CNET First Look
AfterShokz Trekz Air: A surprisingly compelling wireless sports headphoneThe lighter and slimmer Trekz Air takes bone-conduction headphones to a new level.
[MUSIC] This is aftershockz news sweat resistant bone conduction headphones $350 trekz air the trim down sequel to well-received trekz titanium Is 20% lighter than the titanium, weighing 1.04 ounces, and is even more comfortable to wear and seems to be just as durable. In case you don't know what a bone conduction headphone is, it's one that deliver sound through your cheekbones. That's right. The headphone driver doesn't go in your ears or cover them. It sits directly in front of them, resting on your face. The big benefit to the technology is that thanks to its open design, you can hear what's going on around you while listening to music, or having a phone conversation through the headphone. That openness allows runners Runners and bikers to hear traffic, an important safety feature. I'm not going to tell you the headphone sounds great, because it doesn't, comparatively speaking anyway. But it sounds a whole lot better than early Aftershokz models I tested a few years ago. You're still not going to get that really rich immersive sound with good clarity and strong bass. The sensation is more like listening to good background music from speakers you can't see. It's both in your head and not in your head if that makes any sense. Anyway check out our full text review for a deeper dive into that phone but my quick is this is a wireless sports headphone to keep an eye on especially if you're looking for an alternative to your typical in-ear or on-ear around-the-neck style headphone. I'm David Carnoy for cnet.com. Thanks for watching. [MUSIC]