Tuesday, February 20, 2018

Aftershokz bone conduction headphones Trekz Titanium vs Air


As a hobby cyclist, I am using Aftershokz bone conduction headphones on my road bike. They are for me the ideal headphones which allow me to listen to music during my rides and be at the same time not death to the traffic on the road. The headphone is not blocking the ear. The music is inducted via the bone in front of the ear. This works well as long the wind noise is not too heavy (use an aerodynamic helmet to reduce it).
So far I used the AfterShokz Trekz Titanium  wireless headphones with Bluetooth connection to my phone. Now, the next generation of it is available, the AfterShokz Trekz Air. I own both headphones and can report the differences here.






The Air version is about 20% lighter and looks more slim and elegant. The main difference for me is, that the microphone quality is much better and it really can be used for phone calls. The Titanium version was always problematic to use for the call. I was told to sound like I am calling out of a bucket and often people hung up as it was almost not understandable. This never happened with the new Air headphone. I also like, that the phone and headphone loudness buttons are connected. That means one can increase the loudness either on the phone or on the headphone, in the same way, the Titanium version was acting like having 2 different loudness levels on the phone and headphone.

The new Air version is more expensive, but for me, the better microphone is totally worth it. Especially if you often have to answer phone calls during sport or office use, it is really recommended to take the Air version. Sound quality vise I could not find a big difference between the headphones. So, if you do not need the microphone and not count Gramms, the Titanium version should work very well for you.

Trekz Titanium

Trekz Air

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