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So I decided to try the AfterShokz Trekz Titanium Bone Conduction headphones at best buy. Thankfully for me, I had the good sense to try these at the mall before heading back home.
These things are supposed to use some fancy bone conduction tech to send the music to your ears by using your bones. Now, either my bones ain’t the best bones, or these things suck. I think it’s the latter, I mean, my bones have served me well thus far.
I could hear the music, but it sounded really far away and not very clear. When I blasted them to the max, they vibrated my cheeks a bit, but the sound improvement was not significant.
I’m willing to bet that a proponent of this product would tell me that I was using them wrong, or that they take some getting use to, or whatever defense they can put forth.
But here’s the thing, I’m an average consumer who is looking for a good pair of workout headphones. I should be able to buy them, pair them, put them on my head and simply enjoy my music, right? Anything more than that, from an average consumer’s point of view, is too complicated, and I’m not interested in that.
Make sense? I saw some reviews from some folks who sang praises for these things, I just can’t see it. I mean, they are not even comparable to the $12 Sony headphones with no cushion that I’ve been using for the past 2 years!
I was sorely disappointed, especially given the hefty price tag on these things! At $149 plus tax, these things should at a minimum be decent, and they sucked real bad y’all! Seriously, save your money!