The company of AcousticSheep appears to have a specialty making audio products of a different variety. One of their famous products is the SleepPhones, and the name is enough to say what they do: earbuds for those who sleep.
The SleepPhones are not traditional earbuds, but they have super-thin speakers inside of a soft cozy headband. So I am not even certain if the term of “earbuds” is a worthy description.
So, for those who like to sleep with earbuds on, you will love this. It has a comfortable fit with a fleece headband. The end result is a way to reduce the ambient noise, for those who need that extra music to sleep by, here it is.
Now, these thing is made to plug into anything with a 3.5 mm audio jack, but they come in a wireless option as well. Honestly, I was hoping to review the wireless option, but this seems to do the trick.
The wired version costs $39.95 in midnight black, quiet lavender, and soft gray on the AcousticSheep website. Those are the fleece versions, which are made to warm your head. The breeze version is galaxy blue, sunset pink, and pink leopard and is better for the summertime. What is funny is how it says “one size fits most”, as well as extra large and extra small.
I was fortunate enough to review two new products from Acoustic Sheep. These products are very similar, as they are both headphones in the form of headbands.
In case you are wondering why anyone would make such products, then you should think about all the ear strain caused by ordinary earbuds. I mean, I know some over-the-ear headphones really can pinch the ears and make them uncomfortable to wear, and some earbuds feel uncomfortable if worn all day as well.
I believe that the SleepPhones are designed for those who like to listen to music on headphones from their music player of any kind (smartphone iPod, stereo, or anything else with a headphone jack). There is nothing to stick in the ear, just cover your ears with the headphones.
This really is an ingenious idea, and I honestly don’t see why in the world someone hasn’t tried this before, and why it isn’t really a standard. The SleepPhones headband material is soft, unlike its more active brother, the RunPhones. The RunPhones look like they are made from the same stuff as football jersies. The RunPhones are made to repel moisture, and it is made of Polartec and PowerDry mesh.
Yes, these two headband headphones are pretty similar, and the RunPhones is available here and SleepPhones are available here. They are both at the same price of $39.99. There’s even a wireless model available for $99.99.