The JBL Soundgear Sense is an open-ear headphone (but not a bone transducer) that allows you to hear your surroundings as well.
Under normal circumstances, you would prefer headphones or in-ears that suppress ambient noise as much as possible. That way you can listen unimpeded and in good quality. However, there are also situations when this “cutting off from the outside world” can be life-threatening. Think of listening to music through an ANC in-ear while cycling or jogging along a busy road or bike path. In such situations it’s important that ambient sound can be heard clearly. This is where the new JBL Soundgear Sense open-ear comes in handy.
6 hours playing time
The JBL Soundgear Sense features 16.2 mm drivers that radiates sound into your ear canal. But without having to put anything in or on your ear. However, should you ever want to, simply rotate the ear bracket to keep out (more) of the environment. Further thought has been given to a detachable neckband. That band can come in handy when exercising, and makes sure you don’t lose the loose elements. Thanks to an IP54 certification, the open-ear is perfectly resistant to sweat and light rain. Four microphones with noise cancellation ensure crystal-clear conversations. Finally, the open-ears have a playing time of 6 hours on a full battery; via the included charging case, you stretch off grid listening to 18 hours total.
The JBL Soundgear Sense costs $149.99, where you may choose from black and white.