A white noise machine can be a valuable investment for people who have a hard time falling asleep and those who would like to relax. The best white noise machine can be adjusted to produce an amount and intensity of white noise that is commensurate to the surrounding as determined by environmental noises or size of the room where it’s used. The machine works by releasing soothing white noise, which has a calming effect on the person listening and masking any distracting noise that may interfere with the relaxation or sleeping process. It also introduces white noise to quiet spaces, in this way helping improve the focus of those inside the space. This option is especially useful in providing background noise for people who find it hard to concentrate in quiet spaces. If this is you, you may want to consider keeping one in the office. It’s also particularly great in lulling babies to sleep and pacifying fussy babies.
The effectiveness of a white noise machine is determined by a number of factors. Most crucial among these are things like the types of sound supported, adjustability, sleep timer, how the machine is powered – whether by AC or batteries – and whether these are included when you buy. Other considerations are add-ons like a headphone connector and USB port. Further, in the review, we’ll look at these features in greater detail.
This review is the result of the in-depth research we undertook in a bid to identify how the different white noise sound machines in the market work. Part of our research included comparing the white noise machines we had personally used and analyzing the data we obtained from manufacturers’ websites. We present our findings in a clear, easy to follow format that includes a comparison table, in-detail reviews of each product, and a buying guide.