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THE GOOD: The Sound Oasis produces generally quality sounds with little noticeable repetition.
THE BAD: It has some reliability issues / bugs, and inserting the sound cards can be difficult.
THE MACHINE: The Sound Oasis produces six nature sounds. The product uses "sound card" technology which allows users to add new sounds by inserting an optional memory card. In addition, the machine has an alarm clock, timer and gradual-off volume reduction as well as several other features.
THE COMPETITION: Its main competition is the Sharper Image Sound Soother and the DEX Sound Sleeper. See how the Sound Oasis compares to these competitors and others in the comparison grid or sound/white noise machine reviews – summary.
About Our Unbiased Ratings: The Sound Oasis ratings below are based on at least 100 actual owner experiences and reviews collected from diverse sources including online message boards and product review sections on retailers' websites.
|Owner satisfaction||c||The Sound Oasis has 75% owner satisfaction ( ). This rating puts it in the middle of the pack among other sound / white noise machines.|
|Price||c||$45-$50 is the price charged by all known retailers, including Amazon.|
|Reliability||c||About 10% of reviews report various reliability issues. A somewhat common problem is the Sound Oasis turns on and or off by itself.|
|Sound quality||b||Sound quality is usually considered to be at least somewhat above average.|
|Loops not noticeable||a-||Virtually all owners say the Sound Oasis provides seamless loops. In other words, you cannot notice when the sound loop repeats itself, and this results in a less distracting, more relaxing experience.|
|Volume potential||b||Most owners are pleased with the volume capability and noise-masking ability of the sound.|
|Plays nature sounds||b||The Sound Oasis plays six nature sounds.|
|Plays white noise||a-||A pure white noise setting is available and is generally liked by owners.|
|Variety of sounds||b-||Owners can add new sounds to their Sound Oasis unit by inserting an optional memory card containing six additional sounds. However, several people report difficulties successfully using a card.|
|Travel friendly||c+||The product is acceptable for travel because of its compact size and low weight (under two pounds). The Sound Oasis can be powered by 4 "AA" batteries.|
|Timer||a||Four settings: continuous, 30, 60 or 90 minute with gentle off.|
|a-||Lighting from the Sound Oasis is minimal and does not interfere with sleep.|
|Appearance||c+||Some owners like the contemporary design, but others say it appears cheap and flimsy.|
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