasts has been great. I end up using them all the time when i'm out and about. They have been durable and extremely reliable.

I started looking for a dedicated work headset for zoom calls after getting some feedback about the audio from my wired headset that I had been using. I got a Plantronics Voyager 5200, which I like, but it is a little clunky and although the speaker is pretty good, I didn't find it exceptional and it didn't live up to my expectations based on the reviews. I purchased a set of the Opencomms a couple of weeks ago and they really are fantastic. The audio is loud and clear and it comes in stereo so it makes the conversations more engaging. I can also still hear everything around me very clearly based on the bone-conducting rather than in ear sound delivery. The mic has also been a hit and everyone I've asked said I come in loud and perfectly clear, so i'd say at least as good as my Voyager.

If I were king for a day, I would make a few changes - I'd have the lift the boom mic up to mute, which is on some other competing products; I'd have an easier way to mute (you have to hold two buttons for 2 seconds, hardly a big deal), and I'd have USB C charging. The charger is proprietary, but extra cables are pretty cheap and the battery life is really good. I just put the charger at my home office desk where I use it most of the time.

Overall I love my OpenComms and Aeropex. This is the cheapest i've seen the OpenComm, and still great prices for the others. Glad to answer any questions.
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Thanks, got the opencomms and aeropex. I hope the comms will be good for calls for work and friends. Aeropex obviously more for podcasts etc. The 2 year warranty is nice, although I wonder how it compares to an extended warranty from Best Buy.

I also picked up a Zulu Exero(?) "bone induction" headset recently, which is a similar idea to the aeropex... Although I'm not sure it actually does bone induction. It kinda didn't pair properly on the morning and afternoon of the 2nd day owning it, but worked later that night. Lots of complaints about it on Amazon, so maybe I should return it since I already had an issue so early. Would be open to cheaper suggestions, if this should fail though
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sweet deal

the opencomm only is bt 5.0, so it would be beneficial to get a bt 5.0 usb receiver if using a pc. Lower latency.
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I was introduced to Aftershokz in the running scene a few years ago and have owned the Air and the Aeropex - both have been awesome. Not the best sound out there, but for keeping the ability to hear while getting music and podcasts has been great. I end up using them all the time when i'm out and about. They have been durable and extremely reliable.

I started looking for a dedicated work headset for zoom calls after getting some feedback bout the audio from my wired headset that I had been using. I got a Plantronics Voyager 5200, which I like, but it is a little clunky and although the speaker is pretty good, I didn't find it exceptional and it didn't live up to my expectations based on the reviews. I purchased a set of the Opencomms a couple of weeks ago and they really are fantastic. The audio is loud and clear and it comes in stereo so it makes the conversations more engaging. I can also still hear everything around me very clearly based on the bone-conducting rather than in ear sound delivery. The mic has also been a hit and everyone I've asked said I come in loud and perfectly clear, so i'd say at least as good as my Voyager.

If I were king for a day, I would make a few changes - I'd have the lift the boom mic up to mute, which is on some other competing products; I'd have an easier way to mute (you have to hold two buttons for 2 seconds, hardly a big deal), and I'd have USB C charging. The charger is proprietary, but extra cables are pretty cheap and the battery life is really good. I just put the charger at my home office desk where I use it most of the time.

Overall I love my OpenComms and Aeropex. This is the cheapest i've seen the OpenComm, and still great prices for the others. Glad to answer any questions.
I feel the same way with the exception that the plantronics 5200 has the better mic. It probably has the best mic on any bluetooth device, certainly better than all the ones I tested (samsung, apple, including beats) mostly because of the boom mic. I cleaned my 5200 with too much lysol and it killed the mic and I refuse to spend more than what I paid for the 5200 5-6years ago. I saw the opencomms just came out and took a leap of faith. Been using it ever since. Will send the 5200 to be refurb (saw in another deal thread).
Thanks OP for the code, using it for an extra charger to leave in my bag as code doesnt work on the two pack.
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I bought these during BF for my sister that swims and have tried them and they are pretty good, I wanted to get a pair and have been waiting for a promo and this was just on time!! Got some Xtrainerz actually cheaper than on BF.
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Good prices. I have the Xtrainers (mp3 player) that I listen to while running and the OpenComm for calls. I got deals on both when I bought them, but this deal is better.
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I feel the same way with the exception that the plantronics 5200 has the better mic. It probably has the best mic on any bluetooth device, certainly better than all the ones I tested (samsung, apple, including beats) mostly because of the boom mic. I cleaned my 5200 with too much lysol and it killed the mic and I refuse to spend more than what I paid for the 5200 5-6years ago. I saw the opencomms just came out and took a leap of faith. Been using it ever since. Will send the 5200 to be refurb (saw in another deal thread).
Thanks OP for the code, using it for an extra charger to leave in my bag as code doesnt work on the two pack.
I'm glad the code still worked for accessories! I didn't get to check if it worked for lower priced items Smilie
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I was introduced to Aftershokz in the running scene a few years ago and have owned the Air and the Aeropex - both have been awesome. Not the best sound out there, but for keeping the ability to hear while getting music and podcasts has been great. I end up using them all the time when i'm out and about. They have been durable and extremely reliable.

I started looking for a dedicated work headset for zoom calls after getting some feedback about the audio from my wired headset that I had been using. I got a Plantronics Voyager 5200, which I like, but it is a little clunky and although the speaker is pretty good, I didn't find it exceptional and it didn't live up to my expectations based on the reviews. I purchased a set of the Opencomms a couple of weeks ago and they really are fantastic. The audio is loud and clear and it comes in stereo so it makes the conversations more engaging. I can also still hear everything around me very clearly based on the bone-conducting rather than in ear sound delivery. The mic has also been a hit and everyone I've asked said I come in loud and perfectly clear, so i'd say at least as good as my Voyager.

If I were king for a day, I would make a few changes - I'd have the lift the boom mic up to mute, which is on some other competing products; I'd have an easier way to mute (you have to hold two buttons for 2 seconds, hardly a big deal), and I'd have USB C charging. The charger is proprietary, but extra cables are pretty cheap and the battery life is really good. I just put the charger at my home office desk where I use it most of the time.

Overall I love my OpenComms and Aeropex. This is the cheapest i've seen the OpenComm, and still great prices for the others. Glad to answer any questions.
Thanks for sharing ur experience with opencomms...can't wait to use mine! It seems like it's a versatile everyday carry which I was hoping for. Do you feel like it's durable enough to use while going Out for a jog?
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sound quality-wise, how does the Opencomm compare to the Aeropex?
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Thanks for sharing ur experience with opencomms...can't wait to use mine! It seems like it's a versatile everyday carry which I was hoping for. Do you feel like it's durable enough to use while going Out for a jog?
Yes, but would really recommend the Aeropex's for running. It looks a littly silly running with a boom mic. It feels like it would be fine, though, especially if you adjusted the mic back close to your ear. It is pretty sturdy. Keep in mind that the Aeropex's also have a decent mic too, so just depends on what you'll use them more for.
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sound quality-wise, how does the Opencomm compare to the Aeropex?
I can't tell any difference. Both sound really good for bone conductors, but they are obviously not made to compete with over-ear or in-ear options for high quality music listening, but I think are more than enough for me. Voices on phone calls come in perfectly clear.
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I feel the same way with the exception that the plantronics 5200 has the better mic. It probably has the best mic on any bluetooth device, certainly better than all the ones I tested (samsung, apple, including beats) mostly because of the boom mic. I cleaned my 5200 with too much lysol and it killed the mic and I refuse to spend more than what I paid for the 5200 5-6years ago. I saw the opencomms just came out and took a leap of faith. Been using it ever since. Will send the 5200 to be refurb (saw in another deal thread).
Thanks OP for the code, using it for an extra charger to leave in my bag as code doesnt work on the two pack.
I hear you. The 5200's mic does great at voice isolation but I still felt like I sounded like I was on a cell phone with that digital sounding voice. Other people on my calls said i came in perfectly clear.to them. My big issue is that the reviews all said it was the greatest mic ever and when i got it and did some testing (admittedly, I'm in my office, so not really pushing the voice isolation) I was underwhelmed. It just sounded... fine. I think my expectations after the reviews was that I'd sound like an NPR broadcaster, that was not the case.
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Yes, but would really recommend the Aeropex's for running. It looks a littly silly running with a boom mic. It feels like it would be fine, though, especially if you adjusted the mic back close to your ear. It is pretty sturdy. Keep in mind that the Aeropex's also have a decent mic too, so just depends on what you'll use them more for.

I can't tell any difference. Both sound really good for bone conductors, but they are obviously not made to compete with over-ear or in-ear options for high quality music listening, but I think are more than enough for me. Voices on phone calls come in perfectly clear.

I hear you. The 5200's mic does great at voice isolation but I still felt like I sounded like I was on a cell phone with that digital sounding voice. Other people on my calls said i came in perfectly clear.to them. My big issue is that the reviews all said it was the greatest mic ever and when i got it and did some testing (admittedly, I'm in my office, so not really pushing the voice isolation) I was underwhelmed. It just sounded... fine. I think my expectations after the reviews was that I'd sound like an NPR broadcaster, that was not the case.
Haha I can see why that'd look ridiculous. Thanks for your input. I might've just gotten the aeropex if I'd have known they sound fine for calls...maybe I'll get them too? Haha
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sound quality-wise, how does the Opencomm compare to the Aeropex?
https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=vTVMP9EH_-w
Check 8:35 for call quality comparison. But clbrian68 says they both Sound fine in calls so...
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