White Noise Machines

White Noise Machines

White Noise Machines

White Noise Machines are available in so many models and with so many different features that finding the best model for your personal needs can be a daunting task. Our goal is to help you cut through the clutter and provide you with some useful information about these devices; their features, how they work and recommendations based on our years of experience to help you find the best sound making machine for your needs.

Most Popular Sound Machine - Dohm DS

Have you ever observed how a soft mechanical background noise such as that made by a fan, vacuum or an automobile can help a baby fall asleep and stay asleep? You are witnessing first hand the effect that white noise can have on gently soothing the auditory system and helping promote sleep. Our top pick among all models is the Dohm DS which is made in the USA by Marpac and uses this fan like white noise phenomenon to create the most successful unit available. In our years of selling sound machines, the Dohm has proven to be the most popular choice with the lowest rate of returns. Another advantage of the Dohm model is that it does not loop (loop means - to play a short segment of sound over and over) like most other machines. Getting a sound device that doesn't loop is really important. If you can detect a repetitive quality in the sound (such as a chirp that repeats over and over every 5 seconds), then that can be as annoying as the sound you are trying to mask. Again, the Dohm is one of the few machines on the market that doesn't loop.

The main drawback with the Sleepmate 980A or Dohm DS is that it simply does not go to a super high volume, so if you want a model that can produce a high volume or one that plays a variety of different sounds such as running water, ocean or wind, we suggest you investigate the electronic Marpac machines or the electronic models made by Sound Oasis.

What is the Difference Between White Noise and Pink Noise

White Noise, by definition, contains all, or almost all, of the frequencies of the sound spectrum occurring together. To your ears, white noise will sound kind of like wind, rain, ocean or a mechanical sound like a motor or fan. Pink noise has its sound energy distributed over all the octaves instead of over all frequencies and will sound more like a waterfall with more bass energy. In other words, in a practical sense, pink and white noises sound a lot alike with the pink sounding like it has more lower tones or bass. The effect of white noise and/or pink noise on our hearing is that it will mask or disrupt the waveforms of the offending noise thereby making it hard to distinguish and therefore less noticeable and less intrusive. This is probably why some people find it easier to fall asleep and focus on tasks better with some kind of gentle fan-like sound in the background; the approximation of white noise by the fan may make it harder for the listener to hear or be aware of offending noises in their surrounding environment.

Sound Oasis

If you want a selection of different sounds and/or the ability to play at higher volume, our top suggestion is for you to try the highly rated devices by Sound Oasis, particularly the Sound Oasis S-650. Unlike the Sleepmate 980A or Dohm DS, the Sound Oasis S-650 produces a lot of different sounds and plays them through what we consider a superior speaker when compared to other brands and models, resulting in one of the better electronic units that produces crisp clean sounds with high fidelity.

If you are looking for a sleep aid designed for a baby, see this article and recommendations for the best baby sleep aids and suggestions on what to look for in a model directed toward promoting baby sleep. Naturally, it is most important to protect the baby's delicate hearing and these baby sleep sounds do just that.

Top Rated Dohm DS or Sleepmate
The Marpac Dohm DS SleepMate 980A creates a consistent fan-like smooth sound of rushing air. The USA Made Dohm DS is the most popular white noise machine.
Regular price :  $59.95
SALE PRICE :  $49.95
Sleep Mate 580A or Dohm SS by Marpac
The SleepMate 580 / Dohm SS is a single speed version of the popular 980 (same as high).
Regular price :  $50.00
SALE PRICE :  $39.95
Sound Oasis S-650-01 Sleep Machine Alarm Clock including Extra Sound Card SC-300-03
Large number of high quality sounds played through a superior speaker. The backlit alarm clock allows you to awake to an alarm or any sound.
Regular price :  $115.00
SALE PRICE :  $59.95
Sound Oasis S-550-05 Sleep Sound Machine
High quality speaker along with simple operation and the expandability of sound cards.
Regular price :  $69.95
SALE PRICE :  $49.95
Nature Sound Machine Marsona 1288A Made in USA
This machine is my personal favorite. I like to customize the lakeshore sound overlaid with an occasional mourning dove, frog or loon with gentle crickets all played at very low volume.
Regular price :  $130.00
SALE PRICE :  $59.95
Baby Sleep Aid - LifeSounds 440
LifeSounds Baby Sleep Aid was designed to comfort infants and small children with a unique selection of natural sounds. OUT OF STOCK
Regular price :  $80.00
SALE PRICE :  $72.95
White Noise Generator TSC-330 by Marpac
This model of white noise generator produces clean white noise sounds emulating rain, waterfall or surf.
Regular price :  $79.95
SALE PRICE :  $39.95
Favorite Soothing Sounds Machine - Marsona DS-600A
A collection of the most requested soothing sounds. Battery or AC operable. Comes in an International model.
Regular price :  $100.00
SALE PRICE :  $94.95
Biobrite Sunrise Alarm Clock with Sleep Sounds
The Sunrise Seiko Alarm Clock has a Sleep Sound option that can mask distracting sounds and lull you to sleep faster.
Regular price :  $139.95
SALE PRICE :  $69.95
Soothing Stress Relief
Many people are using modern technological advances to help them relax and decompress from our hectic world.
Marpac International 240 Volt Models
These models are able to run on the 240 volt power supplies found in many countries around the world. Some have switchable power allowing use with both 120 volt (USA) and 240 volt.
Clearance on Returned Sound Machines
These white noise sound machines have been previously open and returned. We have checked them for correct operation and they come with all warranty cards and instructions.
Ratings & Reviews of White Noise Machines
Ratings, reviews and recommendations outlining the strengths and weaknesses of the various white noise and nature sound machines.
Mindfold Sleep Mask
This high quality sleep mask helps you shut out distractions and is a good compliment to relaxing sounds. Out of stock.
Regular price :  $20.00
SALE PRICE :  $18.95
FaceDown Pillows ComfyRest and SquidFace
A strange looking pillow, but well-designed for versatility and comfort. The round head rest has mesh channels that allow air flow when the pillow is used for facedown massage, sleep, or sunbathing.
Homedics Tabletop Indoor Water Fountains
These fountains create the soothing sounds of cascading water and falling rain while the natural humidifier moisturizes the air and releases beneficial ions.
Best Sleep Sounds
Use this decision tree to help you determine the best sleep sound for your needs.