REVIEW – I’ve been looking for the right headphones or earbuds. My overly-sensitive ears sometimes reject earbuds, though I’ve examined some “acceptable” ones. I had the chance to check one thing totally different – bone conduction headphones. I’ve by no means tried something like this, so let’s give a hear and see if that is the holy grail of headphones for me.
What is it?
The Mojo1 headphones are bone conduction headphones. What does that imply? Traditional headphones and earbuds transmit sound waves by way of the air to your eardrums. This air-traveling sound may also be heard by others that could be close by. Bone conduction works by leveraging the bones in your head and jaw because the transmission medium to ship the sound on to your internal ear. This signifies that to others, these are basically silent, even while you’re rocking your jams.
What’s within the field?
- Mojo1 headset
- USB-A charging cable with magnetic attachment
- Alula reflector (two – one hooked up to the again strap and one further)
- User information
- Weight: about 34g with alula reflector
- Material: glass-filled nylon
- Speaker: bone conduction speaker
- Frequency: 2.4GHz
- Range: >=10m
- Output energy: >=3dB
- Version: Bluetooth 5.0
- Protocol: A2DP 1.3, HFP(Hands-free Profile), AVRCP 1.5
- Power and Battery
- Endurance >= 8 hours
- Charging time: <=80 minutes
- Battery kind: Lithium battery
- Power provide: 5V⎓500mA
- Capacity: 150mAh
- Charging voltage: 5±0.25V
- Standby time: energy off robotically when not related for 3 minutes
- Splash, water, and mud resistance: ingress safety ranking: IP67
- Microphone impedance: 8.0 ohm±20%
- Microphone sensitivity: -36dB
Design and options
The headphones resemble different headphones with a behind-the-head connecting band. In the picture above, you’ll be able to see the “Alula” security system. It is only a reflector that slips over the again band, enhancing your visibility when strolling away from a automobile. Fancy identify, easy goal.
The large seen distinction between the Mojo1 and different headphones is that there aren’t any earbuds or precise ear-covering headphone cans.
At the ear-ends of the system, we see a pair of transducers that relaxation towards your head in entrance of the opening to your ears.
This is the place the magic occurs. They aren’t audio system however fairly transducers that transmit vibrations to the bones in your head and jaw. These bones then transmit these vibrations straight into your internal ear, making them practically silent to others.
In the picture above, you’ll be able to see the multi-function button on the transducer in entrance of my left ear. Here’s a facet view:
You can see how the plate is raised barely so urgent it can push the button. Here’s all the things that button does:
- Play/Pause music – Click 1x
- Skip to the following observe – Click 2x
- Back to the earlier observe – Click 3x
- Answer a name – Click 1x
- Decline an incoming name – Press and maintain the button for two seconds
- Cancel an outgoing name – Click 1x
- Hang up a name – Click 1x
There are extra superior capabilities as nicely for switching between calls and putting calls on maintain. Pressing the button for 2 seconds may also invoke your voice assistant in your system. This didn’t work for Alexa on my Samsung Galaxy S20 Ultra. Pressing for 2 seconds did play the popularity sound, however Alexa wouldn’t get up till I unlocked my telephone. Weird.
The tech information is printed on the again of the broad pod behind my left ear.
The pod on the alternative has the opposite bodily buttons alongside the highest.
There are three bodily buttons – energy, quantity up, and quantity down. Just behind the steel plate on this facet, they hid the standing LED.
It lights up crimson through the power-off cycles.
When pairing, it flashes blue/crimson. When related to your Bluetooth system, it flashes blue after which turns off.
The magnetic charging connector is on the again of this pod.
The charging twine snaps in place. The LED flashes blue throughout charging after which glows stable blue as soon as charged.
First, cost the headphones. Once charged, Bluetooth pairing is simple. Press the ability button for 4 seconds to enter pairing mode after which pair together with your music supply.
With no precise audio system, how good can these sound? Crappy, proper? To my shock, no! The Mojo1 headphones sounded good. If I’m going to be essential, they lack slightly of the highs that I can hear in in-the-ear earbuds. On the bass facet, they ship stage of bass. One slight distraction for me is that the transducers vibrate barely, particularly when there’s a good stage of bass within the music, and I can really feel that on the floor of my ears. It’s not a deal-breaker, simply one thing to get used to.
While sporting them, I experimented by shifting them or touching them to see how the sound modified with contact towards my head. I seen that after I pressed barely on the transducer, particularly on my proper facet, the amount in that ear elevated considerably. I want that the headphones match ever so barely tighter on my head than they do. Moving my head round, even shaking my head considerably violently, didn’t have an effect on the sound high quality. I don’t notably like behind-the-neck fashion headphones, however these appear to work. They nonetheless do bind barely, particularly if I search for, however general, the band isn’t a lot of a trouble.
I had my spouse put on them and take heed to music. Even with placing my head proper subsequent to hers, I might barely hear what she was listening to. That signifies that the Mojo1 headphones could be nice for while you wish to take heed to music with out bothering others. At louder volumes, the sound leakage does get louder, however it by no means is way.
I attempted making a number of telephone calls utilizing the Mojo1s. Incoming and outgoing name high quality was terrific. I did strive my golf cart check, and like something with a microphone, wind noise made the calls not possible. As I’ve acknowledged earlier than, that’s in all probability an unfair check.
I additionally examined them in a loud atmosphere. Even with loud ambient sound, the transducers did an awesome job routing the music into my internal ear, permitting me to get pleasure from it. I discovered that fairly stunning. I’m wanting ahead to testing these on an airplane.
I can see how these could be nice exercise headphones. They are extraordinarily safe and nothing is in or masking your ears. If you’re an outside walker/runner, by conserving your ears open, you’ll be able to stay conscious of your environment and listen to issues like vehicles and bike horns whereas nonetheless having fun with your audio content material.
What I like
- Very comfy
- Surprisingly good sound high quality
- Good battery life
What I’d change
- A really barely tighter match could be good
- I’m not a fan of proprietary charging connectors
- I’d just like the voice assistant to work
I didn’t anticipate to be impressed with the Mojo1 headset however was I flawed. While its sound high quality may not wow audiophiles, these aren’t designed to be audiophile listening units. They are designed to make use of while you need your ears open to ambient sounds whereas nonetheless having fun with your music, podcast, or no matter you wish to take heed to. Adding in terrific name sound high quality, and for me, the Mojawa Mojo1 bone conduction headset is a winner.