The concept behind I-Doser is pretty mind-bending when you think about it, being able to elicit experiences just by listening to an audio track. It definitely has a sci-fi feeling to it, but is the science there to back it up?
It seems like sometime in the future humans will be able to virtually simulate all sorts of experiences, including ones that alter the state of mind. But are we there yet? The makers of I-Doser say that we are, and that if you follow their steps to a good listening experience you can start to fee; a myriad of moods and effects based on what your goal is.
If you’re feeling stressed they can help you relax, if you can’t get to sleep you can take an audio Ambien. The only limitation is your imagination, and without any of the bad things involved there’s not a lot of reason not to try it. Unless it’s a big waste of time and money.
They claim that you can feel the effects of elicit, illegal, and pharmaceutical drugs by listening to the binaural beats with a pair of headphones. The result should be all of the desired effects with none of the dangerous side effects or addictions. They point to the large number of YouTube users that have recorded their experiences on camera as evidence that it works. They do say that 15 percent of those that try it don’t feel anything, and that a further 19% could only experience the full effect once.
The hype is that they are setting this up as if they are selling illegal drugs legally at their website. Being able to put things into your shopping cart labeled marijuana, cocaine, and crystal meth is enough to make some people buy it just for the novelty factor. There’s also the big question of whether it works or not, and the debate goes back and forth on whether binaural beats are an actual phenomenon or just a digital form of snake oil.
Costs for I-Doser beats vary depending on the format and the dose. You can choose MP3’s that come in packs grouped by the type of beats they contain and retail for $17. Or you can opt to go the software route which if $50 for the upgrade, and then you’ll have the option to buy packs of doses that can range from $6 to $60 for a combo pack with 30 doses in it. When compared to buying the real things it’s pretty inexpensive because if it works you’d be able to reuse it again and again to have the feeling whenever you want.
The Belief Factor
The mind is a very powerful thing, and it can be lulled into many different states under the right conditions. That’s why you see people in transcendental mental states, others that walk over hot coals, and groups playing games like light as a feather stiff as a board, or using Ouija boards. This can’t be underestimated and is a big reason why many people would say that it works, that they felt something, and would be able to repeat the experience because they expect to have it.
The overwhelming amount of evidence pointing to the claims being made by I-Doser and other purveyors of binaural beats makes it a no-go if you’re thinking of trying these out in the hopes of getting an authentic experience from them. However, if you’re going to try these out, they do seem like one of the better choices available, claiming to put their products through a rigorous quality assurance process and only selling those doses that provide an effect for the majority of testers.
A product like this needs to have a trial offered so that individuals can see first hand what it’s like. And I-Doser seems to understand that, offering a free download of their software with pre-installed beat samples so that you know what you’re ordering before you order it. After downloading it and trying it out, we weren’t too impressed with it, but we weren’t really expecting much from it, so your mileage may vary.
Final I-Doser Review
The placebo effect is an undeniable reality, and in that respect I-Doser will “work” for some people, but not for others, and they put this disclaimer on their website. What’s really at work here is the power of suggestion, as you’re buying something that is labeled and sold as marijuana, you intend to get the feeling of being high from it, the beats induce feelings of relaxation, and your brain does the rest. But suggesting that it will give you the exact effect or that you’re brainwaves are being put into the same frequency as they are when you actually get high is a stretch.
This is one of those products where both skeptics and believers will be proven right. If you’re not really thinking this will work and are just listening to them to prove it wrong, you’ll probably come out of it with more conviction that it’s a sham. But if you buy into the idea and like the thought of getting the effects of taking illegal drugs by listening to music with no side effects and go into it expecting a payoff, you’ll also likely be happy with the results. Luckily they have a free download and samples to see which side of the argument you’ll be on.