Marpac Dohm-DS All Natural Sound Machine Review

Marpac Dohm-DS All-Natural White Noise Sound Machine

There are some who say that a good night’s sleep can be found with a calming white noise machine. The problem is, there are a lot of white noise machines available and each one claims to be the best that you could own. Is there any such thing as perfection? Some say that the Marpac is a great choice. If you want to know whether it is good or not, you should take a look at our in-depth Marpac Dohm-DS All Natural Sound Machine review. It could be the solution to your nighttime issues.

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 ​Features of the All Natural Sound Machine

​The Dohm-DS claims to be the Official Sound Conditioner of the National Sleep Foundation. This means that it has been tested and meets or exceeds their expectations when it comes to a sound machine.

​It has two speeds thanks to a dual speed motor. It is a sound machine that mimics a fan and, in design, it is an asymmetrical fan. The housing creates gives you the soothing sound of a fan pushing air, but there will never be actual moving air coming from it. This makes it perfect for wintertime when you want the sound of your fan, but not the chill that it will bring to your bedroom.

​The sounds that you will hear from it are adjustable. You can adjust the tone and the volume to meet your needs. This means if you are used to sleeping with a fan that sounds noisier than some, you will be able to adjust it to maintain that sound that is most familiar to you. All you have to do is turn the top of the unit to change the way that it sounds.

​It runs off a normal 120 V plugin. It is designed for domestic use only and there are three color choices for you to choose from. They include black, white, and tan and makes it possible for you to put it into an area of your room where it will not look out of place. This is further helped by the fact that it is only 1.3 pounds and measures 5.8 x 5.8 x 3.8 inches, making it very small for all that it is able to provide; a great night’s sleep.

​The Marpac Sound Machine is backed by a one-year limited warranty. If you have any issues, you will simply have to call and one of the support team will attempt to help you with your issue.It is ideal for babies, children, and adults, even those that are very light sleepers. It is easy to use because all you have to do is flip a switch to get it started.

 ​Buyer’s Feedback on the Marpac Sound Machine

​The Sound Machine has had an amazing amount of people purchase it. There have been more than 10,000 machines sold and it still manages to hold an average rating of 4.4-stars. This alone should be proof that most people love the way it helps them to sleep at night. However, if you want to know what they love most, you have only to look for reasons why they love it. Many owners state that it has helped them sleep through noisy neighbors in their duplex or apartment building. They love that gentle noise that does not become annoying when they are trying to sleep; even when they first purchased it and began to use it. Many owners say that it has saved their relationship because they no longer wake up when their partner is snoring. Some owners say that the rushing wind sound has saved them from sinus issues and getting too cold during the winter months because it is only a sound. There are no speakers. It is just a pure rushing air sound that lulls them to sleep and keeps them sleeping soundly throughout the night.

​However, with all good comments, there are a few people who feel the Marpac could have been better. Most of them wish it were louder, but others feel that the fan is too high pitched for them to sleep comfortably. Some say that they would prefer a real fan to the machine sounding like a fan. In some, very rare cases, the Sound Machine has had an issue where it would stop working, but in many of the reviews, customer service has offered to help the person address their issue with it. In some cases, they have also offered to repair or replace it if it is something wrong with the machine.

 ​Our Opinion of the Sound Machine by Marpac

​When you look at the very simple design of the Marpac Sound Machine, you may not think it looks like much. However, it does what it promises to do. It promises to give you a steady, consistent sound that can mask other that keep you awake during the night. It promises to sound like a fan, but not give you a chill like a normal fan would. In our opinion, it works. We like how simple it is to work with and we like that it is backed by a customer support team that wants you to be happy with their product. We also have to look at the fact that most all owners say that it deserves a 5-star rating. With so many people happy with this product, we feel that it is worth considering for anyone who likes the sound of a gently blowing fan and we think it should help you sleep soundly; regardless of what noises generally keep you awake at night.


  • Easy to Control
  • Adjustable Tone and Volume
  • Compact
  • 1-Year Limited Warranty
  • Helpful Customer Support Team


  • Not Loud Enough for Some Owners
  • Sound May Be High-Pitched for Some People
  • Rarely Has Issues, Covered by Warranty