I have been using binaural beats and various other brainwave entrainment products for over 10 years, so I know a thing or two about what to buy and where.
There are probably 50+ stores online selling BWE downloads, 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.
BinauralBeatsMeditation.com 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. In fact, many therapists and alternative medical institutes use their music in treatments.
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 wouldn't complete. I got an email back within two hours from James, who solved the problem immediately.
Particular favourites for me are Zen Focus, Deep Meditation, Spiritual Awakening, Chill Pill, Anxiety Release.
I also listen to Memory Enhancer a lot, which is a 40Hz Gamma track that helps with cognitive decline and maintaining a good memory.
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.
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.
There's also other smaller packs that offer good value. And each download is available to buy separately at $9.95, though with the discount these are also cheaper.
In at #2 is Ennora.com. I have been using this brand for many years and I still listen to the music on a regular basis.
These are well-produced audios that always give me results. Among the BWE community, their track God Consciousness is widely considered one of the best tracks of all time, but it's an acquired taste as it is straight rainfall and serious vibrations!
Ennora do a similar deal to BBM called the Super Pack, which comprises 12 downloads for $43. Standout favourites for me are Crystal Clear Mind and Stress Release.
They also sell the recordings in packs of two, and separately as single downloads.
The after sales support is solid too. I emailed these guys a number of times for advice and they come back within 24 hours.
The only downside to Ennora is that the selection is not that big, though what there is, is good.
3. iAwake Technologies
I only discovered iAwake and I have love-dislike relationship with their stuff. Some of it, like The Profound Meditation Program, Deep Delta and Audio Serenity is good, but other stuff like Sound Asleep isn't well produced.
Using their Biofield Entrainment they are pushing the boundaries of brainwave entrainment though, and I think this sometimes results is something a little experimental and not quite ready fro commercial release.
What I do value is their focus on joy, peace and and emotional freedom. The biofield healing used 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 brings about healing in mind and body. Examples of this are Reiki, therapeutic touch, polarity balancing, Shen therapy, and certain forms of color therapy.
iAwake is headed up John Dupay, author of the book Integral Recovery, which won USA Best Books Award in 2013 in the Health: Addiction & Recovery category.
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.
4. Unexplainable Store
Unexplainable sells binaural beats for just about everything. In my opinion, the production quality isn't as good as the top two in this list, but they have have huge variety – some of which is a tad questionable.
In a nutshell, 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 and pretty fun. I have to say I bought a lot from US in my early experimentation years, but not so much now because I am quite set in my ways about the type of sound I listen to.
Do have a go though, and do try to get stuff on discount deals, as it can become an expensive hobbie! For those into the mystical side of life this will be like a sweet shop.
They also sell binaural beats with affirmations behind them, which is cool for targeting self-confidence and a success-prosperity mindset.
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 really cool place to shop.
For me this store is a fun spurge with lots of variety.
If it's a proven “binaural beats system” you're after, then Holosync has the credentials. This tried and tested 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 BWE and holds some special memories.
It's been championed by many a geek like me, and even though it's a tad dated now, it's a must have in the collection.
Holosync uses six different levels that help activate “peak performance” states – such as deep meditation, razor-sharp focus, a sense of wellbeing, increased creativity, heightened problem solving and total relaxation.
Like iAwake, Holosync focus largely on eliminating “dysfunctional” feelings and behaviors and the problems they create in your life, and naturally stimulating the production of brain chemicals that slow aging, increase longevity and make you happier.
These are huge claims, but the Centerpointe research institute that produced Holosync (along with founder Bill Harris) has produced a lot of research over the years to back it up, and also thousands of happy customers to boot
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 the areas that every day routine activities fail to.