Are you the one who likes to listen to ASMR podcasts or some soothing music before sleep or You are just irritated by the constant snoring of your partner and need something to relax at night?
To answer all these queries, we have compiled a list of best of the best comfortable headphones and earbuds for sleeping and ASMR.
Headphones which are tailor-made for sleeping are the answer to all these questions. To get proper sleep, you need a quiet and relaxing environment. There are many people out there who don’t get proper sleep at night. To cater their needs different companies started to make sleeping headphones which one could comfortably wear at night.
In the following lines, we have discussed best comfortable headphones for sleeping. We also considered noise cancelling headphones and in the end, the traditional ASMR headphones.
If you are in a hurry you can check out this simple table of best comfortable sleeping headphones:
Best Comfortable Headphones for Sleeping and ASMR:
In this category, we have listed a couple of headband earphones and earpods that will help you to listen to the music you love while comfortably laying on one side. These are the flat and comfortable headphones that will allow you to listen to your favorite ASMR podcast without feeling the pain in your ears OR help you get a better night’s sleep if you share your bed with a person who snores a lot. These sleeping headphones are also great for people suffering from Tinnitus.
We have reviewed keeping in view four things in mind. They are:
This is by far the most important point to consider before buying headphones for sleeping or for listening to ASMR. If the headphones fail to provide comfort, even they provide high-quality audio, they are useless for this purpose. Hence before considering sleeping headphones, always remember to check out this aspect of the product. ALWAYS!
II- Sound Quality:
The next most important thing is the sound quality of the headphones. If you are an ASMR listener than you want to feel all the sounds of scratching, rubbing etc. You don’t want to miss the tiny details of the audio. Thus, the sound quality is important. Although most of the sleeping headphones may not deliver such a high-quality sound because their number one priority is Comfortability, still there are the ones which we mentioned, those provide excellent sound quality and comfort.
Next big thing is “Price”. To be honest, it all depends on you. How much budget do you have and how much do you want to spend on it. If you ask me, I would say it depends how much do you need it. If you are going to use it over a long period of time then I would suggest buying a premium pair. It would last long and fulfill your need. Else analyze your needs and go for the cheaper one.
IV- Build Quality:
Build quality is an important factor to look for in headphones. You need comfortable yet durable headphones for sleeping so that they don’t get broken when you wake up in the morning. Hence, the overall build quality of the product is also important.
So let’s take a look at each of the product in detail.
1- CozyPhones Sleep Headphones:
CozyPhones provide some of the cheap and comfortable sleeping headphones. With a price range of just a score of bucks, these headphones have a lot to offer.
The prominent attributes of CozyPhones Sleep headphones are that it has ultra-thin ⅛’ cushioned speaker with a 52-inch cable that not only provides comfort but also saves you from the short wire issues. These are lightweight and quite comfortable.
The cool mesh lining provides a grip to speakers so that they can stay in place and also helps the air to pass through, keeping you cool. Moreover, this headband is also washable, so if they ever get dirty or sweaty, you can wash it.
Although the fabric of these SleepPhones are not as good as it’s counterparts, but still with this price range, it offers what it says!
If you are low on budget and really need cheap but comfortable sleeping headphones then I would say go for this headband.
2- AcousticSheep Classic Sleep Headphones:
AcousticSheep’s Classic Sleep Headphones are just another wired comfortable headbands specially made for sleeping at night. They are pretty good flat headphones for sleeping. This headband comes in two fabrics; i- Fleece ii- Breeze.
If you sweat a lot then I would recommend you to buy the Breeze, to keep your head cool. Otherwise, buy the fleece version. There’s not much difference between the two. From my experience, I liked the “Breeze” one more.
These come in different sizes and colors and also features a snug fit design.
So let’s discuss some technical details now. The headband features a 4mm flat speakers that are comfortable enough to wear while sleeping on one side. Compared to the CozyPhones, I found AcousticSheep’s one to be slightly more comfortable. The wire is 48’’ inches in length, long enough to help you change sides at night without interrupting your mobile phone.
The fabric or the headband is cool, breathable, washable and hypoallergenic; thus you can also use it as a sleep mask while listening to your favorite playlist or ASMR artist.
All in all, AcousticSheep Classic Sleep Headphones are one of the best sleeping headphones that are also not that expensive and super comfortable.
3- Mountains Sleep Headphones:
The third on our list of comfortable sleeping headphones is “Mountain’s Sleep Headphones”.
These are yet another very cheap but comfortable headphones for sleeping. These headphones are built on a lycra headband that is a fabric specially designed for close-fitting sports clothing.
The headphones are comfy while laying on one side for binaural listening. The headphones are breathable and lightweight, thus keeps you away from sweating and excessive pressure on the ears. Just like AcousticSheep and CozyPhones headbands we have discussed above, the Mountains’ Sleep Headphones are detachable and adjustable. You can wash the headband and reposition the headphones to your liking and comfort.
The sound quality is good considering such a cheap price. Good for listening to the whispering, scratching and other ASMR sounds. The wire is long enough to place your audio device under your pillow or in your pocket.
4- Panasonic RP-HS46E-W Slim Earhook Headphones:
The Panasonic’s Slim Earhook Headphones are yet another brilliantly designed earphones providing comfort and durability.
The ergonomic design with secure and comfortable fit makes these headphones worth mentioning here. The ear hook fits securely over the ear you will find no troubles with staying them on. Unlike the other in-ear earbuds, you can use this pair at night – laying on your bed and you will be quite comfortable with them while sleeping.
I would recommend these headphones to those who don’t really like the in-ear earbuds and really care about their ears :).
Best Wireless Headphones for Sleeping :
Have you ever woke up in the morning and got up from your bed forgetting that the headphone is plugged in your phone and in doing so, your phone fell straight on the ground? Well, it has happened to me, though. So here I am presenting best wireless headphones for sleeping to help you roam freely after getting up and not get irritated by the headphone wire while sleeping.
1- AcousticSheep Bluetooth Sleep Headphones:
The first one on the list of Bluetooth/wireless sleeping headphones is AcousticSheep Bluetooth Sleep Headphones. The main selling points of this headphone are its comfort while sleeping and portability. This headband has Bluetooth technology using which you can wirelessly connect to your device, hence saving you from the hassle of getting tangled up in the wire.
The wireless range is fairly long, i.e., about 20-30 feet (7-10 meters). Thus you can listen to the music in your kitchen while your phone placed in the living room. This headband headphone features a rechargeable battery that lasts up to 8 hours (from my experience) and it can easily sync with any Bluetooth device whatsoever. A USB charger is included in the package and it can charge the headphones to the maximum in 3 odd hours.
AcousticSheep claims that these headphones are specifically designed for use by the patients of Insomnia, tinnitus or whoever shares a bed with a snorer. The ultra-thin flat design with adjustable speakers is comfortable enough to wear while sleeping on one side. The headband also features built-in volume and play/pause control buttons.
Just like AcousticSheep Classic Headphones, this headband also comes in two different fabrics; Fleece and Breeze, three different sizes and five different colors.
2- Optoma NuForce BE Sport3 Wireless In-Ear Headphones:
Although the BE Sport3 from Nuforce are designed specifically for sports, we are still including it in our list of best wireless headphones for sleeping because of the sound quality and comfort it provides. If you are the type of person who plays basketball casually and also have sleeping problems then this pair if just right for you.
This pair of In-Ear headphones features SpinFit TwinBlade ear tips that are specially designed to provide optimal fit and comfort. BE Sport3 features high-quality sound at any volume level. The exterior is made from aluminum and the inner ear section is crafted with polycarbonate, which enhances the comfort of the headphones.
The battery lasts up to 10 hours without recharging it again. Great news for sports lovers is that BE Sport3 comes with IP55 weather rating and is capable of resisting rain, dust or sweat, allowing you to play without any worries in a rainy weather.
All in all, this is a great pair of headphones which you can use for both sports and listening to ASMR at night.
Best Noise Cancelling Earbuds/Headphones for Sleeping and ASMR:
You will find many noise-cancelling headphones for sleeping out there in the market, but you need to make sure they really work or not as expected. Noise-cancelling headphones or earbuds are specifically designed to block the unwanted sounds using active noise control. Using the noise-cancelling headphones you can listen to music without raising the volume level too high. Thus, It can help you sleep at night listening to ASMR triggers or your favorite music, blocking all the noises from the outside. Without further ado, let’s take a look at the 4 best noise cancelling earbuds and headphones for sleeping.
1- BOSE QuietComfort 20 Acoustic:
BOSE QuietComfort 20 is undoubtedly the finest noise cancelling earbuds one can buy for sleeping.
Why are they so expensive?
‘Cause It’s BOSE?! eh?.
So you better get ready to spend some bucks.
The noise cancelling of this pair of earbuds is exceptional, what you should expect from such premium-priced earbuds. Moreover, QuietComfort 20 comes with TriPort technology which gives an illusion of deeper bass.
As far as the overall comfort is concerned, the earbuds fit really well in ears and the advanced StayHear+ tips create conically shaped earbuds which spread evenly for maximum support and comfort.
Thus, You can wear them during the night while laying on your bed and it won’t affect your ears in any way.
If anybody asks me of the best in-ear noise cancelling earbuds, I am surely going to recommend BOSE QuietComfort 20!
2- Cowin E7 Bluetooth Noise Cancelling Headphones:
The reason for listing Cowin E7 here is that they are probably one of the most affordable Bluetooth noise cancelling headphones for sleeping out there. With the price range under 100 bucks, this is the pair to look out for.
Cowin E7 features active noise cancellation technology which works both ways; wirelessly and wired. With its advanced noise reduction technology, you won’t hear any distracting sounds from the outside while sleeping or lying casually on a sofa.
The sound quality is exceptional and crisp with deep and accurate bass response. E7 also features built-in microphone along with NFC technology.
The protein Earpads are 90 degrees rotatable hence providing you with the facility to use them in multiple head positions. Moreover, they are durable and the skin texture around-ear earpads provide comfort and relaxation.
E7 lasts up to 30 hours per charge in Bluetooth mode. The packaging comes with a USB charger. The in-built battery capacity is 600mAh, large enough to cater your music dreams.
3- Shure SE215 Sound Isolating Earphones:
Well, you must be wondering why I am placing a Sound Isolating headphones under the noise-cancelling section. The reason is plain and simple. I want to mention those products which will provide you relaxation in any environment; whether you are sleeping or on an airplane.
If you do not know the difference between the Sound Isolating and Active Noise Cancelling Headphones, just check out the guide section of this article, it is explained in detail.
Let’s come to the point and discuss Shure SE215 specifications.
The Shure SE215 being sound isolating earphones blocks up to 37dB of ambient noise. The earpods are designed in such a way so to act as a physical barrier between the noise and your ears. Being very lightweight, Shure SE215 provides the ultimate comfort and relaxation.
Thus if you need noise cancelling headphones under 100 bucks for sleeping, I would recommend getting a pair of SE215 in which you will find no troubles while sleeping in a noisy environment. The only downside is that they are a little too expensive.
(Shure SE215 also has a wireless version which you can check out here.)
4- BOSE QuietComfort 35 Wireless Noise-Cancelling Headphones:
Are you tired of the cheap headphones which last only 3-6 months? Ever woke up to broken earphones? You must have. Everyone has.
Here I am presenting you the premium quality noise cancelling headphones “BOSE QuietComfort 35”. Before going into details, let me tell you that if you are looking for more affordable headphones, then this may not be for you. You can skip this as the price range is under 400$.
BOSE QC35 consists of dual-mic noise rejecting circuitry allowing you to clearly communicate on the phone calls and voice access to the Virtual Assistant of your phones like Bixby, Siri or Google Assistant. The build quality is phenomenal and the design is beautiful. The sound quality is exceptional. Talking about the noise-cancelling, if you ever had the experience of using BOSE, you would know that being the pioneers of noise-cancelling technology, BOSE never fails to deliver. These headphones work just great for listening to ASMR podcasts at night and getting rid of the snoring noises of your spouse.
BOSE QC35 provides up to 20 hours of play-time on Bluetooth and around 40 hours of listening in wired mode.
Best ASMR Headphones :
Till now we have discussed some of the best comfortable headphones for sleeping including various types of headbands and some top-notch noise-cancelling headphones. But sometimes we need separate headphones to fulfill our ASMR needs. Here, we will talk about some of the best ASMR headphones providing great audio quality, to clearly listen to all types of ASMR sounds.
Many ASMR youtube artists use excellent quality ASMR microphone, and to do justice with their work, you must have an excellent headphone. We tried to choose three products from thousands of different similar products. We made this decision based on product quality and pricing.
1- Sennheiser HD 558 Headphones:
Sennheiser HD 558 is wired over-ear headphones featuring an internal surround reflector to immerse the listener in its rich and spatial sound. HD 558 also feature Sennheiser’s innovative E.A.R(Eargonomic Acoustic Refinement) technology and Duofol diaphragms, to ensure precise channeling of sound and to reduce unwanted noises from the outside.
Though I would not recommend using them in noisy environments, as it provides very less noise-isolation. The first time I used these headphones, It felt like the sound is coming from some distance away for me. ASMR experience was amazing. The sounds of whispering, scratching and talking felt so good.
If you have a high-budget, and you love to listen to ASMR before sleeping, then I would personally recommend you to buy this pair.
2- Creative Aurvana Live Headphones:
If you are looking for cheap ASMR headphones, then this pair of headphones is for you.
Creative Aurvana is over-ear headphones featuring some high-quality components in such a small price range. It’s ergonomic design and light-weight gives an edge over its other competitors. The soft leatherette earpads provide you with enough comfort to lie on the bed before sleeping with these on.
Whether you want to listen to ASMR podcasts or your favorite R&B or electronic music, in my opinion, Aurvana Live will never disappoint you. Although there are some better headphones available in the market, with this price range, I think this is the best you can get.
3- AKG Q701 Quincy Jones:
AKG Q701 Quincy Jones is yet another popular entry-level headphones and a direct competitor to Sennheiser HD 5xx and 600 series headphones. The overall design and build quality are quite exceptional, exactly what you expect from these premium-priced headphones. Although the headphones feel fragile with careful use, these would last long. The audio quality is crisp and pristine. You will be heard to highs and lows quite clearly. When I used them with ASMR videos, I felt so relieved! Could easily hear the smallest and tiniest of audio details. IT FELT AWESOME! You can pinpoint the separation of instruments and their distance to each other. All in all, if you have a high budget, then go for this pair and thank me later!
Sound Isolation vs Noise Cancellation:
Here it is guys, the best and comfortable earbuds/headphones for sleeping. As you can see we have made 4 divisions of our article to help you in deciding the best earbuds or headphones for sleeping. If you have any queries regarding any product, don’t forget to leave us a comment below! Also tell us which headphones is your favorite?