CozyPhones Sleep Headphones Review

Editor rating

4.5/5 on February 16, 2017 Reviewed by: Peter Alexander

User's rating

1,469 reviews

PROS

  • Comfortable
  • Lightweight
  • Breathable
  • Washable
  • Good noise isolation

CONS

  • Not wireless

VERDICT

If you are a light sleeper or someone who finds regular headphones uncomfortable, then there’s really no question about it—the CozyPhones are the best way how to experience lasting comfort without spending an awful amount of money.

The CozyPhones sleep headphones can help you enjoy a full night of restful sleep as well as provide you with your personal soundtrack while exercising or just relaxing after a hard day at work. All headphones and most earphones are too bulky and uncomfortable to be used as a sleeping aid. When you roll on your side during sleep, they dig deep into your head and cause pain. The CozyPhones are very different, and this review will tell you how.

Build and Design

The first thing most people notice is that the CozyPhones headphones actually don’t look like headphones at all. That’s because the drivers are not fitted inside a plastic or metal housing, but inside an ultra-comfortable Lycra headband. If you don’t know, Lycra is an elastic polyurethane fabric used especially for close-fitting sports clothing. Compared to fleece or wool, Lycra products are very breathable and lightweight.

The CozyPhones can be worn even in hot weather without any discomfort. Whereas a fleece product would definitely be too hot for us, the CozyPhones maintained a pleasant temperature throughout the night. The entire headband is washable—you just first need to remove the pair of speakers from it.

Speaking of the speakers, their slim profile makes them disappear into the headband, making it almost impossible to tell where they are even if you sleep on a side. If you are a light sleeper who gets woken up by the faintest sound, you should try wearing earplugs under the band. The combination of good foam earplugs with the added passive noise isolation of the headband is enough to protect you even from the most terrifying snoozing imaginable.

The only real weakness is the cable. Even though the cable is reinforced and braided, it’s still a cable after all. The last thing you want is to wake up unable to breathe because you’ve somehow managed to wrap it tightly around your neck while you were asleep. There are wireless sleeping headbands out there, but they cost a lot more. And if you don’t move around a lot while you sleep, the CozyPhones and their cable shouldn’t cause you any issues.

Sound Quality

The manufacturer of the CozyPhones understands that DJs and audiophiles will most likely look elsewhere. The target audience are people who will listen to music at low volume while trying to fall asleep. As such, the drivers that go inside the headband don’t need to be exquisitely detailed nor boomy—they just need to sound alright. And that’s exactly what you get. The sound isn’t amazing, but it’s completely up to the task.

The key is to position the drivers exactly over your ears. When you do, you’re going to get the best sound quality possible as well as good amount of passive noise isolation.

What’s in the Box?

Except for 100% money back guarantee, the CozyPhones don’t come with any accessories. But that’s not really a problem—the headband is everything you need.

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