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Pretty Darn Good But Not Quite Perfect.
on December 25, 2007
I have been sleeping with headphones on since i was a young boy of around 8 years old. At 27, I still find it helpful to fall asleep while listening to soft music, familiar movies, or audio books.
I go through headphones frequently. I have 5-10 pairs at any given moment. From ear buds (i love the JVC Marshmallows) to clip-on to studio style, I have them all.
The problem with all of the headphones I have tried to use while sleeping has to do most with comfort or lack there of while I am sleeping on my side. Ear bud style headphones are definitely the least comfortable on my ears when lying on my side. Studio style headphones are generally what I use because they give me the least amount of pain, the problem with this is that awoken to find many a broken pair of headphones.
The Sleepphones are very comfortable. I ordered a large simply on a guess. I figured I have a big male head but not a super huge sized male head. While I found this size to be a bit too small even after extending the one side as far as it could go, I was able to just stretch out the headband some to give a near perfect fit.
The sound quality on these things isn't all that great. I don't see this as too big of a problem because sound quality can be easily overlooked because of how very comfortable they are to wear while lying on your side. I would like to note that it is a bit annoying how when lying on my side, one side of the sleepphones are pushed up against my ear (making it sound good) while the other side has a much different, lighter sound (and more background noise coming through. This is to be expected with any pair of headphones but with the sleepphones and the way they fit, there can be a big difference in sound between ears when lying on one side.
The free 1hr. sleep music cd is nice. I downloaded the same music from the website for free to listen to through my laptop and also on my Creative Zen Vision M (which is a 5/5). I found the music helpful during a night where i was very stressed and really needed to fall asleep quickly. I found myself focusing on the music and falling to sleep before it ended. Unfortunately, I didn't realize the 3rd track was designed to wake me up so I ended up only getting 50 minutes of sleep before waking up and starting the music over. This time, I took track 3 off of the playlist.
Shipping was fast and the packaging was very nice.