Who likes the whispering and tingling sensations induced by ASMR?!
Well, I do.
ASMR, the history of which goes back to more than a decade now, has gathered quite an attention in recent years. It all started in 2007 on a health forum; a user explaining his experience of having somewhat a euphoric feeling by listening to a song or watching a scene.
As more and more people became aware of it, they started watching and creating ASMR videos. Furthermore, the hunt for finding the Best Earbuds for ASMR started. At EZ ASMR, we strive to find the best possible products for you to further enhance your ASMR experience
We have already reviewed Best Headphones for ASMR and now we are going to enlist some of the high-quality ASMR Earbuds.
We have also provided a Buyer’s Guide below, after reading which you will be capable to know what to look for before buying ASMR Earphones, and will certainly help you in making an informed decision.
For those who are in a hurry…
We have got you covered. Take a look at our comparison table for ASMR Tingle-inducing Earbuds right below!
Best ASMR Earbuds 2020 Comparison Table
Why do you need the Best Earbuds for ASMR?
Popular ASMR Artists use some of the top-notch high-quality ASMR Microphones and Cameras to record their videos. To do justice with that audio quality, you got to have the best pair of earbuds or headphones at your disposal!
Buyer’s Guide – Factors to Consider Before Buying ASMR Earbuds
ASMR and Sleeping go hand in hand.
Most of the buyers buy earphones or earbuds for listening to ASMR at night to help them sleep.
Most of them have insomnia, sleeplessness, while some of them are just tired of their snoring partner.
We have considered it all before reviewing our products and making this guide. This guide will surely ease you out in making your purchase.
Let’s get started!
As you are well aware of the saying that
“Money is everything”,
well, the same is the case here.
You have to have a budget in mind. This will save you a lot of time and will surely help you in deciding quickly. Big brands like BOSE, Sony earbuds are of high-quality but their price is also on the higher side. However, there are still other brands that you can find providing the somewhat same quality at a much lower price. You need to watch out for those if you are low on budget.
We have also tried to mention the products below considering all price ranges. I hope that you will find the one within your price range.
Comfort is the first thing that comes to mind considering ASMR or Sleeping. There are many headphones designs out there the two of which have been explained and reviewed in our Best ASMR Headphones article. Those were Headband headphones and Over-ear headphones.
It depends on you which design do you like the most. Here we will discuss some In-ear Headphones and those earbuds that fit around one’s ears.
The sound quality of In-Ear Headphones aka Earbuds are more than just average. But due to their snug-fit design, some people don’t usually like it.
The sound quality of different earbuds vary.
The math is simple.The higher the price of the earbuds; the greater the life, durability, comfort, and quality will be.
However, the weight of almost all earbuds is minimal but still, you can have certain reservations on that. Usually, the over-ear headphones weigh more than a pound while earbuds weigh only up to 6-8 ounce. You have to keep that in mind.
Wired or Wireless
Earbuds come in Wired as well as Wireless form. It is important to ask yourself whether you are going to use these earbuds at night or some other night. Because if you are going to use them at night then Wireless ASMR Earbuds is your best bet. Using Wired Earphones might cause strangulation. It is up to your use and your way of sleeping that will certainly help you in deciding the best.
One more thing to think about is the price. Most of the high-quality Wireless ASMR Earbuds are costly than their wired counterparts. So there’s that.
Battery Timing OR Cord Length
If you have decided to go for wireless earbuds, you might want to check out its battery timing as well. Most of the high-quality earbuds have their battery time lasting up to 20 hours.
For those who wants to buy a wired pair, wire length is important. Well, most earbuds have sufficiently long wire and this is not a problem. But if you want to use it for listening to ASMR at night, you better check out cord length as well.
Best Earbuds for ASMR 2020 Recommendations
1- BOSE QuietComfort 20 Acoustic – Comfortable In-Ear Headphone for ASMR
BOSE has become a synonym of quality in the audio industry especially in making speakers as well as headphones.
Their state-of-the-art inventions have made a huge impact in the audio business. Similar is the case with their QuietComfort 20.
Although, the earphones may look pretty small, believe you me their quality is UNMATCHED.
BOSE QC20 provides all the things necessary for a good pair of ASMR earbuds.
The noise-cancelling technology reduces the outdoor unwanted noise, their StayHear+ tips enhance the comfort and provide stability. The battery lasts up to 16 hours with 2 hours of charge time. There are undoubtedly one of the best noise-cancelling earbuds available in the market!
QC20 provides phenomenal sound quality and a sense of deep bass which adds to one’s ASMR experience greatly.
Once you switch on the NC mode, everything else goes in silent mode and you can enjoy your music without any interrupts.
As the name suggests, BOSE QuietComfort 20 is really “quiet” and “comfortable” than most of the other earbuds out there. Once you add a touch of noise-cancellation; things go just as you would like them to be. These are probably the best in-ear noise-cancelling headphones for both sleeping and ASMR.
Shure SE215 comes in both wireless and wired. We are going to review the wireless version here to give you a set of diversified options. You can check out the wired option here.
Shure SE215 are sound-isolating earbuds which function in a slightly different manner than the noise-cancellation technology. However, the aim of both technologies is to reduce unwanted outside noise.
SE215 are light-weight, comfortable with the nozzles specifically designed to rest comfortably on the ears. It features BlueTooth 4.1 compatibility and connects seamlessly with other gadgets.
The battery lasts up to 8-10 hours, long enough to last the night.
In short, Shure SE215 is ‘surely’ (get it?) the best pair of noise-isolating earbuds out there for ASMR and they will surely enhance your tingling experience.
If you don’t like the design of in-ear headphones, then worry not. Panasonic with its RPHS46EW Earhook Earbuds has got you covered.
The ear hook design makes this pair extremely comfortable. In fact, these are worth buying for those people who tend to sleep on one side. The Earhooks provides great cushioning for your ears to rest the whole night without getting painful.
This is the main reason which makes them quite useful for listening to ASMR overnight.
RPHS46EW are quite cheap headphones in terms of price and they may not last long for you. The build quality is not so great.
But if you are looking for a comfortable pair of earbuds to use for 3-4 months, then you are good to go for these. The price is just under $15. You can’t get anything better and more comfortable than this in such a short price range.
It wouldn’t be wrong to say that Maxrock Soft Silicone is the best earbuds out there for side-sleepers and those who are tired of their snoring partner.
These earbuds are tailor-made for listening to white-noise or other ASMR audio as they provide phenomenal comfort. The interior is made of squishy silicone and you can sleep on one side at night without worrying about your ear getting sore.
Another great feature is that they are noise-isolating earbuds, perfectly made to block out unwanted background noises like snoring or TV sound.
As far as their sound quality is concerned, it features a 5mm flat speaker that lacks bass but works pretty well for most tingling and whispering videos.
All in all, considering such a short price point, the earbuds deliver outstanding comfort and high-quality sound making them a go-to choice for those looking for cheap earbuds for ASMR.
5- ATECH Ultra-Flexible ASMR Earbuds
ATECH Sleeping and ASMR Earbuds are ultra-flexible and are also made up of silicone.
It offers a great deal of noise-cancellation considering their price point. Another good thing about ATECH Earbuds is that it also features a built-in microphone, which can come pretty handy sometimes.
They are light-weight and comfy, offering a snug-fit design so you can use these for straight long 8 hours without getting your ear sore. They are designed to fit even for small ears, and for side sleepers.
Offer great sound quality and clarity, which is quite needed for whispering ASMR to take effect on you. You can also use these for listening to White-noise or some podcasts at night.
In short, this pair of earbuds by ATECH excels in comfort and sound clarity department.
I mean, for a price range of just under $10, What more do you expect?!
LetsFit with its Wireless Earbuds offers some pretty handy features.
First of all, it features a 3D Bass through which you can appreciate even the tiniest details of an ASMR video. Moreover, its 5.8mm dynamic speakers deliver high-quality sound thus enhancing the audio details.
It features BlueTooth 5.0 having the capability to automatically connect to your last paired device.
If you are the one who sweats a lot while sleeping at night, LetsFit offers IPX5 water resistance which protects from water jets in any direction.
You can also use these earbuds for the gym.
One thing I really liked about LetsFit is their light-weight and ergonomic fit. They rest quite comfortably on your ears and you can wear them for hours and hours without having the slightest of pain.
This combined with their battery time and 3D Bass feature makes them quite useful earbuds for listening to ASMR.
1MORE Stylish True Wireless Earbuds feature soft silicone ear tips and hooks.
However, 1MORE has not exclusively marked it as noise-isolating earbuds, yet it still boasts that they are capable of blocking out mild outside noise.
The earbuds come with 3 different sizes of ear tips, so you can choose which fits the best in your ears.
The battery life is also fairly good if not the best, providing 6-7 hours of non-stop playtime. I think it is pretty much enough if you are just going to use it to listen to ASMR at night.
However, its battery life is pretty short as compared to BOSE QC20 or other earbuds but it ekes out by including the battery case which is capable of charging the earbuds three times. Another great feature is a fast charge, capable of charging the earbuds to last 3 hours on 15 minutes charge.
The sound quality from the titanium-made diaphragm and 7mm speakers is phenomenal. The ear tips are comfortable as well. In short, it is surely one of the Best Earbuds for ASMR.
Conclusively, I would like to add that if you have deep pockets you are good to go with the BOSE QC20. They surely provide phenomenal comfort and outstanding noise-cancellation, both of these features enhance your ASMR experience for sure.
However, if you are short on budget you may as well consider Panasonic RPHS46EW. They provide exceptional comfort and won’t hurt your ears.
Which type of earbuds do you like for ASMR? Drop your suggestions or comments in the comment section below.