People who have trouble sleeping look for solutions in many areas. With its stereo electroacoustic transducers, Soft-Tones personal pillow-top speakers by RESPeRATE Inc., part of 2breathe Technologies Ltd., can provide one option. Two key aspects are sound quality and comfort.
Sound Quality & Functionality
Perfect for those who want to have exclusive music/sound, audiobook and even a tutorial source without disturbing a partner or others, the pillow speakers work by simply connecting them to an iPhone, Android phone or other similar electronic device with stored content.
The quality of sound is excellent and the sound level is easily adjusted in the sleep position through an in-line volume control. The pillow shape allows the speakers to contour closer to the user’s head, to enhance the personal level of the solution.
For a variety of soothing sound options, there are many, perhaps hundreds of sleep help apps to provide relaxing sound input other than music.
With its convenient size, the Soft-Tones pillow speakers fit easily under the case of and average pillow and can provide neck support. The comfort level depends upon the type of pillow. Since the stereo speakers are embedded in an ergonomically shaped memory foam, use with formed, ergonomic pillows may be difficult.
Putting the speakers under a thin pillow may be an option for those who find the form factor too small or too firm. While the speakers are intended for use above the pillow so the sound is not muffled, if the sound is white noise or other sleep inducing type of sound, an additional layer can offer a sound quality-comfort compromise.
The system also works very well in high back rocker/recliner providing high quality music as well as neck support like the pillows used on long airplane flights.
Overall, the Soft-Tones pillow speakers provide a good solution to eliminate wired or wireless headphones and increase the amount of restful sleep for the user without disturbing others.