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OneOdio OpenRock Pro Review 2023

by Jayant

This is the OpenRock Pro hands-on review where we have covered everything that directly or indirectly affects your buying decision.

OpenRock Pro is an Open-Ear Air Conduction Sports earbuds that are designed for those who want to indulge in music while enjoying the outdoors. These earbuds also make sense to those who don’t want in-ear type earbuds. If you are into cycling, hiking, running, walking, or any other outdoor activities and looking for earbuds that keep you aware of your surroundings, OpenRock Pro is something worth considering.

It looks completely different from other earbuds out there in the market and it also works differently. The main sound driver of the OpenRock Pro remains outside the ear and sound travels through Concha using the air. The results really surprised me (will talk about it later in this review).

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OpenRock Pro Air Conduction Sports Earbuds Review 2023

OpenRock Pro Air Conduction Sports Earbuds

  • 16.2mm Dynamic Driver
  • Supports aptX, AAC, SBC Audio Codec
  • 20hz-20 kHz Frequency Response
  • IPX5 Rating
  • 19 hours Battery, 46 hours with Case
  • USB Type-C Port for Charging
  • Bluetooth 5.2 Connectivity with A2DP, AVRCP, HFP, HSP Bluetooth Profiles

Let’s dig deeper into this hands-on review of OpenRock Pro Sports earbuds:

The Design

At first glance, I was pretty surprised to see the design of the OpenRock Pro. The case looks like an egg and is bigger than usual earbuds. The weight is also heavy, which is probably because of the bigger battery inside the case.


There are lines engraved onto the case that not only give it a bold look but also improve the grip. The overall quality of the OpenRock Pro case is pretty solid and feels premium in hand.

On opening the case, there are OpenRock Pro earbuds which are very distinctly designed. I have never tried sports earbuds and these are absolutely new designs for me.

The earbuds are designed to wrap the ear from the outside and at the same time give the firm grip you need while doing outdoor activity. The whole earbuds are made of plastic but at the center, there is a soft silicone material that sits comfortably around the ear and gives a comfortable fit. The earbuds are IPX5 Water-Resistant which is another good thing.


The best part about this silicone part is its personalized adjustability. You can easily adjust the hook according to the size and shape of your ears and wear the earbuds all day long without any discomfort or pain around the ears. OpenRock Pro is also compatible with glasses. So, if you are someone who wears glasses, these earbuds are just good to go. Just make sure you restore the earbuds to their original shape after use otherwise it may get deform and not get fit in the charging case.

There is a blue light on the earbuds that blinks when ready to pair and when you put the earbuds back into the case. The overall design is quite impressive and for sports earbuds, the built quality, look, and feel are also interesting.

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For connectivity, OpenRock Pro uses Bluetooth 5.2 which works with every Bluetooth device you can think of including iPhone. To connect the earbuds, you just need Long to press the buttons on the earbuds for the first time. The blue blinking light is the indication that the earbuds are ready to pair.


On your smartphone, laptop etc., you will see the earbuds name as ‘OpenRock Pro’. Simply pair the earbuds and it is now ready to use. Next time you don’t need to pair the earbuds manually, just take the earbuds out of the case and it will connect automatically to the previously paired device.

To reset the pairing devices and to reset the earbuds to factory settings, simply press and hold the button on the case for 10 seconds until the green light flickers. The whole connectivity experience is pretty smooth.

Unfortunately, there is no Google Fast Pair option in these earbuds and you have to turn on the Bluetooth of your device before connecting the earbuds.


OpenRock Pro comes with a 16.2mm driver and supports a frequency response of 20hz -20kHz which is the standard frequency response of almost every earbud in the market. Surprisingly, the earbuds support aptX, AAC, and SBC audio codec which delivers high-quality sound output over Bluetooth connection.

OpenRock Pro also comes with Superior TubeBass enhancement technology that outperforms the other bone-conduction earbuds by giving better bass, overall sound and no bone fatigue or pain.


For calling, we have 4 noise-canceling microphones and call quality is pretty impressive considering the open-ear design.

I have personally listened to music on these Earbuds. From Classic Rock, Metal, EDM, Instrumentals, and Pop to podcasts, I have tried everything on it and the sound quality of these earbuds is phenomenal.

I was not ready for that sound, to be very honest. I have always used in-ear types earbuds where the sound driver directly throws the sound on the ear drum while OpenRock Pro uses air to push the sound into the ear. Considering the design of OpenRock Pro, the bass, and vocals are pretty clear.

One thing that I wanted to mention here is, if you are an avid music listener and need the earbuds for hard-core music listening, these are not for you. Because the design and the placement of the audio driver make it hard to deliver the sound you might be expecting. The deep, dense sub-bass parts are missing. The kick drum or say lower notes of music loses its charm when you raise the volume above 80%.

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The targeted customers of OneOdio OpenRock Pro are those who want music while doing outdoor activities and for them, the sound quality is superb. I am super impressed with the sound OpenRock Pro delivered.


OpenRock Pro still uses physical buttons instead of touch controls which has its own goods and bads. Touch controls are super sensitive and can trigger with mere a touch while buttons are tactile and it only responds when you actually press the button. Buttons are actually less irritating than touch-sensitive controls.


Initially, the earbuds controls are a little confusing but once you start using them, it gets better. Here is how OpenRock Pro responds with each press of the button.

  • Single Press (Right & Left) – Play/Pause the Playback
  • Double Press (Right) – Increase the Volume
  • Press & Hold (Right) – Next Track
  • Triple Press (Right & Left) – Trigger Voice Assistant/Accept Call
  • Double Press (Left) – Decrease the Volume
  • Press & Hold (Left) – Previous Track


OpenRock Pro has also performed really well in terms of battery life. On full Charge, the earbuds give ~19 hours of battery backup and with the case, it gets extended to ~46 hours. Please note, that battery backup also depends on the volume levels, calling, and usage. The earbuds also support fast charging where you can get 1 hour of backup with 5 minutes of charging.

To charge the earbuds, simply place the earbuds into the charging case and it will start blinking the blue light which is the indication that the earbuds are charging.

The case itself comes with an LED indicator that shows the remaining battery backup of the case. It shows green, orange, and red light that indicates 100%-51% battery, 21%-50% battery, and 11%-20% battery respectively.

When the Red light flashes 5 times, that means the charging case has less than 10% of the battery remaining. Your smartphone will also indicate the remaining battery which is helpful at times.

There is also a dedicated button that you can press to know the battery of the charging case. The case uses a USB Type-C port for charging which is a universally accepted port these days.


I didn’t like the USB Type-A to USB Type-C cable that came into the box. The length is not enough and it feels fragile. But the good thing is, you can use any other USB Type-C cable for charging the earbuds.

OpenRock Pro Air Conduction Sports Earbuds

  • 16.2mm Dynamic Driver
  • Supports aptX, AAC, SBC Audio Codec
  • 20hz-20 kHz Frequency Response
  • IPX5 Rating
  • 19 hours Battery, 46 hours with Case
  • USB Type-C Port for Charging
  • Bluetooth 5.2 Connectivity with A2DP, AVRCP, HFP, HSP Bluetooth Profiles

OpenRock Pro Sports Earbuds Review: Final Verdict

I personally enjoyed the whole experience of OpenRock Pro Open-Ear Air Conduction earbuds. What I really liked is the sound quality. The bass and vocals are detailed and it is even able to cut off the noises around you to some extent but it doesn’t isolate you from your surroundings. The fit and ergonomics are top-notch. That adjustable silicone part on the earbuds is the game-changing design element.

The battery backup is also impressive but a bigger battery also increases the weight and size of the case. You can easily carry the case in your backpack or laptop bag but it won’t be a good idea to put the case in your jeans pocket.

Overall, OpenRock Pro Sports are impressive sports earbuds with Open-Ear Air Conduction. They sound good, come with an ergonomic design for all-day use, and also come with a big battery for non-stop music and calling sessions.

OpenRock Pro are ideal earbuds for those who want music in their ear while doing outdoor activities but also want to connect with their surrounding.

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