"Disclaimer: I received a pair of Aftershokz Trekz Titanium Headphones to review as part of being a BibRave Pro. Learn more about becoming a BibRave Pro (ambassador), and check out BibRave.com to review find and write race reviews!"
I love finding cool new products, gadgets and gear to make running and training easier.
I heard about these new Trekz Titanium headphones that sit just outside your ear, not inside them, and conduct sound through your bones and was like “whoa!” I need to check these out!
The box comes with a carrying case, charger and earplugs. Those are in case you need to block out more sound (like on an airplane). But part of the beauty of these headphones is that you get to hear your rockin’ music but still hear the ambient noise around you – birds singing, cars approaching, etc. Safe!
The totally unique aspect of these headphones is the use of bone conduction technology. The sound is just as great as if they were sitting inside your ears, honestly. But your ears are left open to hear approaching cars, etc.
Setup was easy – synching the headphones to Bluetooth was a piece of cake. It is a little different feeling to have them sitting outside your ear, but it wasn’t distracting. Initially the back of it was hitting me in the back. When I have my hair in a pony tail, if I let the back of the headphones rest on the top of my ponytail, that solved that problem. The sound is good and clear. You may have to play around with the fit a bit, they provide little fit bands to help it fit tighter if they are too loose.
I wore my headphones for Rock n Roll Dallas half marathon. They stayed put well, they have a snug fit. I think I had one brief spot where I lost my connection temporarily, but that was it.
Took them out for a 10 mile training run in the heat. Even sweat didn’t make them slip. These have a nice battery life, too. I ran a half marathon, 2 10 mile runs, and several shorter runs before I finally had to charge it for the first time. It says you can count on 6 + hours of battery life. Charging was easy peasy.
As you can see, I definitely put these to the test on many different runs, and even at the gym when I was lifting weights.
I would definitely recommend these as a great wireless option. The Aftershokz Trekz Headphones retail for $129.99, and come in 3 colors. Discount Alert! You can save 20% with BIBRAVE20!
Aftershokz is also partnering with the United Relay - a nonstop running relay across the country on 3 different routes. It's a super cool event, check it out and sign up for a stage near you if you can! I am hoping to run one or two near me. You could also win a meet and greet with Alicia Keys in New York! See all the details here. Good luck!
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Hi, I'm Emily! I'm an avid runner in Arizona with a passion for travel and racing around the country!