Muse: The Brain Sensing Headband


  • Muse is your personal meditation assistant
  • Sometimes your mind is calm and sometimes it's active. Muse will guide you to a calm mind
  • Put on the Muse headband, put on your earbuds, start the app, and close your eyes. Immerse yourself within the sounds of a beach or rainforest
  • While you meditate, Muse measures whether your mind is calm or active, and translates that data into weathers sounds
  • When you're calm, you'll hear peaceful weather sounds. When your mind wanders, the weather will intensify, guiding you back to a calm state
  • After each session, review your data, set goals, and build a deeply rewarding meditation practice that gets better every time
  • Kindly refer to the User Manual, FAQs, and Tech Specs for more information


From the manufacturer

Muse: The Brain Sensing Headband
Meditation Made Easy
Muse is the first product that gives you accurate, real-time EEG feedback making meditation easy to learn, trackable, and fun.

Most people struggle with starting a meditation practice, they worry: Am I doing this right? What should I do next? Why is this so hard? As your personal meditation assistant, Muse helps you track your progress, keep consistent, and stay engaged.

Muse is unique in its ability to provide feedback on a user’s meditation, both prompting the user to focus, while rewarding moments of calm. While you meditate, you’ll hear gentle ocean waves or rainforest rainfall get progressively louder as your mind drifts, signalling you to bring your attention back to your breath. This makes building a consistent practice of focused attention meditation faster, easier, and more enjoyable.

Health Benefits of Meditation
Meditation has been scientifically shown to improve sleep, mood, and symptoms related to anxiety. An ongoing meditation practice can improve overall wellbeing, focus and performance.

Meditation to Improve Sleep
Studies, including one by Harvard Medical School, show that meditation, including focused attention meditation, can help with insomnia and other sleep disorders.

Meditation to Soothe Anxious Feelings
Studies have shown that mindfulness meditation can aid in a person’s ability to regulate emotions.

Meditation to Help Mood
Scientific evidence has shown that a few minutes spent to focus the mind each day can reduce stress, pain, depression, and more.

Muse Featured in Scientific Journals
Muse has been used in a wide range of scientific studies including the analyses of expert meditator brain states, performance athletes and emergency responders and surgeons during moments of fatigue.

Why Choose Muse?
Muse is very easy to use, makes meditation more enjoyable and takes the guesswork out of a focused attention practice. Simply start the app, put on the headband, close your eyes and focus on your breath. Muse will measure your focus and will adjust subtle guiding sounds based on your brain state.

World-Class Muse Meditation App
Download the free Muse app which is available for Android and Apple devices. The app allows you to measure your meditation, track progress and improve over time. Review charts and graphs after every session.

The Muse App
With the free Muse app you can tailor your meditation to suit your needs. Select an immersive soundscape which is an audible environment provides subtle guidance as your brain state shifts from a wandering to a calm and focused state. With the Muse app you can measure your progress, review your data, unlock achievements and learn from expert guest meditators.

Track and Measure Your Results
With the free Muse app you can tailor your meditation to suit your needs. Select an immersive soundscape which is an audible environment provides subtle guidance as your brain state shifts from a wandering to a calm and focused state. With the Muse app you can measure your progress, review your data, unlock achievements and learn from expert guest meditators.

Set Goals and Challenge Yourself
With the free Muse app you can tailor your meditation to suit your needs. Select an immersive soundscape which is an audible environment provides subtle guidance as your brain state shifts from a wandering to a calm and focused state. With the Muse app you can measure your progress, review your data, unlock achievements and learn from expert guest meditators.

Access Engaging Guided Experiences
With the free Muse app available for iOS and Android you can tailor your meditation to suit your needs. Select an immersive soundscape which is an audible environment provides subtle guidance as your brain state shifts from a wandering to a calm and focused state. With the Muse app you can measure your progress, review your data, unlock achievements and learn from expert guest meditators.

Product description
Muse is your personal meditation assistant. While you meditate, Muse measures whether your mind is calm or active, and translates that data into weather sounds. When you’re calm, you’ll hear peaceful weather sounds. When your mind wanders, the weather will intensify, guiding you back to a calm state. After each session, review your data, set goals, and build a deeply rewarding meditation practice that gets better every time.


Top Customer reviews

I purchased this on Black Friday for $179 with case. I am a long time mediator (3-4 years), but I wanted to improve my meditations. Sometimes I just don't know how well I'm doing. I wanted something that would show where I was at scientifically: beta, alpha, theta, etc. I have used this every day since December 2017.

So for the first 4 months (almost 50 hours of meditation time) I “trained” with the free included App. You put in the headphones in your cell phone (turn it on airplane mode so you won’t receive notifications), and you pair the device with bluetooth. Open the app, and set it up. How it works is you have 5 ambient noises to choose from. My fav was Rainforest. It's raining and windy, but if you quiet your mind, the wind settles down. Quiet it more and the rain stops. Quiet it more and it gets quiet. Quiet it more and you hear bird chirping. If you notice the birds chirping and think about it, the rain comes back, if you still keep thinking about it, the wind comes back, etc. And now you have to quiet your mind again. I just absolutely loved it because it gives instant feedback. You know how quickly your mind starts to wander. So that was useful, but after using it there seemed like there was something really wrong with the app. (Not the device, I don’t want to turn this review into a review of 1 application) Now you might be thinking, bird chirping is deep Alpha, quiet is alpha, storm raging is beta, but no. As of the writing of this text, (May 2018) how to app operates is it goes through a calibration where it sets a baseline for the whole session. So if your mind in baseline is active, when you quiet down for meditation, you get lots of bird “points”. If your mind is quiet during calibration, you will have a stormy session, no matter how quiet your mind really becomes. This is the foundational app so I think it’s worth talking about it’s limitations. You will soon graduate off this app. I’m not saying it wasn’t REALLY useful, it’s just there is no scientific way you can ever have the same brain state in calibration, so it’s limited and hyper prone to bad data for most people.

Presently, I now use an app called “MuseMonitor” ($10 from the google app store). Now we’re getting into the science. I can record my brain waves (all the data from the MUSE device) and map them proper in excel or their website will map it as well.

Note: Nobody tells you this but eye movement is incorrectly labeled as delta.

Before this device I used to have the NeruoSky, but that was dastardly uncomfortable and you couldn't wear it lying down. It only had 1 sensor too. The MUSE is totally comfortable, no wires (BT) and strap adjustable. You can’t underestimate the value of comfort and ease. You won’t use it unless it’s easy and comfortable!

I’ve also looked at Open BCI. But I wouldn’t be able to wear that lying down and it’s must more complex and messy. Maybe one day. The developer side of the MUSE is also well established, so if you want to use the device for user uses, I think you’ll find a good home here.

So yeah, all in all, I do love this device. Still use it every day. I’ve never had any connection issues, or pairing problems. I wish there were more guides on how to interpret the raw data. As of the writing of this review, there isn’t ANY simple guides and guidelines on how to interpret the data. They just refer you to books on EEG. Not helpful. I’m really interested in this stuff so I’m going to try to make one myself.