(Review) Aftershokz Bluez 2S Wireless Bluetooth Bone Conduction Headphones
When I was approached by Aftershokz to review their Bluez 2S Wireless Bluetooth Bone Conduction Headphones I was really excited because music is such a huge part of my life and I’m always looking for new ways with which to enjoy it.
I was a bit skeptical at first because I’ve experienced bone conducting products before and they left much to be desired.
The headphones arrived and we’re easily paired with my Note 5. I put them on and immediately began streaming my playlist from Google Play Music.
I will say that there is an initial feeling of wearing them wrong because they don’t actually go into or over your ears. I sorta felt awkward because I kept thinking they had slipped out of place but this is actually by design.
The Bluez 2S headphones are designed to function incredibly well, while leaving your ears open to the things going on around you.
They tickled a little bit at first because you actually hear the music through bone conduction but the sound was really quite good. After a little use, I forgot I was even wearing them.
You might be asking yourself, why I’m even involved with this product?
For starters, I was asked to review it and then I realized just how cool these things were. Not only that but what really sets these headphones apart from anything else I’ve personally used is that listening to music doesn’t interfere with hearing what’s going on around you.
These headphones were designed to allow the ears to remain open while listening to music.
As an example, runners or bikers can listen to music and still be able to hear what’s going on around them. This is a really great idea for safety reasons.
While I am getting myself back in shape and can utilize the safety features as well, I like this for a different reason.
As a single Dad to 3 special needs kids, I have to have eyes and ears everywhere. It’s extremely stressful but listening to music helps me to stay centered.
The Bluez S2 allow me to listen to music privately and still keep an ear out for what’s going on with the kids. As weird as it sounds, music sorta replenishes my reserves and these headphones allow me to do that without really impeding my ability to respond and put out the proverbial fires that constantly pop up throughout my day.
My thoughts and opinions on this device:
The sound quality is great, as is the build quality. There are volume, power and play/pause buttons on the device itself. The headphones are charged via micro-USB cable and the battery life is amazing.
I like that there is a soft rubber attachment to make the device fit a smaller head and it’s really very sleek.
There aren’t any protruding parts and it sits very flat against the head. I’m not sure how they would work with glasses but I don’t think it would be a problem.