Exercise is part of a healthy life. In addition to walking and running on weekdays, I will go cycling or hiking outdoors when I have time on weekends. In order to avoid boredom every time I exercise, I will wear bluetooth headphones to enjoy music and make my mood relaxed and happy.
Among the many styles of bluetooth headphones, non-bone conduction headsets are the most suitable for sports. It can be worn firmly during exercise, and there is no need to worry about the earpiece effect of traditional earphones. The most important thing is to maintain awareness of the surrounding environment and improve its own safety.
Recently, I had the honor to experience the Philips A8606 true wireless bone conduction sports earphones specially launched by Philips for sports enthusiasts. Philips A8606 uses innovative technology to combine true wireless and bone conduction to make the sports experience more enjoyable, and is recognized by the famous Dutch Jumbo Wismar Racing Team. Next, let me experience it together.
▲Philips A8606 true wireless bone conduction sports earphones come in two colors: white and black. This time I experienced white.
The overall outer packaging is mainly blue, with a centered rendering of the headset, and the overall design is quite international. The packaging of the Philips A8606 headphone is opened with a pull-out method, which also adds a gift box attribute to the product, which is very good for personal use or as a gift. The inner packaging is also exquisite and simple, and full of sports style.
▲The unpacked items of Philips A8606 are charging case (including earphones), Type-C charging cable, noise isolation eartips and instructions.
The noise isolation eartips are German UVEX X-fit memory eartips. Its shape is tapered, and the soft material has good rebound effect, high ear comfort, and excellent fit. It should be noted here that its usefulness is for users to enjoy music in training and indoor safe environments.
▲Philips A8606 charging case is full of personality and vitality. Its shell is wrapped in PU leather material and adopts a zipper opening design to make it have the characteristics of a storage bag.
Philips A8606 can provide users with a total battery life of 4+12 hours (headphone+charging case) after being fully charged, which can easily cope with different sports needs. In the case of moderate use of 2 hours a day, it can be used for more than one week.
▲It is worth mentioning that, in addition to the conventional Type-C interface charging (the charging indicator next to the interface), Philips A8606 also supports standard QI wireless charging. It can not only avoid the embarrassment of forgetting to bring the charging cable, but also greatly enhance the convenience of the product. I believe that friends who have used wireless charging will like it. It can be charged as soon as you put it, and get rid of the shackles of cables. This is also the development trend of digital products in the future.
▲A magnetic suction design is adopted inside the charging case, and two earphones are placed symmetrically in it. At the bottom of the headset are metal contacts for charging and a microphone hole for calls. In addition, due to the use of the anti-misplacement design, in the actual experience, it is very convenient to access the earphones and charge them daily.
▲The Philips A8606 earphone is designed for ear-hook. Its ear hook is made of titanium alloy, which has the characteristics of good elasticity, high strength and wear resistance. The overall feeling is also very light. There are operation buttons on the left and right earphones, and functions such as calling, starting the voice assistant, and playing music can be realized by single-click, double-click, and long-press operations. Compared with the touch operation method, this method can effectively avoid the situation where sweat on the palm affects the operation.
In addition to displaying the status of the headset, the indicator light next to the button can be switched between flashing/steady on/display by operating the button, so that the position of the athlete is displayed during night running or cycling. Especially when exercising in the outdoor environment at night, it can provide users with more safety.
▲In the past, when there were no bluetooth headphones, we always used traditional wired headsets, which often resulted in wire entanglement and “stethoscope effect”. Ordinary bluetooth headsets are not suitable for use because of their poor stability and prone to fall off during exercise.
The ear-hook body of the Philips A8606 headphone is both ergonomic and stable and comfortable, and it will not feel oppressive whether it is worn on a daily basis or during exercise. During my recent outdoor hike, its wearing performance was very stable, so there is no need to worry about falling off.
▲In terms of waterproof performance, Philips A8606 supports IPX5 waterproof rating. Whether it is sweat during exercise or rain outside, users can wear it with peace of mind.
▲Philips A8606 uses mainstream bluetooth 5.0 technology, which has the characteristics of low latency, low power consumption and stable transmission. It has strong adaptability and fast connection. At the same time, the signal in the experience during this period of time is also stable, and there has never been a lagging situation.
By the way, the sound conduction method of bone conduction can transform sound into mechanical vibrations of different frequencies, so that the sound can be directly transmitted from the ear bone to the inner ear without passing through the outer ear and middle ear. It can protect hearing and reduce the swelling of traditional in-ear headphones.
▲Philips A8606 uses innovative true wireless bone conduction technology, and its bone conduction vibration unit is designed behind the ear. Due to the 13.3mm bone conduction dynamic vibrator and open acoustic structure, in terms of actual sound quality experience, the overall performance in the three-dimensional sense of high, middle and low frequency bands is clear, especially the bass performance exceeds my expectations.
▲Philips A8606 also uses a double shrapnel design, which can effectively reduce the occurrence of sound leakage, and the vibration perception is not so obvious compared to other bone conduction headphones. At the same time, thanks to the dual-microphone pickup and noise reduction technology, this headset has a stable and clear call experience in sports, and the overall quality is satisfactory.
▲In these days of use, Philips A8606 still feels very comfortable to me, and there is no sense of restraint during exercise. True wireless bone conduction technology allows me to open my ears during exercise, so I can relax with music and communicate with friends. The most important thing is that it allows me to better feel the sound changes in the surrounding environment, maintain a certain level of alertness, and make exercise safer.
In general, Philips A8606 true wireless bone conduction sports headphones are comfortable to wear, with a titanium alloy body with excellent workmanship and excellent texture, plus the advantages of wireless charging, IPX5 waterproof and night running light design. It is a product that sports enthusiasts should consider when buying headphones. Finally, I suggest that as a sports headset, it can actually enrich the color of the product, boldly try some bright color combinations, and I believe it will also have a good effect.