Product Review: AfterShokz Aeropex Wireless Bone Conduction Headphones

Disclaimer:  I received AfterShokz Aeropex bone conduction headphones to review as part of being a BibRave Pro. Learn more about becoming a BibRave Pro (ambassador), and check out BibRave.com to review, find, and write race reviews.

Now that I have been using AfterShokz headphones for almost a year, I was excited to try the newest product in their lineup. Like all of their headphones, the Aeropex version uses bone conduction technology, which delivers a great sound without compromising your ability to hear ambient noises around you. This is important to me for reasons of safety, since these headphones allow the user to hear approaching cyclists, motorists, and even other people while still enjoying their favorite music, podcast, or audiobook. You can even hold a conversation with someone next to you while still enjoying your music.

Compared to the Trekz Airs (reviewed here), the Aeropex are thinner and lighter in weight. This didn’t make a huge difference to me, but the difference was noticeable. The Aeropex also have a longer battery life of 8 hours, versus 6 hours for the Airs. While my Airs have lasted for full marathons for me, since I’m on the slow boat to nowhere when I run, it’s nice to have that extra cushion of battery life.

Another difference between the Aeropex headphones and the others I’ve tried is whether they are water resistant or waterproof, and to what degree. The Airs are rated IP55, while the Aeropex are rated IP67. That means the Airs are water resistant, while the Aeropex are waterproof. This makes a big difference when running in the pouring rain, like I did for several races this year. Compare these to the Xtrainerz (reviewed here), which have a waterproof rating of IP68 and can be worn under water up to 2 meters. What does all of this IP mumbo jumbo really mean? I looked it up. Basically, the first digit is protection against solids, and the second digit is protection against liquids. The higher the number, the greater the protection.

The AfterShokz Aeropex are my favorite AfterShokz product of the three I’ve tried. They are lightweight, have great sound quality, and hold their charge for a good, long time. Part of the fun of this product trial and review was having the opportunity to gift a pair of the AfterShokz Titanium headphones to a friend. I sent them to my friend Joe, who was thrilled and surprised to receive them. I’m sure he will enjoy them and he is very deserving of the gift!

AfterShokz now has six different products to choose from (four are wireless and two are wired), with different features and price points to meet most anyone’s needs. I’ve been recommending them to everyone I know!

Interested in trying AfterShokz bone conduction headphones? Check out the AfterShokz website for more information and for a limited time, get $50 off the Titanium Bundle or the Aeropex Golf Bundle using code BRBUNDLE! Do you already own AfterShokz bone conduction headphones? I would love to hear what you think!

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On my 2020 Race Calendar:

March 1, 2020:  Tokyo Marathon

March 15, 2020:  Amita Health St. Paddy’s Day Half Marathon

10 Comments

  1. I do love the longer battery life. I love using mine for conference calls! Haha!

  2. Believe it or not, I’m still not a user. I’m sure I’d love them, but haven’t had a desperate reason to buy them and keep missing the boat(s) on getting to review them LOL Besides, I’ve learned (these past couple of months) that I’m not as dependent on music as I’d believed. I have to laugh (sympathetically) at all the rainy races you’ve had since that first rainy race at RnR Chicago 🙂

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      It’s funny, I went from music to no music (mostly because of safety reasons). I likely wouldn’t have gone back to music without the AfterShokz.

      I’m definitely hoping my upcoming bigger races don’t include rain!

  3. I got them last year and loved them for a long time for walks and just listening to books on tape around the house. A longer battery life is always good.

  4. The technology advances are amazing. I’m hooked on my air pods, but After Shokz are great!

  5. I love love love Aftershokz headphones–I have the Titanium one right now but have been super curious about the Aeropex (love that it’s waterproof)! Thanks for the review! :]

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