Binaural Beats. What are they & what can they do for you?

You may, or may not, have heard a lot of hype about the power of binaural beats. There are people who claim to have become multi-millionaires, found their soul mates and healed their bodies all through the use of binaural beats.

So we thought we would investigate these outrageous claims and put some binaural beats recordings to the test!

What are Binaural Beats?

“Binaural beats” are tones which are heard at 2 different frequencies by the left ear and the right ear respectively i.e. the left hear hears one tone while the right ear hears a similar tone at a slightly different frequency.

These tones induce an audio stimulus within the brain brain of the listener that is akin to a “beat”. Due to the similarity of the tones, yet because of their difference in frequency, the brain seeks to create an equilibrium of sound so it “fuses” the two tones together to create one tone.

woman listening to binaural beatsThis new single tone (the brain creates) has the sound of a “beat” in it as the brain tries to merge the two tones together. But this is only where the magic begins.

The audio stimulus generated by binaural beats helps in the induction of certain emotional and physical states in us because these binaural beats actually alter the brainwaves of the listener.

The type of induction is dependent on the frequency of the binaural beats.

Over the last few years, with increased research in the field of “binaural beats”, there have been specific tracks and audio programs which have been created that can elicit specific mental and emotional states in the listener and even lead to personal, mental, emotional and spiritual growth.

These audio programs contain frequencies of these beats collected together to induce a specific emotional or physical response. At least that is the claim if the manufacturers of these recordings.

But “do binaural beats work?”. Let’s see.

Using Binaural Beats

Binaural beats are designed as audio tracks on CD or in MP3 format that work automatically with no conscious effort on the part of the listener though it is often best if you close your eyes while listening to them.

Just relax, close your eyes and listen to your chosen binaural beats track through some stereo headphones or earphones.

Then simply wait and watch as your brainwaves change to your desired state effortlessly and you automatically start creating real tangible positive change in your life!

At least that is the premise and promise of the binaural beats manufacturers.

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How Binaural Beats Work

Binaural Beats utilize a specific sound technology designed to alter the listener’s brainwave activity. This sound technology can coerce the brain into creating Alpha, Beta, Theta, Gamma or Delta brainwave patterns.

This is known as brainwave entrainment.

How binaural beats workScience has shown through extensive research that when there is a change in your brainwave patterns there is an equal change in your mind, your emotions, your beliefs and in your body’s posture.

Believe it or not, but the truth is that changes in your brainwaves create changes in your body’s internal chemistry and ultimately a change in its physical structure.

Just as importantly, as learning about the connection between brainwaves and your physical body, science has also discovered the exact brainwave frequencies that correspond to specific mental, physical and emotional states.

And what’s more, they now know how to artificially create these brainwave states. They can do it through the use of binaural beats.


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Brainwave Entrainment

Binaural Beats act in similar ways to advanced meditation and deep hypnosis. Just as meditation and hypnosis can give you access to your subconscious mind so too can binaural beats recordings.

In fact, they are one of the easiest and fastest ways to gain access to the subconscious parts of your mind.

This makes them an extremely powerful self-improvement tool for inner change and personal development.

Traditional uses of binaural beats have centered on meditation and creating deep levels of sleep but they have many other more unusual uses such as inducing astral projection or lucid dreaming.

As an aid meditative practices and a gateway to relaxation and deep sleep they are unparalleled and extremely effective.

They have been shown to increase personal development dramatically as they allow you to create internal changes while in deep states of relaxation; changes in core belief & changes in emotional responses are becoming more common from the use of binaural beats recordings.

Many users claim that they can also have a dramatic affect on your health and can even be used for an energy boost (with the appropriate recording).

However, with the growing interest in the law of attraction and the belief that our thoughts and feelings create our reality, binaural beats have entered the world of metaphysics and spiritual/mental manifestation.


Brain entrainment and how it works

Brainwave States:

As we have highlighted above, the different frequencies of “binaural beats” induce different emotional states in people. The effect which they have on your physical and emotional state is dependent on the frequencies.

According to the frequency range our brainwave states can be divided into 5 different types which are:

  • Delta
  • Theta
  • Alpha
  • Beta
  • Gamma

Each of these brainwave states can be induced by simply listening to a binaural beats recording that corresponds to that frequency.

In the image below are highlighted the 5 frequency ranges (and an additional range that can be created with binaural beats). their associated brainwave state and the corresponding physical/mental state.


brainwave states created through binaural beats



Frequency range: 0.1 Hz to 4 Hz

delta brainwave pattern

In this frequency range you remain in a deep sleep cycle usually for a long period of time.

Using delta level binaural beats can help induce deep sleep in the listener.

Delta binaural beats are also said to be beneficial for relieving (or even reversing) the signs of aging as they cause a reduction of cortisol in the body which greatly helps relieve stress and reduce the effects of aging caused by it.

Also, with the help of binaural beats you can access this frequency range to access the deepest levels of your unconscious mind. However, for mental reprogramming, goal-progarmming etc Theta is the best frequency and for visualization or affirmations Alpha is the best state.



Frequency range: 4 Hz to 8 Hz

theta brainwave pattern

This frequency range is associated with deep relaxation and learning as well as REM cycle sleep. It is believed that most children up to the age of 7 are continually in the theta range.

Using binaural beats to enter this brainwave frequency range can help you attain very deep levels of meditation.

One of the main uses of theta range binaural beats is in sparking creativity in the mind of the subject and for deep reprogramming of unconscious habits and undesirable traits.



Frequency range: 8 Hz to 14 Hz

alpha brainwave pattern

Alpha is probably the most well known brainwave frequency range. The Alpha state is the most common state we enter when we use hypnosis (though very susceptible subjects will enter the theta state).

Using binaural beats to enter the alpha state will help the listener in reducing stress.

Also, the listener is normally in a very relaxed physical state after exposure to these frequencies as well as being in a mentally relaxed sate.

However this metal relaxation is not the same as sleep; the listener is actually much more focused and conscious during alpha.

This frequency range also helps the subject to retain new information more quickly with better recall later. Many people use alpha binaural beats to help them when learning new skills or studying new material.



Frequency range: 14 Hz to 30 Hz

beta brainwave pattern

Beta is the brainwave frequency range we spend time in when we are focused on what we are doing consciously. Unlike what many people say about brainwave frequencies this is not the same state we are in when we are working (most of the time) or going about our daily activities.

If you are familiar with what you are doing then changes are you do it automatically while you enter teh alpha state.

The beta state is the state of heightened conscious focus. If you are driving at night, in the dark on a road you are unfamiliar with and it’s raining with the road slippery then chances are you are in the beta state!

Beta binaural beats induce the highest focusing power in the listener. The analytical thinking of the subject is also improved. The cognitive power can also be used more easily.

This frequency range also helps to maintain proper energy levels in the body of the subject. However, staying in the beta brainwave frequency for long periods is not advised as it stresses both teh mind and the body.



Frequency range: 30 Hz to 100 Hz

gamma brainwave pattern

The gamma range is the highest frequency for brainwaves. Many accomplished transcendental meditators, like Tibetan monks, demonstrate strong gamma brainwaves while mediating.

The binaural beats used to induce these frequencies help the subject in grasping newer information quite easily.

It also helps the subject in improving memory power as well.

The awareness levels, as well as the information processing levels of the subject, are the highest when he or she is exposed to binaural beats of these frequencies.

Some people have even claimed to have experienced Nirvana after using gamma binaural beats regularly.

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Creating the Different Frequencies with Binaural Beats

Thus, as we stated above, different brainwave frequencies, and the binaural beats responsible for creating them, can induce different and very specific emotional and physical states in the human  body.

You can expose yourself to specific binaural beats depending on the physical and emotional state which you need.

We tried several titles and found that the great thing about binaural beats is that they can be used to induce several positive effects like high focusing power, more cognitive power, higher memory power etc. with no effort on the part of the listener.

brainwave synchronization illustration


The best we found for individual recordings was the Paleo binaural beats recordings and for the bundles the best was easily the Brain Evolution System.

However, if you would like to try some free binaural beats recordings before committing yourself to the technology you can jump straight to the download section.

However, just like you, we were a little skeptical about the more flamboyant claims about creating millionaires and manifesting dreams! So we had to investigate these claims further.

Before we go into the more esoteric uses of binaural beats it is good to give a brief outline of how they were discovered and how they work their magic on the brain.

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The History of Binaural Beats

Heinrich Wilhelm Dove in 1857

Heinrich Wilhelm Dove in 1857. Dove discovered binaural beats.

Binaural Beats are mostly accredited to Dr. Gerald Oster who published his research conducted in 1973 in Scientific American.

However, they were actually first discovered in 1839 by Associate Professor, at the University of Berlin, Heinrich Wilhelm Dove.

Dove discovered that when two sounds, that are similar but slightly shifted in frequency, are presented separately to the left and right ear (Binaural) they will cause a pulsation or beat type effect in the brain.

Although he found this interesting, Professor Dove never fully understood the power of his discovery.

It was much later, in the early 1970s that Oster discovered the amazing effects that these binaural beats had on the mind and body!

Benefits of binaural Beats

Binaural Beats are becoming very popular in the self-improvement industry with many courses incorporating them into their audio programs. The excellent course, Holosync, is a perfect example.

The Holosync technology is designed to bring the listener into extremely deep states of meditation where major changes in emotional, mental and physical make-up take place.

Binaural beats form the backbone of the program.

Although the Holosync approach is excellent it requires a certain amount of dedication and a considerable financial commitment. It is not designed as an instant meditation tool but rather as a profoundly life-changing effortless technique.

If you want profound inner change then it is well worth checking out. However, if you do not want to launch yourself on a self-improvement voyage that can last several years, then there are some great binaural beats alternatives to Holosync that work just as well and cost a lot less.

The very best recordings that we tested are listed at the end of this post.

We have chosen binaural beats that come in a package and also ones that are stand-alone recordings that you can use at any time. You do not need to take a full course to get benefits from using binaural beats.

If you wish to purchase separate binaural beats programs then the Paelo binaural beats are a great options. If you want to really invest in yourlef and witness some profound changes in your life then we advise you to visit the Brain Evolution System.

The full list of our picks is below.

Applications of Binaural Beats:

Most people who are aware of binaural beats are actually only aware of a handful of applications which the technology can be applied to. However, the total number of applications are too numerous to go into in a 3000 word post.

Here is a list of some of the more common applications for binaural beats recordings to help you better grasp the benefits which you can gain and the potential of using binaural beats.

Binaural beats applications include:

  • Relaxing your mind and body
  • Helping you to meditate
  • Improving your ability to focus
  • Improving concentration power
  • Improving memory and recall
  • Improving cognitive skills
  • Triggering motivational power
  • Helping the body achieve higher energy levels
  • Sparking creativity
  • Treating insomnia
  • Deep restful sleep
  • Stress reduction
  • Helping to deal with anxiety attacks
  • Pain relief
  • Help treat tinnitus
  • Treating ADHD
  • Induces positive thinking
  • Chakra healing
  • Inducing lucid dreaming
  • Triggering astral projection
  • Incraesing spiritual awareness
  • And much more

As you can see, the applications for binaural beats and brain entrainment are plentiful.

stress release binaural beats CD & MP3By simply choosing the correct frequency of these beats you can entrain your brain with the specific brainwaves and watch as your mind and body adapt and change to the new stimuli to produce the mental, emotional and physical changes you desire.

As most of us are not neuro-surgeons or experts in brainwaves and their corresponding states luckily most binaural beats manufacturers simply label their products to show what they can do rather than what brainwave frequency they produce. Like the image to the right.


How can Binaural beats enhance your personality?

After learning that you can use binaural beats for sleep, and study, to focus the mind, and even for meditation meditation, the next step is to use this powerful brain altering technology to enhance your personality.

There are multiple ways to achieve this. You just have to look at the aspects of your personality you want to develop and choose the corresponding binaural beats accordingly.

Some of the ways of personality development are as follows:


Improving your confidence & focus:

In order to improve your life (in any area), you have to improve your confidence, your cognitive power and your ability to focus on your objectives.

Moreover, when your concentration power is improving as well, it is easier for you to improve your cognitive power.

With the help of these improvements, you will be able to lead a better life and enhance each and every aspect of your life like:

  • Relationships
  • Career
  • Skill Development
  • Time Management

Thus, you will be able to take your life to whole new level with the help of binaural beats that instill these habits deep in your mind.

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Spiritual awareness:

Many people are suffering due to negative emotions connected to past trauma or bad memories/bad life experiences.

confidence through binaural beatsWith the help of binaural beats, you can release these past traumas (you actually let of of the emotions connected to them) to make yourself more spiritually aware.

Holosync and Brain Evolution are specifically designed to create such changes in your mind and body by releasing the negative emotions connected to past trauma without any concerted effort on the part of the listener and they are very effective at doing it.

This is one of the reasons many Holosync users experience discomfort at higher levels of the program before coming out the other side more confident, with higher self-esteem and clearer thinking.



This one is somewhat controversial.

There is no question that binaural beats can create some stunning and permanent changes in the mind and body and by improving your self-confidence and self-esteem they can definitely help you to create more loving relationships in your life but expecting them to be a miracle “pill” for manifesting abundance and other things may be reaching a bit too far.

Having said that many people are looking to improve the ability to utilize the law of attraction and one of the main aspects of the law of attraction is the manifestation scale.

With the help of binaural beats you will definitely be able to visualize better and create much clear images in your mind. If you believe in the power of visualization then this will also enhance your manifestation powers as well.

Thus, with the help of this single tool, you should be able to improve your life drastically and move closer to your goals.


Sparking up new creative ideas:

creative mind ennora binaural beatsInnovation can not only open up new doors for you but also take your business or career to a whole new level.

With the help of binaural beats and brain entrainment you can awaken your creative juices.

Binaural beats can also help you in developing a “never quit” attitude which will help you to deal better with problems that often arise with new creative ideas.

Specific binaural beats recordings can also can also keep you focused on developing those ideas.

These are just some of the ways in which these beats can actually help with your personal development.


Binaural beats create brainwave changes that alter your mood and change the very chemistry in your body. You can feel it very strongly almost immediately and depending on the type of binaural beats presented you can have a range of different experiences using them.

The programs we have chosen as the best (see below) have used this technology extremely well and are by far the best we tested from dozens of different manufacturers.

The great thing about these binaural beats recordings is that they force changes to happen effortlessly and easily.

These sounds force your brain to do all the work while you physically relax (though as mentioned earlier self-improvement based programs that utilize binaural beats can cause some discomfort during use as your brain rewires itself to a higher level – it’s worth it).

All you have to do is to listen to the binaural beats title of your choice with stereo headphones and the recording does the rest. You must use stereo headphones with binaural beats or they won’t work!

man listening to binaural beats through headphonesIt’s almost like the aliens have landed and given you access to a super advanced technology!

As a self-improvement tool binaural beats are fantastic.

If you use the art of visualization, binaural beats can greatly enhance your mental images and make them feel much more life-like.

If you use affirmations while listening to binaural beats they become much more powerful and are driven deep into the subconscious mind. These types of recordings can also induce definitive positive emotional responses that last for many hours after listening to the recording.

We have found that the binaural beats produced on the recordings of the suppliers below did indeed evoke the wanted emotional, mental and physical response that they claimed they would. They were, by far, the best from dozens that we tested.

So what about the more outlandish claims made by some binaural beats manufacturers? Can you really become a multi-millionaire, manifest your dreams and attract your soul mate?

As for these claims that binaural beats can manifest dreams – all we can say is we had some amazing results!

But rather than tell you about our successes we have decided to let you test them for yourself.

For a limited time, we are offering you the chance to download a free manifestation course. All we ask is that you tell us of your successes when you use it. Simply tell us where to send your course here.

As a final word: You can effortlessly experience deep meditation, relaxation, increased focus, laser concentration, accelerated learning, heightened awareness, deep sleep, stress reduction, anxiety reduction, more motivation, more creativity, create new habits and increase your energy levels.


Our Top Picks for Best Binaural Beats Recordings

Full Systems:
#1. The Brain Evolution System
#2. The Holosync Solution

Individual Recordings
#1. Paelo Binaural Beats
#2. Binaural Beats from Ennora

Free Binaural Beats Downloads

Here are some links to free binaural beats downloads.

Relaxation Binaural Beats

Control How You Feel & Have More Energy Binaural Beats

Activate Ultra-Focus & Get More Done Binaural Beats

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