With the launch of the new Soundgear Sense earbuds on Aug-2023, JBL has just become the latest brand to introduce open-ear technology to its lineup. 

Air-conduction technology has been around for some time. Bose, typically ahead of its time, introduced it starting 2018 in its Frames sunglasses and Sport Open earbuds, but seeing poor adoption, retired them just before others started seeing the potential. Shokz, the definitive pioneer and leader in bone conduction headphones, has now released its OpenFit air-conduction earbuds. Sony’s LinkBuds and OneOdio’s OpenRock are among the other entrants in this space.

With people wearing their earphones for extended periods – whether for work or outdoors, commuting or exercising – issues like physical discomfort, disconnection from their surroundings and safety concerns are becoming hard to ignore. It’s no surprise that open-ear technologies are finally having their day in the sun. And indeed 2023 is definitely a booming year of OWS. Not Just JBL, brands include JVC Aftershokz, Cleer, 1 More, all join the fray with the launch of the OWS in 2023 and achieved big success.

HIPPO is dedicated in developing OWS since 2022, and launched its model B45. It uses special acoustic techniques to channel sound into the ear with minimal leakage, without needing the earbuds to be inserted in the ears. The result is a much more relaxed fit for extended wear, that lets in important ambient sounds like traffic or a direct conversation.

B45_01.jpgB45 use flexible ear-hooks to fit different ear size and stay securely in position. Although open-ear designs inherently struggle with bass frequencies, B45's 16.2 mm drivers and bass-enhancing DSP should sufficiently compensate for that. Plus Dual Mics for crystal clear phone calls.


HIPPO B45 also get about 6 hours of playtime on a single charge, with a total of 36 hours when you include the charging case’s capacity. Also

Battery display to easily see through the case about battery status.


Feel free to contact HIPPO for more information.