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Aftershokz Air Bone Conduction Headset $119 Delivered @ Aftershokz Amazon AU

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$119 for Aftershokz Air headset, I believe lowest historical price (if not must be close).

Had these for 6 months and they are excellent for work and exercise. Naturally audio quality won't be as good as in ear or overear headsets, but I prefer these for comfort (I.e. ok to wear all day) and also to hear ambient noises e.g. traffic, other voices.

Converted many folks at my work all with great feedback. A few basic colours available.

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    "Cannot be shipped to your location"???

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      Just bought my wife a set, no issues getting delivered to Brisbane. Maybe I've used the wrong link?

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        It appears that the issue was it wouldn't ship to my PO Box. Strange, as all other Amazon orders can go there. Got it shipped to a physical address and all good.

        Thanks heaps for this one! Have been sweating these for a couple of months.

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          Upgrade to po box plus or something you get a street address for a couple bucks more per month

        • +2 votes

          Amazon changed something recently and they no longer deliver to PO Boxes or Parcel Lockers

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            @Agret: When did this happen?, I ask because I had ordered the AstiVita Essential Oil Diffuser for $10 back in September, it was dropped off by Startrack, in front of a reception desk that was unmanned? and some low life decided to take it for themselves, no notification on the day by either.

            I do have a locker, but stuffed up & entered my address instead for this item only.
            I'm just clad the rest was sent to my locker, or about $400 of stuff would have gone missing.

            Had Austpost look into it, it took ages to find out nothing can be done.
            Yeah, only $10, but to buy again it will be about $30 posted.

            Looks like I might stop shopping at Amazon if I cant send to a parcel locker.

  • +2 votes

    Anyone know if these fit ok with sunnies on and a helmet while cycling?
    Seems from the pictures I can’t have both sunnies and these on while cycling

    • +2 votes

      No worries at all. These are 100% fine for cycling. Have used exactly in this way.

      As a sports headset, I can't really fault these at all.

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        What is the wind noise like? I've heard mixed reviews.
        I primarily would listen to podcasts but any wind noise would ruin that purpose.

        • +1 vote

          i bought these last year and returned them, I also listen to podcasts while riding, these we're no good for me, too much background/wind noise

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            @dinna89: It depends on where you cycle. If your route is mainly along busy roads where you hear lots of loud vehicles like buses, then you're going to struggle as they won't be louder than a bus engine. They do come with earplugs so you could wear just one side when you're in a noisy area. Same for wind noise, which can be a problem too.

            I don't think it's a big issue with music though, as you don't have to listen to every single bit like you do with a podcast.

        • +1 vote

          I use them for podcasting whilst I cycle. I've found them fantastic. Rarely do I find the wind a problem, mainly if it is blowing above 45km/h. But in that case it's not that fun cycling.

          • +3 votes

            @jhaley3180:

            I use them for podcasting whilst I cycle.

            Sounds interesting, where can I find your podcast? :)

    • +1 vote

      Yup they fit fine with (my) sunnies and helmet.

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      Yep, work well. Only thing to be mindful of is to ensure that the helmet straps don't run over the top of the side buttons and press them.

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      Like Seraphim, I'm really happy wearing these while road riding. Wouldn't be without them.

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      They will fit virtually all road bike helmets, most trail helmets, and very few downhill/enduro helmets.

      Sometimes theres a bit of space between the internal pads on enduro helmets and they can fit, but look for a better option IMO.

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      I have used Aftershokz, with sunglasses and a helmet,and it's all good.

      In fact, Aftershokz are fantastic for cycling.

    • +5 votes

      They’re pretty good. They do tickle at higher volumes. Biggest problem for me was that, if the music is paused:
      Single click = play
      double-click= redial last number.

      It’s easy to mix them up while running. This resulted in a few unexpected phone calls to clients, colleagues etc.

      • +2 votes

        I wish you could disable the phone functions

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          Yep. Double-click for redial last number seems an almost-bizarre function to make so easily accessible. Just about anything else makes more sense (to me!).

        • +1 vote

          I wish you could disable the phone functions

          You can. In your phone's Bluetooth menu, go to the settings for the AfterShokz and turn off "Calls".

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            @eug: Only in Android I think. I’ve never found a way to do it on an iPhone.

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      i found these useless for cycling, I couldn't hear the music over the background noise

  • +6 votes

    They were $109 in April. $119 is still good though!

    • +1 vote

      Thanks, bargain price. On mobile so didn't too proper research, just relied on CamelCamel

  • +2 votes

    Love my Aftershokz Aeropex!

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      Are these stereo?
      Unlikely due to bone conduction, I assume.

      • +4 votes

        There are two transducers, one on the left and one on the right. So yup they're stereo.

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        yes, as stated below.

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    how are those better than the TWE with ambient sound function which are lighter and more portable?

    • +2 votes

      Earphones typically plug your ears so you can't hear what's going on around you, which can be dangerous if you're jogging or cycling. The ambient sound won't work well when you're in motion as you'll hear amplified wind noise when wind blows against the earphones' mics.

      These can also be more comfortable for long periods as you're not plugging your ears up.

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      I use just the left earbud of my cheap TWEs when cycling. Not perfect, but at least I can hear cars before they run me over.

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    How does the audio quality fair when you are running and breathing hard? Or on a treadmill?

    Issue I've found when exercising is that other noises are so loud that listening with regular earphones/headphones becomes difficult

    • +6 votes

      Normal headphones amplify the sounds coming through your body like breathing and I find these better in that regard because they leave your ears open. That said if you’re running in heavy traffic you will hear that more than with normal head/earphones. They are really best for when you want to do something where you need to hear the real world while you listen.

    • +2 votes

      Never had a problem while exercising, only time was more difficult was in the underground trains at full speed when there is alot of ambient noise. Just running along streets or in gym etc is fine.

    • +1 vote

      Absolutely no problem running. This is my primary use case. As @roller says, they are designed for a specific purpose (allowing you to also hear ambient noise), but I've never thought they are lacking in volume.

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    • +1 vote

      Just FYI that's the older model

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        The product image is different, but "Item specifics" section of ebay listing shows "MPN: AS650SG", Amazon listing also has "AS650SG" in the title. Ordered from ebay ($90 after applying ebay plus coupon), will see what I get.

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      Different model…

      That model is cheaper by 21 cents on Amazon after coupon

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      Different model (older) - too slow =P

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    Tempting, but more for when I am working / exercising at home so I don't have to take my headphones off every 2 mins to hear what the kids are trying to tell me.

    • +4 votes

      It thought that's one of the advantages of full cup headphone? To block noises from children and wife

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        Fairly good at blocking them out, doesn't stop then being persistent when it is only me at home with them.

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    boughts with suncorp benefits gift card. ended up being 115. stacked with cashrewards.
    Thanks Op

  • +5 votes

    They're all on sale: https://www.aftershokz.com.au/Home not just at amazon. I got the Aeropex for ~$200, down from ~$250. EDIT: I got mine on eBay for paypal protections… $199.20

    • +1 vote

      same on amazon $249 then tick $50 coupon to lower it to $199

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      odd how they get the specs wrong on their own comparison table

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    Anyone use these to go to sleep? Are they ok when you lie on your side?

    • +1 vote

      They are wearable in bed, but on your side is easier. Also, low risk but depending how hard your pillow is, one of the buttons is on the outside - e.g. will be making contact with your pillow when you're on your side.

      I found due to the rigid band you can't lie on your back easily - the transducers shift off your ear.

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        Thanks! Back to researching products I go…

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    Would be perfect if we can adjust the length of the band according to head size so it won't dangling too much….

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      mine never moves, so it doesn't dangle

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      There is also a mini version, keen to try it as I have a small head.

  • +1 vote

    can anyone comment on the sound leakage from these? Would they annoy my colleagues in say a work setting?

    • +2 votes

      Depends how far away they are. Side by side, it would be annoying… a few meters away with desk/cubicle barrier things would probably be okay, as long as you didn't crank it.

  • +1 vote

    yeah…what staregg said….don't know much about bone conduction speakers, but could i wear this in an open office (or next to someone in bed) and they wont be able to hear anything at all?

    • +1 vote

      They will be able to hear nearly everything you hear (unless your open office also has heavy industrial machinery inside)

    • -1 vote

      Unless you crank it at full, my older Titaniums leaked barely any sound.

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      lots of noise leak, they're not nearly as quiet as I thought they'd be

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      It depends on how loud you crank them and how loud it is around you. In an office, if you're listening to e.g. a podcast at medium volume (so it'll sound about as loud as someone talking to you), I don't think the person at the desk next to you will hear much unless it's a very quiet office.

      In bed where it's quiet, they probably will hear some unintelligible sounds.

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      i have Air and at 60% volume, no one will hear the audio from it, even immediately standing next to it. (at normal office/outdoor)
      at absolutely quiet home (night time at bed) the person next to you will hear something. it's not really audible but annoying enough.

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    Is the air model actually any better than the Titanium model for $95?
    I currently have the older Sportz wired version and want to upgrade, but I'm not sure how high to upgrade to….

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      I was wondering the same. This was helpful to explain the differences.

      (I bought the Air.)

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      Is the air model actually any better than the Titanium model for $95?

      I went from Titanium to Air to Aeropex. The Air is more comfortable than the Titanium, but isn't as loud. The Aeropex is louder.

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    I used this daily. Totally satisfied. Waiting for Aeropex to be discounted for running in wet weather.

  •  

    Love my Open Move's and was going to get a second pair to rotate when the battery runs flat. Can anyone comment on the benefits of Trekz or Aeropex? If the SQ is much better, might go for these, but I my drawn to Open Move's USB-C charging.

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      Can't say much about the SQ compared to the Open Move, but even though I'm a big fan of Type-C charging ports everywhere, I really like the magnetic charging cable on the Aeropex. Popping the charging cable on is really quick and I don't have to fumble with a little flap. They come with two cables in the box which is really smart. I leave one at work and one at home.

      I have the same opinion with laptops. My current laptop recharges through a type C port which is convenient in some ways, but my old Surface Book's magnetic charging cable is so much quicker and easier to connect.

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        Thanks. I have a Surfacebook Go, so can take my pick of C or Mag:)

  • +1 vote

    PLEASE BE CAREFUL!
    These are not design for noisy environments, you can suffer from tinnitus if you try to up the volume on these in noisy environments.

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      These are not design for noisy environments

      Very true, although they come with earplugs if you're in a noisy environment.

      you can suffer from tinnitus if you try to up the volume on these in noisy environments.

      I would think the problem would be related to being in a noisy environment rather than the earphones you're using. ;)
      (you'll have the same problem with ordinary non-isolating earphones)

    • +1 vote

      I have tinnitus and bought these to mitigate further hearing loss/damage from years of in-ear headphones.

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    How's the mic quality for taking call/jabber/zoom ?

    • +1 vote

      I have Aftershokz Aeropex, and assume these wont be much different, I have hearing aids, so use mine mostly for hands free as well as music, no ones complained that they can't hear me or understand me. Hope that helps.

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      Pretty great, I use Monday to Friday, on average 4+hrs on calls/video conferences and always been good.

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        hmm tempted to buy and wear this in the office whole day when we are back working from office. i mean i can argue with my boss that i still able hear people come and talk to me just like normal

  • +1 vote

    Just a thought, will bone conduction headset cause tinnitus? It’s vibrating bones around ear and will it vibrate ear drums too?

    Just asking out of curiosity.

    • +2 votes

      Your comment made me curious as someone who already has tinnitus, so I did a bit of light research. The general consensus seems to be that they won't increase the risk of hearing damage.

      Apparently these types of headphones can mask the sound of tinnitus (anecdote source: https://rewiringtinnitus.com/trekz-titanium-bone-conduction-...). And there seems to be a few studies conducted that suggest it may alleviate the sounds of tinnitus,
      however, something to note is that "bone-conduction transducers does not inherently make them any safer than any other earphone, as bone-conducted sound is transduced by the cochlea similarly to air-conducted sound." (2012 source: https://journals.lww.com/thehearingjournal/fulltext/2012/060...).

      Hopefully someone with more knowledge can chime in.

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      I believe the answer is yes.
      Listening with 100% of bone-conducting may not be as bad as 100% on a normal earphone/headphone, but it can still cause damage to cells within cochlear if you constantly listen to audio with a high decibel.

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        Listening with 100% of bone-conducting may not be as bad as 100% on a normal earphone/headphone, but it can still cause damage to cells within cochlear if you constantly listen to audio with a high decibel.

        The biggest difference is you cannot reach high decibels with bone conduction. If a truck drives past, you can't really hear your podcast because the truck drowns out the bone-conducted audio. With isolating earphones there's an airtight seal between the driver and your eardrums so you can really pump it up and cause some damage.

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    i had the wired aftershockz about 7 or 8 years ago…

    loved them however the audio leak was terrible, so i stopped using them.

    have they improved? also found that that audio was completeley flat. zero bass. i know bass is much harder to push to bone, but i have tried other headsets that achieved this quite well.

  •  

    Air or Open Move !

    Is it worth spending $10 to get get usb C charging device? is Open Move is more advanced than Air ?

    https://www.aftershokz.com.au/Shop/p_15708/AFTERSHOKZ_OPENMO...

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      dont know about other thing, but in term of BT tehcnology, open move use 5.0 air 4.2 then its BIG different i think

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        What are the real-life differences with these headphones?

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          lots review and comparison there youtube and google

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            @ChiMot: What have you read/seen?

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              @eug: read a lot but still cant decide

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    Any idea, how long the battery can last?

  • +1 vote

    I have these for work and they're incredible. Battery lasts days. Sound is better than in-ear for me (not sure what that says about my hearing). Excellent for phone calls and music equally, but can hear everything around you. I do get a headache from prolonged use (but I'm in them 10 hours a day, sometimes longer).

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      Battery was reviewed to last the 8 hours claimed by the manufacturer? You have actually used this for days, let alone 10 hours at a time?

      • +1 vote

        I took it to mean he can use it for days between recharges, not that he's literally listening to music 24/7 for several days.
        It's like how people say their phone can last a full day. They're not actually using the phone for 24 hours nonstop, they're using it every now and then throughout a full day.

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          yeah maybe total 10 hours in a day, so after 5 maybe take break eating and charge them then finish lunch break put them back in for next zoom meeting etc etc… rinse repeat