I’ve been tempted for ages to get these for running and at £79 they seemed to have come down to a sensible price. The bluetooth connectivity seems to work fine with my iphone 6s and although i haven’t tested the battery life really i can say that after a couple of runs and a few hours listening around the house i got bored of waiting for them to go flat and charged them up. I’d say battery is more than adequate for my needs and will easily survive a three hour run. They are comfortable and fit well. I have a size 60 head which is quite big but they are fine. The sound quality is ok – pop music sounds punchy enough and podcasts are absolutely fine. Jazz and classical sound ok too in quiet surroundings but these aren’t going to be anyone’s first choice for high sound quality. It seems to me that the bass comes through the bones and the treble is mostly coming directly into the ear through traditional means. For that reason they are a bit leaky and might not be great for the train and so on where others could be annoyed. For running our outdoor stuff though they are great as you can still hear what’s happening around you which is obviously the usp.
The sound isn’t amazing, but considering what they have to do they are fine. I cycle in them and find i can use a helmet and glasses fine with them. The wind noise is slot less with these than with my old ear buds and the bonus of having the buttons for volume and next track/pause right there makes them quite convenient. Takes quite a bit of getting used to the band rubbing on the back of my neck whilst riding though.
Good enough sound quality considering how they work – perfect for wearing in the office so you can still hear the phone ringing and colleagues whinging about the air conditioning. Couple of people who tried them on couldn’t hear the music – probably due to them having disproportionately small heads, so worth checking the aftershokz website for the sizing guide in case you need the mini versions. Shirt collar can knock the headphones but this is a positive as it makes you correct your posture. Here are the specifications for the Aftershokz AS600 Trekz Titanium Wireless Bone Conduction Headphones Bluetooth Sweat Resistant Earphones:
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- OFFICIALLY RECOGNISED – The only official headphones chosen by England Athletics. Nothing in/on/over your ears. Our OPEN EAR DESIGN makes it safer for running, cycling and driving.
- PATENTED BONE CONDUCTION TECHNOLOGY – AfterShokz has 150 patents worldwide. PremiumPitch+ provides a premium audio experience. LeakSlayer reduces natural sound leakage by 70%. Audrey Says voice prompts guide users through power, pair, play and talk.
- SAFE & COMFORTABLE – Weight is 36g only. Bone conduction technology delivers music through your cheekbones and your ears remain completely open to hear ambient sounds.
- CONVENIENT – True Wireless. Compatible with any Bluetooth enabled devices. Dual noise cancelling microphone enhances speech.
- DURABLE – 6 hours battery time. IP55 certified to repel sweat, dust and moisture. Flexible and stable complete wraparound titanium. Hassle-free
Sound is so clear, great frequency response, range and sensitivity, you can easily have a conversation without taking them off. I use them with the echo meter touch bat detector module on my ipad for bat surveys and ability to hear the ambient and social calls whilst also hearing the ultrasonic calls is simply amazing and truly useful.
I bought the headphones for running. I have had a number of headphones over the many years i’ve been running and these are the best for a few reasons. I have given them some good outings in rain, wind and heat and they have performed very well. Ok they are not your bose sound quality but they are easily good enough for running, the quality is good. The battery life is good and comfort is good. Bit weird at first with them sitting on the bone and not in the ear but a couple,of runs sorted that out. The main reasons i bought them , one because i wanted to be able to hear a bit of ‘outside noise’ when running , they work very well for that but the main reason i bought them was to help protect my ears against infection and build up of too much wax. The headphones allow the ear to sweat naturally i. E the sweat has somewhere to go and not stay in the ear with conventional bud headphones. Since i’ve used them my ears have felt great and much drier after a run so i think my hearing will stay better with less build up of wax and thus less trips for microsuction.
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- Perfect for exercising.
- Really like them!
- Great for when runs ban earphones!
Great headphones and great quality. But despite i checked the size (the official webpage has a ruler to print in order to measure your head) i have to say the normal size is too big for most of women (my friend she also purchased the same and had the same problem) what makes them uncomfortable but the size mini is great for woman. Normal size ones fits really well on my dad and other male friends who tried them.
Pros:decent enough sound qualityyou can easily hear what is happening around you while using themconnects easily to bluetooth devicescomfy after you’ve broken them indecent battery lifecons:for the first month or two they felt tight and uncomfortable after 30-40 minutes’ use (but eventually they adapt to your head shape)reliability issues – my first pair broke after 8 monthsvolume isn’t always loud enough, e. If there’s loud traffic nearbyyou can’t skip forward and backwards from one track to the next using the headphonesif you want seriously good sound quality then this style of headphones can’t deliverthe range of the bluetooth connection isn’t great – maybe a couple of metresbut overall i really like these – brilliant for keeping an ear on what’s around you while you’re exercising or moving around the house.
After always finding issues with fitness headphones, whether it being longevity, comfort or sound quality, i’ve found my perfect pair. These are brilliant for running and cycling. I can still hear approaching traffic whilst enjoying music. They have survived many sweaty workouts and a good few rain showers. They still look like new and so far seem to be built to last. Connection to my phone (s8) is always quick and has never dropped out.
I’m a professional composer, arranger and music producer. I have had a serious problem with my ears that resulted in an operation today which lost me all conductive hearing in my left ear. I bought these headphones this week to see if they would work at all to give me some hearing in my left ear. It’s unbelievable, they worki can hear in stereo. Sure the sound is a bit boomy once i plug my right ear so i have no conductive hearing in that ear too to balance them out, but i can hear everything. And i may be able to fix that with some eq on my iphone. The position of the transducers is quite sensitive and they’re sore to wear for any period of time, but a great solution for me to be able to hear things i couldn’t otherwise hear in a decent quality.
Aren’t the most comfortable. Can’t wear a hat on top of them as the back hoop sticks out quite far from my head. Physically not well balanced, i find they slip out their optimum position for the bass effect. Sound leakage can be heard by others. So if you plan on using them in an office then maybe not suitable. Other than these points they are very good. Battery seems decent, microphone is good according to people i’ve spoken with via hands free.
First impression on opening box was ‘wow’, these look good. After charging i tried them on (purchased these as they were recommended for people wearing hearing aids). Found controls hard to operate whilst wearing them and although perfect for listening to music i could never get the sound right during movies. Spent the whole time removing them, re-adjusting and fitting them back on. The 4 stars are from my wife who had nothing but praise for them. However, they were purchased specifically for myself so had to return them.
The battery life is exactly as advertised. The volume is very good, connectivity is simple and strong and the overall design is pretty convenient (i wear glasses and they fit perfectly. ) sound quality is surprisingly amazing. I was incredibly skeptical of this when i got it and it just did not disappoint. But to clarify, this product is *not silent* 😂 people can still hear your music if it is playing loud enough so be wary of this before you buy.
The sound quality isn’t brilliant but that’s not what i bought them for. I bought them to cycle and listen to music and be able to hear vehicles approaching and they do that well. Oh and in the rain they seem to be fine too but i haven’t been in a deluge yet. Update: i seem to be listening to a lot of podcasts whilst cycling. In heavy traffic i have to turn the volume to full which does largely mask out the sounds of single vehicles approaching when i am in the quiet bits. So not perfect but still better than in ear headphones.
Let’s get the obvious out of the way. If you are used to a decent pair of cans or in ear beasts, the sound from the aftershokz is going to disappoint. However, to buy them to listen to on the train or indoors would be pointless. Their purpose is for those on the move and the more moving the more they make sense. The build quality is excellent and for me they sit nicely over my ears. I bought them to help when i cycle to help with road awareness. For this purpose they are perfect. My helmet straps help to anchor and push the pads against the bones in my cheek / ear canal which improves the sound. Charge and battery time appears to be as advertised and the bluetooth rock solid.
My wife love these as she is deaf in her right ear and partial deaf in her left. Blown away the first time of trying but decided to buy the newest aftershock upgraded product.
A few people mentioned how the continous pressure starts to give you a headache after a period of 30 mins or more – it’s true. That said it’s hardly a massive headache, more like one you don’t notice when you’re very active or distracted. I regularly wear them for hours at a time. I wear them for cycling, running and sitting at work and the most annoying thing is how the back band hinders wearing hats, especially when cycling in the winter. These are great if you’re active and bluetooth range is adequate. I’m convinced the battery notifications are probably only accurate to 10 or 20% as after a night spent connected to my phone it still said 100% charge. Battery life has been fine though. Don’t buy them if you’re trying to block background noise, i plan on buying a separate pair of noise cancelling ones for sitting at my desk but i always knew i’d have to.
Had these a few months now – battery life is great and they are ideal for runners or walkers who want to be able to hear their environment. As expected, the sound quality isn’t brilliant but it’s fine – i love my music and i’m happy to listen to these. Sometimes i find them a bit uncomfortable to wear for a long time and the bluetooth connectivity can be a bit annoying if i don’t wear my phone on an armband – if i have my phone in a pocket it seems to keep cutting out. Don’t think it’s the phone as it connects fine to other things. Overall i’m happy though with these.
I purchased the aftershokz titanium for jogging so i can listen to the running app and also, traffic etc and i’m very pleased with the product. It was quick and easy to charge and pair with my phone straight out of the box and it provides a unique listening experience. I like the fact that they are flexible, durable and so far, reliable. They don’t move around while i’m running and the sound quality is perfect for my requirements.
I am visually impaired and use this product with various voice applications. The sound quality from music would be relatively poor but this is not the key purpose for me. If you want good sounding headphones for music, do not tuesdays. If you are interested in a set of headphones that will keep your ears free whilst allowing you to enjoy spoken word, these are for you and, although they are expensive, they are durable and quite good quality for this type of product.
Wanted aftershokz for a while now, they haven’t disappointed me at all. Spend most of my running time on the roads and listening to music, these make it so much better to hear around. They fit oround the head very well, tight against the cheekbones, but not in any way uncomfortable. They’re going to get plenty of use in the coming months as i marathon train. The build quality is very good, they don’t seem like they’ll be easy to break. Nice touch they supply a small pouch to store them in (however i’ve purchased a more robust case for protection)i’m also cycling all the time and i’ve used them this week on the bike, they fit perfectly well with my helmet on, no interference from the straps. Very good to be hearing traffic around for safety. Now obviously, as others have said, sound quality isn’t outstanding, but it is very, very good. I absolutely love these and can’t be more happy with the purchase.
I was able to pair both my phone and pc at the same time, although the headphones don’t like it if both stream audio simultaneously. They are comfortable for reasonably long periods and the sound is clear and balanced. Moving them around slightly in front of the ears results in a huge difference in sound balance overall. Can be worn under a hat or under a sleep mask and also in conjunction with earplugs at night which yields a much deeper bass and louder result.