Truefree F1 Open-Ear Headphone Review

Sports Earphones Truefree F1 Open-Ear Bluetooth Headphones with ENC Noise-Cancellation Mic Air Conduction Wireless Headset for Workouts and Running, 11 Hours of Music, with Headband (Black & Grey)
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$39.99

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Truefree F1 Open-Ear Headphone Review
Truefree F1 Open-Ear Headphone Review
$39.99
More bass than Aftershokz
Long battery life
Easy to use controls

Design

While the style of the Truefree F1 headphones resemble the AfterShokz bone conduction headphones, the Truefree actually don’t use bone conduction. The Truefree F1 open-ear Bluetooth headphones use ”air conduction,” which really boils down to small speakers pointed towards your ear. This gives you the benefit of being able to hear around you without anything actually inside or over your ear to block it.

Truefree F1 headphones vs Aftershokz OpenMove
Truefree F1 headphones vs Aftershokz OpenMove

There are three buttons on the side of the earbud: power, volume up and volume down.

Performance

The main benefit of the ”air conduction” of the Truefree over the ”bone conduction” of the AfterShokz is the bass: there is definitely more bass present in the Truefree. It’s still not a lot of bass, but it’s enough to make my music sound ”fuller” compared to the sound on the AfterShokz ”bone conduction” headphones.

Truefree F1 headphones closeup

The Truefree F1 headphones site comfortably on my head and are secure, but I can feel them moving slightly when running. If you run long distances, you’ll probably notice this more and it may become more of an issue for you. However, for short runs, or if you plan to use these while sitting at desk, going for a walk, or doing some chores around the house, the fit should be fine for most people.

Battery Life on the Truefree F1 Headphones

The Truefree F1 headphones can last up to 11 hours on a single charge, and the headphones are recharged with a standard USB-C cable. The port is protected under a small rubber flap to help keep out moisture and sweat.

Truefree F1 headphones with included carrying bag and charging cable

Video Review of the Truefree F1

9Expert Score
Great

The Truefree F1 headphones don’t use bone conduction and therefore have more bass than the Aftershokz headphones. There is some movement while running, so they may not be ideal for distance runners, but for short runs and walks, the fit securely and have long battery life.

PROs
  • More bass than Aftershokz
  • Long battery life
  • Easy to use controls
CONs
  • Some movement while running
Technically Well
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