How to Distinguish Real Wireless Bluetooth Bone Conduction Earphones from Fake Ones and Do They Leak Sound?
Apr 13,2023 | David
I am a deep user of wireless Bluetooth bone conduction earphones and I love this new product. I wear them both for running and cycling. Obviously, they’re already part of my body and give me a lot of motivation when I’m exercising. However, since this year, I have discovered some bad phenomena, that is, there are many fake wireless Bluetooth bone conduction earphones on the market. They are cheap and of poor quality. This has me stuck when it comes to gifting my girlfriend’s birthday. She thought that what I sent was cheap and inferior products, and we almost had a relationship crisis. Therefore, in this article, I want to talk about how to distinguish between real wireless Bluetooth bone conduction earphones and fake wireless Bluetooth bone conduction earphones, the principles, advantages and disadvantages of them, and so on.
How to distinguish real wireless Bluetooth bone conduction earphones from fake ones?
wireless Bluetooth bone conduction earphones rely on bones to transmit sound. Fake ones are actually air-conduction headphones that rely on air to transmit sound. There is a big difference in the way of sound transmission. Fake wireless Bluetooth bone conduction earphones (that is, air conduction headphones), emit sound from two external speakers, and the sound transmits sound through the air into the ear. Therefore, under normal social distance, the sound played by fake wireless Bluetooth bone conduction earphones can be heard by everyone, while with real ones, within the same distance, other people can’t hear the sound at all.
You can do a test and put on the headphones. If you wear real wireless Bluetooth bone conduction earphones, you will find that the sound is louder and clearer after the ears are blocked. And if you wear fake ones , the sound becomes smaller after you block your ears.
Do wireless Bluetooth bone conduction earphones leak sound?
wireless Bluetooth bone conduction earphones will leak sound, but now some mature brands have found a solution to the problem of sound leakage, such as wissonly and Aftershokz have done a good job in reducing sound leakage.
The sound leakage problem of wireless Bluetooth bone conduction earphones is mainly due to the fact that they convert sound into mechanical vibration through the sound unit, and vibrate the bone to transmit sound. When the headphone is working, the shell of the headphone will be vibrated together by the sound unit, and the shell will vibrate the surrounding air, so sound leakage will occur. In other words, the shell of the wireless Bluetooth bone conduction earphone becomes the “amplified speaker” of the headphone, spreading the sound to the surroundings.
From the principle of the sound leakage phenomenon, we can easily see that all wireless Bluetooth bone conduction earphones have sound leakage problems. Those headphones that claim to have no sound leakage at all are basically fake.
It’s just that some wireless Bluetooth bone conduction earphones may have made more efforts to reduce sound leakage. For example, some headphones use anti-phase sound waves to offset the sound waves of sound leakage, or through the integrated design of the body without holes, reduce the air vibration caused by the vibration unit, thereby reducing sound leakage. There are also some brands that optimize the structural design and increase the shock absorption function of the body to reduce sound leakage. It should be said that with the efforts of the entire industry, the sound leakage of wireless Bluetooth bone conduction earphones has also been greatly improved.
Although wireless Bluetooth bone conduction earphones have the problem of sound leakage, it has to be said that they have several outstanding advantages
Safer: Wear them without blocking your ears, which allows you to maintain awareness of your surroundings and make outdoor sports safer;
Healthier: They use bones to transmit sound and do not need to use the eardrum, which avoids damage to the eardrum and can protect hearing well;
More hygienic: wireless Bluetooth bone conduction earphones do not need to be worn in the ear, even if worn for a long time, they can keep the ear canal clean and avoid the growth of bacteria;
More comfortable: They are very light, there is no feeling of weight when wearing them, and the wearing comfort is very high.
These advantages also make them popular among young people.Next, I will recommend several excellent bone conduction earphones, some of which have little sound leakage, such as Wissonly and Aftershokz.
1, Wissonly Hi Runner wireless Bluetooth bone conduction earphones
Wissonly wireless Bluetooth bone conduction earphones, the product I use the most, is the first brand I started to contact. When they were crowdfunding online, I participated.
The sound quality is what I am most satisfied with. I am not a professional music player, but from my personal experience, Wissonly Hi Runner is the best sound quality wireless Bluetooth bone conduction earphones I have ever used. It uses a large-sized 360-degree bone conduction vibration unit, and through structural optimization, the sounding area is increased by 35%, so that the sound range is wider, and the stereo feeling and shock of sound are stronger. Its anti-sound-leakage treatment is also very good. The whole body is completely sealed, and the algorithm is optimized to minimize the leakage of sound. I have tested it myself, and at a distance of 2 meters, the volume is turned on at 60%, so I can’t hear the sound at all.
wissonly Hi runner’s body is made of memory titanium, which can self-adjust the contact area. It can ensure a good wearing experience of the earphone at any time, taking into account more users and usage scenarios.
Wissonly Hi Runner is equipped with Bluetooth 5.0 chip, and the connection is more stable. It also has IPX8 professional sports waterproof +32g internal memory to swim in the water. The battery performance is also good, and it can play music continuously for 8–10 hours.
2.Philips A6606 wireless Bluetooth bone conduction earphones
The Philips A6606 that weighs 35g is light and compact in the palm of the hand. With the skin-friendly material on the surface of the body, there is no pressure to wear on the pinna. It is equipped with LED night running lights on both sides of the rear end of the body. It can be worn in night walking and low visibility scenes and illuminate the road behind, so that the people around can perceive your own position and respond in time in the face of emergency situations. The safety factor for outdoor wearing is relatively high. It also supports IP67-rated water resistance and can support 9 hours of continuous music playback time, which is also good overall.
3.AfterShokz OPENRUN PRO wireless Bluetooth bone conduction earphones
The light body weighs only 28g, it is like no weight in the hand, and it will not feel any weight when hanging on ears. Because of the characteristics of wireless Bluetooth bone conduction earphones, there is no need to be stuffed into the ears or wrap the ears. And there will be no swelling or squeezing feeling when worn for a long time, which keeps the ears fresh and breathable. Its sound leakage reduction technology is also good, which can effectively suppress sound leakage and better protect personal privacy. It has a high-strength titanium alloy rear hanger. Before each pair of headphones leaves the factory, the official will carry out repeated tests to ensure that the quality passes. The body has high toughness, and it can be restored to its original shape when bent at will. You can toss it during the exercise, and don’t have to worry about the damage caused by bending of the headphones.
4.earsopen PEACE Bone Conduction Headset
Earsopen was born in Tokyo, Japan, and is a brand of wireless Bluetooth bone conduction earphones owned by BoCo Co., Ltd. Earsopen PEACE TW-1 is the first Bluetooth headphones with left-right separation among bone conduction products. Because the sounding unit is small and closer to the ear canal, the sound leakage is also very small. The main body of the headphone is T-shaped, and the ear clip is adopted. Comfort is not as high as the first two models, but this way of wearing is really the only one. If you must choose TWS’s one, it’s good.
5.vidonn F3 wireless Bluetooth bone conduction earphones
Vidonn F3 wireless Bluetooth bone conduction earphones 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 earphones 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 above five bone conduction earphones, Wissonly and Philips are the most worthy of purchase. Because they have the strongest technical accumulation in this field, the sound quality, reducing leakage and comfort of their products are very good. If you consider cost performance, we recommend you to choose wissonly