Mu6 Ring Sports Headphone Review: Your New Sound On The Go
by Linus - Published September 2021
Picture this: you're a few minutes into your run and getting into the groove of things. Your breathing is stabilising, the wind is cool, and then suddenly, you feel your left earbud loosen. Before you can catch it, it tumbles onto the ground, and you have to stop to pick it up. Alas - there goes all your momentum, and all you can do is mourn what would otherwise have been a fantastic, seamless run. Sound familiar? We've all been in the frustrating situation of having our workouts interrupted by earbuds falling off, yet, we can't do without them because musical accompaniment is such an integral part of any workout.
This is where the Mu6 Ring Open-ear Wireless Air Conduction Sports Headphone comes in. Powered by air conduction technology, you'll never have to worry about the fit of your earbuds ever again because the Mu6 Ring features speakers nestled outside your ear. Simply slip on your headphones and go - soon enough, you'll forget you even wore them!
It may sound too good to be true, but every single inch of the Mu6 Ring is backed by science to make it a very real thing that you can own. Let us take you through it - and maybe you'll find yourself with a brand-new pair of sports headphones at the end of it.
Why open-ear sports headphones?
In this digital age, where most of us spent long hours hunched over our phones or laptops, keeping fit is something essential in our daily lives. However, workouts tend to ring hollow without some good music to accompany you - it's all too easy to give up in the middle of a set if you only have the sound of your laboured breathing and the ache of your muscles to keep you company. Hence, the importance of a good pair of sports headphones cannot be understated.
At the same time, there is a multitude of concerns to address when it comes to selecting a good pair of sports headphones. From audio quality, to how well they fit, choosing the right sports headphone for you is a precarious task.
The people behind the Mu6 Ring have taken this into consideration and addressed some of the biggest problems often encountered in selecting a good pair of sports headphones. The open-ear design and use of air conduction technology eliminate the need to fuss over the fit of your earbuds, and most importantly, allow you to remain fully aware of your surroundings as well - an important point for athletes who run on roads and through crowded areas! These unique selling points are what make the Mu6 Ring so appealing to users, and a cool new addition to your collection of workout accessories.
How does the Mu6 Ring work?
The key selling point of the Mu6 Ring is its use of air conduction technology. Traditional sports headphones feature in-ear buds, which can be a hassle to manage as they shift easily when you work out. The Mu6 Ring instead has speakers that rest slightly in front of your ears and play music by projecting sound using airflow to give you a balanced and accurate acoustic while keeping your ears open to the surroundings. This is what allows the Mu6 Ring to obtain its name of "open-ear" headphones.
Furthermore, the Mu6 Ring features 120-degree rotation such that you can adjust these earpieces to whatever best suits you, depending on your personal preference and head shape. Not only does this allows for physical comfort, but it also allows you to customise your auditory experience. For those who wear glasses and are concerned about how well your glasses can fit with the Mu6 Ring, you may rest easy, as there is also a slot for you to slot your glasses into. All in all, it can be said that in every aspect the Mu6 Ring is well customised to ensure the most comfortable listening experience possible.
Features of the Mu6 Ring
Built to Last - Whenever, Wherever
Despite how lightweight it is at 35g, the Mu6 Ring is definitely built to last in many ways.Firstly, one of the most important features of any device is its battery life - and we're pleased to report that the Mu6 Ring does not disappoint in this regard. With a battery life of 10 hours, you can be sure to enjoy great music that lasts a long time. No more dismay when your music sputters and dies out in the middle of a particularly thrilling workout!Additionally, the Mu6 Ring is waterproof with an IPX5 rating. Even if you accidentally drop it into the water, you won't have to worry about forking out more cash for a replacement! More importantly, as athletes, our earpieces are prone to be exposed to sweat. Hence, the waterproofing of the Mu6 Ring comes as especially helpful, as this means increased sweat resistance.
Many might be concerned about the sound quality of the Mu6 Ring, considering that sound is projected from speakers resting on the ears. While it is admittable that there is a higher degree of sound leakage as compared to in-ear earpieces, the sound quality provided by the headphones nevertheless remains very good. The Mu6 Ring is able to provide a clear, crisp sound that will definitely add some extra oomph to your workout.
Air Conduction vs. Bone Conduction
Unlike other open-ear headphones that make use of bone conduction technology, the Mu6 Ring uses air conduction technology to allow you to enjoy great sound without the odd feeling of your music vibrating along with your skull. This allows you to listen to your music with greater clarity and a more accurate acoustic. Some may also find the vibration from bone conduction headphones to also be a very unpleasant sensation, so you might want to see if it's something that you are okay with.
Does it actually work?
Well, as with most innovations, a healthy degree of scepticism is to be expected.
While there definitely is a learning curve with regard to how sound is received and how the Mu6 Ring should be worn, you can rest assured that the Mu6 Ring is tried and tested - and performs flawlessly. You will definitely get what you expect - and even more!If you still don't believe us, you can check out this review of the Mu6 Ring by New Stuff TV.
Alternatively, if you prefer a more hands-on experience, you can head down to our physical store to give it a go! You can find out more about the Mu6 Ring below or visit our store here.