REVIEW: AfterShokz Trekz Air

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AfterShokz Trekz Air Review
So I’m going to just get it out there and let everyone hear it, I LOVE the AfterShokz Trekz Air wireless headphones.Not only can you hear me say that, but thanks to these spectacular wireless headphones that use bone conduction technology, I can run and work out with “open ears”. These allow me to listen to my music AND hear everything around me including cars approaching on the road and others working out in the gym around me.

These are a game changer. They have made my runs so much safer out on the roads. I honestly wasn’t sure how they would work but have been amazed at how fantastic they’ve been. It’s the only way to run now outside. It’s given me more peace-of-mind. No more surprises of a car, cyclist, or even fellow runner whizzing by. It allows me to be prepared and to stay safe as I train.

The sound quality is fantastic. Their redesigned bone conduction technology improved bass and dynamic sound range. I was amazed at how it sounds. I was worried that people around me would hear my music better than I could. Nope, not the case. I see no difference with hearing my music than I would with in-ear headphones. The only difference is I can now hear around me too.

The battery life has been wonderful. They play 6 hours continuously. I’ve found myself having to charge them once every 5-6 days, so it’s basically once a workout week for me. So convenient.

They are sweat proof and water resistant. They are not waterproof, so don’t jump in the pool with them on. As you probably know, I sweat a lot and have had issues with wireless headphones in the past that have said they are “sweat proof”. The Trekz Air have been battle tested and have not failed. Plus, say goodbye to having sweat get caught in between your ear bud and ear canal. I used to hate that and it would happen to move more than you could imagine. With these being over-the-year, it’s something I don’t have to worry about anymore.

You might be asking, how do they differ from the Trekz Titanium. Both are amazing over-the-ear wireless headphones. Both use bone conduction technology to provide a safer experience. Well, AfterShokz took the popular Trekz Titanium model and made a version which is 20% lighter, more organic in design and have used titanium everywhere possible to make sure that they fit more securely but also sound better too!

They weren’t kidding. You can definitely tell the difference in weight. The Trekz Air are so light, it feels like you’re wearing next to nothing. It truly is a light-as-air feeling.  They also don’t move at all.
If you look back at a video I posted on Twitter or Instagram, you’ll notice they don’t budge. What a relief! With the headphones going OVER your ear, not only can you hear around you but when you turn your head to see, you don’t have to worry about your headphones moving or an earbud dislodging. It’s another way they make your runs and work outs in the gym safer. No more adjusting or quickly reacting to catching an ear bud. No wires either. Nothing to get caught on while lifting or running.
Here are the features and specs for the AfterShokz Trekz Air:
Features
  • Bone conduction technology delivers music through your cheekbones, ensuring ears remain completely open to hear ambient sounds
  • A 20% lighter build than its counterpart
  • A new organic design delivers increased comfort
  • Complete wraparound titanium design provides a flexible fit for unnoticeable all-day comfort and stability
  • OpenFit™ design ensures maximum situational awareness and comfort during long-term wear
  • PremiumPitch+™ guarantees a premium audio experience, including wide dynamic range and rich bass
  • Bluetooth® v4.2 connectivity and convenient multipoint pairing
  • LeakSlayer™ technology significantly reduces natural sound leakage
  • IP55 certified to repel sweat, dust and moisture, from workouts to wicked weather
  • Enjoy six hours of continuous music + calls on a single charge
  • EQ presets boost bass and reduce vibration on the go
  • Dual noise canceling microphones exclude surrounding noise, effectively enhancing speech
  • Audrey Says™ voice prompts guide users through power, pair, play and talk
  • Hassle-free 2-year warranty

Specs

  • Speaker type: bone conduction transducers
  • Frequency response: 20Hz~20KHz
  • Sensitivity: 100 ± 3dB
  • Microphone: -40dB ± 3dB
  • Bluetooth version: v4.2
  • Compatible profiles: A2DP, AVRCP, HSP, HFP
  • Wireless range: 33 ft (10m)
  • Battery: rechargeable lithium ion
  • Continuous play: 6 hours
  • Standby time: 20 days
  • Charge in: 2 hours
  • Weight: 1.06 oz (30g)

In conclusion, the AfterShokz Trekz Air are well worth the retail price of $179.95. I am totally impressed with them all around. They are the perfect wireless headphones for running and working out. I highly recommend them.

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2 Replies to “REVIEW: AfterShokz Trekz Air”

  1. Not gonna lie … wore them today at work under my hair – no one noticed I had my music on and I could still hear my surroundings. Aftershokz– not just for running, also for undercover music listening at work! 😉 Joining the #Bibchat tonight to “Rave” about them!

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