Now, hear us out with this one. When you’re cycling, it’s really important to be aware of your surroundings, particularly pedestrians and oncoming traffic – which is why we’re recommending that cyclists try out the nifty Bose Frames instead of a traditional pair of earbuds or headphones.
The Bose Frames combine your sunglasses with headphones by building in speakers that are pointed towards your ears. This means you’re able to keep your ears and head free of anything but your pair of sunglasses (and your helmet, of course), while still being able to listen to music, podcasts or audiobooks.
The sound quality has proven to be surprisingly good during testing, albeit not as full or bassy as you’ll get from a dedicated pair of cans. You may find that bone conduction headphones like the Aftershokz Aeropex deliver a fuller sound, so it’s worth checking out this form factor too, if you want to keep your ears free. Plus, the Bose Frames come with the added benefit of shielding your eyes from the sun or any debris your front wheel kicks up as your cycle – for us, thats a win-win.