Are bone conduction headphones the best for cycling? Absolutely! You can listen to music safely while being totally aware of your surroundings. Read on to find out how bone conduction headphones work and why cyclists and scooter riders love ‘em.
How do bone conduction headphones work?
Bone conduction headphones are a new breed of wireless headphones that offer an ‘open-ear’ listening experience. They don't actually plug into or over your ears.
Instead, they rest on your cheekbones and send mini vibrations through the cheekbones to deliver sound directly to the inner ear, bypassing the eardrum.
This leaves your ears open to hear what’s happening around you while listening to music, podcasts, audiobooks or talking on your device.
Is bone conduction safe?
Absolutely. Bone conduction is a natural way of hearing. If you plug your ears and speak, the way you’re hearing your own voice is via bone conduction. It's the same technology used in many hearing aids, too.
Benefits of bone conduction headphones for cycling
The #1 benefit? Safety! Bone conduction headphones can help keep you safe and aware of your surroundings and potentially dangerous situations.
You can still listen to your favourite tunes, podcasts, and even answer calls while being tuned in to what’s going on around you, approaching traffic and other hazards.
For eBike and scooter riders, in particular, being aware of the on-road environment is crucial for a safe ride and using headphones that impair auditory and cognitive awareness is extremely risky.
Enjoy all the natural sounds of your ride
You’re able to tune into the ambient sounds of your environment - wheels crunching the trail, the breeze, waves on the beach, and chat with your mates if you’re out with the crew.
Comfort and practicality
No more heavy headphones, sore ear canals or sweaty earbuds that fall out! Light, wireless bone conduction headphones are super comfortable and practical for a hassle-free ride.
Protect your eardrums
Bone conduction headphones can offer more protection compared to traditional earbuds that sit in your ear canal. However, whether you’re wearing traditional or bone conduction headphones the most important way to protect your ears is not to play music at high volume.
Even if you don’t cycle or ride scooters, bone conduction headphones are brilliant for running, hiking, and swimming too.
AfterShokz bone conduction headphones
Crooze stocks AfterShokz bone conduction headphones>. AfterShokz is the leading brand in open ear headphone technology, delivering unrivalled situational awareness and comfort.
Which are the best AfterShokz headphones?
Super lightweight and most advanced tech of the range
AEROPEX is the lightest and most organically designed open ear headphones to date. AfterShokz implemented the brand new PremiumPitch 2.0+ and rotated the transducer by 30° to reduce the vibration and weight, but with better bass and better sound.
- PremiumPitch 2.0+
- Bluetooth v5.0
- Prolonged Battery Life - Up to 8 hours
- Bone Conduction Technology
- Wireless Microphone
- Water resistant
- Audrey Says (voice prompt)
Best for swimming and water sports
Revolutionising swimming and watersports, Xtrainerz waterproof bone conduction MP3 headphones are an innovative solution for consuming audio while in or on the water.
The open-ear design removes the limitations of traditional swimming headphones, and the 4GB memory stores up to 1,200 songs.
- MP3 Headphones
- Titanium Fit
- 8 hour battery life
Best versatile model for everyone
OpenMove headphones combine open-ear design and state of the art of bone conduction technology to create a listening experience like no other. Designed with complete versatility in mind, these are the headphones to provide more accessibility for more people.
- Open-Ear Comfort
- IP55 Water-Resistant
- Designed For Everyone
- Bluetooth 5.0
- 3 EQ Settings
Titanium is used everywhere possible to ensure they not only fit more securely but sound better too. Aftershokz AIR is inspired by the demands of elite and aspiring athletes motivated by their music and their world.
- Lighter Build: 20% reduced weight from its counterpart Aftershokz Titanium.
- Open Ear Design
Are they waterproof?
All AfterShokz headphones are water-resistant or waterproof! Check out the specifications listed for each product to ensure you’re choosing the right one for your use case.
Can other people hear my music?
Nope! It’s a private listening experience.
Can I make a phone call?
Yes! All AfterShokz Bluetooth headphones can be used to make and take phone calls.
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