After using similar bone conduction technology for Mil-Sim, I was eager to try these out. Over the past 10 years of outdoor running I've killed my fair share of "sports" headphones, so I was excited to try these. Unfortunately, after quickly trying them out, I was not impressed.
+ Comfort: Although I have odd shaped ears, so a lot of headphone options don't work for me or are really uncomfortable. These felt good while wearing during a 5 mile run. Did notice that louder music would cause some inner ear "tickling" though.
- Sound: The sound produced had horrible base response. Everything sounded tinny and sharp. Turning the volume up only made it worse. I had better sound quality from an old pair of Walkman Sports headset.
- Durability: Died after my first run. Need I say more? I charged them for the recommended 3 hours, took them on a run, at the end of the run, I noticed that there was a lot of perspiration around the volume control, and then the headset started to make a crackling/static sound. I unplugged them, dried them off, and plugged them in to charge a little later but the blue light won't turn on anymore. I'm going to take them back and get something else.
Other: The placement of battery/volume controller on the line is a bit inconvenient. Not really a product gripe, just an observation.
If you want to hear voice audio (similar to using a walkie-talkie headset) without obstructing your hearing, then this is what these were designed for. If you're expecting to listing to music and get the full range of sound, find something else - AfterShokz Sport Headphones are not a good product.
Was this a gift?:
Bottom Line No, I would not recommend this to a friend