Marpac Dohm-DS Review

A dual-speed, all-natural white noise sound machine that creates the soothing sound of rushing air without cooling the room.

Dimensions: 5.8 x 5.8 x 3.2 inches
Weight: 25 ounces
Power: AC Adaptor
Auto-off Timer: none

Best Features

  • The electric motor creates the sound of rushing air, without actually moving the air like a fan.
  • The sound is created by the motor, it is not a recording.
  • The tone can be adjusted by twisting the cap to find the right size of opening for the sound.
  • It has 2 different speeds.
  • The cord is 8 inches long.
  • The bottom of the unit has padded feet, that prevent it from vibrating on the table while it’s running.

Available in 3 Colors

Potential Issues

  • There is no option to run on batteries, so it can only be used near an outlet.
  • It can be confusing to find the exact setting while adjusting the openings on the side to get the sound loud enough to block out certain noises.


The Marpac Dohm-DS is a mechanical sound machine that creates white noise instead of a recording of it. It won’t cool the room and it is highly adjustable to get a customized sound that is just right for your environment.

It is the best option for you if you prefer a constant sound rather than the eventual repeated loops of some digital sound machines.



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