Has anyone tried the binaural beats?

 Alex Eastman (@alex) 10 years, 9 months ago

I have tried tons of them from different companies and downloads, but I can’t seem to get the effects described by I-doser.

Has anyone else done these, and if so, what are your experiences with them?

January 20, 2011 at 2:33 am
Big Mike (0) (@wizzy) 10 years, 9 months ago ago

I use the Lucid Dreaming tone from Iso-tones.com to fall asleep almost every night. What effects are you looking for?

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Martijn Schirp (112,780)A (@martijn) 10 years, 9 months ago ago

I heard the effect depends alot on what kind of audio system you use, is there any scientific literature on this?

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Alex Eastman (71) (@alex) 10 years, 9 months ago ago

well big mike, i was hoping for the effects described by idoser.com, but i think they might make that stuff up and post fake comments to make themselves look better than they are. I have torrented (shhhh) some of those dose files and haven’t gotten the results described. I also used the lucid dream, but from idoser and it did some weird things.. lol.

and Martijn, there is some out there.
http://www.i-dose.us/
http://skeptoid.com/episodes/4147
http://www.idoser.com

The i-dose.us is a binaural beat company, so expect some bias, but the skeptoid is probably your best bet. Also, idoser.com is the one I have got the binaural beats for, and what they claim just seems too good to be true, and probably is.
Other than those websites, your best bet is to just google search and click on random things.

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Jordan Lejuwaan (23,445)A (@jordan) 10 years, 9 months ago ago

What kind of headphones are you using Alex?

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Alex Eastman (71) (@alex) 10 years, 9 months ago ago

Philips SHE6000 In-earphones.

http://www.buy.com/prod/philips-she6000-earphone-stereo-black-mini-phone-wired-12-hz-22-khz/q/loc/111/215781574.html

This website has the tech specs if thats what you need.

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Alex Eastman (71) (@alex) 10 years, 9 months ago ago

Thanks Peter. I kind of expected that though, haha.

I haven’t had any effects other than they do tend to make you relaxed… And one time when i was listening to the lucid dream dose, i lost feeling to my hands, which was odd…

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Jordan Lejuwaan (23,445)A (@jordan) 10 years, 9 months ago ago

I’m with Peter on this one –I personally haven’t had any success with them but I know people that have. If you want to be sure you should get some over-ear headphones that cost at least $50. That way you know you’re hearing every frequency that you’re supposed to be hearing and it will be all-encompassing.

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Jordan Lejuwaan (23,445)A (@jordan) 10 years, 9 months ago ago

@alex if you’re looking for some trippy stuff, I think your best best is to lie down when you’re fully awake and concentrate on not dozing off. If you stay perfectly still for 20-30 minutes, your body will eventually start vibrating like crazy and you’ll drift in and out of vivid, uncontrollable day-dreams. It’s the first step to astral projection and I do it everyday

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Alex Eastman (71) (@alex) 10 years, 9 months ago ago

Thanks Jordan, my friend Zack is wanting to try astral projection but he hasn’t had much time. Actually, he is supposed to be signing up on here soon or whenever he gets the chance, so I’ll tell him to start a discussion over that.

I’ve also wanted to try it out, but it seems to be a lot of work and devotion.

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Jordan Lejuwaan (23,445)A (@jordan) 10 years, 9 months ago ago

It’s definitely a lot of work, but if you read about what you’ll be able to do you’ll see it’s worth it. It’s the most worthwhile pursuit I’ve ever come across. Plus the methods are pretty much laying down meditations so it’s good practice for having control over your mind, etc.

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Alex Eastman (71) (@alex) 10 years, 9 months ago ago

I sat down on my bed, (I didn’t lay down because I was afraid I’d fall asleep), and relaxed for a while and just now stopped. I would’ve continued but I have a cold and the coughing and sniffles were interrupting it.
I got to the point where my arms were just beginning to feel numb when I would cough and screw it up.
I think I’m going to start doing this daily now, I’ve already read your article on it and I thought it was interesting then, but I spent about an hour on astralvoyage.com looking at this up and this has renewed my interest.
once again, thank you Jordan. haha

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Anonymous (11) (@) 10 years, 1 month ago ago

Alex, are you still trying this? I tried the binaural beats for a little but had better luck with the monaural ones; you don’t need a different frequency in each ear so no headphones are required… which is optimal for me because I was listening while falling asleep. I’ve been slacking recently because I love falling asleep to music but this post( which is the third oldest on HE right now) has inspired me to give it another go.

Has anybody else had positive experiences with this?

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Randall (2) (@randall) 10 years, 1 month ago ago

I haven’t tried it myself, but as far as I’ve read the binaural beats require the mind to be in a different state. In other words, learn to meditate, and use meditation in combination with binaural beats. I don’t know about the healing/repairing ones tho.

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K. (601) (@guts) 10 years, 1 month ago ago

I’ve had some bizarre experiences with Binaural beats…:S

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Anonymous (11) (@) 10 years, 1 month ago ago

care to share?

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John OMallen (15) (@omallen) 9 years, 11 months ago ago

I use binary beats as my only drug. It does work, but placebo effect doesn’t hurt. If you believe it isn’t going to work, it simply won’t because you don’t want it to. Your body responds only on how you want it to. To really feel effects from binary beats listen to a pure tone like 14Hz or 30Hz (used for weed), and lay in a dark quite room with a towel to block out your vision. Make sure you are comfortable! Out of my personal experiments with my friends, and sometimes strangers, 1 out of 10 people don’t feel effects, 1 out of the same 10 need a repetition after a waiting period to experience any effects, and 1 out of the same 10 don’t experience immediate effects. I’ve tested thirty people and this seems to hold true for my small scale testing.

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Brandon P’naantan Pinkney (321) (@hlalhabattu) 9 years, 10 months ago ago

@jordan you’re totally right about the vibrating body via laying still thing, yesterday I had like 3 hours to kill before I left to go record an ASL video. I just layed there for a half hour and I felt my major muscles relaxing to the point where it felt like they were sinking into my bed. I then felt tingling that slowly ascended from my feet to my head, at which point I started drifting out of pretty vivid daydreams with flashes of color everywhere. I then started to feel my bed shake a bit but I wasn’t quite sure if it was my body or the cranes outside since my neighborhood was going through construction….to which I realized I wasn’t hearing anymore, so I gave into the experience for ~15 more minutes then slowly arose, almost automatically, as if I were like an android and someone hit my reset button….awesome experience

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Daniel Tate (11) (@dctate) 9 years, 10 months ago ago

I’ve certainly had a better experience with isochronic tones more so that binaural beats. On iso-tones.com they may not do exactly what they say, but they still produce some interesting effects.

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Casey (5) (@lifeasweknowit) 9 years, 10 months ago ago

Agreed with @daniel Tate, i have found isochronic beats to be more effective than the binaural beats

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jetsetplayboy (8) (@jetsetplayboy) 9 years, 10 months ago ago

I did that one time, and it left me feeling like I was drunk. I was stumbling around when I got up, and I hit the bed and was out like a light.

I don’t use that shit anymore…

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Casey (5) (@lifeasweknowit) 9 years, 10 months ago ago

@jetset the isochronic tones? I use them to fall asleep to, i have yet to try them recreationally. however, i might have to try tomorrow

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Athens (13) (@giraffe) 9 years, 10 months ago ago

I’m currently experimenting with brainwave entrainment. The Isochronic tones I have used so far have been VERY effective at deepening meditation. I find them more effective than binaural beats and apparently due to the way they work you can use them with speakers – Which I haven’t tried yet.

I’m waiting on a pair of MicroBeatMini AudioStrobe glasses and an Emotive EEG device (A neuro-signal acquisition headset). Using visual stimuli is apparently more effective at brainwave entrainment so I’m excited to see what it’s like combining the two.

I use Neuro-Programmer 3 for the tones, it’s the best program I have used and includes everything you need to use AudioStrobe, Isochronics and Bio-feedback devices all at once.

I also use a good headset and sound card which may or may not have a positive effect on the process.

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trevor (0) (@bonzo32) 9 years, 10 months ago ago

I use Hemi Sync. Very Amazing stuff here, was developed by Robert monroe who had spontaneous O.B.E and eventually found out that certain frequencies can put your brain into different states of consciousness. I have been using Hemi sync for about 2 years and Love it. I have induced Dreams, and deep levels of meditation that turned into dream scenes from which i was about to get “shocked” as people refer it to, into sleep paralysis. Some wierd things also happened, my awareness was inside my body and could feel every individual part of my insides working together to maintain myself, it felt as if any moment i could literally explode. Also it helps if you have a very clear intention on what you want to achive while listening to binaural beats. Here is the link to the Monroe Products.
http://www.hemi-sync.com/

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Ludo (0) (@lucidgamer) 8 years, 12 months ago ago

Not to resurrect an old post, but I see the last comment was almost a year old and was wondering if any of you have used I-doser.com since? I have found their Iphone app to be VERY powerful in reaching deep levels of meditation, sleep aids, study aids etc. Almost every dose I have tried by them has given me powerful effects & their Divinorum dose has even let me slowly glide through space as entire galaxies were slowly forming around me. Maybe its because I have been meditating since I was 5, or because I have had so many real life spiritual adventures and experiences, but I have found all the doses I have tried by them to be highly effective. Their Iphone app has ambient back round sounds while their other files for their PC & MAC applications don’t.

I have enjoyed my experiences so far and will continue to dose! its really helped me develop one of a kind full body & mind experiences for me.
The only thing that could make my dosing & meditations better would be a site with free ambient sound downloads ! so if anyone can help in that department let me know :D

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