I was excited to try Oladance Headphones. Unlike traditional headphones, they have an open-ear design. Living in the desert, I like to hear my surroundings while running. You never know what kind of animals are lurking. But it’s important to hear your surroundings wherever you go for a run. I was just as cautious when running in the suburbs of New Jersey or Center City, Philadelphia.
The Oladance Headphones Promise is: Feel the music, not your earbuds.
They claim to be comfort-focused earbuds delivering high-quality sound without going inside your ear.
What makes Oladance Headphones unique?
- True open-ear design: Unlike traditional in-ear headphones, Oladance features a completely open-ear design that rests gently and securely on top of your ear. In 2022, the design They received the Red Dot Award. There are no tips, so they’ll never go into your ear.
- No more ear fatigue: Oladance are equipped with a multi-point support system that spreads the weight of the earbuds evenly across your ear. They fit the natural curve of your ear to avoid falling off. Truthfully, I was worried with how they would stay put while I was exercising.
- 360 audio
- 16-hour long battery life per charge
- Anti hearing loss
My experience with Oladance Headphones:
I was curious about how I would like Oladance Headphones. I’m not huge into the single ear headphones, mainly because they *usually* fall out while running. I don’t want to have to worry about that. I never enjoyed airpods and while I know many people have success running with them, I haven’t.
I do like open-ear headphones. I want something that I can hear my surroundings. So while you aren’t going to block the noise around you, you will listen to your music and hear your surroundings too. This makes open-ear designs suitable for running outdoors.
The Oladance Headphones came in a clean package. When I opened them, I was surprised to find their case doubled as the charger. I like this because it makes them easy to charge. It also makes them harder to lose. They use a standard charging cable, so there are no issues there.
Oladance headphones hook over your ears. The speaker sits halfway down your ear and hovers around the ear canal. This fit allows you to hear external sounds and is supposedly more comfortable than headphones that go into your ears.
The biggest complaint of open ear headphones is the music quality. For some people, these types of headphones don’t play loud enough music or they don’t find the quality as good. For me, it’s fine. To be honest of any open ear headphone I’ve tried (yes including Shokz), Oladance Headphones have the best sound quality.
Running with Oladance Headphones: It did take me a few minutes to figure out how to put them in my ear. Once I did, I found they stayed secure the entire run. Honestly, I was kind of shocked. I was expecting them to fall out. I’ve now run a few dozen times without them falling out. I can hear my surroundings but also hear the music.
Using the Oladance Headphones: Adjusting the music and sound is where I had the most issues. The side of the Oladance Headphones is touch activated, so you can pause music, turn them on, etc., by various touch commands. It took me several uses to get the hang of it, but once I did, it was pretty straightforward.
The Oladance Headphones are on the upper end of headphone prices but around the same price as Shokz. They are a great option if you’re looking for high-quality headphones for running. They are also currently $30 off!
Oladance Headphones Conclusion:
I like the Oladance Headphones, and I’ll continue using them. I appreciate their low profile and that they don’t fall out. They are great for running or working out. If you are looking for noise cancellation headphones, these aren’t your best bet, but if you are looking for headphones you can hear your surroundings, these are an excellent option.
Oladance Headphones Versus Shokz:
This is probably the most common question I’ve received. Is Oladance Hedaophones better than Shokz? The short answer is yes. The sound quality is better than Shokz. Plus, they get a better fit because they are two headphones (versus just one). You don’t have to worry about them rubbing against your ear. I was shocked too.
Question for you:
Have you tried the Oladance Headphones?
What is your favorite running headphone?