It’s such an exhausting cliché to say that Bluetooth speakers produce amazing sound for their size that I’ve tried to avoid using that phrase in speaker reviews over the years. And yet, here I find myself thinking just about a set of wireless earbuds (pressured to say no). So while 1More’s Comphobuds Jade can help you fall asleep, what makes them extraordinary is their ability [gulp] To produce amazing sound for their size.
they are small
It’s great to compare the ComfoBuds Z with other similarly styled true wireless stereo (TWS) stemless earbuds. They are significantly smaller and thinner than other music-playing buds. Each of them weighs less than 3 grams. And those factors, combined with their sleek, teardrop-shaped bodies, make them—just like their name—very comfortable in the ear. In fact, I even gave them to my 4-year-old son one night when (despite the usual melatonin gummy) he was having a hard time sleeping. Not only did they cure him, but they stayed till morning. As both a side and stomach sleeper I know from my experience that despite the small nature of the Comfobuds, they stay engaged throughout the night and when wearing them normally.
The 1More Music app (available for Android and iOS) feels like a first-generation effort, but it manages to do a decent job. Most importantly, it allows you to choose from 30 soothing sounds to load your six favorites onto the earbuds. Most of the sounds are related to water (various types of rain, currents, etc.) and wind. But I also found a few—like fields, medium fires, and volcanoes—that took me away from weather-friendly paths to resting places. Although it took me a few tries to get it to work, once I did, it took about a minute and a half for each sound to load onto the buds. And having the option of six sounds sounds like a good variety, since the buds don’t have touch controls – and therefore require your phone and/or an app to play the sounds – I’m not sure why. Must load sounds instead of just streaming them.
In any case, the other two big features of the app are the EQ settings and the timer. I was able to recognize a slight difference between the music and the soothing EQ presets when playing music, but it wasn’t pronounced enough for me to think it deserved to be there or to refer to on a regular basis. However, the timers were good. They go in half-hour increments for 30 to 150 minutes. Unlike Cocoon Tech nightbudsOf course, the ComfoBuds won’t turn off automatically by intelligently detecting that you’ve nodded, but it’s still nice to be able to set a fixed timer.
The app also reports each earbud’s battery level, indicates whether they’re connected to the app and provides a very brief guide to the product. By the way, just to clarify, you need the app to activate 1More’s library of soothing sounds, but you’ll also need to use the app to listen to other relaxing sounds outside of its app or listen to whatever tunes you want. is not needed. You can simply activate Bluetooth on your phone, put the earbuds in your ears, and press play in your desired streaming music, video, or podcast app.
amazing sound quality
I wasn’t surprised at all that the ComfoBuds Z sounds great. But I hadn’t guessed from Rich Bass that I was listening to a balanced armature driver. Part of this had to do with my 1More’s well-established experience triple driver earphones, one of my favorite, if not my top picks, for best wired in-ear headphones under $100. Based on my history with them, I just assumed that these little white wireless buds contained a hybrid array of both a dynamic driver, which produced the low and balanced armature drivers, which used the mid and high power. produces. But no, it was just a balanced array driver completing beautifully detailed, dulcet tones. In fact, these stellar ComfoBuds are primarily music-powered wireless earphones that just happen to be minuscule sleep assistants, rather than the other way around.
They ain’t for talkin’
Because the Comfobuds play music like other earbuds, you can expect to be able to talk to them. And while, technically, you could talk in your sleep, the only one who would hear you would be the person next to you (who probably wants a pair of these too). But since the earbuds lack a microphone, that means they can only offer passive (not active) noise cancellation. However, in my real-world tests next to a snorer who would remain peacefully anonymous, even while not playing sounds and essentially only using them as fancy earplugs, I found That the Comphobuds Z did a great job and actually helped me sleep more easily without them.
Should you buy another ComfoBuds Z?
These are definitely not the first earbuds that claim to help you sleep. In addition to those already mentioned, Bose’s Sleepbuds II—which costs two and a half times more than the ComfoBuds Z—also plays curated content from an app, but can’t play your music. cool 3 Equally expensive, are incredibly small and play no sound, but do an excellent job of blocking out unwanted chatter with superior active noise cancellation. and the least expensive option, Loops by Longshot any electronic earplugs, are super comfortable and passively block out noise well, but they do just that. Suffice it to say, I’m not aware of a smaller, more comfortable, or affordable option than the Comfobuds Z that blocks out noise and plays music too. So if you’re looking for earbuds that both crank up the tunes and help you catch the Z, you’re going to want these.
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