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Unbiased Ratings & Review Based on 4,300 Consumer Experiences
THE GOOD: The Marpac Dohm Sound Conditioner is often effective at masking unwanted noise while also being reliable and durable.
THE BAD: In addition to having no timer and little sound variety, volume control is limited causing the machine to be too quiet for some and too loud for others.
THE MACHINE: The Marpac Dohm is a genuine white noise machine in that it creates white noise with rushing air (as opposed to electronically creating sound) and does not play nature sounds. It comes in a one-speed (SS) and two-speed model (DS). The machines are made by Marpac (A+ BBB rating) which has been in business since 1962.
Our Marpac Dohm Sound Conditioner / White Noise Machine ratings below are based on at least 4,300 actual consumer reviews gathered from diverse and credible sources including online message boards and product review sections on retailers' websites.
|Owner satisfaction||a||The Marpac Dohm Sound Conditioner has 88% owner satisfaction ( ) which ties it for first place with Sound+Sleep.|
|Price||C+||$44-$55 is the price charged by most sellers, including Amazon. This price is lower than the average price for a sound / white noise machine ($56).|
|Value||a-||Given the reasonable price and high owner satisfaction, the product is generally regarded as well worth the money.|
|Reliability||B+||Few problems are reported. Some owners report having used their Dohm on a daily basis for decades with no reliability issues.|
|Sound quality||A-||The Marpac Dohm is a genuine white noise machine in that it creates white noise through the use of rushing air, as opposed to providing an electronic recording. Reviews show that owners often appreciate the authenticity and quality of the sound.|
|Loops not noticeable||a+||There is no loop that repeats as is the case with sound / white noise products that produce recorded noises.|
|Volume potential||b||Volume potential is generally good, but some owners say it is too loud while others say it is not loud enough. The dual-speed model (DS) likely has better volume potential than the one-speed model (SS).|
|Variety of sounds||d||Compared to most other brands, the Marpac Dohm has limited sound variety as it produces only white noise. The tone of the sound can be somewhat altered, however, by adjusting the housing.|
|Plays nature sounds||f||The Marpac Dohm is strictly a white noise machine. It cannot produce nature sounds.|
|Plays white noise||a||The product makes a consistent, smooth sound of rushing air.|
|Travel friendly||c||The machine cannot run on batteries, but many reviews indicate that owners use it when traveling because of its somewhat compact dimensions and reasonable weight (1.5 pounds).|
|Timer||f||The machine has no timer.|
|a+||The machine has no lights that can brighten a dark bedroom and interfere with sleep.|
|Appearance||C+||Appearance is acceptable or better, say most owners.|
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