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AfterShokz Trekz Titanium
What do you call headphones that let you hear your music AND the world around you? A miracle!
If you agree with that statement, the AfterShokz Trekz Titaniums are exactly what you need.
My opportunity to test out the Trekz Titaniums could not have come at a better time. I am up on a mountain for the summer and to say the roads are snug with blind corners would be the understatement of the week. As much as I love running with music, there was no way it was safe because you have to be able to listen for traffic.
I had my doubts about the concept of headphones that didn’t actually go in your ears and were designed to let you hear the world around you. Listening to music is only good if you can actually hear the music. My first run with them immediately changed my mind. Not only was I able to avoid all the cars that I was able to hear coming, but I was also able to hear my music loud and clear!
The AfterShokz Trekz Titaniums use bone conduction technology to get the sound into your ears and and LeakSlayer technology to reduce sound leakage (you know, that terrible thing where you realize you turned your music up a little too loud while running and the whole world could probably hear you jamming out to Spice Girls throwbacks). I was highly impressed with the fact that I could take the headphones off and wear them around my neck and barely hear them.
Comfort is also a huge factor when considering headphones and these are great. They sit nicely over your ears (and that means no nasty funk on the earpieces like sometimes happens with earbuds) and they do not bounce around or slide. There is a good amount of grip without pinching. They are also sweat resistant which is a majorly important factor.
They have become my go to for work in the morning as well as my runs. Phone calls are also crystal clear on both ends…at least according to my mom!
There were only two downsides to these headphones, and they were pretty minor details but bear mentioning. The first was that the noise when they turn on is a little overwhelming. I feel like I need to remember to turn them on before actually putting them on. The only other thing I did not like was that they beep every time you turn the volume up or down. I worked around this by doing most of the volume changing from my phone rather than the headphone buttons.
Overall I LOVE the AfterShokz Trekz Titanium headphones and highly recommend them to anyone looking for a way to listen to their music without losing their ability to hear what is going on around them.
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