I know I can't be the only person in the world that doesn't like ear buds! My problem is that they just do not stay in my ears! If I go for a run with earbuds I am constantly having to reinsert the earbud into my ears as they constantly fall out. Different pairs of headphones and alternating ears, it doesn't matter, they do not work for me! Enter the Aftershox Bone conducting headphones!
These headphones work wonderfully. They wrap around your head and they earpiece rests right in front of your ear. Your ears will NEVER be covered. There will never be anything stuck into your ear? This means that when you are out in public using your headphones that you will still be able to hear what is happening around you. For me, this is a HUGE safety issue that I appreciate! The added bonus is that they just sit there, they do not slip out of my ears! They band that wraps around your head stays in place and this whole contraption does not slip or move while out running.
The sound quality is superb. I have used these while using a loud mower and I had no problem with the sound quality or being unable to hear. This was a spur of the moment purchase and it turned out to be a product that I feel in love with.
My only negative is that they are a bit fragile. They are made of plastic and it doesn't take much for the plastic to snap. Once the plastic on the arm snaps they still worked but they no longer will remain on your head when you wear them. I had this happen a few months after I purchased my first pair. I already knew that I loved these headphones so I quickly replaced them and vowed to be more careful with the headphones. The second pair lasted for about 2 years before the same thing happened. My quick thinking boyfriend pulled out some tape and spent a few minutes taping them up. The tape did the trick to bring the rigidity needed back to the device. They were back to perfect! This fix has held for over a year and these headphones are still going strong!
The Aftershox Bone Conducting Headphones will be in my arsenal of technical gadgets for a long time. These things are really that great. Great sound and comfortable to wear... a perfect combination.
If you are interested in pairing these headphones with a great sport watch, check out my review for the Garmin Instinct.