Crosscall’s X-Vibes: A new headphone that brings music to the bone

Crosscall, which specializes in ultra-resistant smartphones, has launched a new bone conduction headset, the X-Vibes. These wireless headphones stream sound through your temples, directly to your inner ear. A new way to listen to music.

The French brand Crosscall is known for its smartphones that are not afraid of drops and heavy use, and they have decided to embark on a very closed niche segment, the bone conduction headphones. The market has already swept Shokz or Philips Audio.

What is “bone conduction”?

It is a natural phenomenon of the propagation of sounds in the eardrum thanks to the bones of the skull. This means that the sound waves leaving the atria are transmitted by vibrations to the cochlea (the organ of the ear responsible for interpreting sound) without passing through the eardrum. Thus, you can listen to audio content (music, book, GPS track) without reducing ambient sounds. The big advantage of this technology is that thanks to its open design, you can hear what is happening around you while listening to music. The interest is emphatic in the context of sports use, especially in the city, and the technology is suitable for work in open spaces and construction sites or in particularly hostile sound conditions. The idea is to be able to listen to an audio stream or answer calls without being cut off from the world.

What is under the cover?

Once unpacked, the new X-Vibes takes the form of a wireless neckband headset that charges via USB. With the difference that it is not equipped with traditional headphones, but with small transducers that find their place directly in front of the tragus, and this small skin fold is located at the entrance to the auditory canal of each ear. The titanium headband hugs the skull perfectly, and support is also provided by the helmet’s two ear loops. This is paired the traditional way via Bluetooth. On the temples, the buttons allow access to the main functions: play and stop, volume, pause, etc. The multi-function button also allows you to answer your phone calls, little privacy, it integrates Push-to-Talk (PTT) function, making it compatible with Crosscall’s X-TALK group communication app, which works just like a walkie-talkie but with no distance limit. The tape between the two bone conduction parts is made of flexible titanium and sweat-absorbent materials. Designed to withstand, the helmet resists immersion in water and dust.

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a test

X-Vibes accompanied us for a day in the office and two hours of cycling in an urban setting. consequences ? The first surprise. Bone conduction works surprisingly well: the sound is very clear and you can clearly distinguish between sounds and instruments. After that, the titanium helmet is light (34 grams), doesn’t get in the way and stays in place when riding. The other side of the coin: the perceived sound is not as loud as the inner ear speaker. Faded, it gives the impression of being caught in the middle despite the boosted bass. It’s hard to push the volume up without feeling the small vibrations. On the other hand, X-Vibes offers a fairly impressive space for this type of product. However, the basic mission is achieved: in the middle of the street, you can drive or run while remaining fully aware of your healthy environment and thus reduce the risk of potential collision as much as possible. The headset has two microphones. The first provides stable performance despite challenging conditions (temperature, wind, humidity, etc.). The second captures ambient noise and reduces it without eliminating it. The result: in a call or video conference, the interlocutor will hear clearly without being disturbed by ambient noise. The Crosscall headphones also feature a long-lasting battery (14 hours of playtime on a single charge).

our judgment

With the X-Vibes headphones, Crosscall is aimed at both sporty and working users who want to stay attentive to what’s going on around them. X-Vibes offer bone conduction technology that ensures perfectly audible calls, clear mid-range sounds and enhanced audio even in noisy environments. Water-resistant, with a comfortable battery life, the X-Vibes can accompany you all day in the field, in the office or on your commute. We appreciate his comfort and support. Its control buttons are easily manipulated. Bone conduction technology does not require covering the ears, making this helmet comfortable and safe for cyclists and runners who do not risk road traffic. In short, this is a new way to listen to music. Without a false note.

The French brand Crosscall is known for its smartphones that are not afraid of drops and heavy use, and they have decided to embark on a very closed niche segment, the bone conduction headphones. A market in which Shokz or Philips Audio has already immersed themselves. What is “bone conduction”? It is a natural phenomenon of the propagation of sounds to the eardrum thanks to the bones of the skull. This means that the sound waves leaving the atria are transmitted by vibrations to the cochlea (the organ of the ear responsible for interpreting sound) without passing through the eardrum. Thus, you can listen to audio content (music, book, GPS track) without reducing ambient sounds. The big advantage of this technology is that thanks to its open design, you can hear what is happening around you while listening to music. The interest is emphatic in the context of sports use, especially in the city, and the technology is suitable for work in open spaces and construction sites or in particularly hostile sound conditions. The idea is to be able to listen to an audio stream or answer calls without being cut off from the world. What is under the cover? Once unboxed, the new X-Vibes takes the form of a wireless headset that recharges via USB. With the difference that it is not equipped with traditional headphones, but with small transducers that find their place directly in front of the tragus, and this small skin fold is located at the entrance to the auditory canal of each ear. The titanium headband hugs the skull perfectly, and support is also provided by the helmet’s two ear loops. This is paired the traditional way via Bluetooth. On the temples, the buttons allow access to the main functions: play and stop, volume, pause, etc. The multi-function button also allows you to answer your phone calls, little privacy, it integrates Push-to-Talk (PTT) function, making it compatible with Crosscall’s X-TALK group communication app, which works just like a walkie-talkie but with no distance limit. The tape between the two bone conduction parts is made of flexible titanium and sweat-absorbent materials. Built to last, the helmet resists immersion in water and dust. Tested by the X-Vibes team, we accompanied us through a day in the office and two hours of cycling in an urban environment. consequences ? The first surprise. Bone conduction works surprisingly well: the sound is very clear and you can clearly distinguish between sounds and instruments. After that, the titanium helmet is light (34 grams), doesn’t get in the way and stays in place when riding. The other side of the coin: the perceived sound is not as loud as the inner ear speaker. Faded, it gives the impression of being caught in the middle despite the boosted bass. It’s hard to push the volume up without feeling the small vibrations. On the other hand, X-Vibes offers a fairly impressive space for this type of product. However, the basic mission is achieved: in the middle of the street, you can drive or run while remaining fully aware of your healthy environment and thus reduce the risk of potential collision as much as possible. The headset has two microphones. The first provides stable performance despite challenging conditions (temperature, wind, humidity, etc.). The second captures ambient noise and reduces it without eliminating it. The result: in a call or video conference, the interlocutor will hear clearly without being disturbed by ambient noise. The Crosscall headphones also feature a long-lasting battery (14 hours of playtime on a single charge). Our verdict with the X-Vibes headphones, Crosscall is aimed at both sporty and working users who want to stay attentive to what’s going on around them. X-Vibes offer bone conduction technology that ensures perfectly audible calls, clear mid-range sounds and enhanced audio even in noisy environments. Water-resistant, with a comfortable battery life, the X-Vibes can accompany you all day in the field, in the office or on your commute. We appreciate his comfort and support. Its control buttons are easily manipulated. Bone conduction technology does not require covering the ears, making this helmet comfortable and safe for cyclists and runners who do not risk road traffic. In short, this is a new way to listen to music. Without a false note.


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