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  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Outstanding Technology!

    Posted
    CoachT

    This is a review for the AfterShokz Trekz Titanium Wireless Bone Conduction Headphones that I received free of charge to do a beta test and review. After using this excellent system for several days, I have come to terms with this new technology. Never have I been able to stay in tune with the world that surrounds me while listening to my favorite music or while communicating during a phone conversation. As I was skeptical of the new technology, thinking how would it be possible to hear music without the vibrations being sent directly through my ear canal, lets just say this is no longer the case. The blue tooth technology is user friendly, easy to set up and comfortable via the light and durable headset. It set up easily with my phone and tablet within a few seconds. In addition, the voice directions within the system gives prompts in setting up and also when the battery is running low. It also shares with you how much battery life is left. So unlike the many other devices I have used. On that note, it does provide 6 hours of interactive use time, just as labeled. On a negative note, the sound does not have a natural deep base, unless you choose to place the provided ear plugs in your ears. However, I believe this takes away from the products awesome unique technology, being able to hear and communicate with your surroundings. So one has to give to get on that front. I personally like being able to take in the music while hearing the sound of my feet hit the pavement and warnings from bikes, cars and others who share my surroundings. Note, the sound is still loud enough and clear....just note the bass is not unless ear plugs are used. As for comfort, I give these headphones a 10. There is absolutely no ear discomfort or entrapment of sweat, something that I hate with my other headphones. I totally forgot that they were on my head during my most recent 90 minute run. No lie! This product rocks on this front. My only minor suggestion is that it was offered in a different color selection. Mine are blue and ideally I would like either black, red or a combination of those two. Just my style I guess. Love this product and highly recommend to anyone seeking a great pair of blue tooth headphones. These are now my go to pair and will only use the others when recharging the battery which only takes less than an hour to fully recharge. Have to like that. Go with it, they are worth the price!!!!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great for outdoor use

    Posted
    Macy756
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    I work outside in the elements during all seasons and down a dirt road, I am out in the wind- which blows dust most every day, there is irrigation sprinklers running water constantly in the summer and I am either driving or near noisy farm machines. For many years while at work I have struggled to hear my phone ring; never mind be able to hear my customers speak while I am in the field. On a whim went to into Best Buy; explained my situation to a couple of helpful sales folks, and with their recommendation- I chose Aftershockz Trekz titanium bone in headset. FANTASTIC! I can hear the phone, speak with ease, hands free so I can write a order or continue working while talking with customers, and my customers can hear me without shouting over all the background noise. Because the ear set rests on my temple not in my ear I am still able to hear what is going on around me- much more safe and convenient. With AfterShockz there are no wires to get caught up, just a very light weight frame that slides around the back of my neck- and under my hair it is not visible. I can wear a baseball hat with no issue. The sound quality is superb, sound resonates into my head- there is volume conrtrol so it doesn’t blare. Better than any ear bud I have ever tried. (After a few wears) they are so comfortable I forget that I am wearing them. It did take me a few days to get used to the pressure of the speakers resting over my glasses, and if I’m wearing a hoodie or beanie it pushes the set around a little - easy to adjust though. They aren’t comfortable to wear at night music listening while lying down. First world whining- Minor inconveniences. AfterShockz Titanium are the best product for comfort and efficiency that I have tried. I am going to get the new model this summer as I understand the ear wrap is even more comfortable. After years of searching, this was the best $100 I ever spent! I highly recommend them for folks that work and play outside. A word in praise of Best Buy staff- very helpful, attentive, really listened to, as well as responded to my needs. Excellent customer service.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great for athletes

    Posted
    PNWRunner

    Overall, I give the AfterShokz Trekz Titanium Wireless Bone Conduction Headphones a strong recommendation. Here’s why: 1) Set-up: setting up the headphones was as easy as turning them on and pairing them with my phone (iPhone 7). Easy peasy! 2) Ease of use: the headphones are super simple to put on and use. Just three buttons for all the functions. The volume buttons are a little small and hard to locate when running or cycling but after wearing them a few times turning the volume up and down was second nature. Skipping songs, pausing music, using the voice activation (Siri) was all super easy. 3) Sound quality: generally the sound quality was very good. Not quite as good as a high-end pair of in-ear headphones but this is more than made up for by the fact that you’re not blocking your hearing by sticking something into your ears. 4) Microphone quality: The microphone quality was also very good. I used the headphones for a few calls home and also for some conference calls for work. Everyone reported that I sounded good and that there was no distortion in my voice. Unfortunately, making calls while running or cycling is a different story. Wind noise interferes with the microphone making it very difficult for the person on the other end to hear me clearly. Interestingly, the voice control (e.g., to play a new artist in Apple Music) worked fine when running and cycling. 5) Comfort: The headphones are very comfortable. I wore them during a 3 hour run and never had any issues with them. In fact, for most of the run I forgot I was wearing them. Again, I highly recommend these headphones for anyone that wants a comfortable, easy-to-use, high-quality set of headphones. To me, it’s an extra bonus that the headphones don’t block your normal hearing. This is a review for the AfterShokz Trekz Titanium Wireless Bone Conduction Headphones that I received free of charge to do a beta test and review.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Amazing product!!!

    Posted
    Ashley

    I purchased the mini version for my daughter for her birthday. She is 5 and was born with bilateral artesia. Basically meaning she has no ear canals. Traditional headphones whether being inner ear or over the head will not work for her because there is no passage for sound to get through her ears. She loves watching her tablet but for her to hear it even with her hearing aids she has to have the volume very loud and it hurts everyone's ears so we make her turn it down. When we hooked up her aftershokz for the first time and connected them to her tablet she wasn't phased. Then as soon as I put them on her head and she realized what was going on she started crying. She wanted to listen to music and dance she was so excited. Her teachers at school think the will come in handy later on when she gets to the age of using computers. I'm so grateful for today's technology and knowing that my daughter will always have access to sound.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Finally a product that exceeds expectations

    Posted
    Listener77
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    After many Bluetooth as well as corded earbuds, this product not only meets my needs but goes beyond expectation. I mainly listen to podcasts and books on tape. Almost any product will work if you are sitting down at rest. But, I mostly use mine to listen while working out during the day and falling asleep at night. Corded products have the annoying habit of getting tangled. Bluetooth products can lack sound quality, are limited by battery life. and button placement can be inconvenient. Personally, I find having anything in my ears extended period of time can be irritating. Another common headphone problem is the need to pop them on and off when someone speaks to you or you want to hear what's going on around you. Therefore, I was attracted to the concept of bone conduction headsets. After checking a few of them out, I came across the AfterShokz - Trekz Titanium Bluetooth Headset. The comfort and sound quality are surprisingly good. No problem with the headphone boring into my ear when I roll over in bed. And a couple extra bonuses: Although the battery life is listed as six hours, I have been able to get past seven. An addition, the time required for a full recharge is surprisingly short compared to any other Bluetooth headset I've tried. Their more expensive lighter version didn't feel as comparable to me, so I got the slightly heavier set. Once my wife saw (and heard) how well mine worked, she chose the lighter version. We are both enjoying liberation from imperfectly fitting earbuds, cord tangles, and poor sound quality.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Beats buds in the heat

    Posted
    silentsportsman

    I have been using my AfterShokz for about two weeks. They sound amazing. I have wanted something like this for years. Regular ear buds have to be deafeningly loud to be heard over power tools, the lawn mower, or in a noisy work environment. Regular ear buds are also very uncomfortable for running, cycling or any physical labor. AfterShokz bone conduction solves this problem. No wires sticking to you, getting tangled or pulling out and no sweat filled ears, just great sounding audio. When running and cycling I could still hear cars and one excited dog approaching. At work I was able to wear ear protection, hear high quality music and still hear a broom sweeping the floor in a loud industrial setting. The sound: It is incredible, way better than I would have thought. I have a smaller head and have used the AfterShokz with the included fit straps and without depending on the situation. They even fit over the top of my head which is more comfortable for kicking back without the strap getting in the way, they still sounded great. The hands free calling feature works well too. I have never used a Bluetooth ear piece, but these are great, and simple to use. The battery lasted well over 8 hours of streaming Pandora. Pros: Great sound Great battery life Safety Comfort Con: Sizing - I do have a smaller head, even with the fit straps they moved around while running. If they were adjustable or fit tighter for smaller noggins that would be a huge improvement. As is I think this is an excellent product, and bone conduction, keeping your ears open, has so many safety advantages for athletes, weekend warriors and workers alike. This is a review for the AfterShokz Trekz Titanium Wireless Bone Conduction Headphones that I received free of charge to do a beta test and review.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Excellent for all intended uses!

    Posted
    EsoTechDude
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    So I bought this headset while specifically looking for wireless gym headphones! This was also my first time wearing bone-conducing headphones. - Charges via (USB Male A to Micro Male B Cable) - Battery life - Not fully tested but held up through all my workouts, including the ride home. (at least two hours / my needed time) - Volume - Loud enough that others can hear it outside my skull (technically too loud for anyone for earphones and beyond intended volume levels for product design) - Sound Quality - Excellent, though low bass levels. Again as intended I didn't expect soul shattering Skrillex beat drops from this. When used at proper volume levels, sound is clear, other folks cannot hear it, while I can hear the music and still maintain active awareness of my environment otherwise. - Holds up quite well to gym sweat! - Lastly, they are amazing because there is nothing to fall out of my ears repeatedly! The sound through the bone conductors was at first a bit disconcerting, as it sounds like something is coming from inside your head, the best as I can describe it. That being said they are awesome at the end of the day. If the company ends up releasing a more advanced (trainer, fitness etc.) version I will definitely grab another pair! I would say this is a highly recommended product!

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  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great alternate listening device

    Posted
    Philsphan97
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    I am always looking for a comfortable and reasonably priced wireless listening device. I find earbuds uncomfortable and they do not stay in place especially during intense exercise. I currently own a pair of Acoustic Sheep wireless headphone which are embedded within a head band. My only issue is that headphones are to be removed after each workout so as not to be damaged by sweat while allowing the headband to dry. I enjoy Acoustic Sheep headphones however for daily use these are not ideal due to removing and replacing headphones within the headband. I conducted extensive research and came across AfterShokz - Trekz Titanium Wireless Bone Conduction Open-Ear Headphones. Runners World ranked these among top listening devices to which I agree. Sound quality and comfort make these perfect for daily use as well as being sweat-proof, meaning they stay in place during the most intense workout. In conclusion, I continue using Acoustic Sheep in conjunction with AfterShokz - Trekz Titanium Wireless Bone Conduction Open-Ear Headphones as they each fulfill a need.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great for runners

    Posted
    ArtM
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    so I've been looking for a set of headphones to use while running and working out at the gym. my prerequisites were that they be sweat proof, and be comfortable to wear for a prolonged period of time while running or working out. I was set to spend a gob of money to get so called "sport" headphones that fit in the ear canal when I happened to cross these. I will say, the sound quality is not like Bose or Beats or any of the other high end products (and don't get me wrong, the sound's not too shabby). but where it lacks in sound quality it makes up with comfort, and if you're out and about, safety. I can both hear the music very well, and still be able to hear what's going on around me, without the discomfort of hot sweaty ears. so to get started, charging the unit took maybe an hour or so. pairing was simple. hold a button for a few seconds, and the unit will announce that it's paired up. power on, the unit announces connection, and it's time to rock and roll. I have an average sized head. so fit was as advertised. while running, there was no bounce, the headphones stayed in place. I didn't need to turn the volume up too high, probably mid range, to hear the music. and I was still able to hear my surroundings clearly. since the unit sits outside of the ear, I didn't get the case of hot ears, and so far, sweat hasn't been an issue. doing yardwork, I was still able to hear my music clearly even when using power tools.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great Sound and Comfort

    Posted
    RobA

    Overall, I love these headphones! They're innovative, the sound is great and they're super easy to set up. The biggest benefit by far is how comfortable they are. It takes a few minutes to wrap your head around the fact that you get great sound without something in directly your ear...it's a little weird at first but very cool. I've used these in number of different scenarios...working out, running, yardwork and housework. In all situations they were great and I love being able to hear clear sound while not being isolated from the outside world. You need to experience bone conduction sound to really understand how cool it is. As I mentioned, the sound is great. However, these are not intended for audiophiles and they don't pretend to be. They serve a specific need and do it well. The only downside is the need to wear ear plugs if you want to isolate yourself from outside noise. I used them on an airplane and they were decent in this environment but it wasn't ideal to wear ear plugs. This is a review for the AfterShokz Trekz Titanium Wireless Bone Conduction Headphones that I received free of charge to do a beta test and review.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Thought it was gimmicky but now I'm a believer!

    Posted
    TheAmazingBastard

    I have been using the AfterShokz for a little over a week now I I am really impressed with their performance, The sound is pretty good considering its not going directly into the ear. That being said the sound is amazing when you put in the supplied ear plugs. It really brings the bass to life! Most of the time I use them at work. I like to be able to hear my music or podcasts when im working, but I have to keep my ears available to hear computers alarm. Prior to the AfterShokz I was using either a bluetooth speaker or wired in ear headphones with one ear out. The AfterShoks are the best option for me as I can hear my music in stereo and my co-workers arent complaining about my Vaporwave. Another use I've found for them is when I'm working with loud equipment in my garage. The other day I ran my weedeater while listening to a podcast. It was great. I usually have to play the music really loudly to be able to hear it when running the weed eater. I was skeptical of them at first but now I'm a believer. All my co workers at the uplink want a pair now too! This is a review for the AfterShokz Trekz Titanium Wireless Bone Conduction Headphones that I received free of charge to do a beta test and review

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Ridiculously Good

    Posted
    DougJ
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    So comfortable not having to stick a heavy earbud in your ears for an hour or more. I tried a demo of the new $250 Beats wireless buds at Apple - so disappointing - these are superior. Comfort value is a 5 plus. They rest on the bone outside your ear, Sound is clearly a 5, these sound better than any buds I have had. They are great for runners, bikers and people who don't want to totally shut out the world. Percussion is ridiculous at this price point, they play loud, great clarity - and if you want to go without zero leaking, just use a comfortable sleeping or musician small earplugs - and they sound as good as my Sony $300 cans - i love them either way. Great technology - bone conduction - go figure. i will share these with everyone in my office and i guarantee people will go out and get a pair - $88. Awesome

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Truly amazed

    Posted
    Poimen

    My biggest concerns walking into this purchase was whether or not they'd fit my huge head and sound quality. Luckily they fit fine and they sound great. It takes a bit of getting use to especially when someone goes to talk to me. I keep thinking I need to take them off to hear someone talk to me but I don't. I can clearly hear both. Regardless if you're getting sound from the AfterShokz or from the outside, they all wind up in the same place before hitting your brain, so I have found myself competing the volume of the AfterShokz with the level of sound around me. Regardless these things are sounding great. If you put them full blast they do vibrate against your skin, and they can be heard a bit by others a bit. But at a moderate volume I've asked people if they could hear them and no one could so far.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Situational Awareness

    Posted
    Dayoff2
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    Now that I've finally purchased this, I can't see how bone conducting headphone's isn't a lot more popular? Now I can listen to music while making conversation with other's at the same time, without having to take me headphone's off! I haven't had the chance to use these while riding my bike but these headphone's are really convenient. I've made and received phone calls while wearing these and I could easily hear the other person talking and they heard me without a problem! However you can't have them turned all the way up when listening to music and expect to hear everything around you. One con I can point out is that they're not designed to be used while laying down. Although I've found that wearing them over my face fixes that problem. After all they are designed for people on the go and not leisurely activities. Anyway, took me about an hour to get use to a different way of listening to music but after that I fell in love with them!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great for the purpose they are designed

    Posted
    AdamGJ
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    These headphones are not designed to replace Beats or Airpods. These headphones are designed to allow the wearer to hear his/her surroundings while listening to audio content. They are plenty loud for listening to music on the average crowded street or gym, but they are pretty useless on an airplane or loud crowd. I use these as my primary headphones because I usually only wear headphones when I am at the gym. I took them to Washington DC on a business trip and they were fantastic for listening to my Google Map directions while walking the city. I would talk to people and respond to traffic without adjusting the volume of my music. One thing customers should know is that these aren't silent. You can hear audio when the headphones are less than a foot in proximity from your ears. I haven't had any problems with them and I have had them for approximately four months.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    My favorite headset.

    Posted
    NateG
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    I've never really liked standard ear buds for extended listening and over the ear are not very practical while on the go for voice communication and music/media listening. The audio quality these Trekz deliver while helping to maintain situational awareness is unmatched. They aren't great at noise canceling when you're taking to others using them as a BT headset in a noisy environment but they are inherently open ear so also not ideal for listening in that setting anyway. They do include a set of foam ear plugs and have a secondary EQ setting to change the frequencies for closed ear listening. The way they transmit sound using small bone conducting transducers is pretty amazing for the method they use. The sound quality is a very good for the form factor.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Work well

    Posted
    Dan42
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    I purchased these headphones for outdoor running so I would be able to hear what's going on around me during my runs, whether that be cars/traffic, bicyclers passing me, or just conversing with my running buddies. They function as expected. The sound quality is decent (I do not use the earplugs with the headset) and works well for what I purchased them for. They stay put quite well during my runs. They are fairly sturdy and durable, and also water resistant. All in all, I am pleased with my purchase and the quality of this product so far (I have been using them for 2 months). They charge relatively quickly and the battery lasts several hours. If you are looking for the best sound quality, these are not the right headphones for you. However, if you are looking for some background music while you go about your business or activity while being able to hear what is going on around you and/or carry on a conversation, then these are perfect.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    So FABULOUS!

    Posted
    jpjpjp
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    Apparently I have ridiculously small ear canals and there are no earbuds that ever fit. These bone conduction headphones have opened up the whole world of earbuds to me! Additionally, I work with Deaf/Hard-of-Hearing kids and many of the hard-of-hearing kids with bilateral hearing aids LOVED these! They can use them while wearing their hearing aids. The sound is great. The ability to hear the world around me is great, too. The battery lasts long in my opinion. I am using them on day three of not charging them, but using them several hours per day. I agree that the back strap should be adjustable, but it worked fine for both me and my little students. It stays in place. If the headphones are placed properly, the outside world doesn't hear much, if anything. Sometimes, though, if someone is standing close, they can hear a bit if the volume is all the way up and the headphones are placed just a little bit off. They look cool, sound great and I love them!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Best head phones ever!

    Posted
    Rwtaylorpastor
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    I spend hours outside, and I have destroyed many many sets of "sports" "water resistant" head phones. Some I have had go bad in just a few days due to sweat, but not these! I can listen to and hear conversations around me. While they do require you to use a separate set of actual ear plugs if you need noise canceling "which most of time I do" it really isn't as much of a hassle as you might think. They come with a set of ear plugs and you can purchase others at different decibel levels that suit your needs. I will never buy anything else again. I have worn these while running a table saw and can still listen to the music, the lawn mower and weed eater will not drown it out the volume. I have no complaints, nor have I had any from others concerning call quality, the controls are easy to get used to. You can wear them all day without those sore spots that ear tips give you. Wearing your glasses or safety glasses do not get in the way either.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Best Headphones yet!

    Posted
    Roman
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    I was caught between getting the Trekz Titanium and the Apple AirPods. I’ve always been concerned about long term effects to my hearing from using in-ear headphones so I did extensive research on bone conducting headphones before buying these. All the reviews rated these highly so I figured I’d try them out and return them if I didn’t like them. I received them on 1/28/19 and I have used them every day since. The sound quality is as good if not better than regular headphones. I use them while I’m at work and it’s honestly improved my quality of life and work. I feel more productive and can also be attentive to my surroundings. If you want more bass you can just use the equalizer and it works great. I’m definitely keeping them and I’ve already recommended these to multiple of my friends.

    I would recommend this to a friend