Difference Between Bone Conduction headphones and Air Conduction headphones
Dec 11,2022 | Wissonly Brand
Bone conduction headphones are a kind of Bluetooth headphones that transmits sound through bones. It has the same functions as common bluetooth headphones, such as music playing and voice communication. Because of the stable wearing that does not enter the ear, they are both safe and healthy.They are very suitable for use in sports scenes, and have also won the love of many sports enthusiasts. However, recently there is a kind of fake bone conduction headphones in the name of “upgraded bone conduction headphones “. The headphones are generally air conduction headphones. Although their shape is similar to bone conduction headphones, but they are quite different between real bone conduction headphones .
What is the difference between bone conduction headphones and air conduction headphones?
To understand this problem, we must first understand the working principle of air conduction headphones. In fact, air conduction headphones are not mysterious at all. They are the same as the common headphones we usually use. They transmit sound through the air, which is essentially not much different from ordinary headphones. The difference is that the air conduction headphones imitate the appearance structure of the bone conduction headphones and they are worn by hanging ear. A mini small speaker is placed near ear to transmit the sound to the ear canal. The bone conduction headphones use bone conduction oscillators to convert the sound into a certain vibration frequency and transmit sound through the bones. Through the working principle, we can easily know the difference between bone conduction headphones and air conduction headphones. The air conduction headphones are actually a kind of pseudo bone conduction headphones.
Although the air conduction headphones are very close to the bone conduction headphones in appearance, but due to the difference in work principle, the air conduction headphones also have many disadvantages in the actual experience.
1. The sound quality of air conduction headphones is poor
The working principle of air conduction headphones limits the presentation of the sound quality of the headphones. Through two speakers to play music outside, the sound in the air will form a certain sound quality loss. This phenomenon is more serious when you wear it in fierce sports
2. Air conduction headphones leak sound
Playing music through the speaker not only affects the sound quality, but also inevitably causes problems of serious sound leakage. Everyone around can hear the sound of the headphones.
3. Air conduction headphones are not waterproof
Air conduction headphones will be designed with more than 1 sound hole. Due to the existence of sound holes, air conduction headphones usually cannot be waterproof. When used in sports that are easy to make you sweat, they are easy to be eroded by sweat and cause after-sales problems.
According to the principle difference between air conduction headphones and bone conduction headphones, the method of distinguishing these two headphones is also very simple. We can wear earplugs or cover both ears, and then observe the change of the music of the headphones at this time. If the music becomes louder, the headphones are real bone conduction headphones, but if the sound becomes smaller, the headphones are pseudo bone conduction headphones.
Whether in technical principle or in product experience, air conduction headphones are indeed inferior to genuine bone conduction headphones. In order to better protect your consumer rights and interests,It is recommended to select bone conduction headphones with mature technology. As far as I know, in the field of bone conduction headphones, Aftershokz and Wissonly have the best technology accumulation and the best product quality. I am using the wissonly Hi Runner bone conduction headphones. It uses Bluetooth 5.0 chips and is relatively good in terms of connection stability.Its sound quality and battery life are very good. It also comes with 32G memory and can be used as MP3 player, and you can listen to songs without a mobile phone when exercising.
Wissonly’s core team is a team relatively early engaged in bone conduction product development. They have 10 years of technology accumulation in this field. They use probably the best acoustic laboratory in the Eastern Hemisphere for sound tuning. Wissonly Hi Runner has a good technical solution for the problem of sound leakage, sound quality, and waterproofing in pseudo bone conduction headphones.
Wissonly Anti-sound-Leakage Technology 3.0
The Wissonly bone conduction vibrator adopts a unique fully wrapped design which allows the vibrator to work in a closed environment, reducing the vibration of the shell and reducing the sound leakage phenomenon by 90%.
Large size surrounding vibrator
Wissonly adopts a large-size bone conduction vibrator. And through structural optimization, the effective vibration area of the vibrator is increased by 35%. It optimizes the direction of sound transmission, reduces sound loss and makes sound more concentrated at the same time.
Wissonly Hi Runner adopts integrated molding technology. The headphones body is no holes and no splicing, so it achieves IPX8 level waterproof. It is not a problem when you wear it in swimming , bathing, and diving even at a depth of 20 meters.
The so-called air conduction headphones are actually just pseudo bone conduction headphones. In the experience of the product, there are also many drawbacks such as sound leakage, poor sound quality, and being not waterproof. It is recommended that you buy professional brand bone conduction headphones such as Aftershokz and Wissonly etc, and do not easily believe brands and products from unknown sources.