I finally made time to do this Aftershokz Trekz Titanium review despite using it for almost a year now. Procrastination is the main culprit that caused me archived the write-up and images of this outstanding product in my cloud account.
The Aftershokz Trekz Titanium is one of an earphone with excellent characteristics. I have been using it for my exercise regimes and the morning rush hour commuting.
Bone Conduction Technology
Unlike the traditional earphones that sits into your ear canal your ears, the Aftershokz Trekz Titanium uses the bone conduction technology delivering music through your cheekbones. Hence, ensuring that your ears are entirely open to hearing ambients sounds, gives your better awareness to your surrounding.
As mentioned, this significant feature allows consumers to be more aware of their surroundings when they are cycling, riding e-scooters, commuting on public transport; hearing the frequent train breakdown announcement (applicable to Singapore only).
The Aftershokz Trekz Titanium has a wraparound headband form factor; it feels lightweight and secure when I am cycling or jogging. I don’t feel any discomfort after wearing for prolonged hours even with my glasses on. Compared to other Bluetooth earphones, it doesn’t have any excess audio cable dangling beside your ears. It is IP55 certified to repel perspiration, dust, and moisture, so you have a worry-free workout.
I am impressed by the battery performance; one full charge can last about 6 hours of continuous music playback even after about a year of usage.
Paring the earphone with my mobile is a breeze, as it comes with Bluetooth 4.1 connectivity standard, this also allows me to connect up to a few devices simultaneously.
This gear is best suited for use during outdoor activities. Many times I noticed fellow commuters could hear what I was listening, the sound leak is evident. I can feel “mini vibrations” (slight discomfort) on my cheekbones whenever I turn up the volume.
The phone call quality is fair, sometimes the other party can’t hear what I was talking, and occasionally I couldn’t hear what the other side was saying.
The Aftershokz Trekz Titanium earphone is an indeed one of its kind earphones, and it doesn’t only apply to sports, but also for commuters. Although it doesn’t provide the best audio quality, however, it allows staying connected with our surrounding, not compromising our safety.
- Speaker type: bone conduction transducers
- Frequency response: 20Hz~20KHz
- Sensitivity: 100 ± 3dB
- Microphone: -40dB ± 3dB
- Bluetooth version: v4.1
- Compatible profiles: A2DP, AVRCP, HSP, HFP
- Wireless range: 33 ft (10m)
- Battery: rechargeable lithium ion
- Continuous play: 6 hours
- Standby time: 10 days
- Charge in: 1.5 hours
- Weight: 1.27 oz (36g)