HoMedics Compact Rhythmic Nature Noise Machine

Last updated: December 7, 2022

This noise machine has basic but desirable options for a noise maker. The standard nature sounds of rain and ocean among others will certainly aid in falling asleep. This compact machine is perfect for frequent travelers and can fit right in a carry-on bag.

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Product Details

Key Takeaway: This small but mighty noise machine can be tucked into a purse, carry-on or added to your luggage for easy travel convenience.

In our analysis of 137 expert reviews, the HoMedics Compact Rhythmic Nature Noise Machine placed 3rd when we looked at the top 14 products in the category. For the full ranking, see below.

From The Manufacturer

Since our beginnings in 1987, HoMedics has created, innovated and refined a remarkable line of personal wellness products to become the recognized #1 Brand in Massage. But massage is not all we do! HoMedics has a full line of in home wellness products that are uniquely designed to promote your well being; including: Air Filters, humidifiers, sleep aids, fitness monitors, and more. The HoMedics White Noise Sound Machine offers 6 different nature sounds including: White Noise, Thunder, Ocean, Rain, Summer Night, and Brook. The white noise machine features an adjustable volume setting allowing you to easily relax or fall asleep, even with undesirable background noise. The SoundSpa supports multiple power settings. It can be plugged into a wall outlet with its adapter (included) or powered by 4 ‘AA’ batteries (not included). The HoMedics SS 2000 white noise machine is designed with an auto off feature. Set the timer to 15, 30, or 60 minutes. Or, if you choose, leave your noise machine on all night! Our Sleep Sound Machine is small enough to fit into any purse or travel bag. Bring your relaxation sounds with you when you travel to create a peaceful “At Home” ambiance. This works for adults, kids, and babies! HoMedics SoundSpa sounds are created to mimic the natural environment and provide the most relaxing experience for you. Enjoy these sounds whether you are trying to sleep, relax or study. Our natural sounds work great for calming down your baby as well. It makes the perfect addition to any nursery. The rhythmic sounds instill a feeling of comfort that lulls people of all ages to sleep, with a built in auto off timer. Wipe off dust with a damp cloth. Never use liquids or abrasive cleaner to clean

Expert Reviews

What reviewers liked

It includes six options for digitally recorded white noise and nature sounds, including thunder, brook, rain, and ocean. It’s highly portable and lightweight and can be plugged in using an adapter or run on batteries.
The HoMedics SoundSpa SS-2000 is an ultraportable sound machine with six different sleep sounds. It has a simple design and is easy to operate.
The Sound Spa is small and lightweight in design. It is easy to carry around and ideal for those who frequently travel.
It’s so small you could easily fit it into your suitcase, and it could help you sleep better while traveling in foreign places that don’t have your normal bed and environment sounds.
The Homedics White Noise Sound Machine can be plugged into a standard wall outlet, or you can power it up with 4 AA batteries.
The lightweight, low-profile machine has one white noise function (among five other soothing sounds), a three-setting timer and a good volume range.
It comes standard with six sound options, including ambient natural landscapes and, of course, white noise.
It's small enough to fit in a purse or travel bag and can be powered by a wall adapter or batteries.
- Allure
The HoMedics White Noise Sound Machine offers 6 different nature sounds including: White Noise, Thunder, Ocean, Rain, Summer Night, and Brook. The white noise machine features an adjustable volume setting allowing you to easily relax or fall asleep, even with undesirable background noise.
The HoMedics Sound Spa Relaxation Machine features adjustable volume and a 15, 30, and 60-minute auto-off timer to conserve energy.
The HoMedics unit only weighs eight ounces and can run on 4 AA batteries, so it’s a good option for travel.
The unit has a built-in timer to automatically turn it off to eliminate the need to manually turn the device off.
There’s no interruptions like clicking noises when the sounds loop, the sounds are realistic and best of all – the work in promoting better sleep.
This sound spa relaxation machine from HoMedics offers 6 different naturally soothing sounds to choose from. The machine is also incredibly portable, so it’s easy to take on the go when traveling. Whether
The volume is adjustable. The timer features 3 options - 15, 30, or 60 minutes. Compact design, easy to take it with you on the go.
- Samxic
The timer will shut off automatically with a little programming.
It is light weight and easy to carry around when you are travelling, runs on both mains power and batteries and plays 6 digitally recorded natural soothing sounds.
Every setting can be changed quickly by pressing one of the few buttons on the device. Volume is adjusted with a twisting knob to control each sound.

What reviewers didn't like

Its noise masking abilities are not up to par with top-rated products.
Plastic build looks fragile
The white noise and the ocean settings sounded similar in that they had the same tone, but different movement. We think the settings of this machine are very nostalgic.
The biggest negative frequently reported is that the volume knob seems to fail after about 1 year of use.
The white noise option on HoMedics sounds harsh and thin compared to our top picks, a bit like a heavy rain with the warmer, deeper notes removed. Our overnight testers noted an unpleasant pulsing in the white noise sound, and were annoyed that the display light could not be shut off. Testers abandoned this machine only a few hours into each night of its tests.
Something to consider with the HoMedics brand is that many users complain about the durability of this device. They report that it breaks within several months of using it.
The actual sounds aren’t powerful enough to drown out loud noises, they’re not overly realistic, and they loop several times per minute.
There is no fan inside for the white noise sound; the sound loops and repeats.
The knob will start to be very finicky and the sound would randomly shut off without being touched, which may wake up the baby in the middle of the night.
- Samxic
There is no head phone jack with the HoMedics Sound Spa, so you can’t play the sounds privately if you want to block out external sounds when you are studying or working in an office.
These machines don’t last well after one year of use
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