Disclaimer: I received a pair of Aftershokz Trekz Titanium 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!
We officially live in the future!
You no longer need to have anything in your ears to listen to music or podcasts through headphones. I was lucky enough to test Aftershokz’ Trekz Titanium Bluetooth headphones and I was blown away.
These magic headphones work by conducting sound through your jawbone instead of through your ear canals.
As they explain it: “Bone conduction technology delivers music through your cheekbones, ensuring ears remain completely open to hear ambient sounds.”
It’s really something else. Your ears stay open to hear cars, other runners, animals and anything around you, while the music/podcast you’re listening to comes in clear as day through the bones in your face.
They’re also fairly comfortable to wear, though I had to use the additional rubber pieces to keep them snug on my head during runs. Maybe I just bounce a lot! I also used them cycling and they were great.
When you have them on, you’re able to carry on a conversation or hear someone who may be asking you a question. This happened a few times on my run, but since I could head my surroundings, it was no issue at all.
Overall, I really fell in love with these headphones. They definitely have their time and place (probably not good for an airplane, as some sound does leak out), but if you’re a runner or athlete, these things are awesome.
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