Haylou PurFree Lite wireless bone conducting earphones review - how can something this good be this cheap?

Excellent sound quality, great battery performance and an extremely competitive price - the Haylou PurFree Lite ticks all the boxes

Haylou PurFree Lite bone conducting headphones on a wooden surface and yellow background
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Cycling Weekly Verdict

The Haylou PurFree Lite headphones are probably the best bone conducting headphones on the market right now. The clarity of sound is impressive, they're easy to use and with 15 minute boost charge for an (up to) additional two hours of playback they're winners for me. What has foxed me, and I'm sure will be on the lips of many others, is how can the brand produce something this good for such a low price?

Reasons to buy
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    Clarity of sound

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    Ease of use and helpful battery checking app

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    Comfortable fit even with glasses and helmet on

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    Impressive range

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    Incredibly low price point

Reasons to avoid
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    The vibration feel when not active can be distracting

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    Lower Water-resistance than Haylou PurFree BC01

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When it comes to cycling with sound, I have a mixed feelings. I flip between wanting total immersion on my ride, with no source of audible entertainment, to needing the ability to drown out my own heavy breathing. 

So while I find the best headphones for cycling indoors are in-ear models, allowing me to totally dial in to a virtual ride, when it comes to cycling outside, I find bone-conducting headphones offer the best mix of digital sound without loosing external noise and my sense of awareness. 

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