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How to Wear Bone Conduction Earphones and How Do They Work?

Mar 07,2023 | David

This is an era of frequent disasters, but also an era of heroes. At the scene of emergencies such as earthquakes, fires, and floods, there are always respectable firefighters who are desperate to save lives. Various equipment enters the rescue scene with firefighters, among which communication equipment is the most important. The harsh environment of the rescue site is a huge challenge for firefighters to communicate. 

To solve this problem, people have equipped firefighters with a new communication artifact--tactical bone conduction earphones to help firefighters listen to clear instructions in noisy and harsh environments, so that they can accurately and quickly reply to information. Tactical bone conduction earphones relatively bulky. Based on the same principle of sound transmission, engineers have developed this type of headphones for ordinary users. In the past two years, they have become a phenomenon-level earphone product and are very popular among young people.

What are bone conduction earphones?

Bone conduction earphones are earphones that "attach the sounding unit to the temple and other parts, convert the sound into mechanical vibration by the sounding unit, cause the bone to vibrate through the mechanical vibration, and conduct the sound to the auditory nerve from the bone". Simply put, bone conduction earphones are headphones that use human bones as the sound transmission medium.

Bone conduction earphones are a new application of mature technology. Its technology is widely used in the military, fire protection, hearing aids, and other fields. Daily listening to music is a newly expanded application field of bone conduction earphones. However, it is foreseeable that the field of listening to music will make bone conduction earphones more popular.

How to wear bone conduction earphones


There are two mainstream wearing methods of bone conduction earphones. One is the hanging-ear method, which is the most common method suitable for sports enthusiasts such as runners. Most hanging-ear bone conduction earphones are waterproof, so swimmers can wear the headphones. In addition, drivers can also use hanging-ear bone conduction earphones when answering calls.



There is also another wearing methods of bone conduction earphones,which it head-wearing method. This form of headphones can also be used for sports, daily entertainment, etc.. But some people do not like the large size of this kind of headphones, so head-wearing bone conduction earphones are relatively rare. However, it is worth mentioning that since this kind of earphone is close to the skin when wearing, its sound transmission efficiency is also higher, so its sound quality is slightly better than bone conduction earphones of other wearing methods.

How do bone conduction earphones work?

Bone conduction is actually a very mature technology. The famous pianist Beethoven used bone conduction technology to compose music as early as the eighteenth century. He was deaf in both ears and could not hear music with his ears, which was a fatal blow to his music composition. Later, perhaps it was God's will, he found a magical method, that is, biting a stick connected to the piano while playing, so as to hear the music from the jawbone, which is the principle of bone conduction. Generally speaking, the principle of bone conduction is that sound waves transmit the sound to the inner ear through the vibration of the head bones such as the skull and jaw, and finally allow the wearer to hear the sound.


Bone conduction earphones are a new type of headphones made with bone conduction technology. Compared with common headphones, they do not need to be worn in the ear. Their main principle is to convert sound into mechanical vibrations of different frequencies, and transmit them through the human skull->bone labyrinth->inner ear lymph fluid->spiral organ->auditory center. Compared with traditional headphones, the sound transmission path of them is shorter, and it no longer needs to transmit sound through air and eardrum vibration, but directly transmits sound to the inner ear through bone vibration. This also makes bone conduction earphones one of the healthiest headphones, and they have become popular this year.


A large number of earphone manufacturers have joined the field of bone conduction earphones. Which one is the best? I will give you some recommendations


1. Wissonly Hi Runner bone conduction earphones


Recommended reason:

As a veteran electronic product fans, I can responsibly tell you that the Wissonly bone conduction earphones are true bone conduction, which can protect hearing, so they are recommended by many otologists.

At the same time, Wissonly Hi Runner is also very good in terms of sound quality. It uses a 360 surround vibration unit, which can increase the vibration area by 35% compared with traditional bone conduction earphones.They reduces the loss during bone conduction sound transmission, and which makes the sound more powerful.

Wissonly Hi Runner bone conduction earphones are made of memory titanium that can be self-adjusted, which can ensure that the headphones have a good wearing experience and take into account more users.

In terms of functionality, as the flagship model of Wissonly Brand, Hi RUNNER supports IPX8 waterproof level which is higher than the industry standard, and it can be worn in diving. It is equipped with 32G body memory, as well as the latest Bluetooth 5.0. Its product performance and experience have been comprehensively improved, truly making bone conduction earphones suitable for more life scenarios.


2. Philips A6606 bone conduction earphones


Recommended reason:

The A6606 has a skin-friendly material on its surface, which greatly increases its wearing comfort. It adopts a 15mm size sound unit, which produces better sound and is more suitable for noisy environments. Its bass effect has also been improved. The waterproof level of A6606 reaches IP67 level, not to mention rain, even direct rinse is no problem at all. But after all, it is not professional-grade waterproof, it cannot be used in swimming or diving.


3.AfterShokz OPENRUN PRO bone conduction earphones


Recommended reason:

Openrun PRO gives people the first impression that it is very light and almost forgets the feeling of existence. In terms of battery life,its continuous playing time can exceed 8 hours, which can be said to be a very strong bone conduction. AfterShokz brand is mainly developed for sports, but the only drawback is that the sounding unit is very slim, and it will feel a little oppressive when worn for a long time.

The function has IP67 waterproof coefficient, daily outdoor exercise, no fear of sweat, and normal washing.


4.Earsopen PEACE bone conduction earphones


Recommended reason:

The Japanese bone conduction earphones adopt the wearing method of ear clipping that is very novel. Although they are ear clipping type, after wearing it for a long time the ear will be somewhat painful. They have IPX7 waterproof performance. Both battery and charger can be used in the charging case, but there is a small problem that the charging case is not waterproof. Their sound quality is still good, and they are excellent in the audio performance of the high, medium and low. And there is a sound leakage problem, but the overall is still good.


5.Nank Runner CC3 bone conduction earphones


Recommended reason:

Runner CC2 has a solid button area on the outside, which is very convenient to use. The surface of the headphone body is made of soft material, which makes it very comfortable to be attached to the ear. It is really stable to wear with the ear-hanging scheme, supports Bluetooth 5.0, and the earphone signal is very stable during use. The sound quality is quite satisfactory, and the sense of music rhythm and space is well controlled.


The above five bone conduction earphones are all products with good performance.Among them, Wissonly and Aftershokz are the most recommended brands because they both have core technologies in this field. Compared with the two brands, Wissonly's product parameters is better and cost-effective.