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!
Are you looking for a pair of well-constructed wireless headphones? Look no further!
I have spent a couple years trying to find a decent pair of headphones, and now the wait is over! I jumped all over the opportunity to opt-in when BibRave sent out the request to test out these headphones. I chose the slate (gray/black) pair to put to the test.
From the box to my ears the set up/bluetooth pairing was quick and simple. Like most items, I like to play with them before thumbing through the manual, and the Trekz Titanium were no different. I was amazed at the quality design and the placement of the power, volume, and the multifunction buttons. The headphones are flexible and lightweight.
The headphones arrived with a full charge. When I began the pairing process, my phone and iPod quickly recognized the Trekz’s signal and connected. I was laced up and out the door in a matter of minutes.
I was completely amazed that sounds were being conducted through the bones in my ears. My ears are free – headphones rest just in front of them – allowing me to hear passing runners and approaching cyclists with ease. During my run, I flipped through various genres of music and even a couple of podcasts, and every time the sounds were crystal clear. I have not found a place where these headphones were not adaptable except in high-traffic areas.
The only times I had a difficult time hearing the sounds produced by the Trek’s were when I entered an area of traffic. I chose not to wear the provided earplugs to see how the sounds were affected. Note: the only time I have worn the earplugs was in my house. I don’t feel it is very safe to wear earplugs while running 🙂
I used my Trekz to place dozens of phone calls, and every time they exceeded my standards. With their noise canceling microphones, many times the person on the other end didn’t know if I was running, walking, or stretching as the clarity was near perfect.
The water resistant feature is a plus! Shortly after I started using them, I encountered a thunderstorm (yes, I should have checked the weather). Luckily, the Trekz passed the test. When I arrived home, I dried them off and got them ready for the next run. Plus, I saw no effects from the buckets of sweat they endured over the last several weeks!
The AfterShokz Trekz headphones have truly freed me from my old wired headphones. As I look ahead to my many races, I can’t see my plugging in anytime soon. Many thanks to BibRave for providing the opportunity to test out a product that is truly music to my ears!
Some of my favorite features:
- Quick and easy pairing to my phone and iPod
- One size fits all – flexible headband
- Wireless range 33 feet – I lost connection at 150+ feet
- Quick charging & battery level notifications
- Clear sounds in the ear & from the mic
- The volume is limited to prevent distortion and hearing loss
- Water and sweat resistant
What’s in the box?
- Carrying case (hard-sided & cloth)
- Ear plugs
- USB plug for charging
- Fitbands for smaller heads
As a runner, I have gone through dozens of (wired) headphones over the years, and when I would search for new ones I would always come across AfterShokz headphones. Unfortunately, I always passed on them because I was skeptical of their bone conduction claim.
Bottom line, my opinion was changed the moment I powered them on! I am a fan, and if they die before their time I will add another set to my running gear.
If you want to learn more about BibRave and the AfterShokz Trekz headphones then please join us on Twitter via the #Bibchat on August 29, 2017 9 PM EST. You might even win a free pair! If you can’t wait then check out this link and pick up a free case with your purchase.