"Disclaimer: I received a pair of Aftershokz Sportz 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!"
Last year, I had the opportunity to try the wireless Trekz Titanium headphones from Aftershokz. They sit just outside your ear, not inside them, and conduct sound through your bones. You can read my review here. So when I had the opportunity to try their Sportz model, I wholeheartedly agreed!
The Sportz headphones are wired with a microphone. The main reason I wanted to try these so badly is because I work from home a few days a week and do a lot of conference calls on my cell phone (no land line). The idea of having clearer sound than what comes from regular earbuds was very appealing. My box arrived with a Aftershokz aluminum water bottle, carrying pouch and charger.
I first tried them sitting on my front porch on a conference call. There is ambient noise like cars,birds, etc. I could hear my call very clearly and they could hear me!
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.
I wanted to try these on a run. Honestly I am used to wireless so I wasn’t sure how I would feel about using these. I took them for a 5.5 mile run and it worked out great. The sound was awesome. I was running in a high traffic area so it was good to still be able to hear my surroundings.
I also took them for a walk to listen to a podcast. I received a few phone calls while I was listening to the podcast, and it was easy to answer,hear and be heard.
Setting up was easy, I made sure to charge them right away. The hardest part was trying to figure out how to open up the little charging port.
I did want to use the headphones a few days later for a conference call and they were dead. I guess its really important to hit the power button when you’re done and make sure they are charged when you want to use them!
When you purchase them at this special link, they will bundle it with an aftershokz aluminum waterbottle!
They retail for $59.99, and come in blue or black. Right now you can score a free water bottle when you purchase at http://bibrave.aftershokz.com!
Hi, I'm Emily! I'm an avid runner in Arizona with a passion for travel and racing around the country!