Bone conduction ears uncovered headphones and headset questions
Are iHeadbones really safer than earbuds or over the ear headphones?
Yes! iHeadBones are safer headphones. In fact, they are safer than earbuds and traditional headphones. Along with aging and prolonged exposure to loud sound, hearing loss is associated with earbud and headphone use. iHeadBones are a safer alternative because they work through bone conduction — a process that transmits sound through your head bones directly into your inner ear, not through your ear drums. Normally, your ear drums, which are very sensitive, process the sounds you hear. It is well documented that consistently listening to loud music or other noise can damage your ear drums. With bone conduction technology, your ear drum is bypassed, helping to protect this very delicate part of the body. In addition, our bone conduction headsets allow for ear free listening, letting you enjoy your music while remaining aware of the world around you. This helps you to stay safe, alert and accessible by others on the job, outdoors, or during any activity. Back to top
Will iHeadBones work with my iPhone, MP3 player, or other electronic devices?
Yes! Our wired bone conduction headsets (Series 201) can be used with any standard electronic device with a 3.5 mm audio jack including iPhone®, Samsung and other smartphones, iPad® and other tablets, Xbox, PlayStation and other gamig systems, laptops, computers, iPod®, MP3 players, radios and much more. Our wireless bone conduction headsets (Series 501) can be used with any device that has Bluetooth functionality. See iHeadBones compatible devices. Back to top
Does the amplifier in iHeadBones magnet free wired headphones really matter?
Yes! A major setback for some other brands of bone conduction headsets is their low volume. iHeadBones magnet free wired Series 201 were designed with a built–in amplifier to give you a richer, fuller ear free listening experience. Back to top
What is the frequency response of iheadbones?
iHeadBones Bluetooth Series 501 frequency range is 20Hz ~ 20kHz; iHeadBones magnet free wired Series 201 frequency range is 20Hz ~ 12kHz. Back to top
How do I wear my iHeadBones?
Our bone conduction headsets are designed to loop over your ear, with the bone conduction “speaker” resting on your jaw bones instead of “in” your ears like traditional headphones. iHeadBones come with an adjustable earless headset to help you find the perfect positioning. Start with the headset comfortably loose around your head and the phone placed on the bone directly in front of your ear opening. Then, use the adjustable headset or the flex band to adjust until you find the position that gives you the most comfort, and the best quality sound. There are other areas on your head that will conduct the sound, so experiment! Back to top
I have a hearing aid, can I still use iHeadBones?
Yes! In fact, many people with hearing loss, depending on the type of hearing loss, find that they can listen to a MP3 for the first time with iHeadBones. That’s because bone conduction headsets work through a process that transmits sound through your head bones directly into your inner ear. To use iHeadBones, wear your heading aid(s) as you normally do and follow the instructions above for how to wear your open ear headphones. Back to top
Can I use my iHeadBones if I am wearing a helmet?
Absolutely. Both of our iHeadBones products are slim enough to rest comfortably on your head underneath your helmet. iHeadbones Series 201 comes with a pair of Velcro® strips that easily attach your iHeadbones to your helmet straps. And the extra pressure applied by the helmet actually aids the conductivity! The wireless version sits under the helmet and is also held in place by the helmet straps. Back to top
Will my iHeadBones still work against my hair?
Yes! Your hair will not detract from the effectiveness of your iHeadBones device. Back to top
Can I get iHeadBones wet?
iHeadBones are moisture resistant, however we do not recommend submerging your iHeadBones in water. Back to top
How do iHeadBones work?
iHeadBones are open ear headphones that bypass the ear drum and work through a process called bone conduction. This process creates a rich sound that allows you to still listen to music without having the headphones “in” your ear or ear canal. Back to top
How are iHeadBones powered?
Our bone conduction headsets contain a lithium ion rechargeable battery than can be recharged by connecting the (included) USB adaptor to your computer. You may also use a power adapter cube (included) and plug iHeadBones into a wall outlet. Back to top
I lost my packaging, can I get another set of instructions?
Sure! For Series 501 print out the instructions page or use the QR code located on the inside back of your headset. For Series 201, please contact us and we will get a replacement set of instructions to you. Back to top
What happens if my iHeadBones don’t sound they way I thought they would?
All iHeadBones products purchased through this website come with a 30–day Satisfaction Guarantee. If you’re still not satisfied with your iHeadBones after a few weeks, simply follow our Return Policy to get your money back. Back to top
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