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What are the best headphones for Binaural Beats?
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A frequent questions asked is what headphones are best to use when listening to binaural beats. There is a common misconception that normal everyday headphones might not be able to play the ultra low frequencies of binaural beats. Most headphones are listed as having a low end frequency response of 15Hz. – 20Hz and the lowest frequencies perceivable to human hearing is between 20Hz – 30Hz. So just how is it possible to listen to a 3.5Hz delta binaural beat?
Binaural Beats are created by playing two separate audible (above 3Hhz) frequencies into each separate ear while wearing headphones. It is the difference between the two frequencies that create the binaural beat. For example a 3.5Hz binaural beat could play 100Hz in the left ear and 103.5Hz in the right ear. This difference of frequencies creates a “wub” or “beat” sound that is generated in the brain. The effect works sort of like a tuning fork to align your brain with the desired frequencies.
For this reason almost ANY pair of headphones or earbuds can be used effectively for binaural beats. Although it is not necessary to run out and buy the fanciest pair of headphones on the market, better quality headphones do have their advantages. Below I suggest some tried and true quality choices for high quality headphones to use for both binaural beats and every day listening. All reviews are of over-ear headphones as I find these to be much more comfortable for listening then earbuds.
The ATH-M50x has been my personal use headphones for the last 2 years. They offer incredible sound and comfort. I use these headphones for both producing audio and for listening to binaural beats and other music. The comfort of these headphones really stands apart from any other headphones I have tried in the past. This is important for listening to binaural beats, especially if trying to fall asleep with sleep audios. I have been able to fall asleep with these on several times, and typically I awake to find I have unconsciously removed them sometime during my slumber. Here are some specs from Amazon:
- Critically acclaimed sonic performance praised by top audio engineers and pro audio reviewers
- Proprietary 45 mm large-aperture drivers with rare earth magnets and copper-clad aluminum wire voice coils
- Exceptional clarity throughout an extended frequency range, with deep, accurate bass response Circumaural design contours around the ears for excellent sound isolation in loud environments
- 90 Degree swiveling earcups for easy, one-ear monitoring, professional-grade earpad and headband material delivers more durability and comfort. Detachable cable
- Professional grade studio monitor headphones
If you are looking for a top notch pair of professional headphones you will be very happy with the Audio-Technica ATH M50x.
Before upgrading to Audio-Technica M50x headphones I use now, The Audio-Technica M20x was my go to set of headphones. In fact the only reason I upgraded was because I lost these ones! These headphones have great sound quality and are very comfortable and definitely my top choice for the $50 price point.
(I am no way affiliated with Audio-Technica, I simply have been happy with their products as a consumer)
Worth a Look
I have not personally tried these headphones and cannot give any direct feedback, however the Sony MDR7506 headphones have thousands of 5 star reviews on Amazon and are definitely worth a try. They also boast a low end frequency response of 10Hz which is lower then most headphones.
The Samson SR350 is another model I have not personal tried, but is highly reviewed on amazon. For the budget friendly price range under $20 they seem to be a good choice for comfort and sound quality.
Use the comments below to let us know what headphones you love to use while listening to binaural beats and what you think of the headphones we highlighted in this article.
Love Harmony Binaural Beats Review:
Base Frequency: 221.23Hz
Binaural Frequency: 10.5Hz
Free Binaural Beats is in the process of launching a new product line of “frequency crystals”. These crystals are hand selected by Yours Truly and treated with an isochronic sound bath to amplify their healing effects. The first crystal I am offering is a small rose quartz pyramid. I choose this specific frequency combination due to the associated effects of love and harmony. This frequency combination is available as a free download and are also the frequencies used to treat the rose quartz pyramid.
I had a good opportunity to work with both the frequency on several occasions as well as with the pyramid crystal. My initial observation after listening to the audio was that it seemed life as a whole was going more gently for me. I had experiences that felt like were direct results of the audio and crystal. It seemed to achieve harmony by ensuring my environment was one of harmony. If I were to be entering a situation where others were not in harmony with my vibration they would simply slip away from the scene without much notice.
The day of this writing I was asked by a friend to do healing for his friends dog “Patches” that was very sick. I am trained in reiki as well as other energy healing methods, however felt guided in this instance to let go of any pre conceived learnings and to simply let the energy of love guide the session. I then put on my headphones and began listening to the love harmony binaural beat. I was then guided to set the rose quartz pyramid as well as an amethyst pyramid on both sides of an image of the dog. I then placed my hands palms facing inwards towards the crystals and image.
I am someone who has explored several different alternative healing modalities and mostly have adapted to my own guidance. However “Feeling” the energy in my hands is something that I have never been very sensitive to. I have many friends who feel energy in their palms when doing reiki or working with crystals, however this has not been a common part of my experience.
This session for Patches was different then anything I have experienced before. For the first time ever I can say with confidence I felt very strong buzzing vibrations in my palms and fingertips while holding the intention of sending love and healing to Patches. I look forward to hearing an update on Patches from my friend.
Have a listen to the Love Harmony Binaural Beat for yourself and let me know your thoughts! We would love to hear your experiences. Let us know what you think of this audio in the comments below.
Welcome to the Binaural Beat reviews. My name is Eric, as some of you may know I am the creator of the Free Binaural Beats website and audios. When I first began this website and creating binaural beats I was eager to share all the positive benefits of this audio technology with everyone. I created several audio downloads in a short amount of time and after a short while burnt myself out on the process.
I have found a renewed passion for working with binaural beats and alternative healing therapies, and this time I am taking a new approach. I will be utilizing a more interactive approach with the newest audio releases.
A NEW FREQUENCY LIST
We have a Frequency List on our website that we shared from lunarsight.com that compiled a large list of frequencies and their associated effects. This list is largely used by myself and other binaural beat creators as a guide for creating binaural beats that target specific desired outcomes. After spending several years and countless sessions listening to binaural beats based on this frequency list, I feel very confident that the list is a very accurate guide and great place to start when working with frequencies.
That being said, I have always thought it would be a neat experiment to work on creating my own frequency list. The idea is that I will create new binaural beats and release them on the Free Binaural Beats website. I will experiment with this frequency through several sessions and create a blog post sharing my own experiences with that particular frequency. My hope is to be as open minded as possible and to simply report my personal experiences with the audios I create.
I look forward to sharing the new audios and experiences with you.
With love and gratitude,
Thanks for visiting Free-Binaural-Beats.com, your source for High Quality Free Binaural Beat Downloads. If you have been to our site before you might notice things looking a little different around here.
Free Binaural Beats has been sharing High Quality Binaural Beat downloads for over 6 years and over that time it has gone through a lot of changes. The website originally began as a project by yours truly – web designer and binaural beat enthusiast Eric Bartel.
While working a demanding job as the Executive Chef and General Manager of a steakhouse in Idaho, I discovered the simple yet amazing benefits of binaural beats. The long hours and stress of the job led to overwhelming insomnia that allowed me just a few short hours of sleep every night.
I was not interested in taking sleep medication but was in need of rest. I had done a little research on binaural beats in the past and decided they were worth trying out. I found a reputable online vendor and decided to give an audio for sleep a try. I was surprised and grateful to awaken the next day to the first full night of sleep I had gotten in years.
At this time Binaural Beats were not yet popular on YouTube and the most common way to get a good binaural beat audio was to buy one online. Unfortunately many of the audio products available were very expensive and out of reach for anyone on a limited budget. Having a background in music and understanding how binaural beats were created, I decided I could create a collection of high quality binaural beats available for everyone to use for free. Free-Binaural-Beats.com is the result of many years of work dedicated to sharing binaural beats with everyone!
The new website design might seem a bit confusing to someone who has visited before. All of the audio downloads are still available completely free! I have changed the design to a “name your price” set up where the visitor has to add the audios to their shopping cart and check out to receive the downloads. This helps me know what audios our visitors are listening to most. The suggested price for the audio downloads is $5 – to get the download for free simply change the price to $0 and add the audio to your cart. Then go through the simple checkout process and your downloads should be available.
Thank you to everyone who has supported this website. I hope you like the new design. I want to interact more directly with visitors here and will be asking for your feedback as time goes on over new additions to the site as well as taking request for new audios. I wish you all the very best!
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