Aftershokz Trekz Titanium Headphones Review

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The Aftershokz Trekz Titanium headphones are ideal for golf and other athletic activities.  Good sound.  Bone conduction technology allows you to be aware of your surroundings.

Introduction

Music is becoming a bigger part of golf every year.  While many people want to throw a speaker in their cart and share their tunes, that’s not always an option.  For those times when you want some music on the range, or just want to listen to a guilty pleasure by yourself, Trekz Titanium headphones are an excellent – and safer – option.

Ease of Use & Comfort

Aftershokz did a great job making the Trekz Titanium easy to use.  Once they’re charged, you can pair them with your phone in seconds.

There are only three buttons, and they allow you to do everything you’d need to.  They turn it on and off, adjust volume, play/pause, skip tracks, answer calls, and even activate voice dialing.  The buttons are located perfectly: easy to reach, but never at risk of being bumped accidentally.

Weighing less than 1.5 ounces, the Trekz Titanium headphones are extremely comfortable.  The magic is in the sweat-resistant, flexible band.  I found the band to be a big improvement over the wire on my previous Bluetooth headphones because it doesn’t bounce around when you move.  It keeps the headphones in place without pinching your head and giving you a headache.

Sound Quality

I’m probably a 10-handicap as an audiophile – I know good from bad, but I’m not a professional – and to my ears, the Aftershokz Trekz Titanium sound good.

The bone conduction technology makes them sound different than normal headphones – probably because they don’t block all the other sound out of your ear – but it’s not a better or worse thing.  Aftershokz does include a set of ear plugs if you want to block the outside world.

Another benefit of the Trekz is that you can use them to make phone calls.  I found it easy to hear and understand the person on the other end of the call, and the microphones picked up my voice clearly as well.  Anyone who has tried to juggle their phone over their headphones knows that a built in microphone is a major upgrade.

Safety

Yes, safety.  This is actually the biggest selling point for the Trekz Titanium.  Because they don’t go in your ear and block out other sounds, they allow you to be alert to the outside world while listening to music.

Why do you want to be aware of your surroundings?  Say you’re on the course enjoying some solitude and playing a few holes.  Would you like to be able to hear the shout of “FORE!” from an adjacent tee box?  I would.

No matter what you’re doing in your headphones – going for a jog, mowing the grass, or hitting balls – being in tune with your environment makes your safer.  Only Trekz Titanium headphones allow you that option.

Conclusion

Retailing for $130 (as low as $110 HERE), the Aftershokz Trekz Titanium are more expensive than your basic wireless headphones, but they justify the price with performance and safety.  I found them to be superior during a workout because they stay in place comfortably no matter what I’m doing.  More importantly, they allow me to be aware of my surroundings in a way that I can’t be with traditional headphones.

Buy Aftershokz Trekz Titanium Headphones HERE

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Matt Saternus

Co-Founder, Editor In Chief at PluggedInGolf.com
Matt is a golf instructor, club fitter, and writer living in the northwest suburbs of Chicago. Matt's work has been published in Mulligan Magazine, Chicagoland Golf, South Florida Golf, and other golf media outlets. He's also been a featured speaker in the Online Golf Summit and is a member of Ultimate Golf Advantage's Faculty of Experts.

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