I saw a Crutchfield email talking about these and thought I would give myself and early Christmas present. I have been wearing earplugs for years, plus have a white noise generator in my room. The earplugs suck at my ear (not comfortable) and the white noise generator is annoying. I love these. I was able to use them right out of the box, without having to change the size, though I am going to give the smaller size a try to see if they are even a bit more comfortable. They do not fall out or show any sign of falling out despite turning over and sleeping on my side or back. They may create a "seal" but it is not evident, and therefore not uncomfortable. The big question is the sounds. WOW. Great. I love the Cascade and Campfire. They give you a feeling of being surrounded by the sounds, not just playing in your ear. Part of this is that they have a stereo effect - slightly different sounds are playing in each ear. When I take them out in the morning I am surprised that the waterfall has suddenly disappeared! I have the volume fairly low (I think around 25%), and it is plenty to keep me from hearing the traffic outside and my neighbors above and below me. The alarm function is also great! And the charge is plenty for all night. I was skeptical about these, but hopeful. I am happy to say my expectations are exceeded. I highly recommend these.
Pros: Comfortable, relaxing sounds, easy to use
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I previously owned the first generation Bose sleepbuds. Those were good (except for the battery issues), but these are MUXH better. The slimmer design alows me to sleep on my side comfortably - the older generation generated too much pressure to b ereally comfortable. They seal out noise really well and allow me to get a good nights sleep. A snoring partner is no longert a problem!
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For years, I've worn earplugs to block out my husband's extreme snoring, with mixed results. The brand I use promises a 32db noise reduction, but for them to really work, I have to jam them deep enough into my ear canals to make my ears sore the next morning. I was skeptical when I read about Bose Sleepbuds 2. They offer passive sound reduction, not active noise canceling. If earplugs didn't work, I thought, then how effective could passive earbuds be at reducing noise? But I trusted in Crutchfield's return policy and took a leap of faith. I've been using the Sleepbuds 2 for three nights now. I can report that when I put them in my ears and play sounds from Bose's sound library, the snoring is muted to the level of heavy breathing and sounds like it's coming from further away. The white noise of the ocean surf (or whichever sound I download) is louder and closer. As a result, I don't pay attention to the snoring. The earbuds distract me well enough that I sleep through the night. In the user manual, Bose talks about how the Sleepbuds"trick" your brain. It works. About fit: I'm a side sleeper with small ears. Although the earbuds are small and their surfaces are covered in silicone, they press on my ears until they're positioned comfortably against the pillow. It takes a few minutes to get it right. After that, they don't bother me. They're comfortable enough for the rest of the night. Conclusion: Sleepbuds 2 are an expensive investment, but so worth it.
Pros: Very effective at reducing/distracting from external noise, USB-C charging, magnetic case that holds them in place, 10-hour battery, built-in alarm
Cons: Require nightly adjustment to be comfortable enough to sleep with (annoying, but easily fixed), no Bluetooth streaming function, sounds are limited to Bose library only
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I owned three pairs of the 1st generation Sleepbuds, and I was really excited when I found out Bose had released these. First, let me say I am a horrible light side sleeper and any noise from snoring to traffic wakes me up. The Sleepbuds were a true gift from above and helped me sleep SO much better. Unfortunately they had their share of issues which is the reason why I went through three pairs in just a little over 2 years. I do want to say that Bose had beyond excellent customer service every time I had an issue in the past. They replaced them every time with no questions asked. Now, on to the new buds... I'm happy to say Bose fixed all of the issues that plagued the last generation Sleepbuds-from the battery going out to the magnet eventually breaking off to the squeaky plastic sound when the buds rubbed against the pillow. They really knocked it out of the park with this release by actually listening to their customers and fixing those issues. They're comfortable and never hurt my ears. Negatives? Some people may complain that they can't play music through the Sleepbuds but it doesn't bother me at all. I actually turn the Bluetooth off at night anyway. The noise masking sounds help me sleep so much better and, to me, justifies the higher price. Simply life changing!
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