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What are Bluetooth Bone Conduction Earphones and Best Bone Conduction Earphones in 2023

Jan 31,2023 | Sylvia

Have you ever heard music with headphones on while walking on the road, when the car behind you honks to remind you, everyone around you heard it, but you didn’t know it; or when you listened to music while wearing earphones in the office at work, even if your boss yells next to you, it can't wake up your ears that were kidnapped by music. These awkward moments happen a lot in life, and they're always unpleasant. However, there is a kind of headphone that can perfectly help you avoid these embarrassments, that is bluetooth bone conduction earphones that have become popular in recent years.

What are bluetooth bone conduction earphones?

Bluetooth bone conduction earphones are headphones that are worn differently from traditional earphones. They don't have earbuds in your ears like common earphones do, and they don’t need the sound to travel through the air in the ear canal to the eardrum like common type do. They are generally hung on the auricle, so that the sound unit is against the temple, and the mechanical vibration signal of the sound unit is transmitted to the auditory nerve of the inner ear through the skull, and finally people hear the sound.

Bone conduction technology is widely used in the military, emergency rescue, hearing assistance and other fields. Bluetooth bone conduction earphones are a new application of this technology in the field of consumer electronics. They are mainly positioned in the field of sports earphones. The existing products include running earphones, swimming earphones, cycling earphones and so on. They are becoming more and more popular due to the advantages that traditional earphones do not have, such as safety, health, hygiene, etc.Their advantages are determined by their working principles

How does bluetooth bone conduction earphones work?

The propagation medium of sound includes solid, liquid, and air. In general, there are two ways for sound waves to enter the inner ear of the human body: air conduction and bone conduction. It then travels to the inner ear via the auditory ossicles. Bone conduction is the vibration of sound waves through the bones of the head such as the skull and jaw, which transmits the sound to the inner ear. It is another very important hearing method besides air transmission. People use this method to manufacture many bone conduction hearing devices.

Common earphones mainly transmit sound through the air, while bluetooth bone conduction earphones use the temporal bone of the head to transmit sound. It transmits sound directly to the auditory nerve in the form of sound waves, instead of passing through the air to the eardrum and then to our auditory nerve.

Currently, bone conduction hearing devices mainly include electromagnetic bone conduction earphones and piezoelectric bone conduction earphones. Electromagnetic bone conduction earphones have better working performance, but they have electromagnetic radiation, which is easy to cause harm to the user's body. Piezoelectric bone conduction earphones use piezoelectric vibrators as sounding components. When people wear it the human body is less affected by electromagnetic radiation which also has the advantages of small size and low power consumption.

Advantages of bluetooth bone conduction earphones

The way bluetooth bone conduction earphones are worn without earbuds brings tangible benefits:

Safer: It does not block your ears when wearing it, allowing you to maintain awareness of the surrounding environment, making outdoor sports safer;

Healthier: it uses bones to transmit sound, and the sound is directly transmitted to the auditory nerve, avoiding damage to the eardrum, and can protect hearing well;

More hygienic: 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 fresh and avoid otitis media, otitis media and other diseases caused by blocked ear canal;

More comfortable: They are very light, and there is no sense of weight when worn. The surface of many bluetooth bone conduction earphones is made of skin-friendly soft material, which is very comfortable to wear;

Unique appearance: wearing bone conduction earphones with unique design can help you attract more people's attention;

When keeping in touch with the outside world, you can communicate with friends or colleagues while listening to music, and you will not neglect them because of listening to music.

There are two sides to the coin, bone conduction earphones have many advantages, but it also has some disadvantages. Two of the most common shortcomings are sound quality and sound leakage.

In terms of sound quality, the sound quality of bluetooth bone conduction earphones is slightly worse than that of traditional noise-canceling headphones. Due to the working principle of sound generation and sound transmission of them, when the sound unit vibrates the skull, it also vibrates the air, resulting in sound leakage. These two shortcomings, all bluetooth bone conduction earphones have, those ones that claim to be completely free from these two problems do not exist.

Of course, the sound quality of bluetooth bone conduction earphones is not so bad that it is intolerable. The sound quality of some good headphones is very close to that of common earphones. You can hardly feel these leaks under normal social distance and normal volume. There are also some brands by structural optimization, and the problem of sound leakage has been greatly improved.

So, to be honest, bluetooth bone conduction earphones are becoming more and more worth buying.Here are some excellent earphone products below.

1.Wissonly Hi Runner bluetooth bone conduction earphones

Reason for recommendation:

Wissonly bone conduction earphones insist on technology priority. The team is composed of senior experts in bone conduction technology, they have more than 10 years of technical accumulation in the field of bone conduction. This makes Hi Runner known as "the healthiest Bluetooth headphones" by many professionals.

In order to solve the problem of distortion of the sound quality of bone conduction earphones, Wissonly adopts the new generation of bone conduction technology, and use the world's best acoustic laboratory to customize an exclusive sound quality output scheme for the unique bone conduction sound transmission method. After 3,051 hours of tens of thousands of adjustments, 21 audiologists bring users the best sound in the field of bone conduction earphones.

In terms of wearing, Wissonly Hi runner has been ergonomically designed to fit the ear to ensure that it does not fall off during exercise. Most importantly, it fits the ear while ensuring that there is no pressure and weight load, which makes it more comfortable to wear.

In terms of product parameters, Wissonly Hi Runner is even more impeccable. It has a Bluetooth 5.0 chip, which connects stably and will not drop. It has a 32G built-in storage that can store 5000 songs. Its battery life is also good, and at 50% volume, you can play music for up to 10 hours.

2. Philips A6606 bluetooth bone conduction earphones

Reason for recommendation:

Philips A6606 bone conduction sports earphones has a unique night light design, which can help the wearer solve the problem of sports safety in dim environment. It is equipped with Bluetooth 5.2 technology, with an effective distance of up to 10 meters. It has low power consumption, faster connection speed, higher security and stability. A6606 can last for 9 hours on one time charge, which can fully meet the daily needs of users. That is, its waterproof level is not high, it can't be used in swimming, it doesn't have built-in memory, and it can't be used without Bluetooth.

3.AfterShokz OPENRUN PRO bluetooth bone conduction earphones

Reason for recommendation:

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 SS900 bluetooth bone conduction earphones

Reason for recommendation:

The fuselage is equipped with BoCo's bone conduction vibrator technology, with AVV's precise vertical vibration transmission technology. It has good lower potential and a wide sound range in low-frequency performance. The Bluetooth version of 5.2 helps it to maintain the stability of the connection within 10m. The weight of the body is 8g,it is light when clipping to the ear, but the wear method of the ear clip is not suitable for long-term wear.

5.Nank Runner CC3 bluetooth bone conduction earphones

Reason for recommendation:

Runner CC 2 bone conduction headphones adopt a combination of soft and hard to reduce sound leakage. The entire earphones adopt a seamless design, even the headset mic is wrapped in silicone. The unique sound leakage cancellation technology can greatly reduce the leakage phenomenon.

It uses magnetic charging, after each use, you only need to put the magnetic tip in the buckle position of the headphones. Compared to traditional headphones, Runner CC2 bone conduction earphones has no holes in the entire body, and it has a certain waterproof effect.

It is generally a good entry-level bone conduction earphone. But the waterproof level is not enough, it is are not suitable rain or water sports.


In the past two years, I have used several bone conduction earphones. The first ones are Philips and aftershokz. In the last six months, I have been using Wissonly Hi Runner. It works very well. I like it very much. The important thing is that its price is not high and its cost performance is very good