Aftershokz Bluez 2 Open Ear Wireless Stereo Headphones, AS500, Color: Black
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- Bone conduction technology uses vibrations to transmit sound waves directly to the cochlea
- OpenFit assures unmatched ambient sound awareness and extended comfort
- PremiumPitch patented dual suspension transducers guarantee the finest bone conduction audio
- Nanotechnology treatment effectively repels sweat when used while working out
- Dual microphones deliver clear communication even in noisy environments
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This item Aftershokz Bluez 2 Open Ear Wireless Stereo Headphones, AS500, Color: Black
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|Color||Black||Clear wire blends with any skin color||Blue||Black||Storm Black||black|
|Headphone Fit||In-Ear||Over-Ear, In-Ear||In-Ear||In-Ear||In-Ear||In-Ear|
|Item Dimensions||2.4 x 5.9 x 6.1 in||2 x 2 x 1 in||1.2 x 2.1 x 2.2 in||6.4 x 3.7 x 2.8 in||1 x 22.5 x 1 in||5.19 x 4.6 x 1.6 in|
|Additional Features||android-phone-control, ios-phone-control||stereo||android-phone-control, ios-phone-control, lightweight, volume-control||lightweight||lightweight||Stereo|
Safe sound is our #1 priority. The award-winning Aftershokz Bluez 2 are the only wireless headphones to offer uninhibited situational awareness, complete with a sound quality that will shock you. A patented design and bone conduction technology guides mini vibrations through your cheekbones to your inner ears, delivering sound without plugging or covering them. Exceptionally lightweight and comfortable headphones, this unmatched open ear listening experience from Aftershokz is further enriched through innovative technologies that make it possible-and safe-to tune in to music or voice communication without tuning out the world. Purchase includes a breathable storage pouch, micro-USB charging cable, adjustable tension band, reflective sticker. AfterShokz Bluez 2 open ear wireless stereo headphones - safe, comfortable, responsible.
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- Bone conduction actually works. How I can tell is that, by comparison to regular headphones, if I plug my ears I can still hear the audio much better than if I were to do the same with headphones.
- You will be able to hear the environment around you.
- No issues pairing to my Samsung Galaxy S4. It pairs quickly and connection holds up well about 25 feet.
- Good microphone quality when used for chatting as bluetooth device. The person on the other line can hear me clearly even while I am driving.
- It gets uncomfortable to wear after 40 minutes or so. Note that I do not use the small accessory that it comes with to make the band "clamp" my head. My head is large enough.
- Placement. This could vary from person to person, but I find that I need to tilt the device forward for the best possible sound. (I guess my cheekbones are a bit lower.) I need to tilt it almost that the band around the back of my head is level to the ground.
- I also wear glasses. I noticed the sound quality to be slightly better when I am not wearing glasses.
- If you move your jaw, such as when chewing gum or eating, the sound you hear... let's just say you wouldn't want to eat and listen with these on your head.
- Sound leakage is quite high. (Notes on sound quality below.)
Notes on sound quality:
- So I mentioned that bone conduction works. It does on this product, however, when my ears aren't plugged, the sound I hear is still not very desirable. Interestingly, I might even say that it sounds better when I plug my ears closed.
- If you aren't worried about bothering those around you from the sound leakage, you'll find that the sound quality is acceptable.
- If you are conscious about others hearing your music or conversation on the phone, you'll need to lower your volume so much that the audio you hear will become mediocre. It sounds a lot like if you took some earbuds and held them by your ear with the volume turned up.
- When chatting on the phone, you'll definitely feel that you need to turn the audio high to clearly hear what the person on the line is saying. As such, chatting on the phone is best suited for say, when you are by yourself in a car.
- When walking along a busy street, I needed to turn the audio quite high, but at times I still couldn't hear my music well since there is so much noise pollution from the street.
- I found the sound leakage to be higher when listening to rock music than compared to jazz or classical.
To summarize why I gave three stars, I found that the sound leakage was pretty high (almost as though there is no sound leakage protection at all), uncomfortable to wear for long periods, and so-so sound quality. However, its redeeming qualities are that they do as they claim (transmit audio through your cheekbones despite the sound quality), is great for chatting on the phone while driving, and that I haven't experienced any connection issues.
FYI, I also purchased a Sportz 3 version of the Aftershokz and find that the hardwired 3.5mm connection to have better sound quality and better sound leakage protection compared to the Bluez 2. However, the Sportz 3 isn't without its cons either. Thanks for reading and I hope this helped!
Want to listen to some music or some spoken word content or make a few calls while being aware of other ambient sounds or people around your home, office, gym, running errands, etc.? These absolutely have you covered.
Are there better sounding wireless headphones in this active/lightweight category? No doubt, but none allow you to pay attention to your surroundings safely like these do. Plus, they usually cost much, much more. It's just nice to give your ears and their precious canals a chance to breathe. I hope these catch on. They deserve a hard look. I convinced a buddy to buy a pair too. Audiophiles, please stick to your audiophile headphones rather than comparing apples to oranges. Very different use case here.
I am also one of those rare individuals who can't use noise canceling headphones because they make me nauseous and give me a headache. I experienced no side effects like that with the Bluez 2, though some reviewers have claimed a sensitivity to the tiny vibrations that travel through the cheekbones causing a very subtle pre-headache feeling. I can only surmise we could all have our own unique bone structure that leads to this feeling for some, but I'd absolutely try these for yourself for a couple days rather than dismissing them outright.
I turn up my iPhone's volume all the way and then manage the volume on the headset from there.
I first used the included tension band, but have found I like the fit better without it. Glad the band is included as an option anyway.
Long battery life while in use and impressive battery life in standby mode when powered on, connected and not playing anything.
Strong range, even through walls.
Sound quality is better than what you'd expect for music traveling through your cheekbones, but spoken word content is king (e.g. talk radio, podcasts, calls, audiobooks).
Works with Siri.
Lightweight, comfortable for long use, yet stays in place during activity like running.
Advanced phone controls if you're not near your phone and need to mute, juggle multiple calls, etc.
Charges in 90 minutes using the white 5W/1A Apple charging cube. Faster than claimed.
Helpful voice prompts from built-in virtual assistant for things like battery life and has a nice battery indicator icon next to the Bluetooth symbol on the iPhone's status bar.
When you don't want them fully mounted, they sit nicely around the base of your neck.
Multi-function button doesn't allow fast forwarding or skipping backward, but you can use Siri voice commands to workaround this.
Could be fragile for packing in a suitcase, so place in a case too or keep the original sturdy box.
Not everyone will like the full blast tickle/vibrations when volume on your phone and Bluez 2 are turned up all the way, but it's not a big deal and some may even enjoy the sensation.
One size fits all may not fit absolutely all yet should work for lion's share of size needs.
Doesn't work too well for those wearing glasses, especially glasses with thick arms, but baseball hats are no problem.
Now the small issues I've had. After a few weeks of use I notice the device will suddenly go dead, entirely - or by outputting what amounts to white noise (at an obnoxious, unstoppable volume). Power cycling, repairing with my phone, or connecting to the charger, are not fixes. I suspected it was a protocol issue, sweat damage, or possibly heat, all at separate times as these seemed to be convenient causes. I have test all of these, and through my experience it doesn't seem to be any of these individually. The only fix was to take my headset off, power down, let it sit ~30 minutes, and place on charge until fully charged. At that point the device resumes flawless function. So I suspect some integral hardware issue, hopefully with just my particular device. While annoying this isn't a deal breaker. I love it, it's awesome, and hell I can listen to audio books while pulling wires in an attic, what's better right?