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[Amazon.ca] Bose Sleepbuds 2 $263.99 (after $66 coupon)

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[Amazon.ca] Bose Sleepbuds 2 $263.99 (after $66 coupon)

Obviously, this product is not for everyone. But I’ve been looking for a sleep solution for a while and was hoping to try these out. Many people say it works miracles; others that it’s a complete waste of money. But for those looking for better sleep, like me, $263.99 is worth it.

And these are fairly new, significantly improved over the version ones - which were recalled actually! Anyways, flame away if you must!
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Looks like more or less all Bose products have coupon in Amazon.
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Honestly they are pretty uncomfortable even with their design. You feel them as heavy in the ear. My friend has them and let me try. I started using a fan when I was like 14 due to how hot my room got. But apparently the loud noise of it I got used to and now I can't sleep ANYWHERE if it is too quiet. So I either use a fan or a white noise machine. Recently, I've been using my google nest mini and like 9 hour loop of sleep sounds and rain and white noise. Been working great. Let me know how these work for you though.
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FYI for those planning to purchase these, you can only play the sounds from the Bose app.

It’s not 100% clear in the descriptions but you can’t play music or whatever else you want. This is why I think it’s rated so low as people think it does before buying.

Still giving an upvote, lowest price I ever seen.
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These would be awesome, if you could also play your own media on them.
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Agent086 wrote: FYI for those planning to purchase these, you can only play the sounds from the Bose app.

It’s not 100% clear in the descriptions but you can’t play music or whatever else you want. This is why I think it’s rated so low as people think it does before buying.

Still giving an upvote, lowest price I ever seen.
Sounds like it does support based on the comments on amazon
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I've been using these for a few weeks now. The product is incredible, but it is a very niche product. I had debates returning them because the cost was more than I think they were worth, but this discount brings it closer inline with where I think the value is.

As mentioned these are niche, they aren't for everyone. A good pair of foam or silicone earplugs is better for blocking out noise and obviously way cheaper. But if you suffer from tinnitus or otherwise need noise when sleeping, and you cant just wear earplugs and crank external noise (shared accommodations for example) then these products help a ton.

For me they help mitigate the sounds from my CPAP machine. Not that the cpap is overly loud but hearing my breathing I focus on that and it prevents me from falling asleep.
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These are obviously a very niche, "luxury" product (which RFD usually hates on), but I think it's great to see a sale on these given they just came out within the last month.

I have a pair and really like them. I find them very lightweight and comfortable, but I can see how some wouldn't (I was previously using earplugs at night so I think that got me used to having something in my ears). They are much smaller than any regular earbuds - which is why they can't play anything other than the Bose sounds, which are loaded from the app directly onto the Sleepbuds themselves.

I think if you struggle with waking up during the night and they are within budget for you, these are definitely worth a try.
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thelasthunter wrote: About as useful as their sunglasses.
Not sure if that's a dig at their sunglasses, but I quite enjoy my gen one Bose Rondos. They do exactly what they're supposed to, play music/audio
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if only they made these able to function as a wireless earbud to play other things

currently I just use a pair of ear buds and play sounds to them via a white noise app on my phone which sounds like it accomplishes the same thing as these but at a cheaper price and with more versatility

the only saving grace I can think of for these is they must be super super comfortable to the point you don't even know they are there
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I bought them just when they came out and received them 10 days ago. They work better than I expected. Obviously not for everyone but if you sleep next to a heavy snorer these are a godsend.

And no, you can not use them to stream regular music. It isn't what they were made for. They don't really stream at all, you just load prerecorded noise masking or soothing sounds on the earbuds like older mp3 players. I think this is the necessary compromise so you can get them small enough for side-sleepers.
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milhaus wrote: Obviously, this product is not for everyone. But I’ve been looking for a sleep solution for a while and was hoping to try these out. Many people say it works miracles; others that it’s a complete waste of money. But for those looking for better sleep, like me, $263.99 is worth it.

And these are fairly new, significantly improved over the version ones - which were recalled actually! Anyways, flame away if you must!
Those earbud type things aren't for me at least. I end up rolling over and the pressure of the earbud wakes me up.

I've been using a Bluetooth speaker and the $0.99 CampNight app. Very effective for me at least. Actually there's mountains of sleep audio stuff on YouTube if you look for it, and it goes way beyond asmr, etc.
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We get a lot of road noise outside our bedroom after about 6-7am...I like to sleep a little later than that as I don’t have a commute and I stay up late.
Would these help?
I’m usually more of an over the ear headphones guy...I recently started using my Bose quiet comfort headphones noise canceling feature in the mornings, which works well but they are uncomfortable to sleep on my side with due to their bulk.
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stealth wrote: We get a lot of road noise outside our bedroom after about 6-7am...I like to sleep a little later than that as I don’t have a commute and I stay up late.
Would these help?
I’m usually more of an over the ear headphones guy...I recently started using my Bose quiet comfort headphones noise canceling feature in the mornings, which works well but they are uncomfortable to sleep on my side with due to their bulk.
You should be able to sleep on your side with these. No doubt they can mask road sounds, but I'm not sure if these are the best solution for you. Usually you'd put them on before falling asleep so you can get used to the sound, not put them on in the morning.

Also, you should be aware that these don't use noise cancelling, but only masking sounds. IMO you'd probably be better off putting on foam earplugs.
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DrAcX wrote: the only saving grace I can think of for these is they must be super super comfortable to the point you don't even know they are there
Yes... this is entirely the point of these.
stealth wrote: We get a lot of road noise outside our bedroom after about 6-7am...I like to sleep a little later than that as I don’t have a commute and I stay up late.
Would these help?
I’m usually more of an over the ear headphones guy...I recently started using my Bose quiet comfort headphones noise canceling feature in the mornings, which works well but they are uncomfortable to sleep on my side with due to their bulk.
Yes, I find these do a great job blocking out normal street noise, which is the reason I got them. I used to get woken up by the garbage collection in my alley every week, now I sleep right through it. Using a face mask and these with no alarm set... I think I could sleep through just about everything.

With regards to comfort and "why can't they just play music from my phone", here's a picture comparing the Sleepbuds with the Galaxy Buds+ (which I would already consider small earbuds), with and without the largest wing tip on. What I can't show is that the materials are also very different... the Sleepbuds are very squishy and light.
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Again, I'm not saying that these are for everyone, or even that everyone will find them comfortable. It took me some playing with the sizes and several nights to get used to them, but now I can comfortably sleep on my side with them in. Also these are not for someone deciding between regular earbuds and these... you're meant to buy both, for different uses. Again, that is a very niche crowd and Bose knows that, but if you have the budget I think they're worth a try.

An alternative if you are a side sleeper and don't toss and turn at night, I suppose you could try putting one earbud in the ear opposite the pillow and playing white noise from your phone?
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EBTcat wrote: Not sure if that's a dig at their sunglasses, but I quite enjoy my gen one Bose Rondos. They do exactly what they're supposed to, play music/audio
Sure, if you only listen to classical and need like zero bass cause that's how much thump those have. Most people consider those a serious flop destined for the clearance bin.
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Finally completed my Soundbar 300/700 system. Surround speakers had $80 off coupon plus $5 off with prime so ended up being $315 plus tax.

Was keeping an eye out for this for a year. Thanks OP!!
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QuietOn earbuds worked wonders for me.

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