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Best White Noise Machine UK Reviews 2021

By  Enda McLarnon

Top 10 White Noise Machines in the UK

Thanks for taking your time to read our reviews on the best white noise machine, that is currently available on the United Kingdom market. Just below we have created a top 10 list of white noise machines, and have listed those by the highest buyer rated.

In a Hurry?

If you are in a hurry, and don't want to read through a list, then the best white noise machine in the UK is the Dreamegg White Noise Machine. This model gets the highest overall buyer satisfaction of 98%. It has 7 white noise, 7 fan sounds, 10 relaxing natural sounds (Bird, Sea Wave, Brook, Lullaby, Music Box, Cricket, Campfire, Rain, Fetal Tone, and Train sound for soothing your baby).It also has an optional night light for baby night feeding. It can be played continuously or 30,60,90 min auto-off timer..

Buying Advice before Making a Purchase

Before spending a penny of your hard earned cash, we strongly recommend having a quick read through our important buying tips just below. It will help a lot with making the perfect buying decision.

How much should you pay for a white noise machine?

On average you should expect to pay £28 At the lower price point you can pick one up for around £19, and at the higher end expect to pay £45. The reasons for the price variation is the brand that you buy, the overall quality of the product, and the range of features and options that you will have.

Which brands make white noise machines?

The best brands for these machines are Dreamegg, Lectrofan, Marpac and Avantek.

What noises are available on white noise machines?

The main purpose of a white noise machine, also known as a sound machine, is to produce a constant and consistent sound environment. By doing this, it makes sudden or unexpected bursts of noise, more manageable. We will all be familiar with car horns, street or road noise, fireworks at a certain time of the year etc.

The white noise machine lets our brain focus, relax and drift into a deep sleep, as well as aiding specific medical conditions such as tinnitus.

There are different types of noise available The colours of noise is basically determined by the energy of the sound signal. This is how energy is distributed over various frequencies, or the speed of sound.

Pink noise consists of all frequencies we can hear, but the energy isn’t equally distributed across them. It’s more intense at lower frequencies, which creates a deep sound.

  • White Noise -  This is every frequency that the human ear can hear and is played in a random order at the same amplitude. It creates a blanket of sound and masks sudden consistency changes.
  • Pink Noise -Pink noise consists of all frequencies we can hear, but the energy isn’t equally distributed across them. It is more intense at lower frequencies, which creates a deep sound. Nature is full of pink noises and includes heartbeats, wind, rain and rustling leaves.
  • Brown Noise - Brown noise is also referred to as red noise, has higher energy at lower frequencies. This makes it deeper than pink and white noise. It includes thunder, waterfalls and low roaring
  • Black Noise - This term simply reflects the lack of noise or as close to complete silence as you can get.

What features are available on white noise machines?

The main purpose of a white noise machine, also known as a sound machine, is to produce a constant and consistent sound environment. By doing this, it makes sudden or unexpected bursts of noise, more manageable. We will all be familiar with car horns, street or road noise, fireworks at a certain time of the year etc.

The white noise machine lets our brain focus, relax and drift into a deep sleep, as well as aiding specific medical conditions such as tinnitus.

There are a wide range of features available and we have listed those just below:

  • No of noise options -  these can vary a lot from machine to machine
  • Timers - Many of these machines have timer options and also auto-shut off options

Our Top 10 White Noise Machine Picks 2020

#1

4.8/5

Dreamegg White Noise Machine

This is currently the highest buyer rated white noise machine that helps create a relaxing and sleep atmosphere by offering a great listening experience. It has 7 white noise, 7 fan sounds, 10 relaxing natural sounds (Bird, Sea Wave, Brook, Lullaby, Music Box, Cricket, Campfire, Rain, Fetal Tone, and Train sound for soothing your baby).It also has an optional night light for baby night feeding. Can be used at home and in the office.  Adjust the volume to protect your speech privacy in office when necessary. It can be played continuously or 30,60,90 min auto-off timer.

#2

4.8/5

Roffie White Noise Machine

This machine has 30 types of natural sounds available, including white/pink noise, fan sound, rain, thunderstorm, forest, cricket, waves, streams, heartbeat, etc. The sleep sound machine helps to drown out background noise, and helps the babies drift off to sleep. It has 30 mins, 60 minute timers and loop playback. The white noise machine will automatically turn off when the timer is out, or it will loop playback until you turn it off.  It is suitable for home, office, especially for travel. It comes with the universal micro USB port and power adapter, It also has a two-year warranty and can be exchanged and returned for free within a month.

#3

4.7/5

Dreamegg Sleep Sound Machine

This machine has 4 white noise sounds settings; 4 fan sounds setting; 17 nature sounds setting( 3 rain; 3 water; 3 sea wave; birds; campfeire; train; piano; lullaby; Alpha Wave; star dust; meditation) with excellent speakers and volume. It has continuous play, auto-off and 1h/2h/3h/4h timer. It also has a night light with 4 brightness levels, Will fit into a handbag or suitcase so suitable for the home, office, car and travel, Comes with a 30 day money back and 18-month product warranty.

#4 - Best Seller

4.7/5

LectroFan Evo White Noise Machine

This model has 10 fan sounds, ten white, pink and brown noise variations, and two varieties of ocean sounds -- calm, and surf.. It can be powered by AC or USB and has very precise volume control, an optional timer, and a 3.5mm connector for headphones or a portable speaker to match your environment and sleep style.

#5

4.6/5

Avantek Sleep White Noise Machine

The speaker has crystal clear, rich, and natural sound. It is powered by using a 5 V power adapter or a USB charging port. It has non-looping sound recordings of high quality; includes 6 types of white noise, 6 fan sounds and 8 nature sounds (ocean waves, rain, wind, stream, birds, campfire, cricket and clock); great for babies, children and adults. It also has 30 volume levels. You can use it as continuous play and there is an auto-off and timer between 1-7 hours. This unit is small and lightweight; and easily fits into your handbag, backpack or suitcase, making it perfect for home, office and travel use.

#6

4.6/5

LectroFan White Noise Machine

This is another popular choice that has 10 distinct fan sounds and 10 non-repeating white noise sounds,. This model is very good for noise masking. It comes with adapter plugs for US, EU, and UK.  This is also a small unit and means you can use it on trips, holidays etc. This has also been designed for use as a sound therapy machine, so an excellent choice for baby nurseries, day care centres, college dormitories, apartments, hotel rooms, office spaces, or any environment where unwanted and disruptive noises are present.. There is also a timer that allows you to decide how long the white noise or fan sounds are played in the background. Set it for an hour if you plan to take a nap or set it for the whole night for an undisturbed, peaceful nights rest.

#7

4.6/5

Leop Portable White Noise Machine

This model has 30 soothing sounds in six different categories: fan, white noise, nature, ocean waves, thunderstorm, baby heartbeat. It uses a high quality speaker to mask unwanted noises, and help create a realistic and natural environment for good sleep. It comes with a 3.5mm earphone jack. There are 32 levels of sound. It can be played continuously or 30, 60 min auto-off timer options available. This model is USB powered only. It comes with a USB cable, and can be used with any USB adapter.

#8

4.5/5

Marpac Hushh for Baby

This brand is well known for sound machines. This model has 3 sound options that help promote sleep and mask noise: bright white noise, deep white noise, or gentle surf.. This unit can be attached using a baby safe clip to a stroller or car seat or other surfaces. The simple interface is easy to use and operate with one hand.. You can lock the Hushh model at a desired setting and volume to prevent younger hands from altering the sound or turning the unit off.. It also has an amber LED nightlight that offers just enough light to see by without causing wakefulness for parent or baby. It comes with a one-year limited factory warranty.

#9

4.4/5

Marpac Rohm Portable White Noise Sound Machine

This machine has three sound options which promote sleep and mask noise. The noise options are bright white noise, deep white noise, or gentle surf. This is a good choice for travel and on-the-go use. It comes with a USB charging cable and is backed by a one-year limited factory warranty and exceptional Marpac customer service.

#10

4.4/5

i-Star White Noise Machine

This machine has 6 relaxing white noise and natural sounds. These include the ocean, summer night, rainfall with thunder, dryer noise, white noise and fan noise. That creates a background atmosphere of calm and comfort making it ideal for babies and adults. It helps block out external distractions like traffic or street noise. This helps agitated and crying babies by engaging their relaxation reflex and stimulating calming states. This has an adjustable timer with 15, 30, or 60 minutes, which will auto power off the device. You can also select continuous sound for non-stop playback until manually stopped. This is good for travel and comes with a micro USB cable which can be plugged into any USB outlet or alternatively fit 3 x AA batteries. It has an AUX output port for connecting through headphones for personal listening. This is a British company and there is a 12-month warranty, easy return policy and friendly UK based lifetime customer service.

White Noise Machine FAQ

Do white noise machines really work?

Manufacturers make these for a very good reason. there have been a number of studies completed, such as the one from USS National Library of Medicine, that shows (80%) fell asleep within five minutes in response to white noise compared with only five (25%) who fell asleep spontaneously in those without white noise. They also stated that white noise may help mothers settle difficult babies. There are other studies that show, this type of noise can help with various sleep problems.

What is the loudest white noise machine?

This is a very good question. The Lectrofan, shown as number 6 on our list, has the loudest option and also the widest range of sound options for this type of sound machine.

Which white noise is best for baby?

Many parents look at these to help calm their baby and of course to help the baby to sleep. The Marpac Hussh at number 8 on our list has been designed by a very good company specifically for babies. You do have the option to play consistently through the night, which is appealing to many parents.

What is the best white noise for sleeping?

This is an excellent question. The best colour of noise for sleep will come down to personal preference. Some people will find high frequency sounds too harsh, and a better option may be a pink or red noise that will be easier on your ears. If you prefer high frequency sounds, then either white or blue noise might be your best option. We recommend experimenting with different colours using a sound machine that can replicate these noises.

What is the best white noise for tinnitus?

Anyone suffering from tinnitus will know the benefit of a great night's sleep. Sound masking can cover the sound of tinnitus, while more advanced therapies may provide more robust relief. The noise generated by sound machines can partially or fully mask tinnitus, providing relaxation and temporary respite from the condition. Many hearing aids now come with integrated sound generation technology that delivers white noise or customized sounds to the patient on an ongoing basis. There are also a wide variety of "apps" available so worth searching those out.

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