What Are Bone Conduction Headphones and Why Would You Use Them?
Yes they won't be ideal for HiFi music but some people have very small ear canals and some also don't to block their ambient hearing and isolate themselves from outside sounds (eg. for cycling or jogging near traffic). They are also very comfortable for long usage as they do not press inside the ear canal or over the ears.
While most headphones transmit music through the air, entering your ear canal and vibrating your eardrum, bone conduction headphones are different. They sit outside your ear, vibrating the bones of your head until the sound reaches the cochlea—the same place the eardrum sends sounds to be converted for your brain. That means your ear canal is free to listen to the sounds around you.
|What Are Bone Conduction Headphones?