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THE GOOD: Produces dynamic, varied and realistic sounds.
THE BAD: Fair reliability • somewhat limited volume potential • questionable value.
THE MACHINE: The product produces ten natural sound recordings. It uses adaptive technology to detect background noise and change its sound to mask it. The machine is made by Adaptive Sound Technologies (in business since 2008).
THE COMPETITION: See how Sound+Sleep compares to competitors in the sound / white noise machine reviews – summary.
The table shows how Sound+Sleep rates compared to the average sound machine.
|Owner satisfaction||B-||Sound+Sleep has 81% owner satisfaction.|
|Price||d||Around $100 at Amazon. The average price of a sound / white noise machine is $50.|
|Value||b-||The advanced features and capabilities of the Sound+Sleep do not make up for the relatively high price, say at least 10% of owners.|
|Reliability||C||About 8% of owners report problems within the first year.|
|Loops not noticeable||A-||Most owner report that there's no annoying and distracting repetition in the sounds. A small number of owners with sensitive hearing can pick up on the loops, however.|
|Volume potential||c+||A lack of adequate volume is reported by about 6% of owners. Another complaint is an inability to determine the volume level by looking at the controls. On the favorable side, when set to adaptive mode, the machine can detect background noise and then dynamically change its recordings to mask it.|
|Variety of sounds||b+||It plays ten sound recordings including ocean, rain, brook, waterfall, and white noise.|
|Nature sound quality||b+||Sound quality and realism are good, often better than those of other sound machines.|
|White noise quality||A||Sound quality is often better than that of other sound machines.|
|Footprint||C+||4.5 inches x 5.5 inches x 7.5 inches.|
|Travel friendly||B||It can operate on dual voltage making it suitable for international travel (plug adaptors not included). The product is compact and light enough (two pounds) to be fairly travel friendly. It does not run on batteries.|
|A-||Lighting from the machine can be turned off.|
|Timer||a||It features a four-level sleep timer (30, 60, 90, 120 minutes) with automatic and gradual off.|
|Appearance||c+||Appearance is acceptable, say most owners.|
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