Open-ear headphones are the perfect sports headphones for anyone who wants to listen to music while they exercise. Read on to discover how open-ear headphones can help if you enjoy motivational tunes while you train but want to stay safe and maintain situational awareness.
How do open-ear headphones work?
AfterShokz open-ear bone conduction headphones work by transmitting sound vibrations through your cheekbones instead of through the air. The sound vibrations are sent straight to your middle ear, bypassing your eardrum, and allowing you to hear music without anything on or over your ears. The sound quality is amazing! Your music remains completely personal, no one else can hear it, but your ears remain open to your surroundings.
Why are open-ear headphones good for sports?
When you put a pair of headphones on you need to place the ear hooks over your ears so the transducers sit just in front of your ears. Sports headphones, such as AfterShokz Aeropex, are designed with a secure fit to stay in place no matter how high you jump or fast you run.
Good quality open-ear sports headphones feature an IP water resistant rating so, however tough your workout gets, they can handle the sweat. The open-ear nature, with nothing on or blocking your ear canal, is also better for hygiene. Bacteria love warm, damp environments so sport earbuds or wireless in ear headphones, even those designed for sport, can lead to painful ear infections if bacteria levels in the ear builds-up.
Benefits of open ear running headphones
Open-ear running headphones are a brilliant accessory if you want to run outside and still be aware of what is around you. In a busy park you might want to hear people shouting or other runners coming up behind you, near busy roads it is important to listen for the noise of approaching traffic. AfterShokz open-ear bone-conduction headphones are the only headphones approved by English Athletics for use in road running events.
Open-ear sports headphones for every activity
Whether you are cycling on a busy road, running in a race or training with a friend, being open to the world around you with open-ear headphones, helps to keep you safe and still allow you to listen to your favourite music with fantastic audio quality.
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