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Bone Conduction Headphones

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Bone Conduction Headphones

Anyone use these? Any recommended pairs?
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I have a pair. I think they are aftershox brand I would have to take a look later. I got them about 4yrs ago, I think they were the first of its kind available to general public. They work really good. Not amazing sound from an audiophile perspective, but definitely did the job. I'm sure they are even better now. I really liked using it when I rode my bike. That way I could hear the traffic around while still listening to my music.
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jwslam wrote: Anyone use these? Any recommended pairs?
Aftershokz Trekz Titanium Open-Ear Bluetooth Headphones...

I purchased this for my son in 2016 on sale for $116. He absolutely loves them. But he ignored everything that came in the package, and just threw the headsets in his bag unprotected. After about a year, they broke from too much stress bending. I got some duct tape and parts from dollar store sun glasses and repaired them. On Black Friday I ordered him a replacement set for $129. I was hoping I would inherit the broken pair, but no. He now uses both of them, so he always has a headset that is full charged.

If you use the ear plugs they rival the sound quality of any noise cancelling headset. But really why would anyone want bone conduction with ear plugs? Without ear plugs the sound quality is slightly reduced, but still better than what you get say an inexpensive bluetooth speaker. The main reason you get these though is they are private listening, while still hearing everything around you.

BTW. There are many other brands available. For example you can get SmartLife.ca on Amazon for less than half the price. I have no idea how good they are, as the main thing that attracted me to the headset I purchased my son, is they are one of the few that people claim are comfortable with glasses. Having worn a few uncomfortable brands myself, I know that if they didn't feel right with glasses my son would either not wear his glasses, or he would use the headset.

I've been tempted though to get one of the cheaper brands for myself to have a comparison. They have even made it to my cart more than once.
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Dang. looks like these things are only going up in price...
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