First… Yes, these headphones are really supposed to be worn like this. At first it looks weird, knowing all other headphones we worn before are designed to cover or plug into our ears, but Aftershokz is different, it’s supposed to settle on your cheekbones.
This is because Aftershokz Trek Titanium is designed with bone conduction technology that uses vibrations to deliver sound via your cheekbones keeping your ears open to hear the world around you.
This means you can now listen you your favorite music while running or cycling outdoors and still be able to hear the jeep or taxi trying to squeeze past by you at 60 KPH.
To be honest, it’s not really recommended to wear earphones when you run or bike outdoors, but on occasions that you really must, the ability to retain awareness of your surroundings while listening to music is why athletes and runners should consider this piece of technology.
The ability to retain awareness of your surroundings while listening to music is the primary reason why athletes and runners should consider this piece of technology.
I’ve been testing the Aftershoz Trek Titanium for a few weeks now and I also brought it to a trip abroad, and here are my thoughts about this product:
Sound Quality is Acceptable. And it would go without saying that the sound quality of the Trek Titanium will not be at par with any other in-ear headphones, sound leakage will surely happen, but I think this is an acceptable trade-off if the primary reason for buying this gear is for outdoor sports and safety.
Battery lasted for around 5-6 hours as advertised in their website, I was even able to receive voice call while on the go. Charging takes about 1 hour.
Ease of Use
Quick and Easy, I was able to setup the Trek Titanium in minutes out of the box without even reading the manual. It also comes with only 3 buttons with intuitive design for navigating and managing music on-the-go.
Fit and Comfort
The Fit of the headphones are good, it stays where it is even when you run, jump or move alot, you might need to adjust it once in a while just to make sure to re-align the headphones with your cheekbones to get the best sound quality. The headphones also becomes a bit uncomfortable after long periods usage, at the part that rests over the top of your ears, it could be because of the shape of my head and this can be different for everyone.
Should you buy one?
I would recommend this for someone who loves the outdoors, running, biking or even hiking, that wants to take their music out with them. Of course, it is best to leave your music at home and just enjoy the activities, but on occasions that you can’t then safety is always more important than sound quality.
Where do Buy
You can checkout the Aftershokz Trek Titanium at the following stores: R.O.X. (BHS, Nuvali, CDO, Pampanga), Odyssey (MOA, Festival), Astroplus (MOA), Brick Multi-sport Store, Powermac Center (Rockwell, Greenbelt, Trinoma, – Robinson’s Magnolia, North Edsa Annex), CyberTab (Fairview, SM San Lazaro, SM Sta. Mesa), CyberWidget (MOA, North Edsa, SM Rosario, SM Calamba), RUNNR (BHS, SM Aura, Trinoma, ATC), Toby’s Sports (MOA), Mobile1 (Rockwell, ATC), Islands and More (NAIA 3 Domestic Terminal) and in Lazada
The retail price for Aftershokz Trekz Titanium and Aftershokz Trekz Titanium Mini are P6,490
Aftershokz also have other models as well: Aftershokz Bluez 2s SRP P4,990, this is their entry level Bluetooth bone conducting earphone. And Aftershokz Sports Titanium – wired bone conducting earphones for SRP P2,995