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When BibRave approached me with mention of two of my deep loves, I squealed with delight and shouted to my husband like a school girl. AfterShokz and Disney?! It’s a match made in heaven!
Y’all must know by now that AfterShokz bone-conduction headphones have thoroughly changed my running (and average-life) game. Here’s my Trekz Air review. This previous model, now referred to as just the Air, is amazing in its own right, and before testing the Aeropex, I couldn’t have imagined how AfterShokz could improve upon such bliss. I apologize in advance that I compare the Aeropex to the Air throughout this post, but it’s my only point of reference, and I hope it’ll be helpful.
So AfterShokz has outdone itself again by creating a mind-blowing, upgraded model. They tout the same bone-conduction tech so that you don’t have anything directly in your ears while using them. But wait—there’s so much more to these bad boys.
You’ll Hear Voices
My little family signed up for a YMCA membership in October, so I’ve been using the Y’s treadmills, taking Body Pump (holy ouch) and hot yoga (it a’int easy), and incorporating strength training (finally, cue the heavenly angels) into my running routine. When I first donned my Aeropex on the treadmill, I nearly fell over in shock. I kept looking behind me thinking that someone was trying to talk to me—the sound was that incredible. I don’t know what special sauce they put in this model, but oh-em-gee it’s simply astonishing.
According to their site, AfterShokz re-engineered the sound technology to deliver the widest dynamic stereo sound possible. This includes less vibration, deeper bass, and louder volume.
I’ve definitely noticed that the headphones do not vibrate nearly as much as my Air model, and the volume is definitely louder. On my dino-treadmill at home, sometimes I can’t hear my podcasts loudly enough using the Air, but I’ve had zero problems with the Aeropex model.
You’ll Charge (and Feel) Less
I received the Aeropex on November 25, 2019, and I did not have to charge the model until December 5. That’s insane! The Air should last about six hours before needing to be charged, and the Aeropex should last about eight hours.
One neat feature is the way the Aeropex charges. It uses a magnetic induction cable, while the Air uses a traditional micro USB.
Another advantage of the Aeropex is its weight. It only weighs twenty-six grams, while the Air weighs thirty grams. That might not sound like much of a difference, but coupled with the Aeropex’s different shape, I feel like it makes a world of difference.
You Shouldn’t Be Scared of Water
If you’ve read any of my previous race recaps or product reviews, then you know I sweat like a wilder beast in the Sahara. It’s not a pretty sight. If you’re not familiar, then go check out my first-time-yoga review here. It’s a hoot.
The Aeropex is waterproof (complete with an IP67 rating) and actually has a moister detector, while the Air does not. The Air is only water-resistant (IP55), so be aware of this as a fellow sweaty beast.
You Might Want to Take Note
Two other noticeable differences between the two are the price points and color options. The Aeropex model is $159.95, while the Air is $119.95. The Aeropex comes in black, gray, red, and blue, while the Air comes in gray, green, blue, and red.
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Now to the Fun Stuff
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