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Kim

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Re: Bone conducting headphones - info/recommendations/advice
« Reply #25 on: 08 September, 2020, 11:24:10 am »
Next to a main road, the traffic noise swamps the audio, but this is probably an artefact of my reverse ski slope deafness

My friend reports the same.  They have normal (if anything, unusually acute) hearing.

Beardy

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Re: Bone conducting headphones - info/recommendations/advice
« Reply #26 on: 08 September, 2020, 11:28:02 am »
So my ears are acting like normal ears. There’s a first time for everything  ;)
Thanks Kim.
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tiermat

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Re: Bone conducting headphones - info/recommendations/advice
« Reply #27 on: 08 September, 2020, 05:36:59 pm »
@Beardy, from experience of several pairs of these the tickly feeling wears off after a while, it's not about getting used to it, just they "wear in"
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Re: Bone conducting headphones - info/recommendations/advice
« Reply #28 on: 13 September, 2020, 08:18:17 pm »
Thanks to everyone for the comments (and the picture).
I'm on holiday in a caravan at the moment, hence the delay in replying.
I will give a pair a go when I get home  Probably won't go for the most expensive sort, but we will see.
"No matter how slow you go, you're still lapping everybody on the couch."

Re: Bone conducting headphones - info/recommendations/advice
« Reply #29 on: 13 September, 2020, 09:34:17 pm »
Mine are the Titanium’s, and I paid £50 on eBay for a sealed box set. It’s amazing how well they work!
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« Reply #30 on: 18 September, 2020, 09:12:52 am »
mllePB struggles with keeping "in ear" devices in so having seen and read about these I bought a pair of Aftershokz.  They work for her so I bought myself a set.

My opinion to date: 

1:  no more worries of one dropping out and becoming lost.
2:  the sound is nowhere near as rich as that from my Bose Sounds ports or B&O Beoplays but it is still very very good.  Impressive even.
3:  comfy to a fault. 
4:  I really like not blocking out my surroundings when out and about.  As I am not a music lover this isn't a problem as comedy, plays, audio books, etc come through just fine and yet I can rely upon my hearing to pick up stealth pavement cyclists, etc.  Love this bit.

Drawbacks:

1:  bespoke charging cable.  I mean really, why do the likes of Garmin and Aftershokz (and many, many more) just not adopt a standard?   

I shall use these as my default outside of the house. 

I suspect that our respective pairs of Bose Soundsport wireless earphones will become surplus to requirements. 

Re: Bone conducting headphones - info/recommendations/advice
« Reply #31 on: 18 September, 2020, 09:34:13 am »
1:  bespoke charging cable.  I mean really, why do the likes of Garmin and Aftershokz (and many, many more) just not adopt a standard?   
It isn't that they haven't adopted it, they've abandoned it.  I have both Garmins and Aftershokz using standard cables, even though those two are not the same standard.

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« Reply #32 on: 18 September, 2020, 11:17:42 am »
I'm sure my titaniums are standard micro USB for charging, same as my Garmin computers, and several other devices.  The oddball cable is the Forerunner watch.

ETA: I checked, and yes, it’s a micro USB, like many other devices I have (Garmin computers, Android phones etc.)
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Beardy

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Re: Bone conducting headphones - info/recommendations/advice
« Reply #33 on: 18 September, 2020, 11:35:16 am »
mllePB struggles with keeping "in ear" devices in so having seen and read about these I bought a pair of Aftershokz.  They work for her so I bought myself a set.

My opinion to date: 

1:  no more worries of one dropping out and becoming lost.
2:  the sound is nowhere near as rich as that from my Bose Sounds ports or B&O Beoplays but it is still very very good.  Impressive even.
3:  comfy to a fault. 
4:  I really like not blocking out my surroundings when out and about.  As I am not a music lover this isn't a problem as comedy, plays, audio books, etc come through just fine and yet I can rely upon my hearing to pick up stealth pavement cyclists, etc.  Love this bit.

Drawbacks:

1:  bespoke charging cable.  I mean really, why do the likes of Garmin and Aftershokz (and many, many more) just not adopt a standard?   
2: the battery monitor function lacks granularity, and I have yet to determine where the actual trigger points lie.

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I shall use these as my default outside of the house. 

I suspect that our respective pairs of Bose Soundsport wireless earphones will become surplus to requirements.
Sorting my life out, one shed at a time.

Re: Bone conducting headphones - info/recommendations/advice
« Reply #34 on: 26 September, 2020, 01:36:52 pm »
The AfterShokz Titanium arrived on Thursday, so got their first proper trial on Friday morning. Running with them is no problem, which is great. There is a bit of congestion round my ears with three devices there at the same time, so one ear was a bit sore by the end of the day, but I had worn them all morning while working.
So a success all round.

Thanks to all who contributed to this thread.
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Re: Bone conducting headphones - info/recommendations/advice
« Reply #35 on: 23 November, 2021, 01:49:48 pm »
Aftershokz are currently promoting a Buy One Get One Free…it’s a bit of a ‘fiddle’ in that you buy a pair of their Aeropex sets for £149.95 and get a random colour of their Air sets for free (supposedly worth £99.95) which I assume means they’re being phased out - but a freebie’s a freebie and might be of use to someone…?

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Re: Bone conducting headphones - info/recommendations/advice
« Reply #36 on: 25 November, 2021, 07:48:48 pm »
Yet another pair of the titanium "trekz" has failed. First bought in 2017 and replaced twice under guarantee.

I've bought the aeropex version to replace them (£122 from Winstanley Bikes, currently £120 direct from Aftershokz for Black Friday).

GN They are lighter - 25g compared to 37g - and are much more comfortable.
GN The sound quality is noticeably better.
GN They don't have holes in them so hopefully will last longer than the old ones.
BN To achieve this they now have a proprietary connector instead of micro usb, so yet another lead to carry when travelling.
GN At least they provide two in the box, which is sensible.
GN Multipoint pairing!
BN Multipoint pairing doesn't work with a Mac and an iPhone
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Re: Bone conducting headphones - info/recommendations/advice
« Reply #37 on: 26 November, 2021, 09:17:33 am »
I bought some Aeropex a while back now and I use them every day.  I listen to the radio, play audio books, indulge my YouTube habit and even make and receive calls using them.  😉 

I reckon that I use them for upto 8 hours a day.

My other headphones are gathering dust.

Wombat

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Re: Bone conducting headphones - info/recommendations/advice
« Reply #38 on: 26 November, 2021, 02:11:04 pm »
Yet another pair of the titanium "trekz" has failed. First bought in 2017 and replaced twice under guarantee.

I've bought the aeropex version to replace them (£122 from Winstanley Bikes, currently £120 direct from Aftershokz for Black Friday).

GN They are lighter - 25g compared to 37g - and are much more comfortable.
GN The sound quality is noticeably better.
GN They don't have holes in them so hopefully will last longer than the old ones.
BN To achieve this they now have a proprietary connector instead of micro usb, so yet another lead to carry when travelling.
GN At least they provide two in the box, which is sensible.
GN Multipoint pairing!
BN Multipoint pairing doesn't work with a Mac and an iPhone

Oh, my set of Openmoves has a perfectly normal USB C connector.  Bought maybe 6-9 months ago.  In contrast a brand new Amazon Kindle bought last week is still micro USB, grrr...
Wombat

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« Reply #39 on: 26 November, 2021, 02:44:44 pm »
I can confirm that mulitport connectivity works with my android phone which is over 3 years  old. 

I dislike the Aeropex proprietary cable but as we both have aeropex earphones we have four cables between us.  The cables seem to be robust and we've had no breakages thus far.

Re: Bone conducting headphones - info/recommendations/advice
« Reply #40 on: 26 November, 2021, 07:28:05 pm »
I can confirm that mulitport connectivity works with my android phone which is over 3 years  old. 

That's only single point?
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