What’s bone conduction all about? Believe it or not, these headphones actually bypass the eardrums.
“The technology is basically about vibrations. You do not put your headphones on your ears, but on your cheekbones [just in front of the ears]. The bone conduction headphones give certain vibrations that give you the sound,” Houtman describes.
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1. They stay secure and won’t fall off
2. They’re water resistant
3. You can listen to your music and still be aware of your surroundings
Because the bone conduction headphones don’t cover your ears, you can maintain a sense of what's around you, even while you’re enjoying, for example, the Why I Run podcast – which you can follow on Spotify, Apple Podcasts, Amazon and wherever you listen to podcasts – or the music on the Wings for Life World Run playlist. And of course they're the perfect kit for listening to the App Run Audio Experience on race day, May 7, 2023.
“It's so important that you also hear what's happening in the environment – if a car is coming, if a cyclist is passing by – for simple safety reasons,” Houtman says. As an added safety feature, the headphones also have a red light for nighttime visibility.