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Decibel X:dB Sound Level Meter

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"decibel x" is one of very few noise meter apps on the market that has highly reliable, pre-calibrated measurements and supports dBA, dBC. It turns your iOS device into a professional sound level meter, precisely measures the sound pressure level (SPL) all around you. This extremely useful and beautiful tool will not only be a great tool for many uses but also bring you a lot of fun. Have you wondered how quiet is your room or how loud is a rock concert or sport event? "decibel x" will help you answer all of those. WHAT MAKE IT GREAT AND STAND OUT FROM OTHER APPS: - Trusted accuracy: the app is tested and pre calibrated for all Apple devices. The precision is matching with real SPL devices - Apple Watch support: see noise level right from your wrist - Frequency weighting filters: ITU-R 468, A, B, C, Z - Powerful, smart history data management: + Recording data can be saved into a list of history records for future access and analysis + Each record can be exported as hi-res PNG graph or CSV text via sharing services + iCloud support which synchronize all history records across your Apple devices + Fullscreen mode to give overview the whole history of an record - Dosimeter with NIOSH, OSHA standards - FFT and BAR graphs to display real time FFT. Those are very useful for frequency analysis and musical tests. Real time predominant frequency is also displayed. - WAVE graph with 2 display modes: Rolling & Buffer - InstaDecibel to capture your dB report overlaid on photos and easily shared via popular social networks (Facebook, Instagram, Messages, etc.). - Support both Portrait and Landscape layouts - Beautiful, intuitive and carefully crafted UI design - Optimized for iOS 11 OTHER GREAT FEATURES: - Standard time weightings (Response Time): SLOW (500 milliseconds) and FAST (200 milliseconds) - Trimming calibration from -15 dB to 15 dB - Standard measurement range from 30 dBA up to 130 dBA - HISTO graph for plotted history of the recorded values - Real time scale level chart - Display Current, Average/Leq, and Max values with both nice and clear digital and analog layouts - Quick reference text to help you compare with real-life examples - "Keep Device Stay Awake" option for long duration recording - Reset and clear current recording at any time - Tap on Max value to reset at any time - Pause/Resume the tool at any time NOTES: - Please do not expect a quiet room reading will be 0 dBA. The range 30-130 dBA is the standard usable range and an average quiet room will be about 30 dBA. - Although all devices are pre-calibrated, custom calibration is suggested for serious purposes requiring higher precision and accuracy. You will need a real external device or calibrated sound meter as a reference, then adjust the trimming calibration until the reading matches with the reference. Get decibel x Premium and enjoy: - Permanently remove all advertisements - Unlock ITU-R 468, A, B, C frequency filters - No limits when saving data * Choose from different subscription options. Our standard subscription options are: 1-month Subscription 1-year Subscription * Subscription payments will be charged to your iTunes account at confirmation of your purchase and upon commencement of each renewal term. Subscription with a free trial period will automatically renew to a paid subscription. You can cancel your subscription or free trial in the iTunes settings at least 24-hours before the end of the free trial period. The cancellation will take effect the day after the last day of the current subscription period and you will be downgraded to the free service. * Please note: any unused portion of a free trial period (if offered) will be forfeited when you purchase a premium subscription during the free trial period. * Privacy Policy: http://www.skypaw.com/decibelx/privacy_policy.html * EULA: http://www.skypaw.com/decibelx/terms.html
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by kaka44success on 2020/03/22 17:58
I’m enjoying this app. It is really very efficient and useful.
Good app
by Davide cannier ion on 2020/03/02 17:43
Does what it says seems to be accurate for what I need
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subscription
by brexit99 on 2020/01/12 18:36
not free, this requires subscription
FREE !!!!
by fluffchucker*13 on 2020/01/03 12:02
Shows as FREE, but only a 3 day trial
How to raise downloads by 10 times?
by LtprlngNtlEizwmElr on 2020/01/02 16:52
service, daily installs can reach 3000+. Ping me at Skype& Whatsapp:+8615282351612 /Facebook:aso888. Every one can get a test promotion for 3 days now!
Good app, poor ads.
by admz8 on 2019/12/08 15:37
This is a great app and works very well. The design is great and the features appear to be decent. I do not wish to use this professionally, or that often. I would have paid to have ads removed for a small fee but £15 for the pro version seems pricey compared to other apps which are around £3 to remove ads.
Excellent app
by 001egbert on 2019/12/06 20:17
Works fine seems quite accurate
Good with a trick
by alabastro16374839 on 2019/11/29 23:18
The first screen encourages to start a three day trial and is designed so that the user may be tricked into accepting it instead of skipping it It should be made easy to skip. App seems to work great. C weighting should be default. Some more details on the meaning of the data in the dosimeter would be beneficial to occasional users concerned for their hearing health
Pretty Crippled
by Miffed64674587 on 2019/11/27 16:01
Endless ads, and then it turns out that £3.99 fee is not one-off but a monthly recurring subscription. Insane! It works well, but is hobbled without purchase, and overpriced if you do succumb.
A bit of a con
by disgruntled from the north on 2019/11/12 18:10
I downloaded the app only to discover after I had done so that there would be a monthly charge for using it after the first 3 days. There was notifying to indicate this before it was downloaded I’ve deleted the app
Can’t be tested without agreeing to subscription.
by schtel on 2019/11/02 20:50
Can’t be tested without agreeing to subscription.
Dose what I need and more
by SBDACIEH on 2019/10/28 05:03
I am a Environmental Health Practitioner this is handy to have as a sound meter in your pocket to decide if you need to install a sound meter in a noise complaint it would be interesting to know how accurate this is compared with the big expensive meters used for noise nuisance complaint investigations
Trial required.
by nicholaspb on 2019/10/21 09:55
Description is misleading. Do not use if you don’t want to pay £3.99 PER MONTH. Daylight robbery.
Not worth £3.99 a month
by Messybynature on 2019/10/20 15:25
Apple are already doing one fee on the watch and hopefully on the phone. Alternatively go out and buy one from a hardware or shop, it works out cheaper.
Very Good
by Chlsea73 on 2019/10/04 16:29
I didn’t know we had to enter an explanation!
Nowhere to playback
by Fah007 on 2019/10/01 15:59
This is an app I downloaded a while back to record and playback noises the neighbours were constantly making when I used to live in a flat. Recently wanted to use to playback some annoying central heating noise issues and can’t see where to playback what I have recorded.. complicated to use..
Subscription
by Sunny020989 on 2019/09/29 04:05
Can’t cancel my subscription at all!!! Be careful! Have contacted apple support several times-no response.
Cancelling impossible
by Jam? on 2019/09/28 22:42
I’m trying to cancel the subscription but it doesn’t appear anywhere within my accounts! Very frustrating as the app does look too good, but I refuse to give it a chance if I’m forced to subscribe!
Mr Prasanna
by prasanna_UK on 2019/09/25 19:28
1. It’s good to have some alarm when the sound reaches more than certain decibels 2. Instead of continuous monitoring, I would rather prefer poll for few secs. 3. Show me the time at which the sound has its peak 4. Would be nice if it can detect and categorise the voice as male or female voice 5. Some links to refer what may cause you future problems of speaking with such high voice
Nail on the head
by @Fresharda on 2019/09/23 08:26
Done exactly what I wanted it to do also very user friendly
Not free/scam
by now im deaf on 2019/09/14 20:41
Presented with a subscription when opened. There’s better/free DB meters
I think it’s good
by nonolce on 2019/09/12 21:54
Interesting
Subscription you cannot cancel
by Jay-ems on 2019/09/06 04:13
‘Cancel any time’ yet you click cancel, it redirects you to Apple, you click cancel it redirects you to the App Store - App Store doesn’t let you cancel without being at a laptop or desktop - if you don’t have these at hand you will never be able to cancel your subscription. For those without access to a PC or laptop you will have this subscription indefinitely.
Excellent
by bogglybill on 2019/09/02 13:17
Informs you of what acceptable levels there are! 👍
Decibel
by 9876567890436664 on 2019/09/02 13:05
Too many distracting irrelevant adverts.
Trial?
by TehReedy on 2019/08/29 16:20
Can’t even use the app without a trial and signing up to a (cancellable) subscription
Deleted.
by Thedrbrian on 2019/08/28 02:09
It’s just been “updated” to add a premium subscription to those who had pro. Deleted
Not obvious to cancel
by Sound doesn't work on 2019/08/10 09:22
I downloaded this app for the free trial and then tried to cancel it so I was not charged. It is not obvious in the settings at all where to cancel the free trial so I deleted the app as I couldn’t see anywhere to cancel it. I was then charged the monthly fee for the app. I have emailed the company to ask them to cancel my account and have had no response. Not bothered about the first charge, but would like to be able to cancel this so I’m not charged again.
Decent, but tricked into paying
by Dustyrose666 on 2019/08/05 09:01
Decent decibel meter app. But promised 3-day free trial, and when I went to try to remove the app before 3 days were up I was informed “payment successfully”. Naughty.
3 day trial only
by nickname-MIA on 2019/07/19 18:50
Deceptive - expect this to be declared clearly up front prior to download. (May have been in fine print but undermines trust from the start.)
Bad app scam
by crystalspringsalone on 2019/07/11 22:32
No way to cancel subscription in the app - readings are inaccurate - avoid
JH
by Den burg erk on 2019/07/02 19:28
Highly convenient and supremely easy to use
Invaluable tool
by Jairusdaughter on 2019/06/27 20:51
I use this everywhere and use my earplugs as needs
No free option
by BristolPete on 2019/06/27 18:09
Be warned you can’t actually use this without agreeing to it a monthly contribution.
Scam
by novacengood on 2019/06/03 09:31
A scam to get money out of you
Please explain how
by Richard_C47 on 2019/06/02 11:54
The microphone circuitry on iPhones and iPads have high pass filters. Does your app bypass this filtering? Also, do you compensate for the uneven frequency response of the inbuilt microphones on these devices? Does plugging in an external microphone help accuracy?
Paid for the Pro version and now back to the basic.!
by Nssukltd on 2019/05/31 19:09
RIP off app that takes your money and then asks you to pay again. Stay away.
Only a thee day trial
by Happybunniezz on 2019/05/16 18:09
If this had been stated it would have saved wasted time!
Wish I could rate 0 stars
by Gamerbob934 on 2019/05/15 15:57
This very inaccurate it tells me my voice is as loud as a motorcycle
Free?
by Johncorson on 2019/05/13 16:41
His is this free... it’s only free for 3 days. An absolute con and a waist of my time.
Good but unclear on whether subscription
by Prz1729 on 2019/05/12 11:11
First time I opened the app it offered me a free trial - this made it look like a subscription only app. Opening it later it worked in free mode, with ads. Works very well
Tricks you into a paid subscription on launch
by Bruce Boughton on 2019/04/24 20:10
Very sneaky. Luckily I noticed so I will cancel it.
Subscription
by hurnan. on 2019/03/15 06:18
App forces you to sign up for a free trial to use it, then when you want to cancel the subscription there is no way to do so within the app. I was charged for the new paid subscription days before the trial period end!
Ok app
by Simbee on 2019/03/14 05:17
WhatsApp it’s okay for me and that’s what is written on the box but sometimes I feel that it is a little bit approximative and cannot compare it to another reading meter
Subscribe membership?
by Archengzi on 2019/02/16 16:28
Does any one know what the membership subscriptions for ? I think that I understand about paying once to upgrade to Pro, permanently ?
Greedy
by chris4stars on 2019/02/13 22:08
I paid for the ‘pro’ version of this app 4/5 months ago. With the new update, ads are back and I’m expected to pay a monthly subscription? Nice way to treat the customers who paid for it in the first place 👎🏻
How do I cancel this app?!!!
by kent😝😝 on 2019/02/11 23:13
Option to cancel after the initial purchase is not given!! Please contact me to assist me with this problem.
Can’t use till you pay!
by Zinnia22 on 2019/02/04 17:01
Every month! Stick where the sun does not shine.
No longer compatible with iOS 9.3.5
by Rog2909 on 2019/02/02 16:41
This release won't update on iPad
Crashes constantly
by TVLK on 2019/01/28 15:19
This app crashes constantly, even after a reinstall.
Db meter
by cblf01 on 2019/01/19 22:44
Only got it for the day meter and even though it’s pictured there isn’t one on the app poor
Why the ads?
by Ffffhrdxjdwf on 2019/01/15 23:09
I paid for the upgrade some time ago so that I could use the various weightings but now I’m getting very irritating ads interrupting my use of what is otherwise a good app. Very disappointed with the change. Have tried again and discovered that I have to restore previous purchase every time I open the app to get rid of ads but can only do this after having to wait for an ad to finish. Come on sort this out! 29/12/18 You have updated the app yesterday but I’m still having to restore my purchase every time I open the app to get rid of annoying ads. 15/01/19 still not resolved. “One off payment”- joke
Now dissatisfied
by Griffo1956 on 2019/01/15 19:59
Had this for about a year & paid so got no add pop ups. However, having updated to latest version, now find that you have to pay 2.50 dollars per month to now obtain the weighted values that were included before. Plus, adverts have reappeared. Not very impressed!
Great app but...
by David_10025 on 2018/12/29 00:44
I have already paid for it so why do I have to restore my purchase every time I use the app!!!
Mr
by aj682194 on 2018/12/25 23:10
Does not work can’t get past the first screen
Very Useful
by Leonard 77 on 2018/12/25 19:02
I have tinnitus which means I must avoid prolonged loud noise, and this app is exactly what I needed!
Now rubbish
by Colin Tetts on 2018/12/24 19:35
Since latest upgrade had to reinstall and now have lost the premium upgrade I subscribed too. Also no longer works on iPad basically a load of rubbish
Totally ruined and unusable
by Kexxy on 2018/12/22 15:27
Why have I now got adverts on an app I paid for!!!!
Used to be good but ads seem intrusive
by M4RCUS2000 on 2018/12/13 21:11
Had to delete after it started playing video ads unannounced. I'm all for ad supported software but it should be tasteful.
Pitch perfect.
by RaVin2628 on 2018/12/09 11:44
I got this to record noise nuisance. Then I had a play with the app. It's turned out to be a really useful tool. Even tuning the tone of my M/C exhaust. 5 stars from me. Great suff.
Now with video ads
by Rita Hemmings on 2018/12/02 10:58
So uninstalling...
Nice app
by drogonthedragon on 2018/11/29 20:53
So useful
Must have for band members
by Eden falls2014 on 2018/11/26 13:45
I play drums in bands and always wondered how much noise we were making, Rock is loud! :) Now I know !! But it’s also good for the subtle stuff. How loud are the neighbors’ parties, bird song, car engines. Really love the descriptions that pop up in the app too, quiet street, normal conversation etc.
Works a treat.
by daveyb6969 on 2018/10/25 22:34
No nonsense app, easy to use. 👍
Pro version still has ads, dry disappointing and greedy
by CHOPPER 1066 on 2018/10/12 16:29
Considering I paid for the pro version I”m still expected to pay again to remove ads. This is very annoying. Pure greed from developer.
An excellent utility
by Tpot1234 on 2018/10/01 05:12
Very good - works really well
Fun game
by Attack tomato on 2018/09/10 14:03
It is sick!
Excellent!
by Fr0gClyde on 2018/08/14 09:53
Really useful and easy to use - thanks!
Best
by Smarty992 on 2018/08/02 20:36
This is the best dB meter I’ve ever known, I have tried 28 in my singing career, and none of them at the decibel rating accurately, except this one
Free version
by tashley2020 on 2018/07/30 10:53
If the screen goes off your mobile device then a popup advert appears on the app, stopping monitoring. Useless.
Terrible
by I love geography on 2018/07/25 10:29
This product is disgraceful and the sound quality is average as I can find a better product. I have advised my friends and A level peers not to use this as the quality is shocking. Furthermore, this products should be removed from the App Store if not improved and stabilised. In addition I have concluded not to use this app as it gives bad outcome Thank you for your understanding
Accuracy!
by Snow_Tiger on 2018/07/17 18:45
After checking its accuracy I bought the pro version without ads, its cheap so why not. I tested this against my radio-shack meter, it was within 2db, you are able to adjust this, now it reads the same. A nice interface, i find it very good for home theater audio testing, the average and peak levels are useful. Just read up on A and C weighting and slow and fast, it is important to understand the differences and set the app up correctly, once done it is very accurate, great app!
Excellent
by Jeff davies on 2018/07/05 16:25
Useful for collecting data on nuisance neighbours ! ❤️
Gay
by Sp00d3rman on 2018/06/26 09:34
This no work very well I dislike lots
The best app of its kind - Accurate
by Andy67743334 on 2018/06/08 13:57
I’m a senior acoustic engineer and use this app non-professionally. I’ve found it accurate to within 0.3 dB on my iPhone SE! Very cool being able to take photos to store SPL next to scene. Potential improvements: You could also include a ‘time to exposure damage’ as rough guide to encourage more hearing protection use. Include a real time FFT, all in one app. Allow recordings to be stored along side photos for reference. Make it a full dual channel measurement system ;)
Fully Featured but Interface Desperately Dated
by J_Beee on 2018/06/07 10:48
Excellent app feature-wise & nothing to add to previous reviews... ...but please look to update the interface & app icon. It stands out like a sore thumb on my phone!!!
Does the job, but took money and still show ads
by Waparty Networks Ltd. on 2018/06/03 20:52
Does the job, but took money and still show ads. Tried to restore purchase, but same :)
Useless
by Bellaroma83 on 2018/05/31 05:56
Stops working and freezes after a couple of uses and only responds if it appears as if you’re attempting to upgrade to the pro version....operated like a true business! Disappointing and useless.
Great app
by HowieT_73 on 2018/05/17 19:00
Very good app if you're interested in acoustics and sound
My opinion
by Deggarrooney on 2018/05/13 20:18
Excellent app for measuring so called Artists at our local club that are far too Bloody loud, & just ignore The populous of their audiences.... grrrr Thanks
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by Canary Drag on 2018/05/03 07:29
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Excellent app, easy to use
by Cotswold Boy on 2018/04/30 12:36
There's nothing much to say about this, other than it's the best sound level meter app for iOS...it's very easy to use, the design is great, and it seems to be very accurate. Great for home, office, or out in the field - keep an ear on your work environment to make sure it's not too loud, because that can seriously damage your hearing long-term.
Good app
by The Rinkiz on 2018/04/28 19:11
Yeah great
Shame
by Kiwi digger on 2018/04/24 13:51
Within a minute of opening the app, an advert for a fantasy game took over the screen. Difficult to remove advert. Kept on popping up as trying to use app. After several adverts in the space of mins I was asked if wanted to buy advert clear app. Had I been given more time to explore the app, I might have considered an upgrade on the merits of the app rather than to get rid of annoying advertisements. So now how deleted the app. Shame as app looked very good.
Had been a good app
by Bahnmor on 2018/04/18 10:27
Currently crashes on startup. No error messages displayed, app just instantly closes upon opening. Has done constantly for past few months.
Very good app.
by Windy Flue on 2018/04/08 00:27
I bought this as I was curious to find out what one of my wife’s sneezes could clock up. 127db! No wonder they hurt. The radiators in the living room act as a kind of plate reverb that carries on for about seven seconds.
Nice app!
by Voodz85 on 2018/04/07 07:04
This app is very nicely done. Looks and works really good. Every update brings something new which is cool. Keep it that way and don’t mess it up.
Ace
by barry gadgie on 2018/03/24 13:16
Seems to be ACE, very good! Thanks!
Thanks for this
by Yeah.dude on 2018/03/22 23:19
It’s very good, great in fact but the ads spoil it. I don’t want to upgrade because It does the job just fine as it is.
The most entertaining app out there
by Thor391 on 2018/03/15 19:17
It's awful because it makes kids quiet, it's about as fun as watching a dog get dipped into tar. We should have more apps like this out there👌🏾
Love it
by Kazzer13 on 2018/02/17 20:00
Great for monitoring domestic noice pollution
Does what it claims
by hilltopoxon on 2018/01/28 16:37
This measures sound levels well so it does what is claimed. A small moan .... continual requests to upgrade to pro , if I say later wait 3 months not 3 hours .
Amazing app
by #supernoob on 2018/01/25 17:08
When I play music it’s really helpful.
Spoiled by intrusive ads.
by Alex MacPhee on 2018/01/22 00:42
It looked promising, but the intrusive ads that kept popping up were infuriating. Every single time I even looked at the settings, a full screen video would launch with accompanying sound, and it became impossible to use this app in any quiet situation without disturbing others with sudden noise and jingles that were locked for a minimum time. Regrettably, I'd to uninstall this app within a day of installing it because of its irritant value. It is now deleted.
Great app
by vflgeddy on 2018/01/08 08:55
This is a great app
Too many ads
by Arthur-Uk on 2017/12/31 19:35
I get that free apps are paid for by ads but this app is overloaded with video ads. 3 ads in a row. Uninstalled straight after cancelling ads.
Mr Ash
by can't stand noise on 2017/12/29 13:32
Fantastic App helped me to rectify noise problems and determined solution. Thanks a lot
Useful app
by Double bass 17 on 2017/12/24 15:11
This is useful to measure noise with. Sometimes it doesn’t do anything. It seems to be on strike.
Self explanatory app
by angel0511x on 2017/09/07 18:43
I only needed to measure the decibels of extreme noise generated by some endless works being carried out next door which was driving me insane. I wanted to have something tangible to show when I was confronted with the usual mantra: "Well, we all have different perception of noise" I am not an expert, but I found this app clear, intuitive and self explanatory. It perfectly fulfilled my basic requirements. The report spoke by itself when I show it to builders with an average of 100db over a one hour period with two peaks of 108db and 114db respectively, enough to cause damage to the ear drum. The noise stopped.
Just what I need
by Katlin 115 on 2017/09/29 07:32
I am hard of hearing and am keen to avoid places where noise is likely to cause further hearing loss. I used this app very often but since updating to version 11 for iPhone all I got were meaningless squiggles. I wrote a review to this effect and quickly received a reply telling me how to effect a temporary fix whilst waiting for an updated version. The app is now working properly again and I cannot thank the developers enough for both the app and the service they provide. Brilliant! I am so pleased that I have paid to have adverts removed and to export data.
Excellent app, easy to use
by Cotswold Boy on 2018/04/30 12:36
There's nothing much to say about this, other than it's the best sound level meter app for iOS...it's very easy to use, the design is great, and it seems to be very accurate. Great for home, office, or out in the field - keep an ear on your work environment to make sure it's not too loud, because that can seriously damage your hearing long-term.
Dose what I need and more
by SBDACIEH on 2019/10/28 05:03
I am a Environmental Health Practitioner this is handy to have as a sound meter in your pocket to decide if you need to install a sound meter in a noise complaint it would be interesting to know how accurate this is compared with the big expensive meters used for noise nuisance complaint investigations
Spoiled by intrusive ads.
by Alex MacPhee on 2018/01/22 00:42
It looked promising, but the intrusive ads that kept popping up were infuriating. Every single time I even looked at the settings, a full screen video would launch with accompanying sound, and it became impossible to use this app in any quiet situation without disturbing others with sudden noise and jingles that were locked for a minimum time. Regrettably, I'd to uninstall this app within a day of installing it because of its irritant value. It is now deleted.
Needs more functions
by Rich_hard1 on 2017/12/09 20:01
Very Handy Tool, it needs a basic tutorial, once each section is learned it doesn’t return until you switch back on in the settings. Also the data is only saved as time stamp, needs regional time stamp too, i actually got it for that reason, but soon realized it’s not present.
Footwear manufacturers
by Bill Bird Shoes on 2017/11/20 18:47
When I was 16 I was in the Canadian artillery and as a result I wear hearing aids. Now I have a shoemaking workshop with employees who I don’t want to have wearing hearing aids when they’re my age. Whenever I see them on a machine I suspect might be too loud, it simply open this app and text it. Over 90 and on go the ear defenders!
Must have for band members
by Eden falls2014 on 2018/11/26 13:45
I play drums in bands and always wondered how much noise we were making, Rock is loud! :) Now I know !! But it’s also good for the subtle stuff. How loud are the neighbors’ parties, bird song, car engines. Really love the descriptions that pop up in the app too, quiet street, normal conversation etc.
Shame
by Kiwi digger on 2018/04/24 13:51
Within a minute of opening the app, an advert for a fantasy game took over the screen. Difficult to remove advert. Kept on popping up as trying to use app. After several adverts in the space of mins I was asked if wanted to buy advert clear app. Had I been given more time to explore the app, I might have considered an upgrade on the merits of the app rather than to get rid of annoying advertisements. So now how deleted the app. Shame as app looked very good.
Good app, poor ads.
by admz8 on 2019/12/08 15:37
This is a great app and works very well. The design is great and the features appear to be decent. I do not wish to use this professionally, or that often. I would have paid to have ads removed for a small fee but £15 for the pro version seems pricey compared to other apps which are around £3 to remove ads.
Not obvious to cancel
by Sound doesn't work on 2019/08/10 09:22
I downloaded this app for the free trial and then tried to cancel it so I was not charged. It is not obvious in the settings at all where to cancel the free trial so I deleted the app as I couldn’t see anywhere to cancel it. I was then charged the monthly fee for the app. I have emailed the company to ask them to cancel my account and have had no response. Not bothered about the first charge, but would like to be able to cancel this so I’m not charged again.
Nowhere to playback
by Fah007 on 2019/10/01 15:59
This is an app I downloaded a while back to record and playback noises the neighbours were constantly making when I used to live in a flat. Recently wanted to use to playback some annoying central heating noise issues and can’t see where to playback what I have recorded.. complicated to use..
Accuracy!
by Snow_Tiger on 2018/07/17 18:45
After checking its accuracy I bought the pro version without ads, its cheap so why not. I tested this against my radio-shack meter, it was within 2db, you are able to adjust this, now it reads the same. A nice interface, i find it very good for home theater audio testing, the average and peak levels are useful. Just read up on A and C weighting and slow and fast, it is important to understand the differences and set the app up correctly, once done it is very accurate, great app!
Subscription you cannot cancel
by Jay-ems on 2019/09/06 04:13
‘Cancel any time’ yet you click cancel, it redirects you to Apple, you click cancel it redirects you to the App Store - App Store doesn’t let you cancel without being at a laptop or desktop - if you don’t have these at hand you will never be able to cancel your subscription. For those without access to a PC or laptop you will have this subscription indefinitely.
Probably works
by Hello3171 on 2017/09/27 12:54
It probably works, but is likely to be less accurate than it claims to be — all the way to a single decimal place? I doubt it! The interface has a particular design choice, and it is difficult to get to grips with. Why is there a camera feature? Most importantly, I find great fault with the invasive video and interactive ads.
Mr Prasanna
by prasanna_UK on 2019/09/25 19:28
1. It’s good to have some alarm when the sound reaches more than certain decibels 2. Instead of continuous monitoring, I would rather prefer poll for few secs. 3. Show me the time at which the sound has its peak 4. Would be nice if it can detect and categorise the voice as male or female voice 5. Some links to refer what may cause you future problems of speaking with such high voice
The best app of its kind - Accurate
by Andy67743334 on 2018/06/08 13:57
I’m a senior acoustic engineer and use this app non-professionally. I’ve found it accurate to within 0.3 dB on my iPhone SE! Very cool being able to take photos to store SPL next to scene. Potential improvements: You could also include a ‘time to exposure damage’ as rough guide to encourage more hearing protection use. Include a real time FFT, all in one app. Allow recordings to be stored along side photos for reference. Make it a full dual channel measurement system ;)
Terrible
by I love geography on 2018/07/25 10:29
This product is disgraceful and the sound quality is average as I can find a better product. I have advised my friends and A level peers not to use this as the quality is shocking. Furthermore, this products should be removed from the App Store if not improved and stabilised. In addition I have concluded not to use this app as it gives bad outcome Thank you for your understanding
Very good app.
by Windy Flue on 2018/04/08 00:27
I bought this as I was curious to find out what one of my wife’s sneezes could clock up. 127db! No wonder they hurt. The radiators in the living room act as a kind of plate reverb that carries on for about seven seconds.
The most entertaining app out there
by Thor391 on 2018/03/15 19:17
It's awful because it makes kids quiet, it's about as fun as watching a dog get dipped into tar. We should have more apps like this out there👌🏾
Brilliant
by Fred a stair on 2017/12/20 04:38
I can’t stop using it...another great thing about this app...tilt your device into landscape mode, watch the constant alternating sound wave mimic, and you’ll be asleep in no time.
Good but unclear on whether subscription
by Prz1729 on 2019/05/12 11:11
First time I opened the app it offered me a free trial - this made it look like a subscription only app. Opening it later it worked in free mode, with ads. Works very well
Nice app!
by Voodz85 on 2018/04/07 07:04
This app is very nicely done. Looks and works really good. Every update brings something new which is cool. Keep it that way and don’t mess it up.
Ok app
by Simbee on 2019/03/14 05:17
WhatsApp it’s okay for me and that’s what is written on the box but sometimes I feel that it is a little bit approximative and cannot compare it to another reading meter
Pitch perfect.
by RaVin2628 on 2018/12/09 11:44
I got this to record noise nuisance. Then I had a play with the app. It's turned out to be a really useful tool. Even tuning the tone of my M/C exhaust. 5 stars from me. Great suff.
Best decibel meter
by Nick Garland1961 on 2017/10/02 19:36
I have used a lot of free decibel metres in the past and this is by far the best. It updates fast and has a lot of other features!
Excellent app
by 001egbert on 2019/12/06 20:17
Works fine seems quite accurate
Does the job, but took money and still show ads
by Waparty Networks Ltd. on 2018/06/03 20:52
Does the job, but took money and still show ads. Tried to restore purchase, but same :)
Invaluable tool
by Jairusdaughter on 2019/06/27 20:51
I use this everywhere and use my earplugs as needs
Please explain how
by Richard_C47 on 2019/06/02 11:54
The microphone circuitry on iPhones and iPads have high pass filters. Does your app bypass this filtering? Also, do you compensate for the uneven frequency response of the inbuilt microphones on these devices? Does plugging in an external microphone help accuracy?
Now dissatisfied
by Griffo1956 on 2019/01/15 19:59
Had this for about a year & paid so got no add pop ups. However, having updated to latest version, now find that you have to pay 2.50 dollars per month to now obtain the weighted values that were included before. Plus, adverts have reappeared. Not very impressed!
Does what it claims
by hilltopoxon on 2018/01/28 16:37
This measures sound levels well so it does what is claimed. A small moan .... continual requests to upgrade to pro , if I say later wait 3 months not 3 hours .
Thanks for this
by Yeah.dude on 2018/03/22 23:19
It’s very good, great in fact but the ads spoil it. I don’t want to upgrade because It does the job just fine as it is.
Does its job well
by Erakine May on 2017/08/05 08:32
An easy to use app that I recommend - but the ads are a bit intrusive
Nail on the head
by @Fresharda on 2019/09/23 08:26
Done exactly what I wanted it to do also very user friendly
Greedy
by chris4stars on 2019/02/13 22:08
I paid for the ‘pro’ version of this app 4/5 months ago. With the new update, ads are back and I’m expected to pay a monthly subscription? Nice way to treat the customers who paid for it in the first place 👎🏻
Best
by Smarty992 on 2018/08/02 20:36
This is the best dB meter I’ve ever known, I have tried 28 in my singing career, and none of them at the decibel rating accurately, except this one
Useless
by Bellaroma83 on 2018/05/31 05:56
Stops working and freezes after a couple of uses and only responds if it appears as if you’re attempting to upgrade to the pro version....operated like a true business! Disappointing and useless.
Great app
by Nick🍑 on 2017/11/16 22:24
I love this app. It's accurate and easy to use. Not sure what the pro version adds more than this version?
Crashes constantly
by TVLK on 2019/01/28 15:19
This app crashes constantly, even after a reinstall.
Fully Featured but Interface Desperately Dated
by J_Beee on 2018/06/07 10:48
Excellent app feature-wise & nothing to add to previous reviews... ...but please look to update the interface & app icon. It stands out like a sore thumb on my phone!!!
Good with a trick
by alabastro16374839 on 2019/11/29 23:18
The first screen encourages to start a three day trial and is designed so that the user may be tricked into accepting it instead of skipping it It should be made easy to skip. App seems to work great. C weighting should be default. Some more details on the meaning of the data in the dosimeter would be beneficial to occasional users concerned for their hearing health
Does what it says
by Johnnyfartpants37 on 2017/11/01 09:25
Easy to use and intuitive app.
Decent, but tricked into paying
by Dustyrose666 on 2019/08/05 09:01
Decent decibel meter app. But promised 3-day free trial, and when I went to try to remove the app before 3 days were up I was informed “payment successfully”. Naughty.
Does a good job
by Dyrck on 2017/08/13 23:25
Easy to use and reasonably accurate up to about 100Db, not doo site beyond that.
Good app
by Davide cannier ion on 2020/03/02 17:43
Does what it says seems to be accurate for what I need
Very Useful
by Leonard 77 on 2018/12/25 19:02
I have tinnitus which means I must avoid prolonged loud noise, and this app is exactly what I needed!
A bit of a con
by disgruntled from the north on 2019/11/12 18:10
I downloaded the app only to discover after I had done so that there would be a monthly charge for using it after the first 3 days. There was notifying to indicate this before it was downloaded I’ve deleted the app
Useful app
by Double bass 17 on 2017/12/24 15:11
This is useful to measure noise with. Sometimes it doesn’t do anything. It seems to be on strike.
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"decibel x" is one of very few noise meter apps on the market that has highly reliable, pre-calibrated measurements and supports dBA, dBC. It turns your iOS device into a professional sound level meter, precisely measures the sound pressure level (SPL) all around you. This extremely useful and beautiful tool will not only be a great tool for many uses but also bring you a lot of fun. Have you wondered how quiet is your room or how loud is a rock concert or sport event? "decibel x" will help you answer all of those. WHAT MAKE IT GREAT AND STAND OUT FROM OTHER APPS: - Trusted accuracy: the app is tested and pre calibrated for all Apple devices. The precision is matching with real SPL devices - Apple Watch support: see noise level right from your wrist - Frequency weighting filters: ITU-R 468, A, B, C, Z - Powerful, smart history data management: + Recording data can be saved into a list of history records for future access and analysis + Each record can be exported as hi-res PNG graph or CSV text via sharing services + iCloud support which synchronize all history records across your Apple devices + Fullscreen mode to give overview the whole history of an record - Dosimeter with NIOSH, OSHA standards - FFT and BAR graphs to display real time FFT. Those are very useful for frequency analysis and musical tests. Real time predominant frequency is also displayed. - WAVE graph with 2 display modes: Rolling & Buffer - InstaDecibel to capture your dB report overlaid on photos and easily shared via popular social networks (Facebook, Instagram, Messages, etc.). - Support both Portrait and Landscape layouts - Beautiful, intuitive and carefully crafted UI design - Optimized for iOS 11 OTHER GREAT FEATURES: - Standard time weightings (Response Time): SLOW (500 milliseconds) and FAST (200 milliseconds) - Trimming calibration from -15 dB to 15 dB - Standard measurement range from 30 dBA up to 130 dBA - HISTO graph for plotted history of the recorded values - Real time scale level chart - Display Current, Average/Leq, and Max values with both nice and clear digital and analog layouts - Quick reference text to help you compare with real-life examples - "Keep Device Stay Awake" option for long duration recording - Reset and clear current recording at any time - Tap on Max value to reset at any time - Pause/Resume the tool at any time NOTES: - Please do not expect a quiet room reading will be 0 dBA. The range 30-130 dBA is the standard usable range and an average quiet room will be about 30 dBA. - Although all devices are pre-calibrated, custom calibration is suggested for serious purposes requiring higher precision and accuracy. You will need a real external device or calibrated sound meter as a reference, then adjust the trimming calibration until the reading matches with the reference. Get decibel x Premium and enjoy: - Permanently remove all advertisements - Unlock ITU-R 468, A, B, C frequency filters - No limits when saving data * Choose from different subscription options. Our standard subscription options are: 1-month Subscription 1-year Subscription * Subscription payments will be charged to your iTunes account at confirmation of your purchase and upon commencement of each renewal term. Subscription with a free trial period will automatically renew to a paid subscription. You can cancel your subscription or free trial in the iTunes settings at least 24-hours before the end of the free trial period. The cancellation will take effect the day after the last day of the current subscription period and you will be downgraded to the free service. * Please note: any unused portion of a free trial period (if offered) will be forfeited when you purchase a premium subscription during the free trial period. * Privacy Policy: http://www.skypaw.com/decibelx/privacy_policy.html * EULA: http://www.skypaw.com/decibelx/terms.html
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by kaka44success on 2020/03/22 17:58
I’m enjoying this app. It is really very efficient and useful.
Good app
by Davide cannier ion on 2020/03/02 17:43
Does what it says seems to be accurate for what I need
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subscription
by brexit99 on 2020/01/12 18:36
not free, this requires subscription
FREE !!!!
by fluffchucker*13 on 2020/01/03 12:02
Shows as FREE, but only a 3 day trial
How to raise downloads by 10 times?
by LtprlngNtlEizwmElr on 2020/01/02 16:52
service, daily installs can reach 3000+. Ping me at Skype& Whatsapp:+8615282351612 /Facebook:aso888. Every one can get a test promotion for 3 days now!
Good app, poor ads.
by admz8 on 2019/12/08 15:37
This is a great app and works very well. The design is great and the features appear to be decent. I do not wish to use this professionally, or that often. I would have paid to have ads removed for a small fee but £15 for the pro version seems pricey compared to other apps which are around £3 to remove ads.
Excellent app
by 001egbert on 2019/12/06 20:17
Works fine seems quite accurate
Good with a trick
by alabastro16374839 on 2019/11/29 23:18
The first screen encourages to start a three day trial and is designed so that the user may be tricked into accepting it instead of skipping it It should be made easy to skip. App seems to work great. C weighting should be default. Some more details on the meaning of the data in the dosimeter would be beneficial to occasional users concerned for their hearing health
Pretty Crippled
by Miffed64674587 on 2019/11/27 16:01
Endless ads, and then it turns out that £3.99 fee is not one-off but a monthly recurring subscription. Insane! It works well, but is hobbled without purchase, and overpriced if you do succumb.
A bit of a con
by disgruntled from the north on 2019/11/12 18:10
I downloaded the app only to discover after I had done so that there would be a monthly charge for using it after the first 3 days. There was notifying to indicate this before it was downloaded I’ve deleted the app
Can’t be tested without agreeing to subscription.
by schtel on 2019/11/02 20:50
Can’t be tested without agreeing to subscription.
Dose what I need and more
by SBDACIEH on 2019/10/28 05:03
I am a Environmental Health Practitioner this is handy to have as a sound meter in your pocket to decide if you need to install a sound meter in a noise complaint it would be interesting to know how accurate this is compared with the big expensive meters used for noise nuisance complaint investigations
Trial required.
by nicholaspb on 2019/10/21 09:55
Description is misleading. Do not use if you don’t want to pay £3.99 PER MONTH. Daylight robbery.
Not worth £3.99 a month
by Messybynature on 2019/10/20 15:25
Apple are already doing one fee on the watch and hopefully on the phone. Alternatively go out and buy one from a hardware or shop, it works out cheaper.
Very Good
by Chlsea73 on 2019/10/04 16:29
I didn’t know we had to enter an explanation!
Nowhere to playback
by Fah007 on 2019/10/01 15:59
This is an app I downloaded a while back to record and playback noises the neighbours were constantly making when I used to live in a flat. Recently wanted to use to playback some annoying central heating noise issues and can’t see where to playback what I have recorded.. complicated to use..
Subscription
by Sunny020989 on 2019/09/29 04:05
Can’t cancel my subscription at all!!! Be careful! Have contacted apple support several times-no response.
Cancelling impossible
by Jam? on 2019/09/28 22:42
I’m trying to cancel the subscription but it doesn’t appear anywhere within my accounts! Very frustrating as the app does look too good, but I refuse to give it a chance if I’m forced to subscribe!
Mr Prasanna
by prasanna_UK on 2019/09/25 19:28
1. It’s good to have some alarm when the sound reaches more than certain decibels 2. Instead of continuous monitoring, I would rather prefer poll for few secs. 3. Show me the time at which the sound has its peak 4. Would be nice if it can detect and categorise the voice as male or female voice 5. Some links to refer what may cause you future problems of speaking with such high voice
Nail on the head
by @Fresharda on 2019/09/23 08:26
Done exactly what I wanted it to do also very user friendly
Not free/scam
by now im deaf on 2019/09/14 20:41
Presented with a subscription when opened. There’s better/free DB meters
I think it’s good
by nonolce on 2019/09/12 21:54
Interesting
Subscription you cannot cancel
by Jay-ems on 2019/09/06 04:13
‘Cancel any time’ yet you click cancel, it redirects you to Apple, you click cancel it redirects you to the App Store - App Store doesn’t let you cancel without being at a laptop or desktop - if you don’t have these at hand you will never be able to cancel your subscription. For those without access to a PC or laptop you will have this subscription indefinitely.
Excellent
by bogglybill on 2019/09/02 13:17
Informs you of what acceptable levels there are! 👍
Decibel
by 9876567890436664 on 2019/09/02 13:05
Too many distracting irrelevant adverts.
Trial?
by TehReedy on 2019/08/29 16:20
Can’t even use the app without a trial and signing up to a (cancellable) subscription
Deleted.
by Thedrbrian on 2019/08/28 02:09
It’s just been “updated” to add a premium subscription to those who had pro. Deleted
Not obvious to cancel
by Sound doesn't work on 2019/08/10 09:22
I downloaded this app for the free trial and then tried to cancel it so I was not charged. It is not obvious in the settings at all where to cancel the free trial so I deleted the app as I couldn’t see anywhere to cancel it. I was then charged the monthly fee for the app. I have emailed the company to ask them to cancel my account and have had no response. Not bothered about the first charge, but would like to be able to cancel this so I’m not charged again.
Decent, but tricked into paying
by Dustyrose666 on 2019/08/05 09:01
Decent decibel meter app. But promised 3-day free trial, and when I went to try to remove the app before 3 days were up I was informed “payment successfully”. Naughty.
3 day trial only
by nickname-MIA on 2019/07/19 18:50
Deceptive - expect this to be declared clearly up front prior to download. (May have been in fine print but undermines trust from the start.)
Bad app scam
by crystalspringsalone on 2019/07/11 22:32
No way to cancel subscription in the app - readings are inaccurate - avoid
JH
by Den burg erk on 2019/07/02 19:28
Highly convenient and supremely easy to use
Invaluable tool
by Jairusdaughter on 2019/06/27 20:51
I use this everywhere and use my earplugs as needs
No free option
by BristolPete on 2019/06/27 18:09
Be warned you can’t actually use this without agreeing to it a monthly contribution.
Scam
by novacengood on 2019/06/03 09:31
A scam to get money out of you
Please explain how
by Richard_C47 on 2019/06/02 11:54
The microphone circuitry on iPhones and iPads have high pass filters. Does your app bypass this filtering? Also, do you compensate for the uneven frequency response of the inbuilt microphones on these devices? Does plugging in an external microphone help accuracy?
Paid for the Pro version and now back to the basic.!
by Nssukltd on 2019/05/31 19:09
RIP off app that takes your money and then asks you to pay again. Stay away.
Only a thee day trial
by Happybunniezz on 2019/05/16 18:09
If this had been stated it would have saved wasted time!
Wish I could rate 0 stars
by Gamerbob934 on 2019/05/15 15:57
This very inaccurate it tells me my voice is as loud as a motorcycle
Free?
by Johncorson on 2019/05/13 16:41
His is this free... it’s only free for 3 days. An absolute con and a waist of my time.
Good but unclear on whether subscription
by Prz1729 on 2019/05/12 11:11
First time I opened the app it offered me a free trial - this made it look like a subscription only app. Opening it later it worked in free mode, with ads. Works very well
Tricks you into a paid subscription on launch
by Bruce Boughton on 2019/04/24 20:10
Very sneaky. Luckily I noticed so I will cancel it.
Subscription
by hurnan. on 2019/03/15 06:18
App forces you to sign up for a free trial to use it, then when you want to cancel the subscription there is no way to do so within the app. I was charged for the new paid subscription days before the trial period end!
Ok app
by Simbee on 2019/03/14 05:17
WhatsApp it’s okay for me and that’s what is written on the box but sometimes I feel that it is a little bit approximative and cannot compare it to another reading meter
Subscribe membership?
by Archengzi on 2019/02/16 16:28
Does any one know what the membership subscriptions for ? I think that I understand about paying once to upgrade to Pro, permanently ?
Greedy
by chris4stars on 2019/02/13 22:08
I paid for the ‘pro’ version of this app 4/5 months ago. With the new update, ads are back and I’m expected to pay a monthly subscription? Nice way to treat the customers who paid for it in the first place 👎🏻
How do I cancel this app?!!!
by kent😝😝 on 2019/02/11 23:13
Option to cancel after the initial purchase is not given!! Please contact me to assist me with this problem.
Can’t use till you pay!
by Zinnia22 on 2019/02/04 17:01
Every month! Stick where the sun does not shine.
No longer compatible with iOS 9.3.5
by Rog2909 on 2019/02/02 16:41
This release won't update on iPad
Crashes constantly
by TVLK on 2019/01/28 15:19
This app crashes constantly, even after a reinstall.
Db meter
by cblf01 on 2019/01/19 22:44
Only got it for the day meter and even though it’s pictured there isn’t one on the app poor
Why the ads?
by Ffffhrdxjdwf on 2019/01/15 23:09
I paid for the upgrade some time ago so that I could use the various weightings but now I’m getting very irritating ads interrupting my use of what is otherwise a good app. Very disappointed with the change. Have tried again and discovered that I have to restore previous purchase every time I open the app to get rid of ads but can only do this after having to wait for an ad to finish. Come on sort this out! 29/12/18 You have updated the app yesterday but I’m still having to restore my purchase every time I open the app to get rid of annoying ads. 15/01/19 still not resolved. “One off payment”- joke
Now dissatisfied
by Griffo1956 on 2019/01/15 19:59
Had this for about a year & paid so got no add pop ups. However, having updated to latest version, now find that you have to pay 2.50 dollars per month to now obtain the weighted values that were included before. Plus, adverts have reappeared. Not very impressed!
Great app but...
by David_10025 on 2018/12/29 00:44
I have already paid for it so why do I have to restore my purchase every time I use the app!!!
Mr
by aj682194 on 2018/12/25 23:10
Does not work can’t get past the first screen
Very Useful
by Leonard 77 on 2018/12/25 19:02
I have tinnitus which means I must avoid prolonged loud noise, and this app is exactly what I needed!
Now rubbish
by Colin Tetts on 2018/12/24 19:35
Since latest upgrade had to reinstall and now have lost the premium upgrade I subscribed too. Also no longer works on iPad basically a load of rubbish
Totally ruined and unusable
by Kexxy on 2018/12/22 15:27
Why have I now got adverts on an app I paid for!!!!
Used to be good but ads seem intrusive
by M4RCUS2000 on 2018/12/13 21:11
Had to delete after it started playing video ads unannounced. I'm all for ad supported software but it should be tasteful.
Pitch perfect.
by RaVin2628 on 2018/12/09 11:44
I got this to record noise nuisance. Then I had a play with the app. It's turned out to be a really useful tool. Even tuning the tone of my M/C exhaust. 5 stars from me. Great suff.
Now with video ads
by Rita Hemmings on 2018/12/02 10:58
So uninstalling...
Nice app
by drogonthedragon on 2018/11/29 20:53
So useful
Must have for band members
by Eden falls2014 on 2018/11/26 13:45
I play drums in bands and always wondered how much noise we were making, Rock is loud! :) Now I know !! But it’s also good for the subtle stuff. How loud are the neighbors’ parties, bird song, car engines. Really love the descriptions that pop up in the app too, quiet street, normal conversation etc.
Works a treat.
by daveyb6969 on 2018/10/25 22:34
No nonsense app, easy to use. 👍
Pro version still has ads, dry disappointing and greedy
by CHOPPER 1066 on 2018/10/12 16:29
Considering I paid for the pro version I”m still expected to pay again to remove ads. This is very annoying. Pure greed from developer.
An excellent utility
by Tpot1234 on 2018/10/01 05:12
Very good - works really well
Fun game
by Attack tomato on 2018/09/10 14:03
It is sick!
Excellent!
by Fr0gClyde on 2018/08/14 09:53
Really useful and easy to use - thanks!
Best
by Smarty992 on 2018/08/02 20:36
This is the best dB meter I’ve ever known, I have tried 28 in my singing career, and none of them at the decibel rating accurately, except this one
Free version
by tashley2020 on 2018/07/30 10:53
If the screen goes off your mobile device then a popup advert appears on the app, stopping monitoring. Useless.
Terrible
by I love geography on 2018/07/25 10:29
This product is disgraceful and the sound quality is average as I can find a better product. I have advised my friends and A level peers not to use this as the quality is shocking. Furthermore, this products should be removed from the App Store if not improved and stabilised. In addition I have concluded not to use this app as it gives bad outcome Thank you for your understanding
Accuracy!
by Snow_Tiger on 2018/07/17 18:45
After checking its accuracy I bought the pro version without ads, its cheap so why not. I tested this against my radio-shack meter, it was within 2db, you are able to adjust this, now it reads the same. A nice interface, i find it very good for home theater audio testing, the average and peak levels are useful. Just read up on A and C weighting and slow and fast, it is important to understand the differences and set the app up correctly, once done it is very accurate, great app!
Excellent
by Jeff davies on 2018/07/05 16:25
Useful for collecting data on nuisance neighbours ! ❤️
Gay
by Sp00d3rman on 2018/06/26 09:34
This no work very well I dislike lots
The best app of its kind - Accurate
by Andy67743334 on 2018/06/08 13:57
I’m a senior acoustic engineer and use this app non-professionally. I’ve found it accurate to within 0.3 dB on my iPhone SE! Very cool being able to take photos to store SPL next to scene. Potential improvements: You could also include a ‘time to exposure damage’ as rough guide to encourage more hearing protection use. Include a real time FFT, all in one app. Allow recordings to be stored along side photos for reference. Make it a full dual channel measurement system ;)
Fully Featured but Interface Desperately Dated
by J_Beee on 2018/06/07 10:48
Excellent app feature-wise & nothing to add to previous reviews... ...but please look to update the interface & app icon. It stands out like a sore thumb on my phone!!!
Does the job, but took money and still show ads
by Waparty Networks Ltd. on 2018/06/03 20:52
Does the job, but took money and still show ads. Tried to restore purchase, but same :)
Useless
by Bellaroma83 on 2018/05/31 05:56
Stops working and freezes after a couple of uses and only responds if it appears as if you’re attempting to upgrade to the pro version....operated like a true business! Disappointing and useless.
Great app
by HowieT_73 on 2018/05/17 19:00
Very good app if you're interested in acoustics and sound
My opinion
by Deggarrooney on 2018/05/13 20:18
Excellent app for measuring so called Artists at our local club that are far too Bloody loud, & just ignore The populous of their audiences.... grrrr Thanks
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by Canary Drag on 2018/05/03 07:29
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Excellent app, easy to use
by Cotswold Boy on 2018/04/30 12:36
There's nothing much to say about this, other than it's the best sound level meter app for iOS...it's very easy to use, the design is great, and it seems to be very accurate. Great for home, office, or out in the field - keep an ear on your work environment to make sure it's not too loud, because that can seriously damage your hearing long-term.
Good app
by The Rinkiz on 2018/04/28 19:11
Yeah great
Shame
by Kiwi digger on 2018/04/24 13:51
Within a minute of opening the app, an advert for a fantasy game took over the screen. Difficult to remove advert. Kept on popping up as trying to use app. After several adverts in the space of mins I was asked if wanted to buy advert clear app. Had I been given more time to explore the app, I might have considered an upgrade on the merits of the app rather than to get rid of annoying advertisements. So now how deleted the app. Shame as app looked very good.
Had been a good app
by Bahnmor on 2018/04/18 10:27
Currently crashes on startup. No error messages displayed, app just instantly closes upon opening. Has done constantly for past few months.
Very good app.
by Windy Flue on 2018/04/08 00:27
I bought this as I was curious to find out what one of my wife’s sneezes could clock up. 127db! No wonder they hurt. The radiators in the living room act as a kind of plate reverb that carries on for about seven seconds.
Nice app!
by Voodz85 on 2018/04/07 07:04
This app is very nicely done. Looks and works really good. Every update brings something new which is cool. Keep it that way and don’t mess it up.
Ace
by barry gadgie on 2018/03/24 13:16
Seems to be ACE, very good! Thanks!
Thanks for this
by Yeah.dude on 2018/03/22 23:19
It’s very good, great in fact but the ads spoil it. I don’t want to upgrade because It does the job just fine as it is.
The most entertaining app out there
by Thor391 on 2018/03/15 19:17
It's awful because it makes kids quiet, it's about as fun as watching a dog get dipped into tar. We should have more apps like this out there👌🏾
Love it
by Kazzer13 on 2018/02/17 20:00
Great for monitoring domestic noice pollution
Does what it claims
by hilltopoxon on 2018/01/28 16:37
This measures sound levels well so it does what is claimed. A small moan .... continual requests to upgrade to pro , if I say later wait 3 months not 3 hours .
Amazing app
by #supernoob on 2018/01/25 17:08
When I play music it’s really helpful.
Spoiled by intrusive ads.
by Alex MacPhee on 2018/01/22 00:42
It looked promising, but the intrusive ads that kept popping up were infuriating. Every single time I even looked at the settings, a full screen video would launch with accompanying sound, and it became impossible to use this app in any quiet situation without disturbing others with sudden noise and jingles that were locked for a minimum time. Regrettably, I'd to uninstall this app within a day of installing it because of its irritant value. It is now deleted.
Great app
by vflgeddy on 2018/01/08 08:55
This is a great app
Too many ads
by Arthur-Uk on 2017/12/31 19:35
I get that free apps are paid for by ads but this app is overloaded with video ads. 3 ads in a row. Uninstalled straight after cancelling ads.
Mr Ash
by can't stand noise on 2017/12/29 13:32
Fantastic App helped me to rectify noise problems and determined solution. Thanks a lot
Useful app
by Double bass 17 on 2017/12/24 15:11
This is useful to measure noise with. Sometimes it doesn’t do anything. It seems to be on strike.
Self explanatory app
by angel0511x on 2017/09/07 18:43
I only needed to measure the decibels of extreme noise generated by some endless works being carried out next door which was driving me insane. I wanted to have something tangible to show when I was confronted with the usual mantra: "Well, we all have different perception of noise" I am not an expert, but I found this app clear, intuitive and self explanatory. It perfectly fulfilled my basic requirements. The report spoke by itself when I show it to builders with an average of 100db over a one hour period with two peaks of 108db and 114db respectively, enough to cause damage to the ear drum. The noise stopped.
Just what I need
by Katlin 115 on 2017/09/29 07:32
I am hard of hearing and am keen to avoid places where noise is likely to cause further hearing loss. I used this app very often but since updating to version 11 for iPhone all I got were meaningless squiggles. I wrote a review to this effect and quickly received a reply telling me how to effect a temporary fix whilst waiting for an updated version. The app is now working properly again and I cannot thank the developers enough for both the app and the service they provide. Brilliant! I am so pleased that I have paid to have adverts removed and to export data.
Excellent app, easy to use
by Cotswold Boy on 2018/04/30 12:36
There's nothing much to say about this, other than it's the best sound level meter app for iOS...it's very easy to use, the design is great, and it seems to be very accurate. Great for home, office, or out in the field - keep an ear on your work environment to make sure it's not too loud, because that can seriously damage your hearing long-term.
Dose what I need and more
by SBDACIEH on 2019/10/28 05:03
I am a Environmental Health Practitioner this is handy to have as a sound meter in your pocket to decide if you need to install a sound meter in a noise complaint it would be interesting to know how accurate this is compared with the big expensive meters used for noise nuisance complaint investigations
Spoiled by intrusive ads.
by Alex MacPhee on 2018/01/22 00:42
It looked promising, but the intrusive ads that kept popping up were infuriating. Every single time I even looked at the settings, a full screen video would launch with accompanying sound, and it became impossible to use this app in any quiet situation without disturbing others with sudden noise and jingles that were locked for a minimum time. Regrettably, I'd to uninstall this app within a day of installing it because of its irritant value. It is now deleted.
Needs more functions
by Rich_hard1 on 2017/12/09 20:01
Very Handy Tool, it needs a basic tutorial, once each section is learned it doesn’t return until you switch back on in the settings. Also the data is only saved as time stamp, needs regional time stamp too, i actually got it for that reason, but soon realized it’s not present.
Footwear manufacturers
by Bill Bird Shoes on 2017/11/20 18:47
When I was 16 I was in the Canadian artillery and as a result I wear hearing aids. Now I have a shoemaking workshop with employees who I don’t want to have wearing hearing aids when they’re my age. Whenever I see them on a machine I suspect might be too loud, it simply open this app and text it. Over 90 and on go the ear defenders!
Must have for band members
by Eden falls2014 on 2018/11/26 13:45
I play drums in bands and always wondered how much noise we were making, Rock is loud! :) Now I know !! But it’s also good for the subtle stuff. How loud are the neighbors’ parties, bird song, car engines. Really love the descriptions that pop up in the app too, quiet street, normal conversation etc.
Shame
by Kiwi digger on 2018/04/24 13:51
Within a minute of opening the app, an advert for a fantasy game took over the screen. Difficult to remove advert. Kept on popping up as trying to use app. After several adverts in the space of mins I was asked if wanted to buy advert clear app. Had I been given more time to explore the app, I might have considered an upgrade on the merits of the app rather than to get rid of annoying advertisements. So now how deleted the app. Shame as app looked very good.
Good app, poor ads.
by admz8 on 2019/12/08 15:37
This is a great app and works very well. The design is great and the features appear to be decent. I do not wish to use this professionally, or that often. I would have paid to have ads removed for a small fee but £15 for the pro version seems pricey compared to other apps which are around £3 to remove ads.
Not obvious to cancel
by Sound doesn't work on 2019/08/10 09:22
I downloaded this app for the free trial and then tried to cancel it so I was not charged. It is not obvious in the settings at all where to cancel the free trial so I deleted the app as I couldn’t see anywhere to cancel it. I was then charged the monthly fee for the app. I have emailed the company to ask them to cancel my account and have had no response. Not bothered about the first charge, but would like to be able to cancel this so I’m not charged again.
Nowhere to playback
by Fah007 on 2019/10/01 15:59
This is an app I downloaded a while back to record and playback noises the neighbours were constantly making when I used to live in a flat. Recently wanted to use to playback some annoying central heating noise issues and can’t see where to playback what I have recorded.. complicated to use..
Accuracy!
by Snow_Tiger on 2018/07/17 18:45
After checking its accuracy I bought the pro version without ads, its cheap so why not. I tested this against my radio-shack meter, it was within 2db, you are able to adjust this, now it reads the same. A nice interface, i find it very good for home theater audio testing, the average and peak levels are useful. Just read up on A and C weighting and slow and fast, it is important to understand the differences and set the app up correctly, once done it is very accurate, great app!
Subscription you cannot cancel
by Jay-ems on 2019/09/06 04:13
‘Cancel any time’ yet you click cancel, it redirects you to Apple, you click cancel it redirects you to the App Store - App Store doesn’t let you cancel without being at a laptop or desktop - if you don’t have these at hand you will never be able to cancel your subscription. For those without access to a PC or laptop you will have this subscription indefinitely.
Probably works
by Hello3171 on 2017/09/27 12:54
It probably works, but is likely to be less accurate than it claims to be — all the way to a single decimal place? I doubt it! The interface has a particular design choice, and it is difficult to get to grips with. Why is there a camera feature? Most importantly, I find great fault with the invasive video and interactive ads.
Mr Prasanna
by prasanna_UK on 2019/09/25 19:28
1. It’s good to have some alarm when the sound reaches more than certain decibels 2. Instead of continuous monitoring, I would rather prefer poll for few secs. 3. Show me the time at which the sound has its peak 4. Would be nice if it can detect and categorise the voice as male or female voice 5. Some links to refer what may cause you future problems of speaking with such high voice
The best app of its kind - Accurate
by Andy67743334 on 2018/06/08 13:57
I’m a senior acoustic engineer and use this app non-professionally. I’ve found it accurate to within 0.3 dB on my iPhone SE! Very cool being able to take photos to store SPL next to scene. Potential improvements: You could also include a ‘time to exposure damage’ as rough guide to encourage more hearing protection use. Include a real time FFT, all in one app. Allow recordings to be stored along side photos for reference. Make it a full dual channel measurement system ;)
Terrible
by I love geography on 2018/07/25 10:29
This product is disgraceful and the sound quality is average as I can find a better product. I have advised my friends and A level peers not to use this as the quality is shocking. Furthermore, this products should be removed from the App Store if not improved and stabilised. In addition I have concluded not to use this app as it gives bad outcome Thank you for your understanding
Very good app.
by Windy Flue on 2018/04/08 00:27
I bought this as I was curious to find out what one of my wife’s sneezes could clock up. 127db! No wonder they hurt. The radiators in the living room act as a kind of plate reverb that carries on for about seven seconds.
The most entertaining app out there
by Thor391 on 2018/03/15 19:17
It's awful because it makes kids quiet, it's about as fun as watching a dog get dipped into tar. We should have more apps like this out there👌🏾
Brilliant
by Fred a stair on 2017/12/20 04:38
I can’t stop using it...another great thing about this app...tilt your device into landscape mode, watch the constant alternating sound wave mimic, and you’ll be asleep in no time.
Good but unclear on whether subscription
by Prz1729 on 2019/05/12 11:11
First time I opened the app it offered me a free trial - this made it look like a subscription only app. Opening it later it worked in free mode, with ads. Works very well
Nice app!
by Voodz85 on 2018/04/07 07:04
This app is very nicely done. Looks and works really good. Every update brings something new which is cool. Keep it that way and don’t mess it up.
Ok app
by Simbee on 2019/03/14 05:17
WhatsApp it’s okay for me and that’s what is written on the box but sometimes I feel that it is a little bit approximative and cannot compare it to another reading meter
Pitch perfect.
by RaVin2628 on 2018/12/09 11:44
I got this to record noise nuisance. Then I had a play with the app. It's turned out to be a really useful tool. Even tuning the tone of my M/C exhaust. 5 stars from me. Great suff.
Best decibel meter
by Nick Garland1961 on 2017/10/02 19:36
I have used a lot of free decibel metres in the past and this is by far the best. It updates fast and has a lot of other features!
Excellent app
by 001egbert on 2019/12/06 20:17
Works fine seems quite accurate
Does the job, but took money and still show ads
by Waparty Networks Ltd. on 2018/06/03 20:52
Does the job, but took money and still show ads. Tried to restore purchase, but same :)
Invaluable tool
by Jairusdaughter on 2019/06/27 20:51
I use this everywhere and use my earplugs as needs
Please explain how
by Richard_C47 on 2019/06/02 11:54
The microphone circuitry on iPhones and iPads have high pass filters. Does your app bypass this filtering? Also, do you compensate for the uneven frequency response of the inbuilt microphones on these devices? Does plugging in an external microphone help accuracy?
Now dissatisfied
by Griffo1956 on 2019/01/15 19:59
Had this for about a year & paid so got no add pop ups. However, having updated to latest version, now find that you have to pay 2.50 dollars per month to now obtain the weighted values that were included before. Plus, adverts have reappeared. Not very impressed!
Does what it claims
by hilltopoxon on 2018/01/28 16:37
This measures sound levels well so it does what is claimed. A small moan .... continual requests to upgrade to pro , if I say later wait 3 months not 3 hours .
Thanks for this
by Yeah.dude on 2018/03/22 23:19
It’s very good, great in fact but the ads spoil it. I don’t want to upgrade because It does the job just fine as it is.
Does its job well
by Erakine May on 2017/08/05 08:32
An easy to use app that I recommend - but the ads are a bit intrusive
Nail on the head
by @Fresharda on 2019/09/23 08:26
Done exactly what I wanted it to do also very user friendly
Greedy
by chris4stars on 2019/02/13 22:08
I paid for the ‘pro’ version of this app 4/5 months ago. With the new update, ads are back and I’m expected to pay a monthly subscription? Nice way to treat the customers who paid for it in the first place 👎🏻
Best
by Smarty992 on 2018/08/02 20:36
This is the best dB meter I’ve ever known, I have tried 28 in my singing career, and none of them at the decibel rating accurately, except this one
Useless
by Bellaroma83 on 2018/05/31 05:56
Stops working and freezes after a couple of uses and only responds if it appears as if you’re attempting to upgrade to the pro version....operated like a true business! Disappointing and useless.
Great app
by Nick🍑 on 2017/11/16 22:24
I love this app. It's accurate and easy to use. Not sure what the pro version adds more than this version?
Crashes constantly
by TVLK on 2019/01/28 15:19
This app crashes constantly, even after a reinstall.
Fully Featured but Interface Desperately Dated
by J_Beee on 2018/06/07 10:48
Excellent app feature-wise & nothing to add to previous reviews... ...but please look to update the interface & app icon. It stands out like a sore thumb on my phone!!!
Good with a trick
by alabastro16374839 on 2019/11/29 23:18
The first screen encourages to start a three day trial and is designed so that the user may be tricked into accepting it instead of skipping it It should be made easy to skip. App seems to work great. C weighting should be default. Some more details on the meaning of the data in the dosimeter would be beneficial to occasional users concerned for their hearing health
Does what it says
by Johnnyfartpants37 on 2017/11/01 09:25
Easy to use and intuitive app.
Decent, but tricked into paying
by Dustyrose666 on 2019/08/05 09:01
Decent decibel meter app. But promised 3-day free trial, and when I went to try to remove the app before 3 days were up I was informed “payment successfully”. Naughty.
Does a good job
by Dyrck on 2017/08/13 23:25
Easy to use and reasonably accurate up to about 100Db, not doo site beyond that.
Good app
by Davide cannier ion on 2020/03/02 17:43
Does what it says seems to be accurate for what I need
Very Useful
by Leonard 77 on 2018/12/25 19:02
I have tinnitus which means I must avoid prolonged loud noise, and this app is exactly what I needed!
A bit of a con
by disgruntled from the north on 2019/11/12 18:10
I downloaded the app only to discover after I had done so that there would be a monthly charge for using it after the first 3 days. There was notifying to indicate this before it was downloaded I’ve deleted the app
Useful app
by Double bass 17 on 2017/12/24 15:11
This is useful to measure noise with. Sometimes it doesn’t do anything. It seems to be on strike.
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