AfterShokz - Sportz Titanium Behind-the-Neck Headphones - Ocean Blue

Enjoy your workout playlist with these AfterShokz Sportz headphones. Their LeakSlayer technology prevents sound leakage, and they keep your ears free and perceptive while letting you hear great music thanks to the OpenFit design and bone conduction system. The reflective headband of these AfterShokz Sportz headphones provide low-light visibility and is lightweight for comfortable wear.

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    Overview

    What's Included


    • AfterShokz Sportz Titanium Behind-the-Neck Headphones
    • Micro-USB Charger
    • Owner's Manual
    • Storage Bag

    Ratings & Reviews


    Overall Customer Rating:
    80% of customers would recommend this product to a friend (23 out of 29)

    Features


    Bone conduction technology

    Get solid sound without obstructing your ears so that you can hear what's going on around you.

    Reflective titanium headband

    Provides durability, portability and visibility at night.

    Rechargeable battery

    Offers up to 12 hours of use and lasts up to 60 hours on standby mode.

    3.5mm connector

    Enables flexible connection options.

    In-line microphone

    Lets you enjoy hands-free calls.

    Sweat-, dust- and moisture-resistant

    So you can easily wear the headphones while working out or riding outdoors in spite of wicked weather.

    20Hz - 20kHz frequency response

    For faithful sound reproduction.

    101dB sensitivity

    Provides powerful audio.

    Stereo design

    Delivers crisp tones.

    LeakSlayer™ technology

    Significantly reduces natural sound leakage.

    Lightweight design

    Provides lasting comfort while listening.


    Customer rating

    3.7
    80%
    would recommend to a friend

    Expert rating

    3.5

    Pros

    Cons

    • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

      Good product with some notable flaws

      Posted
      Milap

      Of note, I've been using this product for only about 1 week and I received this product for an unbiased review. In order to post an unbiased review, I am reviewing this product as if I had paid the full cost of the product (Currently listed on Bestbuy at $49.95). Overall, I love the concept and sound of the headphones. The speakers of these headphone sit in front of your ears and not in your ears. If you're looking for noise-canceling or sound isolating headphones, this is not the right product. But if you don't mind being aware of your surroundings, these work great. If the volume is high, you may not be able to truly hear what people are saying, but if you set it right, you can definitely alternate your attention between music and outside speech, which is awesome. This would make it perfect for driving or biking, when you don't want to be completely isolated from the environment. In regards to the quality, I'm not an audiophile, but these sound really good. The sound is clear and it has nice bass. An interesting thing about the bass is that it vibrates on your head a little, which is kind of cool but also kind of feels weird. The battery life is pretty good and you can listen to quite a lot of music on one charge. Overall the feel over the ears is comfortable and it's pretty light weight. Now the down sides. First, the cover for the charging port is annoyingly difficult to remove. If your nails are clipped and you don't have something really small to stick under the cover, it will be very hard to take off the charge port cover. Another down side is the cord length on the "distal" side of the battery (the side connected to the 3mm jack) -- it's only about 2" long, and I wish it were longer. But the overall cord length is fine. A third con is the LED that indicator. When turning the device on, it turns blue for a second, and then turns off. I have frequently forgotten to turn the device off since the LED doesn't stay on when the device is on. I would like to see the LED stay on when the device is on. Bottom line, a very cool concept and good sound, but if I'm paying $50 for headphones, they should have these annoying quirks about them. I think if those quirks don't bother you, it's definitely worth the purchase. Again, I am reviewing this as if I paid $50 so that the I can post an unbiased review. This is a review for the AfterShokz Sportz Titanium Bone Conduction Headphones that I received free of charge to do a beta test and review.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

      Great pair of Headphones for Office/Work use.

      Posted
      CCOSTAN
      • My Best Buy® Elite Plus MemberElite Plus Member

      I must say that I like these headphones! The bone conduction technology is solid and allows me to wear them in my office while still hearing people trying to talk to me and other surrounding sounds. No more sneaking up on me! The unit I am testing does not have a mic or volume controls. I miss that feature immediately. Using the headphones with my iPhone and having to grab my phone to skip songs is kind of annoying. I've tried running with these but the wires do get in my way. They have a small charging box near the phone that I think they could have given a bit more length to to allow me to tuck it away more properly with my phone in my holder. On the subject of holders, they do provide a very nice water resistant bag to keep the headphones in. It's a just a TAD short to hold my iPhone 6S+ though. Another inch and I would have been able to store everything in there which would have been awesome and negated the short wire to the control box. Battery life seems fine for this type of thing but I do wish that they were completely wireless. If I have to charge something every so often, I would rather it be for wireless connectivity. The sound is great though. I pretty much stream Pandora all day long and the sound quality through these headphones is more than fine. Plus the ability to hear things in my surrounding give the effect of background music. I love it. I can see myself wearing these all day in the office and still being present and aware of everything while enjoying my own personal music. That is the real benefit of the bone conductive technology. The OpenFit design is perfect for people who want to enjoy their music but still be present and aware with their surroundings. This is a review for the AfterShokz Sportz Titanium Bone Conduction Headphones that I received free of charge to do a beta test and review.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

      Quality Pair of Headphones for Working Out

      Posted
      Jeffrey

      I have to start by saying that before using these headphones I was not very familiar with bone conduction headphones or how they worked, but after using them I am a fan. My impression of the headphones started with the packaging, which is very nice. The box opens via a magnetic flap that consists of the top and rightside. This was nice because there is no stickers to try and peel off or cut through to open the box. The headphones are packaged nicely inside along with the charging cord, storage pouch, and a brief set of instructions. I made sure to charge the headphones first before using them, as I wanted to test how long a full charge would last. After seeing the led light on the headphones turn blue, indicating a full charge, I plugged them into my smartphone and slipped them on. The feel of the headphones is very comfortable and they are very light weight. I like how they sit in front of the ear instead of on top or inside it. After wearing them for an extended period of time they remained comfortable and didn't hurt my ears like in-ear headphones tend to do. The also stayed in place while exercising which is another big plus for this style of headphones. Based on comfort alone I would recommend these headphones, but the sound was also great. I listened to all types of music with these headphones and was pleasantly surprised with their performance. I was skeptical at first at how well the sound of this type headphone would be, but my skepticism was quickly erased after using them for a bit. I could hear the whole range of sound from the high treble to the low bass. One interesting thing I noticed was how much you could feel the vibration of bass on your check/face when the volume was turned up. This didn't bother me at all, but I could see it bothering some people. Another thing worth noting about the sound is that it is more audible to people around the person wearing the headphones than your traditional style of headphones. This wasn't just at high levels too. I even noticed this at relatively low volumes. Again this didn't bother me much since I use them while running and biking outside, but I wouldn't recommend wearing these in bed while a signficant other is trying to sleep or anywhere else with close quarters, like on an airplane. The battery life ended up being great. It definitely lasted the full 12hrs that is indicated on the box. Charging is quick and easy as well using the provided USB cord. All in all I think this is great quality made pair of headphones that would work out well for anyone looking to use them while exercising even for extended periods of time. This is a review for the AfterShokz Sportz Titanium Bone Conduction Headphones that I received free of charge to do a beta test and review.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

      Maximum comfort but minimal volume.

      Posted
      ieatgravity

      Been using these head phones for little less than a week and they have become essential to my work day. These lightweight and extremely comfortable headphones come in a very elegant box that comes with a charging cable, a nifty bag to store them in, and an easy to understand manual. They came fully charged which gave me right at 12 hours of continuous use. The headphones sit very comfortably around the ear with the 'speaker' just out side the ear canal, using them on a 8 hour shift at work was no issue and had zero discomfort that most would associate with standard headphones. Possibly one of the best features is also potentially their greatest downfall; you can hear everything going on around you. In a work environment I can easily hear and communicate with others around me all while listening to music or my favorite podcasts. With that said, if you are looking to drown out the world around you these are not the headphones for you. Though using them in low noise environments such as a quiet house/car etc allows you to magically hear a very good range of frequencies from the highs down to the bass. In some cases with heavy bass music I have noticed that you will actually feel it from the speaker more than you do actually hear it. The charging port uses a standard mini USB so most phone chargers will do the trick, and doesn't take long to charge at all. Recap Pros: - Lightweight - Comfortable - Hear the world around you - Good frequency range - 12 hours of continuous use before another charge Cons: - Low volume in loud environments - You can hear the world around you - The fact you have to charge these headphones - No inline microphone or music controls - Hard to hear very heavy bass - Despite the low volume, they produce a lot of ambient noise that others directly around you can hear All in all these are fantastic to use at work or on a jog if you wish to be able to still be connected to the world and listen to music at the same time and look forward to seeing where this company goes from here! This is a review for the AfterShokz Sportz Titanium Bone Conduction Headphones that I received free of charge to do a beta test and review

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

      Decent Headset

      Posted
      Yabs
      • My Best Buy® MemberMember

      I recently received a pair of AfterShokz Sportz Titanium Bone Conduction Headphones. Initial setup is quite easy, just plug in the headphone jack to my device, hit the power button, and slide them on behind my head. The headphones are very light and comfortable to wear, total weight is 1.38 oz. I have listened to podcasts, music, YouTube videos, and Netflix. Sound quality is decent considering that speakers aren’t driving sound into your ear canal. The battery pack is extremely lightweight and gives hours of use. The battery pack size is 1” x 2.5” x .25” and is located about 2” from the audio jack. The battery pack is recharged via an included micro USB cable, it does not include a power adapter and recommended amperage is not listed. The headset does not have inline controls or microphone but does include a storage pouch and a 2-year warranty. As far as fit, when sitting, walking, jogging, etc. the headphone sit just in front of my ears and conduct sound through my cheekbones into my inner ear. This allows you to hear sounds around you which Aftershokz refers to as “OpenFit™”. In my opinion, this is a fantastic feature of these headphones. Being able to listen to music while still being aware of your surrounding is great! One problem that I have with these headphones is that this model is one size. I’m 6’5” tall and have a large head. While in a natural position, the headphones fit fine. If I look up, the sound drivers slide back into my ears. I haven’t worn these while on my bike since my body position would not allow for proper placement of the drivers. Additionally, since the sound is conducted through your cheekbones, any jaw movement distorts sounds. This includes talking, eating, chewing gum, and mouth breathing. At higher volumes, you can feel the sound drivers vibrating and the sound becomes blown out. At a moderate volume, the sound is good. Audiophiles will probably be disappointed. This is a review for the AfterShokz Sportz Titanium Bone Conduction Headphones that I received free of charge to do a beta test and review.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      Extremely Unique But Phenomenal Quality

      Posted
      niteshift

      Let me start off by saying these are the most unique headphones I have ever used and I was skeptical about them. That all changed very quickly. Un boxing them was easy and the package is very compact and everything was packed very nicely. Once I had them out of the box I noticed the quality was very good and they seemed very sturdy and just made very well. Now thr speakers on these are much larger than your normal headphones then again these are not your prototypical headphones. These deliver sound through your cheek bones which I was very skeptical of. I plugged them in and charged them up and put them on. These are very loud and had to turn down my volume halfway and could still hear them with no issue at all. They sit right before your ears and are extremely comfortable. They actually stay where there supposed to and don't move around at all. These are not wireless they do require a headphone jack but the cord is extremely long and doesn't tangle. Now as far as sound extremely nice highs and mids and the bass is not too bad these are for you to really enjoy music how it should be heard. Battery life is very good I used them for a solid 4 hours and battery drain was very minimal and should get the 12 hours it says you should get on a single charge. These are extremely lightweight headphones and I like the fact they don't actually sit in your ears. If you want something unique with fantastic sound give these a try.This is a review for the AfterShokz Sportz Titanium Bone Conduction Headphones that I received free of charge to do a beta test and review.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

      They're Great For What They're Designed To Be

      Posted
      COZisBack
      • My Best Buy® MemberMember

      First Impressions: I used to listen to music all day with my other brand over-ear studio monitor headphones but I’ve always had to stop and take breaks because of the fatigue caused by my eyeglasses and their weight. The AfterShokz Sportz Titanium Bone Conduction Headphones are so light! It’s like I’m not even wearing headphones! They do sometimes hurt the outside of my ears (like that part you can get pierced—the tragus), but not to the extent and swiftness that earbuds hurt. Plus they’re easy to adjust to another position around my ears/cheekbones. Using Them Impressions: I started out by streaming music that I’m used to hearing to compare quality. Went with Rap, was underwhelmed with the lack of bass. I turned the volume up in hopes of increasing the bass, but only resulted in a feeling on my cheek that takes getting used to but doesn’t add to the void of bass. I guess maybe it’s like listening to the radio on an alarm clock. I reduced the volume back to about halfway, which is the sweet spot for these. I switched music genre and found myself enjoying them more and more. Again, so light and comfortable! They're no studio monitors, but the price doesn't justify the comparison. I did find issue with them being useful with Podcasts while in the office. The absence of music with words allowed my surrounding noise to be prevalent. I also find it weird these have a battery and need charged via the included micro-usb cable. The Straightforward Decision: Overall, I probably would’ve bought a pair of these even if I hadn’t received them to review. They're the perfect accompaniment to my over-ear studio monitor headphones. They’re great for listening to music and drowning out most surrounding office noise. Now my days will be less boring! Woot! This is a review for the AfterShokz Sportz Titanium Bone Conduction Headphones that I received free of charge to do a beta test and review.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

      Loud, light, good battery

      Posted
      jumpropeguy

      I workout on a daily basis and my music puts me in my zone. Ive used expensive headphones in the past but invariably they break down and i have to find another pair. So i got in a habit of buying el-cheapo earphones and that served me well since they are easy to replace. However they are not loud enough for me to really get into my zone. I was given the pair of aftershokz to review. They have a 'bone conducting' technology which in my opinion is really a gimmick for 'really strong reverb'. Its a bit ackward to learn to use as they hang on outside your ears. But they do find a way to grip. Ive used them for jump roping, speedbag, heavy bag, running, weights. pretty much any high active workout and they dont fall off. Only when doing an exercise like dips do the back part of them get in the way since the neck is craining back. Otherwise im very happy they stay in place unlike regular ear pieces. These things can get LOUD. so loud in fact they distort the music. They are not the kind of headphones you would buy to hear quality of music. Just one you want really loud to tune everything else out. As i said i believe the bone conducting part is more marketing gimmick than reality but then again i have nothing else to compare it to. I would give it 5 stars but i have not used them long enough to see how the cables hold up over time. But the battery does keep a nice long charge that im confident it wont be flat when i pick it up after a few days and workouts. I got these for free for a review. Would i buy them if i lost them? Perhaps. It will depend on how durable the cables are. Only several months of use will determine that. This is a review for the AfterShokz Sportz Titanium Bone Conduction Headphones that I received free of charge to do a beta test and review.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    What experts are saying

    Rating: 3.5 out of 5 stars with 2 reviews

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    The analysis of all aggregated expert reviews shows that the reviewers are positive about noise isolation, price, sound and design. Editors are less positive about size and bass quality and have mixed opinions about portability. Using an algorithm based on product age, reviewers ratings history, popularity, product category expertise and other factors, this product gets an alaTest Expert Rating of 72/100 = Good quality.
    • cybershack.comRating, 3 out of 5Mike Wheeler on July 6, 2012
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      Aftershokz has released a pair of sports headphones that use similar technology used by Jawbone earpieces, which are designed for Bluetooth wirelessly from your smartphone. Although there is no bluetoothing going on here, the vibration of soundFull Review
    • Expert Reviews (UK)Rating, 4 out of 5Kat Orphanides on June 19, 2012
      Aftershokz Mobile review
      They're not exactly high fidelity, but these bone conduction headphones make it possible to hear the traffic while you runFull Review


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