Sunday, February 13, 2011

Audio Equipment






Audio equipment is a big factor in having a successful binaural beat experience. A good quality headphone is required if you wish to have any results at all. Don't expect to put on your iPod earbuds and experience anything at all besides a nasty head ache.

The actual binaural beat that you hear is produced by your brain. Therefore, a super expensive pair of headphones is not required to hear these. What is important is that you are able to distinguish the direction of the sound. Two slightly different frequencies will be played on either side of your head to produce the wobbling sound of the binaural beat.

When you are looking for a pair of headphones to buy, there are a few things you should consider. The most important factor in your purchase should be how comfortable they are. Most binuaral tracks range from 30-60 minutes a piece. So find a headphone that won't bother you for extended periods of time. If you have  uncomfortable headphones, your brain will be distracted by the pain of wearing them. Therefore, your less likely to have any results.

The second factor in your purchase should be mobility. Lying down on your bed while listening to binaural beats is one of the best ways to see results. This means you will either need an mp3 player with your binaural tracks loaded on to it, or a long enough cord to plug in to your laptop or computer. Many electronic stores sell headphone jack extenders which can help out in this situation.

Some other features you want to look for are the weight of the headphones, noise canceling, wrap around headphones, and anything else that will interest you. None of this is required, but it definitely won't hurt your chances of a successful binaural beat experience.

I am currently using the Equation Audio RP-21 headphones for my binaural beat sessions. They are a very nice quality for the price. They can be seen pictured above.


Note - This post only applies to binaural beats. Isochronic beats do not require the use of headphones.

16 comments:

Ajora said...

I have etymotics ER4P, the clarity on these earphones are stunning. I recommend these to anyone who is willing to shell out a lot more cash for quality earphones!

Ajora said...

Oh yeah, and thanks for the great piece of information for binaural beats!

AuditorAwakening said...

No problem at all. Thanks for the headphone recommendation as well.

Kazarak said...

Any good recommendations for a $50 price range? I know its not a whole lot so something comfortable with reasonable sound is good for me.

AuditorAwakening said...

From what I've read, the Sennheiser HD202 seem like they might be what you're looking for.

Or for about $20 more you can get the Equation Audio RP-21s that I have.

Bulk Up Baba said...

I am looking for a headphone fairly cheap .
Like maybe 100 dollar maximum .

Can you recommend me something ?

Exrodge said...

very Very informative post!

Patwa said...

thanks for info.

AuditorAwakening said...

@ Bulk Up Baba -

I would recommend the Sennheiser HD 448 for your price range. They are one of the best headphones you can get for under $100. Take a look at some reviews and you'll see how much praise they get.

Daan said...

Audio equipment is the most essential part of binaural beat listening! I use sennheiser in-ear headphones, those are comfortable when I'm going to sleep, and the soundquality is great.

Bring_Napkins said...

Thanks for the tips buddy, I'm stuck with some crappy Logitech headphones but when I get more money I definitely plan on shopping for some real quality headphones. The ones you posted look pretty sweet.

Mr Quimper said...

I really need to upgrade to some better headphones.

MichellAnderson said...

Nice post, keep up the nice work!

metalpark_73192 said...

thanks for the info! might get these!

FlyinFish said...

Thats interesting information. Kinda made me rethink about just buying any pair of headphones off the shelf now.

Ashton Chase said...

Good read, I really like my sennheisers open ear headphones.

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