Aftershokz Headphones: New Science Allows Better Safety
Aftershokz Headphones makes adventuring safer for those of us who listen to music while we’re in the wild. From Pandora to Spotify, advertisements push for us to take our music wherever we go, whether hiking, running, or camping. But is it safe for us to be plugged in? Escaping from our surroundings is appealing, and music may provide an interesting background for our adventures, but what are the drawbacks to tuning out our environment?
Aftershokz Headphones eliminates the dilemma of safety versus enjoyment. Combining science and technology, Aftershokz Headphones allow you to enjoy music while staying aware of your surroundings.
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The Problem of Safety
For many adventurers, plugging into audio electronics is more than a matter of paying a subscription fee to Pandora or Spotify. If you’re absorbed in your music, you may not hear approaching cars, bad weather thundering your way, wildlife approaching you, or people trying to get your attention.
It’s hard to leave home anymore without coming across distracted drivers, walkers, or cyclists who are busy with their devices or music. In 2016, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration reported more than 3,000 deaths due to distracted drivers, and many criminals admit their victims are people unaware of their surroundings. Clearly, we cannot sacrifice our safety this way.
The Traditional Science Behind Earbuds and Headphones
The reason headphones and earbuds are so unsafe is because they drown out any sounds around us. Placing these devices directly into or around our ears prevents us from hearing anything else but the music we’re listening to.
What you may not have realized is that while our ears hear through sounds directly pouring into our eardrums, they also naturally hear through bone conduction, when sound vibrates through our bones and into our eardrums at the same time. It’s fair to say that the bones and cartilage in our ears are just as important to hearing as our eardrums themselves.
Through a deep understanding of this science, Aftershokz made a variety of proprietary audio technologies and design patents for headphones to offer excellent sound quality, comfort, and safety awareness.
The Non-Traditional Design
Aftershokz Headphones boast an “open ear design”, which means that the ear piece doesn’t go inside your ears but rests directly in front of them. Mentally draw a triangle from your temple to the hinge of your jaw to your ear, and directly in the center of that triangle is where the headphones rest. Transducers carry mini vibrations from the headphone through your cheekbone and into your inner ear.
When sound emits from a headphone, the sound vibrates through your jaw bone, allowing you to hear music with crystal clarity. This allows you to hear your music without covering your ears—and allows you to stay aware of your environment.
Aftershokz Headphones offer specific features that are indispensable to outdoor enthusiasts:
- Premium pitch technology for the best in bone conduction audio, whether you’re listening to music or podcasts that require significant dynamic range or a rich bass.
- IP55 sweat resistance for your toughest adventures and workouts. A specialized coating and watertight gaskets stop sweat from damaging your headphones.
- Leakslayer™ technology to stop sound leakage that could interrupt your music.
- OpenFit™ designs for the best situational awareness and also comfort, no matter how long you wear your Aftershokz Headphones.
- Wireless Bluetooth® 4.1 technology allows you to connect with multiple devices.
- A single charge offers six hours of never-ending listening.
- Audrey Says™ voice helps you learn the tricks to using your new headphones.
- Warranties are included.
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Aftershokz Headphones at Appalachian Outfitters
Visit Appalachian Outfitters today to find your own Aftershokz Headphones. These headphones are perfect for your next adventure or as a gift for your adventurous loved one. Never choose between music and safety again! (Please note: Appalachian Outfitters carries only Bluetooth Aftershokz Headphones—not wired.)