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Mojawa Mojo2 Review

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Mojawa Mojo2 headphones

Mojawa Mojo2 are higher-end bone conduction headphones with one of the lightest and most comfortable designs. They make a great outdoor running partner as long as you don’t run for too long.

Bone conduction headphones have a reputation for being a perfect outdoor workout companion, where their open-ear design ensures awareness and maximum safety. Learn more on how bone conduction tech works.

However, a fully exposed ear canal usually means one major trade-off: worse sound quality.

While Mojawa Mojo2 can’t replace your regular ear buds, they sound surprisingly clear for this type of headphone.

Compared to other bone-conduction headphones, the Mojo2 have almost zero bass. However, they replace that with a pretty clear midrange and inoffensive treble, offering a satisfactory listening experience.

But is this enough to justify their price of $110 (originally $150)? How are they in other categories?

Let’s find out all the pros and cons in the review below.

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  • Great comfort & excellent stability, even during workout
  • Sleek, lightweight & flexible design
  • Fully water & dustproof with an IP67 rating
  • Good sound quality for bone-conduction headphones
  • But lacking bass and treble energy
  • Below average battery life of 5.5 hours
  • Accidently activating Voice Assistant with your earlobes
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    Mojawa Mojo2 review is part of HeadphonesAddict’s coverage of top bone conduction headphones.

    Sound

    Star Rating
    3.5 Almost Great

    Mojawa Mojo2 output almost no bass, but thanks to a balanced and clear midrange, they make your music pretty enjoyable during your workout routine.

    Bone conduction technology has come a long way in improving sound quality.

    Some models sound pretty close to regular earphones, but that level of clarity is still reserved for the most premium models.

    That said, Mojawa Mojo2 cost $150 (currently discounted to $110), which is pretty much in the premium territory. But do they sound premium as well?

    Bass: Barely any rumble, only gentle drum kicks

    Some bone-conduction headphones do it better than the other, but in the case of the Mojo2, they aren’t the best. Regardless of the manufacturer’s claims of improved pumping bass.

    I’m not a basshead by any means, and I still think there’s very little bass on the Mojo2. You get it just enough to prevent the sound from being thin, but only in a quiet room when sitting still.

    Mojawa Mojo2 O Bones transducers
    Transducer size comparison between Mojawa Mojo2 and Orange O Bones.

    Moving outside drowns out everything that has remained from the low-frequency range, so don’t expect to hear low frequencies when working out.

    It seems like the relatively small transducers can’t keep up with the punch. Like on Orange O Bones, which definitely feel bassier and fuller in comparison.

    Interestingly, the Mojo2 and O Bones vibrate to the same extent, despite having different bass quantities.

    Midrange: Pretty clear and free of harshness

    While Mojawa Mojo2 lack bass, they make it up for a relatively balanced midrange. While the tuning and the sound are a bit muffled, it’s good enough for casual listening.

    The best thing about the mid frequencies is that they aren’t shouty or sibilant, which would result in a fatiguing listening experience.

    Of course, the sound is still a bit hollow and distant, which is something that affects all bone-conduction headphones.

    Treble: Severely recessed

    Similarly to the low-end, treble could be much better. There’s a minimal extension, and the cymbal crashes are barely audible.

    The only thing you somewhat hear are the cymbal hits. They produce an okay texture, but you probably won’t notice them during a workout.

    A tiny animal paw on the inner side of the transducer.

    The soundstage is pretty wide, but it doesn’t feel that engaging due to the lack of detail.

    It’s similar with the imaging, which is sometimes blurry, yet sometimes decently accurate.

    Nevertheless, Mojawa Mojo2 transmit most of their sound through cheekbones, so you can’t expect them to replace regular headphones anytime soon.

    For what they are, they perform relatively well. These will do just fine if you mainly want to hear instruments and vocals.

    But you should look elsewhere if you also like to jam to some bass punch or loud cymbal action.

    Comfort & Fit

    Star Rating
    4.5 Almost Perfect

    Mojawa Mojo2 stick to your head like glue, no matter how hard you shake it, while remaining pretty comfortable for short periods. However, you will start to feel pressure after some time.

    As all workout headphones should, the Mojo2 have a tight grip on your head. They apply just enough clamping force to stay in place but don’t cause immediate discomfort.

    Moreover, most of their weight (which is already very low at 26 grams) is placed up front. Consequently, the lightweight aluminum neckband doesn’t jump up and down during workouts.

    Mojawa Mojo2 neckband comparison
    Neckband comparison between Mojawa Mojo2 (top) and Orange O Bones (bottom).

    As for the comfort, it’s excellent, mainly thanks to a lightweight design and minimal clamping force.

    The soft silicone pads connecting transducers to your skin have a gentle grip and don’t irritate. As a cool detail, they have a relief of a little animal paw protruding out.

    However, I have a tiny issue, and it isn’t related to the transducer’s vibrations. I start feeling a bit of pressure against my cheekbones after some time.

    It could be that I’m just not used to wearing bone-conduction headphones, and I may consider them comfier after a while.

    Durability

    Star Rating
    4.5 Almost Perfect

    Mojawa Mojo2 have a waterproof IP67 rating, enabling you to use these headphones in the harshest conditions. Also, they come with a carrying pouch, but some competitors offer a protective case at a similar price.

    Don’t let the thin neckband and lightweight construction fool you: Mojawa Mojo2 are very durable.

    Firstly, you have a flexible construction with an aluminum core. The latter is “dressed” in soft silicone for gentler contact with your skin.

    As mentioned, the construction is flexible, so unless you purposely twist and bend the headphones, they should keep their shape for many years to come.

    Mojawa Mojo2 dirty
    The circular pattern on the outer side of the transducers picks up dust and dirt quickly.

    Moreover, the Mojo2 have an IP67 rating. That means you can dunk them in water and run through dust without damaging the headphones.

    Unlike headphones that only use rubber flaps to seal the charging port, Mojawa Mojo2 use proprietary magnetic charging, which help them achieve complete water resistance.

    For extra protection, you get a carrying pouch inside the box. It will protect the headphones against scratches but not drops.

    One thing worth pointing out is that the silver plates on the outer side of the transducers have a tiny circular pattern (similar to vinyl records) that quickly picks up dirt and can look rather nasty.

    I wonder why Mojawa used this dirt-gripping pattern instead of just a smooth surface.

    Battery

    Star Rating
    3.0 Good

    Mojawa Mojo2 have a pretty mediocre battery life of around 5.5 hours on a single charge. Fortunately, headphones offer fast charging with a proprietary charging connector.

    Mojawa Mojo2 Battery Comparison

    Mojawa Mojo2 battery comparison

    An average battery duration for bone conduction headphones is around 8 hours per charge or more. Unfortunately, Mojawa Mojo2 last much less than that.

    Despite the advertised 8 hours of playtime, I got:

    • 5 hours and 31 minutes, at 50% volume

    That’s 2.5 hours less than expected, which is significant.

    Furthermore, the Mojo2 use a proprietary charging connector, not a standard USB-C. My theory behind this decision was to save space inside the module and increase battery capacity.

    Mojawa Mojo2 charging port
    The two charging pins for a proprietary magnetic charger.

    But whatever the reason is, the result could be better. Sure, users like things to be slim and light, but they also want to avoid constantly hanging around the charger.

    Thankfully, headphones promise relatively fast charging speeds:

    • You get 50 minutes of music playback from a 5-minute charge
    • Headphones charge from 0-100% in 50 minutes

    Features

    Star Rating
    4.0 Great

    Mojawa Mojo2 offer a good call quality regardless of the environmental noise, besides having a wide range of non-customizable controls. However, you might trigger them accidentally.

    The Mojo2 are among the smallest bone-conduction headphones. However, they’re equally as feature packed as all the others (except Shokz, which also come with an app).

    That involves a good selection of available commands, so you leave your phone in your pocket at all times.

    Half of the commands are controlled using a physical button on the outer side of the left transducer. You control the other half using a touch-sensitive area on top of the Mojawa logo behind your right ear (the module with charging pins).

    Mojawa Mojo2 on a branch
    Voice assistant and volume controls are located on shiny plastic with a Mojawa logo.

    The plate on the right transducer and the module behind your left ear don’t do anything.

    Controls are implemented quite well—especially the physical button, which, most of the time, works reliably.

    Touch controls use swipes to adjust the volume. The volume changes depending on how quickly you swipe up or down. The faster you do it, the more you raise/lower the volume.

    However, there’s one minor problem. To make the headphones sleeker, Mojawa shrank the module and put it right behind the earlobe.

    Consequently, your ears might touch the touch-sensitive module during normal wear.

    Since the long press is allocated to the “Voice Assistant,” you might activate it every time you put on the headphones. In my case, that’s exactly what happens.

    Thankfully, after you close the voice assistant, it won’t pop up again when listening. However, it’s a bit of a design oversight that is annoying.

    Mojawa Mojo2 logo neckband
    Mojawa logo on the back of the neckband.

    Microphone Quality

    You can expect pretty good mic quality for phone calls, at least for wireless headphones standards.

    In ideal conditions, microphones manage to isolate your voice quite well. You’re a bit on the quiet side but without any major distortion.

    Similar microphone performance continues even when the surroundings get noisier. You might get more muffled, but still nicely understandable.

    Headphones also do an excellent job of eliminating all the background noise, like traffic and construction work.

    One thing worth noting is that there’s a faint high-pitch noise in the background every time you start speaking. Fortunately, it isn’t loud enough to be distracting.

    Noise Isolation

    Star Rating
    3.5 Almost Great

    Mojawa Mojo2 have a relatively minimal leakage for this type of headphone. Also, the transducers don’t cause any additional wind noise. You get earplugs in the box to improve passive isolation.

    Open-ear headphones like bone-conducting ones leave your ear canals open, so it doesn’t make sense to rate them based on passive noise isolation.

    Instead, I focus on wind noise and sound leakage. Starting with the latter, it’s audible, so you might want to keep the volume down when on public transport, and especially in the library.

    On the other hand, the leakage isn’t as severe as with other bone-conduction headphones.

    Mojawa Mojo2 compared to O Bones
    Other bone conduction headphones leak more sound than Mojawa Mojo2.

    Regarding wind noise, the transducers in front of your ears don’t contribute to extra turbulence that would interfere with your music.

    To increase passive noise isolation, you get foam earplugs inside the box. However, that also eliminates the benefits of having this type of headphones.

    Plugging your ears also makes the sound a bit bass-bloated.

    Bluetooth

    Star Rating
    3.5 Almost Great

    Mojawa Mojo2 have Bluetooth 5.2 but an average connection range and selection of Bluetooth codecs. While there’s no audio lag in videos, there is some in video games.

    Having one of the newest Bluetooth 5.2 standards ensures good connection stability. I had no random stutters when having my phone in proximity, no matter how many other wireless devices were around me.

    However, for connection range, strong antennas matter the most. Interestingly, the Mojawa Mojo2 are only average in this regard.

    Headphones lost their connection at around 40 feet (12.2 meters), which falls short behind Orange O Bones and something like TrueFree F1, headphones with similar design but at a much lower price.

    Nonetheless, that will only matter to those who like walking around the house without taking their phone.

    Mojawa Mojo2 audio codecs
    Mojawa Mojo2 support SBC and AAC codecs, which is more than enough for a bone conduction headphone.

    How to pair Mojawa Mojo2?

    1. When taking them out of the box for the first time, you simply have to power them on to initiate the pairing process.
    2. For additional pairings, you must power on the headphones and keep holding the button until you hear a female voice prompting “pairing.”

    What Bluetooth Codecs Do They Use?

    Mojo2 use SBC and AAC Bluetooth codecs to transfer audio from one device to another.

    That’s enough for this type of headphones, as you don’t benefit from having a higher-quality codec.

    Is There an Audio Lag?

    You can easily watch videos and movies with the Mojo2. There’s zero lag, or at least the latency is invisible to the naked eye.

    On the flip side, there is some lag when playing mobile games. And since there’s no Game mode, I recommend something other than these for competitive mobile gamers.

    Should You Get Mojawa Mojo2?

    Star Rating
    4.0 Great

    If you’re in the market for bone-conducting headphones, the Mojawa Mojo2 make a lot of sense.

    While they don’t deliver the fullest sound, they instead provide excellent comfort and stability for all sorts of exercises or extreme sports.

    Mojawa Mojo2 waterproof
    Mojawa Mojo2 can easily withstand getting soaked in water.

    Furthermore, they offer a sleek design that isn’t as eye catchy as some other bone-conduction headphones might offer. Which is a good thing.

    Therefore, I would highly recommend Mojawa Mojo2 for sportspeople who do a lot of intense workouts or enjoy running outside regardless of weather conditions.

    On the other side, people who want long battery life (like marathon runners or outdoor walkers) might want to look for a model with longer playtime.

    How do Mojawa Mojo2 compare to the competition?

    • They’re equally, if not more, comfortable than the competition.
    • While most bone-conduction headphones are fully waterproof, some aren’t, so I must credit the Mojo2 for having an IP67 rating.
    • They have a pretty clear midrange that doesn’t get harsh, which you can’t say for all competitors around $100.
    • Headphones utilize touch controls and gestures, unlike many other headphones of this type that primarily use physical buttons.
    • Mojo2 almost entirely lack bass response, while their competitors can at least deliver some rumble.
    • They don’t have the longest battery life of only 5.5 hours per charge, far less than the competition.

    Mojawa Mojo2 Alternatives

    Orange O Bones

    Orange O Bones on a wooden log

    The O Bones have an overall fuller sound with better bass presence, but the mids are occasionally shouty, resulting in a somewhat fatiguing listening experience.

    Otherwise, they are comfy and quite stable, with reliable physical commands. Also, they have a longer battery life of 10+ hours per charge, use USB-C for charging, and have a longer Bluetooth range.

    On the other hand, they only have an IPX4 rating and a bit of an outdated design.

    Orange O Bones review

    AfterShokz Aeropex

    Best bone conduction headphones Aeropex

    Slightly fuller-sounding alternative (now called Shokz OpenRun) with a bit more presence in the bass and treble.

    Furthermore, they have equally great comfort and stability for exercising and provide the same IP67 rating for water resistance.

    While they have a slightly better battery life of 8+ hours, both the Aeropex and Mojo2 have a proprietary charging cable.

    AfterShokz Aeropex review

    TrueFree F1

    TrueFree F1 on a moss

    A cheap alternative as a headphone that isn’t bone conducting but with similar design. Sound-wise, you can expect a more transparent midrange and some treble, but also the lack of bass.

    While the F1 offer a secure fit, they might be slightly less comfy for longer listening sessions. Moreover, they only have an IP44 rating.

    On the flip side, they have a superb Bluetooth range of more than 60 feet, USB-C charging, and 8+ hours of battery.

    TrueFree F1 review

    What’s in the Box?

    Mojawa Mojo2 accessories
    • Mojawa Mojo2 bone conduction headphones
    • Carrying pouch
    • USB-a to a proprietary connector charging cable
    • Pair of earplugs
    • User manual

    Specifications

    Type: Bone conduction
    Connection: Bluetooth 5.2
    Back design: Open-air
    Drivers: n/a
    Frequency range: n/a
    Impedance: n/a
    Weight: 0.72 ounces (26 grams)
    Mic & Controls: Yes
    Water resistance: IP67
    Battery life: 5.5 hours
    Charging time: 50 min + Quick charge – Proprietary charger
    Active noise cancelling: No
    Bluetooth codecs: SBC, AAC
    Wireless range: 50 min + Quick charge – Proprietary charger
    Microphone: 2 noise cancelling mics

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