If you enjoy listening to music while running or exercising, there aren’t many earbuds that offer enough waterproofing to withstand heavy rain. Another downside is that the earbuds can block you from hearing hazards like a car coming from behind. However, the answer to these problems lies in the form of bone conduction headsets.
The Haylou Purfree works by transmitting sound with vibrating pads placed on the wearer’s cheekbones and sending the sound through the wearer’s skull to the inner ear. That’s correct! You can hear it with your bones. The great composer Beethoven used the vibration of a nail hammered into his piano to transmit music to the brain by biting a nail. Bone conduction headsets work the same way, but are more comfortable to use.
The bone conduction headset helps users remain aware of their surroundings while delivering sound clearly. The Haylou PurFree headset has an IP67 water and dust resistance rating, making it resistant to water and sweat while exercising or jogging in the rain.
When fully charged, the Helou Purfree headset can deliver up to eight hours of playback time to enjoy music, take calls or listen to podcasts via Bluetooth. The Haylou PurFree can also handle a 10-minute burst charge, giving the battery a few hours of battery life.
The bone conduction technology used in the Helou Purfree sends sound through the wearer’s cheekbones, making the headset sturdy enough for outdoor use. It is also useful for people who work in areas such as factories where there is a need to be aware of hazards, especially where hearing protection is mandatory. Bone conduction technology allows you to hear and receive calls even with earplugs.
Decision: The Helou PurFree is an efficient bone conduction headset ideal for sports and industrial environments where the user may need to protect their ears with earplugs or hearing protectors. The battery life is over eight hours and the sound quality is reasonable. However, it’s worth pointing out that bone conduction doesn’t transmit bass frequencies very well, so if you like harder, deeper rock, you may still prefer regular earplugs.
Prices and availability: The Haylou PurFree Bone Conducting Headset is available from amazon.com for the regular price of $119.99 with a $35 coupon. During Black Friday, the headset will be available through Amazon Prime for $80.75 through November 27. Regular UK price is £99.99 with a £25 coupon from www.amazon.co.uk
more information: haylou.com
- Bluetooth: v5.2.
- Range: up to 10 meters.
- Weight: 28 grams.
- Water resistance: IP67 dust and water resistant.
- Battery type: rechargeable lithium polymer.
- Battery Capacity: 165mAh.
- Playing time: up to 8 hours.
- Standby time: up to 10 days.
- Charging time: 90 minutes.
- Charger type: magnetic induction.
- Charging voltage: 5V ± 5%.
- Compatible profiles: A2DP, AVRCP, HSP, HFP.
- Frequency Range: 20Hz – 20kHz.
- Speaker Sensitivity: 105 ± 3dB.
- Microphone sensitivity: -38dB ± 3dB.