HoMedics SS-6000

    A good sound machine has to include everything you need for a restful sleep, so you can state that the SS-6000 by HoMedics is more than a good unit. With alarm clock, timer, CD, and its own soothing sounds, you can't ask more from a sound machine. If you want to ask for a low price as well, then the $59 price tag on this sound machine will successfully close the wish list.     Sounds There are 6 relaxing sounds available with the machine and all 6 have been chosen because they are extremely soothing and can…

HoMedics SS-6000 Ratings

Convenience - 86%
Sound versatility - 84%
Ease of Use - 85%

85%

GREAT

With the radio feature, the alarm setting, the programmable timer, and the interesting design, we believe that the SS-6000 sound machine is a great unit that can improve the quality of your sleep.

User Rating: 5 ( 1 votes)

 

  A good sound machine has to include everything you need for a restful sleep, so you can state that the SS-6000 by HoMedics is more than a good unit. With alarm clock, timer, CD, and its own soothing sounds, you can’t ask more from a sound machine. If you want to ask for a low price as well, then the $59 price tag on this sound machine will successfully close the wish list.

 

 

Sounds

There are 6 relaxing sounds available with the machine and all 6 have been chosen because they are extremely soothing and can create the perfect sleeping environment. All the sounds are inspired by nature and by the movements and natural phenomenon that occur outdoors. There is the Rainforest sound, the Ocean, the Thunder, the Waterfall, the Rain, and the Summer Night.

Features

More than a sound machine, this model offers you the chance to fall asleep while listening to your favorite music on a CD and when you get tired of that, you can switch to one of the 6 sounds it includes. The volume can be adjusted with the volume dial located on one side of the device while on the other side there is the tune dial that sets the radio frequency, since it also works as a radio. The large screen displays the time, so you can set the alarm that will wake you up in the morning. You can choose as an alarm tone either a song from your CD, one of the sounds available, or you can have the radio start to wake you up. If you want to get some more sleep, you can press the Snooze button and the alarm will be delayed. There is also a timer feature, in case you don’t want the sound machine to play the sounds endlessly, and you can set it to stop after 15, 30 or 60 minutes. One of the nicest features of the device is the projector that displays the time on the ceiling, so you will know what time it is when you open your eyes and look upward. This is a great hack for children if you place the sound machine in their room.

Design and accessories

This is a very nice looking device, with an interesting shape and a stylish gray housing with a silver ring around the CD door where all the buttons are placed. In the center of the sound machine, there is a large LCD screen that displays the atomic clock and all the settings available, like the timer or the alarm. Measuring 11 x 9 x 3.35 inches and weighing only 4 pounds, you can take this device anywhere with you and you can place it on a chair or a nightstand. While the large clock and the projector make this sound machine look very futuristic, the analog radio dial sends it back into the past.

Ease of Use

The ease of use of a sound machine is highly important because its main purpose is to help you fall asleep, not to figure out how exactly to use it. Fortunately, this a simple unit that can be easily operated by both adults and children. All the buttons are conveniently placed around the LCD screen, allowing you to choose your favorite sound, set the timer or control the music played by the CD player. Additionally, you won’t have to set the atomic clock because the unit can automatically set the time backwards or forwards, whenever the case.

Warranty and support

This sound machine comes with a 2-year warranty and there is customer support available on the HoMedics official website for any question you will like to address them.

 

PROS
CONS
  • Features a radio and a CD player
  • Bulky design
  • Unique time projection
  • The display is rather bright
  • Lightweight
 
  • Easy to use
 
  • The clock sets up automatically
 

Comments

    1. Yes, the HoMedics SS-6000 allows you to either let it play continuously throughout the night, or you can set the timer for 15, 30, or 60 minutes. When the time that you have selected passes, the sound machine will automatically turn off.

  1. I bought two of these a while ago, and I am an in love with the quality of the sounds! My child adores the summer night sound and he falls asleep instantly when it plays. On the other hand, my husband and I prefer the rainfall sound to play when we go to bed. Overall, it’s an amazing sound machine and I strongly recommend it to anyone who has trouble falling asleep.

    1. Austin Beckett

      Hello, Nathalie. In case there’s a power outage, you can provide memory back-up for time and alarm with the help of a 9-volt battery which is not included.

    1. Austin Beckett

      With pleasure, John. The HoMedics SS-6000 has a snooze length of 9 minutes and it will be active until you turn off the alarm.

    1. Austin Beckett

      Hi, Sandra. The projector works really good, although some people complained about the fact the light is a little too bright. However, if you don’t like the projector, you can opt for displaying the time on the LCD panel.

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