Bose Sleepbuds II - Sleep Technology Clinically Proven to Help You Fall Asleep Faster, Sleep Better with Relaxing and Soothing Sleep Sounds
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- Sleepbuds, not headphones: Designed for sleep, Sleepbuds may look like tiny headphones, but they don’t stream music or podcasts, instead they deliver relaxing and noise-masking sounds to help you fall asleep and stay asleep all night.Note : If the size of the earbud tips does not match the size of your ear canals or the headset is not worn properly in your ears, you may not obtain the correct sound qualities or call performance. Change the earbud tips to ones that fit more snugly in your ears
- Product Note : If the size of the earbud tips does not match the size of your ear canals or the headset is not worn properly in your ears, you may not obtain the correct sound qualities or call performance. Change the earbud tips to ones that fit more snugly in your ears
- User-tested: Bose sleep technology is clinically proven to help you fall asleep faster
- A better solution for sleep: Sleepbuds use innovative noise masking technology – not noise cancelling; Bose engineered masking sounds combine with the noise-blocking design of the buds to cover unwanted nighttime disturbances
- Simple app: Sleepbuds play only original content from the Bose Sleep app; Access the sound library’s 50 specially curated sounds, download your favorites to the earbuds, control the volume, and access features like a personal alarm
- Relaxation content: Calm a racing mind or transport yourself to relaxing surroundings with content that includes tonal environments and sounds from nature and beyond
- Secure, comfortable fit: Proprietary ear tips are made of soft silicone for a comfortable fit all night, even if you toss and turn or sleep on your side; 3 sizes are included
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BOSE SLEEPBUDS II
Your best sleep ever.
Bose Sleepbuds II use sleep technology clinically proven to help you fall asleep faster. They don’t stream music or podcasts, instead they work with the Bose Sleep app to deliver soothing sounds to lull you to sleep and Bose noise-masking technology so you stay asleep with fewer disruptions.
User-tested sleep technology
In a Bose-sponsored sleep study by the University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus and the UCHealth CARE Innovation Center, Bose sleep technology was clinically proven to help users fall asleep faster. The study also found that all participants believed noise was blocked effectively, like snoring and traffic. In addition, when surveyed, 8 out of 10 participants reported improved overall sleep quality and 76% felt it was easier to stay asleep and all believed noise was blocked effectively.
Sounds to sleep by.
EXPLORE THE BOSE SOUND LIBRARY
Choose from relaxing sounds to lull you to sleep or Bose-engineered noise-masking sounds designed to cover nighttime disturbances.
NOISE MASKING: Sleep sounds work with the noise-blocking design of the eartip, and are optimized to mask nighttime disturbances.
TRANQUILITIES: Relaxing, tonal environments designed to bring peace to your mind and body.
NATURESCAPES: Soothing sounds from nature and beyond transport you to comforting spaces.
Peace and quiet. When you need it most.
Unpredictable changes in sound are what interrupt your sleep. Sleepbuds use noise masking, not noise cancelling, to cover up disturbances by combining a noise-blocking design with optimized noise-masking sounds.
Passive noise blocking: Sleepbuds fit snugly in your ear, while the eartip forms a gentle, comfortable seal for passive sound reduction.
Noise-masking sounds: Bose sounds are optimized to play consistently and at the right frequencies to make unwanted noise less perceptible.
Comfort is in the details.
Sleepbuds stay. Even when you move.
The unique eartips are designed exclusively for Sleepbuds II, so finding the right fit is crucial. Three sizes are included in the box. They’re soft but durable, and conform to your ear shape, and a pliable fin fits snugly in the ridge of your ear – all for secure, all-night comfort.
What's in the box
Introducing Bose Sleepbuds II — tiny, comfortable earbuds with sleep technology that’s clinically proven to help you fall asleep faster. They work with the Bose Sleep app to deliver relaxing sounds that help you fall asleep, and use Bose noise-masking technology to cover unwanted nighttime disturbances that may otherwise wake you. So you get your best sleep ever. From wind down to wake up, this is your easy solution to better sleep.
Sleepbuds play content only from the app. Explore the Sound Library’s curated relaxation content — including tranquil tonal environments and sounds from nature and beyond — and Bose-engineered noise-masking sounds designed to cover nighttime disturbances like snoring, outside traffic, and next-door conversation. Download your favorites directly onto the earbuds to customize your nighttime routine. The app also lets you set an alarm only you’ll hear, and access other features including Phone-free Mode, which allows you to program your settings ahead of time so you can leave your phone in another room.
In addition to optimized sleep sounds, Bose noise-masking technology also uses the noise-blocking design of proprietary soft silicone ear tips. A pliable fin fits snugly in the ridge of your ear, while an umbrella shape gently seals off your ear canal to passively block noise. Three sizes are included so you can find a secure, comfortable fit. Sleep on your back or your side, toss and turn, or roll over during the night, Sleepbuds will stay put.
A nickel-metal hydride battery provides up to 10 hours per charge, enough for a full night’s sleep, while the included charging/storage case gives you up to three additional full charges. Experience Sleepbuds for yourself.
Reviewed in the United States on February 8, 2022
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Enter Bose Sleepbuds. I had long eyed them but were dissuaded by the price as unlike AirPods they aren't multi-functional. Namely they can't play music from my phone, including other apps that are intended to provide white noise and muisc to aid in the act.
Well after a week I'm sold on these little things, which is not to say they are perfect because there's obvious improvements that could be made in the next version.
1 - this is the big one: I’ve had vivid dreams every night I've worn them. I rarely am aware of dreaming and now it's a basically a guarantee. This has included some nightmares but overall feels like a clear positive and indication I'm hitting REM much more consistently.
2 - form factor is excellent; super comfortable and don't fall out
3 - battery life covers the whole night (I typically am in bed 8 to 8 1/2 hrs total)
4 - case feels premium and has very useful charge lights
CONS (improvements for 3.0)
1 - no volume touch controls; after being spoiled by AirPods 2 it would be great to not to have to open up the app on the phone to adjust when already under the covers.
2 - transferring / managing sounds is a bit clunky and slow; more storage on the device would help with this
3 - limited sound library, could include paid options. The sounds provided are plentiful and varied but it would be nice to continually add to them manually if desired.
4 - no sound mixing. Many of the sleep aid apps allow multiple sounds to be combined (ex: rain with tones). This allows for unique customization and more sound combos. Could be accomplished by a software update alone.
5 - noise cancelation isn’t 100%. These will likely drown out quiet talking or snoring but they do not fully block out external sounds like the other mentioned devices do.
For anyone looking to improve their sleep consistency and who isn't confined by budget, these are a great option.
The original Sleepbuds were great. They were tiny, battery life was all night and then some unlike my Airpods, and they are pretty comfortable. Like the Airpods, it was pretty easy to forget they are in after a minute or two.
Unfortunately, the original Sleepbuds also had a major problem. After a couple months, the batteries started acting wonky. They would charge, then one wouldn't charge, they often had trouble connecting. It turns out that the new battery technology they used wasn't working out. Bose recalled the whole batch and refunded the money of those that purchased them, in full. I was happy to get the money back but very sad to lose the Sleepbuds.
In the time since, I've used my Airpods on the really bad nights but I can't lay on my side and the battery life isn't enough to get through the night. They even make an annoying sound that wakes you up right before the battery dies. Then I purchased a set of Jabra 75t that promised 7 hours of battery life (not quite, more like 5 hours). They were a little better at blocking noise but at the end of the battery life they screamed "Low Battery. Low Battery" at me. While the Airpods were comfortable (but not very good at blocking sound), the Jabras were not as comfortable, sometimes causing me ear pain where they rubbed.
Some nights I would use the Jabras and when they died I would switch to the Airpods. Not ideal.
I've looked at some of the other options out there but none of them appealed to me. That's why I'm so happy the Sleepbuds are back.
Bose has changed to good old, reliable NiMh battery technology. I'm not sure why they didn't go Li-Ion but I'm sure they had reasons. The new Sleepbuds II actually seem smaller than the originals but maybe that's because I'm used to the much larger (though still pretty small) Jabra earbuds. They don't stick out of my ears at all so laying on my side is no problem.
I've only used them one night but assuming they have the battery problem worked out, it will be so great to have them back. I slept for 8 hours last night and the battery charge still showed at 40%. They are very comfortable. I find the selection of sounds more than adequate. I just need a noise masking sound. I like the Brown Static since it helps block the low sounds of snoring better than some of the more "bright" sounds.
These are really expensive. And the charging case is too big. I'm not sure why it can't be Airpod or Jabra case sized. That would make them easier to travel with.
But they work, at least for me. Let's just hope we don't have battery problems again...
UPDATE: Two+ months in. I'm still loving these. I'm sleeping SO good. I use them every night and in the 2+ months I have had them, the right one has fallen out twice, probably because I didn't get it put in quite right. A few nights ago I had some pain in the right ear, probably because I didn't get it put in quite right :). Most of the time, once they get settled in after a few minutes, I can't even feel them, even when laying on my side.
I'm still using the Warm Static sound and it works about 99% of the time to keep me from hearing any sounds from the other side of the bed. If I do hear it, I bump the volume up a touch and it goes away.
So, I'm definitely still happy. There does seem to be a bug either in the software or iOS where allowing phone calls to make it through to the buds doesn't stay turned on. If I get it working one night then it doesn't work the next night. I'm not sure who's fault that is, Bose or Apple.
I definitely recommend them if you are a light sleeper that can't tolerate any noises in your sleeping environment.
UPDATE: 1 year in
Darn it. The left bud has stopped connecting to the app. I was thinking that they were two years old and these things do have limited recharge cycles. So I checked and no, they are only a year old. After slogging through the Bose support site and trying everything I was finally able to get to the place where they will replace them under warranty. That's nice but they are saying UP TO FOUR WEEKS to get the replacements.
How the heck am I supposed to get any sleep for the next four weeks without these things? Hopefully it doesn't take that long.
I'm still loving these things. They work very well for me. I hope this new set lasts more than a year.
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Was macht Bose mit meinen Standort-Daten? Wo gehen die Daten hin? Wo und wie werden die Daten gespeichert? Wie lange werden die Standort-Daten gespeichert? Wie sind die Standortdaten dieses Kunden gesichert? Wer hat Zugriff? Mit welcher Berechtigung? Wer vergibt die Bereichtigung? Wozu? Was wird mit den Daten genau gemacht? Warum behauptet Bose dass es zwingend notwendig ist, wenn es ganz sicher NICHT nötig ist, dass Kopfhörer meinen Standort permanent ermitteln und fernübertragen. Ich verlange, dass Bose diese Fragen beantwortet.
Ich brauche keine Stasi oder NSA im Ohr. Nicht wenn ich wach bin, und nicht wenn ich schlafe.
Die Sleepbuds gehen zurück. Wir bleiben gespannt darauf, wie Bose das alles erklären will.
Die Kopfhörer können keine Audioquellen streamen sondern nur die Töne aus der Bose App wiedergeben.
Für mich leider nicht das, was ich wollte.
Wieso kann man nirgendwo Kopfhörer kaufen, die so klein sind wie diese Bose und 2-3 Stunden Audio streamen können? - traurig.
By the Way die Kopfhörer brauchen 6 Stunden für eine volle Aufladung und halten dann circa 6 Stunden im Betrieb. Ich finde das sollte man auch wissen.
Das Ladecase ist sehr hochwertig, ein Verbesserungsvorschlag dennoch, wenn man das Case aufmacht, leuchten die LEDs einem quasi ins Gesicht, es wäre mMn besser wenn sie das Case indirekt beleuchten würden, dann könnte man die Sleepbuds im dunkeln sehen und wäre nicht "geblendet".
But for most of my life I didn't really have problems sleeping, so I wasn't too fussed about missing out on the Sleepbuds.
Then I moved into a new place, which has a street-facing master bedroom that draws traffic noise of about 10 dB more than I'm comfortable with. My sleep quickly deteriorated.
The Sleepbuds II had just come out, so I thought it might finally be time to give them a try.
As the other reviews here suggest, you have to be very comfortable with what you're getting for the money (because you'll spend a pretty penny) – these buds are meant for sleeping. They don't do music, audiobooks or podcasts, and the batteries won't last for more than a healthy sleep session. They work exclusively with the Bose Sleep app.
But it's what they do that sets them apart. They're comfortable in your ears – much more so than, say, AirPods or any other in-ear buds – and you can just about get away with lying the side of your head on a pillow while wearing them (I actually find it a bit tricky to pluck them out in the morning). They play a very limited array of continuous sounds that don't actively cancel noise but *mask* it.
After a bit of tweaking, I landed on "warm white noise" played at about 50% volume – and man, does that work for me. Any immediately noticeable traffic noise is masked by it, and off I'll go.
It's still early days and I'm sure there's much more testing to come – but so far they work like a dream for me. Zero issues with battery life (I don't think I've taken them lower than 20-25% yet) and zero issues with keeping them in for the whole night.
Bose has a 90-day no-questions-asked return scheme (might be worth checking whether it applies to third-party retailer purchases), so you won't have much to lose if you want to give them a try. And if they work for you, you'll quickly find they're worth much more.
And whilst they do a pretty good job, like all good things there are some major caveats. These aren't noise cancelling as I believed. They just have sound tracks designed to mask the noises around you. While they do a good job of masking those sounds it does mean that you always have to listen to something. You can't just pop them in and expect near silence like you can with some of their noise cancelling headphones.
Second caveat is that unless you have some seriously deep, soft pillows these are remarkably uncomfortable after a night's sleep. Every morning I've woken up with really sore ears.
All told they work pretty well but I definitely wouldn't pay over 200 quid for them again.
Was BOSE jetzt allerdings mit der 2. Gen abgeliefert hat, ist nahezu perfektes Kino. Akkulaufzeit und -Ladung funktionieren einwandfrei, der Klang wurde d e u t l i c h verbessert und auch das nervige Kissengeräusch hat nun endlich ein Ende gefunden. Dazu wurden die Form, die Ladeschale und die App inkl. Tonbibliothek massiv verbessert. Danke BOSE!
Im Endeffekt muss jeder für sich herausfinden, ob die Sleepbuds hilfreich für den eigenen Schlaf sind. Ich kann für mich nur sagen: Sie wirken Wunder und sind mir ihr Geld absolut wert. Einzig und allein an der Tonbibliothek - für die ich im Übrigen auch jederzeit zahlen würde - muss noch gearbeitet werden. Schön wären szenische Geräuschkulissen (Nachtzug, Großraumbüro, Bibliothek usw.) und einzelne ASMR-Sounds (Bleistiftzeichnung u.Ä.). Am allergeilsten wäre natürlich eine appübegreifende Bluetooth-Konnektivität, das wird allerdings aufgrund der kleinen Akkus sicherlich nicht möglich sein. Außerdem weiß ich nicht, wie schädlich tiefe Frequenzen für die Membrane sind, wenn Disco-Ronny dann seinen 90er Techno abspielen muss.
PS: Aus Respekt vor dem Hersteller und seiner hohen Ingenieurskunst habe ich nicht am Rückgabeprogramm teilgenommen, sondern brav die alten und völlig defekten Buds benutzt, bis die neuen in den Startlöchern standen.