Best Earbuds For Sleeping

Sleeping earbuds are small and lightweight and they shouldn’t cause discomfort

I prefer wired earbuds for sleeping for ASMR over Bluetooth/wireless options.

Most importantly – the volume level of these sleep earbuds should be restricted to a level that won’t damage your hearing when you wake up. And sleeping with earbuds won’t end up with sore ears.

Small size, comfortable even for side sleeping they sound good and don’t break – fraying cable since you won’t never know what you’d do while dreaming.

There is a case in Taiwan reported by in March 2019.

A student who slept with his earbuds on ear and woke up completely loss hearing in one ear. (Later his hearing recovered with immediate treatment)


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MAXROCK Sleep Earbuds

MAXROCK Sleep Earbuds are cheap – it costs only 10 bucks.

Housings is very small and the bi-flange eartips ensure a good noise isolation.

Since they are equipped 5mm driver the sound is not loud enough, bass is lacking. But it seems to play well white noises from your phones.

Wireless earbuds for sleeping – I’m not recommending because they are battery operated and the earbuds may get heated when you wear them at night.

Kailuhong AR-3001 earbuds are so small and light in weight that I forget I’m wearing something.

Kailuhong AR-3001 earbuds use 5mm driver so they are tiny enough for side sleeping. They have a great build quality – to pass the rough life of sleeping earbuds. Once you get the right eartips – the earbuds should fit and seal in for noise isolation.

The earbuds maximum loudness is lower than MAXROCK Sleep Earbuds (having larger drivers), this could be a good thing because you don’t need lould music while sleeping. You have to touch your phone for volume adjustment because the AR-3001 has a buttonless inline remote and I like it. As you know in-line control with buttons may potentially cause the explosive volume if you accidentally press it while sleeping.

5mm moving coil can’t drive more power to the sound as the highs is crisp but feel lesss energetic. And I’m impressive that the AR-3001 manages its deep bass and I’m sure its sound is good for music with heavy bass, not applicable for other kinds though. The mid-range (vocals) is less present but clear due to the prominence in bass, that’s why it’s pleasant to listen to.

A noise cancelling headphones for sleeping is not a bad idea – personally I don’t like it because they include battery and large housings are not really comfortable while I dream. Nevertheless you can try budget Mpow A5 or high-end Bose QC20.

Avoid the snoring sound from your room mate, sleep well in noisy hotels these sleeping earbuds would be must-have items for your summer trips.

Tips: Pick a number of songs and add them to a playlist to play before you go to sleep and switch Autoplay off on Spotify or Apple music (your music streaming apps) the app will stop playing when it finishes the list.

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