Dec 30, 2018

Give Good Vibes | BibRavePro

Disclaimer: I received the AfterShokz Trekz Air headphones to review and give away as part of being a BibRave Pro. Learn more about becoming a BibRave Pro, and check out BibRave.com to review find and write race reviews!

I've always been big into promoting running safely. Bright colors, reflective gear, lights. But I also love my tunes when I run. To say safe, I fell in love the my AfterShokz Trekz Titanium headphones. Two and a half years later, I've gotten the opportunity to upgrade to their newest version, the Trekz Air.

What is the technology?

The AfterShokz headphones use bone conduction technology. What does this mean? This means you get open air headphones that deliver music through your cheekbones. That means your ears are completely open to hear ambient sounds around you. This means you get your tunes but can hear everything going on around you as you run.

But wait, there's more. They're 20% lighter then the Trekz Titanium. The wrap around design is light and comfortable. They're also IP55 certified, so they repel sweat, dust and moisture, from workouts and whatever Mother Nature decides to throw at you.

How well do they work?

As I mentioned the headphones are comfortable. They also sound really good. Yeah, when you're ear is open, you're not going to get the same high end sound of some over ear headphones but you get something much greater: safety. I used these for several hours working in the yard, hardly noticing them on. I got my music but could also hear the kids playing in the yard and when their disagreements got a little more "involved". Let's just say they're useful beyond the running path.

Give Good Vibes

One of the really cool aspects of this was AfterShokz Give Good Vibes campaign. I got a second pair of headphones to give to someone I thought deserved something special. I always love to share brands I love, but it's not economical for me to buy headphones for my friends. This provided the perfect opportunity to share these with my friend and fellow runner, also names John. It was perfect timing to provide a little Christmas magic. His initial review was he "charged them up and they work great!" so they're a hit.



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