Beware of FAKE Binaurals

Beware: Fake Binaurals

We have been evaluating the binaural brainwave beat scene for over a decade. There is a very disturbing trend in fake and amateur binaural brainwave products. We are here to inform…

First, for the uninitiated, let’s give a brief overview of the power of binaural beat brainwaves and describe what they are. Binaural beats, sometimes described as binaural brainwaves, binaurals, or brainwaves, are specialized audio that can help induce relaxation, meditation, creativity or other desirable mental states. Despite companies’ claiming this is brand new high-tech technology, it is not. This effect was discovered in 1839 by Heinrich Wilhelm Dove. However, when the company revolutionized and refined the process through years of research, it earned greater public awareness based the I-Doser’s ability to craft extremely powerful beats that potentially help induce powerful mental simulations.



Before you read any more, let us make this clear. There is really only one company that is producing quality binaural tones with an average effective rate of in the 80 percentile. That is I-Doser. If you get anything from this article, take this away: If you have any inkling of interest in binaurals, then start with I-Doser. You can check out the others later, but it is best to start at the epitome of quality and work your way back.

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What could happen if you try one of these imitations or fakes? Don’t worry; it won’t melt your brain or anything. They simply will not work, because they are nothing but weird sound being marketed as binaural brainwave beats. Let’s dig in deeper so you don’t get ripped off.

What’s the difference between a binaural brainwave and a binaural dose? When shot to fame and started selling millions of brainwave doses, the amateurs and fakes poured into the community at an alarming rate. Anybody can make a “fake” sound that will be similar to a binaural tone with some simple software. What makes a binaural “dose” is the time, research and pure artistry backed by the experts at You have to have intimate knowledge (and a way of recording) brainwave changes. You have to have the seasoned knowledge of how the brain works, and how to craft binaurals correctly. Some teen in their basement releasing binaurals on YouTube will do absolutely nothing for you other than ruin your perspective of this powerful technology.

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We will start with YouTube. I once heard that I-Doser estimated they could receive massive additional income via YouTube revenue if they released their doses on the streaming service, but they refuse. (There is a rumor YouTube actually begged them to distribute via a backed channel). Why won’t I-Doser release to YouTube? YouTube compresses ALL audio (no matter the way you upload or process it. Even 4K video gets audio compression). This is proven fact, so anybody who claims otherwise is probably a binaural scammer trying to get views. There are loads of videos on YouTube claiming to be binaurals, deceptively copying the name of I-Doser doses, and then filling their comment section with fake reviews. Our advice? Skip any binaural product on YouTube or any other streaming service. You will get absolutely nothing from the. Proven and fact.

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The next offender is the scam marketers. If you are getting any kind of binaural with some weird name (re: Hex, Iso, Hit, Unexplained, Mono, etc.) then you are falling prey to a marketer who is taking junk sound and trying to sell it as a new technology. Where did this come from? When I-Doser refined it’s binaurals they decided to call their sequences “doses” – and the copycats ran with this. Make no mistake, I-Doser sells binaurals. But, they are binaurals with research and QA unmatched by anyone in the business. Our advice? If it sounds weird or has some marketing term attached to it, stay far away.

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Next are the torrents and non- I-Doser site downloads. Here’s the thing: I-Doser has an insane amount of binaural doses available. The community absolutely loves them and waits patiently for their amazing releases. There is a certain “gotta catch them all” mentality to these amazing doses. People work hard to complete their dose collection, and the file sharing people know this. So they have copied a single dose multiple times over, hacked in an image and text, and release these as collections. Here’s the thing, over 90% of non- downloads are fake doses. If you haven’t been getting effects and you didn’t get your sequences directly from, then there is a VERY good chance you have a huge collection of fakes. Our advice, ONLY download your doses from If you are getting I-Doser branded doses from anywhere other than them, you are probably filling your collection with ineffective fakes.

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This is not to say there are a very few legit sources out there (Monroe Institute, for example – although dry and science-y). Unfortunately, because of the worldwide success of I-Doser (selling in the millions of products across almost all devices), there are amateurs, scammers and fakes trying to capitalize. It’s the the responsibility of everyone here at Binaural Blog to make sure you get a real and effective binaural experience. This is why we recommended I-Doser. They just released their 2015 powerful doses, so give them a try.

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20 Replies to “Beware of FAKE Binaurals”

  1. Cage Talbert says:

    I have to completely agree. I’ve tried many binaural brianwaves over the years (including some you allude to in this post). With others, I see about 10% effective rate (if effective at all). With I-Doser, there has never been a dud in the bunch- and I’ve been using them for years. Sad that amateurs are ruining the perception of this technology.

  2. Jenni Cath says:

    Also agree. I never buy anything BUT I-Doser, and the YouTube stuff is garbage

  3. Thanks all – we are trying to inform the community and glad to see you agree.

  4. Matt Sith says:

    1 to the YouTube stuff being worthless. For the longest time I thought I just couldn’t get results. Turns out it is because no binaurals work on YouTube at all.

  5. Tom Kintwood says:

    Thank you so much. I was one of those people that fell for youtube binaurals thinking they would work and wondered why they never did. Tried your mobile app over the weekend – what an amazing difference!

  6. Compton Tally says:

    I am an audio engineer and I will back this up by saying anybody that claims they use “special engineering” on youtube to create uncompressed binaurals is outright lying, Youtube compresses ALL audio, and if there are intricate binaurals at work they will most definitely be hindered by this. Just my two cents. Love your stuff guys.

  7. everything on UTUBE is a rip off I think.

    1. At least all the binaurals are.

  8. I dont know if something in time has changed or if I missed something but I have been listening to many different youtubers who create binaural beats and they have every time actually been real binaural beats…have times changed? maybe there are still fakes but people would simply feel and know the difference.

    1. YouTube uses audio compression and a codec that makes binaurals almost totally ineffective on YouTube. So-called binaural producers know this, but post audio claiming to be binaural. Most isn’t even binaural audio and the stuff that actually is wont work anyway. If you want “real” binaurals go with a trusted source like

    2. Agreed. Sound engineer and amateur binaural creator, and there just isn’t the range in YouTube’s compression to get any form of effective binaurals on youtube. Those who post them know this, so either post completely fake binaural audio or just weird audio they claim to be binaural. Unfortunatey when IDose became world famous all the fakes and imitators came out to play.

  9. WOW! Interesting. I actually thought that the youtube binaural beats worked until I found this article. No wonder why I was never getting any results! Youtube should be ashamed of themselves for uploading such BS just for views, likes, and subscribers.

  10. I-Doser is the stuff. I tested some of the free samples and my damn headphones were vibrating. Nice! 😀 <3

  11. Donia Schloot says:

    Thanks for your lesson. Fortunately, I haven’t been dabbling in the YoTube’s binaural beats for long, as I just got into it. I just got the I-Doser app & some doses in my phone. The reason why I hadn’t gotten into binaural beats until recently was that I was still learning how to hear with my cochlear implants.

  12. It is a fact that I-Doser’s binaurals are probably the most consistently effective out there. Though it seems I-Doser’s blog doesn’t explain as to why most YouTube forms of brain entrainment are vastly ineffective due to audio data compression etc. Let me fill in those wondering:

    1. Since the audio data in compressed lossy formats is slightly bit-crushed due to the significantly lower bit-rate the waves become more stair-like and less smooth. It is imperative for a binaural to be effective that the waves are as smooth as possible. The more effective brain entrainment videos on YouTube tend to set the carrier frequency of the binaural quite low (more stairs = more smooth) and then layer isochronic tones on top. Use of binaural music/sound modulation is also often used to mask the binaurals in better produced YouTube entrainment videos. Just like subliminals brain entrainment works best when you are un/less-aware of its presence.

    2. Brain entrainment still being a vastly unexplored subject has been plagued by generated superstitions, conspiracies, and wacky beliefs from the new-age/spiritual crowd as to what binaural frequencies correspond to what mental states. A good example is the soffleggio tones where people believe that by using mathematical patterns of certain numbers in certain combinations as values in Hz they are recreating some ancient lost tones that people used to meditate to in order to achieve enlightenment. But you have to realize that Hertz being invented by Heinrich Hertz in the 1800’s (nowhere near ancient) is based off of one cycle per second (the second also being a relatively new measurement of time). If the time a second took changed the time the cycle takes would also change thus effectively changing the frequency. To be honest, who knows what these so called “ancient tones” even do. People who haven’t done enough research in the realm will have immense trouble discerning fact from fiction. The majority of people producing brain entrainment don’t even own an electroencephalogram so they can compare the effects of their binaurals on the brain to the effects of drugs or very deep meditation.

    3. Beware! Warning! unofficial sources etc. Yet no real reason in this article is provided besides time drain (like really, most of this stuff is entirely free to listen). I will provide a good reason for avoiding most YouTube brain entrainment. One word, subliminals. Subliminals can be very effective but also very scary things – just read the comments section on any “subliminal flush” or similar video on YouTube (complete horror stories). Completely silent subliminals can be effectively added to the audio without your knowledge. Do you really want to trust strangers with your subconscious the key to your soul? I have seen many deceptive techniques used by these people who make these subliminals combined with brain entrainment. An example being, that they will make some fake subliminals audible and then produce entirely silent subliminals using techniques such as making the subliminals ultrasonic or vocoding them. I discovered this by using a spectrogram on the audio. Even if you find you can trust the person adding subliminals to their brain entrainment has entirely honest intentions their affirmations script may be written badly possibly leading to unexpected results.

    1. TinkerHell says:

      What kind of “ results” are we talking about? And after I read your comment about “ horror stories,” I went & read many comment sections, but failed to find anything to that effect. Can you please elaborate & give some examples? It would be appreciated. Thank you.

  13. Bill Myar says:

    YouTube is loaded with scam “subliminal” channels claiming they can change hair or eye color, fix DNA, make you look better, etc. Frequency Wizard, Binaural Nutrition, and much more. All scams. Glad YouTube is taking action to remove a lot of these this year. Best thing you can do is use the flag icon on subliminal videos and report them as scams. Some kids crappy stock audio isn’t going to make you lose weight or change your hair color.

  14. I know of many of those scam binaural channels. Frequency Wizard, Binaural Nutrition, anything named “Subs” or “Subliminal” – lately YouTube has been removing the channels. Sad how scammy they are.

  15. Charles Grizz says:

    YouTube has been doing a cleanup – so many of those scam frequency subliminal channels being removed for scamming. Was wondering how long Youtube would allow people to claim they can cleanse their blood or whatever fake claims they always make.

  16. I was scammed by a channel claiming they had subliminal audio that could make me grow taller. Reported them to YouTube as spam/scam and not the channel is removed. Nobody else will fall for it now!

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