How to Pair Aftershokz Headphones (A Detailed Guide)

How to Pair Aftershokz Headphones? There are a number of groundbreaking technologies in the realm of pro quality audio that have revolutionized the consumer audio landscape. Bone conduction is one of these technologies that has recently gained traction from several major audio brands. Bone conduction technology has found widespread application, particularly in fitness-focused audio products.

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How to Pair Aftershokz Headphones

This section contains premium products from Shokz, formerly known as Aftershokz. When it comes to premium audio products geared toward fitness or sports, it's difficult to find a brand as well-known or well-liked as Aftershokz. Even for everyday use, a pair of Aftershokz bone conduction headphones can provide a number of significant advantages.

Here, we will look in depth at the bone conduction technology that powers Aftershokz headphones, as well as explore the product line and provide an in-depth guide on how to pair Aftershokz headphones with any device

Let us first examine the finer points of bone conduction technology and the Aftershokz brand's product portfolio.


Recognizing Bone Conduction

Drivers are used in traditional headphones to produce sound. This sound is then fired inside the ears, where the normal hearing process can pick it up.

Bone conduction technology works very differently, leaving the ear canal completely open and using vibrations to deliver sound directly to the inner ear or cochlea. As a result, the sound does not need to travel through the eardrums. This is where bone conduction differs from normal ear conduction.

Aftershokz is a brand that is widely regarded as a pioneer in improving and incorporating bone conduction technology into consumer products while maintaining high quality and usability standards. All Aftershokz headphones use bone conduction, which helps to maintain high-resolution audio quality.

Aftershokz headphones use vibration-producing transducers instead of sound drivers like standard earphones. Two carefully calibrated transducers are placed on either side of the head, exactly above the cheekbones. Titanium transducers are used in these transducers to produce high-quality audio. Titanium is an excellent material for conducting sound vibrations because it is both durable and lightweight.

The vibrations produced by the transducers are then transmitted to the cheekbones, where they are perceived as sound.

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How to Pair Aftershokz Headphones

The snug fit that Aftershokz can achieve with these headphones is one obvious advantage. This makes them ideal for sports use because the possibility of moving or falling out, as with traditional earphones, is not an option. This snug fit can help provide a consistent experience while running or exercising.

Another significant advantage is improved hygiene. Anything that enters the ear canal on a regular basis from the outside is a potential infection source. Customers may forget to clean their earphones and ear tips on a regular basis, allowing them to become dirty. Because Aftershokz headphones never enter the ears, they are more sanitary. It is also easier to clean them after they have been used.

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Finally, the open ear design provided by bone conduction technology can help you stay safe and communicate more effectively.

Traditional headphones block most or all of the sound that enters your ears naturally. To stay safe and avoid accidents and traffic collisions while out and about, especially during runs or workouts, you must be able to hear ambient noise. With bone conduction earphones, this is a piece of cake.

With Aftershokz headphones, you can hear everything around you, including traffic, pedestrians, and even wildlife.

Better communication is an added benefit if you regularly work out with partners. While traditional earphones will definitely impair your hearing, bone conduction headphones allow you to easily start and carry on long conversations.

You can use these headphones at home to keep in touch with your family. Use them at work to avoid missing out on anything from your coworkers. Of course, you can use these in the gym or during outdoor workouts to easily capture all sounds around you.

Alternative Video: AfterShokz OPENCOMM FAQ – Bluetooth Pairing


The Aftershokz Collection

The Aftershokz headphones come in a variety of models, each geared toward a specific use case and utilizing the excellent implementation of bone conduction audio technology.

The Sports line currently includes three models, beginning with the entry-level OpenMove. The mid-tier OpenRun is followed by the premium OpenRun Pro. The Pro model includes all of the most recent features, as well as the ninth iteration of Aftershokz's excellent bone conduction technology.

Furthermore, Aftershokz manufactures the OpenComm, a communications device with a directional, adjustable microphone and NFC pairing. The OpenSwim, a pair of headphones with MP3 playback capabilities designed for use while swimming, is another intriguing offering that also employs bone conduction.

While there may be subtle differences in audio quality between models due to more recent models receiving updates to the core bone conduction technology, Aftershokz headphones are widely regarded as the industry standard when it comes to consumer-grade bone conduction headphones. These headphones are in high demand, particularly for sports use, due to their excellent build quality and high-fidelity audio.

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All Aftershokz products, with the exception of the OpenSwim, use Bluetooth to establish a wireless audio connection. The pairing procedure is described in detail in the following section.

How to Combine Aftershokz

For wireless audio, Aftershokz headphones employ the Bluetooth protocol. As a result, pairing Aftershokz headphones is similar to pairing any other Bluetooth-enabled wireless earphones.

To begin, switch the headphones to pairing mode. If your headphones are brand new and you take them out of the box, they will already be in pairing mode. Otherwise, proceed with caution.

To begin, press the power button on your headphones to turn them off. Then, for about 5-7 seconds, press and hold the volume up/down button.

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How to Pair Aftershokz Headphones

The headphones' LED light will then begin to flash blue and red, indicating that the device has entered pairing mode. The headphones will also give you an audio prompt that says “pairing.” After that, you can let go of all buttons and your device will be ready to pair.

The pairing process then depends on the device you choose to pair with:

For Android devices, go to the Bluetooth settings, enable Bluetooth, and begin searching for the headphones. When the device detects the headphones, tap on the name and select Pair.

The process is similar to that of iPhones, where you can go into the Bluetooth settings and scan for the headphones to finish pairing. When your headphones are paired, they remember the last paired device and connect automatically when Bluetooth is turned on.

If you have the OpenComm headset, you can also use NFC to pair with an Android device, making the pairing process far more convenient. First, put your Aftershokz OpenComm in pairing mode. Then, locate the NFC tag, which is located on the left arm of the headphones. When you bring it closer to the NFC region on your Android phone, the headphones will automatically pair and you will receive the appropriate LED and voice alerts.

Aftershokz headphones also include multipoint pairing support, allowing you to pair your headphones with multiple devices. While this does not allow you to connect both devices at the same time, it does allow you to switch between them.

Put your Aftershokz in pairing mode as usual to accomplish this. Then, for a few seconds, hold the volume plus and multifunction buttons together until you hear the voice prompt that says multipoint has been enabled.

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The first device can then be paired. Turn off your headphones and re-enter pairing mode once it has been paired. When you pair the second device, you will hear an audio prompt indicating that “device two” has been connected. The headphones can then be removed.

The headphones will activate whichever device is found first.

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How to Pair Aftershokz Headphones

Pairing AfterShokz to multiple devices

  • AfterShokz headphones do support multipoint pairing, allowing users to connect to two devices at the same time.
  • Hit it off with the headphones off, as usual.
  • Then, as previously mentioned, enter pairing mode (volume+ button up to 5-7 seconds).
  • After pairing is complete, press and hold the multifunctional button and volume+ for at least 2-3 seconds, or until Audrey says “Multipoint Enabled.”
  • Turn your headphones off again and repeat the pairing procedure.
  • When you pair the second device, Audrey will say “Device Two Connected.”
  • You are now finished, and the headphones should be paired to these two devices.


Using bone conduction technology, Aftershokz headphones provide excellent audio quality, long-lasting durability, and dependable performance.

With this guide, you should be able to pair your Aftershokz headphones with your preferred device. You will also discover more about bone conduction technology and the Aftershokz product line.

With this knowledge, you can get the most out of your Aftershokz headphones in terms of performance and utility.

FAQs How to Pair Aftershokz Headphones

How do you activate pairing mode on AfterShokz headphones?

Press and hold volume+ until Audrey says “pairing” and the LED indicator flashes red and blue to enter pairing mode. “Open your device's Bluetooth menu and select your headphones,” Audrey says, and the LED indicator flashes blue once.

Why is my AfterShokz not connecting to Bluetooth?

All your headphones require is a reset. 1) Begin by turning off your headphones and clearing the Bluetooth settings on your devices. 2) Press and hold the volume+ button for 5-7 seconds to enter pairing mode. Holding the button will turn on your headset, and the LED light will flash red and blue.

How do I re-enable Bluetooth on my AfterShokz?

For 3-5 seconds, press and hold the multifunction button, volume+ and volume- buttons simultaneously. There will be beeps and/or vibrations. Remove your headphones. Your headphones have now been reset and can be paired with your device again.

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