Tuesday, July 14, 2020

QuietOn Sleep Earbuds Review | Noise-Canceling Earplugs

Noise-Canceling Earplugs

I've been doing something truly unbelievable for the past few days. I have been waking up at FIVE O'CLOCK IN THE MORNING... albeit against my will.

Just joking, I have volunteered to drive Joseph to the hospital for his surgery rotations, which calls for a 5:30 a.m. start time. Toronto's public transit isn't operating at that hour of the day, so M-UBER it is!

Going to sleep has never been my strength. It's quite common to find me pitter-pattering around at 2 a.m. since I'm a true night owl - and have been since birth, according to my mom. "You've always had your days and nights mixed up!", she'll say.

I am quite fond of a regular work routine though, so sleep is crucial. I love earplugs to help me calm down and relax before falling asleep, so when I heard (or didn't? ;) about QuietOn, I was intrigued. I was actually close to buying the Bose SleepBuds last year, but decided against it since for $350+ they didn't function as real headphones - they only block out noise and can play a series of ~7 pre-downloaded white noise sounds. The more approachable price of $249 for the QuietOn earbuds encouraged me to try them out.

Quiet On Review

PRODUCT DETAILS

QuietOn Sleep earbuds effectively cancel snoring, traffic noise or other ambient sound. They provide you the quieter environment to sleep, focus and feel better. Take action now and make a positive impact on your wellbeing and managing your everyday life! Sleep better, feel better, focus better. 
  • 20 hours of battery life per single charge 
  • 3 eartips (S, M, L sizes)
  • Charging case and cable (but no USB adapter)
  • 1 – 3 business day shipping worldwide. 14 day money back guarantee. 1 year international warranty.

Sleep Earbuds Review

FIT AND PERFORMANCE

I have very small ears so I automatically swapped the ear tips for size small. They fit well into my ear canal, but remember that it is crucial to twist the buds correctly, as demonstrated above.

I find that the QuietOn can become uncomfortable throughout the night, since I am a side sleeper with very small ears and I use relatively hard pillows. They are made of hard plastic (plus the foam nib) so any pressing on my ear cartilage can be disruptive. Even earrings or firm earplugs can bother me!

Overall they feel like a regular earplug in the ear and can be wiped down gently if they get dusty or dirty. I really like the little holding/charging case and could definitely use these for air travel, working in a busy café, drowning out noise at work, etc. That's where the microphone button comes in handy - this feature allows you to hear sounds around you without needing to remove the buds - it is similar to the "transparency" feature on noise-cancelling headphones. Although I don't personally have snorers to worry about, these would be perfect for bringing to hotels since you never know what noisy air conditioning or neighbours you're going to have.

One flaw is the fact that you don't really know if the buds are fully charged, or have no battery. I guess you could try pressing the microphone button and if it doesn't work, you know they're dead. 

THE VERDICT: ARE THEY WORTH IT?

Considering how I haven't come across any other comparable option to these, yes the QuietOn Noise-Cancelling Earbuds work and could definitely be a great option for those who need a more peaceful sleep or work environment. Although I do wish they also functioned as headphones, I can imagine that it probably is not good to sleep in a bluetooth device as it's sending signals through your head. Do you also like sleeping in earplugs?

Visit QuietOn here for more details on the sleep products they create.

xx

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