Aftershokz AS600 Trekz Titanium Wireless Bone Conduction Headphones Bluetooth Sweat Resistant Earphones – These are great headphones and really comfy

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.

Reviews from purchasers :

  • 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.

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One Response to Aftershokz AS600 Trekz Titanium Wireless Bone Conduction Headphones Bluetooth Sweat Resistant Earphones – These are great headphones and really comfy

  1. 5.0 out of 5 stars Really like them! says:

    This review is from : AfterShokz AS600 Trekz Titanium Wireless Bone Conduction Headphones Bluetooth Sweat Resistant Earphones with Mic for Sport Ocean Blue

    Got these yesterday and tried them out on a run. Really quite cool to hear my music as well as my surroundings. Also, the in the ear headphones used to make my ears hurt. These ones, because they sit on top, are fab.
  2. Colour: grey Verified Purchase says:

    This review is from : AfterShokz AS600 Trekz Titanium Wireless Bone Conduction Headphones Bluetooth Sweat Resistant Earphones with Mic for Sport Ocean Blue

    Got these yesterday and tried them out on a run. Really quite cool to hear my music as well as my surroundings. Also, the in the ear headphones used to make my ears hurt. These ones, because they sit on top, are fab.
    • 5.0 out of 5 stars Great for when runs ban earphones! says:
      I was pleasantly surprised at how good the sound quality is. Especially listening to podcasts, which i tend to prefer to music when running. Weird the first time you wear them on the open road cos it’s like the sound is inside your head but you can hear everything around you. Really good fit, but i’m looking forward to warmer weather so i don’t need to wear a hat, as this tends to push them down. Unfortunately a local run has decided to ban these too even though they are allowed under uka rules. All because they claim they can’t tell difference between these and normal ones .
  3. Colour: Blu Oceano Verified Purchase says:

    This review is from : AfterShokz AS600 Trekz Titanium Wireless Bone Conduction Headphones Bluetooth Sweat Resistant Earphones with Mic for Sport Ocean Blue

    I was pleasantly surprised at how good the sound quality is. Especially listening to podcasts, which i tend to prefer to music when running. Weird the first time you wear them on the open road cos it’s like the sound is inside your head but you can hear everything around you. Really good fit, but i’m looking forward to warmer weather so i don’t need to wear a hat, as this tends to push them down. Unfortunately a local run has decided to ban these too even though they are allowed under uka rules. All because they claim they can’t tell difference between these and normal ones .
  4. 2.0 out of 5 stars Not as impressive as I'd hoped :( says:

    This review is from : AfterShokz AS600 Trekz Titanium Wireless Bone Conduction Headphones Bluetooth Sweat Resistant Earphones with Mic for Sport Ocean Blue

    I was extremely disappointed to see that these had clearly been opened and returned by someone else, as the box was battered and scratched, and the tape was already open and dirty (see pics). This isn’t great, and had they been normal in ear headphones, i’d have returned them. I bought these headphones as i really like the thought of the bone conduction. I do a lot of riding and running, but don’t do either with headphones on. I’ve recently started doing a lot of riding on the turbo trainer, so thought i’d give them a go on that first, and took the plunge. On the turbo indoors they work fine, as all they have to compete with is my fan. Outside is a different matter. I tried using these for listening to podcasts on my walk to work, but the traffic on the road (which i wouldn’t say is that busy) made it that i missed words or sentences. Running on quiet cycle paths with music they’re fine.
    • Colour: grey Verified Purchase says:
      I was extremely disappointed to see that these had clearly been opened and returned by someone else, as the box was battered and scratched, and the tape was already open and dirty (see pics). This isn’t great, and had they been normal in ear headphones, i’d have returned them. I bought these headphones as i really like the thought of the bone conduction. I do a lot of riding and running, but don’t do either with headphones on. I’ve recently started doing a lot of riding on the turbo trainer, so thought i’d give them a go on that first, and took the plunge. On the turbo indoors they work fine, as all they have to compete with is my fan. Outside is a different matter. I tried using these for listening to podcasts on my walk to work, but the traffic on the road (which i wouldn’t say is that busy) made it that i missed words or sentences. Running on quiet cycle paths with music they’re fine.
  5. 1.0 out of 5 stars Keeps loosing the signal says:

    This review is from : AfterShokz AS600 Trekz Titanium Wireless Bone Conduction Headphones Bluetooth Sweat Resistant Earphones with Mic for Sport Ocean Blue

    Uncomfortably tight and the memory in the titanium bar clamps this headset in asymmetrically which is very irritating. But the main complaint is that it keeps loosing the signal when other bluetooth receivers nearby do not. Acoustic qualities seem more than adequate.
    • Colour: grey Verified Purchase says:
      Uncomfortably tight and the memory in the titanium bar clamps this headset in asymmetrically which is very irritating. But the main complaint is that it keeps loosing the signal when other bluetooth receivers nearby do not. Acoustic qualities seem more than adequate.
  6. 5.0 out of 5 stars I was a bit worried that they would have to be a tight fit and would not have a good frequency response says:

    This review is from : AfterShokz AS600 Trekz Titanium Wireless Bone Conduction Headphones Bluetooth Sweat Resistant Earphones with Mic for Sport Ocean Blue

    I got these as normal ear buds irritate my ears. I was a bit worried that they would have to be a tight fit and would not have a good frequency response. These concerns have proved groundless. They give a good sound and battery life is much better than my tom tom ones. The audibility of ambient noise is both an advantage and disadvantage but the former outweighs the latter and you are provided with a set of ear plugs in case it becomes a problem, i have not had to use them yet. They are comfortable to wear and i find them better when using them in the gym as my ears don’t fill up with sweat anymore.
  7. Colour: grey Verified Purchase says:

    This review is from : AfterShokz AS600 Trekz Titanium Wireless Bone Conduction Headphones Bluetooth Sweat Resistant Earphones with Mic for Sport Ocean Blue

    I got these as normal ear buds irritate my ears. I was a bit worried that they would have to be a tight fit and would not have a good frequency response. These concerns have proved groundless. They give a good sound and battery life is much better than my tom tom ones. The audibility of ambient noise is both an advantage and disadvantage but the former outweighs the latter and you are provided with a set of ear plugs in case it becomes a problem, i have not had to use them yet. They are comfortable to wear and i find them better when using them in the gym as my ears don’t fill up with sweat anymore.
  8. 5.0 out of 5 stars Love them!! says:

    This review is from : AfterShokz AS600 Trekz Titanium Wireless Bone Conduction Headphones Bluetooth Sweat Resistant Earphones with Mic for Sport Ocean Blue

    Once you get used to the way the sound comes out, they’re brilliant. I honestly now can’t use my in ear headphones. I’ve noticed that even if i put them on the headband of my hat, i can still hear sound quite clearly, even though it looks a little odd.
    • Colour: grey Verified Purchase says:
      Once you get used to the way the sound comes out, they’re brilliant. I honestly now can’t use my in ear headphones. I’ve noticed that even if i put them on the headband of my hat, i can still hear sound quite clearly, even though it looks a little odd.
      • 4.0 out of 5 stars Excellent if you don't have to wear eating aids says:
        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.
  9. Colour: grey Verified Purchase says:

    This review is from : AfterShokz AS600 Trekz Titanium Wireless Bone Conduction Headphones Bluetooth Sweat Resistant Earphones with Mic for Sport Ocean Blue

    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.
    • 2.0 out of 5 stars Well worth it says:
      Have this product a few days and it’s the best bluetooth headset i’ve ever used. Using it for conference calls and feedback from others on the calls was great. Update 12/2/2019after a few weeks of using the product i’ve had to stop using it for phone calls. About 80% of people cant hear me properly. Everything else works fine but just not usable for calls which is a big disappointment.
      • Colour: grey Verified Purchase says:
        Have this product a few days and it’s the best bluetooth headset i’ve ever used. Using it for conference calls and feedback from others on the calls was great. Update 12/2/2019after a few weeks of using the product i’ve had to stop using it for phone calls. About 80% of people cant hear me properly. Everything else works fine but just not usable for calls which is a big disappointment.
  10. 3.0 out of 5 stars Vulnerable to breakage on the narrow bit of arm says:

    This review is from : AfterShokz AS600 Trekz Titanium Wireless Bone Conduction Headphones Bluetooth Sweat Resistant Earphones with Mic for Sport Ocean Blue

    There is so much to love about this headset. The sound quality is fantastic and i love being able to hear what’s going on around me (makes dog-walking much safer) but their flexibility is also their downfall because it puts stress on. My first one broke after 11 months at the narrowest part on the arm that goes over your right ear. My second has just gone in exactly the same place after almost exactly the same time. They’re not cheap and i would expect them to last longer than this. Part of the problem is that they can get tangled in long hair, especially on a windy day. I suspect this contributes to the stress on the arm.
  11. Colour: grey Verified Purchase says:

    This review is from : AfterShokz AS600 Trekz Titanium Wireless Bone Conduction Headphones Bluetooth Sweat Resistant Earphones with Mic for Sport Ocean Blue

    There is so much to love about this headset. The sound quality is fantastic and i love being able to hear what’s going on around me (makes dog-walking much safer) but their flexibility is also their downfall because it puts stress on. My first one broke after 11 months at the narrowest part on the arm that goes over your right ear. My second has just gone in exactly the same place after almost exactly the same time. They’re not cheap and i would expect them to last longer than this. Part of the problem is that they can get tangled in long hair, especially on a windy day. I suspect this contributes to the stress on the arm.
    • 4.0 out of 5 stars These are great headphones and really comfy says:
      These are great headphones and really comfy. I recently bought them for a half marathon that wouldn’t let me wear in ear ones(they fall out my ears anyway so wanted something different) these are great once you are away from all the noise of the crowd and the pa system at the start and finish line. To be honest they won’t be any good on windy days as it does interfere with what you can hear and you can’t turn them up to full volume as it vibrates your jaw bone too much.
      • Colour: Blu Oceano Verified Purchase says:
        These are great headphones and really comfy. I recently bought them for a half marathon that wouldn’t let me wear in ear ones(they fall out my ears anyway so wanted something different) these are great once you are away from all the noise of the crowd and the pa system at the start and finish line. To be honest they won’t be any good on windy days as it does interfere with what you can hear and you can’t turn them up to full volume as it vibrates your jaw bone too much.
  12. 4.0 out of 5 stars Great if you don’t want to drown the world out says:

    This review is from : AfterShokz AS600 Trekz Titanium Wireless Bone Conduction Headphones Bluetooth Sweat Resistant Earphones with Mic for Sport Ocean Blue

    Bought these for my wife who loves them. She has some ear problems and can’t always stick ear buds in her ears. They do leak a lot of sound so not the best for ones commute. The battery life is okay – not amazing but okay – they’ll get you to work and back and maybe a work out too if you remember to switch them off. They do charge pretty quickly. It’s great to be able to hear the outside world and listen to music.
    • Colour: grey Verified Purchase says:
      Bought these for my wife who loves them. She has some ear problems and can’t always stick ear buds in her ears. They do leak a lot of sound so not the best for ones commute. The battery life is okay – not amazing but okay – they’ll get you to work and back and maybe a work out too if you remember to switch them off. They do charge pretty quickly. It’s great to be able to hear the outside world and listen to music.
      • 3.0 out of 5 stars Good .... but says:
        Good for cycling and running. Only issue i have is the buttons have gone on my last two pairs (luckily last one in warranty period). I think there is an issue with the sweat getting into the controls. Nearly did not buy the latest set as it has occurred on the last 3 versions bought. However – very few alternatives out there and i love the 5 hour battery life.
  13. Colour: Blu Oceano Verified Purchase says:
    Good for cycling and running. Only issue i have is the buttons have gone on my last two pairs (luckily last one in warranty period). I think there is an issue with the sweat getting into the controls. Nearly did not buy the latest set as it has occurred on the last 3 versions bought. However – very few alternatives out there and i love the 5 hour battery life.

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