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THE GOOD: Inexpensive • generally effective at masking unwanted noise and encouraging relaxation • suitable for both adults and babies / infants.
THE BAD: Sound quality and realism are less than stellar • reliability is somewhat questionable.
THE MACHINE: The Homedics Sound Spa plays six nature sounds and features an auto-off timer and the ability to work on batteries.
THE COMPETITION: Its main competition is the DEX Sound Sleeper and Conair Sound Therapy. See how the Homedics Sound Spa compares to all competitors in the comparison grid or sound/white noise machine reviews – summary.
About Our Unbiased Ratings: Our Homedics Sound Spa's ratings below are based on at least 1,000 actual owner experiences collected from diverse sources including product review sections on retailers' websites and online message boards.
|Owner satisfaction||a||The Homedics Sound Spa Machine has 87% owner satisfaction ( ). By comparison, sound / white noise machines overall have 76% satisfaction.|
|Price||a||Most retailers charge around $20, including Amazon, making the Homedics one of the most affordable sound machines.|
|Reliability||c||Reliability appears to have improved at least somewhat recently. Nevertheless, about 20% of owners say that the product seems flimsy or "cheap", while 10% say the volume knob has a tendency to short out with regular use.|
|Sound quality||b-||Sound quality can depend on the ear of the listener, but most owners say sound quality is fair or better.|
|Loops not noticeable||c+||The HoMedics' sounds are digital recordings, and the loop repeats every few seconds. If you listen too closely, you can notice the loop starting again which can be distracting.|
|Volume potential||b-||The Hometics' volume potential is generally effective overall in masking many unwanted noises and creating a more relaxing atmosphere.|
|Plays nature sounds||b||The product plays five nature sounds: ocean, summer night, rain, thunder and brook.|
|Plays white noise||b-||The product has a generally clean and clear white noise sound as well as a white noise-like rain sound.|
|Travel friendly||b||The size of the Homedics is somewhat bulky (6.5 x 6 x 2), but it's fairly lightweight and can run on batteries.|
|b+||Lighting from the HoMedics is minimal and does not interfere with sleep.|
|Timer||a||It has a 15, 30 and 60 minute auto off timer|
|Appearance||c+||Not a clear strength or weakness of the machine.|
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