7 Facts About wireless Bluetooth Bone Conduction Headset Phones and What Are The Harms of Them
Apr 06,2023 | David
In the past two years, wireless Bluetooth bone conduction headset phones have been the hottest electronic product and are very popular among sports fans. We often see people wearing them when running, cycling, and exercising. But about wireless Bluetooth bone conduction headset phones, everyone’s understanding is different. To help you better understand them, I sorted out some facts about this type of headphones.
7 Facts About wireless Bluetooth bone conduction headset phones
1. Bone conduction headset phones is a kind of headphone that transmits sound through bones. The process of transmitting sound does not need to pass through the air and eardrum;
2. They are generally ear-hanging type, it does not need to plug the earplugs into the ear or cover the whole ear;
3. Wireless Bluetooth bone conduction headset phones cause the least damage to the ears and are the healthiest headphones. They can also keep the ear canal clean;
4. Wireless Bluetooth bone conduction headset phones are very suitable for wearing when exercising. They can not only let you hear music but also hear the sound of the surrounding environment, which is safer.
5. The sound quality of wireless Bluetooth bone conduction headset phones is slightly worse than that of traditional noise-canceling headphones, but the sound quality is fine when listening to music or talking on the phone; They have a slight sound leakage problem.
6. Wireless Bluetooth bone conduction headset phones are all waterproof, and some are even professional IPX8 waterproof.
7. Bone conduction is a mature technology that has long been used in the military, firefighting, hearing aids, and other fields. Headphones are a new application of this mature technology. The reliability and safety have been tested and can be used with confidence;
What are the harms of wireless Bluetooth bone conduction headset phones?
Conclusion first, wireless Bluetooth bone conduction headset phones are almost harmless, they are one of the healthiest headphones. I analyze the impact of bone conduction on hearing, the brain, bones, and other aspects.
The harm of wireless Bluetooth bone conduction headset phones 1: damage to hearing? rumor!
wireless Bluetooth bone conduction headset phones damage hearing, this is a complete rumor! In fact, they can be said to be the headphones with the lowest hearing loss. They do not need to pass through the eardrum to transmit sound, and there is no damage to the eardrum. Their vibration waves are gentle and stable, and will not harm the cochlea.
The harm of wireless Bluetooth bone conduction headset phones 2: damage the brain? rumor!
wireless Bluetooth bone conduction headset phones can damage the brain, another big rumor. It is believed that there are electromagnetic waves in the headphones, and electromagnetic waves will inevitably cause damage to the brain nerves. In fact, electromagnetic waves are ubiquitous in nature. Any electronic product has electromagnetic waves, and high-intensity electromagnetic waves will indeed cause damage to the auditory nerve and brain nerves. However, the electromagnetic waves of wireless Bluetooth bone conduction headset phones are very weak, which is comparable to the strength of electromagnetic waves that exist in nature, so they will not damage the brain.
The harm of wireless Bluetooth bone conduction headset phones 3: damage to bones? rumor!
They transmit sound by bone vibration, but the vibration intensity is so small that it will not damage the bone at all. At present, there is no record of any wireless Bluetooth bone conduction headset phones damaging bones.
The harm of wireless Bluetooth bone conduction headset phones 4: lead to temple pain? there are individual differences
Some people have mentioned that their temples are sore after wearing wireless Bluetooth bone conduction headset phones for a long time. This situation has a lot to do with the wearer’s physique, mainly trigeminal neuralgia caused by the individual’s physique.
Therefore, wireless Bluetooth bone conduction headset phones are not harmful to health, on the contrary, they are the healthiest headphones. They are also safer and more hygienic to use and more comfortable to wear, which is why they have become more and more popular in recent years.
So,why they are so safe and health?It depends on the way they work.
How do wireless Bluetooth bone conduction headset phones work？
How can you hear the sound without putting headphones in your ears? Many people have such questions. To understand how wireless Bluetooth bone conduction headset phones work, let’s first understand how humans recognize the sound.
You may think that humans hear sounds with their eardrums, but this is not accurate. The sound we normally hear is vibrations in the air entering the ear and hitting the eardrum causing it to vibrate. Humans perceive the vibration of the eardrum through the cochlea located deep in the ear and transmit this information in the form of sound to the brain to perceive sound. In other words, humans perceive sound through the cochlea. From this perspective, humans hear sound through the cochlea.
Wireless Bluetooth bone conduction headset phones make good use of the above-mentioned mechanism of the cochlea to perceive sound. They apply vibration directly to the facial bones, and the facial bones transmit the vibrations to the cochlea, where the sound is perceived by the cochlea.
We can compare the difference between bone conduction and traditional sound transmission paths to understand more deeply how wireless Bluetooth bone conduction headset phones work.
Bone conduction path: sound wave,cranium,bone labyrinth,inner ear lymph,Spiral organ,auditory nerve,cerebral cortex auditory center.
Traditional sound transmission path (i.e. air conduction path): sound wave,auricle,external auditory canal,eardrum,auditory ossicles,vestibular window,internal and external lymphatics,spiral organs,auditory nerve,cerebral cortex auditory center.
We can see that the sound transmission process of wireless Bluetooth bone conduction headset phones does not need to pass through the eardrum, its sound transmission path is shorter, and it will not damage the eardrum.
From the introduction above, you may be interested in bone conduction headset phones. However, how to choose the headphones still needs careful consideration. Sound quality, sound leakage reduction and security are the three main issues you must consider. Next, I will recommend several mature bone conduction brands, hoping to help you select suitable headphones.
1. Wissonly Hi Runner wireless Bluetooth bone conduction headset phones
Wissonly’s core team is a team engaged in the research and development of bone conduction products earlier. They have accumulated 10 years’ technology in this field. They have adopted the best acoustic laboratory in the Eastern Hemisphere for sound adjustment. Wissonly Hi Runner has good technical solutions to the problems of sound leakage, sound quality and waterproof of pseudo-wireless Bluetooth bone conduction headset phones.
Wissonly bone conduction vibrator adopts a unique full-wrapped design, which makes the vibrator work in a closed environment, reducing the impact on the shell, thus reducing the vibration of the shell and finally reducing the sound leakage by 90%.
Wissonly uses a large-size bone conduction vibrator, and the effective vibration area of the vibrator is increased by 35% through structural optimization. At the same time, the sound transmission direction is optimized, the sound loss is reduced, and the sound is more concentrated.
Wissonly Hi Runner adopts integrated molding technology, with no holes in the headphones’ body and it is no splicing, which realizes IPX8 waterproof, and can be used for swimming and bathing. Even in the depth of 20 meters, diving is no problem.
It also has 32G of built-in memory, which can store 5000 songs. You can use it as amp3 player when you don’t have a mobile phone.
In a word, Wissonly Hi Runner is a product with powerful functions, stable technology and high cost performance.
2. Philips A6606 wireless Bluetooth bone conduction headset phones
In terms of appearance, A6606 adopt a simple and solid color design. Except for the logo at the end of the ear hook, there is no unnecessary decoration. The overall sense is very strong, and they visually give people a simple sense of technology. They feel quite good to wear, neither compressing the head and cervical vertebrae nor messing up the hair. A6606 do not need to be worn into the ears. They do not hurt the eardrum during long-term wearing ,and they will not cause you sweat during exercise, and are comfortable and breathable. In addition, their IP67 dustproof and waterproof rating, 9-hour battery life, Bluetooth 5.2 and other features make the wireless Bluetooth bone conduction headset phones a good choice.
3.AfterShokz OPENmove wireless Bluetooth bone conduction headset phones
The surface of the AfterShokz OPENmove wireless Bluetooth bone conduction headset phones is made of warm and skin-friendly silicone material, and with open ears wearing style, it is very comfortable. With the help of CVC noise reduction algorithm, its voice is relatively clear in calling, and it is basically not affected by the external ambient sound. It also adopts Bluetooth version 5.0, which has high stability of Bluetooth connection and brings lower power consumption. Openmove specializes in “sports use”, and music quality is not its core, which may be slightly worse.
4.earsopen SS900 wireless Bluetooth bone conduction headset phones
Different from other wireless Bluetooth bone conduction headset phones, this earsopenSS900 is mainly worn by pinching ears, which requires both hands to finish wearing. Its’ IPX7' s waterproof grade can achieve the effect of short-time immersion under water, and it is easy to face the daily sweat. The 8g single side headphone body can play a comfortable and non-inductive role in the whole wearing process, but it will be a little uncomfortable when worn for a long time due to the wearing way of clip ears.
5.vidonn F3 wireless Bluetooth bone conduction headset phones
Vidonn F3 wireless Bluetooth bone conduction headset phones weigh only 29g and are very comfortable to wear. All aspects of performance are good. For entry-level headphones, its sound quality is acceptable for daily use. After all, it is difficult for you to ask an entry-level wireless Bluetooth bone conduction headset phones to have too good sound quality. It is worth mentioning that its exterior design is sporty and fashionable in color, which is very suitable for young people.
Among the several bone conduction headset phones recommended above, wissonly and aftershokz are my favorite brands. Compared with them, Wissonly is more cost-effective and worth buying.