The MyBaby SoundSpa Portable is lightweight, durable and operates on batteries, making it one of the best baby sound machines to travel with. This sleep machine performed well in our sound quality and sound masking tests and has six sound profiles to choose from. The SoundSpa Portable is one of the most cost-effective products we tested at less than $25.
We tested the sound masking capabilities of baby sound machines by playing the white noise profile at 65 decibels, which is about as loud as normal conversation. While the white noise profile was playing, one of our reviewers ran a vacuum and played music on a speaker in an adjacent room. The SoundSpa Portable was one of the best performers in our sound masking test. The white noise profile is a bit higher pitched than other machines, but it did a good job of hiding the vacuum and music noise. This sound machine has a continuous play feature, and we suggest using it if you are using the sound machine to mask noise.
In addition to the white noise profile, this sound machine also has summer night, brook, ocean and heartbeat sounds. The heartbeat sound on this machine was one of the most authentic and natural we tested. The SoundSpa Portable also has a lullaby profile. A timer turns the machine off after 15, 30 or 60 minutes. This baby sound machine also remembers the last volume setting and tone selection, so when you turn it back on, it continues to play the same sound at the same volume.
This sound machine doesn’t offer any visual aids, like a projector or nightlight, but it is one of the most durable machines we tested. The buttons are flush-mounted on the top panel and sturdy enough that you could press them multiple times without damaging them. It runs on four AA batteries, which adds to its portability. The included AC adapter is great for at home installation. The SoundSpa Portable doesn’t come with batteries, so stock up if you plan to use it for long periods while you travel.
The MyBaby Sound Spa Portable MYB-S205 has a great selection of high-quality sound profiles housed in a durable and portable design. It is also one of the most cost-friendly sound machines we tested at less than $25. It doesn’t have any visual aids, but if you want a sleep machine you can toss in a diaper bag to travel with, this is one of the best options.