Listening to music together is a popular past time for many long distance couples. Long evenings have been spent together playing “radio DJ” while exploring one another’s musical tastes. Often times music is coupled with ambient background noises, such as rain or chirping birds. These ambient noises add a little extra something special to a long distance musical chill session.
We’ve compiled a list of over 25 Ambient sound & musical websites that are like Rainymood.com. It’s amazing how many of these websites exist! Just exploring and trying them all out could be a cute little long distance date in itself. Check it out:
Of course we couldn’t pass up Rainymood as the first on our list! One the most popular ambient noise websites on the internet, Rainymood is pretty self explanatory. Listen to the sound of rain as if it were falling right outside of your window. It’s slogan is “Rain Makes Everything Better” and that couldn’t be more true, especially when listening to music right alongside it.
What started as a website with a singular purpose has morphed into both an Android and iOs app that will let you take Rainymood with you wherever you go.
2. Jazz and Rain
Jazz and Rain is a website that is similar to Rainymood in its function, but with a twist since it lets you listen to rain and Jazz music at the same time. It’s super relaxing and eliminates the need to search for music. Just go to Jazz and Rain and hit play -instant relaxation. You’ll feel just like you’re in an old time Jazz Club.
We’re not entirely sure what the purpose of this website is, since you can’t actually take a shower with it. Apparently that’s the entire point since Showertime gives you the experience of taking a shower without the water. Don’t ask us, we don’t get it either.
You can choose how loud the sound of running shower water is, how strong the stream should flow and if you want the water to be hot, cold or neutral which changes the colors of the website. There’s even a radio with “stations” that you can click through as you take your virtual shower. All in all it seems like a pretty clever idea but we prefer our showers with water.
Coffitivity is a website that gives you the background noise of a coffee shop with mostly the low sounds of people talking and chattering about. It has 3 modes that you can choose from; “Morning Murmur” which imitates the early morning bustle of a coffee shop, “Lunchtime Lounge” which has all the sounds you’d expect to hear in any cafeteria or lounge, and “University Undertones” which has the slightly more lively sounds of a college campus cafe.
According to their website, Coffitivity can help boost your creativity. “The mix of calm and commotion in an environment like a coffee house is proven to be just what you need to get those creative juices flowing.” So while you probably wouldn’t listen to music while visiting this website, it could make for some interesting background noise for a ‘coffeehouse’ webcam date? We’ll let you figure this one out.
Soundrown is probably the simplest most organized of all the websites on this list. It has a super clean interface that doesn’t take a lot of time to load and doesn’t weigh your browser down. Their slogan is “Relax. Focus. Escape.” With all the sound options provided on this neat little website, we’re sure you’ll find it pretty easy to do that.
Soundrown hosts 10 different ambient sounds that you can click to listen to individually, or play simultaneously creating new ambient atmospheres. Want to listen to night sounds and the sound of waves? Easy peasy. How about birds and the sound of a fountain? Can do! Trains and the sound of a playground? Well.. those two don’t exactly.. Never-mind, let’s just move on.
6. The Quiet Place Project
The Quiet Place Project is a series of rooms that encourage you to get in touch with your inner sense of peace and quiet. Each room instructs you to silence your cellphones and all other distractions before pulling you in with soothing music. In the quiet place there are no notifications, Facebook statuses, etc. It’s all about being at peace and finding your center.
There are five different “rooms” you can venture into, each one with a specific goal towards helping you find your quiet place.
Faux Fire is a warm little corner of the web, literally. It is a virtual fireplace with some cheerful winter time tunes playing along with the crackling of the flames. It’s the cheeriest fireplace ever, especially for not being a real one.
The Faux Fire website is very charity oriented and has several apps that you can buy and download to support various charities such as the Salvation Army. Aside from that, this website is exactly what it seems to be. A warm, cozy virtual fireplace.
Not all long distance couples are part of the hearing world, some may be deaf or even just hard of hearing which is why we’re including Xoki in our list. It’s not so much a sound based ambiance website, but is more of a visual one.
Xoki lets you create a color based “playlist” of sorts. Just select which colors you want on your playlist and the website will play through those colors, transitioning through each one every three seconds. You can set this up for a visual relaxation or even create a color playlist to go along with some music. For extra fun, turn out the lights and go full screen. Your room will go all kinds of colors!
9. Get Relaxed
GetRelaxed is a neat way for you to reduce your stress levels and relax online. It combines soft relaxing sounds and music with clear and visually appealing nature photos. “You will be transformed into a soothing bliss and your stress level will drop almost instantly.” If you’re looking for a way to wind down, this website is pretty good.
10. Relaxing Snow
Watch the snow flutter down with the backdrop of a fluttering forest. There’s a beautifully snowy song to accompany this page which you can listen to while staring at the memorizing snowflakes that fall.
11. A Soft Murmur
A Soft Murmur is a simple and clean audio site that allows you to listen to various calming sounds such as rain,thunder, and many more sounds individually or combine them for your own personal calming audio track.You can then share your own personal “mix” with friends and family via a link or social media. A Soft Murmur will surely have something for you to sit back and put your feet up to.
12. Classy Fireplace
Have a seat, pour some wine and relax in front of a warm fire. Relaxing Jazz is playing, lightning is flashing just outside the window and the slow steady sound of rain is what makes this scene absolutely perfect. Even your faithful companion is there waiting for a relaxing head rub from his master. That is what Classy Fireplace is.
Another ambient audio site like Rainymood for all your rainy needs. You can tweak how long you’d like to listen to the rain with some timers and even add a raindrop effect in the background if you have a supported browser! The audio quality is nice and the rain itself sounds pretty realistic. It also supports the ability to add or remove the sounds of thunder, something Rainymood lacks.
Another nice feature about this website; it has a mobile app feature! So you can take a calming break truly wherever you are.
14. Calm Sound
Calm sound is a website devoted to providing calming nature sounds for relaxation. The site sells albums of these sounds, but lets visitors listen to a few of these albums right on the website. Sounds ranging from “Country Garden” & “Rainforest Waterfall” to “Thunderstorm” & “Ocean Waves” are available for a free listen.
15. Rain For Me
Rainfor.me is another website that is very much like Rainymood. If you’re looking for a clean, simple and ad free version that is. There’s not much more to the website at the moment. Just listen to the sound of soft rain along with a music track of your choice. It appears that this website once offered free downloads of the raining soundtrack played on their website, but those downloads are no longer available.
16. Mood Turn
Moodturn has a plentiful assortment of themes to calm down and chill to. Some of the themes available are Swamp, Night, Beach, Dolphins, Garden and whole lot more. As far as uncommon ambient sounds go, this website gives you a lot of interesting options.
Along with the different audio tracks you can listen to it also has matching backgrounds for every theme. Now you can finally decide if you want to go down and take that boat ride through the swamps or relax in the garden while you’re sitting at your desks together.
17. Comfy Tube
We’re starting to get the feeling that people really love fireplace simulators, because that’s exactly what ComfyTube is. Another Fireplace simulator, set to some smooth jazzy music. The website isn’t quite as refined as some others on our list, but it does the job well. You can control the volume of both the music and fireplace as well as pick from seven different available fireplaces.
18. Snowy Mood
This is without fail the best website on this list. Like Rainymood, Snowymood really takes you into the atmosphere of what it means to be submerged in winter. Really, it can’t even be described and you’ll have to click through to experience it’s full glory.
19. Do Nothing for 2 Minutes
Do nothing for 2 minutes encourages people to take 2 minutes out of their day to stop what they’re doing, not move and listen to the sounds of waves for 2 entire minutes. Maybe you can’t listen to music while trying this out, but it’s still a nice way to relax while somewhat challenging yourself at the same time. Can’t do it? Don’t worry, they’ll let you know by flashing a giant, red “FAIL” sign until you get it right.
20. Free Virtual Fireplace
Free Virtual Fireplace is exactly what you think it is: A free virtual fireplace. No fancy music, no background noise -Just a simple fireplace with a crackling fire. Boy, people sure do love these virtual fires.
21. Forest Mood
Forest mood lets you chill to the sounds of a forest. The website is a bit on the “looping” side (and the loop actually isn’t very long at all) so eventually it could get tiring. But all in all its an easy way to listen to the sounds of what is mostly birds chirping and hawks calling in an imaginary forest.
22. Blazing Logs
What’s this? Another virtual fireplace? Why, yes it is! Blazing logs is not the most high tech of the fireplace websites, but like all the others, it gets the job done.
23. August Ambience
August Ambience is a simple website that plays the sounds of a hot summer night. There’s not a lot to this website but for those of us stuck in the colder parts of the world, August Ambience can help take us back to warmer times. At least for a little while.
24. Get Classy
“Hey you, Rumor has it that you’ve got class.” This website, while it is yet another virtual fireplace, has a cute feature that will let you send a custom link to friend. The link shows a personalized message along with a rather classy fireplace, the background sounds of rain and.. what sounds like the same jazzy melody used for all the other fireplace websites. Go figure.
Calm is a website devoted to helping you feel.. well, calm. It has quite a few features such as letting you choose how long you want your calming session to go on, a “guided calm” session, songs you can browse through and beautiful moving backgrounds. There’s even apps you can download so you can find your center when out and about. The only downside is that it doesn’t appear to work correctly in Firefox for us. Google Chrome is good to go, though!
26. Rainy Cafe
Rainy Cafe combines the sounds of a bustling cafe setting with the sounds of drizzling rain. According to it’s website background noise works wonderfully well in stimulating creativity and “encourages individuals to think at a higher, abstract level, and consequently exhibit higher creativity.” You can control the volume settings for both the rain and the cafe sounds as well as turn one or the other off completely.
Coding.fm plays the sounds of keyboard keys and mouse clicks, but mostly the sound of someone typing away at a keyboard. We honestly don’t know why this is a thing. Maybe there are people out there who find typing to be extremely soothing or even stimulating. Or maybe you just want to sound busy at work while you’re texting your sweetheart from under your desk. Whatever your reason, this website exists just for you.
28. Simply Noise
Simply noise is a website that provides white noise to help you concentrate. “White noise is the most effective at blocking distractions because it covers the largest spectrum range. It’s great for reading, writing, studying, and anything else that requires focus.” Not exactly an ambient website, but Simply noise does have a Simply Rain counterpart which you can find by browsing the site. Simply Rain is also available as a smartphone app.
29. Stereo Mood
Last but not least, Stereo Mood is a website that is much different from the many other websites on this list in that it does not give you mood or atmosphere based sounds. Instead, it gives you songs based on mood. Clicking or browsing through a mood gives you playlist which hosts songs that should match whatever the mood that you’re browsing in is.
Some of the moods range from “Dishwashing” and “Coding”, to “Sex”, ” just woke up” and “8bit.” There’s lots more categories, some even wackier than “Dishwashing.” Joining the site lets you create your own stereo moods which you can then share with friends.
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WOW! I have never seen such a huge collection of white noise….. I have tested many of them and they are awesome…. Let me make them 30 for you, you can also include http://onlinewhitenoise.com/ in this list.
You forgot http://www.noisli.com/ that one is awesome!
What about The Earth Sounds?? http://www.theearthsounds.com/ 🙂
Adding to the list (possibly the best noise known to man) http://baconsizzling.com
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Where’s Noisli.com??? It’s the best one out there in my opinion.
THANK YOU FOR MAKING THIS! Very very helpful to me as a writer, it helps to have white noise or sound effects like rain and fire to help me concentrate on my trade! Thanks again!
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What an excellent collection of calming music and relaxing websites. Thank you sooooo much for putting this list together. Calm.com is one of my favorites, but you can’t go wrong with the bacon Mike has suggested above.
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Thanks Persephone! We’re glad this list is useful to you!
Why don’t you add the site http://huescapes.audio/ ?
Many ambient sounds with radio. Very relaxing.
I love these kind of sites, so I built a nice ambient noise generator with a pomodoro timer built in, and a task list. It’s called Sexy Time: http://www.sexytimeproductivity.com I hope you guys like it 🙂
Another great website I discovered recently: http://www.moszen.com
Thanks Bowen, we checked it out and that’s a really awesome website to add to our list!
Being a keen lover of nature sounds, I enjoy hearing sounds of birds, waterfall, rain and rushing air…I am also learning about ways to heal through sounds of nature. Loved the list given here..
especially the site: Moszen … wonderful collection of sounds in nature with a visual impact as well.. I felt I was there in the jungle..loved it.
one thing I need to ask, is any of the sounds available to be played throughout night? I mean for as long as we need to without stopping? or any sound machine the offers all of these sounds?
I listen to RainyMood all night … stream it on my Tablet – shut off the screen and (when the battery lasts all night) it’s still playing when I wake up in the morning.
Absolutely agree. Rain sounds falling on the windowsill at night. Love it. Why? Because: https://www.globalsoundtracks.com/
Let’s say you’re supposed to be hard at work in your office cubical, the walls are just a little too high for your boss to be able to see you, and you just want to slack off. That’s what Coding.fm is for.
One more: http://rain.unispace.pro/
Nice list, sharing my current favorite: http://www.noiseclear.com
https://ambientnoise.de is also great!
Here is another one that you should include in your list: https://www.naturesounds.tv/
It’s got both landscape nature sound videos, and free albums
Talking about ambient noises. I would recommend a more beautiful site “blissful noises” at https://blissfulnoises.com/ . I am a big fan of ambient noises and i always listen them while studying.