With the popularity of Apple's Airpods series, Bluetooth headsets have greatly replaced the wired headsets, and they have become the new darling of headset fans when buying headphones. However, there are many types of Bluetooth headsets. In addition to true wireless Bluetooth headsets similar to AirPods, there are also Head-mounted headsets, bone-conduction headsets, and neck-mounted Bluetooth headsets, they have their own advantages and disadvantages, which makes them more suitable for different groups of people. Therefore, Bonehear summarized the advantages and disadvantages of the four different headphone types, so that everyone knows which one to buy.
1. Head-mounted headsets
Everyone should not unfamiliar with head-mounted headsets. The difference between the appearance of a Bluetooth head-mounted headset and a wired headset is that one line is missing and it looks more beautiful. For example, the well-known Beats is a typical representative. Because these headphones are large, they can accommodate more circuits, and batteries, and they can still cover the entire ear, so their sound quality and noise reduction are superior. More suitable for sound quality fans, audiophiles and other groups.
However, head-mounted headphones often need to install large-capacity batteries, plus their own structure, which can make the headphones a little heavy, which may cause some wearing and portability problems. They are usually not easy to store and carry, and if use in the hot summer, the headphones may be even hotter.
2.True wireless headphones
True wireless Bluetooth headsets have quickly spread all over the world since Apple launched AirPods. If you want the earphones to be as small and portable as possible, then true wireless is the best choice. True wireless earphones are small in size, so the battery life of the earphones is generally small For example, products like Sony Noise Cancelling Beans can only use for 3 hours, so they need to be equipped with a portable charging box to extend battery life, however the charging box is easy to connect and does not require manual connection. Just plug in your headset and you're connected to your phone. The advantage is that there is no restriction on the headphone cable at all, and it is a "wireless headset" in the true sense.
The shortcomings are obvious, this stuff is too easy to lose, there is no fixed line between the ears, this type of headset is easy to lose on a rush commute or during a fitness run. And most of these products have more or less problematic connection stability.
3.Bone conduction headphones
The bone conduction headphones that have been used by sports enthusiasts are different from the previous two. They do not cover the ears or tuck into the ear canal. Instead, they are placed on the ears. The sound is transmitted to the auditory nerve through the temporal bone to produce a sense of hearing. It sounds very dreamy. With this kind of bone conduction earphone, you can hear the sound of the surrounding environment when you listen to songs. This kind of sound can be heard on both sides, which is very practical for many sports enthusiasts.
The main positioning of bone conduction headphones has always been sports headphones, which not only explains its advantages in sports scenes, but also shows that the sound quality of bone conduction headphones does not reach the level of daily music listening headphones (equivalent price), has disadvantages such as Insufficient bass, sound leakage, etc .; the overall headphone is not as large as a headset, so the battery life is relatively short too.
If you don't want to“carry”heavy head-mounted Bluetooth headsets and want a better sound quality experience than bone conduction headsets, you can also choose this neck-mounted Bluetooth headset, and it's not like true wireless headphones that are so easy to lose, it can be said that it combines advantages of both TWS and bone conduction headphones, and sports enthusiasts are suitable too.
However, these products are not very beautiful. There are conspicuous connecting cables between the headphones, which are similar to those of the old-fashioned glasses in the past, which greatly affects the appearance. If the neck hanging part of this type of headphones is not well designed, while running or brisk walking, the headphones line will crook to one side, and it is easy to get sweaty in hot weather.
So if you want to buy a Bluetooth headset, you must first understand what type you need. If it is for sports, you had better to wear a more stable bone-conduction Bluetooth headset, otherwise it will be difficult to continue to reach out to help straighten up while running. If you travel frequently on high-speed rail planes, you need a noise-cancelling headset. In addition to Bluetooth headsets, there are also many true wireless Bluetooth headsets with noise-reduction features, such as AirPods Pro and Sony Noise Cancelling Beans.
In addition, at present, in addition to true wireless Bluetooth headsets, other types of Bluetooth headsets need to be charged using a data cable, and true wireless Bluetooth headsets can be charged in the charging box anytime, anywhere.
To sum up, choosing to buy a Bluetooth headset requires comprehensive considerations. The most important factors are wearing style, battery life, and sound quality. Only by choosing a Bluetooth headset that is satisfactory in all aspects, can you enjoy the best listening experience. If you need to buy a Bluetooth headset, you can actually consider Bonehear's bone conduction Bluetooth headphones.