Bose is no stranger when it comes to high-quality headphones. But the new ones we’re about to introduce are totally different. They’re called Sleepbuds, a pair of headphones that will put you to sleep instead of delivering a great music experience. How is that possible? Bose incorporates its noise constellation into these earbuds, which in turn, improve their quietness. Earbuds are normally soundproofing, but the new offering takes it to the next level. It not only muffles sounds coming from the environment, but also plays relaxing sounds, so the user can sleep faster.
The in-ear buds have a unique design that allows them to fit in the ears. When we wear earbuds designed for music, sleeping on our sides is difficult because some come with hooks that can press against the ears. This can cause discomfort. The Bose sleepbuds are different because they don’t trigger that unpleasant feel when we sleep sideways. They also have an in-built alarm, which can be heard only by the wearer. This means if you sleep with a partner on the same bed, he won’t hear anything unlike an alarm clock that goes off and wakes everybody.
Since the Bose Sleepbuds are not conventional headphones, don’t expect them to include advanced music features. They’re designed to induce sleep, so the features are different. Users are offered numerous sounds and songs that they can choose at will. Though an accompanying app is provided, they can still act as a standalone pair. You don’t have to rely on the app or a Smartphone. The battery life is pretty good. They last around 2 full nights on average. There is also a travel case coming with the package. This will benefit those who travel a lot. Don’t let the battery run too low because it will alarm you quickly. Remember that the reason to wear these buds is to help you sleep through the night. You’d be pissed if they warn you that the battery is low in the middle of the night.
The Bose Sleepbuds take advantage of noise masking technology. It’s a different form of noise cancellation, but serves the same purpose, which is to drown out unwanted sounds. In this case, the sounds are known as ambient noise. When we sleep, we’ll deal with them a lot. It’s just the brain is programmed to ignore these sounds while we’re asleep. Unfortunately, not everyone can enter a deep sleep easily. Some will be awakened by the lightest sound. So, what sounds can you hear through the buds? There are many, such as waterfall, rain wind, ocean, stream, etc. Yep, they have one thing in common. All of them are found in nature and very soothing.
The company sought funding for the new product via Indiegogo. Anyone has the right to ask why an established brand like Bose chose this path. Crowdfunding sites are often used by companies to test their new products. They want to collect feedback from fans and strive to improve the quality by fixing bugs. The headphones will make their way to Android and iOS, but likely not for all versions. iOS support, for instance, is limited to iOS 10 and newer. As for Android, users are advised to install version 5.0 and above.