There is no doubt that I like buying gear for running. No category is really safe; I am forever on the quest for the next best thing. So, when BibRave gave me the chance to hook up with AfterShokz and try out their Titanium headphones, I jumped at the chance. Aftershokz headphones are very unique, due to the fact that the earbuds don’t go in your ear, but rest near your temple on the jaw bone. Sound then travels through the skull (!!!) and leaves your ears open to hear the surrounding environment as you run. It is different and innovative, but is it effective?
The following are my Pros and Cons with the AFTERSHOKZ SPORTZ Titanium Headphones:
- Lightweight and comfortable
- The ability to hear and listen for traffic at the same time
- Safe for those who sweat a lot. Sweat proof
- They stay in place as you run, very little bounce
- This style is not Bluetooth, so you are fighting wires, but they do provide bluetooth options
- The sound is thin but very clear. (ask me if that doesn’t make sense)
- Bass will vibrate your jaw, takes some getting used to while wearing
- Headset is not adjustable
The AFTERSHOKZ SPORTZ Titanium headphones are innovative and for the most part worked well for me. You are able to listen to your music, and hear the world around you. You have to be understanding that the sound is traveling through your jawbone and not your ear, thus giving a different hearing experience. I listen to books when I run, and the AFTERSHOKZ worked excellently with this type of usage, but with your music you have to be prepared for your jaw to feel the vibration when the bass drops. The fit for me was good; I really liked the fact that they were lightweight and did not bounce as I ran down the road.
Try them, write me and let me know what you think. I believe that it is a great idea and why it might not be for everyone, everyone should try them at least once.
Some info and places to learn more about the AFTERSHOKZ headphones:
2/21 – Join us on Twitter at #bibchat and talk all things running. There will be many BibRavePros available for questions about the headphones.
Ask me how you can get this cool water bottle from AFTERSHOKZ
Check out AFTERSHOKZ:
“Disclaimer: I received AFTERSHOKZ SPORTZ Titanium Headphones to review as part of being a BibRave Pro. Learn more about becoming a BibRave Pro (ambassador), and check out BibRave.com to review find and write race reviews!”