Under Pillow Speakers vs. Sleep Earphones

Choosing the right audio device for sleep can greatly affect your comfort and the quality of your rest. In this article, we'll compare under pillow speakers, like the Sleepbar, with sleep earphones, exploring the benefits and drawbacks of each to help you decide which might be better suited to your needs.

Overview of Under Pillow Speakers


  • Comfort: Placed under the pillow, these speakers do not disturb your ears, making them ideal for side sleepers or those who find earphones uncomfortable.
  • Ease of Use: Simply set the speaker under your pillow, connect to your audio source, and play. No need to wear anything on your head or ears.
  • Room-Filling Sound: Although the sound is contained mainly under the pillow, it can subtly fill the room without disturbing others much, depending on volume settings.


  • Sound Leakage: If not contained well by the pillow, sound can escape, potentially disturbing a partner.
  • Varying Sound Quality: Depending on the pillow thickness and material, sound quality can be inconsistent.

Overview of Sleep Earphones:


  • Direct Sound Delivery: Earphones provide direct audio to your ears, which can be beneficial for clarity and volume control.
  • Noise Isolation: Many sleep earphones are designed to block out external noises, which is ideal for noisy environments.
  • Portable and Discreet: Easy to carry and use in various settings, such as while traveling.


  • Discomfort: Wearing earphones all night can be uncomfortable, especially for side sleepers.
  • Health Risks: Prolonged use can lead to earwax buildup, ear infections, or even impact hearing if volumes are too high.
  • Low Battery: Earphones require regular cleaning to ensure hygiene and performance.
  • Unreliable: The nightly abuse of being worn for 8 hours can take it's toll on even the best quality sleep earphones, leading them to need replacing frequently.

Why we recommend the Sleepbar?

While both under pillow speakers and sleep earphones have their merits, the SleepBar stands out for several reasons:

  • Bone Conduction Technology: This innovative feature provides clear audio without needing traditional speaker elements, enhancing sound clarity through the pillow.
  • Customizable Sound Settings: Through the Dusker Audio App, users can adjust the equalizer settings to perfect the audio output for their specific needs.
  • No Physical Discomfort: The SleepBar offers a comfortable alternative, avoiding the common pitfalls of ear discomfort associated with in-ear devices.
  • Extended Battery Life: With a longer battery life compared to many sleep earphones, you can enjoy multiple nights of sleep without needing to recharge.

    So what shall i choose?

    Whether you choose under pillow speakers or sleep earphones ultimately depends on your personal preferences, sleeping habits, and environment.
    Under pillow speakers like the Sleepbar offer a combination of comfort, ease of use, and effective sound delivery that makes them a compelling choice for many sleepers. Consider what factors are most important to you in a sleep audio device to make the best choice for your needs.

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