This is partially for reference for myself and by partially I mean mostly. But this morning, I spent some time comparing some background noise things! (Source: Reddit)
For working, I love the sounds of coffeeshops, and Coffitivity has a variety of coffeeshop sounds and can give a few different atmospheres. Works well as background or combined with music for just setting the tone of work.
As writing this I’m listening to A Soft Murmur which I think is my new personal favorite since I can combine coffee shop sounds and rain. Add in to that option of Fire-usually use this– and the separation of thunder and rain. It’s the the most customizable in my opinion. There is an android app, but you have to pay $1 for the coffeeshop sound, which is what I like the most, so that’s useless.
A similar site is Sound Drown, with the added bonus of trains, but moving among them is slightly awkward. If you want a combination of sounds it’s more difficult to customize them. Also, they only have rain, and I like the sound of thunderstorms over straight rain. This allows for different levels of thunder versus rain, but then nothing else.
End notes: Maybe I just haven’t heard of it, but I wonder why there’s not a workplace mood soundtrack. There are lots of people who work from home or remote that would probably enjoy that, or maybe they already have their system completely worked out.