Monday, September 3, 2018

AfterShokz Headphones has arrived in the Philippines

AfterShokz Headphones using Bone Conduction Technology

AfterShokz makes awesome types of bone conduction headphones which functions with little tiny speakers that are jammed into your ears, the headphones have large rubber pads that rest against the bones of your skull.

Bone conduction headphones have become increasingly popular in the music industry. What has been incorporated into the hearing healthcare industry for many years is now being utilized in the music media industry as a different way to listen.

AfterShokz are wireless, open-ear sport headphone made to ensure safety—perfect for runner, cyclists, hikers, and outdoor enthusiasts. This award-winning headphones deliver the ultimate level of comfort and situational awareness, without compromising on premium sound. 

Yes, these headphones are really supposed to be worn with open-ears. At first it looks weird, knowing all other headphones we worn before are designed to cover or plug into our ears, but AfterShokz is different, it’s supposed to settle on your cheekbones. Sick of listening music through your ear canals like a chump? It turns out you can actually hear via the bones in your skull instead.

Playing music sets them vibrating and the fun begins. Listening to music via bone conduction is weird in so many ways. But convenient and fun at the same time. The sound seems to somehow come from inside your head and feels richer yet muted at the same time. To be honest, it gets some time before you get used to it. But when you do, you won’t look back to your old plugged-in-your-ear-earphones/headphones. 

AfterShokz Trekz Titanium
It’s important to nestle the headphone pads right up against the bone in front of your ear, otherwise you won’t get the full effect. It does take a bit of experimentation to find the best spot, especially if you wear glasses.

At first it seemed like the sound was only inside your head – like standing in a room full of music that only you can hear. But it turns out if you crank up the volume the headphones are actually very audible to people nearby. While bone conduction does the heavy lifting, a lot of sound does make it into your ears the usual way.

This is how you wear AfterShokz Trekz Titanium

Ultimately the sound quality is really better than normal headphones. It’s rich and warm. Bass is interesting in that it actually vibrates your face, so feels a lot more forceful. While music sounds a little odd compared to normal, voices (such as when using the headphones as a hands free) actually sound better than normal. This is particularly handy if you are into audio books. The main benefit is that the headphones leave your ears totally free and don’t block any outside noise at all.

AfterShokz Trekz Titanium in Pink

AfterShokz Trekz Titanium in Ocean

AfterShokz Trekz Titanium is perfect for those going biking or jogging with headphones can be dangerous if you can’t hear what’s going on around you. With bone conduction, you can be a lot more aware of your surrounds.

They are also more comfortable for some people, though others may find the slight pressure above the ears tiring.

She's very happy connecting her mobile phone with her AfterShokz Treks Titanium in Slate

AfterShokz Titanium Headphones offers 6 hours of music playback and can be charged back up in 2 hours, via micro USB. It also has an inbuilt microphone so can operate as a hands free kit with a 20 day standby. The best part? They have automatic shut off, in case you ever forget to turn them off. 

The AfterShokz Headphones are great for exercise, running and outdoor activities
AfterShokz Headphones are not cheap, but if you need the unique features then it’s a good buy.

AfterShokz Titanium costs Php5,690 and has won the CES Innovations Award and Red Dot Award for its outstanding design and engineering. Its made from premium titanium frame, an element chosen for its durability and strength. 

AfterShokz Trekz Air costs Php 8,590 is 6 grams lighter than the Trekz Titanium. It's the lightest headphone from AfterShokz but delivers comfort and sound quality at the same time. Trekz Air is 20 percent lighter than Trekz Titanium, weighing just 1.06oz. 

The AfterShokz Trekz are wireless bone conduction headphones, complete with a mic and built for sports and athletic activities. They feature premium audio, crystal-clear calls, a comfortable fit and a light weight. Most importantly, their open-ear design maximizes your situational awareness. The Trekz features multipoint pairing, so you can switch between two devices while on the move.

The Trekz features:

  • Multipoint pairing, which allows you to be connected to two devices at the same time (for example, a laptop and a mobile phone) and seamlessly transition from one to the other.
  • PremiumPitch+, a premium audio experience with a wide dynamic range and rich bass
  • LeakSlayer, technology that significantly reduces sound leakage from your headphones
  • Dual noise-cancelling microphones, which exclude surrounding noise and enhance your speech when making and receiving calls
  • Audrey Says, a welcoming voice that guides you through pairing, playing, talking and battery life
  • EQ Presets, to boost bass and reduce vibration on the go
  • IP55 certified titanium headband, to repel sweat and moisture while retailing flexibility and portability
  • Offers 6+ hours of music and calls
  • Multi-function button on the left transducer that allows you to easily control your music and calls.
  • Sweat Resistant--Built to power through daily sweat sessions and wicked weather. Anti sweat, moisture and dust. 

* Please also note that this product is not a hearing aid.

Unsure whether to choose the Trekz or Trekz Mini?

Take a measuring tape and measure from the back of your left ear across the back of your head to the back of your right ear.
8 inches (20cm) or less: Trekz Mini
8 inches (20cm) to 10 inches (25.5cm): Trekz


Physical Weight: 36g (1.27oz)
Speaker: Bone conduction transducers
Frequency: 20Hz ~ 20KHz
Sensitivity: 100 ± 3dB
Microphone: -40dB ± 3dB

Bluetooth Version: 4.0
Compatible Profiles: A2DP, AVRCP, HSP, HFP
Wireless Range: 10m (33ft)

Battery Life: ~6 hours (continuous play)
Battery Type: Lithium ion (rechargeable)
Charge Time: 2 hours
Standby Life: 10 days

AfterShokz Titanium is available in various colors namely Slate, Ocean, Pink, Red, Ivy and Pink. 

AfterShokz Titanium is available in 5 colors: Slate, Ocean, Ivy, Pink, and Red

Earbuds and headphones are great devices for bettering your sound experience, but if you need to focus on your surroundings while listening to tunes, they’re not your best choice. If you need to be able to listen to cars pass by as you go for a jog, or still be able to hear your supervisor on a construction job, you might want to consider using bone conduction headphones. These headphones are slim, compact, and do not isolate sound — this makes them great for focusing on other tasks while still having some music playing in your ambiance.

The AfterShockz Trekz are the best bone conduction headphones out there that you can get your hands on. With these headphones, there is minimal audio leaking (i.e. people won’t be able to hear what you’re listening to from afar), and they even have a battery life of up to six hours. You should be able to get pretty good sound quality out of these with Premium Pitch Plus tech, which gives you a more rich bass and wide dynamic range.

My verdict:

So what can I say? So ditch the old ear-buds and tried out bone conduction technology to max out the advantages of bone conduction technology. You may find these awesome babies at Digital Walker branches nationwide, Beyond the Box outlets, Deuter, Brick MultiSport Store, E-Central Cebu, Glorius Ride Bikeshop, iCenrer Cebu, iLiberty Tech Gadgets and Accessories, JMB Albay Gadgets, Mobile 1, Lazada and Shopee as well as R.O.X branches. 

AfterShokz Squad PH

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Disclaimer: I am not compensated for this post. Opinions expressed are 100% my own. 

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