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Difference between real and fake bone conduction earphones and Do Bluetooth Bone Conduction Earphones Damage Hearing?

Mar 03,2023 | David

There is no doubt that bone conduction earphones are a revolutionary product. They are the healthiest headphones, so they are welcomed by many sports fans. Due to the popularity of this kind of headphones, unscrupulous merchants have also begun to target them, launching various low-quality fake bone conduction earphones. They even boasted that this kind of headphone is an upgraded version of bone conduction earphones, and even said that they are the final form of headphones. Many people who do not know much about bone conduction earphones have been fooled because of this, not to mention that they have spent money that they should not have spent, and sometimes bought unhealthy and unsafe products, causing irreparable damage.

So what is the difference between real and fake bone conduction earphones?

Bone conduction earphones are a new type of headphones that use bones to transmit sound. All headphones that do not use bones to transmit sound are fake , even if they look exactly the same. From this perspective, there are at least the following differences between true and fake bone conduction earphones



1) Different sound transmission methods: real bone conduction earphones transmit sound through bones, while fake ones transmit sound through the air;

2) The sound unit is different: the real bone conduction headphone attached to the temple is the bone vibration unit, which is responsible for converting the sound signal into mechanical vibration and transmitting it to the inner ear through the bone; while the fake one is attached to the temple are two speakers. After vocalization, sound waves travel through the air outside the ear and in the ear canal.

3) The airtightness of the body is different: the real bone conduction earphones is an integrated body, and it has no holes, while the fake ones must have holes in the body, otherwise, the sound waves cannot be transmitted.

The unique way of producing and transmitting sound of bone conduction earphones also brings a lot of benefits, for example, they are little harm to the ear


Can Bluetooth bone conduction earphones damage hearing?

Bluetooth bone conduction earphones are usually less harmful to the ears, but if used for a long time and at excessive volume, hearing damage can occur.

Since bone conduction earphones do not need to be plugged into the ear canal when worn, they will not cause damage to the ear due to wearing them. They transmit sound without passing through the ear canal and eardrum, which avoids eardrum damage caused by vibrating the eardrum.


When the Bluetooth bone conduction earphones are used, the ear canal is kept open, which is important for the hygiene of the ear. And they will not cause the ear canal to be wet and stuffy to breed bacteria due to sweat depositing caused by long-term exercise, thereby avoiding the damage to the ear by diseases such as otitis media.

In addition to small damage to the ear canal and eardrum, Bluetooth bone conduction earphones also have very little damage to the inner ear. Due to the relatively gentle and stable vibrating waves of the headphones, they have little damage to the cochlea. Moreover, the electromagnetic waves of them are very small, and their impact on the auditory nerve and brain nerve is also very small.

Therefore, bone conduction earphones will not damage hearing, they protect hearing completely, from the ear canal, eardrum, cochlea to auditory nerves, etc..They are the healthiest kind of headphones.

For hearing protection, when using Bluetooth bone conduction earphones, remember not to use high volumes for a long time, which can cause damage to hearing. In fact, no matter what kind of headphones you wear, long-term use at high volume will definitely cause damage to hearing. It is generally recommended that after using headphones for 2-3 hours, you should rest for 10-15 minutes.

In addition to very little damage to the ears,Bluetooth bone conduction earphones are also very safe. They allow you to listen to music when you can also hear the surrounding environment sounds, which avoids outdoor sports encounters danger. And they are also very comfortable to wear. It is with these advantages that they are becoming more and more popular.

If you are interested in bone conduction earphones,here are some excellent earphones for you all.

1. Wissonly Hi Runner Bluetooth bone conduction earphones


Recommended reason:

Wissonly is a brand known for its technology and the fastest growing brand in recent times. Their R&D team are all technical experts in the field of bone conduction earphones. As early as 2012, they started to develop bone conduction earphones that don't hurt ears. With advanced bone conduction vibration technology, they have been recommended by the majority of otologists!

What impresses me most about Wissonly Hi Runner is their excellent sound quality. They are equipped with a large-size directional bone conduction vibration unit, which increases the effective sounding area by 35% through structural optimization, thus making the sound range wider and the sound more stereoscopic and shocking. At the same time, they have also improved the problem of sound quality loss caused by low sound transmission efficiency of traditional bone conduction earphones. Together with world-class audio tuner, they have customized an exclusive sound quality output scheme for Wissonly Hi Runner headphones in the world's top tuning laboratory. More than 20 audio tuners have been adjusted for 85,036 times, finally showing a really good sound quality which belongs to bone conduction.

The body of the Wissonly Hi Runner is made of memory titanium, which can self-adjust the contact area to ensure a good wearing experience of headphones and take into account more users.

As the core component of the product, the headphones plays a key role in the product experience. Wissonly Hi Runner is equipped with Bluetooth 5.0 chip, and the Bluetooth connection is very stable. It also has 32G of built-in memory, and it also supports IPX8 waterproof, which can even be used for diving.

2.Philips A8606 Bluetooth bone conduction earphones


Recommended reason:

The most peculiar point of Philips is that it is equipped with LED night running lights at the rear end of the fuselage, and the A8606 is also the same. The back of both sides of the headphones has rain-shaped lights flashing, wearing it at night can make people around you alert to your location. And turning on them during exercise can improve the safety factor, and night travel can also achieve the effect of not being collided. The Bluetooth version of 5.0 can maintain the smoothness of listening to songs at a short distance, and the 13.3mm vibrator makes it have a good performance in sound quality.

3.AfterShokz OPENRUN PRO Bluetooth bone conduction earphones


Recommended reason:

The body of the Openrun Pro weighs only 26g, and it adopts Qualcomm QCC3024 low-energy chip +PremiumPitch 2.0 improved double suspension vibration transmission system and suspension damping technology, CVC call noise reduction algorithm and double silicon microphone. The battery life lasts for 8 hours, and the charging method is magnetic charging. The charging interface has a liquid residue detection function to ensure that it has a good waterproof performance. Its waterproof grade is IP67, and there is no problem with normal sweat. A short period of rain can be used, but it can't be used for swimming.

4.Earsopen peace tw-1 Bluetooth bone conduction earphones


Recommended reason:

It is IP67 waterproof grade, easily resistant to sweat, and even capable of a short immersion underwater, but not suitable for swimming. The lightweight body just weighs 9g,its clip-on wearing method is novel.At the same time,It has a certain stability. But it is not suitable for long-term wear, and there will be a lot of discomfort.

5.Nank Runner CC3 Bluetooth bone conduction earphones


Recommended reason:

Since the body of the runner CC3 is made of silicone material in the part that fits the skin, wearing it has a feeling of summer coldness, which can fully stimulate the fans of sports.

Its sound quality is not a big problem, and it has built-in 4G storage, which can store 1000 songs. And you could enjoy music in places when meet poor phone signal. The wearing comfort and stability are not bad.

It is that the waterproof level is not high enough, and it is not suitable for rain or water sports.


Among the several bone conduction earphones recommended above, wissonly and aftershokz are my favorite brands. Compared with them, Wissonly is more cost-effective and worth buying.