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Bone Conduction Headphones
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Updated January 10, 2024·

If you prioritize sound quality and an open, airy soundstage, the Koss Porta Pro would be the better choice, but be aware that they have an open enclosure which means sound will leak and they offer little noise isolation, which may not be ideal in noisy environments. These are wired and might limit mobility compared to wireless options. On the other hand, if you engage in outdoor activities or exercise, the Youthwhisper Bone Conduction Headphones would be suitable as they provide a unique listening experience that doesn't block your ear canals, allowing you to remain aware of your surroundings. They are also sweatproof, dustproof, and offer better battery life since they're wireless, but their overall sound quality may not be on par with traditional headphones like the Porta Pro. Both are similarly priced and portable but choose based on whether you value sound quality and classic design or modern features and situational awareness. Give Feedback

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Key differences

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Music

8.2
Porta Pro
Bone Conduction Headphones
4.8
The Koss Porta Pro is very good for music, while the Youthwhisper Bone Conduction Headphones is poor.

Gaming

6.4
Porta Pro
Bone Conduction Headphones
4.9
The Koss Porta Pro is only fair for gaming, while the Youthwhisper Bone Conduction Headphones is poor.

Phone Calls

4.3
Porta Pro
Bone Conduction Headphones
6.5
The Youthwhisper Bone Conduction Headphones is only fair for phone calls, while the Koss Porta Pro is poor.

Podcasts and Audiobooks

6.8
Porta Pro
Bone Conduction Headphones
8.2
The Youthwhisper Bone Conduction Headphones is very good for podcasts and audiobooks, while the Koss Porta Pro is only fair.

TV and Video

7.6
Porta Pro
Bone Conduction Headphones
5.1
The Koss Porta Pro is good for TV and video, while the Youthwhisper Bone Conduction Headphones is poor.

Battery

N/A Hours
Porta Pro
Bone Conduction Headphones
8.0 Hours
The Koss Porta Pro does not have a battery. The Youthwhisper Bone Conduction Headphones has 8 hours of battery life.

Build Quality

6.0
Porta Pro
Bone Conduction Headphones
8.0
The Youthwhisper Bone Conduction Headphones has very good build quality, while the Koss Porta Pro has only fair build quality.
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Key similarities

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Noise Reduction

2.5
Porta Pro
Bone Conduction Headphones
2.5
The Koss Porta Pro and Youthwhisper Bone Conduction Headphones are both poor for noise reduction.

Cost

$49
Porta Pro
Bone Conduction Headphones
$50
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The Koss Porta Pro has a price of $49 and the Youthwhisper Bone Conduction Headphones costs $50.

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How the Koss Porta Pro and the Youthwhisper Bone Conduction Headphones compare to other earbuds and headphones

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Spec Comparison

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Koss Porta ProYouthwhisper Bone Conduction Headphones
Koss Porta ProYouthwhisper Bone Conduction Headphones

GENERAL

Price
$49
$50
Brand
KossYouthwhisper
Form Factor
HeadphonesHeadphones
Connectivity
WiredWireless

SOUND

Music Score
8.3/104.9/10
Phone Calls Score
4.3/106.6/10
Gaming Score
6.4/105/10
TV and Video Score
7.7/105.1/10
Exercise Score
4.2/107.4/10

PERFORMANCE

Battery life
N/A8 hours
Wireless charging
N/ANo
Charging time
N/A2 hours
Bluetooth version
N/AUnknown

FEATURES

Active Noise Cancelling
NoNo
Noise Reduction Score
2.5/102.5/10
Virtual Surround
N/ANo
Android App
N/ANo
iOS App
N/ANo
Mic Quality
N/A6/10

BUILD AND DESIGN

Build Quality
6/108/10
Comfort score
7/107/10
Weight (headset or single earbud)
63.5 grams29 grams
Microphone style
N/AIntegrated
Waterproof Rating
04

Comparison summary

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Comparison Summary
Better SoundKoss Porta Pro
Better noise reduction Roughly equal
Better for callsYouthwhisper Bone Conduction Headphones
Better for musicKoss Porta Pro
Better for TVKoss Porta Pro
Better for gamingKoss Porta Pro

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Sebastian Taboada | February 2022
"It’s clear to see why these have been such a popular choice amongst listeners for nearly four decades. It’s a charming pair of headphones that delivers a truly enjoyable listening experience and one that I think punches well above its weight."

Youthwhisper Bone Conduction Headphones

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Stozz Audio

Stozz Audio | October 2023
"If you're looking for a pair of headphones that can be worn while running or cycling, these Youthwhisper Bone Conduction Headphones are a great alternative to more expensive models. They're lightweight and compact, so they won't get in the way when wearing them while exercising. Plus, they have a built-in microphone so you can take calls during your workout without having to stop and fumble with your phone. The sound quality is great for this style of headphones, and it has many other cool features."

About Koss

Koss is an American headphone manufacturer established in 1953. In 1958, they created the first set of stereophones, that is headphones with stereo sound, and in 1984 they released the world-famous Porta Pro, a set of on-ear headphones that has remained essentially unchanged for more than 30 years and that is still made, sold and loved by many audio enthusiasts around the world today.

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