The wireless AfterShokz Bluetooth headphones are a match made in heaven for many active people. But what about those active people which are using an iPod or a classic MP3-player? Wouldn’t it be great if also these people could benefit from the various bone conduction benefits? AfterShokz took this into account and developed the wired AfterShokz Sportz Titanium. Curious as always, we decided to also put these headphones to the test. A few days later our mailbox contained a black Sportz Titanium with microphone. Time to test! Our AfterShokz Sportz Titanium review.
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AfterShokz Sportz Titanium: safety as priority
Just like his big brother the Trekz Titanium the Sportz Titanium is shipped in a neat and good-looking box. The handy storage bag is also a standard accessory. Opening the box, the reflective neck frame immediately grabbed our attention. For the AfterShokz Sportz Titanium safety is clearly a priority. Thanks to bone conduction and the reflective frame, the AfterShokz Sportz Titanium is a safe and sound alternative for your classic headphones. Ideal to be used during cloudy days or dark mornings.
Yes, you got it right… your ears remain open and free. After all, these are bone conduction headphones. Users can listen to their favourite music while enjoying the ambient sounds. That’s what it is all about when talking about bone conduction. For the ones who have never heard about bone conduction let’s briefly define this innovative technology.
What is bone conduction?
Bone conduction is a technology and process whereby sounds are transmitted by means of vibrations. These vibrations are transmitted through your skull instead of through the air and your outer ears. By transmitting sound through your bones (in this case the jawbones) the vibrations go directly to your inner ear. The inner ear sends them to the brain where the vibrations are transformed into sound. This technology exists for centuries but has only recently been commercialized. Bone conduction keeps the ears free and is therefore the safest way to listen to music.
AfterShokz Sportz Titanium review: perfect sports headphones
The Sportz Titanium with microphone has a battery life of about 12 hours and is dust, sweat and rain resistant. Thanks to these features and functionalities these headphones are the ideal sports headphones. Mountain biking, running, cycling, climbing, playing golf, workouts in the gym, skiing, snowboarding… the Sportz Titanium does it all. These bone conduction headphones are a reliable and safe partner during all your activities. We have taken him to the test during running, cycling, mountain biking, hiking and skiing. As well on sunny days as on rainy days.
We were also pleasantly surprised by the wearing comfort and stability of the Sportz Titanium. Especially during some of our more extreme activities like mountain biking and skiing the headphones didn’t move an inch.
AfterShokz Sportz Titanium Review: the sound
The Sportz Titanium has been developed with the PremiumPitch+ technology, just like its wireless brother. This innovative technology ensures a more dynamic sound and a richer bass. The ultimate objective, a high-quality sound quality, has been achieved this way. Equaling the sound quality of in-ear headphones will always remain a challenge for bone conduction headphones. Nevertheless, we can confirm the sound quality clearly moves towards the classic headphones sound quality. Our personal opinion: the Sportz Titanium produces a very good sound quality. After all, safety is still the priority for these headphones.
AfterShokz Sportz Titanium Review: the cable
The main difference between the Sportz Titanium and the wireless Bluetooth Trekz Titanium is the cable. The Sportz cable is about 4 ft or 120 cm long and has been equipped with a remote control. This remote control allows the user to easily adjust the volume, without having to pull out the battery. The battery is a very small and lightweight battery which is located near to the audio jack. This location adds to the wearing comfort of these headphones.
The cable makes use of a standard audio jack. So it can be easily connected to your iPod, iPhone, MP3-player or older smartphone.
Sportz Titanium: what you get
Where to buy the Sportz Titanium
The Sportz Titanium can be bought at the official AfterShokz web shop via the below link. By using the below link you will get the best price ($59,95) and free shipping and return. The AfterShokz Sportz Titanium is available with ($59,95) or without ($49,95) a microphone.
Wim Styleman is a content writer, translator, reviewer and bone conduction fanatic. Interested in the wonderful world of bone conduction since 2016. Driven by a desire to get everyone submerged into this wonderful technology, but critical and honest when he has to be as a reviewer. Only the best is good enough. He has traveled around the globe and visited various CES events. When he isn’t busy testing bone conduction devices or writing freelance translations, he is at his bike somewhere on the Belgian roads or on his touring skis somewhere in the Austrian or French Alps.