In this article, I will tell you how you can make bone conduction headphones that will swap the other headphones that you buy from the market.
Bone conduction is a technology that transmits sounds due to the vibrations of the facial bones (cheekbone and jaw) directly to our inner ear. And bone conduction technology used in headphones and these types of headphones called bone conduction headphones.
These headphones initially used in the medical and military field, but after day by day now, bone conduction headphones are used by drivers, athletes, and peoples who have a listening problem.
How to Make Bone Conduction Headphones?
Making bone conduction headphone is not difficult. You can make these headphones in 5 minutes. Stay with us we will teach you how to make bone conduction headphones
- One earphone who works fine
- Piezo element or piezo crystal
- Soldering equipment
- Wire strippers
- A Scissors
First, as we know, bone conduction headphones produce sound in the form of vibration. So the source of vibration in them is the piezo element that converts sound into mechanical vibration. Try to choose the cheapest piezo buzzer without a generator.
2nd you have an ordinary headphone which has the following properties:
- Frequency Range: 20 – 20000 Hz
- impedance: 32 ohms
- Sensitivity: 94 dB
- Maximum input power: 10 mW
Cut earphone speakers. Exposed and clean copper wires.
Now solder wire on the surface of piezo. Piezo didn’t allow solder with wires very well, so take a knife and make the surface of piezo a little bit rough, and it will allow you to scrab well onto it.
So now you will see two wires on each earphone in my headphone one wire color is blue and one is red, and both have one copper wire. Cross the bluish and red wire. If your headphone has a green and red wire, then solder them. Also, cross two copper wires.
Cross the black wire of the piezo element with the blue and red wire.
Say good buy to headphones and take emitters.
It is important to make sure that you join different color wires and copper wires.
Now plug in your mobile device and play music or broadcast and put the piezo element on your skull or face.
And that’s it you have your Bone Conduction headphone.
Also, make sure that you have piezo emitters that have high frequency, and you will get high-quality sound.
Who Invented Bone Conduction Headphones?
Bone conduction headphones are the most useful invention in 18s discovered by Ludwig van Beethoven. The interesting thing is Ludwig van Beethoven is almost deaf. The idea of listening sound with vibrations came to his mind when he hit his jaw on the piano, and he feels sound.
This invention is very useful; it can give a new life to a deaf person who able to listen again after using these headphones.
How Do Bone Conduction Headphones work?
Bone conduction headphones work differently than traditionally headphones. Bone conduction technology takes advantage of our natural abilities and transmits sound through the bones. A bone conduction device has electromagnetic transducers. They convert electrical signals into mechanical signals.
In this way, the sounds transmitted through bones and reached to our inner ear by avoiding ear canal and eardrums.
This technology is known for a long time, and the purpose of this technology was to help out elderly peoples for hearing sounds. Still, due to mind-blowing advantages now, it’s also popular in sports and military peoples.
These headphones have a lot to offer, and they increase rapidly.
Some of the advantages of Bone Conduction Headphones are followings:
- They are lightweight and transmit sound with excellent quality.
- They keep you attractive in what happened around you.
- By suitable use, they keep your ears healthy and prevents hearing loss.
- Prevents noise and allowing a clear conversation.
- They are wireless, and you can connect them with Bluetooth.
- No need for an extra cable.
- They are excellent for older people or poor hearing.
As we mention advantages of these headphones, they have some drawback such as:
- If you’re listening to music or podcast on a high volume, other people can listen to what you’re listening to. So privacy is an issue with them.
Are Bone Conduction Headphones Worth It?
Currently, this type of headphones is doing very well because they provide you excellent user experience. If you’re a sportsman, you can take advantage of these headphones.
And you don’t need to spend too much money as we mention you can make bone conduction headphones by yourself or you can buy an invaluable price.
And if you surrounded in traffic and an environment where your attention is necessary, using these headphones, you can maintain a full alert, and you will know what’s happening around you. If you’re running, driving a bike or car, it allows you to listen to external voices also.
Are bone conduction headphones dangerous? Yes, bone conduction headphones are dangerous. In case if you listen to them for a long time with maximum volume.
These headphones are pretty useful. If you’re a sportsman, you can use them while running or playing and also these are very useful for the elderly and for hearing loss peoples.
Overall these headphones are very useful and very safe. They have only one drawback the sound quality. The sound quality of bone conduction headphones is not bad but not as good as ordinary headphones. At the same time, they have their advantages. And these are also very comfortable and cheap.
If you can’t afford to buy brand new bone conduction headphones, then you can read our guide in the above section “how to make bone conduction headphones” implement step by step, and you’ll get your bone conduction headphone in 5 minutes.