Originally Posted by hockeyb213 /img/forum/go_quote.gif haha I would not do well with music going to sleep
Yeah. I'm a dark, quiet room sleeper. Any kind of noise(music, TV) would keep me awake because it gets my attention. I'd start thinking of songs I want to listen to, shows to watch, etc. Maybe this would be a good poll. If you do sleep with music, are you rested? Do you sleep normal or not? Sounds like the making of a great sleep study.
Well in your price budget is the Sennheiser CX300. Decent sound, but cheap enough that if the cord rips or shorts it's no big deal to replace. Very low profile for me (with small ears), even on a very soft pillow.
I've been using a pair for falling asleep every night for well over a year, and the cables are just now starting to have a short. About to toss them and either get another pair or look around for something similar.
Also tried to use the UE Super.fi 5 Pro (older generation pair) off and on. Too much isolation for me, and not comfortable for sleeping.
And, to the naysayers on using IEMs to fall asleep..... It really helps quieten a room, even when there's no music. I set up the sleep feature to shut the music off after 30 minutes. Also helps when the SO is snoring, or kids are making noise. And, lastly, just set an alarm on the iPod to wake up. I've never missed it....definitely a YMMV subject though.