AfterShokz Trekz Titanium Wireless Headphones Review @AfterShokz
At the office, I spend hours a day designing and building virtual oil refineries so my music is a vital part of life. Over the years, I’ve everything from massive wired headphones to the latest in tiny wireless earbuds. They all have the pro and cons so my quest for a better option has given me the opportunity to use the Trekz Titanium wireless headphones from AfterShokz.
These light, comfortable, easy on and take off alternative to earbuds inserted into the ear canal or covering the outer ear. Aftershokz use bone conduction technology only requiring the device contact the area at the front of the ears.
I do not normally listen to music when I play golf, golfing is for golf not Van Halen, but at the driving range the weather and sweat resistant, Trekz Titanium are perfect for drowning out the chattering range rats. They are not total nose canceling headphones, there is a pair of earplugs supplied for that. The Trekz Titanium allows the user to hear what is happening around them with AfterShokz’s “Open Fit” design. That feature comes in handy at work, no more bosses sinking up on me, as well as jogging through the neighborhood.
How Bone Conduction Works
Bone conduction is a natural part of the hearing process—sound travels through our eardrums and bones simultaneously. Aftershokz has taken this theory to the next level with their development of a number of proprietary technologies and design patents. Transducers guide minute vibrations through the cheekbones to the inner ears, carrying sound without the need to plug or cover them up. The result is headphones that deliver unsurpassed situational awareness and comfort. This way cool technology was originally developed by AfterShokz for military use.
The first time you wear them, the effect of the transducers against your cheekbone takes a little getting used to. The AfterShokz headphones are worn around the back of your neck and over the ear. As a wearer of prescriptions eyeglasses, I am always aware of thing that fit over the ear, these headphones do not interfere with my glasses or wraparound sunglasses.
Sound quality is very good with my classic rock-n-roll or some acid jazz when the mood hits. There is a more sound leakage than with most earbuds and over-ear headphones.
The flexible band is comfortable and my ears do not get irritated by wearing the AfterShokz Trekz Titanium for hours each day like earbuds tend to do. After a session or two of hitting range rocks they are easily wiped down and survive a ride in the old golf bag.
The Trekz Titanium headphones are one of the best phone mic and receivers that I have ever used. When walking or sitting still I not had any listener have trouble hearing me speak. My Motorola phone understands my voice commands without trouble every time.
My wife has discovered how well these little jewels preform running paired with her Apple Watch and she seems to like them. I guess I know what to buy her for Mother’s Day this year, or be left with my old buds.
I use the Trekz Titanium most every day for an average of five hours per day and the only time I’ve heard the “Charge Me” alert was the day after I forgot to charge them. Even then I was able to listen for over two hours before the alert. They are fully charged in about 1.5 hours from the USB charger.
The Bottom Line
These are the headphones I would recommend to use for outdoor activity because they allow you hear background noise such as traffic. As well as being rain and sweat resistant. They are easy to put on, take off, and comfortable to wear at work or at play. The Trekz Titanium do not fit in the ear so you aren’t putting sticky, dirty ear buds in your ear canal.
The price is in line with most high end wireless ear buds. AfterShokz Trekz Titanium is THE alternative to both earbuds and on-ear headphones.
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Trekz Titanium Key Specs
- Bone conduction transducers, OpenFit design
- Frequency response 20Hz-20KHz
- Bluetooth 4.1 (A2DP, AVRCP, HSP, HFP profiles) with 33-foot range
- Lithium-ion battery rated at 6 hours continuous play, 1.5-hour recharge time
- Dual noise-cancelling microphones
- IP55 certified moisture and dust resistance
- Weighs 1.27oz
- MSRP $129.00
Disclosure: AfterShokz provided Trekz Titanium headphones for review purposes.