Bose® Noise Masking Sleepbuds® - Tiny Earbuds for Better Sleep

  • Warranty 2 years parts and labour,subject to registration within 30 days of delivery

Key Features

  • Noise masking sleep buds deliver soothing sounds that have been optimally tuned to drown out unwanted noise

  • Super tiny sleep buds stay comfortably in place all night long, even if you sleep on your side. Includes Stay Hear+ Sleep tips in small, medium and large sizes

  • Rechargeable battery provides up to 16 hours of use for deep, peaceful sleep

  • The Bose Sleep app makes it easy to select your soothing sound, control the volume, set an alarm and choose how long you want your sleep buds to play

  • Compact and convenient storage case keeps your sleep buds safe, charged and ready for next time. Provides one additional charge without having to plug it in

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    • Model:SLEEPBUDS
    • SKU:100296320

    Say goodnight and sweet dreams to snoring, traffic and other distractions that prevent you from getting a good night's sleep

    With comfortable ear tips and soothing sounds, the Bose SLEEPBUDS noise masking sleep buds are engineered to drown out noise so you can fall asleep, stay asleep and wake up refreshed and ready to take on a new day

    The Bose sleepbuds do something that earplugs and sound machines don't: They comfortably seal out noise while delivering sounds that have been optimally tuned to mask those noises that interfere with your sleep

    You might think that sleeping with earbuds can't be comfortable, right? Don't worry-these super tiny and truly wireless sleep buds are built to stay comfortably in place all night long. To fit most ear sizes and shapes, the sleep buds come with three sizes of Stay Hear+ Sleep tips (S/M/L), which are designed with a fin that conforms to the upper ridge of your ear. So even if you sleep on your side or move around, they'll stay put for a good night's rest. The rechargeable battery provides up to 16 hours of use-enough for more than a full night of sleep

    The included charging case stores, protects and charges your sleep buds when not in use. And when unplugged, the case also delivers one additional full charge-perfect for travel

    The Bose Sleep app makes it easy to set up and use your sleep buds. Just download the app, select one of ten preloaded soothing sounds, set your desired volume level and choose how long you want to use your sleep buds for during the night. You can select the same settings every night or experiment with different options to find what works for you. You can even set a wake up alarm that only you will hear, so you don't disturb the person sleeping next to you

    Think you've lost a sleep bud? No problem. Just use the "Find My Buds" feature in the Bose Sleep app to track when and where your sleep buds were last connected to your phone


    How do I know if my device is compatible?

    Your device (smartphone, tablet etc.) must support Bluetooth® Low Energy (also called Bluetooth Smart) to work correctly with the Bose noise-masking sleepbuds. Apple devices with iOS 10 or later are compatible and most devices with Android 5.0 and newer versions support Bluetooth® Low Energy.

    Why does the product use noise masking rather than noise cancellation? How does noise masking differ from noise cancellation?

    Noise cancellation is most effective in environments with lots of low frequency sound (aeroplanes, buses etc.); in Bose Acoustic Noise Cancelling products, it’s combined with passive blocking to achieve good reduction of sound at all frequencies. However, no combination of passive and active technologies that reduce sound entering your ears can make unwanted sound, particularly at voice frequencies, completely inaudible. And, when a sound is bothering you—like your snoring partner keeping you awake—you want it to be inaudible. Noise masking can achieve this.

    Masking works because of the way that different sounds combine in our inner ears; if they have the right match of frequencies and one (the masking sound) is just slightly louder than the other (the disturbing sound), your inner ear and brain cannot detect the disturbing sound. Cancellation creates quiet in our ear canals; masking—in the right conditions—creates quiet in our minds.

    Bose noise-masking sleepbuds combine passive blocking of sleep disturbing sounds with a choice of sounds that are engineered to mask what isn’t blocked by the eartips. The masking and passive blocking work together in synergy, so the masking can be listened to at a quiet level that is soothing and fades from your attention as you drift off to sleep.

    Can I listen to my own music or audio books with Bose noise-masking sleepbuds?

     No. Bose noise-masking sleepbuds were engineered specifically to solve the problem of unwanted noise keeping you from falling asleep and staying asleep. In order to achieve a form factor small enough to be comfortable for sleeping and house batteries that can support sound playback for an entire night, we made the conscious design decision not to stream audio to the sleepbuds. Instead, we store the sound files on each of the sleepbuds and play them back locally, dramatically extending the audio playback time achievable in this tiny form factor.

    Can I upload my own sounds?

     No. All sounds will be provided by Bose so that we can optimise the masking and/or relaxation experience.

    With no user controls on the sleepbuds themselves, how do I control them?

     All user control is done within the Bose Sleep app. This includes the selection of soothing sounds, volume control, setting alarms and managing updates. The sleepbuds will turn on automatically when you remove them from the case. 

    What if I don’t want the masking sounds to play all night?

     Bose noise-masking sleepbuds default to playing the sounds all night. We recommend this setting so that your sleep is protected from noise disturbances throughout the entire night; there are many noise induced “micro awakenings” that can happen over the course of the night that you don’t realise, but they still negatively impact your sleep quality. However, you can choose to schedule a timer if you don’t want soothing sounds to play all night. This timer can be set within the Bose Sleep app and the sound will fade out when the timer ends

    Will I still hear my alarm if my phone battery dies during the night?

     Yes. If your phone battery dies and your phone disconnects from the sleepbuds, they will still play your first scheduled alarm automatically. So, as long as you still have battery life in your sleepbuds, you will still hear a wake up alarm.

    Will I be able to hear smoke alarms, a child crying, intruders etc. while using the product?

    Bose noise-masking sleepbuds are designed to mask unwanted noise and disturbances while you sleep. Because of this, they can affect your ability to hear other sounds, such as alarms, warning systems, people or pets.

    However, to balance the levels of noise masking and awareness you want, you can set an appropriate volume level for your needs within the Bose Sleep app. The volume should be high enough to mask noises that disturb your sleep, but not so high that you can’t confidently be awoken by the sounds you want to hear. If you are still concerned about your ability to hear sounds while wearing the sleepbuds, you may want to take alternative measures, such as relying on a partner, wearing only one of the sleepbuds or scheduling the masking sound timer.

    Can I use just one of the sleepbuds to sleep?

     Yes. You can choose to use just one of the sleepbuds. Simply remove one of the sleepbuds from the case and play a sound

    Are Bose noise-masking sleepbuds able to withstand sweat and/or water in my ears?

     Yes. The sleepbuds are sweat and water resistant. However, the charging case is not designed to be sweat or water resistant because it’s not a wearable product and is designed to reside in a benign environment (e.g. on a bedside table).

    Do Bose noise-masking sleepbuds emit electromagnetic or RF radiation?

    Bose noise-masking sleepbuds achieve ultra low radiation exposure because we do not stream audio or other content throughout the night. Instead, the product plays back audio files that are stored locally. In addition, the sleepbuds use a class III Bluetooth® radio, which has the lowest transmit power among all the Bluetooth® classes. Over an entire night, the sleepbuds emit a fraction of what traditional Bluetooth® headsets emit during a single phone call.

    We are also working on a feature called “phone free mode”, which will allow you to disconnect the sleepbuds from your phone while still accessing limited functionality. Phone free mode is coming soon.

    Are Bose noise-masking sleepbuds a medical product?

    No. Bose noise-masking sleepbuds are a consumer product. As such, they don’t require a prescription or the referral of a doctor to purchase them

    What are the benefits of the silver zinc batteries?

    We recognise that this is a product that you’ll be wearing for extended periods of time while you’re asleep. So we took extra care selecting a battery. Silver zinc batteries use a unique chemistry that self limits power output for greater safety. These batteries have been tested by Underwriters Laboratories (UL) and are certified by UL under the UL2054 Battery Standard

    How is this experience better than with a bedside sound machine or earplugs?

    Bedside sound machines and earplugs are currently the two most common approaches to mitigating night time noise disturbances. However, neither are quite effective enough at blocking common night time noise disturbances, especially when the noise source is a snoring partner right next to your head. In addition, with earplugs, there’s an anxiety that you won’t wake up to your alarm in the morning. Bose noise-masking sleepbuds™ synergistically combine the underlying principles of sound machines and earplugs to give you dramatically superior noise blocking, while simultaneously giving you the confidence that you’ll still be able to wake up to your alarm in the morning.

    How are Bose noise-masking sleepbuds™ different than just using normal earbuds?

    Noise-masking sleepbuds™ were designed from the ground up to do one thing, and that was definitely not to just be another pair of earbuds. We started with the fundamental problem of unwanted noise in the bedroom, and we laser focused our engineering on singularly addressing that problem. This design approach led us to optimise around very different variables than normal earbuds do—most notably in the size of the sleepbuds™ and acoustics.

    As the vast majority of people sleep with their ear pressing into a pillow, designing an in-ear device that is comfortable for side sleepers was of paramount importance—you can see this in how Bose noise-masking sleepbuds™ are dramatically smaller than other wireless earbuds on the market. And our sounds have been carefully engineered to maximise both masking and relaxation, and can be played softly because of the way they’ve been designed to work with the noise reduction of the sleepbuds™ themselves.

    Will long term use of Bose noise-masking sleepbuds™ risk damaging my hearing?

    We’ve limited the maximum sound pressure level (SPL) output of the sleepbuds™ to 70 dBA. This is based on the most conservative reference we are aware of: the World Health Organization’s 1980 “Environmental Health Criteria for Noise”, section 1.1.4. It states that there is “no identifiable risk of hearing damage” in noise levels of less than 75 dBA averaged over 8 hours. Most international standards use the equal-energy rule to adjust the safe exposure time to a noise by doubling it for every 3 dB decrease in level. As such, the 75 dBA for 8 hours equates to 70 dB(A) for a full 24 hours. Read the World Health Organization’s 1980 Environmental Health Criteria for Noise document.

    By comparison, the US Center for Disease Control (CDC) and the National Institute of Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) issued a document in 1998; in Chapter 3, it summarizes studies that show the increased risk of hearing loss after 40 years of exposure to 80 dBA for 8 hours daily (the lowest exposure for which data was provided) at between 0–5%. NIOSH endorsed the 3 dB equal energy rule. This would allow 5 dB more exposure than the WHO guideline does. Read the NIOSH document. Similarly, in the European Union (EU), the Noise at Work Regulations (Directive 2003/10/EC) sets the maximum 8-hour exposure limit at 80 dBA before some type of hearing protection must be provided. Below this limit, there are no limits to exposure. Read the Noise at Work Regulations document.

    What’s the warranty for Bose noise-masking sleepbuds?

    Bose noise-masking sleepbuds are a unique addition to the Bose product lineup. As the first of its kind, we’re providing a warranty that’s tailored specifically for this product. Bose sleepbuds are covered by the Bose Limited Warranty for a period of 2 years.