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

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

SOUND+SLEEP Choose from 10 distinct sound profiles, each with two levels of richness to total 30 different sound profiles, all of which have been scientifically engineered to promote a deeper sleep, relaxation, and renewal. Unlike other “white noise” sound machines, SOUND+SLEEP uses magnificent, naturally recorded, high-definition sounds that are up to 30 minutes in length, eliminating all audio repetition for natural real-world sound environments.SOUND+SLEEP offers 30 distinct sound profiles scientifically engineered to promote a deeper sleep, relaxation and renewal. Unlike other “white noise” sound machines, SOUND+SLEEP uses magnificent, naturally recorded, high-definition sounds that are up to 30 minutes in length, eliminating all audio repetition for natural real-world sound environments.

  • 30 rich and immersive non-repeating sound environments for better sleep, relaxation, and sound masking
  • Adaptive Sound listens to your environment and responds instantly by adjusting audio volume
  • The optional sleep timer gently reduces the volume after 30, 60, 90, or 120 minutes to allow you to drift off to sleep
  • Front panel lighting automatically dims for distraction-free rest
  • Audio connector for private relaxation with your own headphones

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  1. Doug in Kissimmee
    57 of 57 people found the following review helpful
    5.0 out of 5 stars
    Super customer service!, August 18, 2016
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    Doug in Kissimmee (Jefferson, WI USA) –

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    We used to use the Marpac Dohm-DS white noise machine. It’s pretty good and receives many 5 star reviews, deservedly so. But over time the Marpac developed a slight intermittent vibrating noise that I couldn’t get rid of. After some investigation I decided to try the AST Sound+Sleep machine. It’s the only electronic sound machine I’ve come across that doesn’t have irritating end-of-cycle anomalies. The Marpac is very good and significantly less money, but our favorite sound machine is the Sound+Sleep. We probably use the plain old white-noise channel the most, but we like being able to switch over to one of the other sound channels from time to time, something not possible with the mechanical Marpac device. We’ve even plugged our bedroom sound system into the Sound+Sleep’s external jack. If you like the idea of sleeping on the beach one night, you got it! We’ve had the Sound+Sleep for five years now. What’s prompted me to submit a review after all this time? The white-noise channel now has a very noticeable sound distortion and is no longer usable. I called the manufacturer’s support line seeking technical support. “Jack” answered on the first ring. I gave him the serial number. He told me no problem, dispose of my Sound+Sleep in a responsible manner, meanwhile he’ll ship me a new unit. He emailed me the tracking number. From the first phone ring to getting a tracking number didn’t take more than 5 minutes. Super customer service! So rare.
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  2. Jerry P. Danzig
    1,466 of 1,507 people found the following review helpful
    5.0 out of 5 stars
    Noise Pollution Solution, October 27, 2009
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    Jerry P. Danzig (New York, NY USA) –
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    The good news is I live in a rent-stabilized apartment in NYC. The bad news is I live in a rent-stabilized apartment in NYC where I am besieged by every kind of noise.

    The worst offenders: a large clanking steam radiator; upstairs neighbors clomping around in hard-sole shoes on a bare hard-wood floor; construction noises next door and down the block; plus the usual assortment of horn honks and blaring sirens from vehicles on the avenue two doors over.

    For some years, I have used the Marsonic travel white noise machine (around $80), which was the best unit I auditioned at Hammacher-Schlemmer at the time. It offered excellent sound and admirable volume, especially for such a small device, plus two sounds, waterfall and ocean, with a tone control.

    But I was interested when I heard about Adaptive Sound’s first machine, the one that sells for $300. Unfortunately that price busts my budget, so I was delighted to discover that their new machine, the Duet (now known as the Sound + Sleep), sells for one-third the price.

    What is their exclusive adaptive technology? Well, it is NOT a phase-inversion technology, as used in noise-cancelling headphones. In other words, the machine doesn’t make intrusive sounds disappear. What it DOES do is pump up the white noise volume almost instantaneously to mask intrusive sounds, a surprisingly effective technique.

    The S+S still couldn’t hide the clanking radiator — at least in waterfall mode — but I will try again tonight with “Meditation” mode — a steady midrange drone that a yoga class would appreciate. The S+S did, however, make the footfalls upstairs disappear, as well as the construction and street noises. That beats the Marsonic by a mile!

    Otherwise the unit is very well designed and built, with excellent sound provided by a separate woofer and tweeter mounted on top. A microphone in the front panel listens for room sound and makes immediate adjustments. I tested this by dropping an earplug case on the counter by the machine, and it responded instantly with a roar of white noise.

    The sounds provided are of excellent quality. Unlike lesser units, which typically use a recording that keeps repeating and soon proves annoying, these recordings — the manufacturer calls them “sound stories” — go on for thirty minutes before repeating.

    You can spice these aural environments up with “richness” — random sounds that give the “sound stories” more authenticity, like birds chirping by the brook or sitar shrieks and percussion effects in meditation mode. Fortunately, you can also turn them off for when you’re sleeping.

    I like the selection of sounds provided. They have been well chosen for their restfulness — I found the brook putting me to sleep as I was sitting at my desk yesterday afternoon — and the variety allows you to find a “sound story” with frequencies appropriate to the most intrusive noises in your environment.

    The one sound that amused me was “city” — that’s the environment from which I’m trying to escape! Maybe if you’re a refugee from the city living in the country, however, you would appreciate this one! Otherwise, I enjoy the meadow, the brook, the crackling fireplace, the train, waterfall, ocean — and meditation. There also is a plain vanilla white noise setting, which I imagine psychotherapists will use in their waiting rooms.

    The machine also includes an output that lets you play the sounds through your stereo. It occurred to me that Ecotones could make a less expensive unit that dispenses with its own amplifier and speakers and just plays through your stereo. However, the sound quality of the S+S and the fact that it uses less electricity than my big rig justify a self-contained machine on my nightstand.

    So if you need help sleeping or concentrating in a noisy environment, you should audition the S+S. IMO it is the most effective (and cost-effective) white noise machine now on the market.

    UPDATE: ah, I tried the brook setting last night instead of waterfall, and — I didn’t hear a thing during the night. NO clanking radiator, NO footfalls upstairs, NO construction noises next doors. I slept like a babe. The moral of the story is: try different sound settings to see which ones mask the intrusive noises in your environment.

    The S+S could soon become the city dweller’s best friend, surpassing even small dogs and local pizza vendors…

    UPDATE NUMBER TWO: the S+S is missing one useful feature: visual or aural confirmation of the volume setting. Because it uses “higher” and “lower” buttons to raise or lower the volume, you can’t even tell by the position of a knob where the volume is set.

    Because the sound stories seem to play back at different volumes relative to one another, you might want to crank up the volume for one and then turn it back down for another. When…

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  3. S. Kessler
    361 of 374 people found the following review helpful
    5.0 out of 5 stars
    Does a good job in a noisy city, January 1, 2010
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    For a long time, my husband wanted to get a white noise machine to help block out the street noise from our busy city block as well as mask my, um, penchant for loud snoring (he doesn’t hear his own; what can I say?). He finally got around to researching machines and settled on this one, even though it was substantially more expensive than its competition here on Amazon. Well, it works, and it works well, for its intended purpose. We tried the various sounds (rainfall; nature; etc.) but found that the actual “white noise” setting works best. We like the fact that you can set the volume control and the pitch to achieve a soothing sound. The response feature — where a microphone picks up ambient sounds like coughing and snoring and adjusts the volume accordingly — actually works nicely. Good product that has contributed to better sleeping conditions for both of us.
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