Okay, so I have been MIA from blogging for over a month.. I’ve been so busy moving and getting settled into my new place that I’ve only had time for small “blogging” on Instagram and Facebook. I’ve been meaning to share with you all these Noise Cancelling Earbuds from QuietOn for way over a month, but I’m glad I didn’t because now I have an even better review of them from getting the chance to use them for longer.
If you’re not aware, the one major thing that gives me anxiety in life is sounds – weird, I KNOW. I have misophonia, which is a sound disorder; basically, a fear/hatred of sounds. Knowing that I will have to sleep in the same room as someone else gives me anxiety because I cannot deal with loud breathing, snoring.. anything! This is the biggest challenge I thought I’d have to face when moving in with Josh, but luckily for me, QuietOn had reached out and wanted me to review their Noise Cancelling Earbuds. I don’t think I replied to an e-mail so fast!
I’ll be honest, it’s been about 2 weeks since we’ve moved in and my sleep has been horrible. Getting used to sleeping with someone in the same room and then having to listen to them is not my favourite. I think it’s going to take a lot of getting used to. QuietOn’s Noise Cancelling Earbuds are the world’s smallest in it’s kind, and helps cancel out low frequency sounds such as snoring and ambient noises. Because I have misophonia, I am very sensitive to sound; it gives me such bad anxiety that I purposely listen for sounds and can pick up on them quick. So even with earplugs or white noise, I can still hear loud breathing/snoring.
The earbuds from QuietOn need to be charged so the noise cancelling feature is active when worn. There is also a button on the side of each earplug to switch from silence to hearing mode – which I didn’t think would be useful because I want them to mask ALL noise.. but then it proved to be useful when Josh starts talking to me and I don’t want to take the earplugs in and out. For the two weeks at our house, my sleep was horrible – mostly because I’m sleeping on a new bed, not used to sleeping beside someone, and I’m in a new house (with a lot on my mind). I tried regular earplugs, the QuietOn earbuds, and white noise. I would say the QuietOn earbuds are better than regular earplugs. It takes some getting used to because they’re bigger than normal earplugs and might be uncomfortable at first, but they fit easily into the ear and the comfort tip are very comfortable.
I will admit, because of my misophonia, I can pick up on sounds easier – so even with the QuietOn earbuds, I did find I could at times hear Josh’s loud breathing/snoring (but it was very muted). So this is when the white noise comes in – just to drown out the excess sounds. But overall – I definitely reach for my QuietOn earbuds every night and I’m really glad I have them! I would recommend them, but will warn that they do need getting used to because of the plastic piece that houses the noise cancelling features and batteries.