Gear Review: Aftershokz Trekz Titanium

Trekz PackagingDisclaimer: I received the 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!

Whenever you do anything for a long time without stopping your body will begin to ache. That is no different than when you are running with headphones your ears will begin to hurt, or the headphones may begin to rub your skin raw.  The Aftershokz Trekz Titanium headphones are the exception to this rule.

During the time I have had the Trekz Titanium headphones I have put in multiple runs and bike rides of well over an hour and never have the headphones ever become uncomfortable.  At the end of each run and ride the headphones were the last thing on my mind.  Never did they cause any irritation or any discomfort which would cause me to pay attention to them before paying attention to my run or ride.

Beyond the comfort, these headphones are very practical.  The headphones were initially very easily to hook up to my phone through bluetooth connection.  After they were initially set up  they would quickly connect to my phone when I would turn them on.

Out on a RunWhile you were wearing them it was easy to control the primary functions of your phone including answer calls, and using voice controls.  I was very impressed with how much you could do with a minimal interface.  There are only a few buttons available, but from these few buttons there are many options for a user.

Lastly, it cannot be underestimated how nice the listening experience is.  Although when you first turn them on you feel the vibration from the headphones, which is a little odd, once they are on the experience is simply amazing.  You could clearly hear the music, radio or commands from the phone.  Most importantly, I was shocked at how well I could still hear what was going on around me.

I usually do not wear headphones when I run because I like to be aware of my surroundings, and am constantly looking around and seeing what is occurring around me.  With these headphones I am able to not only listen to what I choose, but to still be aware of what is going on around me.  I believe these headphones are in a class of themselves.  They are one of a kind, provide a unique experience, and will prove to be a leader in what I hope to be the future of athletic headphones.

-Runner

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