If you’ve been following the news, you know that you’re not supposed to hold your phone against your head. And it’s not just EMF health advocates that say so– even the state of California warns you not to hold your phone against your head. In fact, so does Apple (if you read the fine print). So you should use a headset. But normal headsets conduct EMF radiation into your brain. The solution? Air tube headsets. So what are air tube headphones and how do air tube anti-radiation headsets work?
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Keep Your Phone at a Safer Distance
Cell phones work by emitting a form of electromagnetic radiation (EMF). Exposure to this type of EMF is harmful. It can cause cancer and infertility, and the World Health Organization defines it as a Class 2B carcinogen.
So instead, you want to create some distance between your wireless device and your body. This limits the amount of electromagnetic radiation directly absorbed by your body.
One way to do this is to use your cell phone in speaker mode while having a conversation. This isn’t always practical though, especially if you’re in a public place and don’t want to share your conversation with everyone around you.
Another way is to use a headset. By using a headset, you are keeping the major source of EMF emissions — your phone — further away from your body, thus reducing your exposure.
One popular type is a bluetooth headset. This allows you to keep your cell phone up to 30 feet away from your body as you speak. That said, this type of hands-free device still uses wireless transmission. In other words, you’re replacing cell phone radiation for Bluetooth radiation which, while a lower level of radiation, is not ideal. This is why we advise against using bluetooth wireless headsets.
Traditional wired headphones are one step up as they don’t require wireless transmission like Bluetooth does. But they’re not without dangers.
Standard headsets and headphones use metallic wire to conduct the sound signal to the speakers in your earbuds.
Unfortunately, the same properties that make metal a good conductor for your sound signal, also make these same metal wires a good conductor for EMF radiation. So standard headphones not only carry sound up the cables and into your head, they also carry some of your phone’s EMF radiation emissions right into your ear canal.
So, while using a headset is much safer than holding your phone against your head, they still enable EMF to travel up the cord and into your brain, even if your phone is positioned away from your body.
Enter the Air Tube Headset: Anti-Radiation Headphones that Make it Safer to Use Your Phone
Instead of using a traditional headset, a better solution is something called an air tube headset, which adds an extra layer of safety beyond what traditional wired headsets offer.
What’s the difference between wired and air tube anti-radiation headsets?
Visually, a conventional set of wired headphones and an air tube headset look much the same. Both of them plug into the headphone jack of your device, and have a cord that branches off into two parts ending in two earbuds.
The major difference between the two is the way they transmit sound. As I explained above, a wired headset has metal wires extending all the way through the cords from the device to your ears.
How Air Tube Headsets Work
In standard headsets, the metallic wires conduct the audio signals all the way up to the earbud, where the speakers convert the signals into the sound that you hear.
In an air tube headset, the speakers are not in the earbuds. Instead, they are located part-way up the headset wires. With air tubes, the metal inside the cables stops part way up. There a speaker converts the audio signal into sound, and the sound is carried the rest of the way up to your ear through hollow tubes filled with air.
Because there’s no metal to act as a conductor, they transmit only the sound, not the radiation. In a product like our SYB Air Tube Headset, that means 99% of cell phone radiation is stopped in its tracks by the air tubes and kept away from your brain.
Air Tube Headsets and Sound Quality
One question you may have about airtube headsets is whether you need to completely sacrifice sound quality in order to protect your health.
While you do not need to completely sacrifice sound quality, no air tube can match the sound quality of a good pair of traditional headphones or a headset. It’s just how the air gap technology works.
Air tubes are great for making calls and listening to podcasts. But when it comes to listening to music and watching movies, you’ll definitely notice a difference: air tubes do not sound as good as a comparably priced pair of standard headphones.
That said, some air tubes are better than others. Our SYB Air Tube headsets provides crisp audio quality for clear conversations as well as decent bass for listening to music.
So, while using any pair of air tubes will sacrifice sound quality, our SYB Air Tubes provide better sound than most.
If sound quality is a significant priority for you, then check out our SYB Headset Anti Radiation Device (H.A.R.D.). The H.A.R.D. is a great alternative to Air Tubes, because you can turn any headset into an anti-radiation headset, and get protected without sacrificing sound quality.
More Benefits of the SYB Air Tube Anti-Radiation Headset
SYB Air Tubes don’t only provide good audio quality. There are other benefits too.
Stylish, Conventional Design
To look at them, you wouldn’t know that our SYB headphones are anything but normal. Our SYB anti-radiation headphones are stylish and comfortable, and they work exactly like normal models, but with the added benefit of cutting up to 99% of EMF radiation from reaching your brain.
Because they look and act like regular headphones, the product is also practical, intuitive and can be used with any of your devices that have a standard 3.5mm audio jack. (And for those of you with newer phones and devices, you can use a USB-C or lightning adapter to enjoy the EMF protection benefits of air tubes.)
So they’re great not just for phones, but also for tablets, ebook readers and laptops too.
Two Models: Standard and Over-the-Ear
We originally offered just the standard earbud design, which you can see in our black Air Tubes. But it turns out a lot of people don’t like standard earbud designs. Either they’re uncomfortable, or the headphones are prone to falling out, especially during exercise.
So we created the SYB Over-the-Ear Air Tube headset, available in white. These are the most secure-fitting air tube headsets you will find anywhere.
Not only is it almost impossible for these earbuds to fall out, but they also sit slightly deeper into the inner-ear, enhancing sound quality and boosting bass.
Multiple Sizes of Ear Bud Covers
Each pair of SYB Air Tubes includes three sizes of ear bud covers, so you can get just the right fit.
Some models of air tubes include magnets in the ear buds. For those most concerned about exposure to electromagnetic radiation, rest assured that our SYB Air Tubes have no magnets in them.
Should you use an Air Tube Headset?
If you use your phone, and you don’t want to use the speaker, then yes, you should use an air tube headset– it’s a no-brainer.
And the SYB Air Tube headset will offer you durability, a fantastic fit, and industry-leading sound quality– while protecting you from your cell phone’s EMF radiation emissions.
There’s no doubt that modern technology improves our quality of life, but the health risks should not be ignored. By adapting your smartphone use to reduce radiation, you get the best of both worlds: unrivaled technical performance and minimal exposure.
One thing to keep in mind: When using an air tube headset, still try to keep your phone away from your body. For example, try not to keep it right against your body in your pants pocket while you’re talking hands-free, but instead place it on a desk away from you.
If you do need to carry your phone, then you should check out our SYB 5G Phone Shield and our SYB Phone Pouch to learn how these technologies can combine with our Air Tubes to provide full, comprehensive EMF protection to make it safer to both carry and use your phone.