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THE GOOD: Brookstone's Tranquil Moments sleep sound machine tends to be generally effective due to its sound variety and sound quality / realism.
THE BAD: High price, unwanted light, and less-than-stellar reliability cause it to rate only slightly better than average compared to sound / white noise machines overall.
THE MACHINE: The machine plays 12 digital sound programs designed mainly to promote relaxation or sleep. Each program is based on either Delta, Alpha or Theta brainwave frequencies.
THE COMPETITION: Its main competition is likely Ecotones, Marsona TSC-330 and Sound Oasis. See how Tranquil Moments compares to these competitors and others in the comparison grid or sound/white noise machine reviews – summary.
About Our Unbiased Ratings: The Brookstone Tranquil Moments Sleep Sound Machine ratings below are based on at least 375 actual owner experiences and reviews collected from diverse, credible sources including online message boards and product review sections on retailers' websites.
|Owner satisfaction||b-||Brookstone Tranquil Moments has 81% owner satisfaction ( ).|
|Price||d-||The price is $130-$150 which is about double the average price for a sound / white noise machine ($56).
|Value||c-||The Tranquil Moment's high price along with its only slightly better-than-average owner satisfaction makes it a questionable value.|
|Reliability / longevity||c||The product has fair reliability. At least 12% of Tranquil Moments owners report various problems within the first year.|
|Sound quality||b||The sounds overall are of good quality and realism, but some of the sounds may be a bit "tinny," say owners.|
|Loops not noticeable||b-||The Brookstone machine replays the same sound sequence about every 30 seconds. Most owners report not noticing this looping. About 10% of owners say the repetition is noticeable, distracting and un-calming.|
|Volume potential||b||The product's volume capability is generally adequate to be clearly heard across a room and mask unwanted noise of low to moderate volume.|
|Variety of sounds||b||The Brookstone plays 12 sounds: five nature soundscapes and seven clinically engineered sounds. Owners generally say most of the sounds are pleasant.|
|Plays nature sounds||b||The machine plays thunderstorm, ocean surf, stream, summer night and rain.|
|Plays white noise||b||The machine plays pure white noise as well as six other clinically engineered sounds: serenity, unwind, celestial, meditate, focus and rejuvenate.|
|Compact||b+||Reviews generally praise the product for having a small footprint. (6 w x 3.25 d x 6.125 h)|
|Lightweight||c||Its weight is under 3 lbs.|
|Travel friendly||c+||The product is compact and light enough to be somewhat travel friendly, and it can run on batteries. At least 10% of owners report using it for travel.|
|d-||The main complaint for the Brookstone is that the lights behind the selections are too bright even on the lowest setting. As a result, the lights act as an unwanted night light which can prevent sleepers from having the darkness they need for optimum sleep. Owners report taking all kinds of actions to deal with the unwanted light, such as putting a cloth over the machine or putting it under their bed.|
|Timer||a||It features 30-, 60- or 90-minute auto shut off or continuous play.|
|Appearance||a||The Brookstone's appearance is a main strength of the product, according to owners.|
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