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Top 10 Sound Machines 2017

Really counterintuitively, technological know-how indicates that the best weapon in opposition to the ever-present commotion in today's world isn't always isolation and soundproofing; it's more noise. These machines produce protecting sounds designed to permit you to sleep well, concentrate, or meditate in the midst of an otherwise intrusive aural landscape, and that they can also provide soothing nature sounds to the ground you.

LectroFan Micro Wireless Sleep Sound Machine and Bluetooth Speaker with Fan Sounds, White Noise, and Ocean Sounds for Sleep and Sound MaskingMarpac Dohm-DS All Natural Sound Machine, WhiteWave Premium Sleep Therapy Sound Machine - Soothing All-Natural Sounds Include White Noise, Fan, Ocean, Rain, Stream, and Summer Night - Includes Timer and USB Output ChargerSound+Sleep High Fidelity Sleep Sound Machine with Real Non-Looping Nature Sounds, Fan Sounds, White Noise, and Adaptive Sound TechnologyHatch Baby Rest Smart Night Light, Sound Machine and Time-to-Rise - Modern Toddler Sleep Trainer - Control by Phone - Customize Settings for Ideal Baby and Kid Sleep - Nursery LightSound Oasis S-5000 Deluxe Sleep Sound Therapy System, BlackBig Red Rooster BRRC129 Baby Sound Machine with 6 Sounds, WhiteCloud B Gentle GiraffeHoMedics SS-2000G/F-AMZ Sound Spa Relaxation Machine with 6 Nature Sounds, SilverSONEic - Sleep, Relax and Focus Sound Machine. 10 Soothing White Noise and Natural Sound Tracks, with Timer Option. Crystal Clear Quality Sound Speaker & Headphone Jack. USB or Battery Powered - White

Music To Soothe The Beast In You


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I've unsuccessfully tried a few dozen different guided meditations in my life, and one thing always holds true in their failure: the moment I hear something said that's just a little too screwy, that crosses my personal threshold of the normal meditative process and verges on the language of the cult or the scam, or the moment some chatter from another room or an irritating ambient noise sets in, I immediately turn off. The meditation can go no further.

That's a shame because meditation can reduce stress levels, increase concentration and mental acuity, improve sleep, posture, and mood, and just make you feel good. I'm a busybody and a busy mind, and I need all the help I can get. I'm sure you are, too.

A sound machine works a little differently than a guided meditation. Some of the devices simply produce white noises designed to mask the ambient sounds that could otherwise interrupt your concentration. Others provide familiar and soothing sounds like thunderstorms and crashing waves, which are usually used in guiding the listener off to sleep.

At least one of these devices is the result of scientifically tested frequencies and interactive brain scans that show which sounds, pulses, timings, and even light experiences the brain utilizes naturally, and which ones onto which it'll latch itself.

Any and all of the sound machines on our list promote relaxation, and some of them will even intervene when you're feeling a little too relaxed and they'll help you focus and function at work. After our eyes, the human ear is the most sensitive of our major sense organs, so it follows that a good sound machine can set the stage for a superior performance or superior peace.

Into What Environment?


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Not all of the sound machines on our list are created for the same purpose, and evaluating them against one another without considering this would be to do them a disservice. Knowing the environment in which you intend to use your new sound machine will speak volumes as to which type you need, and it will help you narrow down our top nine list to just a few perfect options.

Perhaps you feel that, more often than not, the walls around you can seem pretty thin. Whether that means you can hear every argument and every adult reconciliation between your neighbors or you're simply afraid they might hear your every sensitive conversation, a thin wall is a trouble. Maybe you're a doctor or a lawyer with a delicate practice and a pride for the faith your clients place in your confidence. Whatever the need, a simple, ambient sound machine, like several of the options on our list, will create a thick wall of white noise that is practically impenetrable, and whose thickness and duration you can control.

Or, you may just have trouble getting off to sleep. Most of the sound machines on our list offer certain kinds of sleep assistance, usually delivered in the form of a recognizable and peaceful ambient sounds like a rainforest at night or a distant ocean. Among these, you should look for helpful functions like an automatic shutoff so your sound machine can stop playing after its guided you to sleep.

As Old As Religion


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Sound and light have been used in religious practices for millennia, both as a tool for guided meditation and as a means to elevate consciousness and increase overall health. Ancient Tibetan Buddhists have long used bells in their rituals. Often a single tolling bell would be joined by another, and then another, slowly swelling into a cacophony of chimes which would then fade out just as slowly as they came in, one or two bells at a time. By the end of the experience, only the original bell would remain to toll, and then nothing.

The sonic experience is a metaphorical representation of the universe's life cycle in Hindu mythology, a precursor to Buddhism. You'll hear similar musical patterns in traditional Indian music, where phrases start out simply and attain amazing complexity before returning to a drone, or a source energy from which everything that is had sprung.

While not all of the sound machines on our list operate based on the same religious ideas, their sonic methods are all descendants of these practices. They all provide a kind of shift in consciousness–either subtle and distracting from white noise, relaxing and calming as with the sounds of nature, or stimulating and exacting as with the mind machine on our list. All are grounded in the rhythms of our perception, and each provides an augmentation to our present experience of the universe.


#10.SONEic - Sleep, Relax and Focus Sound Machine. 10 Soothing White Noise and Natural Sound Tracks, with Timer Option. Crystal Clear Quality Sound Speaker & Headphone Jack. USB or Battery Powered - White


I just got it and it is great slim design easy to carry when traveling from my home to cabin, works with plug-in power or batteries. The white notice is extremely clear (I use that the most) as well as all the others. Great buy‎ If someone is coming over and arriving late, no problem! I just turn this on when I go to sleep and don't hear a peep. I provide one for guests to use as well so I don't disturb them.


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#9.HoMedics SS-2000G/F-AMZ Sound Spa Relaxation Machine with 6 Nature Sounds, Silver


The HoMedics SoundSpa helps you block out distractions and create a perfect environment for sleep, relaxation, or concentration. Choose from six soothing sounds, including White Noise, Thunder, Ocean, Rain, Summer Night, and Book, and adjust the volume to your liking. Going to sleep? The auto-off timer includes 15-, 30-, and 60-minute options to turn the SoundSpa off. It's lightweight, easy to carry, and perfect for travel - never miss a night of sleep again!


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#8.Cloud B Gentle Giraffe


I love all the products from cloud b but in all honesty, My son is 7 weeks old and loves this giraffe! It's especially great when he naps during the day and his older sister (2yo) is playing loudly, it'd help block out the sounds of her clanking all her toys! The giraffe is very small and the sounds aren't loud but they're loud enough for baby to hear and it really does soothe my newborn I put it on every time he naps that way he gets used to it!


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#7.Big Red Rooster BRRC129 Baby Sound Machine with 6 Sounds, White


The Big Red Rooster baby sound machine has 6 high-quality lullabies and sounds including heartbeat, lullaby, ocean, rock-a-bye, twinkle, white noise. The soothing sounds mask background noises to create an ideal sleeping environment for your baby. Babies fall asleep easier, sleep better and wake-up refreshed. There is an optional sleep timer that can be set for 15, 30 or 60 minutes. The sound machine is great for travel. Powered by an AC adaptor (included) or 3 AA batteries. Measures 4 inches deep x 4.375 inches wide x 2.63 inches tall


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#6.Sound Oasis S-5000 Deluxe Sleep Sound Therapy System, Black


I love this clock. The display isn't overly bright and is adjustable. The sound samples are very good. My original concern was if it had small "looped" recordings. Many others I have had, had about five seconds of recording which abruptly stopped and repeated over and over creating a cyclic sound that I found distracting. I know this one is looking at some point, but so far I haven't noticed where.


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#5.Hatch Baby Rest Smart Night Light, Sound Machine and Time-to-Rise - Modern Toddler Sleep Trainer - Control by Phone - Customize Settings for Ideal Baby and Kid Sleep - Nursery Light


Encourage a better night’s sleep for your baby, toddler or big kid by customizing hues, brightness, and sounds, and save them as favorites for future use. Simplify baby’s nighttime feedings and diaper changes with gentle lighting and white noise. Comfort and reassure growing toddlers with a nightlight that can safely stay on all night. Set and control programs from the device or remotely from your phone - no need to disrupt a sleeping baby.


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#4.Sound+Sleep High Fidelity Sleep Sound Machine with Real Non-Looping Nature Sounds, Fan Sounds, White Noise, and Adaptive Sound Technology


Sound+Sleep is redefining the science of sleep. Utilizing ASTI’s patented Adaptive Sound technology, Sound+Sleep continuously and automatically 'listens' and analyzes background sounds in your environment for unwanted and disruptive ambient noise. It responds to these intrusive noises by remixing sound profiles and adjusting the volume to neutralize them without becoming disruptive itself, all while producing the highest quality sound of any ASTI machine.


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#3.Wave Premium Sleep Therapy Sound Machine - Soothing All-Natural Sounds Include White Noise, Fan, Ocean, Rain, Stream, and Summer Night - Includes Timer and USB Output Charger


Set the perfect mood for sleep and relaxation with the Wave Sleep Therapy Sound Machine. With six different high-fidelity sound settings, you can drown out distractions and escape into a peaceful environment that supports rest and rejuvenation. The unit’s modern yet compact design fits well on any size nightstand and is a great complement to any décor.


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#2.Marpac Dohm-DS All Natural Sound Machine, White


The Original Sound Conditioner first introduced in 1962; now in its 4th generation design. Instead of a digital (electronic) recording, it has a built-in fan that creates the sound of rushing air. The Dohm-DS consists of a compact adjustable acoustic housing surrounding a two-speed electric motor with a unique asymmetrical fan. This design allows it to create the soothing sound of rushing air, the Marpac Signature Sound, without the disturbance of actual moving air.


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#1.LectroFan Micro Wireless Sleep Sound Machine and Bluetooth Speaker with Fan Sounds, White Noise, and Ocean Sounds for Sleep and Sound Masking


LectroFan micro is the world’s only sound machine in a compact swivel design that gives you both sounds for sleep and a wireless speaker for enjoying ultra hi-fidelity audio on the go! You get everything in an innovative 2-in-1 design for the most premium portable sound machine. It is the most versatile fan sound and white noise machine for sleep, relaxation, study, and speech privacy. The micro is also your ultra-portable wireless speaker system for enjoying music, audiobooks, and conference calls.


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