Philips TAA7607


The Philips TAA7607 are bone conduction headphones with a design that’s match for train, however sadly doesn’t do sufficient exterior of that rugged exterior to face out of the sporty bone conduction crowd.


  • Comfy and sturdy design
  • Simple to entry bodily buttons
  • Contains built-in operating mild


  • Sound high quality isn’t standout
  • Battery life wanting quoted numbers
  • Makes use of proprietary charging cable

  • Security mildToggle LED lights to remain secure operating at night time

  • IP scoreIP66 score to guard towards water and mud


The Philips TAA7607 are a pair of bone conduction headphones geared toward runners and health club goers, delivering audio and dealing with your calls in an open-ear design that retains you conscious of the world round you as you sweat.

Following Philips’ spectacular A6606, the TAA7607 guarantees a equally workout-proof look, sturdy battery life and nice audio for music and calls. 

There’s no scarcity of sporty bone conduction headphones proper now, so has Philips constructed on its earlier efforts to make the TAA7607 a standout pair when it’s time to hit the health club?

The Philips TAA7607 is in the stores now from Amazon UK for £157.95, placing it in and across the worth vary of the Shokz OpenRun Professional, that are top-of-the-line bone conduction headphones to purchase for runners and exercises.


  • IP66 water and mud resistant design
  • Onboard bodily controls
  • LED security lights

Philips doesn’t break from the bone conduction headphone norm so far as design is anxious. It’s a neckband-style look that weighs 38g and consists of bodily buttons to regulate quantity and skip tracks, flip the headphones on and off and likewise has a multi operate button to deal with calls as nicely and launch your cellphone’s good assistant.

That does imply there’s microphones right here too, with an AI and bone mics included. The AI one is designed to take away background noise whereas the bone conduction one tackles the wind to ensure calls exterior come out good and clear.

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It’s definitely not the slimmest set of bone conduction headphones you should buy – the likes of the Shokz OpenRun and Haylou PurFree BC01 are extra slimline, nevertheless it’s not a heavy set to put on and through exercises and runs they’ve stayed in place and don’t bounce round both.

To provide it extra early morning or night-time operating enchantment, Philips has included a skinny LED mild strip that fills the rear of the neckband and might mild up purple with fixed and strobe modes obtainable and managed by way of the on/off button or the Philips Headphones companion cellphone app. It’s not an excellent brilliant LED mild, however does provide you with one other supply of sunshine to maintain you seen.

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The bodily controls are nicely positioned on the proper aspect of the headphones and do make it good and straightforward to succeed in for even while you’re on the transfer. Whether or not that’s urgent to skip a observe or turning the amount up or down, the controls are applied properly right here.

It’s all the time good to see stage of sturdiness for one thing that’s designed for train  and Phillips has an IP66 water and mud resistant rated design right here, which implies they’re good to resist some rain however aren’t appropriate for submerging in water.

In the case of charging, you’ll want to make use of a magnetic proprietary charging cable, which is within the field alongside a material carry bag and a few earplugs.

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  • Good mics for calls
  • Shorter than promised battery life

From a connection viewpoint, it’s been superb on the entire. I’ve paired the TAA7607 to an iPhone, a Pixel cellphone, a MacBook and an Apple Watch Extremely with out challenge. There’s scope to pair to 2 gadgets concurrently as nicely for many who like the concept of multipoint Bluetooth help as nicely.

Phillips does embody entry to its Headphone companion cellphone app, which has felt much more secure than my earlier encounters with it. From right here you possibly can allow an earplug sound mode to supply some sound enchancment and allow the bone microphone to enhance name high quality in windier situations. It’s additionally a helpful spot to see the headphone battery life however utilizing the app isn’t integral to the general expertise.

Philips TAA7607 companion app

On paper, the battery sounds fairly good right here. Philips states as much as 9 hours from the onboard 160maH capability battery. It’ll take two hours to get from 0-100% and does have a quick cost characteristic to provide an hour’s play from a 15-minute cost when plugging it into its proprietary charger. That’s an identical battery efficiency promised on the A6606 and greater than what you’ll get on a pair of Shokz headphones on paper not less than.

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That’s seemingly not factoring in utilizing these built-in operating lights or based mostly on listening at close to to most quantity based mostly on my testing. An hour of operating or an hour of health club use noticed the battery drop by 20%. That’s extra like 5 hours versus 9 hours. You would possibly get 9 hours, however I believe you’d need to be listening at fairly low volumes to get something near that.

It’s nice you do have a quick cost characteristic not less than, and also you’ll seemingly have to make use of it when you’re planning to make use of them usually throughout every week, as an illustration.

Sound High quality

  • Makes use of bone conduction know-how 
  • No Bass mode

With Philips’ earlier sporty bone conduction headphones they managed to supply one thing I hadn’t seen on related headphones beforehand. It added a bass mode to ship an uncharacteristic punch of energy and heat. That mode doesn’t make the lower right here, so what you’re left with right here is an general sound that simply feels okay.

It’s a sound profile that doesn’t really feel all that dissimilar to a number of different bone conduction headphones I’ve examined and I’m not satisfied it’s higher than Philips’ earlier efforts or what you’ll get from a pair of Shokz, Naenka or Haylou headphones.

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Utilizing a mixture of my very own common exercise playlists and the helpful Songs to check your headphones playlist on Spotify, I first used them in my flat with little or no surrounding sound for that open ear design to battle towards it. What I received was audio that was unsurprisingly bass-lacking but additionally a bit boxy, harsh and grainy within the treble division and doesn’t really feel like probably the most balanced sounding bone conduction headphones I’ve used.

I moved to the health club subsequent to see how it might deal with arising towards the health club’s personal sound system and fellow health club goers and in equity it did an okay job and wasn’t totally drowned out by these exterior sounds. But, that fairly reserved, center of the street bone conduction sound remained.

Philips TAA7607 on trainer
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On runs, I needed to cope with site visitors and wind. Once more, it wasn’t totally swamped by the encompassing sound and it gives steadiness between listening to your personal audio and sound round you, however you do need to crank the amount up fairly excessive and that max quantity isn’t tremendous loud. There’s some fairly evident sound leakage to cope with as nicely.

I’d say these headphones do their finest work while you’re listening to audiobooks, podcasts and utilizing them to take calls. Whereas these onboard microphones don’t totally block out the wind and out of doors sounds, the decision readability typically is excellent each indoors and open air if you wish to take calls with them on the transfer.

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Do you have to purchase it?

You need headphones with a rugged, sweatproof design: The TAA7607 has the dustproof and water-proof design together with dependable match that makes it nicely suited to these exercises when issues get actually sweaty.

You need the perfect sound: Sadly, the TAA7607 doesn’t provide the perfect at school bone conduction sound I’ve skilled from different headphones that depend on that open-ear method.

Closing Ideas

The Philips TAA7607 appears like a little bit of a backwards step on the A6606, which I felt had one thing that helped it stand out from a rising pack of sporty bone conduction headphones and that was the larger, bassier sound. 

You don’t get that right here and the audio efficiency doesn’t stand out from different equally priced and even cheaper bone conduction headphones just like the Shokz OpenRun and Haylou PurFree BC01.

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Do the Philips TAA7607 help Hello-res audio?

There’s no hi-res audio help for the TAA7607, because the headphones solely help the SBC Bluetooth codec.



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Jargon buster

IP score

An abbreviation for ‘Ingress Safety Code’, which helps you to know to what extent a tool is perhaps waterproof or dustproof.

Bone conduction

Transmits sound waves to the ear by vibrating bones within the cranium, a method utilized by a lot of fitness-based headphones