There are dozens of bone conduction headphones on the market that promise high sound quality, long battery life, and comfort, but the Tayogo S2 seems the most affordable.
People with hearing impairments have been using bone conduction devices for years to listen to music and not further damage their eardrums. Still, manufacturers have taken that concept a step further and are marketing them to be aware of their surroundings while exercising outdoors or to avoid warming their ears up when working out.
The Tayogo S2 is an attractive product, but its low price tag may indicate a less effective implementation of the technology. So, in this Tayogo Bone Conduction Headphones Review, I will guide you on these headphones’ quality and price balance.
Design and the Build Quality of Tayogo Bone Conduction Headphones
Compared to the Aftershokz Trekz Air bone conduction headphones and the current Aeropex headphones, the Tayogo S2 headphones share a number of similarities. Firstly, two cylindrical elements are attached to two arch shapes that wrap around your ear, followed by a few large pieces of plastic that contain the Bluetooth chip and control components, at the end of which a flexible tube connects the two.
Even though these headphones have wires that are remarkably similar to those found in fitness Bluetooth earbuds, the rubber band that hangs around your head and sits awkwardly elevated makes a significant difference.
Apart from that, the Tayogo S2 are decently comfortable to use, and I think I could be able to use them for quite some time, depending on how long the battery lasts. These headphones are equipped with a 200mAh battery, which, according to the manufacturer, should be able to last for up to six hours.
A pair of soft rubber pads ensure no pressure on the cheekbones while still allowing vibrations to be transmitted to the inner ear.
Using the MFB (Multi-Function Button) on the left earpiece, you can pause or play music, answer or end a call, or put the device into a Pair Mode after it has been powered on.
On the right side of the headphones, after the ear hook, you will find the following main controls: When paired with a mobile device, there is a small hole with an LED hidden inside that flashes red and blue when the device is connected, and blue slowly after the device is connected, A rapidly flashing blue will indicate an incoming call LED, and a solid red indicates charging LED, As soon as the battery is fully charged, the LED will turn a solid blue (but it will remain connected to the charger); also, you’ll notice there are two additional buttons, one for Volume Up (to go to the previous track), and one for Volume Down (to go to the next track). There is also an On/Off button on the headphones.
You will have to press it and hold it for about three seconds in order to turn them on and off. I could easily identify the right button when running because the buttons are rubbery and easy to press.
The micro-USB port is also covered by a small silicone piece and can be used to charge the battery. There is also a USB cable included in the package.
The Tayogo S2 weighs about 1.23 ounces (about 35 grams), and I found it a very comfortable device.
The Tayogo S2 headphones are IP55-certified, which means that they are mostly protected from dust ingress and should also work just fine when it rains. Still, they are neither waterproof or resistant, so you should avoid wearing them while swimming or taking a shower.
Connectivity and Sound Quality of Tayogo Bone Conduction Headphones
The Tayogo S2 bone conduction headphones, with Bluetooth 5.0, can be quickly and easily connected to tablets, smartphones, and computers wirelessly. Like some of the other truly wireless earbuds that I have tested, the headphones are capable of reaching a maximum distance of 30 feet before the signal becomes unreliable.
To pair the headphones, turn them on, wait for the LED to begin flashing red and blue, then search for Tayogo S2 in the Bluetooth list, and then pair with it. Additionally, this is the only way you will be able to find out how much battery power is remaining.
The battery life of the S2 headphones is adequate, and they are comfortable to wear. It claims that the Tayogo S2 can be operated for six hours on a single charge. However, I reached approximately that backup time when the Volume was between 60 and 70 percent.
I was pleasantly surprised by the quality of the call, even though there is some sound leakage, which means that people near you can hear what you are saying, but you can avoid sound leakage to keep the volume low in quiet surroundings.
Since this device is not designed to listen to music, the sound quality is distorted, considering it was not intended to be used for music listening. It is not close to being an audiophile device. A distant sound is heard; neither the bass nor the highs are strong; the overall impression is that the music is heard as if it were coming from a couple of speakers positioned at a distance.
Tayogo S2 is designed to allow users to be aware of their surroundings while listening to music or podcasts simultaneously (while exercising, jogging, or cycling). Even the general public should give these headphones a try if they are not used in a noisy environment since both the hearing impaired and the general public can enjoy them.