What Are The Advantages of Wireless Bluetooth Bone Conduction Headsets?
Apr 10,2023 | David
In the last 2 years, wireless Bluetooth bone conduction headsets are becoming more and more popular. Whether you go out for running, cycling, or going to the gym, you can see someone wearing them. As a star technology product, they are very different from common headphones. Undoubtedly they are not another headphones, but another kind of headphones.
Their biggest difference is the way to transmit sound. wireless Bluetooth bone conduction headsets use bones to transmit sound, while common headphones are air conduction headphones that use air to transmit sound.
The difference in sound transmission mode makes that you do not need to stuff the wireless Bluetooth bone conduction headsets into the ear and only need to attach the vibrating unit to the temple to allow the ear to hear the sound.
What are the advantages of wireless Bluetooth bone conduction headsets?
First of all, because they use the principle of bone conduction to transmit sound instead of air conduction, most wireless Bluetooth bone conduction headsets do not affect the acquisition of ambient sound by both ears when used. Therefore, it is very safe when you use it outdoors, and you will not ignore the possible dangers because you are immersed in the music when wearing it.
Secondly, because most of the them are close to the hard bone position (beside the ear), instead of directly blocking the ear canal like in-ear headphones, or clamping the soft tissue of the ear like clip-on headphones.After wearing wireless Bluetooth bone conduction headsets for a long time,ear damage cause of Headphones is much less than in-ear headphones or clip-on headphones. For example, if you wear them for four hours, clip-on headphones may cause your ears to hurt unbearably, but even if you wear wireless Bluetooth bone conduction headsets for a long time, you will basically feel nothing. Therefore, they are very comfortable to wear.
On top of that, common headphones can clog the ear canal, leading to the growth of a lot of bacteria that can lead to ear infections. Wireless Bluetooth bone conduction headsets do not have these effects because they do not need to be worn in the ear, and they will not rub against the external auditory canal when worn. So they are more suitable for people with oily ears, otitis media, small ears, and some people with sensitive ears because they do not need to be inserted into the ears. They are also more suitable for people who need to wear headphones for a long time. Therefore, wireless Bluetooth bone conduction headsets are very healthy.
Wireless Bluetooth bone conduction headsets have relatively little hearing damage, because hearing damage generally occurs in the eardrum and inner ear, while wireless Bluetooth bone conduction headsets directly bypass the eardrum to avoid eardrum damage. Moreover, the vibration waves of them are relatively moderate, and the impact on auditory hair cells will be less, so the damage to hearing caused by them is minimal. For these reasons, wireless Bluetooth bone conduction headsets have become very popular these years.
Of course, wireless Bluetooth bone conduction headsets are not perfect, and they have their drawbacks.
The first is that the sound quality is not as good as traditional headphones because of its wearing method. Due to its design characteristics, the anti-interference effect is not ideal in noisy environments such as shopping, taking the subway, and taking a car. Because it is transmitted to the ear ossicles through the skin and skull, so their degree of music reproduction is not as good as traditional in-ear headphones.
The second is that the phenomenon of sound leakage still needs to be overcome. If there is a common problem with wireless Bluetooth bone conduction headsets, it is the problem of sound leakage. Although major manufacturers are trying to improve the sound leakage, judging from the actual status, sound leakage still exists in the headphones. Of course, mainstream wireless Bluetooth bone conduction headset brands, such as wissonly and Aftershokz, have made a lot of efforts to improve the sound leakage of wireless Bluetooth bone conduction headsets, and have almost solved the sound leakage problem.
The advantages and drawbacks are determined by their working principles.
How do wireless Bluetooth bone conduction headsets work?
First, let’s look at how we hear sound. The sound we hear every day, generally through the vibration of the air, first reaches the ear and vibrates the eardrum. The vibration transmitted to the eardrum further vibrates the auditory ossicles, and finally reaches the spiral organ — the cochlea, so that the sound can be perceived.
However, there are other ways of transmitting sound to the cochlea besides passing it through the eardrum. In fact, by vibrating the “bones” like vibrating air, the vibrations are transmitted to the cochlea. When the vibration reaches the cochlea, the cochlea perceives the sound and transmits the it to the brain center to form hearing. This is the sound transmission principle of bone conduction.
In our daily life, there are many cases of hearing sound through bone conduction. For example, when we eat biscuits, we can clearly hear the sound of the biscuits being crushed. Dolphins and whales are some of the best bone conduction animals in nature, using the bones near their jaws to catch vibrations in the water to hear sound.
Wireless Bluetooth bone conduction headsets are products that use bone conduction technology. When they work, they usually attach the sounding unit to the bones near the temple. When the vocal units vibrate, they vibrate the skull and transmit the vibrations to the cochlea, allowing sound to be heard. This is how wireless Bluetooth bone conduction headsets work.
Bone conduction headsets are becoming more and more popular among young people,and more and more brands join this field.So, which brand is the best?In my opinion, those brands that have accumulated technology in this field are trustworthy.Below, I have sorted out some good Bluetooth bone conduction headsets brands, and recommend them to you. I hope they can help.
1, Wissonly Hi Runner wireless Bluetooth bone conduction headsets
Reason for recommendation:
Wissonly wireless Bluetooth bone conduction headsets are the first brand I started to contact. When they recommended it on the online crowdfunding platform, I noticed it, after saw that many people were recommending, and I bought it. This Hi runner I used for a few months, and the overall performance was better than I expected.
Some wireless Bluetooth bone conduction headsets leak sound, and you know that I take privacy very seriously, so I’m very concerned about anti-sound-leakage technology. Wissonly Hi Runner does a very good job in the field. Its body is sealed, and through structural optimization and algorithm adjustment, its sound leakage is minimized. The official claim they can eliminate 90% of sound leakage. I do not have professional equipment to test, but I have tried and found that at 60%-70% volume, the sound is completely inaudible at a distance of 1.5 meters, which makes me very satisfied. I have actually compared it with other wireless Bluetooth bone conduction headsets, and the Wissonly Hi Runner has currently the best sound leakage reduction solution in wireless Bluetooth bone conduction headsets.
The Wissonly Hi Runner is also particularly comfortable in the wearing experience. Because the material of the whole machine is high-tech hypoallergenic silicone, and it is coupled with the ergonomic design that conforms to the structure of the human ear, so that users will not bring any burden to the ear under long-term wear.
Sound quality as the core performance is undoubtedly worth mentioning. Wissonly Hi Runner uses a large-sized vibration unit, the sound range is wider, the sound is more three-dimensional and deeper, so the sound quality is undoubtedly very good. And it is also equipped with a Bluetooth 5.0 chip, the connection is more stable. And it will not be disconnected when used, which is a good experience. The Wissonly Hi Runner also comes with 32GB of built-in storage that can store 5,000 songs, so you can use it completely as an MP3 player to enjoy music without your phone when you go out for a run.
2. Philips A6606 wireless Bluetooth bone conduction headsets
Reason for recommendation:
This Philips A6606 wireless Bluetooth bone conduction headsets, with its comfortable silicone surface, is comfortable to wear. It is ergonomically designed, so that it will not fall when it is firmly worn. Its IP67-level depth waterproof standard makes you easy while sweat during daily exercise. This model is equipped with a night run lamp device, and while running at night, it can make cyclists or vehicles notice you. This is a very thoughtful design. It is equipped with Bluetooth 5.2 technology, which has faster transmission distance and lower power consumption than 5.0, but this one can’t be used in swimming.
3.AfterShokz OPENRUN PRO wireless Bluetooth bone conduction headsets
Reason for recommendation:
OpenRUN PRO is good at anti-sound-leakage, it uses LeakSlayer leakage cancellation technology to reduce sound leakage. It is equipped with Qualcomm QCC3024 chip that uses 5.0 Bluetooth protocol, that supports dual-device connection, and that performs very well in terms of stability, compatibility, effective range and delay time. It is IP67 waterproof grade, which is enough to allow it to be used in daily life. But you can not wear it to swim in the water. As a high-end bone conduction sports headphones this is still a pity. And it does not have built-in memory, can not be used as an MP3 player.
4.earsopen SS900 wireless Bluetooth bone conduction headsets
Reason for recommendation:
Different from other wireless Bluetooth bone conduction headsets, this earsopenSS900 is mainly worn by pinching ears, which requires both hands to finish wearing. Its’ IPX7' s waterproof grade can achieve the effect of short-time immersion under water, and it is easy to face the daily sweat. The 8g single side headphone body can play a comfortable and non-inductive role in the whole wearing process, but it will be a little uncomfortable when worn for a long time due to the wearing way of clip ears.
5.Haylou PurFree wireless Bluetooth bone conduction headsets
Reason for recommendation:
Haylou PurFree performs well overall, the headphone is only weighs 28g, there is almost no weight sense to wear. And the surface of the headphones is made of soft materials, and the wearing comfort is good. In terms of sound quality, it is also equipped with directional audio directional technology. It is a technology that allows the timbre to be concentrated and dive deeper at low frequencies, so that the rhythm of the song will be stronger. The battery life is good, and it lasts for 8 hours of music playback.
The waterproof grade is not high, and there is no built-in storage, which may be its disadvantage.
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.