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THE GOOD: The Sound Oasis Travel Sound Therapy System is travel friendly, capable of producing a variety of sounds, and generally effective.
THE BAD: Its mediocre sound quality, unwanted light, and limited volume potential cause it to rate below average in owner satisfaction.
THE MACHINE: Sound Oasis plays 18 digitally recorded sounds and features a jet-lag reduction sound and voice memo feature. The product lets users wake to any sound or a buzzer alarm. Its small size, multi-plug, worldwide-use AC adapter and other features make the product suitable for travel.
THE COMPETITION: Its main competition is the Brookstone Travel Sound Therapy Machine. See how the Sound Oasis compares to all competitors in the comparison grid or sound/white noise machine reviews – summary.
About Our Unbiased Ratings: The ratings below are based on at least 160 actual owner experiences and reviews collected from diverse, credible sources including online message boards and product review sections on retailers' websites.
|Owner satisfaction||c-||The Sound Oasis Travel Sound Therapy System has 70% owner satisfaction ( ). This rating is similar to its closest competition, but below many non-travel sound / white noise machines.|
|Price||c-||Its price is often $65-$90.|
|Value||c-||The machine's fairly high price along with its slightly below-average owner satisfaction rate makes it a questionable value.|
|Reliability||c-||Owner reviews suggests that the reliability and longevity of the product are questionable.|
|Sound quality||c||The product provides no better than acceptable sound quality.|
|Loops not noticeable||c-||Each sound repeats every 3-6 seconds which can be noticed and uncalming to those with a sensitive ear.|
|Volume potential||c-||About 10% of reviews report that the Sound Oasis generates only low to moderate volume.|
|Variety of sounds||b||The product plays 18 recorded sounds.|
|Plays nature sounds||b+||The Sound Oasis plays Ocean Surf, North Woods, Thunderstorm, White Noise, Night Train, Spring Rain, Island Surf, Bonfire, Stream, Hidden Cove, Wind, Asian Garden, Song Birds, Harbor Swell, Bamboo Chimes, Summer Night, Cooling Fan and Rain Forest.|
|Plays white noise||b||The white noise setting is fairly popular among owners.|
|Travel friendly||b+||The Sound Oasis is arguably the most travel-friendly sound machine available currently. It can run on four AA batteries, which should be expected to last about 50 hours before needing replacement. Should you want to plug the unit in, several wall adapters are included for various parts of the world. The product is small in size (5.4 x 1.5 x 3 inches) and weighs less than a pound.|
|Clock / alarm||a||The product features dual time (home & away) & calendar with buzzer or sound alarm.|
|Timer||a||Continuous, 30 min., 60 min. and 90 min. and gentle reduction in sound volume|
|c+||Backlighting for the clock is reported as too bright for about 5% of reviewers.|
|Appearance||b+||The appearance is a strength of the product, say owners.|
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