AcousticSheep

Headband Headphones

Easy on the Ears

With their headband headphones, AcousticSheep lets you listen in comfort, courtesy of two interior speakers. No earbuds sticking in (and out) of your ears.

Use these speakers inside stretchy material in bed or while exercising. One version even lets you hear the TV without disturbing your partner. Adjust the volume, skip tracks, and more—without taking your headphones off.

Doctor Wei-Shin Lai created these comfy headphones
after one too many middle-of-the-night calls from patients. She had trouble getting back to sleep, so she tried relaxing with some music. But her uncomfortable earbuds kept her awake.

AcousticSheep makes different styles to suit whatever you’re going to use them for—each a little different in its features. But whichever headphones you choose, they are all easy on the ears.
Read More Read Less

Shop AcousticSheep Products

Grommet Launch Conversation

  • Megan
    Megan

    Hello everyone! I'm proud to introduce AcousticSheep to The Grommet. I'd be happy to answer any questions you have!

  • Mike
    Mike – Grommet Team
    1/9/2016 2:39 PM

    What do you see as the advantages of AcousticSheep as opposed to other headphones?

  • Megan
    Megan – Special Guest
    1/11/2016 10:10 AM

    @Mike Hi Mike! AcousticSheep makes the world's most comfortable headphones for sleep and exercise! Our 'headphone in a headband' design has flat speakers inside so you can say goodbye to uncomfortable earbuds that hurt and fall out.

  • sandra
    sandra
    1/11/2016 10:42 AM

    do all versions work with a smart phone or any bluetooth device? Would these be good for audiobooks?

  • Bartolome
    Bartolome
    1/11/2016 10:48 AM

    @sandra what is the difference between the TellyPhones and the SleepPhones? Could I use the TellyPhones and fall asleep with them on without being uncomfortable?

  • Bartolome
    Bartolome
    1/11/2016 10:49 AM

    @sandra sorry, the question was meant for Megan.

  • Megan
    Megan – Special Guest
    1/11/2016 11:15 AM

    @sandra Thanks for reaching out! The wireless versions of our product can pair with any Bluetooth-enabled device. The Classic version of the product plugs into any device with a 3.5mm jack. These are PERFECT for listening to audiobooks. Listening to audiobooks is one of my favorite things to do with our products :)

  • Margo
    Margo
    1/11/2016 10:44 AM

    Will these fit kids? I think this would be very useful for car entertainment systems.

  • Megan
    Megan – Special Guest
    1/11/2016 11:10 AM

    @Margo Hi Margo! It depends on the age and head size of the child. We do not recommend the product for children under the age of 9. I think that the medium (one size fits most) headbands carried by The Grommet might be a little bit large for most children. There is a small size headband available. If this is of interest to you, please reach out to The Grommet's customer service to recommend that they carry the smaller size.

  • Bartolome
    Bartolome
    1/11/2016 10:49 AM

    what is the difference between the TellyPhones and the SleepPhones? Could I use the TellyPhones and fall asleep with them on without being uncomfortable?

  • Megan
    Megan – Special Guest
    1/11/2016 10:57 AM

    @Bartolome Hi Bartolome! TellyPhones include a Bluetooth transmitter to turn your television set into a Bluetooth-enabled device which allow you to pair your SleepPhones Wireless (included) with your TV and listen without disturbing others. You can absolutely fall asleep with TellyPhones or SleepPhones and sleep comfortably!

  • Ellie
    Ellie
    1/11/2016 10:59 AM

    I've used headphones like this from other companies with good success. Other than the wireless versions, how are your different and how does this justify a higher price?

  • Megan
    Megan – Special Guest
    1/11/2016 11:44 AM

    @Ellie Hi Ellie! Our patented headphones in a headband design are truly unique and are the most comfortable headphones on the market for sleeping and exercising. We use high quality, durable fabrics and our thin, high-quality speakers provide excellent sound quality.

    Our Wireless products allow you to sync with any Bluetooth-enabled device and stream music up to 30 feet away. The battery life of the Bluetooth module is an impressive 10-13 hours and recharges via a micro-USB cord (included).

    Please let us know if you have any other questions. Thanks!

  • June
    June
    1/11/2016 11:07 AM

    Meagan, my husband has hearing aids and tends to turn the volume on the TV vey loud. Would the TellyPhones allow me to still hear the TV at any volume I want while he listens through the headphones at a volume he needs?

    June

  • Megan
    Megan – Special Guest
    1/11/2016 11:26 AM

    @June That is possible depending on the set up of your TV. If you have your TellyPhones transmitting through a cable box or receiver then sound may come through both the headphones and your television.

  • Renee
    Renee
    1/11/2016 11:09 AM

    How do you clean the headband?

    Renee

  • Megan
    Megan – Special Guest
    1/11/2016 11:12 AM

    @Renee Hello Renee! You may remove the speakers and machine wash the headband! One the headband is dry, you can easily put the components back into the headband.

  • Megan
    Megan – Special Guest
    1/11/2016 11:15 AM

    *Once the headband is dry...

  • Carol
    Carol
    1/11/2016 11:45 AM

    I would like to use the wireless run phones for exercise but would also like the sleep ones for sleep and listening tv shows on iPad. Which product would you recommend and what is the difference between the run and the sleep?

  • Megan
    Megan – Special Guest
    1/11/2016 12:00 PM

    @Carol Hi Carol! The difference between the RunPhones and the SleepPhones is the fabric of the headband. The SleepPhones headband is a very soft fleece material and the RunPhones headband comes in a high quality moisture-wicking fabric. I would recommend the RunPhones if you want to do both as you can get the moisture-wicking properties of the RunPhones fabric but also comfortably sleep with them. Hope that helps!

  • Laurel
    Laurel
    1/11/2016 12:02 PM

    I own a pair of these and recommend them to anyone. So comfortable. I wear them with my CPAP machine.

  • Megan
    Megan – Special Guest
    1/11/2016 12:06 PM

    @Laurel Thanks Laurel! We love hearing feedback like this!

  • Jennifer
    Jennifer
    1/11/2016 12:04 PM

    I toss and turn a lot and am concerned the band won't stay in place. Also, I live in a hot climate and am concerned that the material may be suited for cooler climates. Any comments? (Obviously, I'm interested in the sleep phones here.)

  • Megan
    Megan – Special Guest
    1/11/2016 12:17 PM

    @Jennifer Hey Jennifer! The Grommet is carrying the TellyPhones product in our lighter-weight, Breeze fabric. I would recommend those for you. If you do not have a need for the Bluetooth transmitter that comes with the TellyPhones product, you can recommend to The Grommet that they carry our SleepPhones product in the Breeze material as well.

    Most people find that the headband stays in place throughout the night!

  • Elaine
    Elaine
    1/11/2016 12:04 PM

    My husband snores. I'm thinking this might be helpful for me. Anyone have any experience with that? Did this help?

  • Megan
    Megan – Special Guest
    1/11/2016 12:19 PM

    @Elaine Absolutely! Many of our customers buy our products to block out external noises such as snoring. In fact, a lot of our customers write in to tell us that we've saved their marriage because they were able to sleep next to their partner again thanks to SleepPhones!

  • nora
    nora
    1/11/2016 12:11 PM

    hi not really a commet i have a smart tv not sure if u need blue tooth to use thease headphones &dont know if my tv has it or not so what do i needin order to use thease headphones for my fiance to hear tv without me having to listen to it so lound hre is very hard of hearing &is very stoborn to get hearingbaids?thank you

  • Megan
    Megan – Special Guest
    1/11/2016 12:21 PM

    @nora Nora, if your television is Bluetooth-enabled, then you can simply purchase one of our Wireless products and your fiance can listen to the TV without disturbing you! If you do not have a Bluetooth-enabled television, then the TellyPhones product would provide everything you need. Thanks!

  • nora
    nora
    1/11/2016 6:37 PM

    @MegThank you We do not understand all of this technology that is out there today.thank you very much the tellyphones version i am sure comes with directions but sometimes we need help with directions even!! awful isnt it thank god for people like you its a shame when your very young grand children can put u too shame with all of electronics out there today ,

  • Robert
    Robert
    1/11/2016 12:11 PM

    Is there a mic built in to these? Can you use them to make a phone call?

  • Megan
    Megan – Special Guest
    1/11/2016 12:22 PM

    @Robert Hi Robert! Unfortunately these products do not have a built-in microphone.

  • Candy
    Candy
    1/11/2016 1:15 PM

    Any chance you are working on a headset for swimming? I wear a waterproof iPod Shuffle, and have to deal with the wire and wear it on my goggles or swimsuit?

  • Megan
    Megan – Special Guest
    1/11/2016 1:26 PM

    @Candy Hi Candy! We are not working on waterproof product at this time but what a great idea!

  • Linda
    Linda
    1/11/2016 1:22 PM

    Question: Is there a way to easily get all the sound to come out of only one side (right)? I am totally deaf in my left ear. Thanks.

  • Megan
    Megan – Special Guest
    1/11/2016 1:36 PM

    @Linda The speakers are in stereo so it is not possible to have all the sounds come out of just one speaker. You could however position both speakers on the right side of the headband. Hope that helps!

  • Megan
    Megan – Special Guest
    1/11/2016 1:38 PM

    @Linda We actually just tested this out in the office and because of how adjustable our speakers are, this seems to work really well!

  • Kathleen
    Kathleen
    1/11/2016 4:15 PM

    Any chance the RUNPhones Classic will be available in the violet color?

  • Megan
    Megan – Special Guest
    1/11/2016 4:32 PM

    @Kathleen We do make the RunPhones headband in the orchid color. If you would like The Grommet to carry the Classic version in wild orchid, you can reach out to them and make a request. :)

  • Rebecca
    Rebecca
    1/11/2016 4:27 PM

    Hi Megan - Is the headband washable? I imagine that it could get quite stinky after exercise. - Becky

  • Megan
    Megan – Special Guest
    1/11/2016 4:30 PM

    @Rebecca Hi Becky! Yes, you can wash the headband. You just need to remove the electronics and then you can put the headband in washing machine. The speakers are easy to put back into the headband. Thanks for the question!

  • Linda
    Linda
    1/11/2016 4:44 PM

    Hi Megan my question is, on the classic headband, were are the controls? On the Headband or on the device streaming music etc? When connected. Does a cable/ lead runs from headband to the supplying device.. if so where does it hook into the headband.. both these questions concern the Classic no bluetooth assist.

  • Megan
    Megan – Special Guest
    1/11/2016 4:59 PM

    @Linda Hi Linda! The Classic version connects with a braided fabric cord and plugs into any device with a 3.5 mm jack (so any iPhone, iPod, music device - just like regular headphones) The cord actually comes out the back of the headband so it doesn't dangle in front of you or get in the way. You can adjust the volume through your device. There is velcro in the back of the headband where you can remove the internal components (speakers) and actually wash the headband. Thanks for your question!

  • Kathy
    Kathy
    1/11/2016 5:31 PM

    Hi, as there are a couple wireless, can you tell me what the battery life is? I assume they recharge with a micro USB.

  • Megan
    Megan – Special Guest
    1/11/2016 5:38 PM

    @Kathy Yes, the wireless module recharges with a micro USB and you will get 10 to 13 hours of playback time from a fully charged battery.

The launch day conversation has ended. Please direct further questions about this Grommet to our Community Experience Team.

  • As featured in:

  • Today Show
  • Real Simple
  • The New York Times
  • Fortune
  • Inc Magazine