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Bone Conduction Headphones
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Updated January 10, 2024·

If you prioritize comfort and sound quality for music, the Sony WH-CH520 headphones would be a better choice with higher comfort and sound quality ratings. They also score higher for gaming and TV watching due to their low latency. However, if you need headphones that are sweatproof, dustproof, and you're active or outdoors a lot, the Youthwhisper Bone Conduction headphones would suit you better since they are designed to withstand those conditions. Additionally, bone conduction headphones allow you to hear your surroundings, which the Sony's do not provide, making the Youthwhisper ideal for situations where situational awareness is important. Give Feedback

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Key differences

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Music

7.6
WH-CH520
Bone Conduction Headphones
4.8
The Sony WH-CH520 is good for music, while the Youthwhisper Bone Conduction Headphones is poor.

Gaming

8.8
WH-CH520
Bone Conduction Headphones
4.9
The Sony WH-CH520 is very good for gaming, while the Youthwhisper Bone Conduction Headphones is poor.

TV and Video

8.2
WH-CH520
Bone Conduction Headphones
5.1
The Sony WH-CH520 is very good for TV and video, while the Youthwhisper Bone Conduction Headphones is poor.

Noise Reduction

4.6
WH-CH520
Bone Conduction Headphones
2.5
The Sony WH-CH520 and Youthwhisper Bone Conduction Headphones are both poor for noise reduction, though the Sony WH-CH520 is somewhat better.

Battery

52.0 Hours
WH-CH520
Bone Conduction Headphones
8.0 Hours
The Sony WH-CH520 has 52 hours of battery life. The Youthwhisper Bone Conduction Headphones has 8 hours of battery life.

Cost

$60
WH-CH520
Bone Conduction Headphones
$50
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The Sony WH-CH520 has a price of $60 and the Youthwhisper Bone Conduction Headphones costs $50.

Build Quality

7.0
WH-CH520
Bone Conduction Headphones
8.0
The Youthwhisper Bone Conduction Headphones has very good build quality, while the Sony WH-CH520 has good build quality.
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Key similarities

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Phone Calls

6.7
WH-CH520
Bone Conduction Headphones
6.5
The Sony WH-CH520 and Youthwhisper Bone Conduction Headphones are both only fair for phone calls.

Podcasts and Audiobooks

8.0
WH-CH520
Bone Conduction Headphones
8.2
The Youthwhisper Bone Conduction Headphones and Sony WH-CH520 are both very good for podcasts and audiobooks.

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How the Sony WH-CH520 and the Youthwhisper Bone Conduction Headphones compare to other earbuds and headphones

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Spec Comparison

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Sony WH-CH520Youthwhisper Bone Conduction Headphones
Sony WH-CH520Youthwhisper Bone Conduction Headphones

GENERAL

Price
$60
$50
Brand
SonyYouthwhisper
Form Factor
HeadphonesHeadphones
Connectivity
WirelessWireless

SOUND

Music Score
7.7/104.9/10
Phone Calls Score
6.8/106.6/10
Gaming Score
8.8/105/10
TV and Video Score
8.2/105.1/10
Exercise Score
6.4/107.4/10

PERFORMANCE

Battery life
52 hours8 hours
Wireless charging
NoNo
Charging time
1.9 hours2 hours
Bluetooth version
5.2Unknown

FEATURES

Active Noise Cancelling
NoNo
Noise Reduction Score
4.6/102.5/10
Virtual Surround
YesNo
Android App
YesNo
iOS App
YesNo
Mic Quality
8/106/10

BUILD AND DESIGN

Build Quality
7/108/10
Comfort score
10/107/10
Weight (headset or single earbud)
147.41 grams29 grams
Microphone style
IntegratedIntegrated
Waterproof Rating
04

Comparison summary

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Comparison Summary
Better SoundSony WH-CH520
Better noise reductionSony WH-CH520
Better for calls Roughly equal
Better for musicSony WH-CH520
Better for TVSony WH-CH520
Better for gamingSony WH-CH520

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Sound Guys

Christian Thomas | September 2023
"If you’re looking for headphones that simply do what you ask them to: the Sony WH-CH520 is a decent option, even if it isn’t very exciting. Sony’s WH-CHXXX line fits this role quite well, and the WH-CH520 offers a decent raft of quality-of-life updates over its predecessor that should keep listeners happy. If the Sony WH-CH520 were a car, it’d be the boring-but-safe commuter compact."

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 Sony

Sony is a multinational corporation, based out of Japan, with over 75 years of experience in the consumer electronics industry. In the audio market, Sony has been a trendsetter several times throughout its history. In 1979 they released the first-ever portable music player, the Sony Walkman, followed by the Discman 20 years later. Today, Sony is one of the leaders in the wireless headphone and earbud market, especially in terms of Active Noise Cancellation technology.

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