Wireless Beats - Radiation?

Discussion in 'iPhone Accessories' started by Franjelisco, Aug 8, 2016.

  1. Franjelisco macrumors newbie

    Jul 10, 2011
    Hello I just purchased a pair of Wireless beats 2 studio. I used them at a 6-hour train trip and I didn't have any problems, but today I woke up with a headache, which eventually went away after about half an hour. I also own a pair of Powerbeats 2 wireless, with which I didnt experience such problems, but radiation was always a concern of mine when purchasing wireless ear pieces. I listen to music many hours a day and I can't live without it. Will bluetooth have any affect on my health, will I experience more headaches and diziness? I absolutely love the comfort of going wireless but I must think about my well-being too. Any thoughts?
  2. tofagerl macrumors 6502a


    May 16, 2006
    You may be confusing the word radiation with radiowaves.
  3. aawil macrumors 6502a


    May 18, 2008
    I don't think it's a concern with bluetooth, a cell phone may be a different story. The jury's still out on that.
  4. Gav2k macrumors G3


    Jul 24, 2009
    Overwhelmed eardrums could cause your headache not Bluetooth radio
  5. nebo1ss macrumors 68030

    Jun 2, 2010
  6. Osamede macrumors 6502a

    Oct 28, 2009
    Of course it is a source of radiation. It's not a fantasy creation that he's got plugged in his ears - it's a darn radio:

    "Bluetooth" is emitting radio waves and electromagnetic radiation...but....the FCC and the various regulators say an insignificant amount of it. That is why "bluetooth" is okay for consumer devices. But the declaration that it is safe for consumer use that's different from saying there is no radiation. Same as the microwave in your kitchen also has radiation. And you wifi and your smartphone.

    And here you are telling the fella that he is confused, when in fact you are.
  7. C DM, Aug 8, 2016
    Last edited: Aug 8, 2016

    C DM macrumors Sandy Bridge

    Oct 17, 2011
    More often than not it's basically mostly down to ionizing vs. non-ionizing radiation.

    And there's also this: https://xkcd.com/radiation/
  8. chabig macrumors 603

    Sep 6, 2002
    A light bulb emits radiation.
  9. Osamede macrumors 6502a

    Oct 28, 2009
    Sure, but that's a red herring, while this here ("bluetooth") is a radio transmitter/receiver. Like I said above, its only a certain frequency and power, and it is FCC and FDA approved, same as your iphone, which is also a two-way radio at the core of it, but yes there is some amount radiation from any radio transceiver.

    The only debate is: is the nature of the radiation and the amount of exposure significant or not? The govt says this amount of radiation is insignificant. Which is why people can sell you this radio to stick into your ears.
  10. C DM macrumors Sandy Bridge

    Oct 17, 2011
    Seems like the nature/type of radiation would be of first importance there before the amount.
  11. Osamede macrumors 6502a

    Oct 28, 2009

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