Best Sound Machines

The best sound machines feature a variety of sounds in order to appeal to different types of sleepers. They are also compact and very easy to use. Whether you suffer from insomnia, you have a very light sleep or you live in a noisy neighborhood, you can considerably improve the quality of your sleep by using a good sound machine.

Top 5 Sound Machines Comparison

1. Adaptive Sound Technologies ASM1002 2. HoMedics SS-2000G/F-AMZ 3. HoMedics SS-5020 4. LectroFan ASM1007-FFP1 5. Pure Enrichment Wave Premium Sleep Therapy
Adaptive Sound Technologies ASM1002 Picture HoMedics SS-2000G/F-AMZ Picture HoMedics SS-5020 Picture LectroFan ASM1007-FFP1 Picture Pure Enrichment Wave Premium Sleep Therapy Picture

Product Specifications

Manufacturer Adaptive Sound Technologies HoMedics HoMedics LectroSound Pure Enrichment
Dimensions (L x W x H) 7.5" x 5.5" x 4.5" 6.5" x 6" x 2" 8.1" x 2.5" x 4.6" 4.4" x 2.2" x 4.4" 5.5" x 5.5" x 3.3"
Weight 2 lbs 0.5 lbs 1 lbs 1.2 lbs 1.2 lbs


Number of Sounds 10 6 20 20 6
Volume 41 dB – 97 dB 40 dB – 97 dB N/A 49 dB – 95 dB 40 dB – 89 dB
Power Source AC Adapter AC Adapter AC Adapter AC Adapter; USB Cable AC Adapter
Battery Operated No Yes Yes No No


Automatic Shut-Off Timer Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Continuous Play Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Alarm Clock No No Yes No No
Radio No No Yes No No
Adjustable Volume Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Headphone Jack Yes No N/A No No
Audio Input No No Yes No Yes
Additional Features 20 Additional Sound Profiles Great for Travel Sound Name Display Upward Facing Speakers USB Port
Adaptive Sound Technology Smooth Noise Transition Alarm Wake Modes Removable Chrome Stand
Adjustable Backlight

Sound Profiles

White Noise Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Ocean Yes Yes Yes No Yes
Meadow Yes No No No No
Brook Yes Yes Yes No No
Rainfall Yes Yes Yes No Yes
Thunder No Yes Yes No No
Summer Night No Yes Yes No Yes
Fireplace Yes No Yes No No
City Yes No Yes No No


Warranty 1 Year 2 Years 1 Year 1 Year 5 Years
Customer Support Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
User Manual Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes

Sound Machines Reviews

image Our purpose is to help you understand the pros and cons of different types of sound machines.
image Whether they generate nature sounds or white noise, these machines have proved to be very useful in inducing a state of relaxation for people of all ages.
Sound Oasis BST-100
This sound machine is our number one choice, due to the fact that it can be connected to your smartphone, thus allowing you to download whatever sounds you find more comforting.
Marpac DOHM-DS
Despite the fact that it only generates white noise, we highly recommend this machine. It uses a fan in order to generate a natural white noise and it can be used for masking different types of noises.
We like this white noise machine because it can generate ten different types of non repeating white noises and ten different fan noises.

What to Look for when Buying a Sound Machine

How It is Powered
Is It Plugged In or Battery Operated?
Sound Versatility
Different types of sound and white noises.
Noise Intensities
Adjustable intensity can help you mask different background noises.
If you travel a lot, it pays to invest in a portable sound machine.
Ease of Use
It Should Feature Easy to navigate controls.
Convenience Features
Bluetooth, radio, alarm clock, remote control.

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