A better solution for unwanted noise

For many, Bose is synonymous with active noise reduction (ANR). Our Acoustic Noise Cancelling technology is found in many of our world-class headphones, like QuietComfort 35 headphones II and QuietControl 30 wireless headphones. However, even when combined with the way earbuds or headphones passively seal off sound from your ear, ANR can’t make unwanted sounds, particularly at voice frequencies, completely inaudible (like your partner snoring right in your ear). So we created a new solution using noise masking, which works because of the way different sound frequencies combine in your inner ears. If the different sounds have the right match of frequencies, and the masking sound is just enough louder than the disturbing sound, your inner ear and brain cannot detect the disturbing sound. It fades from your memory as you drift off to sleep.

Can you add your own sounds or stream music to achieve the same effect? No, but there’s a reason for that. First, streaming audio demands a bigger battery, which means we would need to create much bigger sleepbuds—not a great option when it comes to comfort. Instead, we store the sound files in the sleepbud, which dramatically extends the battery life. The result? Sleepbuds built for all-night comfort and performance. Plus, we’re confident in our technology focus on optimizing the masking and/or relaxation experience. Try them—we’re sure you’ll agree. And we’ll be adding more soothing sounds with future software updates.

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