U.S News and World Report: Best Bone Conduction Headphones of 2023

Best For Multisport Athletes: H2O Audio Tri Multi-Sport with MP3 & PLAYLIST+

Instead of being placed over or into your ears like more traditional headphones or earbuds, bone conduction headphones are placed near your ears. Then, instead of sending audio through your eardrums, they safely deliver sound waves directly to your skull. The biggest benefit is that the person wearing them can hear everything around them. We reviewed the best bone conduction headphones to help you choose.

Best Bone Conduction Headphones of 2023 by U.S. News and World ReportTri PRO Multi-Sport with PLAYLIST +


  • Around-the-neck earbud design
  • Waterproof and durable
  • Built-in MP3 player (8GB memory) and Bluetooth streaming
  • Can be worn while swimming


  • No spatial audio or noise cancellation
  • No wireless charging
  • Battery life is just 4-6 hours

The H2O Audio Tri Multi-Sport with Playlist design combines elements of wireless earbuds with a neckband that goes around the back of your neck to keep the earbuds firmly in place. In addition to serving as Bluetooth wireless earbuds that can pair with a mobile device, these also have 8GB of internal storage and an integrated MP3 player. This means they can internally store and playback thousands of songs and work autonomously from a mobile device or computer.

Because the Tri Multi-Sport uses bone conduction technology, they aren't inserted into your ears, so you can stay fully aware of what’s happening around you. This makes them ideal for swimming, running, paddling, surfing, snowboarding, cycling, and other sports. They’re 100% waterproof and can stay submerged in up to 12 feet of water for an unlimited amount of time.


  • Design: Goes directly in front of your ears and behind your neck
  • Battery life: Up to 6 hours
  • Water resistance: IPX8
  • Fit and comfort: Ideal for swimmers, these headphones can be used in water
  • Sound quality: Offers clear audio, even underwater.
  • Controls: Onboard buttons; Mobile app
  • Noise cancellation: No


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