Aftershokz has already made its name in the running headphones line for a few years now, and up until now, it is building its name to offer open ear headphones that can be used not only for running but also for cycling, weightlifting and generally, working out. Aftershokz Aeropex, just like most Aftershokz models, are engineered to work as a headset without necessarily blocking out a listener’s world entirely.
Aftershokz Aeropex: Bone Conduction Technology
Aftershokz has invested in bone conduction technology and has offered over-the-neck designs with its previous models. With Aftershokz Aeropex, the manufacturer has managed to encompass all that tech into a model that’s significantly slimmer yet more durable, while adding all new bone conduction technology to further improve sound quality.
Aftershokz Aeropex: Design
With every new model, Aftershokz seem to shave off a considerable amount of weight to make them lighter and less noticeable for wearers who are on the move. If you compare the Aftershokz Aeropex to Aftershokz Trekz Air, you will surely appreciate the slimmer and lighter effect of the former.
According to the company, the Aftershokz Aeropex is 13% lighter and 30% smaller, and while those numbers may not be considered as a big sign, the difference is certainly noticeable as soon as you try to pick them up side by side. The Aftershokz Aeropex is definitely lighter than the last batch while still maintaining the neckband-style. The size of the arms that sit in front of the ears and the frame is noticeably slimmer.
Aftershokz Aeropex: Battery Life
Battery life is quite significant for runners and athletes who want to listen to music or their favorite podcast while on the go. Aftershokz promises an improved battery life for the Aftershokz Aeropex with eight hours of playback time, two hours longer than the Aftershokz Air. It’s also faster to recharge the Aftershokz Aeropex (one and a half hours) compared to other models that require two hours to be fully charged up. We definitely approve of the fast charging feature, what we can safely call as a premium upgrade.
AfterShokz Aeropex: Audio Quality
Bone conduction technology is the core of Aftershokz headphones by delivering audio and music in a way that doesn’t entirely shut out the world in the perspective of the wearer. Aftershokz Aeropex uses transducers to work through the vibrations in the cheek bones to the ears to deliver sound without needing to have headphones sitting directly inside the ears.
Aftershokz Aeropex also offers what we call a PremiumPitch 2.0 which uses transducers to channel the angled vibrations to sit better on the cheek bones to result in the delivery of sound that has more bass with less sound leakage and less vibration.
If you are a really busy person and you are expecting some people to call you in the middle of your workouts, the Aftershokz Aeropex is a good device to help you accept calls through your phone. It has a dual, noise cancelling microphone to pick up your voice so you won’t have a problem in taking calls. However, don’t expect exceptional clarity in the sound quality but it’s decent enough to get you through an important business call.
Aftershokz Aeropex: Our Verdict
The Aftershokz Aeropex are hands down the best bone conduction sports headphones that are in the market right now. They may be a bit more expensive than previous models but the improved battery life and its slimmer design is definitely worth the splurge.
The Aftershokz Aeropex are engineered to be used during sweaty running sessions without literally drowning out the world. If you love the first generation of Aftershokz headphones, you would definitely love the Aftershokz Aeropex and all its little nuances and improvements.