AcousticSheep SleepPhones Classic Sleep Headphones Review

Editor rating

4/5 on January 7, 2016 Reviewed by: Peter Alexander

User’s rating

1,042 reviews


  • Good sound quality
  • Doesn’t require any batteries
  • Very comfortable
  • Eco-friendly manufacturing and materials
  • Easily washable



  • Cables are likely to tangle during sleep


We have to say that the AcousticSheep SleepPhones Classic Sleep Headphones are among some of the best sleeping aids out there. The fabric is comfortable even in warmer climates, and the sound quality is absolutely satisfying. The main advantage of the Classic model is the fact that it doesn’t require any batteries, unlike the Wireless model, which runs on a built-in rechargeable cell. The extra cable that comes out of the headband could theoretically tangle during sleep, but it works just fine in practice.

The AcousticSheep SleepPhones Classic are an innovative approach on how to make comfortable sleep headphones. Traditionally, headphones for sleeping are very dependent on head size and shape. This can easily result in many issues with comfort and sound quality. The SleepPhones use headband-like construction to completely eliminate this issue and provide a great fit for virtually everyone.

Design and build

The AcousticSheep SleepPhones Classic Sleep Headphones are very similar to other models in the series. They use a regular 3.5mm audio jack to connect to your audio source of choice, and, as such, don’t require any batteries at all. Additionally, the Classic version will work with any audio device that outputs sound using 3.5mm audio connector. The Wireless version requires Bluetooth-enabled smartphone or tablet. The downside is the fact that the cable can tangle during the night. You have to make sure that your smartphone isn’t just lying on the night stand, as it could easily fall down if you would tug on the cable during sleep.

The built-in speakers are easily removable, and the headband then becomes machine washable. The fabric used to make the headband is cool, soft, lightweight and stretchy. It performs well even during hot summer nights.

Sound quality

The included removable speakers manage to provide a surprisingly good audio quality and noise isolation. AcousticSheep uses the same speakers across their model range, and they provide with a pleasant, natural sound reproduction.

Of course, you cannot expect truly high-end audio quality. These headphones were designed for quieter audio playback with less emphasis on clarity and detail. When paired with an audiobook, these headphones really start to shine. Their non-fatiguing nature makes them very easy to listen to for long hours on end. Simply put them on when you go to bed, close your eyes, and relax.

What is in the box?

Just like another version of AcousticSheep SleepPhone, the Classic version also comes without any accessories.