The Good: Super easy to pair, and includes an adjustable band for a more secure fit during activity.
The Bad: The battery/tech in the back of the headband adds a little weight/pressure on the ears.
The Sound Worthy: Tested the in call sound both indoors and outdoors with no problems. Also, the controls are placed in ergonomic locations (as you’ll see in the pictures below).
Note: Be sure to check out our Top 10 Bone Conduction Headphones List here
We recently got the opportunity to test the Marsboy Bone Conduction Wireless Sports Bluetooth Stereo Headphones.
The headphones were tested during the following activities:
- Paired to a laptop computer, watching movies
- Paired to a Galaxy S7 (smartphone) talking on the phone inside and outside
- Paired to a Galazy S7 listening to a podcast at the gym (lifting weights) and on a walk outdoors
In case you don’t want to read the full review, the bottom line is if you were to ask for a recommendation on bone conduction headphones we’d either tell you AfterShokz or Marsboy.
The style is pretty standard for wireless open fit headphones. We really like the ergonomic location of all the action buttons.
For instance, the play/pause and the answer/end call buttons are found on the portion of the headphone next to the ear.
While, the power, charging, and volume can be found underneath the backside. It is actually a lot simpler to use the button on the underside than it is on the top of the side band (where they are often found).
They’re currently available only in black, and even though the black is very sleek and nice looking, would love to see some other color variations.
Sometimes pairing a Bluetooth device can be a royal pain in the butt. The Marsboy literally took five seconds to pair. We set it up with a Samsung Galaxy S7 and it was as simple as turning on the Marsboy, going to Bluetooth controls and clicking on the device.
The Marsboy, along with the Damson Headbones and AfterShokz Bluez 2S, fit a lot of their technology/battery in the back of the headband. This unfortunately adds a little bit of weight and pressure on the ears. It’s not noticeable if you’re just sitting around the house or walking around. But during any activity it does come into play.
However, they also include an adjustable headband strap that allows you to tighten the fit a little. We had two people testing the headphones, one of us thought this helped significantly, the other didn’t. So, it’s hard to make a decision on fit.
We’ve tested a lot of bone conduction headphones, but the Marsboy was the first set that came with a pair of ear plugs included. Why is this important?
When wearing bone conduction headphones indoors, away from ambient noise, sometimes they can sound hollow. The ear plugs allow for a kind of “noise cancelling,” which definitely improves the sound quality.
We probably wouldn’t recommend using them outdoors because one of the main features is awareness, but indoors while watching TV or connected to your computer, the ear plugs could add a little boost. (Note: If you happen to wear ITE hearing aids, you won’t need the ear plugs)
Overall, the Marsboy are definitely top two or three in terms of the current available open fit headphones. They’re not quite as lightweight feeling as the AfterShokz Bluez or Trekz, but overall very high quality build, and would definitely recommend them to anyone looking for bone conduction headphones.
Disclaimer: This product was provided free of charge for this review. We have not been paid to review this product and all opinions are ours and based on an actual product test.