AfterShokz Aeropex Headphone Review

My sponsors have gifted me the new AfterShokz Aeropex Headphones to review so I have put it through its paces and here is my review.

What is the Aeropex? A Bluetooth headset and wireless, they target the sports markets and especially runners, however it is very good for the bike too. AfterShokz are leading the way in bone conduction technology, however with £149.95 they come at a cost just like other top gadgets.

What is bone conduction technology? Well there are two types of audio conduction: air conduction and bone conduction. Air conduction is the most common for headphones, however while we enjoy our music this way, we can’t hear the noises that surrounds us and can become uncomfortable after a while in our ears. With bone conduction on the other hand, you don’t have either of these issues. AfterShokz headphones generate miniature vibrations which travel through your cheekbones. The vibrations go directly to your inner ears (cochlea), bypassing your eardrums. Because of this, you are free to enjoy music without blocking your ears. This leaves you with awareness of your surroundings. For example if you’re running you can hear everything around you. In England this is the only approved bone conduction headphones for England Athletics races.

Below is a table of the specifications, if you’re like me you’re want to have a look.

Part number AS800 Wireless range 33 ft(10m)
Speaker type Bone conduction transducer Battery Li-Polymer battery
Frequency response 20Hz~20KHz Continuous play Up to 8 hours
Sensitivity 105 ± 3dB Standby time Up to 10 days
Microphone -38dB ± 3dB Charge time 2 hours
Bluetooth® version Bluetooth®v5.0 Weight 26 g
Compatible profiles A2DP,AVRCP,HSP,HFP Warranty 2 years
Charge Voltage 5V±5% Sweat resistance IP67
Speaker impedance 8.5ohm±20% Battery capacity 145 mAh
Frequency band 2402MHz~2480MHz Maximum RF output power 4dBm

So what new features and improvements has AfterShokz come up with for their new model?

The Aeropex seems to have much better sound quality than the Air. I think this is due to the vibration is tilted against the face at 30 degrees, allowing a more dynamic range of base and fewer vibrations. This therefore allows the vibrations in the range of the human voice a little higher which are purer, with a smooth frequency response curve. This means that the Aeropex offers much better quality than previous models.

The Aeropex is also waterproof and can be submerged in up to 1 meter of water for as long as half an hour. Which is a plus when out running and cycling and its pouring hard with rain. It feels lighter and it is. It is 30% smaller and 13% lighter than the Air headphones and weighing 26g. This is also due to the battery being smaller. However did this affect the battery life? Well no I found that I didn’t need to charge this as much and due to the battery being more powerful AfterShokz claim it can last 2 hours more than their air models putting this up to 8 hours of battery and music life now.

They still feel comfy when on and stay in place when running, this is an important for me as you don’t want to keep stopping midway through a run to sort them out.

So my conclusion is that AfterShokz have improved with their latest model the Aeropex. The new features make the headphones even better. If I am rating this out of 100 I am giving this 90%. I think the price maybe a little steep however if you want a good quality gadget then you’re always going to pay price. They feel fine on and comfy and have an even better sound quality than normal. It is waterproof and was perfect for me to keep motivation up in my long runs and bike rides. Most of all what I like after AfterShokz products is safety, my safety like others is so important and being able to hear your surroundings while out and being safer is a win win for me.

I have a discount code towards AfterShokz Aeropex headphones on Amazon by here, please drop a comment below if you are interested.


2 thoughts on “AfterShokz Aeropex Headphone Review

  1. Hi Yiannis, thanks for the review. I saw your post on the Facebook page, Running Friends Scotland. I had just been looking at the afterschokz yesterday as keen to get some wireless headphones for my running. I fancy the bone conduction for safety and to use in races but also because I don’t like the in ear buds.

    I note you have compared the Aeropex to the Air but I had been looking at the Trek Titanium as a bit more my price range at £69 but do you know what the difference is between the titanium and air? If you could send me the discount code it would be great.



    1. Hey,

      I was given a 5% code which is much but better than nothing for the Areopex the same code gives you 10% off their other products. The code is StarYiannis2

      The only difference is that the new ones are lighter and better sound quality. I think they are worth getting and they are a great price for the Titanium. The code works on Amazon. Any problems let me know.


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