Xmenha T22 Open Ear Headphones - Recommended for Sports
Published on June 4, 2023, 11:12 a.m.
With endless options for wireless earbuds on the market, it can be tough to find a pair that stands out. The Xmenha T22 aims to do just that with its unique open ear design. In this review, we’ll take an in-depth look at the features, sound quality, comfort, and overall performance of these open ear Bluetooth earbuds.
The Xmenha T22 are wireless Bluetooth earbuds with an over-ear clip design that leaves your ears open to ambient sound. Key features include:
- Open ear design for environmental awareness
- Bluetooth 5.3 connectivity
- IPX5 waterproof rating
- 6 hours battery life
- Touch controls
- Noise cancelling microphone
The open ear design is the T22’s most distinctive feature. The earbuds have an over-ear clip to keep them securely in place. This gives you the freedom of wireless earbuds while still allowing you to hear your surroundings, making them great for outdoor activities like running or biking.
The earbuds are made of soft, pliable plastic for comfort. At just 0.64oz they are lightweight and hardly noticeable during wear. The open design prevents any ear canal pressure or discomfort.
With air bone conduction drivers, the T22 delivers decent sound considering its open design. You get clear mids and highs, though bass is lacking due to the lack of seal. Volume can be cranked up fairly loud. Just don’t expect the immersive sound isolation of closed-back earbuds.
The open design does lead to sound leakage - people around you will hear what you’re listening to. Call quality is also just average.
The T22 offers all the expected features of wireless earbuds. Bluetooth 5.3 provides a reliable connection and 6 hours of battery life per charge. The IPX5 rating makes them sweat and water resistant for working out. On-earbud touch controls let you adjust volume, skip tracks, and more.
One downside is the voice prompts are only in Chinese. The manual is also poorly translated.
The T22 headphones offer about 6 hours of continuous playback per charge. The included USB-C charging case provides an additional 6 hours of usage. A quick 15 minute charge gives you 1 hour of play time.
With an IPX5 rating, the T22 headphones are sweatproof and can withstand splashes of water. This makes them suitable for workouts and exercising. However, they are not fully submergible.
The open ear design makes the T22 headphones ideal for situational awareness during activities like running, biking, hiking, walking the dog, and working out at the gym.
- Users note the lightweight and comfortable fit for extended wear
- Many wished for louder maximum volume due to the open ear design
- Some found the over-ear clip bulky looking
- Instructions being only in Chinese caused confusion
- Open ear design allows situational awareness
- Lightweight and comfortable for all-day wear
- Good battery life at 6 hours continuous use
- Sound quality is average at best
- Sound leakage is noticeable to others
- Bulky over-ear clip design
- Confusing user manual
The Xmenha T22 headphones retail for $49.99 USD. They offer reasonable value given their unique open ear design.
The Xmenha T22 Open Ear Headphones are a unique option for those looking for situational awareness from their wireless earbuds. Just don’t expect premium sound quality. But if you want lightweight, comfortable earbuds to rock out without losing touch with your surroundings, the T22 gets the job done.
Driver: Moving coil driver with air bone conduction technology
Driver diameter: Φ14.2mm
Frequency response range: 20-20,000Hz
Bluetooth version: 5.3
Transmission distance: Up to 33 feet (10 meters)
- Earbuds: 55mAh per bud
Charging case: 300mAh
Playtime: Up to 6 hours continuous playback
Standby time: 120 hours (earbuds)
Charging time: 1-2 hours (earbuds), 2 hours (charging case)
Quick charge: 15 mins for approx 1 hour of playtime
Water resistance: IPX5 rating
Weight: 0.64 oz (18 g) per bud
Microphone: Dual MEMS microphone with noise cancellation
Touch controls: Play/pause, track skip, volume +/-
Voice prompts: Chinese only
Compatibility: Devices with Bluetooth capability
Warranty: One year manufacturer’s warranty
The T22 package includes:
- T22 earbud headphones
- USB-C charging cable
- Charging case
- S/M/L earbud tips
- User manual
How to Use
- Charge the earbuds and case fully before first use
- Pair the headphones with your phone or device via Bluetooth
- Adjust the fit using the included ear tips
- Control music, volume, calls by tapping the touch sensors
- Clip the earbuds into the charging case when not in use