Wearable speakers to use with IOS devices

Hardware & Accessories

I listen to a lot of audio books and podcasts and, carrying my phone around with me over the house isn't always the easiest, besides, with my iPhone 7, the battery soon drains.

I was wondering what peoples experiences were with wearable bluetooth speakers and if any had a recomendation. I know I'll not get hifi sound, but something that is comfortable, leaves ears free and that I can wear all day as I do house work or exersise would be great.

I currently use aftershokz but find they can get a little uncomfortable after a while and maybe don't go as loud as I like without getting super tickly.



Submitted by Elena Brescacin on Friday, August 30, 2019

Hello, I am currently using Bose Frames glasses.
But it depends on if you're comfortable with glasses or not. You are completely ears-free and hands-free.
I may tell you the disadvantages: price is quite high, I paid them about 229 euro.
Battery lasts 3 hours of continuous music streaming (VoiceOver only, may last longer)
Volume is adjustable via phone or apple watch hardware controls, there is no physical button for volume, only play-pause-back-forth-siri-call management.
You may ask main electronic physical vendors if you can try them, before buying it's worth going for a try and feel.

Submitted by Joe on Friday, August 30, 2019

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I have a horseshoe shaped device called the Bose soundware that sits on your shoulders and can ware with no issues. It also sounds amazing! It has a 10 hour battery and is worth every penny

Submitted by Oliver Kennett on Friday, August 30, 2019

That's great, thanks for your replies.

Yes, I'm aware of both the frames and soundwear. My reservations about the frames are that the battery doesn't last for long, not this version at least. It was actually the soundwear that got me thinking about this topic though the price point is somewhat daunting. Is it possible to wear the soundwear laying back, like on a high back sofa? This is an issue I have with the aftershokz as they tend to stick out and move if you lay your neck on anything.

Submitted by Christina on Friday, August 30, 2019

For an actual speaker, I love my speaker fanny pack. It’s plenty loud, is easy to wear no matter what I’m wearing, and it has pockets for my phone or stream. I know they sell little speakers with carabiners as well. For Headsets, the air pods are nice, don’t block my hearing, and I can wear one if I choose to. They can fall out, depending on your ears. There are inexpensive accessories you can get to help with that like a silicone strap that attaches to the stem of each air pod, making it kind of like a necklace so if one falls, it will just hang on your shirt instead of falling to the ground.

Submitted by Justin on Friday, August 30, 2019

I've got the sounder and can say that it works when sitting with head tilted back like on your couch. It's not exactly the most comfy thing, but it works well enough.