Best Bone Conduction Headphones for Audio

When a user wants to enjoy music via headphones, best bone conduction headphones for Audio has various options such as wired or wireless headphones, on-ear or in-ear headphones and over-ear headphones. These entries are the most common terms that come to the user’s mind when he hears the word headphones. However, there’s another name added to these entries in recent times and that name is bone-conduction headphones.

Bone-conduction technology has been around for quite some time, but in recent times, people have started to search about these headphones as their working differs greatly from traditional headphones. So, let’s start by discussing the working of bone-conduction headphones.

Working of Bone-Conduction Headphones:

Bone-conduction headphones work by stimulating the skull and creating a vibration that moves hair cells directly inside of the cochlea. That way it bypasses all the outer and middle ear components to stimulate hearing through bone-conduction headphones. This will result in you being able to listen to the music or the people over the phone.

Why Bone-Conduction Headphones are Getting Popularity in Recent Times?

  • One of the reasons why bone-conduction headphones are getting fame in recent times is their medical advantages, as they are designed for people suffering from hearing aids or ear wax.
  • Another advantage of using such headphones is situational awareness, which means that users can hear everything that is going on around them while listening to their favorite podcasts, music, or audiobooks. That’s because these headphones sit on the temples on each side of the ear rather than going inside the ears.

Are Bone-Conduction Headphones Perfect?

As we’ve discussed a few advantages of bone-conduction headphones, there are a few bone conduction headphones side effects as well, such as

  • They can’t provide the same sound quality as compared to the sound quality of traditional headphones.
  • Similarly, when you listen to something with these headphones at full volume, you can feel the tingling on your temples as the vibration gets intense. If you want a complete pros and cons discussion on bone-conduction headphones, you can check our other article with the name bone conduction headphones pros and cons.

Today’s Agenda:

Today, we’ve gathered here to discuss only those bone-conduction headphones that provide exceptional sound quality. As you know that bone-conduction headphones fall behind traditional headphones in terms of sound quality, so it wasn’t a piece of cake for us to gather the models with great sound quality.

But we didn’t stop there because we’ve also done our testing on each mentioned headphone (in the list) to see whether they actually worth the hype or not.

So, down below 👇, you will find the complete honest reviews of the contestants for the entries of best bone conduction headphones for audio because we are not sponsored by anyone. So, without any further delay, let’s get to the list.

List for Best Bone Conduction Headphones for Audio:

Whether you are a newbie to the term bone-conduction headphones or you are a pro, there’s a good chance that you may have come across AfterShokz. AfterShokz is one of the most popular bone-conduction headphones producing brand and it doesn’t matter which type of bone-conduction headphones you are looking for; you will always find a few entries from AfterShokz in that list. Similar is the case here.

However, we have ranked the following list based on the sound quality these headphones have offered during our testing. So, without any further delay, let’s get started with the list!

 

1.    Bonein BN-702:

FEATURES 
Bluetooth Technology:Bluetooth 4.1
Behavior with Water:IP55 Dust and Water-Resistant
Battery Life:11-12 Hours with 180 Days of Standby Time
Weight:45 grams
Forte:Longest Battery Life with Hi-Fi Sound

Bonein BN-702 bone conduction headphone

If you are looking for bone-conduction headphones that bring high-quality sound and ultimate comfort, then look no further because Bonein BN-702 provides all that and much more. That’s why this product has made the number one spot on our list of the best bone conduction headphones for audio. Let’s find out some things more about these headphones.

A Deeper Look on this Product:

Starting with its brand, Bonein is a Chinese company and a lot of people might not know about this brand, but this brand has made several bone-conduction headphones. The BN-702 model is intended for not only athletes, but even a common person can use these headphones for streaming videos.

Unlike other bone-conduction headphones, these headphones have a unique design and we haven’t seen such kind of design in any other bone-conduction headphones we’ve tested so far. Speaking of unique design, you can rotate the earpieces and you can store these headphones in a zipper case as well, which is provided by Bonein.

The build quality of these headphones allows them to be used for prolonged hours, meaning that these headphones offer ultimate comfortability. You can easily put on these headphones and even if you are wearing eyeglasses, these headphones won’t cause any problem while removing those glasses.

These headphones are one of the heaviest bone-conduction headphones we’ve tested so far as they weigh around 45 grams and just like us, this will be a huge drawback for most users.

However, to every disadvantage, there is a corresponding advantage and Bonein gives that advantage with its 220mAh battery, which can last up to 11-12 hours (even after continuous usage). Moreover, you will get 180 days of standby time with this battery.

Speaking of the attached components, Bonein has installed a noise-canceling microphone in these headphones which you can use to answer your calls even in a noisy environment and if you are someone who’s looking for bone conduction headphones with mic, then these headphones can make a great choice. Moreover, the battery timing of Bonein BN-702 allows its users to talk for long hours.

Plus, you will find volume buttons on the earpiece and a multifunctional button that you will use for receiving calls and controlling your media. As we are on the subject of media, you will enjoy hi-fi sound with these headphones and you won’t have to worry about loud sound leaking through your earpieces as these headphones have great sound leakage protection. So, these headphones can be categorized as one of the best bone conduction headphones 2021 (so far).

Just like most bone-conduction headphones, these headphones are also rated IP-55 meaning they are water and dust resistant. The Bluetooth 4.0 module of these headphones will give you a wireless transmission range of 30 feet, so you won’t feel any disruption inside the range of these headphones.

However, if you want bone-conduction headphones for watching TV, you can use its other variant BN-702T as those headphones have a separate 2.4GHz Bluetooth transmitter adapter that directly connects its users to the TV’s audio output.

Last but not the least, Bonein is also providing a 1-year warranty with this product which is very essential because its design is not foldable enough and various users have reported this issue when they tried to fold these headphones which resulted in broken headphones.

Pros
  • High-quality sound
  • Long-lasting battery life
  • Easy to wear and easy to remove
  • Amazingly comfortable and inexpensive pick
Cons
  • Breakable folding design
  • One of the heavier bone-conduction headphones

 

2.    AfterShokz Titanium AS600OB:

FEATURES 
Bluetooth Technology:Bluetooth 4.1
Behavior with Water:IP55 Dustproof, Sweatproof, Moisture-proof and Water-Resistant Rating
Battery Life:5-6 Hours
Weight:36 grams
Forte:Best Audio Quality Among Most AfterShokz Products

AfterShokz Titanium AS600OB bone conduction headphones for audio

Various bone-conduction headphones list often start with AfterShokz entry, but here the scenario is a bit different because, at number two on our list of the best bone conduction headphones for audio, we have put the first AfterShokz entry of this list named AfterShokz Titanium AS600OB.

A lot of people might be thinking, why we haven’t put AfterShokz Trekz Air on this number as they are more comfortable than these headphones. Well, the reason is that this list is ranked based on headphones with better audio or sound quality. Moreover, we will compare these headphones’ features with their predecessor (Trekz Air).

A Deeper Look on this Product:

Starting with the box, unlike AfterShokz Trekz Air, these headphones don’t come with premium packaging, which is not what you expect at this price range. However, you are getting everything that you will find in other AfterShokz bone-conduction headphones boxes – a micro-USB charging cable, carrying pouch, earplugs, 2-years warranty and an instructions manual.

With a pretty much similar design, the AfterShokz Titanium AS600OB features a silicone coated and slightly thicker neckband, which is the only difference in the design of these headphones as compared to its predecessor. However, the build material of these headphones is titanium and these are the only wireless bone-conduction headphones from AfterShokz with a titanium build.

These headphones weigh around 36 grams (1.27 ounces) meaning they are 20% heavier than AfterShokz Trekz Air because these headphones have a sturdier build. However, you won’t notice the difference in weight. The sturdy build of these headphones makes them suitable for heavy usage during long hours.

The bendable and twistable neckband of these headphones is comfortable enough that users can use these for long hours. There’s a soft and sleek silicone material covering the headband and other parts going over your ears, so you will have a pleasant and natural feel while wearing these headphones.

When it comes to the controls of these headphones, AfterShokz hasn’t changed anything. You will find a multifunctional button on the left earpiece that you will (obviously) use for playing, pausing, answering and ending calls. For changing the volume, you can use the two-volume buttons which are located on the right arm of the neckband. However, volume buttons are multifunctional buttons as well because the + button will also act as the power button in these headphones. Similarly, you will need to press the + and – buttons simultaneously for three seconds to initialize the Bluetooth connectivity.

Apart from the good things, these headphones have a lesser battery life of 5-6 hours (upon charging for 1.5-2 hours) as compared to their predecessor. Moreover, the Bluetooth module is also a bit old, as AfterShokz has embedded a 4.1 module instead of 5.0. However, we have experienced no connectivity issues with these headphones, even when moving too fast, which makes these headphones suitable for outdoor activities as well.

Now the reason why we have put these headphones ahead of the AfterShokz Trekz Air entry is its deeper and better bass with impressive sound quality (considering these are bone-conduction headphones), so you can use these headphones for podcasts as well. Moreover, you can hear the sound clearly because these headphones fit tight as compared to AfterShokz Trekz Air.

Pros
  • Better sound quality than most bone-conduction headphones (even better than many AfterShokz products)
  • Stable wireless transmission (even with Bluetooth 4.1)
  • Flexible and comfy fit (not as comfortable as AfterShokz Trekz Air)
Cons
  • No isolation for background noise
  • No sound leakage protection
  • Non-premium box (with fairly high price)

 

3.    AfterShokz Air Open-Ear AS650SG-BR:

FEATURES 
Bluetooth Technology:Bluetooth 4.2
Behavior with Water:IP55 Dustproof, Sweatproof and Water-Resistant Rating
Battery Life:6 Hours with Continuous Usage
Weight:30 grams
Forte:Reflective Strip with Premium Box

AfterShokz Air Open-Ear AS650SG-BR best bone conduction headphone

There are two to three models that are categorized by experts as AfterShokz Air Open-Ear bone-conduction headphones, so to differentiate them we have mentioned their model numbers as well in our list.

If anyone is looking for some bone-conduction headphones that bring additional nighttime safety along with great sound quality, then these AfterShokz Air Open-Ear AS65-SG-BR should be his choice.

We have put these headphones on the third spot (based on their sound quality) of our list for the best bone conduction headphones for audio. So, let’s see what these headphones bring.

A Deeper Look on this Product:

As mentioned earlier that AfterShokz has specifically designed these headphones for extra safety at night, therefore, you will find a reflective strip on the back of these bone-conduction headphones which will alert the drivers behind you while you’re driving at night. Even if you are 500 feet away (at night), the reflective strip can be seen from that distance as well, such as the safety these headphones bring for their users.

The build quality is pretty much similar to the AfterShokz Trekz Titanium (which we’ve discussed on the second spot of our list of the best bone conduction headphones for audio). However, these headphones are 20% lighter in weight and are more comfortable as compared to their counterparts (Trekz Titanium).

When it comes to the battery life, these headphones will give 6 hours of continuous playback time and since they fit on the temples perfectly, they won’t fall off even when you are cycling at a high speed (down the hill). So, these headphones can be a great alternative to conventional earbuds. If you want more bone-conduction entries specifically designed to fulfill the cycling needs of their users, then you can check out the best bone conduction headphones for cycling.

AfterShokz has embedded Bluetooth 4.2 module in these headphones, which is an improved version of the 4.1 module and it gives better connectivity. Speaking of connectivity, you can connect these bone-conduction headphones to your Android or iOS devices.

Being an open-ear model, these headphones allow the background noise to be heard easily while listening to music, podcasts, audiobooks, so these headphones are a perfect companion during traveling.

Last but not the least, these lightweight bone-conduction headphones weigh only 30 grams, which means you can put on these headphones all day and you won’t feel them.

Pros
  • Reflective strip
  • More comfortable than Trekz Titanium
  • Lighter than Trekz Titanium with better battery life
  • Premium Box (packaging)
Cons
  • Frequent and high tingling on temples upon listening to music at high volume

 

4.    AfterShokz Air Open-Ear AS650MB:

FEATURES 
Bluetooth Technology:Bluetooth 4.2
Behavior with Water:IP55 Dustproof, Sweatproof and Water-Resistant Rating
Battery Life:6 Hours with 20 Days of Standby Time
Weight:30 grams
Forte:Simultaneous Connection with Multiple Devices

AfterShokz Air Open-Ear AS650MB bone conduction earphone

The number fourth entry on our list of the best bone conduction headphones for audio is AfterShokz Air Open-Ear AS650MB. This is another AfterShokz Open Air model that has similar features as the 3rd product we’ve discussed on this list, but this comes with a slightly lower price tag. Let’s see what are the compromises AfterShokz has to make to put these headphones under a reduced-price tag.

A Deeper Look on this Product:

Just like the third entry on our list, these bone-conduction headphones also come with a premium box that has a carrying pouch, a pair of earplugs, an instructions manual, a charging cable and a 2-years of warranty inside it (alongside the headphones).

These bone-conduction headphones have a titanium build that is further protected with silicone. With a sturdy build, the headband of these headphones is really thin and you can twist the headband but it won’t break such as the durability, these headphones are offering.

Speaking of IPX rating, these are IP55, which makes them resistant to water, so you can’t use these headphones for swimming. However, these headphones are sweatproof, which means you can use these headphones while intense training sessions, jogging sessions, or cycling sessions. Not only that, but the IP55 rating also makes these headphones resistant to dust particles.

As discussed in the third entry, the build quality of these headphones is pretty much similar to AfterShokz Trekz Titanium, but these headphones are 1.06 ounces lighter than Trekz Titanium. So, you can put on these headphones for long hours and they won’t cause any problems.

Just like every AfterShokz bone-conduction headphones, these headphones have super easy controls as you will find a multifunctional button on the left earpiece, which means you can use that button for playing or pausing music, answering or rejecting calls. You will find the volume buttons and a micro-USB charging port on the right neckband (just behind the earpiece).

There’s also a built-in microphone (on the right side of these headphones) which you can use to answer phone calls, but in the noisy environment, that microphone becomes useless as there’s no noise cancelation. That’s one of the reasons why we have put this model after the other Open-Ear model from AfterShokz.

One of the things AfterShokz has done well with these headphones is the syncing of volume with the connected device’s volume, which means when you change the volume on these headphones, it will automatically change the volume on the connected device as well.

The Bluetooth 4.2 module in these headphones gives you a range of (almost) 33 feet and even during our testing, we haven’t experienced any connection loss. Another worth mentioning thing about these headphones is the availability of connecting with multiple devices simultaneously.

Moreover, you can charge these headphones for 2 hours and that charging can last up to 6 hours (20 days standby time). However, the 6 hours of continuous playback is only possible if you listen to music at moderate volume.

Another reason for putting these headphones after (AfterShokz) Open-Ear AS65-SG-BR is its imperfect sound as compared to the sound quality of AfterShokz Open-Ear AS65-SG-BR. Just like AfterShokz Open-Ear AS65-SG-BR, you won’t get detailed sound in these headphones, but there’s a lot that can be improved in terms of the sound quality of these headphones. Moreover, these headphones are not loud enough, but the sound at moderate volume is clean.

Overall, these headphones are still considered as one of the best bone conduction headphones 2021 irrespective of the fact having weak bass, sound leakage and discomfort at higher volume because a lot of people have been using these bone-conduction headphones.

Pros
  • The open-ear model makes these suitable for cycling, jogging and running
  • More comfortable than Trekz Titanium
  • Lighter than Trekz Titanium with better battery life
  • Premium box
  • Ability to connect to multiple devices simultaneously
Cons
  • Very weak bass
  • Sound quality could be better
  • Upon tightening these headphones against your temples, you would lose the comfort
  • Sound leakage (at volume above 80%)

 

5.    Vidonn F1:

FEATURES 
Bluetooth Technology:Bluetooth 5.0
Behavior with Water:IP55 Dustproof, Sweatproof and Water-Resistant Rating
Battery Life:6 Hours
Weight:36 grams
Forte:Affordable and Inexpensive Pick

Vidonn F1 Tatanium headphone

Until now we’ve discussed premium bone-conduction headphones but enough with those headphones as not everyone can afford those. From here on, you will find those bone-conduction headphones that are not only affordable and inexpensive but also provide quality to their users.

Specifically talking about this model, if you are someone who is looking for the best bone conduction headphones under $50, then this model should be your first choice. It’s called Vidonn F1 and it makes the fifth spot on our list of the best bone conduction headphones for audio.

A Deeper Look on this Product:

If this was a list of budget or inexpensive bone-conduction headphones, then Vidonn F1 would be one of the top contenders of that list because of the available options (in this price range).

Right from the box, Vidonn F1 starts impressing its users because you’ve got a nicely packaged box that contains a pair of earplugs, a 1-year warranty card, a micro-USB charging cable and an instruction manual.

Just like most bone-conduction headphones, these Vidonn bone conduction headphones also feature two small earpieces (with bone-conduction transducers), controls and a charging port on the right side of the neckband.

Speaking of the neckband, these headphones’ neckband is slightly thicker than AfterShokz bone-conduction headphones. When it comes to the build quality, the neckband is made of titanium and wrapped in the covering of silicone.

You will also find an LED indicator on the bottom of the arms that ensures the connectivity of these bone-conduction headphones. Moreover, you will also find a multifunctional button that you can use to answer or reject phone calls and playing music.

These headphones feature an IP55 rating which makes these headphones resistant to water, sweatproof and resistant to dust particles. So, you can use these headphones during working out and for other outdoor activities such as cycling. You can check more entries for the bone-conduction cycling list by reading our other article, which is the best bone conduction headphones for cycling.

These Vidonn bone conduction headphones weigh 1.28 ounces, which means these are heavier than most bone-conduction headphones from AfterShokz. However, despite being slightly heavier, they still bring comfort to their users. Speaking of comfort, these bone-conduction headphones won’t interfere with your glasses or helmets during biking. You can check out more entries by reading the best bone conduction headphones for biking.

Unlike the entries we have discussed so far, the Vidonn F1 features a Bluetooth 5.0 module which ensures faster connectivity for a range of (approximately) 40 feet. Plus, 2 hours of charge will give a battery timing of 6 hours to these headphones.

The Vidonn F1 also features a built-in microphone which is suitable for quiet places. However, the audio quality of these headphones falls back when you take these headphones to a noisy environment. Moreover, the bass is very thin.

Pros
  • Inexpensive and budget pick
  • Almost as comfy as AfterShokz headphones
  • Availability of Bluetooth 5.0
  • Great sound quality considering the price range
Cons
  • Very thin bass
  • Mediocre microphone quality
  • No support for simultaneous pairing

 

6.    Tayogo S2:

FEATURES 
Bluetooth Technology:Bluetooth 5.0
Behavior with Water:IP55 Dustproof, Sweatproof and Water-Resistant Rating
Battery Life:5-7 Hours
Weight:158 grams
Forte:Affordable and Inexpensive Pick

Tayogo S2 best bone condtion headphone

Just like Vidonn, Tayogo is another unknown generic brand on our list of the best bone conduction headphones for audio and for anyone who wants value in a budget range, this Tayogo S2 should be his pick. We’ve ranked these headphones as number six on our today’s list and let’s see whether these are worth giving a shot or not.

A Deeper Look on this Product:

Just like the models we’ve discussed so far, you will find a 1-year warranty card, a USB-charging cable, an instruction manual and earplugs alongside the headphones in the packaging.

Considering its price tag, the build quality of these headphones is fairly reasonable as these headphones feature a titanium frame, two earpieces that are made of plastic and a rubberized neckband.

Another great thing about these headphones is even under the range of $40, these headphones are still comfortable. However, these headphones weigh 5.6 ounces (meaning these are heavier than most AfterShokz headphones) but still, these headphones don’t cause any pain or fatigue even after using them for long hours.

Speaking of hours, with 2 hours of charge, these headphones give 7 days of standby time and can last up to 5-7 hours (during continuous usage). However, there’s no support for fast charging in these headphones, which is acceptable considering its price tag.

Unlike other bone-conduction headphones on our list, the controls for these headphones are slightly different because instead of two-volume buttons, you have three buttons on the right side of the neckband. Two of them are (obviously) for volume increasing and decreasing, whereas the third button will act as a pairing or power button. There’s also a multifunctional button on the right earpiece that you can use for answering calls and playing songs.

One of the good things Tayogo did (even in this price range) with these headphones is the availability of the Bluetooth 5.0 module. The 5.0 module will connect your devices (either iOS or Android) efficiently and provide a wireless transmission range of 30-40 feet.

As compared to other bone-conduction headphones of this price range, the sound quality looked satisfying. There’s also a built-in microphone, but it is of mediocre quality as these headphones are suitable for indoor activities.

For anyone who is looking for the best bone conduction headphones under $50, this is another option on our list.

Pros
  • Inexpensive and budget pick
  • Availability of Bluetooth 5.0
  • Great sound quality considering the price range
Cons
  • Almost non-existent bass
  • Mediocre microphone quality
  • No support for multi pairing

 

7.    Sandoo:

FEATURES 
Bluetooth Technology:Bluetooth 5.0
Behavior with Water:IPX5 Sweatproof and Water-Resistant Rating
Battery Life:6 Hours
Weight:38 grams
Wireless Transmission Range:30 feet

Sandoo bone conduction headphone

At number seven on our list of the best bone conduction headphones for audio, we have Sandoo bone conduction headphones. Sandoo is another unknown bone-conduction headphones producing brand which offers affordable bone-conduction headphones. Let’s see whether these bone-conduction headphones are worth using or not.

A Deeper Look on this Product:

Starting with the essentials in the package, you’ve got a 1-year warranty card, charging cable, instructions manual alongside the Sandoo bone-conduction headphones.

The shape of these headphones is pretty much the same as every other entry on our list of the best bone conduction headphones for audio. However, the only change we’ve observed in the design of these headphones is, the two earpieces are a bit squarish and the rubberized neckband is more flexible than other affordable models on our today’s list.

Considering its price tag, the build quality looks satisfying to us. The plastic earpieces and the neckband are comfortable enough that users can wear these bone-conduction headphones for prolonged use without any problem. These lightweight headphones don’t put any pressure on your skull.

However, the fitting of these headphones won’t be as good as other bone-conduction headphones on our list, which means, if you have a large head, these bone-conduction headphones will fit perfectly, otherwise not.

The controls are located at an opposite location as compared to other entries of our today’s list. For example, you will find one button (for playing, pausing, or calling) on the faceplate of the left earpiece. Moreover, the two-volume buttons and a built-in microphone are located on the front and the battery is installed inside the earpiece. The button for increasing the volume will act as a multifunctional button, which means you will use this button as a power and pairing button as well.

Sandoo has embedded a Bluetooth 5.0 module in these bone-conduction headphones and we haven’t experienced any connectivity issues during our testing. Moreover, we’ve observed that these headphones provide a wireless transmission range of 30 feet.

Speaking of the battery timing, you need to plug in these headphones for less than 2 hours to get a complete battery life of 6 hours. The sound quality is also fairly neat as compared to other affordable bone-conduction headphones. However, the built-in microphone is not made for outdoor calls as it provides its best performance during indoor calls.

Pros
  • 30 feet of wireless transmission
  • Availability of Bluetooth 5.0
  • Satisfying sound quality (considering its price range)
Cons
  • The fitting of these headphones is not as good as other bone-conduction headphones on our list
  • Mediocre bass
  • Sound leakage

 

8.    AKASO:

FEATURES 
Bluetooth Technology:Bluetooth 5.0
Behavior with Water:IP55 Moisture-proof, Dustproof, Sweatproof and Water-Resistant rating
Battery Life:6 Hours of Talk time with 240 Hours of Standby Time
Weight:158 grams
Wireless Transmission Range:10 meters

AKASO Bone Conduction Headphones Open Ear with Microphone Wireless Bluetooth 5.0 Sports Headsets for Jogging Running Sports and Fitness

The last entry on our list of the best bone conduction headphones for audio belongs to another unknown brand named AKASO bone-conduction headphones. These headphones are pretty much similar to Tayogo bone-conduction headphones, which we’ve discussed at the sixth spot. However, there are few areas where these headphones lack, so let’s see those areas and other worth mentioning things about these headphones.

A Deeper Look on this Product:

The packaging of these headphones is pretty mediocre because everything (1-year warranty card, charging cable, headphones itself, earplugs and user manual) is packed inside a simple cardboard box. That’s one of the reasons for putting these headphones on the last spot.

However, the design is pretty much the same as it features two plastic circular earpieces connected by a rubberized neckband having a frame made of titanium. What these headphones were missing in the packaging, AKASO has made up for that in the build quality of these headphones because considering its price range, the build quality is more than satisfying.

Moreover, the headphones will fit nicely on the back of the heads of most users and even if you are wearing any helmet or glasses during biking or cycling, these headphones won’t cause any problem with those equipments.

Being budget-range headphones, AKASO has still embedded a Bluetooth 5.0 module to give its users long and reliable connectivity with devices such as Android and iOS.

To enjoy a complete playback time of 6 hours with these headphones, you need to charge these headphones completely which will take about 2 hours. So, no surprises in the battery life of these headphones.

Speaking of surprises, the controls are a bit strange and a naïve user will take some time to get used to these controls. There are no individual volume buttons in these headphones, as users will have two touch-sensitive buttons located on each side of the earpiece. You will have to use these touch-sensitive controls for performing all operations like receiving a call, adjusting the volume, starting the pairing process and powering on or off the headphones. On the right neckband arm, you will find a charging port that is protected via a rubber flap.

There’s also a built-in microphone in these bone-conduction headphones which is just like our previous entry, is suitable for indoor use. Moreover, you will get no bass, but the sound quality is above par as compared to other bone-conduction headphones because it gives high-quality and clear volume at mid-range.

Pros
  • Compared to other bone-conduction headphones of this price range, the sound quality is on par
  • Availability of Bluetooth 5.0
  • Suitable for hiking, cycling and other outdoor activities, however, the microphone gives the best performance during indoor usage
Cons
  • Lack of bass
  • Sound leakage is pretty noticeable
  • Controls will take some time to get used to

 

Conclusion:

In conclusion, we just want to say that AfterShokz is the most trusted and reliable bone-conduction headphones producing company and if you’re someone who always buys products from renowned brands, then you should check out the entries from AfterShokz in this list.

However, in our testing, we’ve clearly seen Bonein BN-702 dominating every other bone-conduction headphone (in our list) for the scale of sound quality. But if you are looking for a more budget choice, then we recommend either Tayogo S2 or Vidonn F1.

If you are looking for wired bone conduction headphones, then this might not be the place for you. With that being said,

*** HAPPY SHOPPING ***.

Frequently Asked Questions:

1.    What is IP Rating?

IP Rating is an international standard and it stands for Ingress Protection Rating. This rating is a way to decide how good a gadget can stand against the elements like water, dust, sweat, etc.

2.    Can Bone-Conduction Headphones Cause Hearing Loss?

Bone-conduction headphones are designed for people suffering from hearing loss or ear wax. So, they won’t cause hearing loss to an already deaf person, instead, these headphones will help that person for listening to music and other things.

However, listening to full volume with any headphones can damage your hearing. So, never ignore the message on your devices that says, “LISTENING TO FULL VOLUME CAN BE HARMFUL TO YOUR HEARING”.

3.    Are Bone-Conduction Headphones Any Good?

If you are someone who buys headphones depending on their sound quality, then these headphones are not for you because even if you buy some premium bone-conduction headphones, they can’t match the sound quality of premium traditional headphones. However, if you are suffering from hearing loss or want to enjoy some new technology, then you can use these headphones.

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