Marpac Original Customizable Two-Speed Noise Machine

Last updated: December 7, 2022


This noise machine earns the Best Overall rating for its innovative design. The rotating cap is a modern twist on adjusting your noise setting and consumers love that it can just go all night.

We looked at the top Noise Machines and dug through the reviews from some of the most popular review sites. Through this analysis, we've determined the best Noise Machine you should buy.

Product Details

Key Takeaway: This noise machine boasts excellent technology that you will find super easy to use.

In our analysis of 137 expert reviews, the Marpac Original Customizable Two-Speed Noise Machine placed 9th when we looked at the top 14 products in the category. For the full ranking, see below.

From The Manufacturer

Beloved by generations since 1962, the Dohm is the original white noise machine. The Dohm model features our signature fan-based natural white noise producing the famous Marpac Sound – the soothing ambient sounds of rushing air, without the disturbance of actual moving air or other irritations. With two-speed options for adjustable tone and volume, the Dohm makes it simple to create a personalized sound environment, excellently masking background sounds and allowing for better sleep, office privacy, effective soothing for kids and babies, and calming for sound-sensitive dogs. Powered by a 8-inch 120V AC plug (for domestic use only), just plug in the Dohm, flip the switch to high or low, then rotate the cap and collar to find the best sound for you. Let the noise-masking magic happen for a natural sleep aid, office privacy, baby soothing, tinnitus relief, respite from noisy snorers and unfamiliar hotel rooms, and a relaxing calming balm for barking dogs. The Dohm features a new, intuitive Michael Graves design, and is available in charcoal, or white with accents in blue, pink, green, or gray.

Expert Reviews


What reviewers liked

The machine does not have a timer, making it suitable for sleepers who prefer to listen to white noise all night.
- Tuck
I like the sound the Uno produces. It’s natural, gentle and relaxing – much more so than the wind or fan recordings that most white noise machines provide.
One of the benefits of the Dohm Classic is that it operates mechanically rather than digitally. The fan inside the machine produces a natural and fluid sound effect that electronic noises can’t compete with.
The machine is lightweight and portable
The asymmetrical fan inside the machine makes the sound of rushing air without any actual wind. In addition, it features a dual-speed motor, so you can adjust the sound to your liking.
Customizable sound: The dual speed motor and adjustable acoustic housing allow you great freedom to choose the tone and volume that best works for you

What reviewers didn't like

Being wired, it’s obviously limited in terms of placement. And despite being smaller, it’s still larger than many other sound machines.
The design may be boring and outdated, you can’t deny that it’s practical.
little bulky
You might not be able to travel with it overseas, as the adapter only supports 120V and there’s no other way of powering the machine.
Can’t block out every noise – loud bass music, for instance, or arguing neighbors
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