Listening to binaural beats has many benefits. For instance, there are different types of binaural beats for focus and concentration in addition to meditation, relaxation, sleep, and even to help induce lucid dreaming and astral projection. Listed here are 7 of what I think are the best free binaural beats for each category. Have a listen here.
Searching for the best binaural beats? Then look no further. While there are various places you can go online to buy binaural beats audio clips, ranging from a few minutes to a few hours, there are also some places on the internet you can go to listen to binaural beats for free. Many of which, in my opinion, are just as good as the paid versions you can download and listen to.
For me, most of the time, I listen to binaural beats to aid with my work and productivity (like writing this post). But, occasionally, I'll switch out to music as I find listening to binaural beats for too long can become a bit numbing. While the length of listening will be different for everyone, so to will the type of binaural beats you'll choose to listen to. If you're already familiar with binaural beats, you'll know that there are several types—all of which serve a different purpose.
Over time, after having listened to many different types of binaural beats from various sources online, I've made a collection of what I think are the best binaural beats for brainwave entrainment. The collection is a mix of different wave types suited to a particular purpose. What you'll find below, are the best binaural beats for each of the 7 main purposes binaural beats are effective for.
The list below is what I go back to time and time again depending on what it is I'm trying to achieve. I've got a collection of the best binaural beats to help me with focus and concentration. In addition to a compilation of the best binaural beats for other things like; meditation, relaxation, sleep, lucid dreaming, and astral projection. Of course, there are other uses for listening to binaural beats, such as for healing, to increase confidence, or to reflect, but I think that you'll find that one or more of the binaural beats listed here will help with whatever else it might be you want to listen to binaural beats for.
In this post I've listed, in my opinion, 7 of the best binaural beats you can listen to for free. So here they are:
The 7 Free Best Binaural Beats
1. Gamma Waves
- Wave Type: Gamma
- Frequency: 40-70Hz
- For: Improving Focus, Concentration, and Mental Energy.
- Length: 1:30:00
#2 Beta Waves
- Wave Type: Beta
- Frequency: 12—27Hz
- For: Improving Awareness, Alertness, and increasing Energy
- Length: 7:18
#3 Alpha Waves
- Wave Type: Alpha
- Frequency: 8—12Hz
- For: Inducing relaxation and clearer thoughts
- Length: 2:59:57
So, if you feel as if you have big decisions to make, put your headphones on and sit back on these Alpha waves. You might find that after a listening session of Alpha waves, you'll be in a better state of mind. Lastly, I like the tones produced in this clip as they are 100% pure tones which mean the frequencies don't mix with other sounds or music which can dilute the effectiveness. Plus, I like how Lautwaves have kept the beat and base rates, and volume the same all the way through.
#4 Theta Waves
- Wave Type: Theta
- Frequency: 3—8Hz
- For: Deep Relaxation
- Length: 2:00:08
The Theta waves in this binaural beats session oscillate between 4—7.5Hz. For centuries Theta brainwaves have been used for meditation and to help put people into a "trance" like state. While Theta waves help to induce "prolonged daydreaming" and a "lost sense of time," the listener should also be kept in an awake state conscious of their immediate surroundings.
I prefer to listen to Theta waves during mindfulness, meditation, and deep visualization sessions. This is mainly because as with Alpha, in a Theta state, our brain hemispheres synchronize enabling whole brain functioning as opposed to partial brain functioning. In many cases, I'll listen to these Theta waves to help induce deep relaxation, heighten my intuition, evoke inspiration, reduce the 'noise' in the mind and, mental fatigue. Plus, it helps me to get better restful sleep.
#5 Delta Waves
- Wave Type: Delta
- Frequency: 0—3Hz
- For: Deep Sleep
- Length: 7:59:29
With my physical training and leading an active lifestyle, getting into Delta state with Delta waves humming through my ears from time-to-time helps me to hit the reset button when I need it. Aside from my personal benefits of listening to Delta waves, others have reported benefiting from advanced healing of body and mind, improved immune system, increased HGH release, a state of empathy, deep sense of intuition, and even a connection to the unconscious mind.
#6 Alpha and Theta Waves for Lucid Dreaming
- Wave Type: Alpha & Theta
- Frequency: 3—13Hz
- For: Lucid Dreaming
- Length: 8:00:17
Listening to these types of tones and frequencies can feel a bit like you’re traveling into outer space and across universes. But, give it a chance and it might just put you into a lucid dreaming state. Aside from the experience itself, which isn’t easy, lucid dreaming binaural beats do have its benefits. For instance, listening can help with your creative subconsciousness, enhance dream recall, and induce deep sleep. The type of deep sleep that triggers an REM state. Try listening before going to sleep at night and see if you can’t find yourself in control of your dreams.
#7 Delta Waves for OBE
- Wave Type: Delta
- Frequency: 3—27Hz
- For: Astral Projection
- Length: 1:00:08
Listening to Binaural BeatsGetting into a regular habit of listing to binaural beats has, without a doubt, its benefits. It, therefore, makes sense to get the most out of each time you listen. To do this, I recommend having binaural beats play in a room with no other disruptive sounds or distractions. Otherwise, listen with a decent pair of headphones on. The more it is just you and the binaural beats, the better.
How Long Should I listen to Binaural Beats?It depends on a few things. If you look around, you'll find various schools of thought of what you "should" and what you "shouldn't" do. Ultimately, however, it comes down to what suits you best. As a guide, from my personal experience, if you're just starting out (i.e. a beginner), I'd recommend around 7—20 minutes per listening session one day a week. If you're new to listening to binaural beats, the first few listens will be weird and perhaps even make you feel a bit strange.
So, if you're in the beginner category, take it slow and give yourself some time to adjust before extending out beyond the 20-minute mark. Are you already familiar with binaural beats and listen occasionally? Then you will likely fall into the "intermediate" category. Listening to binaural beats a couple of times a day for 20—60 minutes puts you in the intermediate-level. Any listening sessions longer than 60 minutes multiple times a day puts you in the "expert" category. At this stage, you know which binaural beats work best for you and, listen regularly.
|Time||7—20 minutes||20—60 minutes||60+ minutes|
See also: Are Binaural Beats Safe? Learn About the Potential Dangers.