For the people who have been looking for binaural beats to play at home or who have wanted to experiment with binaural beat therapy at home before looking for a qualified therapist, you would have seen binaural beats with isochronic tones available, and you probably wondering what isochronic tones are.
Studies have found that isochronic tones provide the same result as binaural beats, except they are a lot faster than binaural beats; therefore your sessions with isochronic tones are shorter than those with pure binaural beat tones. Some people have found that binaural beats mixed with isochronic tones are easier to listen to than pure binaural beats; therefore the therapy and intended result is easier to achieve.
With pure binaural beat therapy your brain has to be trained to follow the frequency that you desire to provide you with the beneficial results while with isochronic tones your brain is forced to recognize the frequency and tone that you desire and the benefits are experienced a lot faster.
Binaural beats require the use of headphones else the therapy does not work at all, with isochronic tones you do not need headphones to achieve the same results, and therefore this is a lot easier for people who find headphones distracting.
The best way to find out whether you prefer pure binaural beats or binaural beats and isochronic tones would be to try both and see which one is easier for you to listen to. Although it is important to note that because binaural beats and isochronic tones work faster than pure binaural beats so for a quick session the isochronic tones are the better choice.