I have been using binaural beats and various other brainwave entrainment products for over 15 years, so I know a thing or two about what to buy and where.
There are probably 25+ stores online selling brainwave entrainment downloads, including independent producers, but not all are equal, trust me.
So on this page I give you my top-5 personal store recommendations.
Note: All these stores offer free samples or trials in exchange for your email address, so make sure you take advantage of that. You're also likely to receive discounts on future products if you do too.
The Best Binaural Beats Stores
BinauralBeatsMeditation is #1 in my list for very good reasons.
The production quality of the music is by far the best of all the stores I have used, and the music is very effective.
Many therapists and alternative medical institutes use their products for music therapy purposes, and if you see binaural beats mentioned on a health site or in a newspaper they pretty much always use these guys as a reference.
The store is run by brainwave entrainment/meditation enthusiasts, and this really shines through in the personal level of customer service.
In particular, one time I had an issue with a download that didn't complete. I got an email back within two hours from a guy called James, who solved the issue by giving me account login details.
Particular favorites for me are:
- Zen Focus
- Anxiety Release
- Deep Meditation
- Spiritual Awakening
- Earth Vibration
- Chill Pill
I also listen to Memory Enhancer a lot, which is a 40 Hz Gamma track that research suggests may help in maintaining a good memory and prevents cognitive decline.
They also have a subliminal messaging range which they have added a solid few products to over the last year or so. Of those I'm currently listening to Motivation Meditation and Abundance Meditation.
One thing I really dig about this store is that every download comes with a 30-minute version and a 1-hour version. On some products, like Serotonin Boost, for example, you get an extra version too, a 15-minute one in this case.
Note that the subliminal messaging range come with multiple versions, including an audible affirmations version, which is a great alternative listen for positive reinforcement.
Best value is the Mega Meditation Pack, which contains 12 downloads for $59.99, and there's currently 20% of everything in store, which means this pack works out at $47.99. If you add 12 of your own choices to the cart, the discount is automatically applied.
There are also other smaller packs that offer good value, like the Mind Master Pack and Health Pack. Each download is also available to buy separately at $9.95, though with the discount these are also cheaper.
=> Visit BinauralBeatsMeditation.com
My number 2 recommendation is Ennora.com. This is one of the first stores I used and I still have the catalogue on my playlist.
These are well-produced audios that will give good results.
The only downside to Ennora is that the selection is not that big; though what's there is good.
Among the BWE community, their track ‘God Consciousness' is widely considered one of the best binaural beats tracks of all time, but it's an acquired taste as it is simply hard rainfall and serious vibrations!
Aside from that, I dig:
- Stress Release
- Crystal Clear Mind
- Perfect Sleep
Ennora do a similar deal to BBM called the Super Pack, which comprises 12 downloads for $43. You can't currently choose your own to add to the pack but they only have about 14 products in total.
They also sell the recordings in packs of two, and separately as single downloads for $9.99.
3. iAwake Technologies
iAwake is a cool store. I value their focus on joy, peace and and emotional freedom.
It's headed up John Dupuy, author of the book Integral Recovery, which won a USA Best Books Award in 2013 in the Health: Addiction & Recovery category.
They use binaural beats but also claim to use biofield technology, which is a spiritual science that suggests the human body is surrounded by an energy field (or aura) that reflects the condition of the person's body and spirit.
Rebalancing or repairing the energy field apparently brings about healing in mind and body. Examples that fall under this category are Reiki, polarity balancing, Shen therapy, and certain forms of color therapy.
Unlike binaural beats there isn't much supporting evidence for this, but I dig the experimental approach and they certainly always keep me interested.
Some of the products are great, such as:
- The Profound Meditation Program
- Deep Delta
- Audio Serenity
- Journey to the Depths of the Soul
But occasionally I find some tracks a bit hit and miss, like the Sound Asleep track, which I feel isn't well-produced.
The reason for this is because, unlike BBM, for example, they have a number of different producers creating products.
The good news is that you can usually preview a very large portion of the track, so you can get a good feel before you make a decision.
It's a little more expensive than the first two recommendations, but it's hard to compare because the products are different in that some come with more than one version. Generally it works out to around $12 per track. You can pay extra for CDs too.
If you are struggling with negative energy and emotional issues that are preventing you from being happy, definitely check out and experiment with iAwake's music. It has a real focus on healing energy.
If it's a proven binaural beats “system” you're after, then Holosync has the credentials.
This program has been about for over 14 years and used by hundreds of thousands of people.
This was one of the first programs I ever bought. It was part of my foray into this realm of brainwave entrainment and holds some special memories.
But don't be swayed by all the marketing though – which has always been big budget.
After all, it is just straight up binaural beats, but more 1.0, as I like to say, rather than the 3.0 stuff BBM and iAwake are integrating into their music these days.
Don't me wrong though, it is still very effective and has stood the test of time – and therefore deserves its reputation.
Holosync is a system so you don't buy individual tracks, which for me in the modern day is a little dated now as I like to pick and choose and compile a personalized listening schedule.
But I'd still buy it if I didn't have it.
Holosync uses six different levels that help activate “peak performance” states such as deep meditation, razor-sharp focus, a sense of wellbeing, increased creativity, and heightened problem solving.
Holosync focuses largely on eliminating dysfunctional”feelings and behaviors and the problems they create in your life.
It also claims that it stimulates the production of brain chemicals that slow aging, increase longevity, and make you happier.
These are huge claims, but there is some proof to this regarding a study they produced on DHEA production, and the Centerpointe Research Institute has produced a lot of research over the years that is very encouraging.
At the end of the day, in my opinion, the brain acts like a muscle: by continuing to use a variety of brainwave entrainment audios, you exercise the brain and stimulate areas that every day routine activities fail to. So inevitably you will see improvements in many areas of cognitive function.
5. Unexplainable Store
Unexplainable sells binaural beats for just about everything.
Straight off the bat I can tell you that the production quality isn't as good as the top two in this list, but when they first came out people didn't care because the industry bar wasn't that high.
Now stores like BBM are producing very high quality products and Unexplainable Store have faded a tad.
But! It's fun and they have huge variety – some of which is a tad questionable 🙂
Unexplainable caters for the more “woo woo” side of brainwave entrainment.
There's plenty of mind exploration to be had here. In fact, it's endless.
I have to say I bought a lot from them in my early experimentation years – third eye, lucid dreaming, and dream incubation stuff – but not so much now because I am quite set in my ways about the quality of sound I listen to.
Do have a go though. If you're into the mystical side of life this will be like a sweet shop.
I have to say I think the prices are a little outdated. Single tracks are between $14-24, though I've seen a few products as low as $8. You can order CDs but it's an extra $8 to ship those.
They have a membership program too, whereby you pay a monthly fee, or a lifetime fee, for access to products at up to 60% off, and the ability to stream the brainwaves category.
They sell isochronic tones too, if you fancy trying an alternative to binaural beats. Basically you can listen to those without headphones – I talk about the differences between the two technologies here.
If you are interested in weird and wonderful things, then Unexplainable is a cool place to shop.
Well that's it for now folks. Those are the best binaural beats around, so take your pick and come back and let me know how you're getting on.
Don't forget, do look around my blog because there's loads of other tips and tricks on all things brainwaves and general mind enhancement.
Hi there, I purchased an alternative to Holosync approximately 12 years ago. The name is ALT HOLIA ~~A complete CD course alternative to Holosync. I put this down for many years and just today “found” it again. I went on-line to read up on it again and cannot find it anywhere. Have you heard of this set ?
Hi Wendy, I’ve not heard of it. I couldn’t find it online either. Sorry!
Hi, I purchased a Binaural Beats ‘program/album’ probably about 2012 ish and lost it due to moving on to new computers. One track I absolutely loved had a visual image of a window with voile curtains gently moving in the wind and part of the audio repeated the phrase ‘Settle in….and…settle down’. I’d love to find it and wondered if you have come across it at all? Long shot but you never know. Thanks, Helen
I’ve no idea 🙁 Sorry I can’t be of help this time.
Ah no worries, thanks for your reply 🙂
Hi. I pay for a subscription to Apple Music that had lots of binaural beats options. Is there a way to know if any of them are good quality? Thanks
Thanks for the write up. I was struggling after a long lock down to get into online work mode. I got a few tracks from BBM. The Zen Focus one works wonders. I am tempted by the Gamma Focus. Have you tried that?
What are you thoughts on the technology? In my opinion, nothing so innovaitve has come along for sometime. I used to make my own using software. First I had Sharm but the price went up and my lifetime’s licence only meant for upgrades not a new version. Then I had Neuro-Programmer 3 which was awesome but that went bust and I couldn’t access it anymore. I prefered it because a lot of the commercial tracks have similar ‘wavy’bakground music. Have you tried any other software?
Do you mean Gamma Waves? Yes I have that, yes it’s fairly recent release. It’s very good. You might also like some of the Gamma stuff from iAwake like Gamma Burst and Gamma 40. These are similar tracks but different sound design. iAwake is more expensive but quite a trip 🙂
yes IAwake is my best I love all their products and they have great products that were beyond my imagination, but in the end I bowed to their knowledge.
Patrick Macnaughton says
Hi Lawrence, excellent article, but do you think there is value in BB ‘brain training’ programs that develop the brain and push it into higher levels of reorganisation with attendant benefits of greater emotional resilience etc., such as Holosync, and do you know of any alternative programs that show quicker benefits without requiring a major and long-term time commitment?
I think there is value in this type of program and I used to use Holosync myself. But I’ve come to prefer putting my own routines (systems) together over the years because it allows me more flexibility. There have been a number of systems that have come and gone over the years like Genius Brain Power, Brain Evolution, etc. With all due respect, such systems tend to exaggerate the capabilities and benefits though; it’s just the nature of marketing systems – people are attracted to a “just follow these steps” type package because it appears more accessible, faster and more efficient. But after all, when broken down, it’s just a pre-made listening routine for you.
What do you think about Hemisync?
I used to listen a long time ago and it was good but got dated. I haven’t listened to any of their new stuff though (if they have any).
What do you think is the best binaural brainwave meditation system or program of progression that is out there?
Although it sounds fancy and it appeals in terms of marketing, you don’t need a progression / system. You should design your own listening routine around areas you want to improve in.
James Patteson says
What do you think about the “brain evolution” program in terms of effectiveness?
I think it’s quite good, but not pleasant to listen to, which spoils the experience a bit. It’s just kind of old now, I guess.
Thanks for writing this article. I appreciate you sharing your experience so that I didn’t have to go the expensive trial-and-error route. Peace!
Glad I could be of help. All the best!
Hi, what are some good free resources? All the resources you mentioned seem to require payment for use of high quality binaural beats.
You can download my one (fill out the form). Also there’s some links to free downloads on this page: https://www.binauralbeatsfreak.com/meditation/6-free-meditation-music-downloads
Have you tried or evaluated Equisync products? Any opinion?
Yes, a quite some years ago. Not bad but a bit dated now to be honest.
The problem to me with many of the “cool hip modern” systems you recommend is that they are often downloaded via mobile devices. Have you ever considered the dangerous EMF frequencies that are entering your Brian via radiation? Wveb if you us earphones? No one ever mentions this! For that reason alone I refuse to use all the entrainment and binaural products you mention. At least Equisynv offer old fashioned CDs which can then be listened to more safely with regular headphones and the user isn’t receiving all the EMF Frequencies from mobile phones or tablets. CDs are the best and daftest way to benefit holistically from brain entrainment products.
I hear you. Indeed, my preference is downloading from stores like BBM and iAwake to my computer and then transferring the files to my mp3 player or phone/tablet or even burning a CD. I also use wired headphones
Thank you for the information. I want to use binary beats for my guided mediation that I want to sell for my coaching business. Would I be able to use any of these sites you recommended or is there a specific site for such a request?
You would need to purchase a license to use the music for a commercial project. Not all stores offer this. BBM does here: https://www.binauralbeatsmeditation.com/royalty-free-meditation-music/
Clint Nelson says
Appreciate your reviews. Any life TRANSFORMATIONAL products to help individual find happiness, calm and life passion, etc that WORK?? Bought kelly Howell subliminals.Listened for weeks if not months..so so results if any. Neglected the guided meditation but maybe I shouldn’t have..? Any great recommendations?? Many thanks
Hi Clint, I answered this on the other post, but try the subliminal selection here: https://www.binauralbeatsmeditation.com/product-category/subliminal-messaging/ There’s tracks for self-confidence, self-love, abundance, positive thinking and more.You get multiple versions too, including an audible affirmations version. Kelly’s guided meditations are great but I didn’t think much of the subliminal tracks either.
Hey thanks for the article. I got a membership for the unexplainable stores do you think the binaural beats in unexplainable store for iq increase is decent to be used? What kind of binaural beats in that store would you recommend?
Do you mean the IQ track with the rock music on it? I don’t like that because I find the music annoying. I prefer the long-term memory track they do, as it has more relaxing music. The thing about Unex Store is that the backing tracks are really hit and miss. Some are quite good, others okay, and some really bad. In my experience of brainwave entrainment, the soundscape has to be pleasing to the ear and something you are happy to listen to regularly, otherwise your brain is repelling rather than engaging with the track.
Valerie LaFleur says
I already purchased EquiSync cds. You didn’t list this as in your top 5, but what do you think of this company?
I used them back in the day. Bit dated now for me. What have you thought so far?
I noticed an article you did on Kelly Howell yet surprisingly she was not listed in the top five. I’ve been listening to her cassettes, cds, and mp3 downloads for years with great results. Thanks be to God I found her cassette when I did so long ago.
Hi Enala, Kelly’s stuff is good, the older guided meditation stuff in particular. But she hasn’t done much new for a long time and uses the same backing music on a lot of the tracks, which got a bit repetitive. I would recommend it though, it’s just there’s better stuff out there now.
Hi Lawrence, thank you for your reply. Kelly offered a workshop where she introduced new tracks but I am in agreement with you that in addition to her old stuff I’d love to get even more updated material. The classics are still good though. Looking forward to reading more of your BBF articles.
Alexis b says
Please those one I buy in Itune store, are they good?
Hi Alexis, it really depends what company they are made by. If you show me a link I can help you more. I tend not to buy on iTunes because the quality is too low for powerful entrainment, although there are a few good albums on there.