Aftershokz Announces Trekz Titanium Bone Conduction Headphones

by Brian Mullin on August 19, 2015

Trekz Titanium

AfterShokz makes open ear sport headphones, which are lightweight, sweat and water resistant. Their design uses bone conduction technology, which allows the user to listen to music, and still safely hear the external ambient noise. Headphones and earbuds block out most of the exterior noise from the world, which is fine when you are in a safe environment and just want to immerse yourself in your music. In the world of sports, whether it’s running, hiking, walking, or biking, you need to pick up the ambient sounds and spatial cues in the world around you. For safety reasons, you want to be fully cognizant of your surroundings so you can hear cars, traffic, dogs, wild animals, and other trail and road users. The AfterShokz system uses bone conduction technology to transmit sound through the listener’s cheekbones to the inner ear, bypassing the eardrum completely.

Trekz Titanium wearing

The Power of Titanium – The backbone of the industrial design is its titanium frame, an element chosen not only for its strength and durability, but also for its infinite flexibility, which will deliver maximum comfort and the very best sound.

 

The new Trekz Titanium will offer bone conduction technology, wireless Bluetooth connection with hands-free calls, IP55 dust/sweat resistance, a six-hour listening time and a more flexible frame/band made from titanium. They’ve upgraded the internals with audio enhancing PremiumPitch+ and LeakSlayer technologies. I have previously tested their Sportz M2 and Bluez 2 and found them to be excellent open ear headphones for a sport oriented user. One of the few gripes I had been that the plastic band could break and wear out over time, and this new titanium frame will greatly improve the headphones longevity, strength and wearability.

Currently AfterShokz has an Indiegogo Campaign in progress at AfterShokz Trekz. Early bird specials are going quick at $99 (MSRP $129).


 Trekz Titanium flexed

Press Release

Lightweight, Durable and Wireless; Aftershokz Announces Trekz Titanium™ Bone Conduction Headphones

Trekz Titanium Open Ear Headphones with PremiumPitch+ Sound, Now Available at $89

East Syracuse, NEW YORK – August 19, 2015 – Today, AfterShokz (www.aftershokz.com), the award-winning headphone brand known for its patented bone conduction technology, announces its new sport headphone, Trekz Titanium™.

Designed to ensure the ultimate level of awareness and comfort—without compromising on premium sound, Trekz Titanium™ are wireless, open ear sport headphones made to ensure safety, perfect for runners, cyclists, hikers and more. Trekz with PremiumPitch+™ delivers exceptional sound quality with Aftershokz’ patented technology, delivering dynamic range and truly powerful bass.

“This is a big step for Aftershokz, entering into a new design and dimension for bone conduction,” says Bruce Borenstein, CEO of Aftershokz. “Trekz Titanium is a response to the feedback that we received from Bluez 2 and addresses many of the concerns that users have with bone conduction headphones. We’ve fine tuned the design for comfort and optimized the technology to produce premium sound.”

Trekz Titanium bone conduction

Trekz Titanium™ uses bone conduction technology to transmit audio waves to the inner ears through the skull, bypassing the eardrums completely. Place them on your cheekbones, just in front of your ears. This leaves your ear canals open, allowing you to remain alert and aware of ambient sounds while you enjoy your music. Bluetooth connectivity gives you the ability to be free of wires and make and receive phone calls.

Trekz Titanium internals


Trekz Titanium™ Features:

  • OpenFit™ – promising uncompromised situational awareness and extended comfort in a revolutionary open ear design. That means you can tune in to your music or a call without tuning out the world around you — vital for staying safe and alert as you move through the day.
  • PremiumPitch+™ Sound – Bone conduction audio has earned its bad reputation due to a blend of natural sound leakage and weak bass. PremiumPitch+ technology optimizes the sound and includes additional features like LeakSlayer™ technology, keeping your music for your ears only.
  • EQ presets boost bass, LeakSlayer™ technology eliminates natural sound leakage,  Frequency response 20Hz~20KHz, Sensitivity: 100 ± 3dB
  • Titanium Frame: The backbone of the industrial design is a premium titanium frame, an element chosen not only for its strength and durability, but also for its infinite flexibility, which will deliver maximum comfort, portability and the very best sound.
  • Sweat Resistant: Built to power through daily sweat sessions and wicked weather. IP55 rated to repel sweat, moisture and dust.
  • Six Hours of Music and Calls: A single charge will reliably deliver six hours of music play and talk time. A quick 15-minute charge provides enough boost to get you through a long workout or marathon call.
  • Noise Canceling Mics: Precisely placed dual noise canceling microphones exclude surrounding noise, effectively enhancing speech.
  • Voice Prompts: Audrey Says™ seamlessly guide you through power, pair, play and talk, and everything in between.
  • Colors – Ocean (Blue/Black) and Ivy (Green/Black)
  • Bluetooth v4.0 – Pair to any Bluetooth-enabled device

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