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Earlier this year, I tested a pair of wired Aftershokz headphones and they were pretty great…buuutttt wired has kinda become soooo 2016. Cause ya know, some phones don’t even have headphone ports now. And then Aftershokz stepped up their game and came out with a new version of their bone-conducting headphones – called Trekz Air!
In case you aren’t familiar with bone-conducting technology, here is an explanation straight from the Aftershokz website: “Transducers guide mini vibrations through the cheekbones to the inner ears, delivering sound without plugging or covering them.” Basically, the headphones sit ABOVE your ears rather than going INSIDE of your ears.
Pretty fancy huh? But how do they feel? Umm…I barely noticed I was wearing them! The unique thing about the Trekz Air is that they are the most lightweight model from Aftershokz. The entire product is made from titanium so that they fit snug and secure…and did I mention that you can barely feel them? And you don’t have to fumble with ANY wires! I even ran on some pretty windy and rainy days and they didn’t budge one bit!
How do they sound? I was a little skeptical about trying headphones that don’t go inside my ears, because sometimes I like to really jam out (like when I’m cleaning) and tune out everything around me. So the first thing I did when I put these on was crank up the volume. And surprisingly, I actually had to turn it down a few notches – the sound was clearer and louder than I had imagined. I even used them to watch a whole movie while on the elliptical and hit the treadmill during “rush hour” at the gym and had no sound issues either time.
But could I REALLY hear my surroundings? Yes! I usually run with my kids or take them along to the family gym so I love knowing that I can hear them as well as my surroundings while running and working out.
What about performance? Trekz Air were inspired by elite athletes and I definitely feel that these are an elite pair of headphones. Music motivates me to run and workout so I always expect my headphones to perform well. I loved that I was able to just focus on my run while wearing these, rather than adjusting my headphones or worrying about an earbud falling out. I also liked that “Audrey” (the little voice lady in the headphones) talks you through powering on and off, pairing, and playing music.
Overall, I really love this product and I will continue using them for my future runs and workouts!
Who else would love them? Anyone! Maybe you are looking for the perfect gift for a special person in your life. Look no further! Everyone would love a pair of Aftershokz Trekz Air in their stocking! They aren’t just for athletes! They work great with hearing aids too! Or maybe you share your headphones with friends sometimes but don’t like the idea of sharing earwax and whatnot (yeah…gross). Well no wax worries here! And you aren’t killing your eardrums by listening to your music too loud. So there are lots of reasons why a pair of Aftershokz should always be in your bag!
Price? $149.95 – This is pretty comparable to other Bluetooth headphone brands. Plus FREE SHIPPING!
Battery life? – Awesome! 6 hours on a continuous charge!
Any cons? – Well I do wish they came in other colors so hopefully they will be adding colors to their line in the near future.
What comes in the package?
-A charging cable, a sleek carrying case, ear plugs, and an instruction booklet
SWAG BONUS: You can score a FREE Bibrave Trucker Hat with your order!bibrave.aftershokz.com
So what are you waiting for? It’s time to #beopen! The only thing you will need to worry about are what new songs to add to your playlist!
Join me on #Bibchat on Twitter on Tuesday, November 28th at 6pm CST for your chance to win a pair of your own!
I’m off to review the next product!