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Bose® Noise-masking Sleepbuds II

Item # 018SLPBDS2

These comfortable, truly wireless earbuds can drown out loud disruptions with peaceful sounds.

These comfortable, truly wireless earbuds can drown out loud disruptions with peaceful sounds.

Item # 018SLPBDS2

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About the Bose® Noise-masking Sleepbuds II

A new approach to better sleep, from Bose

Light sleeper like I am? The Bose noise-masking sleepbuds II can drown out loud disruptions with peaceful sounds. These comfortable, truly wireless in-ears deliver soothing, noise-neutralizing sounds while you rest or sleep. And Bose completely redesigned this second generation based on user feedback from the originals — resulting in better comfort and performance.
Woman wearing sleepbuds

The Bose noise-masking sleepbuds II have been redesigned to fit more comfortably and better drown out noises.

A new approach to better sleep, from Bose

Light sleeper like I am? The Bose noise-masking sleepbuds II can drown out loud disruptions with peaceful sounds. These comfortable, truly wireless in-ears deliver soothing, noise-neutralizing sounds while you rest or sleep. And Bose completely redesigned this second generation based on user feedback from the originals — resulting in better comfort and performance.

How the sleepbuds work

Tiny, specially designed noise filters are the first line of defense against nighttime racket. Next, a built-in memory chip delivers a preloaded selection of sounds that are engineered to drown out the remaining noise. These gentle sounds are designed to fade from your attention as you doze off. 

Bose includes a better battery

The chief complaint with the original Bose sleepbuds was the battery. Specifically, that it wouldn't hold a charge very well. So inside each earbud, there's a tried-and-true rechargeable nickel metal hydride (NiMH) battery like the ones used in hearing aids. Bose says they offer about 10 hours of use on a single charge.

When they need more juice, just snap the earbuds into the included charging case. This small case itself packs enough power to fully recharge the sleepbuds three times when you're on the go.

Bose sleep app

Choose and control everything from your phone with the free Bose Sleep app.

Small, lightweight and friction-free

If you're keeping something in your ear overnight, you want it to be as small and unobtrusive as possible. The Bose engineers were extremely conscious of this — so this is one of the smallest products they've ever made. They've also used comfortable materials that cause less friction, since users of the original sleepbuds reported noise when the earbuds rubbed their pillows.

The redesigned silicone ear tips feel extra-soft and avoid unpleasant pressure points. Plus they have stability wings to keep them in place if you move around in your sleep.

Full control with an app on your phone

You can pick which soothing sound you'd like to hear by downloading the Bose Sleep app to your Apple® or Android™ device. There are three categories to choose from: the sounds designed for noise-masking, sounds designed for relaxation, and nature sounds.

The app also lets you control the volume, and how much external sound you want to allow through. Bose claims that most bedroom noise can be rendered completely inaudible depending on what you select. You can also control how long you want the sound to play, and even set a wake-up alarm — all through the app.


Product highlights:

  • 100% wire-free earbuds that aid sleep
    • no connecting cord between left and right
    • extra-compact, lightweight design
  • completely redesigned from the originals for better comfort and performance
  • passive noise-isolating filters help reduce loud sleep disturbances
  • built-in memory chip plays soothing, noise-masking sounds
  • built-in Bluetooth® for connecting to your phone or mobile device
    • will not stream music or other audio from your device
Mobile app and sound details:
  • free Bose® Sleep app for Apple and Android lets you choose and control your sounds
    • app is required to use the sleepbuds
  • choose from sounds sounds designed for relaxation, sounds for noise-masking, and nature sounds
    • noise-masking sounds have matching frequencies that cover up sleep-disturbing noises
  • control volume of noise-masking sound and level of audible external noise
  • set sleep timer on sound so it will stop automatically
  • set wake-up alarm and choose from a selection of wake-up sounds
Charging case, accessories, and general info:
  • three sizes of soft silicone ear tips provide a comfortable fit
    • flexible wings keep earbuds secure during sleep or rest
  • built-in rechargeable battery offers up to 10 hours of use
  • included carrying case banks up to 30 hours of power to wirelessly recharge headphones
    • USB-A to USB-C cable included for charging case
  • protective cloth carrying pouch
  • warranty: 1 year
  • Our 60-day money-back guarantee
  • MFR # 841013-0010

What's in the box:

  • Left and right noise-masking in-ear Sleepbuds (white)
  • 3 Pairs of white Sleepbuds ear tips (1 pair installed)
  • Charging case
  • 39" USB charging cable (Type A USB on one end and USB-C on other end)
  • Quick Start Guide
  • Important Safety Instructions

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Features & specs

Fit Style True Wireless
Earcup Type Closed
Earcup Width x Height 1.108" x 0.91"
Noise-canceling No
Bluetooth Yes
Bluetooth Version 5.0
Single-earbud Operation No
Mic For Taking Calls No
Voice Assistant Access
Amazon Alexa No
Google Assistant No
Siri No
3.5mm No
1/4" No
Lightning No
4.4mm balanced No
XLR4 balanced No
2.5mm No
Other None
Frequency Response Not Given
Sensitivity N/A dB
Impedance N/A
Weight 0.16 ounces
Cord Length N/A
Parts Warranty 1 Year
Labor Warranty 1 Year

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Overview: The Bose Sleepbuds™ II are unique, noise-masking true-wireless earbuds that are designed to emit soothing sounds that help you go to sleep and stay asleep. The Sleepbuds™ II are smaller than other true wireless earbuds, making them comfortable even for side-sleepers. Each lightweight sleepbud weighs only 0.08 ounces. Using the exclusive Bose Sleep app on your smartphone or tablet, you can choose which soothing sounds you want to hear, control the volume, and set a wake-up alarm. The Bose noise-masking Sleepbuds™ II include 3 pairs of specially-designed sleep eartips, an aluminum charging case, and a USB-C charging cable.

Batteries: The tiny Sleepbuds™ II contain rechargeable Nickel-Metal Hydride (Ni-MH) batteries, compared to the silver-zinc batteries in the original Bose noise-masking sleepbuds. Ni-MH batteries, which have been around for 30+ years, have a reliable battery life of up to 10 hours on a full charge, enough for a full night's sleep. When you're not using the sleepbuds, they should be returned to the included charging case. The Sleepbuds II charge in the charging case in approximately 6 hours. The charging case has its own built-in Lithium-ion rechargeable battery that will charge the Sleepbuds II up to 3 additional times, for a total of 40 hours. The case, without the sleepbuds, charges in approximately 3 hours when connected to a USB power source. You can view the battery level of the sleepbuds on the Bose Sleep app while in use, or in the charging case. A 5-segment LED charge level meter for the case can be found behind the sliding lid.

Ear Tips: The Bose Sleepbuds™ II come with three pairs (1-small, 2-medium, 3-large) of specially designed silicone ear tips. The ear tips' umbrella shape spreads contact evenly within your ear canal to create a good seal, and provide a good measure of passive sound reduction. The flexible fin conforms naturally to the shape of the upper ridge of your ear to hold them into place so they don't fall out during the night.

Bluetooth 5.0: The true wireless Sleepbuds™ II connect to your smartphone or tablet via Bluetooth (version 5.0). Your device must support Bluetooth Low Energy (BLE). The sleepbuds turn themselves on when you open the charging case. You can easily pair them (and disconnect them) with your smartphone or tablet using the Bose Sleep app. The Bluetooth wireless range is approximately 30 feet.

Bose Sleep App: The Bose Sleep app is essential to the proper use of the Sleepbuds™ II. There are no user controls on the sleepbuds, so all of the controls are contained in the app. The app lets you choose from 40 pre-loaded sounds, some designed to mask ambient noise (traffic, barking dogs, snoring partner), while others help you relax and fall asleep, such as Naturescapes and Tranquilities. The Bose Sleepbuds II will not stream music, and you cannot add your own sounds. The app lets you customize your personal sleep settings for the best experience, including volume levels, usage timers, and wake-up alarms that only you can hear, so you won't disturb your partner. A Phone-Free mode lets you use your Sleepbuds II while your phone is off or in another room. The app helps keep your Sleepbuds II up to date with software updates when they become available. The Bose Sleep app is compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch with iOS (11.0 or later) and Android devices (6.0 and up).

Bose Sleep Study: In November 2019, a Bose-sponsored sleep study was conducted with the original Noise-masking sleepbuds. Bose sleep technology was clinically proven to help participants fall asleep faster (86%) and stay asleep (76%). The study concluded the noise-masking technology of the Sleepbuds was quite effective in blocking sounds, such as snoring or street noise.

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4 questions already asked

can I listen to my personal music library with bose sleepbuds 2?
[ Andy  Sep 14, 2021 ]
5 answers
No personal music can be played.
[ Nathan  Sep 18, 2021 ]
No, They have a limited number of sounds you can listen to but they do work extremely well in drowning out noises that might keep you awake such as a spouse snoring!
[ TIMOTHY  Sep 14, 2021 ]
No. Only Bose curated sleep noises
[ STEPHEN C  Sep 14, 2021 ]
No. Only the white noise items on the Bose app.
[ Stephen  Sep 14, 2021 ]
No, you cannot.
[ Casey  Sep 14, 2021 ]
Are they latex free?
[ Colleen  Apr 01, 2021 ]
1 answer
Don't know
[ GEORGE N  Apr 01, 2021 ]
Is anyone using these for tinnitus relief at night?
[ Alexander  Dec 22, 2020 ]
2 answers
[ MARK  Dec 22, 2020 ]
Didn't help me because tinnitus is too loud and at too high a pitch to mask. Just added another sound to the fan already provided some masking.
[ Stephen  Dec 22, 2020 ]
Will Bose® noise-masking sleepbuds II mask snoring while I listen to a pod cast or audio book?
[ 4153094320  Dec 02, 2020 ]
6 answers
If I understand your question correctly: The sleepbuds II only play the sounds on the bose sleep app. These are white noise / very light music sounds. You cannot hear a podcast or audiobook on them. That said, you will be able to mask snoring.
[ SAMIT  Dec 02, 2020 ]
I don't know
[ GEORGE N  Dec 02, 2020 ]
Unfortunately you can not listen to audio/music with these.
[ Czar8a  Dec 02, 2020 ]
No, the Sleepbuds won't do Bluetooth streaming. Your only listening option is to download noise masking sounds from the Bose app to the Sleepbuds.
[ Marc  Dec 02, 2020 ]
If I understand your question, you should know that these sleep buds cannot be used to listen to podcasts or audio books. They provide only the sounds from the sleepbuds app.
[ Casey  Dec 02, 2020 ]
No. They only stream masking sounds and cannot be used to listen to any other audio sources
[ STEPHEN C  Dec 02, 2020 ]

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