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Marsona DS-600A Review

Editor’s Note: This product has been removed from our side-by-side comparison because it has been replaced by another product. You can still read our original review below, but Top Ten Reviews is no longer updating this product’s information.

Our Verdict

This machine is good for those who want a simple sound machine to operate.

For

  • It's small and includes battery backup so you can travel with your sound machine.

Against

  • It doesn't have an alarm or radio.
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Marsona DS-600A image: The sound machine includes six total sleep sounds.

Marsona DS-600A image: The sound machine includes six total sleep sounds.
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Marsona DS-600A image: An AC adaptor or AA batteries can power this sound machine.

Marsona DS-600A image: An AC adaptor or AA batteries can power this sound machine.
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Marsona DS-600A image: The sound will light up once selected.

Marsona DS-600A image: The sound will light up once selected.
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Marsona DS-600A image: This is a relatively small, portable sound machine.

Marsona DS-600A image: This is a relatively small, portable sound machine.

Editor’s Note: This product has been removed from our side-by-side comparison because it has been replaced by another product. You can still read our original review below, but Top Ten Reviews is no longer updating this product’s information.

Marpac, one of the longest-lived sound machine manufacturers, is known for its high-quality white noise generators. The Marsona DS-600A is one such sound machine. While it may not have a flashy exterior like its competitors, it offers six natural sounds for a soothing solution to sleep deprivation.

The Marsona DS-600A isn’t equipped with features like an alarm clock, radio or large list of playable sleep sounds. Instead, this noise machine focuses on what it does best: blocking out extraneous noise and lulling you to sleep. For a full night of white noise it will continuously cycle the therapeutic noises throughout the night. Or, if you prefer, a 60-minute timer keeps the sound playing for an hour before automatically shutting off.

A large, 4-inch speaker is prominently located on the top of the Marsona DS-600A. Directly below the speaker, three buttons make selecting a specific sound easy. Simply click through the choices until you reach one you like. When selected, the title will be lit with an LED. The timer and on and off buttons are also located on top of the sound machine.

The volume dial, located on the back of the unit, allows you to fine-tune the sound level according to your preference. For power options, you can use the included AC or 12V DC adapter, or purchase four AA batteries separately. The AC adapter comes with a 6-foot cord, which makes placement of the sound machine uncomplicated – you don’t have to worry about being right next to an electrical outlet.

This sound machine has a plug-and-play setup, and you can immediately begin using it. Once you turn on your sound machine, you can listen to sounds such as lakeshore, thunderstorm, country eve, brook and white sound.

The Marpac Marsona DS-600A doesn’t have fancy accessories, but it isn’t designed to have them. This sound machine was built with the intention to offer sound therapy, and it does its job well. If you’re looking for a white noise machine that travels well, has recordings that are natural-sounding and is easy to use, this is the product for you.