Knowing what Bone Conduction Technology is will help you better understand how it works.
What is Bone Conduction Technology?
Aftershokz describes Bone Conduction Technology as "a natural part of the hearing process—sound travels through our eardrums and bones simultaneously. Our patented bone conduction technology produces sound via mini vibrations that travel through your cheekbones to your inner ears, bypassing your eardrums completely."
How a bone conduction headset with mic compares to other headphones
Instead of having earbuds that rest on the ear, in the ear or a headset that goes over-the-head, a Bone Conduction headset rests on your cheekbones. Leaving your ears uncovered and unblocked to still hear what's going on around you.
Many customers have stated they experience discomfort wearing traditional headphones and earbuds. A Bone Conduction headset eliminates that problem by leaving your ears open and you won't have anything going over your head.
Safety is another important factor when considering a Bone Conduction headset over traditional headsets. With nothing to block your ears, you'll be able to hear what's going on around you. Whether you're outside walking and talking, or in the car, you'll be more safe.
Why choose a Bone Conduction Headset with a microphone?
For business calls, a headset with a microphone will always give superior sound in comparison to an inline microphone or microphone through a computer. In addition, a microphone with noise cancellation will help eliminate distractions happening around you. Your callers will be able to better focus on your voice and not the noise around you.
Examples of noise could be chatter around you, wind blowing, AC blasting, loud engine noise, dogs barking and more.
Now the moment you've been waiting for, the best Bone Conduction Headset for your business calls is...
This headset is AMAZING!
Don't take my word for it, see what other customers are saying.
"Battery lasts for days. Super comfortable, I forget I have them on at times. Audio is crystal clear and callers say my voice audio sounds amazing. I’ve owned AfterShokz since the first generation and these are the best yet. If you’re on the fence about these just get them, you won’t be disappointed."
"My wife cried when she tried them on. She has slowly been losing her hearing and she states their crystal clear and she can hear phone conversations and music like twenty years ago. Just ordered a second pair!!"
Why this is the perfect headset if you work from home and mainly use your cell phone for calls. Whether you use this on your personal cell phone, a cell phone from your company or you use a softphone app like Cisco Jabber, RingCentral, Avaya One-X and many others, this is a great headset for you to consider.
Unique open ear design for all day comfort
If you find traditional headphones or earbuds to be uncomfortable because you don't like both ears plugged or covered, you're going to love the OpenComm for your business calls and music.
Both ears stay free, yet you can hear calls crystal clear and when you want to rock out on music, you can do that too!
Noise canceling microphone allows you to be heard without the distractions
A big challenge customers face today is noise. Whether you work in the office or work from home, you don't want your callers hearing everything going on around you.
It can be distracting, less productive and come across less professional as well.
The OpenComm has a noise canceling microphone to help reduce the background noise callers would hear. Whether you're in the car, at a coffee shop or in the office, having a headset with a noise canceling microphone is preferred for more productive calls.
Wireless freedom to multi task
I've personally been using the OpenComm headset for about 2 weeks and have been very impressed with the wireless range. I've been able to leave my cell phone in the kitchen and walk anywhere in my house with crystal clear reception.
I've also been able to step out of my apartment and walk down about 20 stairs to my car. The whole time the call didn't drop or break up once.
Most Bluetooth headsets I've tested, give you about 30 feet of wireless range if you're lucky. I would say the OpenComm gives around 50-100 feet of wireless range, which should be enough for most people.
Two business days of battery life on a single charge
Most other headsets I've tried that would be comparable give anywhere from 4-7 hours of battery, so you're always needing to remember to recharge your headset.
The OpenComm headset is rated up to 16 hours of battery and based on my testing that's very accurate. I haven't had the headset die on me one time. At the end of the day when I stop using the headset, I put the headset on the charger until the next day.
The extended battery life comes in handy especially for those of you on the road a lot.
Two speakers for your calls and music is better than one
Driving in the car with a pair of headphones or earbuds that fully enclose both ears isn't safe as you're not as aware of what's going on around you.
The alternative model would be something like the Voyager 5200 that only covers one ear and is designed for business calls.
The downside of a Bluetooth headset like the Voyager 5200 is
1. It can be a challenge to hear the caller on the other end if there's loud road noise or engine noise.
2. If you want to use that same headset for music, it will be less than ideal.
The unique advantage of the OpenComm headset is the ability to hear your calls and music in both ears. In addition, you'll be more safe in your car, on a bike our out for a walk as you'll still be aware of what's going on around you.
Extremely easy to use
These days it's common for many headsets to implement touch controls. I'm personally not a fan of touch sensors and controls on my headphones. Sometimes on certain products, less is more.
Aftershokz made the OpenComm buttons extremely easy to use. You have one button that allows you to answer/end calls, pause your music and go to the next song. You have another two buttons for volume up, volume down and that's it!
Now you heard all the good, let me give you my downside. Especially those of you that work from home and use a mix of devices.
One downside to be aware of
The OpenComm is great if you mainly use your cell phone for business communication.
The OpenComm isn't great if you switch between a mix of devices like your computer, cell phone or desk phone. The user experience will be less than ideal because you won't be able to seamlessly switch between devices like you'd want.
Hearing is believing!
- Bluetooth 5.0
- IP55 water resistant
- Quick charging
- Easy to use multifunction button for calls and music
- Premium fit
Overall, if you mainly use your cell phone for business communication, investing in a the OpenComm Bone Conduction Headset with mic is a smart choice!