What Are Bone Conduction Headset and Best Bluetooth Headsets in 2023
Mar 10,2023 | David
When the mighty Marines are training or performing tasks, in addition to the necessary individual equipment, they will wear a communication device on the pinna, which is a professional-grade military bone conduction headset. This equipment plays a very important role in the battlefield environment. They help soldiers to maintain awareness of the sound of the battlefield environment at all times, without missing the command of the commander or the information of comrades in arms. Military bone conduction headset are generally more expensive, but the same technology is gradually being used in the civilian field. Engineers designed everyday bone conduction headset that quickly became popular in just 2 years.
So what are bone conduction headset?
Bone conduction headset, as the name suggests, are headphones that use human bones to transmit sound. The sound transmission method of this headphone is very special. It no longer needs to transmit sound through air and eardrum, but directly transmits sound to the auditory nerve of the inner ear through human bones, so that the auditory nerve can perceive the sound.
The way bone conduction headset transmit sound eliminates the need for the headphones to be plugged into the ear, or to completely cover the entire ear. Therefore, there can be a new attempt in the way of wearing them, that is, the wearing method of the ear-hanging type that does not need to be in the ear. This also makes bone conduction headset more comfortable to wear and better for the health of the ears.
How do bone conduction headset work
To understand how bone conduction headset work, we must first understand how we hear sound.
Simply put, sound is a vibration, and the source of sound can cause air, liquid, and solid to vibrate. The sound we hear everyday is this vibration into the ear, so the eardrum vibrates. The vibration of the eardrum passes through the ear ossicles to the part behind the ear called “cochlea”. The cochlea then transmits sound information from the cochlea to the brain center, and finally we hear it. The process by which we hear sound includes both air vibration and solid (bone) vibration.
The principle of bone conduction headset is that they transmit sound not through air vibrations, but all through solid (bone) vibrations. The sound unit is usually attached to the temple, and emits mechanical vibrations. The skull transmits the vibrations to the cochlea that in turn transmits the sound information to the brain center, so the sound is heard.
The sound transmission path of bone conduction headset is that: sound waves, skull, bone labyrinth, inner ear lymph, spiral organ, auditory nerve, cerebral cortex auditory center. Compared with our traditional way of hearing sound (that is air conduction method), their transmission path is shorter, where air and the eardrum are no longer needed. So they can play a significant protective role to the eardrum, and are a very healthy kind of headphones.In addition to be healthy,the have many advantages,such as safety,comfortable,hygienic.
Bone conduction headset have obvious advantages, which is why they have become star products in the past two years.So, how to choose the right headphone? I think the sound quality, sound leafage reduction ,comfort and product configuration should all be considered. Now I will recommend some excellent products below.
Best Bluetooth bone conduction headsets in 2023
1. Wissonly Hi Runner Bluetooth bone conduction headset
Wissonly bone conduction vibration unit optimization technology is one of the best technical solutions in the industry, because their team has accumulated in the field of bone conduction for 10 years, which is highly respected by people in the industry in terms of product quality and hearing protection.
Once, there was a saying that the sound quality of bone conduction headset was average. However, Wissonly Hi Runner refreshes this knowledge. It is excellent in sound quality. It uses a 360-degree bone conduction vibration unit, which can increase the vibration area by 35% compared with traditional bone conduction headset. Moreover, its loss of bone conduction sound transmission is lower, making the sound more shocking and powerful.
Wissonly Hi Runner has added a number of innovative features to make bone conduction headset better integrated into many scenes in life. It supports IPX8 diving waterproof, which is very good for me who loves swimming. What’s crazy is that it can still work normally under 20 meters of water! It also has 32GB of memory, so it can play music even if it is not connected to a mobile phone. I basically use it as an MP3 player, and I don’t take my mobile phone for running at night. It uses the Bluetooth 5.0 chip, and outdoor activities can make the connection more stable.
In terms of appearance, Wissonly Hi Runner adopts classic black color, and its simple appearance involves matching whatever clothes you wear in any scene.
2.Philips A6606 Bluetooth bone conduction headset
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 Bluetooth bone conduction headset
Openrun Pro bone conduction headset are a product created by a technical team focusing on bone conduction technology. They have won the favor of many consumers with their characteristics such as bone conduction black technology, all-titanium design. The front end of Openrun Pro is ellipsoidal; The rear hanger has been ergonomically curved to fit the ear better, and the overall comfort of the headphones is very high. In terms of bone conduction, Openrun Pro adopts the newly upgraded PremiumPitch 2.0+ technology to optimize the direction of sound transmission and reduce sound leakage.
4.earsopen FIT BT-1 Bluetooth bone conduction headset
Earsopen FIT BT-1 bone conduction headphone, the new favorite of Japanese headphone industry, has an open listening experience and can also accept external sound. It has the BONE AUDIO feature with super telepresence, which has better listening effect.It adopts the exclusive latest AVV technology, with its correct vibration earsopen device, and improves the bone conduction ability by leaps and bounds.It also has fashionable and high-quality streamline design,it use light body material and weight of only 34g. Its waterproof, dustproof and anti-skid performance is also good.
It can be safely used indoors and outdoors, and it is comfortable to wear and moves freely.
5.Nank Runner CC3 Bluetooth bone conduction headset
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.
Among the several bone conduction headsets recommended above, wissonly and aftershokz are my favorite brands. Compared with them, Wissonly is more cost-effective and worth buying.