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I want fidelity in my white noise sleeping machine! Help!

Discussion in 'Bad Dog Cafe' started by teleman1, Nov 21, 2020 at 11:39 AM.

  1. teleman1

    teleman1 Tele-Afflicted

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    Is there a better sound machine than this unit? I want something that has fidelity, low end, tweakable. No looping also Anyone know of or use a better quality machine than this? Sound+Sleep High Fidelity Sleep Sound Machine
     
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    Yeah, the looping drives me crazy. My wife bought a nature machine my kids love, but it's about a 15 sec loop that makes me feel like I'm losing my mind.
     
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    Window unit air conditioner works for me.
    And it cools and dehumidifies the bedroom.
     
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    Download what you want from Youtube and make a playlist.
    Or CPAP machine works like a wind storm if you like them.
     
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    I have a 'Sounds of Nature' CD set that had a light rain storm as one of the selections. Put it on repeat that ran 24/7 for almost 8 years before the CD boom box died. Good bass at low volume. The loop was about an hour that faded out and back in, just like the lulls in the storm.
     
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    Other than have a real waterfall or bird cage in your room I like old fans out of oscillation
     
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    I have the same sound machine. It doesn’t actually loop, it randomly generates the sounds using a processor and a sound card. It’s my favorite white noise machine I’ve ever owned. If you need more fidelity, connect the auxiliary jack to your own speaker system.
     
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    THIS^^

    The winky-dinky speaker makes the machine sound like an old-school telephone receiver. You could even get a cheap set of powered computer speakers and that would greatly improve the sound.
     
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    Which is quite ironic, because white noise has a flat spectrum *by definition*. So the fact that they sell it as generating "white noise" seems to be false advertising.
     
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    Pink noise, more like.
     
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    Actually, I prefer paisley or plaid noise.
     
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    I found the stock speaker to be fairly powerful and have a decent frequency response. The sound quality is good and slips into the background well. I can confirm it sounds amazing hooked up to my Onkyo stereo system but that was just for fun. The only 150 watt noise machine I need is my Vox MVX :cool:
     
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    I find the light hiss from my CPAP machine is enough to put me to sleep. It’s all I need
     
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    To the general public, noise is noise: "White noise" is a plain-English common-speech idiom that designates the constant, hissing, shushing noises of natural turbulence - as opposed to "noises" which are identifiable and distinct events.

    We with sound-engineering understanding know that white noise is much too harsh sounding for an application like this, but there's no marketing copy in pointing out that the spectrum has been optimized.

    If anything, advertising pink noise and getting white would be a harmful mis-labeling, but this one seems harmless.
     
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    Yeah of course I was exaggerating a bit. As a physicist it just annoys me that often marketeers seem to "steal" things out of the physics vocabulary and turn it into something completely different (white noise, entanglement, energy).

    Next, the general public thinks it is magic because it sounds like science. But it is not.
     
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    The Authentic Sleep Sound Machine by Hammecher Schlemmer (sp?). We have several, one for each bedroom.
     
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    Seems to me the "noise" bit and the "high fidelity" bit are mutually exclusive.
     
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    I downloaded a thunderstorm app. It has 10 different themes, I use gentle rain and low rolling thunder. There are also Native American flutes, birds, nighttime animals, etc if you want those. Run through either a soundbar with surround speakers or a MegaBoom speaker it works really well for me. The clips run on about 15 minute loops
     
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    I knew your suggestion would come up. But I want it in a table radio size.
     
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