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Oakley Thump 2 - MP3 Sunglasses

alaTest has collected and analyzed 55 reviews of Oakley Thump 2 - MP3 Sunglasses. The average rating for this product is 3.2/5, compared to an average rating of 3.9/5 for other MP3 Players for all reviews. People really like the performance and portability. The usability and design also get good feedback. There are some mixed comments about the storage, while there are some less positive views about the reliability and durability.

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We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other MP3 Players the Oakley Thump 2 - MP3 Sunglasses is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 81/100 = Very good quality.

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alaTest has collected and analyzed 1 user review of Oakley Thump 2 - MP3 Sunglasses from The average user rating for this product is 3.0/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.8/5 for other MP3 Players on Reviewers really like the performance.


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This summary is based on the product: OAKLEY THUMP 2 Black Iridium - Sunglasses with digital player - flash 512 MB - WMA, AAC, MP3 - polished white

Nov, 2015

Expert review by: Hubert Nguyen (

Oakley Split Thump Review


Oakley has improved the Thump Pro (read review) MP3 sunglasses design: the Split Thump has removable earphones that turn them [...]

With a price tag ranging from ’49 (512MB) to t feel (or understand) the need to get them, but for those who do and who can afford it, we can say that they work very well.99 (2GB), the Split Thump is not really a mass market MP3 player – it’s rather...

Nov, 2007

Expert review by: Jasmine France (

Oakley Split Thump review: Oakley Split Thump


The Oakley Split Thump sunglasses offer wireless music enjoyment by integrating an MP3 player into a compact, wearable, and straightforward design; they're extremely useful for outdoor activity. These Thumps are compatible with both Windows and Mac, as...

The Oakley Split Thump doesn't come with a wall charger or a hard case, and it offers unimpressive battery life. It's relatively expensive compared with standard MP3 players.

Active users looking to combine their love of music with their zest for outdoor activity should definitely consider Oakley's Split Thump MP3-playing sunglasses.

Nov, 2007

Expert review by: Paul Miller (

Oakley THUMP PRO debuts, reviewed


We have a love/hate relationship with Oakley music sunglasses: we love to hate them. That's why we're overjoyed at the release and subsequent review of the brand new Oakley THUMP PRO shades. Featuring capacities of 256MB, 512MB and 1GB, the new set...

Nov, 2006

Expert review by: Jasmine France (

Oakley Thump Pro review: Oakley Thump Pro


Available in a variety of capacities (256MB, 512MB, and 1GB) and frame/lens color combos (Polished Black/Grey, Polished Black/Black Iridium, Brown Smoke/Dark Bronze, and Crystal Black/Black Iridium), the Thump Pros nevertheless aren't for everyone....

The Oakley Thump Pro sunglasses integrate an MP3 player into a compact, wearable, and straightforward design; they're extremely useful for outdoor activity. Like previous Thumps, these are compatible with both Windows and the Mac OS.

The Oakley Thump Pro sunglasses are expensive, and the style won't appeal to all users. The capacity maxes out at 1GB.

If you're an active user looking to combine your love of music with your zest for outdoor activity, the Oakley Thump Pro MP3-playing sunglasses could be a great fit.

Oct, 2006

Expert review by: Michael Kobrin (

Oakley Thump 2


Player Type: Flash MP3 Player, Radio: No, Recording, Voice: No, Recording, Line In: No, Audio Battery Life: 360 min...

Decent sound quality. More comfortable than the original Thump. Earbud placement is more flexible. function Video(mypage, myname, w, h, scroll) {var winl = (screen.width - w) / 2;var wint = (screen.height - h) / 2;winprops =...

No repeat setting. No flip-up lenses. Earbuds remain conspicuous when not in use. Short battery life. See the Oakley Thump in Action!

We're pretty sure the Oakley namenot the feature set or sound qualityis the primary reason for buying these flash-based MP3 player sunglasses.

Oct, 2005

Expert review by: Mike Kobrin (

Oakley Thump 512MB


So, what exactly was bounty hunter Duane "Dog" Chapman wearing on his head when he appeared on The Tonight Show with Jay Leno? If you guessed "music-playing eyewear," you're right. Wearable MP3 players are nothing new, but this high-end shade maker...

Lenses provide excellent UV protection. Easy to use.

Cheap feeling. Earbuds have rough edges and aren't easy to position for maximum sound. Sound is not loud enough. Way too expensive.

For a whopping $495, you should get something a little sturdier and more comfortable. And we thought the Thump would be much louder than it is.

Jun, 2005

Expert review by: Nathan Kirsch (

Oakley Thump 2 512MB Sunglasses Review


The Oakley Thump Sunglasses were the world's first digital music eyewear and the Oakley Thump 2 series have a new design with the option of even greater memory capacity. Today Legit Reviews takes the Oakley Thump 2's out for a test drive in Sanata...

By charging $350 for the Thump 2s, Oakley is essentially charging $170 for a 512MB MP3 player. Granted, these glasses are extremely comfortable and have a unique and unparalleled styling with an audio player that is more than functional, but at this...

Jun, 2006

Expert review by: Mathew Honan (

Review: Oakley Thump 2


If you're looking for the latest gadget with lots of features and technical capabilities, Oakley's Thump 2 is bare-bones. But in terms of highly portable players for active people, the Thump 2 is hard to top.

Best sports-oriented mp3 player yet ; supports wide variety of audio formats, including Apple's AAC ; easy to use out of the box ; very convenient ; great sunglasses ; Mac and Windows compatible ; no fussing with batteries (charges via USB)

So-so earbuds with mediocre bass ; tiny buttons hard to press in combinations (or with gloves on) ; EQ settings ineffective ; no iTunes integration ; no support for iTunes Music Store files

The Thump 2 is by far the best sports-focused audio player I've used, for one simple reason: no cords. The player itself is built into the Thump 2's body, and each earpiece features a fully adjustable earbud; controls are embedded in the temples. The...

Mar, 2006

Expert review by: Jacob Lumetta (

Oakley THUMP 2 1GB MP3 Sunglasses

Jan, 2006

Expert review by: Jacob Lumetta (

Oakley THUMP 256MB MP3 Player Sunglasses


Performance - Great sounding Mylar ear buds drive crisp sound with good bass directly into your ear drums. The Oakley lenses work extremely well, as expected, in blocking out sight hindering rays without distorting your vision. Comfort - Glasses are very

Apr, 2005

Product Specifications

OAKLEY THUMP is the world's first digital music eyewear. No more wires. Just high-performance optics forged with an integrated, state-of-the-art digital audio engine. Listen to music virtually anywhere. Change the way you see and hear the world. OAKLEY THUMP is the perfect compliment to your digital music collection. A High Speed USB connection lets you transfer music quickly and easily. Load the songs you want to hear now, and free yourself from digging through your entire song library so you can focus on whatever you're doing, whether it's laying out on the beach or laying out a back-flip at the halfpipe. PRODUCT FEATURES: The best polarized lenses on the planet; Absolute music freedom with no wires or cords to dangle or tangle; 75MHz DSP with 18-bit Sigma Delta DAC for state-of-the-art audio fidelity; Acoustic expansion speakers with forward/back booming and sideways pivoting; Flip-up lenses with raked-back contours for maximum protection against sun, wind and side impact; Patented XYZ Optics for razor sharp clarity at all angles of vision, even at lens periphery; Plutonite lens material blocks 100% of all UVA, UVB, UVC and harmful blue light; Durable O Matter frame with less than 1.8-ounce total weight for all-day comfort; Supports storage of data files along with song files.

Audio Input

Type: None

Audio System

Digital Player Type:Flash based
Functions (KB):Digital player
Sound Output Mode:Stereo
Subcategory (KB):MP3 players (flash, CD, HDD)
Type:Sunglasses with digital player


Run Time (Up To):6hour(s)

Cassette System

Type: None

CD System

Type: None

Digital Player (Recorder)

Supported Digital Audio Standards:AAC / MP3 / WAV / WMA/MP3 / WAV / WMA/WAV / WMA / AAC / MP3/WAV / WMA / MP3

Digital Storage

Capacity:128MB/1GB/1GB / 512MB/256MB/512MB

Digital Storage Media

Type: None

Dimensions & Weight


Flash Memory

Installed Size:128MB/1GB/1GB / 512MB/256MB/512MB


Compatibility:Mac / PC/PC / Mac
Model:2 Black Iridium/2 Bronze/2 Gray/Black Iridium/Black Iridium Polarized/Bronze/Dark Grey / Light Grey/Gold Iridium Polarized
Packaged Quantity:1

MD System

Type: None


Color:Brown smoke/Dark gray / Light gray/Matte black/Matte black / White camo/Night camo/Polished black/Polished black / Polished white/Polished white / Polished black/Red camo/Rootbeer/Tortoise/White camo

Remote Control

Type: None