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AfterShokz Aeropex Wireless Bone Conduction Headphones £129.99 at Winstanleys Bikes
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AfterShokz Aeropex Wireless Bone Conduction Headphones £129.99 at Winstanleys Bikes

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Posted 14th Oct 2019

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The latest version of the best bone conduction earphones on the market today. Not found a better price for this and this is a reputable (bike) shop. Still £150 from Aftershokz direct on Amazon.

Comparative (and no-nonsense!) review of them, comparing them specifically to the previous version ("Air") here: youtube.com/wat…5hs

Not cheap and definitely niche, but might interest some here.
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Interestingly the only headphones allowed on a marathon
lucas14/10/2019 17:30

Interestingly the only headphones allowed on a marathon


Yes, the chap in the review mentioned this. And not "bone condition headphones" either, but specifically "Aftershokz", which they must be laughing about all the way to the bank!
daern14/10/2019 17:46

Yes, the chap in the review mentioned this. And not "bone condition …Yes, the chap in the review mentioned this. And not "bone condition headphones" either, but specifically "Aftershokz", which they must be laughing about all the way to the bank!


Yeah it’s to do with health a safety, training for my first marathon next year and couldn’t imagine running that far without music tbh, might just hide my airpods under a beanie though and save myself £130. Can’t imagine them being that strict and checking under people’s hats
Edited by: "lucas" 14th Oct 2019
Has anyone got these and can compare them to the Airs?

I have the Airs and they are the best thing ever - i can listen to music or podcasts and not feel cut off.

Also, i have never had any headphones or speakers connect so effortlessly as these.

But what really puts me off the Aeropex's is the proprietary charging cable - that seriously sucks, thats another cable to remember for race weekend. I'll be honest, thats a deal breaker for me
Josh.Rogan14/10/2019 17:53

Has anyone got these and can compare them to the Airs?I have the Airs and …Has anyone got these and can compare them to the Airs?I have the Airs and they are the best thing ever - i can listen to music or podcasts and not feel cut off.Also, i have never had any headphones or speakers connect so effortlessly as these.But what really puts me off the Aeropex's is the proprietary charging cable - that seriously sucks, thats another cable to remember for race weekend. I'll be honest, thats a deal breaker for me


Have a watch of the video I stuck at the top as he specifically compares it to the Air and also discusses the charging cable. He reckons it's better in every regard and in terms of sound quality and comfort, it's much better.

Regarding the charging cable, he states that the "micro-USB-under-a-flap" connector on the Air was a major annoyance for him and the new magnetic cable a huge improvement. I suspect that it's something that had to be changed to make it waterproof as it's notoriously hard to make a micro USB port immersion-proof. Although he doesn't state it, I believe that you get two charging cables in the box so you can keep one at the office, one at home (or whatever), but basically give you more of a chance of having one to hand when you need it. I can probably live with it, TBH.
daern14/10/2019 18:38

Have a watch of the video I stuck at the top as he specifically compares …Have a watch of the video I stuck at the top as he specifically compares it to the Air and also discusses the charging cable. He reckons it's better in every regard and in terms of sound quality and comfort, it's much better.Regarding the charging cable, he states that the "micro-USB-under-a-flap" connector on the Air was a major annoyance for him and the new magnetic cable a huge improvement. I suspect that it's something that had to be changed to make it waterproof as it's notoriously hard to make a micro USB port immersion-proof. Although he doesn't state it, I believe that you get two charging cables in the box so you can keep one at the office, one at home (or whatever), but basically give you more of a chance of having one to hand when you need it. I can probably live with it, TBH.


that video is 13 minutes - i got as far as him reading the advantages of the new headphones from what i presume was the website on the phone. I'm not going to listen to him.
Josh.Rogan14/10/2019 18:44

that video is 13 minutes - i got as far as him reading the advantages of …that video is 13 minutes - i got as far as him reading the advantages of the new headphones from what i presume was the website on the phone. I'm not going to listen to him.


YouTube does have a fast forward button you know ;-) Anyway, your answers are all in there.
Price has gone up
Are the AfterShokz really any better than other Chinese c(poo)(poo) p BC Headphones that are £100 ish cheaper?
Possibly missing something but coming up at £139.99 for me?
lucas14/10/2019 17:30

Interestingly the only headphones allowed on a marathon




ive run lots of marathons with headphones, not these ones either
MrMoonX14/10/2019 21:48

ive run lots of marathons with headphones, not these ones either


Yeah I’ve seen people do it but reading up on it seems like you can be banned nowadays, I suppose it could cause accidents if you’re not able to fully hear so might just get these headphones
lucas14/10/2019 21:58

Yeah I’ve seen people do it but reading up on it seems like you can be b …Yeah I’ve seen people do it but reading up on it seems like you can be banned nowadays, I suppose it could cause accidents if you’re not able to fully hear so might just get these headphones




“nowadays” ??? I did London this year with headphones, everyone uses headphones

I’ve also done a couple of half marathons no problem what so ever with headphones

did a 10k on Sunday which said they only allow these aftershox, but wore AirPods no issue, lots of people had headphones in
MrMoonX14/10/2019 22:08

“nowadays” ??? I did London this year with headphones, everyone uses hea …“nowadays” ??? I did London this year with headphones, everyone uses headphones I’ve also done a couple of half marathons no problem what so ever with headphones did a 10k on Sunday which said they only allow these aftershox, but wore AirPods no issue, lots of people had headphones in


London marathon doesn’t have a headphone ban
lucas14/10/2019 22:13

London marathon doesn’t have a headphone ban



ok but lots of races say they do but don’t enforce it at all, I think you are over thinking it, they are not going DNF you for headphones, the 10k I did on Sunday said aftershocks only in the t&c’s, yet 100s had other headphones and nothing happened
Aftershokz do do cheaper versions. No one is forced to spend this much. I picked up Aftershokz trekz titanium for circa £60 not so long ago. My wife loves them.

Currently £69 on Amazon and Argos
Edited by: "ghostm4n" 14th Oct 2019
All relates to whether it's on closed roads or not. It's a safety thing. Some RO's hotter than others in terms of enforcing it.
The local 10k a few weeks back said bone conductors only, I guess it depends on the event. I got the titanium a few weeks ago and wouldn't be without them now, I can't run without music but felt too isolated on the roads with my pods in. Now I can hear everything around me while still using a playlist to pace myself.

On that note I've improved dramatically since tailoring my playlist, I'm only just starting out but took almost 4 minutes off my 10k on Sunday!
Great company, I have the titanium and the arm broke, replaced under warranty effortlessly, really impressed with them
villageidiotdan15/10/2019 05:16

Great company, I have the titanium and the arm broke, replaced under …Great company, I have the titanium and the arm broke, replaced under warranty effortlessly, really impressed with them


Arm broke on mine recently too. Unfortunately they are out of warranty so have been glued.
sherbolton15/10/2019 07:36

Arm broke on mine recently too. Unfortunately they are out of warranty so …Arm broke on mine recently too. Unfortunately they are out of warranty so have been glued.


Sorry to hear that, did the glue work out of interest? I was thinking a splint would be necessary but then realised I'd look a bit of a tool wearing it lol

Did you try Aftershokz, I ask as it sounds like it's an inherent flaw in the design so for good will they may feel it's better to support a loyal customer rather than damage their brand. Just a thought
villageidiotdan15/10/2019 07:39

Sorry to hear that, did the glue work out of interest? I was thinking a …Sorry to hear that, did the glue work out of interest? I was thinking a splint would be necessary but then realised I'd look a bit of a tool wearing it lolDid you try Aftershokz, I ask as it sounds like it's an inherent flaw in the design so for good will they may feel it's better to support a loyal customer rather than damage their brand. Just a thought


I did contact them asking how long the warranty was and asking about the split but they just replied with the warranty is 2 years. Not sure if the glue will hold I rarely use them tbh.
They have Aftershockz at Costco, when they last had them they were the cheapest around didnt notice the price this time. If your in Costco soon it may be worth waiting.
There are a few in-ear wireless buds that now have an ambient noise feature. At the touch of a button, you can choose to hear your surroundings, or block out all noise. I have Jabra elite 65t which do this and I find it really good for running - you can hear traffic if you want to - or people speaking or whatever, or block it out (they have good noise isolation as they fit in your ear canal). Seems like the best of both worlds. For example, at a park run, I click a button to hear the race directors instructions, then when it's time to go I click the button again and block out the noise and play my music.

Though I should add that these type of in-ear buds are also currently restricted in races where only aftershokz are allowed.
Edited by: "lutin" 15th Oct 2019
I’ve just bought these now for £129.99. These keep going in and out of this offer. The price has been all over the place in the last 24hrs. They seem to be £129.99 late evening then go full price in the morning then £139.99 late afternoon. God knows what they are playing at.
For those still watching this, mine turned up this week and I've now been able to give a few hours use of them, albeit around the house. Few observations:

They are a long, long way from my other headphones (e.g. WH-1000XM2), or even cheap in-ear bluetooth, in terms of audio quality for music. That said, at low volume for background use, they are quite acceptable and it's been really nice to have music on in the background while still being able to interact with the family.
At high volume, the vibration takes a bit of getting used to and noise leakage is noticeable. I've tended to knock the volume back a bit from this point to avoid the discomfort and external noise.
For audiobook playback, they are absolutely fine and very pleasant to listen to. At the moment, I prefer using them over any other headphones for this use.
Not sure what codec they are using, but for video playback on Android they are too laggy for my own use and I won't use them for this.

Not tried on the bike yet - will be interesting to see how they go!
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