Eiffel Effie Bone Conduction Headphone – Excellent, almost magical, but has limitations

Good fitting headphones for cycling & good volume which is essential when riding a bike.

Great headset my son loves them and they have lasted much longer that any of the previous types. These are also better that the much more expensive ones as they seem to stay in place better. I’m no professional but in my opinion the sound quality is just as good as the more expensive version too.

If people talk, and you’d rather they didn’t, you’ll hear them, so you might be tempted to stick your fingers in your ears. Expect a slightly unusual experience. Here are the specifications for the Eiffel Effie Bone Conduction Headphone:

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  • Bone conduction delivers music through the temporal bone in front of the ear, vibrations through your cheekbones to your inner ears.
  • Listen to music without blocking your ears,also can listen to surrounding sounds, giving an awareness of what is going on around you,hear traffic coming or ringing bell when running,cycling or driving.
  • Headband is lightweight and flexible, comfortably fit all shapes and sizes, sit comfortably on the temporal bone, durability and portability.
  • Wireless Bluetooth 4.0connectivity and convenient multipoint pairing, wireless transmission distance up to 10m.
  • 4 hours of continuous talking / music time.

I’ve been running with this headphone and it’s almost magical. The bone conducting headphones attach to the side of your head rather than in your ears and transmit the sound indirectly. The advantage is that when running you can hear traffic noise around you and as such are allowed in some road races where the roads aren’t completely closed. You can hear the traffic noise and especially if you are running next to a busy road the traffic noise can drown out your headphones completely. The other downside is that since the headphones are not in your ears the sound is slightly muffled but i think it is an appropriate compromise for something that is spooky in the way it works. *edit 2/9/2018*there seems to be a little strangeness in the buttons to switch the headphones on. If the headphones have been completely drained of power then it seems that you need to press both buttons to switch the headphones on rather then the single one used to switch it off. I was close to sending it back and creating a review like many below which i think have been foxed by this oddity in design.

Reviews from purchasers :

  • Excellent, almost magical, but has limitations

  • Great headset for the price

  • Excellent device. A word of warning

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One Response to Eiffel Effie Bone Conduction Headphone – Excellent, almost magical, but has limitations

  1. 1.0 out of 5 stars Avoid at all costs says:

    This review is from : Effie Bone Conduction Headphone with Microphone Bluetooth 4.0 Wireless Stereo Sport Headphone with Noise Reduction Microphone (White)

    Excited as i was to receive these, they are useless. I got them out of the box, read the instructions and pressed the ‘multi function’ button for three seconds. Thought they may needed charging. Went out for an hour leaving them charging. When i got back the red light had changed to blue so i thought they had charged. The instructions stated to turn them on first pressing the multi function button for three seconds before turning bluetooth on. Did this and i got no audible voice prompt telling me it had turned on and my iphone couldn’t find the headset when i turned its bluetooth on. So i am returning them as if something isn’t simple to use, in this case i couldn’t even get it to turn on, they aren’t much use to me. The seller can sort out their faulty product with the manufacturer as, after reading other reviews other people haven’t been able to get it to turn on either.
    • Colour: White Verified Purchase says:
      Excited as i was to receive these, they are useless. I got them out of the box, read the instructions and pressed the ‘multi function’ button for three seconds. Thought they may needed charging. Went out for an hour leaving them charging. When i got back the red light had changed to blue so i thought they had charged. The instructions stated to turn them on first pressing the multi function button for three seconds before turning bluetooth on. Did this and i got no audible voice prompt telling me it had turned on and my iphone couldn’t find the headset when i turned its bluetooth on. So i am returning them as if something isn’t simple to use, in this case i couldn’t even get it to turn on, they aren’t much use to me. The seller can sort out their faulty product with the manufacturer as, after reading other reviews other people haven’t been able to get it to turn on either.
      • 2.0 out of 5 stars Not reliable says:
        Worked great for the first couple of uses then suddenly one of the speakers (as these are not true bone conduction headphones) just stopped working.
  2. Colour: White Verified Purchase says:
    Worked great for the first couple of uses then suddenly one of the speakers (as these are not true bone conduction headphones) just stopped working.
  3. 1.0 out of 5 stars not a good product at says:

    This review is from : Effie Bone Conduction Headphone with Microphone Bluetooth 4.0 Wireless Stereo Sport Headphone with Noise Reduction Microphone (White)

    Didn’t work, wouldn’t turn on and wouldn’t charge, not a good product at all.
  4. Colour: Black Verified Purchase says:

    This review is from : Effie Bone Conduction Headphone with Microphone Bluetooth 4.0 Wireless Stereo Sport Headphone with Noise Reduction Microphone (White)

    Didn’t work, wouldn’t turn on and wouldn’t charge, not a good product at all.
  5. 1.0 out of 5 stars if I use them immediately they are fine, if I leave them till the next day ... says:

    This review is from : Effie Bone Conduction Headphone with Microphone Bluetooth 4.0 Wireless Stereo Sport Headphone with Noise Reduction Microphone (White)

    I charge these up ready for using them, if i use them immediately they are fine, if i leave them till the next day they are flat. The on off switch does not seem to do anything.
  6. Colour: Orange Verified Purchase says:

    This review is from : Effie Bone Conduction Headphone with Microphone Bluetooth 4.0 Wireless Stereo Sport Headphone with Noise Reduction Microphone (White)

    I charge these up ready for using them, if i use them immediately they are fine, if i leave them till the next day they are flat. The on off switch does not seem to do anything.
  7. 1.0 out of 5 stars One Star says:

    This review is from : Effie Bone Conduction Headphone with Microphone Bluetooth 4.0 Wireless Stereo Sport Headphone with Noise Reduction Microphone (White)

    Sending back as it lasted for 2 charges and now wont charge.
  8. Colour: White Verified Purchase says:

    This review is from : Effie Bone Conduction Headphone with Microphone Bluetooth 4.0 Wireless Stereo Sport Headphone with Noise Reduction Microphone (White)

    Sending back as it lasted for 2 charges and now wont charge.

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