Homedics SoundSleep White Noise Sound Machine, Silver, Small Travel Sound Machine with 6 Relaxing Nature Sounds, Portable Sound Therapy for Home, Office, Nursery, Auto-Off Timer, by Homedics Health & Household

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 White Noise Sound Machine: The Homedics White Noise Sound Machine includes 6 digitally recorded relaxing sounds designed to mimic the natural environment: White Noise, Thunder, Ocean, Rain, Summer Night, and Brook   Compact and Portable: This portable sound machine is lightweight, compact, and easily fits into your purse, bag, or suitcase   Baby Sleep Aid: Add these rhythmic sounds to your baby’s sleep routine to help them fall asleep faster and stay asleep longer; it makes the perfect baby sound machine and baby registry must-have   Auto-Off Timer and Volume Controls: Choose to play relaxation sounds on this ambient sound machine continuously or opt for the auto-off timer; the timer features 3 options: 15, 30, or 60 minutes; adjust the volume with convenient volume control buttons.

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Is Discontinued By Manufacturer ‏ : ‎


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6 x 6 x 2 inches; 8 ounces

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Batteries ‏ : ‎

4 AA batteries required.

Date First Available ‏ : ‎

February 24, 2010

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#402 in Sales & Deals

Customer Reviews:

62,111 ratings

60 reviews for Homedics SoundSleep White Noise Sound Machine, Silver, Small Travel Sound Machine with 6 Relaxing Nature Sounds, Portable Sound Therapy for Home, Office, Nursery, Auto-Off Timer, by Homedics Health & Household

  1. Regi

    5.0 out of 5 stars

    Miracle worker! Can use without the timer feature!

    My mom has had bad insomnia for several years, more noticeably in the past year as she recovered from knee surgery that left her in a lot of pain even after her knee had “healed”. She tried everything for sleep: melatonin, Ambien, a 1/2 glass of wine, herbal remedies, diets, low/no sugar, the list goes on and on. She already was eating healthy and exercising as much as could be expected, but she could not sleep. I got her DVDs and CDs from the library and she hated them all. Then I thought of this on 1/13/13, and now she sleeps!!!!!!She doesn’t have that blissful perfect sleep that she wants, but now she dozes off and wakes up more rested – without medication for sleep! We’ve had this for 5 days and the change is definitely noticeable!The sounds are as listed: ocean, summer night, rain, thunder, white noise and brook.”Ocean” is perfect, the dogs think the beach is in the bedroom and you think a surfer will walk in at any moment!”Summer Night” has cricket noises and sounds like riding Pirates of the Caribbean at Disneyland (without the music)”Rain” is by far the most relaxing.The “Thunder” one is odd as you would think thunder is a scary noise for some, but hey if it works for you use it!”White Noise” sounds just like a fan, a kind of noisy fan, but a fan.”Brook” sounds bubbly and is my least favorite… it sounds like a brook but also like a faucet running.My mom listens to this very loud for some reason – I can hear it 2 rooms away – but she can sleep with it like that. I come in and turn it down when I go by her room and she doesn’t wake up. The sound is unobtrusive even when it is loud, and when I do hear it I am usually reading or something and it is pretty comforting.The audio does not sound tinny at all and is very realistic. I was surprised at the sound quality especially when she had it turned up so loud, but it was very good.I bought this model because it specifically did not have the heartbeat sound – maybe good for kids who have not read Edgar Allan Poe, but not for us!Note: This one can play ALL NIGHT LONG!! I was afraid the timer feature was the only way to use it as with some other brands/models, but you just turn this on and let it run as long as you want. Thanks to the other reviewer who mentioned that feature.The unit is very lightweight and I can see how it can be very portable for trips. Not sure how long the batteries would last, so will probably use it with the adapter whenever we can. It is so lightweight, I do think that if you dropped it, it would probably break or crack, so be careful with it.Definitely worth the money!

    1,192 people found this helpful

  2. CMSav

    5.0 out of 5 stars

    Awesome and inexpensive!

    I have had this sound machine since 2020. I have taken it around the world with me in hotels and AirBNBs. It is great! I enjoy all of the sounds and it’s just the right volume. It is light and small so great for travel and beside your bed. I am about to purchase a second one because my daughter loves it, too!

    3 people found this helpful

  3. Beach lover

    5.0 out of 5 stars

    Well worth it. It does help you get to sleep.

    I had used one of these while in a PTSD inpatient therapy program. I would NOT of been able to sleep with out using one due to all of the issues being brought up in group by the end of the day my mind was still going.. So I purchased one of these to use at home. This sound machine really is a God send. It’s sturdy the sounds are not cheap. It’s clear sounding. Well worth it. I use the white noise selection.

    8 people found this helpful

  4. chris

    4.0 out of 5 stars

    Lots of sound options

    Bought to mask snoring. Works well. Has a lot of options and volume control is very helpful. You have to find the right sound for you. Some of them seemed a little irritating instead of restful, but to each his own. That is why the options are so important. I also like the volume control and start out quietly and adjust the volume to where i need it. The buttons are easy to use, even in the dark. The only downside is that the audio is not high quality and can have a tinny sound at times. Again, some of the sound options might be better than others, so the variety is helpful, as well as the volume control in finding something that is tolerable. Overall, it was a good investment for me and helped me sleep through light snoring. When the snoring gets loud I still have to use ear plugs because with the low sound quality you don’t want to turn this thing up too loud. I don’t use the timer function as having the noise suddenly stop would wake me up.

    6 people found this helpful

  5. Amazon123

    5.0 out of 5 stars

    Excellent, portable, versatile sound machine

    This is my 3rd Homedics SoundSleep Noise Machine purchase. They work off of either battery power or plug-in and have a variety of sounds to choose from – ocean, nature, white noise, etc. The volume is easily adjustable and the size fits well on a nightstand. Highly reccomend!

    One person found this helpful

  6. Amazon Customer

    5.0 out of 5 stars

    Lots of noise options and timer

    This is great for travel or at home. It is lightweight, compact, and has a shut off timer. Great product

  7. Melanie Moser

    5.0 out of 5 stars

    So this is what a good nights sleep feels like??

    LOVE this!! My husband and I usually sleep with 2-3 fans on because we need white noise to be able to get any sleep. But now that it’s winter, the fans are drying out our sinuses and we wake every morning with a headache. Not today though! I slept so good last night with just the sound machine on and feel great this morning!

    3 people found this helpful

  8. David Vite

    3.0 out of 5 stars

    Use for short periods, not overnight in child’s room

    When it works, it’s great. The volume is easy to control, the sounds it comes with are pleasant enough, and the semi-flat design makes it easily portable. However, the battery life is not great and the cord makes the device glitchy after a while. We bought one for each of our children’s rooms, within a few months of each other. The plan was to use them at night and during nap times. This worked for a while, but after a few months, each of them started going off more often, whether they were using battery or the cord. Even after putting new batteries in, it’s like the device itself had worn out because the new batteries sometimes would only last a few minutes. And if you fold the cord too often to take it on trips with you, the cord will make the machine itself glitchy, turning on and off. We really wanted these to work well for a long time instead of paying for some of the more expensive sound machines out there, but you get what you pay for. Would recommend this for someone who uses it occasionally for some ambient noise, takes a nap here and there, or wants a portable sound machine, but not for long-term use in a child’s room.

    7 people found this helpful

  9. Patilu

    4.0 out of 5 stars

    Good basic sound machine at good orice

    We’ve had this same model sound machine in the past so we knew what we were getting. We’ve had a variety of styles of sound machines over the years. Despite all of the options on the sound machines, we only use the white noise or fan sounds on them. One exception would be the heartbeat sound that was on our previous version of this model, which my grandson liked. The current version that we recently purchased doesn’t have a heartbeat sound, though.I like my white noise/fan sounds to be higher pitched. I don’t care for the deep-toned industrial fan sound or low-pitched white noise sound that some sound machines have. This machine’s white noise is about mid-range. It does sounds a little bit like a recording of a sound rather than just the sound itself, if that makes sense. It’s usually loud enough for our needs, but it’s not the loudest machine I’ve ever seen. It may not be loud enough to cover the sound of a loud snorer in the same room, for example. However, it is functional and it was the best I could find on Amazon to meet my preferences. I have a favorite model buy a different brand that makes just the right sound I like but it is no longer being manufactured.

  10. BonnieBonnie

    4.0 out of 5 stars

    Cute little sound machine

    I am reliant on white noise in order to sleep. My previous unit started making funky noises so I knew it was time to replace it. I saw this unit and read all the positive reviews plus the fact that this unit could be battery operated was worthy of at least giving it a try.This unit doesn’t have a separate power and volume control. It’s all packed together in a dial. With current technology I was surprised to see this and disappointed that I hadn’t noticed this prior to purchasing. This causes the user to have determine what volume to use every night, you can’t jut set it and forget. It also has a rather bright green status light. Would have thought a company making items for use at night in your sleeping area would eliminate this as it’s not a feature and isn’t necessary. I covered the light with a piece of electrical tape and was able to eliminate that defect. There isn’t anything I can about the on/off/volume dial. I would return it if it wasn’t for the fact that this is the only sound machine I’ve ever seen with the ability to operate using batteries. We loose power kinda often so this is a huge feature for me being as reliant as I am on white noise.Two stars boosted to four solely due to the battery operated option. If it had an on/off button, separate volume control, and no status light this could have been perfect.

    One person found this helpful

  11. Tom

    5.0 out of 5 stars

    Simple to use

    Perfect sound machine for grandparents house!! I didn’t want to spend a lot of money on a high tech sound machine for my toddler when she stays with grandma and grandpa. This one has been absolutely perfect. The sound is super easy to adjust and there’s even a few different audios to choose from. Grandma had no trouble using it. She’s actually enjoyed using it so much that she started turning it on her for puppies and they’re now sleeping through the night! Definitely can’t promise that it will help your baby/puppy sleep through the night, but do rest assured that it’s very simple to use!!!

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  12. Kentucky gal

    5.0 out of 5 stars

    Great that it’s portable

    My husband is sleeping with the fan in the winter, mainly for the noise, and I couldn’t stand it any longer. I was tired of freezing when going to bed. I ordered this as a substitute. He likes the thunderstorm sounds on this. I like the white noise. It sounds like a waterfall. I could not listen to the ocean; it sounds like one wave over and over with no change up. The night time sound with crickets is neat but not something I could go to sleep too. The running brook makes me think about going to pee. lol The cool thing about this is we can take it when we travel. I don’t think the sound is all that great, but for the options it has on it, it definitely still warrants five stars. I would order it again.

  13. Mary

    4.0 out of 5 stars

    Nice small sound machine

    Pretty cool little machine. I used the cricket sounds last night and woke up thinking there were really crickets outside my window🤣😂😁🤪🙃 Quality of all the sounds aren’t that great so I only gave it 4 stars but for the price all is good! I also like that it comes with a power cord so I can choose between plugging in or batteries. Don’t think I will ever use the timer but the good part is it can also run constantly.

  14. DA

    5.0 out of 5 stars

    Love it!

    I am so glad to have bought this, lulls me to sleep every night. Haven’t traveled with it yet, but would be easy to do so.

  15. Shirl

    5.0 out of 5 stars

    Works well to mask noise

    Used outside my office door to mask noise inside and out. Works well; people in the lobby can’t make out the conversation in the office.

  16. Rose

    5.0 out of 5 stars

    Great buy

    We used it every night for 4 yrs. My kids and i love it!

  17. Belinda Latulippe

    5.0 out of 5 stars

    Noise cancellation

    I’ve not opened this up. We have one of the same kind. Thought our present one was dying but then it decided to work again. So…..the new one will wait for a while in the box.. This sound machines company I highly like. They are worth the money.

  18. Autum

    5.0 out of 5 stars


    Love this! I sleep so much better with this machine going! And you can turn it up to a good loud level!!!

  19. bpg

    5.0 out of 5 stars

    Love it

    My friend got me to try this and now I can’t sleep without it. Love it!

  20. frank pote jr

    5.0 out of 5 stars

    exactly what we needed

    it gets tiresome being asked for a written review and other questions in the manner of being tested ans wasting my time. So if ANYONE is really reading these DON’T bother EVER sending me any further surveys they’re going straight to the trash file!!

  21. PandJinCT

    5.0 out of 5 stars

    Bought to replace an old floor model white noise maker. Does what it is supposed to do!

    This has volume control too!!! There are a 6 sounds but the simple white noise is why we bought it. We could do without the LEDS but we are happy with the device.

  22. Pgjnurse

    5.0 out of 5 stars

    Batteries or plug-In for the Win!

    This new sound spa is great! I can use batteries (I use rechargeables) OR I can plug it in for direct power! The sound is crisp, and I had 6 sounds from which to chose. A smart purchase!

  23. Isaac U.

    5.0 out of 5 stars

    Absolutely smashed our expectations. The best wired noise machine on the market.

    My son absolutely has to have noise to sleep at night and he is VERY particular about what that means. We’ve been through several battery operated machines and multiple smart speakers with mixed results. I bought this because we needed a wired option and this one was ready out of the box.He loves it! Very little fuss when it’s time for bed. He just turns the knob and it starts right up. It does have a sleep timer, but it also runs continuously if you so desire.

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  24. Jane Asa

    5.0 out of 5 stars

    White noise etc very helpful.

    I liked the different options. My favorites: white noise, forest sounds, and thunder.

  25. Shari Pinner

    5.0 out of 5 stars

    Excellent product

    Liked this machine. Works very well.

  26. ⛱BeachLover☀️

    5.0 out of 5 stars

    Tried and true!!

    I’ve been using one of these for probably 10-12 years. I’ve only had to replace it once. I’ve gotten them for gifts for other people who also love them. You can plug it in or you can use batteries therefore taking it with you camping or maybe other places where power may not be available. I absolutely love mine. It’s so soothing. I would recommend this item to anyone. I just purchased this one for a friend for Christmas (he was having trouble sleeping) and he loves it.

  27. Cheryl Waters

    5.0 out of 5 stars



  28. A satisfied customer

    5.0 out of 5 stars

    New sleep help

    I needed this homedics device to help me sleep due to super early risers in the house. It works! Thank you.

  29. MFANana

    5.0 out of 5 stars


    I love this machine! I love ocean waves, the rain and the storm sounds. Works great

  30. C. Raptis

    5.0 out of 5 stars

    Don’t know how I slept without it before!

    Perfectly sized little noise machine. And for Black Friday it was a great purchase. It will be small enough to pack for travel and it’s easy enough to use. Love it!

  31. Nina T Cordova

    5.0 out of 5 stars

    Best thing ever!

    I moved & was having a hard time sleeping. This has helped me so much!

  32. Robin HumburgRobin Humburg

    4.0 out of 5 stars

    Fragile Adapter

    Great for sleep, this machine works exactly as advertised. The only flaw is the extremely fragile adapter cable. It is so thin it breaks easily. So be prepared to spend a little extra to get another 6V adapter or to run it solely on the battery backup. Otherwise, it would have been a five star item.

  33. C. Ruskey

    5.0 out of 5 stars

    Just as advertised

    Use this for grandchildren when having a sleepover. Easy to use. Just plug in, pick your sound and volume.

  34. Chris L.

    5.0 out of 5 stars

    The rain noise is the best

    This noise maker is very good for the price and bonus that it comes in blue as well. It has several noise options. I use the rain mostly since it’s my favorite.

  35. Kathleen

    5.0 out of 5 stars

    Homedics SoundSleep White Noise Machine

    It works! Ordered a few to have on hand for travel. Thank you!

  36. MBR

    4.0 out of 5 stars

    Better Sleep Made Easy

    The Homedics SoundSleep White Noise Sound Machine has been a game-changer for my family, especially my parents. They struggled with the complexity of our smart home gadgets and longed for the soothing benefits of white noise. The Homedics machine made things simple with easy-to-use buttons, allowing them to effortlessly enjoy nature sounds without tech-related stress. The sound quality is fantastic, offering clear and relaxing options like rain, ocean, and more. The best part is that it actually helps them sleep better, improving their energy levels and mood. The auto-off timer is a bonus for energy efficiency. I highly recommend the Homedics SoundSleep for anyone seeking a straightforward solution to enhance sleep, especially for tech-wary parents. It’s a worthwhile investment in well-being that pays off, and you might even find yourself sneaking in for a nap too!

  37. D. Hogan

    5.0 out of 5 stars

    Bought it for work

    Originally thought it didn’t work but realized I was using 2 outlets that didn’t work🙈 I am glad it works like it is supposed to. It’s better than using an app on your phone bc it’s louder. Perfect for sleeping in a very noisy hospital when you work late nights.

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  38. Jill

    5.0 out of 5 stars


    Can’t sleep without it now!

  39. Daniel Dalton

    3.0 out of 5 stars

    Good Price, Glitching Sound

    We’ve been using this sound machine almost nonstop since it arrives because we have a newborn — need I say more?!I really want to give this machine five stars, but after only three weeks, it is experiencing “glitches” where it stops playing the sound for a split second or even up to 10 seconds. That sounds like no big deal until you realize that even a nanosecond halting will turn a calm, sleeping infant into the incredible hulk. If the t-rex’s vision is based on movement, a newborn’s sleep pattern is based on seamless sound (plus a little bit of pixie dust, but it was missing from my stuff mart pick-up order). It’s a precarious state of equilibrium that is about as elusive as a cure for cancer, so when you finally have a moment of peace but a glitching sound machine causes them to stir or fully awake — there can be no five star review.The pros: low profile, several sound options including rain (our little t-rex’s favorite sound other than her own vocal cords at max volume), ability to run on batteries or plugged into the wall, low cost point.The con: WHY IS IT GLITCHING?! It has happened twice in the time it took to begin this review. Surely the makers haven’t programmed it to take sadistic pleasure in toying with a sleep-deprived parent’s hope for an uninterrupted hour to “sleep when the baby sleeps”?! Nay, I cannot believe in such a conspiracy; so perhaps my unit is a lemon?I may give it a good ol’ slap on the hood to see if it ceases from its electrical seizures, or I’ll put it in a box, put that box in another box, mail it to myself, and when it arrives, I’ll smash it with a hammer. Then again, if it has night vision, it has seen my ferocious glares and mayhap that has scared it back into functioning properly. I’ll report back if it has rehabilitated itself, but if this review remains unedited, well, that should be answer enough.So, buy it if the price is worth three weeks of flawless use. Or maybe try a different one. We have a more bougie machine for my 2yo, a gift from a friend, and perhaps I shouldn’t have been a scrooge and just paid for a more expensive machine and learned the true meaning of Christmas and enjoyed a silent night.

    7 people found this helpful

  40. True to size and extremely comfortable

    4.0 out of 5 stars

    Rest well

    Rain sound it preference. Good sound control and easy to pack.

  41. Amazon Customer

    5.0 out of 5 stars

    Favorite sound machine

    We all use sound machines in our house, this is our go to one, we even take it with us when traveling.

  42. Yokita Simpson

    5.0 out of 5 stars


    We we’re beyond satisfied

  43. lateef mtima

    5.0 out of 5 stars

    Covers outside noise

    Ensures a sound sleep.

  44. Pat Atkins

    5.0 out of 5 stars

    Sleep machine

    To go to sleep

  45. Mark Hoffman

    5.0 out of 5 stars


    Value and price!

  46. Leah B.

    4.0 out of 5 stars

    Nice options

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    We have kept one of these for the past 5 years. It helps us all sleep at night. Some of the sounds can be distracting instead of relaxing for me, but I use the more simple white noise. I like it.

    6 people found this helpful

  47. YoungMommy

    5.0 out of 5 stars

    Just buy it

    Cheap and effective. Works great to block out the noise in my loud house for my baby to sleep. He is a light sleeping and this is awesome. Solid 10/10

  48. Kathryn

    5.0 out of 5 stars

    Get this one. This machine saved LIVES.

    I have always had a lot of trouble sleeping. Honestly, that’s understating things. My poor mother, the things she went through trying to get me to sleep as a child… someone should see about having her sainted. Anyway, fast forward many years, and I’m living with my beloved but noisy-sleeping husband in our new house with our impossibly loud dog…OUTSIDE. Between my husband who, I will state again, I love very much, and the dog barking at bogeymen in the night, I wasn’t sleeping a wink, even with earplugs and a fan running for–you guessed it–white noise. I could still hear my husband’s pesky breathing, clicking and occasional snoring and the dog incessantly scream-barking at god only knows what…I heard EVERYTHING. Muffled, yes, but I could hear it all, and for someone with as much difficulty sleeping as me, that won’t fly. For volume, to help drown out the sounds, I tried SOOOOO many white noise machines, but even through my earplugs, as I lay waiting for the sweet release of either sleep or death (at that point I didn’t really care which) I could hear the cut & loop of the sounds on every machine I tried. It became as bad as my husband’s inexplicable clicking night-breathing sound (he doesn’t do it during the day), no matter how hard I tried to ignore it I would find myself waiting for the cut and restart of the sound loop, my whole body would tense as it approached and it drove me further up the wall than I already was. So a dear friend of mine who worked at a high-end inn nearby gave me a white noise machine, they were buying a whole new set for the inn and several of the old ones still worked great, and she said she’d never heard a nicer white noise machine. I didn’t have a lot of hope, but I was willing to try anything. It was miraculous. Clean, pleasant white-noise selections with no discernable cut/loop, and I could turn it up as loud as I needed, or down, but what use is down in this scenario? I slept. I can’t tell you how important that is, I freaking SLEPT, you guys! I was able to both fall asleep and stay asleep through the cacophony of sounds made by everyone/thing around me. After many nights of success, the fear set in; I needed to know that if something happened to my miracle remedy, I could replace it. I looked at the information on the machine and googled it and found homedics, my savior. I bought a replacement before I needed it because I’m paranoid (side-effect of lack of sleep, anyone?) and when it arrived I turned it on just to make sure it was the same… hallelujah! It was. This machine saved my life…well, either mine or my husband’s. Both I guess, because if I murdered him I’d be sent to prison and I know I couldn’t sleep in there and I would die the slow, agonizing death of long term sleep deprivation. But we found this machine, and that didn’t happen, so HOORAY! If you need to sleep and white noise is your only hope, then this is your Obi-Wan Kenobi. Buy it!

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  49. Alicia Morales

    5.0 out of 5 stars

    Easy to work

    I bought this for my 7 year old son, he learned how to work it very easily. 10/10 recommended.

  50. Mya T

    5.0 out of 5 stars

    Great product.

    Highly recommend. Easy to use. Good volume levels. Variety of sounds. Lightweight and not bulky.

  51. B400

    5.0 out of 5 stars

    Good sleep aid

    white noise was best choice for my granddaughter. Other choices would keep anyone awake.

  52. Amy

    5.0 out of 5 stars

    Nice little sound machine

    Was having a hard time falling asleep at night. I purchased this portable sound machine to keep on my night stand and I have been able to fall asleep with this on. It has a timer for 15 – 30 – 60 minutes, which is great.

  53. StaceyStacey

    5.0 out of 5 stars

    It has givin me peace!!

    My 8 week old falls asleep to something that actually works praise God!!! Because I was losing a ton of sleep:(

  54. ESOL School Teacher

    5.0 out of 5 stars

    Good sound

    Compact size, good sound

  55. Melissa Aimee Rhoades

    5.0 out of 5 stars

    Bought for my daughter

    I bought this for my daughter and when she first saw it she thought it was dumb because she had her phone. (The whole reason for me buying it was to keep her off of her phone) but I noticed quickly that she was using this every night she sheepishly admitted that I was right and she loves it.

  56. Mike C

    4.0 out of 5 stars

    Good sound machine

    Works well, only issue is that the volume knob is somewhat hard to access to change the volume. Otherwise it does exactly what I need it to do.


    5.0 out of 5 stars

    Love it

    So it doesnt sound fake. The sounds are good l, it’s loud so my nosey neighbors can’t listen in on my apartment and it has three time settings.

  58. Maria

    4.0 out of 5 stars

    Some things to know

    Ok. First thing first. This unit as far as sound quality goes is exactly on par with its price. This is not a high-end quality speaker/sound system, so the reviews about it sounding “tinny” or high in treble, well that’s just a bit “i want my cake and eat it too”.The people who claim to hear strange sounds or voices, I have no doubt are. There are a couple of logical explanations. Plugging it into an outlet or even another outlet that runs on the same line (breaker) with one that has a TV or some type of media or appliance etc, may cause interference (humming, voice sounds, spooky stuff, grinding, etc). The other is white noise machines, as well as other items that produce constant noise ( ie bedroom fans), are known to cause auditory hallucinations in some people. Your brain is constantly trying to find patterns in things that have no pattern, like seeing animals in clouds, and sleep machine voices are another example of that. I have the latter issue to some extent, no voices. White noise is the only setting I can use for sleep. It seems to have the least amount of loop sound. The other sounds are ok for about 5 minutes and completely acceptable to use if you are listening just as background sound and doing something else. But if that is all you are listening to and trying to fall asleep you may find your brain focused on searching for a pattern. Once it discovers it, because the loop is about every 4-5 seconds it will become fixated on it. Rain for example has a constant soothing drizzle in the background – no problem, but throughout it, there are faint dripping sounds at different sound levels, the way 4 or 5 different leaky shower or faucet drips would sound one after another (BLOOP, bip, bit, BLAP, bit), then it repeats and repeats and repeats. Summer Night has crickets at different sound levels, I found the pattern after about 20 seconds. Some people may notice this others may not. I really doubt a baby or child would but those who have a tendency to be sensitive to something like that may be better off just buying a pure white machine. And even that may not help auditory hallucinations.Would I buy it again? For the price probably. The white noise for me is fine for sleeping and if I’m doing stuff around the house or working in the garage and don’t feel like a radio or tv I turn it on. I have batteries in it so it’s portable and for the bedroom, I plug it in.Hope this helps.

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  59. Bill from Virginia

    5.0 out of 5 stars

    Idiot proof operation, lightweight, and compact

    Just reading a few things on the side of the box told me everything I needed to know. And the device is so clear about all the functions. There is no mystery to this at all. I can’t imagine a better design.

  60. Jessie

    3.0 out of 5 stars

    Different sound quality

    My daughter has this at her dad’s house, and I had a different brand for my house. She said she liked this kind more, so they sent it home with me to use until I could get my own. When mine came, the “rain” sound she likes to use was noticeably different between their version and my version, even though it’s the exact same machine. I already threw the box away because I figured it would be the same across the board, and now I have to buy another one and hope that the “rain” sound quality will be the same that she’s used to when she’s trying to sleep. It is nice that you have the option to not turn a timer on and let it run all night, and it does get decently loud to drown out external sounds around the house. Really bummed about the sound quality, I hope this one was just a glitch and the next one I get will be good. And lesson learned, don’t throw the box away until you get the seal of approval from the person who is using it!

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