AfterShokz, found online at AfterShokz.com, is a new brand of wireless headphones which they describe as utilizing the newest technology to ensure that they are the safest and most comfortable headphones available.
How Does It Work?
Most people are aware that exercising or performing other activities while wearing headphones or ear buds can be dangerous, for two reasons. The first is that you are blocking out any other potentially important noises, such as people calling to you or the important sounds of traffic. The second, of course, is the potential damage that is done to your eardrums and hearing over a period of extended years of using headphones and earbuds.
The makers of AfterShokz wanted to solve these problems by using their patented bone conduction technology, which they say was initially developed for military special operations by Voxtech in 2001. They have adapted this technology for sport, mobile, and Bluetooth headphones.
AfterShokz doesn’t use speakers that cover or are inserted inside your ears. Instead, they transmit audio by using a pair of transducers that rest on your cheekbones and provide mini vibrations that travel through your cheekbones to your inner ears, bypassing your eardrums completely.
This type of sound transmission is beneficial not only to your safety or to your hearing, but also for people who find headphones and earbuds uncomfortable. They have also been designed to handle the activity and moisture produced by workouts or by using them outside during inclement weather, though they are not intended to be submerged in water or left out in wet environments for extended periods of time.
At this time there are two different types of AfterShokz headphones, the Bluez 2 and Bluez 2S. The original Bluez 2 is priced at $79.95 and the Bluez 2S, which includes Premium Pitch for even better sound quality and their LeakSlayer feature which decreases “sound leakage,” is priced at $99.95.
This website does not provide a detailed Refund Policy, though they do say that their products are covered by a two year Warranty which you can use to cover most problems or issues with your product.
This headphones are sold through a variety of third party retailers, such as Amazon.com or Verizon.com, and these companies will provide their own Refund Policies that customers will need to adhere to when looking to return or exchange this product.
Customer Service Contact Info
Customers who would like to contact Customer Service with any questions, concerns, or complaints can do so by phone at 315-290-3855 or by submitting them directly to their website through the Customer Service link.
There are very few customer reviews of this company at this time, though there does appear to be a wide selection of reviews of this product written on technology blogs and online publications.
The general consensus from these reviews is that the AfterShokz headphones are an incredibly comfortable and useful product that most people were very happy with, though there was an interesting commentary on the best uses for this product.
Because of the use of bone conduction technology, most people felt that this product was slightly lacking when they attempted to use it in order to listen to music; the bass notes of music were particularly lacking.
However, the AfterShokz headphones appear to have superior quality in transmitting voices, and people were very happy with the quality of sound for their phone calls and their audio books.
Competitors and Alternatives?
Certainly there are many different kinds of headphones and earbuds available on the market for customers who feel like these headphones are not the right fit for them.
If you have any experience with this company or their products, please leave your AfterShokz reviews below.
9 ‘AfterShokz’ Reviews
The customer service was really good. Was indecisive regarding a purchase and the staff was friendly and patient.
Incredibly useful, even for walking the dog at the park.
I do indeed use them extensively for cycling and many other activities like downhill skiing.
Such a better option to in ear devices in so many settings. e.g Listening to your mobile device while commuting with friends or family.
Excellent sound quality is something that perfectly suits for this headphone.
The Aftershocks Trekz Air is a slimmed down bone-conduction headphone that offers improved sound and is very comfortable to wear, leaving your ears open to hear the outside world. It works well as a headset for making cell-phone call and comes with a nice carrying pouch. The AfterShokz Trekz Air is a very likable sports headphone.
Just purchased it at a lower cost found anywhere
Good sound quality and comfortable. Liked it!
I have been really happy with the headphones did as they should