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AfterShokz Trekz Titanium

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green_ae5cef5d-0689-454d-8e15-f8c5f592c3Using the coupon code http://tts.aftershokz.com/ from Daring Fireball's podcast, I tried out the Trekz Titanium.

https://aftershokz.com/ collections/wireless/products/trekz-titanium

They're bone conduction headphones. The "speakers" sit in front of your ear and conduct the sound through the bones to your inner ear rather than through your ear canal.

I got them last night. I charged them this morning. And then I tried them out.

At low volumes, they sounded tinny and thin. The sound was poor. At higher volumes, they sounded like cheap speakers that you turned up too high. I found that if I pushed them against my temples more, the sound was better, but that's not how they rest naturally.

All told, these things sounded like $7 headphones.

I filed a warranty claim and asked for a refund only a few hours after I first opened up the packaging.

Very disappointed.

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4 minutes ago, kpaulhus said:

I'm surprised they are in business. Sound doesn't move through bones like it does through the ear drums. 

It still gets to your ear. You still hear it. If you hold it just right it sounds fine. Not great.

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That's a bummer. I hear their ads all the time on ATP. I never really considered buying them but they did seem interesting.

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2 hours ago, jamo said:

That's a bummer. I hear their ads all the time on ATP. I never really considered buying them but they did seem interesting.

Don't.

Buy a pair of AirPods.

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2 minutes ago, iacas said:

Don't.

Buy a pair of AirPods.

I'm so close to getting a pair, sick of untangling wires. 

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Just now, nevets88 said:

I'm so close to getting a pair, sick of untangling wires. 

Just do it. The other day I saw they're still a 2-3 week wait from Apple, but some Best Buys have them.

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Well this is a good piece of information... I was thinking of buying a pair of those AfterShokz.

Thanks for the review.. you saved me around 100 bucks.

I was wearing the "hardwired" ear buds while doing yard work but, was always getting them tangled up on something and yanking them out of my ears. What made it worst was the fact that I wear hearing protection over them when using power equipment.

So, I bought a pair of Skull Candy Ink'd wireless thinking they would be the answer. Nope, I was wrong. They work well as long as you don't move. Once you start moving around they "skip" or momentarily lose connection making it very annoying. I thought it may have been my phone but, after setting the phone on the my deck and working no more the 15 feet away they still "skipped". 

Don't bother wasting money on those.

It must be inherent with wireless because I also picked up a pair of Tzumi wireless at Home Depot for 20 bucks and they also "skipped". 

 

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13 hours ago, CT207 said:

It must be inherent with wireless because I also picked up a pair of Tzumi wireless at Home Depot for 20 bucks and they also "skipped". 

If you've got an iPhone… buy yourself a set of AirPods.

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I've used a set of the trekz for about a year.  I love them.  Nothing in or on my ear.  They don't like OTE headphones of course but for what they are I think they're great.  They're on my head right now, I use them all day at work for music and conf calls.  Just have to charge a lot but I can live with that

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22 minutes ago, opie said:

I've used a set of the trekz for about a year.  I love them.  Nothing in or on my ear.  They don't like OTE headphones of course but for what they are I think they're great.  They're on my head right now, I use them all day at work for music and conf calls.  Just have to charge a lot but I can live with that

We'll have to disagree on the Trekz, but I'm glad that after eight years something drew you back in. How's your golf game? :-)

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33 minutes ago, iacas said:

We'll have to disagree on the Trekz, but I'm glad that after eight years something drew you back in. How's your golf game? :-)

I read a lot.  Don't post though :D

Two kids under 4, not a lot of golf time.  So it sucks as usual

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