Monday, March 19, 2012

AfterShokz Bone Conduction Sport Headphones

Unlike any other audio company, AfterShokz offers a completely different audio experience because of their patented Bone Conduction technology. AfterShokz has invested time and research into creating a new type of in-ear headphone, one that doesn't sit inside the ear canal.

AfterShokz headphones have a unique design because the earbuds rest on the bone that is located right next to your ear--not inside your ear like most headphone styles. Since the earbuds are never in contact with your ear canal, it decreases the likelihood of potential damage from listening to loud music and eliminates the risk of ear infections.  This headphone style is made for someone who runs and bikes in a city and wants to not only listen to music, but also be fully aware of his or her environment.

The first time you put on the AfterShokz headphones is definitely a strange experience--you feel as though you are putting them on wrong. The fit of the headphones feels awkward because it seems unnatural to have the earbuds on the outside of the ear; however, many people report that the headphones get more comfortable after using them a couple of times. It definitely will take awhile to get used to listening to music and having a conversation at the same time. One minor gripe I have with the AfterShokz Headphones is that they need to be charged with a USB cable to function. After charging the headphones for 3 hours, they will last an average of 15 hours. Sound quality isn't nearly at the same level as other headphones, but since its design is focused on comfort during physical activity, this should be the least of your concerns. 

Overall, the AfterShokz Bone Conduction Headphones are a good option for the active person who wants to listen to music while still be alert of his or her surroundings.

Price: $60

  • New Technology
  • Great for Bikers & Runners
  • Sanitary
  • Need To Be Charged
  • Not Extremely Comfortable
  • Sound Quality

Overall Rating: 7.5/10

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