If you are a runner who listens to music you know the aggravation earphone cords can be. So when I had the opportunity to test out a wireless option, I jumped at the chance.
Disclaimer: I received Aftershokz Trekz Titanium wireless 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!"
Meet the Trekz Titanium Pink wireless headphone by Aftershokz. While they are wireless they are not earbuds, and have a very unique quality about them. With bone conduction technology the headphones rest outside the ear, rather than inside the eardrum, as an earpiece. Making it even better, I got to try out a special Pink set in honor of Breast Cancer Awareness month.
I have to admit I was a little skeptical of the sound quality, so I put them to the test for my weekly long runs. Most people wear the set down the backside of your head, closer to the neckline while resting the ear piece on the temple. I chose to wear the headset on top of my ponytail, as it seemed to fit my head a bit better for the run. I tried them out on numerous long runs and honestly fell in love with them.
When running the trails it is important that you are aware of your surroundings, and listen for obstacles such as animals and road bikes. The Trekz are not noise canceling as they rest on the outside of your eardrum, vs resting inside your ear like a typical ear bud so I had a feeling this would be a good option. As I headed out for my first run with them, it took me a few minutes to adjust the placement of the ear piece, and the volume. Once I hit the right spot on my temple, I was golden. The noise literally travels through your bone into your ear canal, and allows you to hear the music or podcast while keeping you aware of other noises near you. This bone conducting technology is truly quiet amazing. The sound quality is really good, but if that isn’t quite enough for you, just place earplug in your ears which cancels out any exterior noise. Now, yes I know what you’re saying..how can you use earplug while listening to earphones? It’s their amazing technology and it really does work.
While running, the headset did not jostle around and was quiet comfortable. I used them for a few runs over 3 hours and the battery life still had more available, (the company claims they have a 6 hour use battery life.) PS. They are also sweat resistant, and after 3 hours of trail running that is a major plus.
Since my test on trail runs, I have used my Aftershokz at the gym, commuting to work and even while lounging at the pool. I found them quiet versatile, flexible and lightweight. I have definitely become a convert.
One other thing I was really drawn to about the headphones, was the company Aftershokz. With October right around the corner, AfterShokz is joining the fight against breast and ovarian cancer by going (Bright) Pink!. For every unit sold on aftershokz.com from September 1st to October 31st, 2016, AfterShokz will donate 25% of proceeds to Bright Pink, a non-profit that focuses on breast and ovarian cancer awareness and action. Plus Every time #AwareWithPink is used on Facebook, Twitter or Instagram, AfterShokz will donate an additional 25 cents to Bright Pink to extend the awareness. Spreading the hashtag will fund Bright Pink’s ongoing efforts to educate and drive awareness about how being proactive can make all the difference.
I love this initiative and hope if you are considering purchasing a set that this initiative is the deciding factor. Plus if you Use discount code PINK for a FREE small portable storage case to go with your Trekz Titanium Pink headphones.
Add this item to your cart, and apply code “PINK” at checkout to get it free!