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Difference Between Bone Conduction Headphones and Air Conduction Headphones and How to Distinguish Them

Dec 20,2022 | Wissonly Brand

With the rapid development of science and technology, the types of headphones on the market are also diverse. In recent years, bone conduction headphones have gradually appeared into people's eyes. Because transmit sound through the facial bones, they need no earplugs, no plugging, and are safer and healthier to listen to songs . However,Because the technology of bone conduction headphones is relatively advanced, the price is also slightly higher. Therefore a type of headphone called air conduction headphone has appeared on the market and began to impersonate bone conduction headphone to deceive consumers. Today, let's distinguish between real and fake bone conduction headphones.

Principle of bone conduction:


Bone conduction is a form of sound conduction, It first converts sound into mechanical motion at different frequencies and drives human bones to vibrate, thus transmitting sound to the inner ear and making it heard. How do all kinds of sounds made when we scratch our heads or eat cookies reach the brain? Do you feel that these sounds are transmitted directly to the brain through other mediums rather than through the ears? Yes, at this time, sound is not transmitted through the ear, but through the bones, which is the principle of bone conduction.

The principle of air conduction headphones is very simple, and its sound is transmitted through air. When air conduction earphones transmit sound, the vibration of air is transmitted to eardrum, and then drives the ossicles and other organs to transmit sound.


Consumers who do not understand bone conduction and air conduction will confuse the two, and they may think they bought bone conduction earphones at a very low price.. But in fact, they have bought fake bone conduction headphones. After use, they will feel that bone conduction is a “stupid tax product" and "cheating money product". In fact, they are not using real bone conduction headphones. .


Bone conduction headphone is a kind of headphone that has always been highly recommended by otologists and audiologists. It is also a boon for some people suffering from otitis or other ear diseases. Because it only needs to hang near ear,it transmit sound through the bones, and does not need to be stuffed into the ear canal. So it is simply much better than the common in-ear headphones on the market! Bone conduction headphone can really help us to enjoy music without ear damage.

Advantages of bone conduction headphones

Bone conduction technology transmit sound waves through the skull to the inner ear, which is almost harmless to the eardrum;

Bone conduction headphones can free both ears when you wear them. When using headphones outdoors(cycling or even in driving), you can always pay attention to the surrounding environment;

Bone conduction headphones do not need to plug deep into the ear canal like earbuds. They can be worn for a long time, and you do not have to worry about the hygiene problems caused by sweating during sporting.

How to distinguish real and fake bone conduction headphones?

The easiest way: Turn on the headphone, play music, and plug the ear hole with your finger at the same time. If you still hear a sound and the sound becomes louder, you are using a real bone conduction headphone.

I have used bone conduction headphones for 3 years, and I have learned a lot in the process of purchasing bone conduction headphones. In my opinion, you still need to buy bone conduction headphones with mature technology. I’ll talk about the current most popular brand Wissonly .

As a electronic product fan, I can responsibly tell you that Wissonly bone conduction headphones are truly bone-conduction headphones that can really protect hearing, and they are also recommended by many audiologists and otologists.


Wissonly is one of the few bone conduction headphone brands that have mastered bone oscillator technology, and one of the few in the industry that have sustained experience in using bone conduction technology to protect hearing. Wissonly Hi Runner bone conduction headphones advocates a healthy way to listen. It perfectly combines the principles of healthy hearing and bone conduction sound transmission. It creates a non-in-ear and non-ear-damaging bone conduction headphones, which can effectively protect hearing.

Due to the particularity of the technical principle, bone conduction headphones are more difficult to improve sound quality. Wissonly Hi Runner subverts the traditional sound quality scheme. It use large-size bone conduction vibrator. Through structural optimization, the effective vibration area of the vibrator is increased by 35%, thereby improving the vibrator sound efficiency, making the sound more shocking and powerful.They also optimize the direction of sound transmission, reduce sound loss during sound transmission, and make the sound quality more concentrated.


The skin-friendly silicone material of the Wissonly Hi Runner body is naturally a better choice and feels good to the touch. Because the entire headphone is made of skin-friendly material, it is very comfortable to wear . Even if you wear glasses, you can still hang it firmly on your ears. The headphone skeleton uses memory titanium, which has the advantage of being stretchable and lightweight. Women take it out, just roll it up, put it in the bag without taking up space, and don't worry about being crushed by other things.

To sum up, whether wearing bone conduction headphones or air conduction headphones, when enjoy music, we must pay attention to minimize ear hearing damage and maximize hearing protection. From the perspective of hearing protection, bone conduction is much better than air conduction. It can be said that bone conduction headphone is the headphones that can really protect hearing.