AfterShokz Bluez 2 Bluetooth Headphones – Review
AfterShokz brings patent pending bone conduction technology, initially developed for military special operations and law enforcement in 2001, to everyday sport, mobile and gaming headphones. AfterShokz offers consumers a more comfortable, healthy and safe listening experience with three models of ear-free headphones: AfterShokz Sport, AfterShokz Mobile and AfterShokz Game. Unlike conventional headphones and earbuds that use the eardrums to transmit sound, AfterShokz transmits sound through the listener’s cheekbones to the inner ear, bypassing the eardrum completely. AfterShokz Sport and AfterShokz Mobile will be launched in June 2012 with AfterShokz Game later in 2012.
Using bone conduction technology Aftershokz deliver stereophonic sound through your cheekbones to your inner ear.
This means you can enjoy your music and still hear everything around you including traffic, emergency vehicles and other warning noises as well as race instructions from marshals and fellow competitors -potentially preventing accidents caused by traditional headphones and earbuds that block out these sounds.
AfterShokz Bluez 2 Bluetooth Headphones
AfterShokz Bluez 2 open ear wireless headphones combine the convenience, reliability and performance of Bluetooth wireless connectivity with the comfort and safety of open ear bone conduction technology to provide consumers with an entirely new way to stay connected. Unlike conventional Bluetooth headphones and earbuds that use the eardrums to transmit sound, Aftershokz Bluez headphones utilize patent pending bone conduction technology to deliver sound through the listener’s cheekbones to the inner ear. This enables anyone using them to make/take phone calls and stay connected to both what they are listening to and the outside world – from warning sounds outdoors while walking or driving to a nearby colleague in an office setting.
We can’t say we invented bone conduction, but our technological enhancements certainly push its boundaries. Our patented design guides mini vibrations through your cheekbones to your inner ears, delivering stereo sound without plugging or covering them. Sound waves travel directly to the cochlea, bypassing the eardrums completely—an alternative for anyone concerned about potential hearing damage caused by traditional headphones and ear buds, and even a solution for those with certain forms of hearing loss.
Most bluetooth devices are designed for use in one ear, but AfterShokz Bluez sit comfortably in front of the ears and provide listeners with a stereophonic sound experience. The innovative and elegantly simple design of AfterShokz Bluez open ear headphones is built around a beautifully designed, highly ergonomic, extremely stable, one-piece warparound headband. The open ear design and the light weight of AfterShokz Bluez make them extremely comfortable and stable, even when used over extended periods of time.
AfterShokz Bluez open ear wireless bluetooth headphones deliver the safest and most comfortable way of staying connected on the planet.
OpenFit™ makes it possible to experience ambient sound awareness without any limitations, through a design that offers extended comfort and a secure fit—vital for high-impact activities or long-term wear.
PremiumPitch™ is our unique development in bone conduction audio, where remarkably clean sound and discernable bass comes from patented dual suspension beryllium copper infused transducers.
Custom equalization adjustments take that a step further, allowing you to tune to preference at the touch of a button.
LeakSlayer™ Though a range of sound leakage is common with most all headphones and ear buds, most of us don’t want to share our music and conversations with others nearby. LeakSlayer™ technology significantly reduces natural sound leakage, effectively allowing you to keep sound to yourself.
Sweat Resistant Nanotechnology treated to repel sweat and other moisture, rest assured these headphones will play on through your most rigorous sweat sessions or even the elements.
Audrey Says™ Voice prompts that are meant to be more than a companion; these are designed to add ease to the user experience. With accessibility in mind, Audrey Says™ guides through power, pairing and playing, and will even alert you when you’ll need a recharge.
Complete Controls A multifunction button delivers complete control of music and calls right from the unit, which means your mobile device can remain safely tucked away during use.
Bluetooth® Your wireless freedom doesn’t have to be plagued by traditional limits. Confidently stash your mobile device anywhere on your body—or even just somewhere nearby—without the inconvenience of signal drops and music skips.
Dual microphones deliver clear communication even in noisy environments.
Running4Women thoughts on the AfterShokz Bluez
Very easy to set up, you just activate Bluetooth on your phone, select the AfterShokz Bluez, it pairs automatically and the headphones are then ready to use. There is an adjustable strap at the back of the headset to hold them in place, which they did when out running and also in the Gym. They are extremely light and comfortable.
The watertight pads that sit over the ears repel sweat and have a comfortable layer of soft rubber which was very comfortable when out running. The battery life is very good. The sound is very crisp and clear. Even though the headphones sit on the bones, the conduction of sound is superb.
Great product if you want to listen to music but remain safe and able to listen to your surrounding. Would recommend Score:4.5/5
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