Bone conduction headphones are the tits

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Bone conduction headphones are the tits

Post by Das Troll » Wed Jan 05, 2022 2:38 am

Seriously though, these things are like the best of all worlds. I hate headphones because it makes my head hot and I can't hear anything outside of the cups. I picked up the Aftershoks bone conduction headphones with the boom mic so I can call people faggots while I play Sea of Thieves and let me tell you, it's just like headphones without having hot ears. Shame the good(ish) bone conduction headphones are so expensive.

https://www.amazon.com/AfterShokz-Condu ... 9784&psc=1

I doubt I'll go back to be honest.

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Re: Bone conduction headphones are the tits

Post by Enigma » Wed Jan 05, 2022 5:35 pm

I've never tried them, but you see that style used a lot in professional settings, so I'd assume they're pretty good. Might get some next time I'm due for a new headset.
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Re: Bone conduction headphones are the tits

Post by Das Troll » Thu Jan 06, 2022 1:54 am

Interesting thing happens in the settings. Under your devices it comes up as a pair of headphones and a headset. If you make the headset the default device the sound quality turns to shit, think cassette tape quality. I kept having problems with it in discord because if I switched to headphones I couldn't use the mic. But I think I fixed it by splitting the headphones and headset up in the settings. Weird that the quality turns so badly if you don't put it on headphones.

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Re: Bone conduction headphones are the tits

Post by Enigma » Thu Jan 06, 2022 6:49 am

I think headsets are defaulted to like CD quality.
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Re: Bone conduction headphones are the tits

Post by Das Troll » Thu Jan 06, 2022 1:27 pm

Enigma wrote:
Thu Jan 06, 2022 6:49 am
I think headsets are defaulted to like CD quality.
That was the case. In the sound device settings the headset was set to tape quality. Like that's how it was described where the headphones had CD quality.

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Post by Enigma » Thu Jan 06, 2022 1:37 pm

That's weird that they'd even allow such low quality in 2021
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Post by Das Troll » Sat Jan 08, 2022 7:25 pm

Found out the reason why the quality is so low? The headphones can handle the data pass through but when you add the mic to it, it has to basically downgrade the quality so it can all fit ( I think ). Makes sense since the Bluetooth 5.0 only has a 2Mb passthrough. My solution was to buy a big ass mic that attaches to the desk and then split the output and input.

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Re: Bone conduction headphones are the tits

Post by Enigma » Sun Jan 09, 2022 8:34 am

Ohhhhh so basically it was cutting it's own bandwidth in half.

Audio quality is weird too. Like I have a cheap condenser mic from years ago that you have to fiddle with to get it to sound right, but to contrast that I have a lapel mic that ONLY works on my phone that sounds pretty legit.
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