Marpac Dohm All Natural Sound Machine

Editor rating: 8.5 / 10
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The Marpac Dohm All Natural Sound Machine is a straight forward not overly complicated sound machine. You can operate the machine in three simple steps. Step one is to pug the machine, then turn on the Marpac Dohm All Natural Sound Machine by selecting high or low and the final step is to adjust the fan sound by turning the machine to the left or the right.

The Marpac Dohm All Natural Sound Machine is a solely white noise machine, the Marpac Dohm All Natural Sound Machine has no additional sounds or features, but it is proficient at masking noise to creating a soothing and quiet environment, ideal for sleeping or concentration. An actual fan is inside this sleep sound machine creates a continuous flow of white noise that sounds natural and fluid.

The Marpac Dohm All Natural Sound Machine features and design

Although the Marpac Dohm All Natural Sound Machine has a limited feature set, it is one of the best at masking distracting sounds. The natural white noise generated by the fan creates a tone that quickly becomes ambient, fading into the background like an invisible net that filters distracting sounds before they reach your ear. The white noise generator virtually masked all traffic sounds from the street upon testing the Marpac Dohm All Natural Sound Machine at the office. It was also proficient at masking dialogue from the television or from the other room, this white noise sound machine is subtle enough that you can run it at your office desk and block your co-worker’s chatter without distracting your office neighbors.

Since the Marpac Dohm All Natural Sound Machine does not operate on looped sounds, you won’t become distracted or kept awake at night but the white noise.

The Marpac Dohm All Natural Sound Machine has 2 fan settings slow and fast, the tone of the noise can be adjusted by twisting the top and body of the machine to change the airflow within the Dohm. Opening all of the air passages creates louder white noise, and decreasing the air passages creates a quieter tone. It is important that you take a moment to twist and adjust the sound machine to find the most soothing white noise for you.

The Marpac Dohm All Natural Sound Machine technicals and size

The Marpac Dohm All Natural Sound Machine has a power cord that runs from the back of the sound machine and is the only power source available. The Marpac Dohm All Natural Sound Machine does not have a backup battery power like a few other sound machines in the market.

The Marpac Dohm All Natural Sound Machine power cord uses 120V powers the device. Sadly, there is no option for batteries in this device.

The Marpac Dohm All Natural Sound Machine at 5.8 x 3.8 inches is bigger than most white noise machines. It is larger than the LectroFan sound machine. You can place the Marpac Dohm All Natural Sound Machine in your window sill without it tipping over. You can also place it in your nightstand where it still can provide you with a great night’s rest. Due to its dimensions, the Marpac Dohm All Natural Sound Machine is also heavier at 1.3 lbs., it is still light enough for you to consider taking with you if you travel.

The Marpac Dohm All Natural Sound Machine comes in 3 colors, white, black, and tan colors. The colors they used are classic and mute colors, which will make sense if you are going to use it inside your bedroom. Shocking and bright colors will only stimulate our brains instead of calming them. Another thing that is not included on the Marpac Dohm All Natural Sound Machine besides the battery options is the timer options, which could sometimes be frustrating, as many sound machines out there have the timer function, to allow you to set it either for a few minutes just allowing you to drift off and not for overnight listening.

The Marpac Dohm All Natural Sound Machine verdict

The Marpac Dohm All Natural Sound Machine works by generating white noise through a built-in fan that mimics the sound of rushing air. This is a classic sound machine that does not use any digital sound. One thing that potential buyers should realize when choosing the Marpac Dohm All Natural Sound Machine is that this is a solely white noise machine. Period. SO this is all it does, play white noise. If you should look for sound machines that could play lullabies or rain sounds, thunders sounds, ocean wave sounds, this is not the machine for you. But, if you are looking for a simple, non-complicated white noise machine with less fuss and features, this is would be the perfect choice for you.

Editor's Pros & Cons
Pros

Simple and straightforward

Solely White Noise Machine

Classically designed white noise machine

Comes in classic colors, white, black, and tan

Cons

No battery option

No timer function