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TUSQVS
Bone Conduction Headphones
$37Out of stock
$50Out of stock
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Updated January 10, 2024·

If you prefer a traditional in-ear option with a mic boom for clearer calls, the Steelseries TUSQ earbuds might be better. However, if you prioritize listening to audio while staying aware of your surroundings, such as when exercising outdoors, the Youthwhisper Bone Conduction headphones would be suitable as they don't block your ear canal. The TUSQ connects via cable and has a slightly better overall sound quality, while the Youthwhisper is wireless and can be preferable for an active lifestyle due to being sweatproof and dustproof but offers a different sound experience due to its bone conduction technology. Neither has active noise canceling, so if you're looking for quiet listening environments, neither option will provide strong noise isolation. Give Feedback

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Key differences

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Music

7.6
TUSQ
Bone Conduction Headphones
4.8
The Steelseries TUSQ is good for music, while the Youthwhisper Bone Conduction Headphones is poor.

Gaming

8.5
TUSQ
Bone Conduction Headphones
4.9
The Steelseries TUSQ is very good for gaming, while the Youthwhisper Bone Conduction Headphones is poor.

Phone Calls

5.2
TUSQ
Bone Conduction Headphones
6.5
The Youthwhisper Bone Conduction Headphones is only fair for phone calls, while the Steelseries TUSQ is poor.

Podcasts and Audiobooks

4.7
TUSQ
Bone Conduction Headphones
8.2
The Youthwhisper Bone Conduction Headphones is very good for podcasts and audiobooks, while the Steelseries TUSQ is poor.

TV and Video

7.3
TUSQ
Bone Conduction Headphones
5.1
The Steelseries TUSQ is good for TV and video, while the Youthwhisper Bone Conduction Headphones is poor.

Noise Reduction

6.0
TUSQ
Bone Conduction Headphones
2.5
The Steelseries TUSQ is only fair for noise reduction, while the Youthwhisper Bone Conduction Headphones is poor.

Battery

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

Cost

$37
TUSQ
Bone Conduction Headphones
$50
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How the Steelseries TUSQ and the Youthwhisper Bone Conduction Headphones compare to other earbuds and headphones

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Spec Comparison

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Steelseries TUSQYouthwhisper Bone Conduction Headphones
Steelseries TUSQYouthwhisper Bone Conduction Headphones

GENERAL

Price
$37
$50
Brand
SteelseriesYouthwhisper
Form Factor
EarbudsHeadphones
Connectivity
WiredWireless

SOUND

Music Score
7.7/104.9/10
Phone Calls Score
5.3/106.6/10
Gaming Score
8.6/105/10
TV and Video Score
7.4/105.1/10
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
6/102.5/10
Virtual Surround
N/ANo
Android App
N/ANo
iOS App
N/ANo
Mic Quality
8.5/106/10

BUILD AND DESIGN

Build Quality
8/108/10
Comfort score
7.6/107/10
Size
LargeN/A
Weight (headset or single earbud)
11 grams29 grams
Microphone style
BoomIntegrated

Comparison summary

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Comparison Summary
Better SoundSteelseries TUSQ
Better noise reductionSteelseries TUSQ
Better for callsYouthwhisper Bone Conduction Headphones
Better for musicSteelseries TUSQ
Better for TVSteelseries TUSQ
Better for gamingSteelseries TUSQ

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Can Buy or Not

Aloysius Low | March 2021
"The SteelSeries Arctis Tusq is a great headset for those on a more modest budget. You can use it for gaming or music, and I daresay it's also great for Zoom meetings when you don't want to be wearing on-ear or over-ear headphones."

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 Steelseries

Steelseries is a Danish gaming products manufacturer founded in 2001 and owned by GN Store Nord. Beside a large variety of gaming peripherals like mice, keyboards, and mousemats, Steelseries markets the Arctis line of gaming headsets which feature integrated boom microphones and RGB lighting. Steelseries has partnered with several game publishers and studios for limited editions of their products like a line of Cyberpunk 2077 themed headsets in 2020.

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