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QuietOn 3.1 Sleep Earbuds Review

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Written By Connie

CPD Sleep Consultant

QuietOn 3.1 Sleep Earbuds packaging and case.

17 May 2024 6 min read

Earbuds are a sleep essential to many, they are the accessory that helps them have a good night’s sleep and that’s what everyone deserves. If you’re new to the world of earplugs and aren’t sure if they’re for you, continue reading our QuietOn 3.1 Sleep Earbuds review and we will tell you our honest opinion of them.

The QuietOn 3.1 Sleep Earbuds are like no other but that doesn’t necessarily mean they are the ones for you. We have put them to the test to see what they are really like and who they are suitable for. Their unique design can be a selling factor for them as they have been designed to suit all sleepers. However, that doesn’t mean they’re to everyone’s taste.

Other alternatives have a bluetooth feature to play your own music or sounds as a way of blocking out the unwanted sounds. But, these ones are designed to block out those unwanted sounds on their own.

Let’s delve deeper into our thoughts and testing process.

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Long battery life
It has a long battery life so you won't need to charge them every day.
Comfortable earbuds
They sit comfortably in your ear without disturbing your sleep.
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Four size tips
There are four sizes to choose from to get the perfect fit.


Doesn't cancel all noise
Higher frequency noises won't be blocked out.
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Very pricey
The earbuds are very expensive compared to other products.

Who is this product for?

Standard earplugs are to help those who have trouble sleeping or getting to sleep. These earbuds from QuietOn are no different. They are a sleeping aid to block out any noise for those who like to sleep in silence. You may have difficulty due to your partner snoring or the outside world. So, putting an earplug in your ear could be what you’re looking for. 

To summarise, these earbuds are for:

What do we use this product for?

We briefly touched on this but of course, they’re used as noise-cancelling headphones to cancel out the background noise. They reduce any noises that might usually keep you up at night or the noises throughout the night that wake you up. The QuietOn Earbuds cancel out lower-frequency noises.

So, it can be used for:

Features you should know about the QuietOn 3.1 Sleep Earbuds

With the general design of these earbuds, there aren’t many features to pick out and explain. However, there are a few that we think are worth mentioning and could sway your decision. Some of them are what makes these particular earbuds unique, compared to their alternatives.

Four tips

With these earbuds, you will receive three other foam tips so you can find the ones that fit your ear the best. They come fitted with the small size, however, you’ll see clear packets for the other sizes. The tips come in extra small, medium and large as well. The size range is very wide so you’re likely to have one of them that fits you.

it is essential to get the right size for your ear canal so they sit flush and can reduce as much noise as possible. If they are too small, sound will get around and if they're too big then they won't be snug to the ear which also allows noise to pass through. Try out each size before committing to one set. You’ll definitely notice the difference when you pick the right set for your ear size. Once you have a snug fit, you will feel the benefit of the noise cancellation.

Active noise cancellation

The QuietOn Earbuds have an active noise cancelling technology that automatically switches on once the earbud has been placed in your ear. After around 20 seconds, it switches from the hearing mode to noise cancellation. It’s as simple as that. There are no added complication to get them to work.

Slim design

We mentioned it sitting flush in your ear and this is where the slim design helps too. It is crafted to sit between the tragus, antitragus and crus of helix. These are the surrounding areas of the ear canal. It is also designed to have a flat surface so it doesn’t stick out of your ear either. This means those who sleep on their side can continue to without the earbuds getting in the way.


  • Size: Extra small, small, medium, large
  • Weight: 150g with packaging, 1.8g per earbud
  • Material: Plastic, rubber, stainless steel, gold
  • Eartip material: Memory foam
  • Warranty: 1-year
  • Trial: 60 day return

Review of the QuietOn 3.1 Sleep Earbuds

When I received the product, I liked the simplicity of the packaging and how easy everything was to find. You could clearly see where the instructions were, the different earbud tips and the charging cable. The packaging reflects the simplistic look of the actual product.


Then it was time to start putting the product to the test. The first step was finding what tips fit my ear size best. I could instantly tell which ones wouldn’t and narrowed it down to a couple of the sizes. It was fairly easy for me to pick the right ones, however, if you’re still stuck between two then it’s worth trying them both out for a couple nights each. Once you’ve given them a test run, you can see which set gave you better sleep.

To compare these earbuds to other alternatives on the market, I found that they’re much smaller than Apple AirPods and therefore a lot more comfortable to sleep with – especially for someone who mainly sleeps on their side. The negative to it is not being able to listen to music properly, like you can with AirPods.

In comparison to ordinary silicone earplugs or foam earplugs, those do the bare minimum whereas the QuietOn uses smart technology to block out the noises that matter.

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What we like about the QuietOn 3.1 Sleep Earbuds

There’s always something to like about popular products and we can see why people enjoy using these earbuds. We have picked out a few of the selling points and why you would like them too. Here they are:

What we didn’t like about the QuietOn 3.1 Sleep Earbuds

Of course, you’re not going to please everyone and earplugs aren’t everyone’s cup of tea. So, we have come up with a few things that might not make you want to get them. You can weigh up the points to see if they’re for you.

QuietOn's customer service and company information


Delivery – The delivery can take around 6-9 business days in total. It can take 2-3 days to process the order and 4-6 days for it to be shipped. Shipping is free on orders over £50 so the earbuds will be covered in that.

Payment – The standard payments are available on QuietOn as well as PayPal. If you find the price to be too much for one payment then you can use Klarna to split the cost over a few months.

Online customer service –  For any general questions, there's an FAQ page that should have most things you could be looking for. If not, there's a contact page with a form to fill out or an email for you to send to them directly. There is an online chat but this just works with the questions on the FAQ page so it's worth dropping them an email with other enquiries.

What makes this product better than some other similar ones?

One of the main selling points of these earbuds is that they have a sleek design. They have been created in a way that keeps them slim so they’re comfortable for every type of sleeper. The way they sit in your ear has been carefully crafted unlike any other. This leads to the other point that makes it better than others and that’s side sleepers being able to use the product too. They won’t feel any different in your ear if you’re lying on your side or lying on your back.

Not only that, they are more precise with the noise it cancels out. It blocks the lower-frequency noises that usually keep you up or wake you during the night. They use a microphone to pick up the sound and cancel it out.

How did we test the product? 

Now we'd like to discuss exactly how we test our products. After all, how can you trust our opinion on quality earplugs if you don't know how we got there? The basic level of testing that all the products we review go through are:

And when it comes to the QuietOn Earbuds, in particular, these are the exact tests conducted to gauge their performance and quality:

Overall impressions of the product after the testing


As someone who likes to go to sleep with some noise, I wasn’t sure how I would feel about these earbuds. I usually sleep with music or a podcast playing but these don’t have an option for that. Although on the packaging it says ‘choose a noisy environment to get started. Put some background music on!’ So this made it seem as though you could still listen to music with the earbuds in.

After trying them out at night, I found they dulled down lower noises so they almost weren’t there. Like snoring or traffic, but not so much for higher frequencies. This did mean I could listen to some music whilst wearing them. However, you can’t play it just for you which isn’t ideal if you share a room with someone who doesn’t like noise. And don’t worry, they still allowed me to hear my alarm in the morning so you won’t miss your alarm for work. These earbuds are cleverly designed to block out unwanted sounds over the natural ones that help you sleep.

In summary, there are no relaxing sounds with it and you can't stream music, nor does it leave you in complete silence. Its purpose is to quiet down noisy environments such as traffic noise or train noise so you can fall asleep naturally.

Many sleep aids use white noise or soothing sounds to block out the noise which isn't for everyone. Whereas, QuietOn noise-cancelling earbuds cancel out the surrounding noise. Whether these earbuds are for you or not is a personal preference, depending on what helps you to sleep.

FAQs about your QuietOn 3.1 Sleep Earbuds

In case we missed out on any information or you skipped over the important parts, we have some of the answers to questions that are worth knowing. If there's anything else you would like to know then leave a comment below and we will get back to you. Otherwise, find their FAQ or Contact Us page for any extra details.

How do the QuietOn Sleep Earbuds work?

They reduce the unwanted sound by adding in another sound that is able to cancel it out. It uses a microphone to take a sample of the sound and a speaker that takes the sound to create a phase-shifted sound. This new sound cancels out the original sound.

Noise > microphone picks up the noise > QuietOn processes > anti-noise wave > noise cancellation

What's the battery life of the QuietOn Earbuds?

The battery life per charge is around 28 hours which is enough for 3-4 nights of good sleep.

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About the author

As a CPD certified Sleep Consultant I know how important sleep is. And as a combination sleeper, I have found it difficult to get products to suit my sleep style. I have more than 2 years product testing experience with The Sleep Advisors which means I have slept on, with and under more than 500 products with varying degrees of success. This is added to more than 2 years experience as a product reviewer for Closer, Heat and Grazia magazines, so I've got a rigorous process. I love sharing my sleep testimonials with our readers and hearing their experiences too.
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