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THE GOOD: The Marsona Travel Sound Conditioner (TSC-330) tends to be effective due to its sound quality and overall reliability. Its small size, weight and dual-voltage power supply make it well-suited for travel.
THE BAD: It has no timer, and its sound can lack the realism, volume and variety of some competing products.
THE MACHINE: It uses variations of the same digitally created sound to produce nature sounds and white noise.
THE COMPETITION: Its main competition is Brookstone Travel Tranquil Moments Sound Machine and Ecotones. See how the Marsona TSC-330 compares to these competitors and others in the detailed comparison or sound / white noise machine reviews – summary.
About Our Unbiased Ratings: The Marsona TSC-330 ratings below are based on at least 140 actual owner experiences collected from diverse sources including online message boards and product review sections on retailers' websites.
|Owner satisfaction||b+||The Marsona TSC-330 has 84% owner satisfaction ( ) which places it near the top among sound / white noise machines overall.|
|Price||c||$70-$80 is the price charged by all known retailers, including Amazon. The average price of a sound / white noise machine is $68.|
|Value||b||Given its somewhat moderate price and high owner satisfaction, owners generally say that the Marsona TSC-330 is a good value.|
|Reliability||b||Owners tend to report few quality / reliability issues with the Marsona.|
|Sound quality||c+||About 4% of owners say the sound quality is poor, but most owners say that tinny, static-like noise is kept to a minimum.|
|Loops not noticeable||a||There is no annoying repetition of sounds as is the case with most other sound machines. The Marsona synthesizes the sounds and even changes them every few seconds to provide slight variation.|
|Volume potential||c+||About 3% of owners report a lack of adequate volume. But most owners say that the machine provides good sound and can fill a room.|
|Variety of sounds||c-||The main shortcoming of the product. The Marsona plays variations of the same sound.
|Plays nature sounds||b||The Marsona electronically creates noise that sounds like rain, waterfall and surf.|
|Plays white noise||b||The setting can be adjusted, say owners, to achieve fairly consistent white noise.|
|Travel friendly||b+||Because of its size (6" x 4" x 2") and weight (1.2 lbs including transformer), the Marsona is easily portable. The Marsona features 110/230VAC dual voltage for international and domestic travel.|
|Timer||f||The product has no timer.|
|a||Lighting from the Marsona is minimal or nonexistent and does not interfere with sleep.|
|Appearance||c||Not a strength or a weakness, according to owners.|
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