Aeropex open-ear headphones

We love the new AfterShokz Aeropex open-ear headphones with bone conduction we received for review, and they are honestly life-changing around here. All thoughts and opinions are 100% ours and no other form of compensation was received.

AfterShokz Aeropex open-ear headphones

The Aeropex Bone Conduction Headphones from AfterShokz are perfect for this new virtual world, letting you listen clearly while still being aware of your surroundings. If you haven’t heard of AfterShokz bone conduction technology before, you’re in for a treat.

How the AfterShokz Bone Conduction headphones work

Instead of going in the ear or over the ear like traditional earbuds or headphones, AfterShokz Aeropex open-ear headphones simply rest in front of the ear on your upper jaw bone, leaving your ears completely unobstructed. How, you ask? By conducting the sound through your bones. No, really.

This isn’t exactly new technology, as scientists and doctors have known you can conduct sound through bones for centuries. But bone conduction technology for recreational use didn’t really exist until rather recently and was reserved for those with hearing loss.

AfterShokz Aeropex open-ear headphones

AfterShokz devices brought that technology to the general public, solving a problem we’ve all had at one time or another: how can I hear something fully while still being aware of what’s happening around me? The problem of how to hear music, podcasts, phone calls, movies, and more while still staying aware of our immediate surroundings isn’t a niche market.

Runners and bikers, or those in an office setting where they need to hear phone calls as well as co-workers and customers questions, as well as many moms and dads with young ones to watch have struggled with this exact problem for years. Because AfterShokz don’t cover your ears, it allows ambient noise entering them to be heard as well as sound transmitting from the headphones. Basically, it’s the exact opposite of noise-cancelling headphones. These are noise-allowing headphones that keep you connected on calls, entertained by movies and podcasts, and fully immersed in your audio books.

Aeropex AfterShokz Bone Conduction headphones

This may seem crazy, but this open ear design really does work. The AfterShokz Aeropex open-ear headphones sound beautiful while still allowing you to stay connected to your surroundings. This means you can use them on the road, at your office, or even from home while supervising young kiddos… and all of their various faux school Zooms.

AfterShokz Aeropex open-ear headphones

For someone like me who cannot wear earbuds of any kind and has never been able to do over-ear headphones, this new era of Zoom and virtual Team meetups has been absolutely unbearable. When you add in multiple virtual conferences and conventions a month, all which require audio, it’s enough to make a girl go insane. The Aeropex from AfterShokz has made all the difference in the world of digital everything.

Why I love AfterShokz Aeropex open-ear bone conduction headphones

Even if I really wanted to escape into a world of noise cancelling headphones and completely immerse myself in a meeting or 6, watching 3 kiddos at the same time means I have to always be tuned into what’s happening around me. Having my ears open in case of emergency but still being able to hear podcasts, meetings, and music makes me so incredibly happy.

They are also IP67 waterproof, which isn’t for swimming, but it is great for pouring rain {hello, Washington} or sweat. They have an 8-hour battery life that I love, because it means I can go for days without charging them in most cases.

But, my favorite feature of the AfterShokz Aeropex open-ear headphones? How lightweight and comfortable they are. As I said before, I can’t stand headphones on my ears, and I can barely tolerate a soft beanie on them, so comfort is really important. The Aeropex headphones are so light and comfortable that I barely remember I have them on, even for long days of listening. If you have a smaller head, they also make an Aeropex Mini that has a .5 inch shorter band size.

AfterShokz Aeropex open-ear headphones

Aeropex AfterShokz Bone Conduction headphones: what’s in the box

The Aeropex Bone Conduction Headphones include a soft case for storage, a special charging cable that connects magnetically {see images in post to see the charging cable connection}, a warranty card, and instructions for use. While I love pretty much everything about the Aeropex, I absolutely love that it comes with its own carry bag that can keep it safe in your work bag, luggage, or purse. It’s also great for stashing away inside a desk or drawer at home whenever you’re not actively using it.

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