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.
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.
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, and 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, like The Profound Meditation Program, Deep Delta, and Audio Serenity programs, 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.