Here at Irish Runner, we have always advised against zoning out with music while road running. But when bone-conducting technology used by the US Army was mentioned, it piqued our interest and a test was needed to see if these really did perform as well as everyone suggested.For those not familiar with the technology, the ‘speakers’ on the headset sit in front of the ear, not on them and use the bones in the head to conduct your music to the ears. Not actually covering the ears means the user remains aware of ambient sound and any possible dangers that may occur.
First off, the sound. The music quality was excellent, you wouldn’t compare it to a live orchestra but for the purposes designed, the Trekz Air are 10/10. Crisp, clear and loud if required.
Secondly, the safety. Could I hear ambient noise? Yes. Was I distracted by the music playing? Yes. If you’re listening to music, you will be distracted by music – simple – but, with these, you are certainly more aware of what’s going on around you.
These are a great pair of headphones, the Bluetooth connection to your player is very good and I would wholeheartedly recommend them – just be careful when wearing them and choose where you wear them wisely.
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