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unbiased Sound & White Noise Machine Reviews, Ratings and Comparisons

Based on 10,694 Actual Consumer Experiences

July 14, 2014

Contents

Machines For Adults / Home / Office
Machines For Children / Babies / Infants
Machines For Travel
Alternatives
About Our Research and Ratings

Sound / White Noise Machines For Adults / Home / Office

The following products are especially suited for home and office use. Select a product for detailed ratings and analysis.

Conair Sound Therapy HoMedics Sound Spa LectroFan Marpac Sound+ Sleep
Owner satisfaction c B A B+ B+
Price a+ a+ C c+ d
Value B+ a A A- B-
Reliability c- c A B+ C+
Sound quality c b- A- A- A-
Loops not noticeable c- c+ A a+ A-
Volume potential b b- A b+ c+
Variety of sounds b- c B d b+
Nature sounds b- b- NA NA b+
White noise c b- A a A
Child suitable a- c+ A a- c-
Clock/alarm NA NA NA NA NA
Timer c+ a C+ NA a
Not too bright a- b+ A+ a+ A-
Appearance c+ c+ B B- c+
Can run on batteries Yes Yes no No No

NA = feature not available

Sound / White Noise Machines For Infants, Babies, Children

All sound / white noise machines are at least somewhat suitable for the needs of young children, but the models below tend to be most suitable. Select a product for detailed ratings and analysis.

Conair Sound Therapy Graco Sweet Slumber HoMedics Sound Spa LectroFan Marpac Sleep Sheep
Owner satisfaction c c+ B A B+ B+
Price a+ b- a+ C c+ a
Value B+ C+ a A A- A-
Reliability c- c c A B+ b-
Sound quality c b b- A- A- c
Loops not noticeable c- c c+ A a+ c
Volume potential b c- b- A b+ c-
Variety of sounds b- B c B d c-
Nature sounds b- b- b- NA NA b
White noise c b b- A a c+
Adult suitable A- d a- A a f
Travel friendly C+ c+ b- A- c a
Clock/alarm NA NA NA NA NA NA
Timer c+ b a C+ NA c
Not too bright a- c b+ A+ a+ a
Appearance c+ c+ c+ B- B- b
Can run on batteries Yes Yes Yes No No yes

NA = feature not available


Sound / White Noise Machines For Travel

Nearly all sound / white noise machines are compact and light enough for travel use, but the models below have features which make them most suitable. Select a product for detailed ratings and analysis.

HoMedics Sound Spa LectroFan Marsona TSC-330 Sound+ Sleep Nomad Sound Oasis Travel
Owner satisfaction B A A- B+ c-
Price a+ C c- d d+
Value a A B b- C-
Reliability c A b C c-
Sound quality b- A- c+ a- c
Loops not noticeable c+ A a a- c-
Volume potential b- A c+ b- c-
Variety of sounds c b c- b+ b
Nature sounds b- NA b a- b+
White noise b- A b a- b
Adult suitable a- A a a a
Child suitable c+ A c c- d+
Clock/alarm NA NA NA NA a
Timer a C+ NA a a
Not too bright b+ A+ a a c+
Appearance c+ B- c b b+
Can run on batteries Yes No Yes yes Yes

NA = feature not available


Sound / White Noise Machine Alternatives

If you prefer having air circulation in addition to white noise, especially for sleeping, see fans for sleeping. Learn about other solutions to deal with unwanted noise that can be used instead of or in combination with a sound / white noise machine.


About Our Unbiased Sound / White Noise Machine Research

Findings are based on 10,000+ reviews from actual sound / white noise machine generator consumers collected from diverse, credible sources. These sources include online message boards and product review sections on retailers' websites, including but not limited to Amazon, Walmart, Target, Best Buy, and Bed Bath & Beyond.

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