Urban Nirvana AKW3 Premium Bone Conduction Headphones: Open-Ear Audio Bliss
Published on June 1, 2023, 11:54 a.m.
Tired of cramming earbuds into your ears during workouts? Looking for headphones that won’t block out ambient noise while running or biking? The Urban Nirvana AKW3 Premium Bone Conduction Headphones offer an exciting new audio solution.
The Urban Nirvana AKW3 Premium Bone Conduction Headphones from Urban Nirvana use bone conduction technology to deliver sound through cheekbones instead of ear canals. This open-ear design lets you listen to music and podcasts while staying aware of your surroundings. Weighing just 2.08 oz, the slim AKW3 connects wirelessly to smartphones, tablets, and laptops.
- Bone conduction technology sends sound through cheekbones
- Open-ear design allows hearing ambient sounds
- Wireless Bluetooth connectivity to devices
- Built-in microphone for calls
- IPX5 waterproof and sweatproof
- Lightweight and comfortable fit
Sporting a stylish black exterior, the Urban Nirvana AKW3 Premium Bone Conduction Headphones earpieces rest comfortably on your cheekbones. The open-ear design is perfect for outdoor adventures or long listening sessions without ear pain or fatigue. The adjustable band ensures a customized fit.
With Bluetooth connectivity, the Urban Nirvana AKW3 Premium Bone Conduction Headphones pairs easily with iOS and Android devices. Make calls using the built-in microphone. An IPX5 waterproof rating makes these headphones sweat, dust, and moisture resistant - ideal for intense workouts.
Ease of Use
With simple Bluetooth pairing to your devices, the Urban Nirvana AKW3 Premium Bone Conduction Headphones is easy to set up. Controls are limited to power, volume, play/pause, and a multi-function button.
The Urban Nirvana AKW3 Premium Bone Conduction Headphones has a durable plastic construction that feels solid. The matte finish resists scratches. Overall quality seems decent for the price.
Audio is transmitted cleanly through the cheekbones. Sound quality shines at moderate volumes with balanced mids and highs. Bass lacks thump due to the open design.
Callers reported average microphone quality from the built-in mic. Voices sound a bit hollow but inbound audio is understandable.
With the open-ear design, ambient noise is not blocked. This allows situational awareness for safety outdoors. Noise isolation is non-existent.
Urban Nirvana does not specify expected battery life. We found it to last around 4-6 hours of continuous playback before needing a recharge.
The Urban Nirvana AKW3 Premium Bone Conduction Headphones connects via Bluetooth 5.0. Pairing is quick with smartphones and laptops. Wireless range is average at around 30 feet.
Onboard buttons allow control of volume, play/pause, power, and voice assistant access. There is no app or EQ customization.
The IPX5 rating makes the Urban Nirvana AKW3 Premium Bone Conduction Headphones resistant to splashes, sweat, and light rain. It’s great for workouts but not fully submersible.
Origin & Launch
Designed in the USA and launched in May 2023, the Urban Nirvana AKW3 Premium Bone Conduction Headphones provides innovative bone conduction audio in a lightweight, comfortable package.
Runners, cyclists, and fitness enthusiasts will love the Urban Nirvana AKW3 Premium Bone Conduction Headphones for workout audio without blocking outdoor noise. The open-ear design allows hearing traffic and other ambient sounds for safety. Wear them all day long without ear soreness or audio isolation.
Pros and Cons
- Open-ear design improves situational awareness
- IPX5 rating resists sweat and water
- Comfortable for all-day wear
- Crisp, balanced audio
- Lack of noise cancellation
- Audio quality depends on fit
- Limited controls
With innovative bone conduction technology in a lightweight open-ear design, the Urban Nirvana AKW3 Premium Bone Conduction Headphones offers good value for the price point.
With its clever bone conduction technology in a sleek open-ear design, the Urban Nirvana AKW3 Premium Bone Conduction Headphones free your ears while delivering impressive wireless audio on the go.
What’s In The Box
The Urban Nirvana AKW3 box includes the headphone unit and charging cable.
- Technology: Bone conduction
- Earpiece design: Open
- Connectivity: Bluetooth wireless
- Battery life: Unknown
- Charging port: Unknown
- Audio codec support: Unknown
- Waterproof rating: IPX5