What Is The Difference Between Real and Fake Bone Conduction Headsets,How Do Bone Conduction Headsets Work?
Mar 03,2023 | David
There is no doubt that bone conduction headsets 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 headsets. They even boasted that this kind of headphone is an upgraded version of bone conduction headsets, and even said that they are the final form of headphones. Many people who do not know much about bone conduction headsets 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 bone conduction headsets?
Bone conduction headsets 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 headsets
1) Different sound transmission methods: real bone conduction headsets transmit sound through bones, while fake ones transmit sound through the air;
2) The sound unit is different: the real 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 bone conduction headsets 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 bone conduction headsets 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 headsets work.
Bone conduction headsets 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.
More and more people are interested in bone conduction headsets, and more and more earphone manufacturers are joining this market. Then, how to choose the right bone conduction earphone is a problem. In the following, I recommend five earphones, all of which are of good quality and cost-effective
1. Wissonly Hi Runner bone conduction headsets
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 headsets. As early as 2012, they started to develop bone conduction headsets 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 headsets. 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 A7607 bone conduction headsets
The sounding unit of the 7607 bone conduction headphone use a 17mm vibrator, which makes its sound have good penetrating power. What makes me even more surprised is that Philips A7607 is equipped with LED night run lamp at the rear of the its body, which has three kinds of brightness that can be switched. It is suitable for wearing at night, which can make people around you perceive their own position and further increase the safety factor. The waterproof performance of IPX6 grade is fully qualified for waterproof work in daily life, and even can withstand a small amount of rain intrusion.
3.AfterShokz OPENRUN PRO bone conduction headsets
Openrun Pro bone conduction headsets have IP67 waterproof rating, they are waterproof, sweatproof, and dustproof. They are no problem to get caught in the rain or splashed with water. Even in outdoor sports, when encounter bad weather, you will be not afraid at all, they let you enjoy the fun of sports all the time.
In addition, the headphones do not need to be plugged into the ears. Their comfort is just amazing. Their is no need to poke the ear like a drill any more. And you do not have to worry about that after you wear them for a long time, your ear canal will itch and be uncomfortable, and as well as breed bacteria. The whole body surface is silicone material, their net weight is 28g, and they are comfortable and lightweight.
4.Earsopen peace tw-1 bone conduction headsets
Peace tw-1 is different from the traditional bone conduction headsets, and it adopts a unique ear clip form, which has certain firmness. However, the wearing process is a bit complicated, and it is impossible to finish wearing with one hand. IP67 waterproof level can easily cope with rainy days, but it is not suitable for swimming. The Bluetooth version of 5.0 keeps the connection stable during music transmission.
5.Nank Runner CC3 bone conduction headsets
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.