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What Is The Difference Between Real and Fake Bluetooth Bone Conduction Headphones and How Do They Work?

Mar 03,2023 | David

There is no doubt that Bluetooth bone conduction headphones are a revolutionary product. They are the healthiest headphones, so they are welcomed by many sports fans. Due to the popularity of this kind of headphones, unscrupulous merchants have also begun to target them, launching various low-quality fake bone conduction headphones. They even boasted that this kind of headphone is an upgraded version of Bluetooth bone conduction headphones, and even said that they are the final form of headphones. Many people who do not know much about bone conduction headphones have been fooled because of this, not to mention that they have spent money that they should not have spent, and sometimes bought unhealthy and unsafe products, causing irreparable damage.

So what is the difference between real and fake Bluetooth bone conduction headphones?

Bluetooth bone conduction headphones are a new type of headphones that use bones to transmit sound. All headphones that do not use bones to transmit sound are fake , even if they look exactly the same. From this perspective, there are at least the following differences between true and fake bone conduction headphones

1) Different sound transmission methods: real Bluetooth bone conduction headphones transmit sound through bones, while fake ones transmit sound through the air;

2) The sound unit is different: the real Bluetooth bone conduction headphone attached to the temple is the bone vibration unit, which is responsible for converting the sound signal into mechanical vibration and transmitting it to the inner ear through the bone; while the fake one is attached to the temple are two speakers. After vocalization, sound waves travel through the air outside the ear and in the ear canal.

3) The airtightness of the body is different: the real Bluetooth bone conduction headphones is an integrated body, and it has no holes, while the fake ones must have holes in the body, otherwise, the sound waves cannot be transmitted.

How do Bluetooth bone conduction headphones work?

Let's start with a story. Beethoven was a great composer, and he is still loved by many people with representatives such as "Fate Symphony", "Eroica Symphony ", "Ode of Joy Symphony " and so on. In fact, Beethoven suffered from hearing impairment in his later years. Even in this state, he continued to compose, which is a bit bizarre. How did he do it? When playing, Beethoven held his baton in his mouth and put the other side on the piano,and then hear the sound.. This was the earliest application case of bone conduction.


In Beethoven's case, the vibrations caused by the piano as a source of sound are transmitted through the baton to the jawbone on the side of the mouth, and then from the frontal bone to the inner ear, which eventually formed hearing.

You may have found that the entire sound transmission process was the participation of solids such as batons and bones, without the participation of air and the eardrum. This seems to be a little deviated from our daily cognition. If we look through the physics books in middle school, we could know that there are three mediums for sound transmission: namely air, liquid and solid. Human bones are solids, and of course, they can also act as a medium for transmitting sound.

With the above knowledge, it would be easy for us to understand how bone conduction headphones work.



Bone conduction headphones are a type of headphones manufactured by using bone conduction technology. Bone conduction is a sound conduction method with bones as the medium. It converts sound into mechanical vibrations of different frequencies to transmit sound waves through the human skull, bone labyrinth, inner ear lymph, spiral organ, and auditory center.

When they work, you only need to put the sound unit close to the temple, do not need to stuff them into the ear canal. They are good to the cleaning of the ear canal, and cause no harm to the eardrum.

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

1. Wissonly Hi Runner Bluetooth bone conduction headphones


Recommended reason:

Wissonly is a brand known for its technology and the fastest growing brand in recent times. Their R&D team are all technical experts in the field of bone conduction headphones. As early as 2012, they started to develop bone conduction headphones that don't hurt ears. With advanced bone conduction vibration technology, they have been recommended by the majority of otologists!

What impresses me most about Wissonly Hi Runner is their excellent sound quality. They are equipped with a large-size directional bone conduction vibration unit, which increases the effective sounding area by 35% through structural optimization, thus making the sound range wider and the sound more stereoscopic and shocking. At the same time, they have also improved the problem of sound quality loss caused by low sound transmission efficiency of traditional bone conduction headphones. Together with world-class audio tuner, they have customized an exclusive sound quality output scheme for Wissonly Hi Runner headphones in the world's top tuning laboratory. More than 20 audio tuners have been adjusted for 85,036 times, finally showing a really good sound quality which belongs to bone conduction.

The body of the Wissonly Hi Runner is made of memory titanium, which can self-adjust the contact area to ensure a good wearing experience of headphones and take into account more users.

As the core component of the product, the headphones plays a key role in the product experience. Wissonly Hi Runner is equipped with Bluetooth 5.0 chip, and the Bluetooth connection is very stable. It also has 32G of built-in memory, and it also supports IPX8 waterproof, which can even be used for diving.

2.Philips A6606 Bluetooth bone conduction headphones


Recommended reason:

With IPX7 waterproof property, Philips A6606 can be soaked in water for a short time, and has good waterproof performance. At the same time, surprisingly, LED night run lamps are arranged at both ends of the fuselage, which can light up the rear road at night, thus ensuring its own safety factor. The unique bone conduction vibrator makes its sound quality good, and the double shrapnel structure can reduce the distortion. However, when playing high-frequency sound, there will be obvious vibration. If you can accept the vibration of medium and high frequency, it is also good.


3.AfterShokz OPENRUN PRO Bluetooth bone conduction headphones


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 tw-1 Bluetooth bone conduction headphones


Recommended reason:

The wearing style of Peace TW-1 bone conduction headphones is very unique. It adopts a clip-on wearing method, has a certain stability in wearing, even if in strenuous exercise it can be stably clamped on the auricle. The weight of the body is 9g, during the wearing process, it will not feel heavy. IP67 waterproof rating helps it to be worn outdoors in rainy days easily, and daily sweating is not a problem at all to it, but it can not be used in swimming.

The disadvantage is that its clip-on wearing method may cause discomfort after wearing it for a long time.

5.Nank Runner CC3 Bluetooth bone conduction headphones


Recommended reason:

Among entry-level headphones, the Runner CC3 still performs well. Its body is wrapped in a layer of skin-friendly material, which will not feel uncomfortable to wear during exercise, and the firmness is also good, which can firmly lock the headphones on the ears.

It also has an MP3 mode with 4G memory, which can save nearly 1,000 songs. You can enjoy listening to songs without a mobile phone. The waterproof level and battery life are average, and it is not suitable for swimming.

Among the several Bluetooth bone conduction headphones recommended above, Wissonly and Aftershokz are the two products with the best overall performance, both in terms of sound quality, safety, comfort and sound leakage reduction.Considering the cost performance ratio, Wissonly will be better and worth recommending.