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Decibel - Accurate db meter
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This tool is absolutely free. decibel meter turns your iPhone, iPad and iPod touch into a professional accurate sound meter, precisely measures the sound pressure level all around you. This extremely useful tool. Have you wondered how quiet is your room or how loud is a rock concert or sport event? decibel meter will help you answer all those right now. A decibel meter is a device which measures sound pressure to determine how intense sounds are, measuring in decibels. Decibels are a logarithmic scale based on the sensitivity of the human ear. Prolonged exposure to sounds over 85 decibels can lead to hearing loss, making measurement of decibel levels important for people who work in noisy environments so that they know when they need to protect their ears. For a frame of reference, normal conversation occurs between around 40 and 60 decibels, depending on who is talking. A firecracker is about 140 decibels, and a jackhammer runs at around 100 decibels. Musicians, mechanics, construction workers, and other people who work in loud environments can endanger their hearing, especially if they work in environments with explosives, which can generate sound waves intense enough to cause pain and immediate hearing damage. A decibel meter can indicate when sound has reached the danger zone. The decibel meter measures the sound pressure and provides a reading in decibels for the convenience of the user. Some may also provide readings in other units of measurement, depending on the uses they are intended for. Decibel meters are often designed to be portable so that people can move them around as needed, and are often hand held, although sometimes they can be part of a permanent instrument array which is designed to take continuous measurements in a given area. One application in which a decibel meter can be used is in the reinforcement of municipal codes. Many municipalities bar sounds above a certain decibel level for safety and comfort, and may have restrictions on noise during certain hours. Police officers can carry decibel meters to determine whether or not a sound is violating the noise ordinance. These devices are also used in noise pollution studies which are used to determine the impact of passing vehicles, aircraft, and other sound-generating objects on a community. The decibel meter is also used in the music industry, during recording and setting up for concerns as well as monitoring of conditions in a concert. Similarly, meters may be installed in noisy workplaces to monitor conditions, and may be designed to send out alerts when people need to wear ear protection or take other precautions to protect their hearing. These devices are also utilized in testing of hearing protection such as ear plugs and headphones, with such products coming with a decibel ratings to provide an indicator as to which settings they can and should be used in.
Not Accurate - Reads High
by Mkendieo on 2019/11/16 18:28
The app is visually appealing but the readings are way too high with no way to calibrate. (I have compared against multiple apps and my iWatch 5.) No app is going to be super accurate, but this one is so far off that it is useless.
?
by allenrussell8883 on 2019/10/16 14:14
Reads about 20 dB higher than two other dB meters I have. No way to calibrate it.
Calibration
by Moggy3506 on 2019/09/30 15:06
The calibration isn’t even close on this app. Don’t waste your time...
Needs calibration
by Talon on 2019/07/25 01:55
Our gentile conversation is apparently 80db, or this app is inaccurate.
Way off
by CosmicDog2000 on 2019/07/24 15:42
My quiet office is showing at 70db, about 20db higher than a conversation.
Inaccurate
by wikipix on 2019/07/19 12:36
Registers in the 50s or 60s when there is no sound in the room. Later after I interacted wit Siri and came back to Siri, it registered -55! How can you have negative sound? And why does the meter say 60 dB is “distrubing”?
Wildly inaccurate. Needs calibration
by Tristanbe on 2019/07/16 17:40
This app reads many dB too high. A quiet room with virtually no background noise shows as “distrubing” (yes that’s a typo in the app) This app is useless until there is a way to calibrate it. The 5-star reviews appear to be fake.
Ok
by trumpprolapse on 2019/06/25 21:37
Don’t know about the accuracy of the decibel reading but the app spells disturbing incorrectly in the graph.
Too sensitive resulting in grossly inaccurate readings
by SpicyGuy13 on 2019/06/12 00:12
When comparing the decibel readings of this app compared to several other db meter apps that I downloaded, this one consistently reads 15 to 20 db higher. In actual loudness, that is a huge difference since decibels are measured on a logarithmic scale. If you’re looking for accuracy, look elsewhere. I’d suggest the free NIOSH SLM app which has more features and seems to be way more accurate.
Why I like this app and why I don’t like this app
by gruytiugjhuiujhf on 2019/06/07 23:31
It is very useful for something like a very noisy home. And it helps you not Lou’s your hearing. But it is a little sensitive so it is a little bit off.
Consistent but over-sensitive
by 9tailfae on 2019/06/07 00:48
The calibration is off on the over-sensitive side. My talking quietly...just loud enough to activate Siri with a (sturdy install, not wobbly) ceiling fan in the background and the iPhone about 12-14 inches away from my face...registered at 75-80 dB. The good news is it's consistent, just need to be able to calibrate. My 2-star rating would easily be 4-5 stars if there was a way to calibrate or establish a relative baseline.
To sensitive
by Spiderx1 on 2019/05/13 00:30
Way to sensitive on iPhone X. Totally quite house, not even an air conditioner running and it reads 60db.
Seems to work okay
by TaxadermicOvis on 2019/05/10 11:54
I'm not sure if it was my sleep deprived perception or a temporary bug, but the one-star review I wrote because the app seemed over sensitive is not appropriate. It seems to work the same as other apps.
iPhone X
by I/love on 2019/04/11 05:03
Have several- it’s as accurate
Not scientific but this app is not accurate.
by Nickname choices on 2019/04/08 22:48
Sitting in a quiet room, this app shows 70db. Maybe it hears my tinitus; this, it adds 20+ db to reality. I asked my 8-year old son and my Lady to engage in basic conversation with me to develop a baseline. The app recorded 85-95db while my phone was in its Lifeproof case, which degrades sound transference more than the people I talk to on the other end would prefer. I then walked outside to record the db of my 10kw generator. The app showed the exhaust was around 105. The generator has been shown in previous tests with several other apps (and the digital microphone our industrial hygienist uses at my place of work) as around 85. I will keep looking.
Total failure
by J Boyles on 2019/03/14 07:17
Measures exactly the same whether in a busy store with lots of noise or in a silent room at 3am. Would love to see it work... if only it did.
Idk
by Dougie Doug Dog on 2019/03/11 04:39
Ok so it’s very sensitive and idk what ppl would use this app for I just downloaded it just to download it cuz y not but I think it wastes ur gigabytes
Yah, not so much.
by rmjrmjrmj on 2019/02/23 23:20
While sitting in my truck in our yard with the motor off in near silence the meter was bouncing between 75 and 82 dB. Closed the app to make sure there weren’t any other apps running in the background restarted it and got similar results. Calibration is Way Way bad.
Decibel Accurate
by Freddie the sound guy on 2019/02/14 22:53
Rediculously INaccurate
Just hovers in the middle
by negative reviews erased on 2019/01/25 03:27
Lying in bed quietly breathing had this thing at 40. DEAFENING drilling on the roof made it go to 70. A student talking made it go to 90. Really inaccurate.
DistRUbing
by Midwest_Mom on 2019/01/07 04:53
Misspellings were noted in comments and nothing has changed since November even though an update was done just 1 week ago. Read your reviews.
Very Accurate and simple to use
by RandyJack-Tav on 2018/12/30 22:52
Very Accurate and simple to use
Not good
by ThisIsNotBackwards on 2018/12/30 07:15
This app is extremely microphone sensitive. When I opened it the decibel meter was reaching a yellow color near the top, and keep in mind I was laying in bed a 2:12 AM because I couldn’t sleep so it was completely silent in the room. I set my phone down on my bedside table and now the decibel meter was jumping between the 30-40 range. I wasn’t moving at all and couldn’t even hear myself breath. The only noise in the room was my little brother sleeping and breathing kinda loud, but I knew it wasn’t loud enough or close enough to set the meter off as he was like nearly 10 feet away. I don’t like talking bad about things because it usually means less sales for the creator if people decide to listen to this but I mean this app kinda has it coming from how sensitive it was.
Inaccurate
by YousifDuck1 on 2018/12/23 05:55
This is inaccurate, and does not give promising results.
App locks up/stays gray?
by Chuck.Calvert on 2018/12/13 10:34
1) EZ to use! My sleep was impacted by noise levels, Helped diagnose and get leasing Company to repair their equipment 2) 2nd monitoring locked up? 3) It grayed out the colors, no buttons? Levels are valuable yet app inconsistent 4) still locking up week later 5) google ad locking up app ? 6) now unusable, locked up?
Typo in your app!
by Chris888 on 2018/11/28 00:03
The 70dB description is labeled “Distrubing” instead of “Disturbing.” Makes your app look unprofessional.
Finished
by Editor65 on 2018/11/11 21:36
It is @#&&#$)*&&&*$&*$$($#&*)
Disappointing
by need nickname to post review? on 2018/10/26 04:47
Looked great for 5 minutes, then froze.
Crapp
by NcSven on 2018/10/15 19:20
Too sensitive, complete garbage. Low conversation registers as harmful.
One shot wonder!
by negatively impressed on 2018/10/12 22:41
Meter worked once and froze! Delete, delete, DELETE!
Seriously??
by SixPad on 2018/10/12 04:00
Seriously? I opened the app, said “hello” and hit 98 decibels. Glad this app was free. What garbage.
Can’t screen record so worthless as evidence of noise complaint
by Lindsey1433611 on 2018/09/01 22:02
Why can’t you screen capture to show how loud the decibels hit?
Superb
by DVMinMaine on 2018/08/22 16:10
Easy to use and surprisingly accurate, within 5 to 10 dB when compared to a pro meter. Well done and thank you for the free software, I will be looking by for your other products in the future.
Very basic, 1-min avg but no other info
by AcousticsProf on 2018/08/18 19:37
Avg displayed was consistently lower than my professional meter
Nice app
by PicklesRock! on 2018/07/11 22:47
Very easy to use and fairly accurate when compared to my hand-held db meter. I can use this app whenever the need arises without having to carry my equipment with me all the time.
Easy to use
by CargamesMaster101 on 2018/07/01 19:52
It is SO easy to use. It never stops which is better than apps that say if you want it to go on forever you need to pay.
Delete
by User749.2 on 2018/06/27 20:34
Speaking quietly in near vicinity, in otherwise quiet house, and that’s 85 DB? Completely useless.
Doesn’t Function
by ycc47rhxf on 2018/06/14 20:37
Current value is always 55. 1 minute average goes between 55 and 58. Tested with leaf blower. I guess I got what I paid for: zip.
Quick and easy
by ajmolarman on 2018/01/20 02:02
Updates every minute
Too sensitive.
by Game Reviwer on 2018/01/01 06:20
Easy to use, but too sensitive. It registers soft voices as “disturbing.”
Where is the old meter ?
by Captlee2 on 2017/11/10 01:07
You took a good idea and made Junk out of it
Weightings?
by Daniel3290 on 2017/08/30 20:40
Hi, can you add weighting functions and explanations? Thank you!
Works nice
by Hate the ads on 2017/08/19 00:32
Nice little app
Update
by Granddad_gar10 on 2017/07/03 17:43
That's it: changing the icon? Wow!
Thank Liu
by tralfamadoran777 on 2017/06/20 04:54
It was a miracle... I wondered how loud the exhaust fan was in a family member's apartment, as it would be more accurate to say approximately how loud it is... ...dad didn't notice it in the next room, but I have to talk loud for him I thought briefly about a decibel meter, and wondered how expensive that would be Apparently it is free One minute average - 80 decibels
Accurate as far as I can tell
by Sjanqia Flabberbottom on 2017/05/27 01:52
Accurate as far as I can tell
It never worked!
by Soonerjoody on 2017/05/12 15:57
I could never get this app to work. There was also an annoying Met Life add at the bottom of the app that wouldn't disappear. I do not recommend this app.
Great app
by Jack1946 on 2017/04/23 16:17
Very good app
Terribly inaccurate!
by Sdhjcfhjhfd on 2017/02/03 17:48
On an iPhone 6S a quite room shows as loud conversation. The thump of a cat jumping down from a sofa 6 ft away is labeled as being dangerously loud. Absurd.
Great
by DebBee1965 on 2016/12/25 15:40
Exactly as described.
Good app!
by steve123765 on 2016/07/24 15:25
The meter works well for real time decibel levels. It would be nice to be able to zoom in a little so that I can narrow the range of decibels seen
Why I like this app and why I don’t like this app
by gruytiugjhuiujhf on 2019/06/07 23:31
It is very useful for something like a very noisy home. And it helps you not Lou’s your hearing. But it is a little sensitive so it is a little bit off.
Not good
by ThisIsNotBackwards on 2018/12/30 07:15
This app is extremely microphone sensitive. When I opened it the decibel meter was reaching a yellow color near the top, and keep in mind I was laying in bed a 2:12 AM because I couldn’t sleep so it was completely silent in the room. I set my phone down on my bedside table and now the decibel meter was jumping between the 30-40 range. I wasn’t moving at all and couldn’t even hear myself breath. The only noise in the room was my little brother sleeping and breathing kinda loud, but I knew it wasn’t loud enough or close enough to set the meter off as he was like nearly 10 feet away. I don’t like talking bad about things because it usually means less sales for the creator if people decide to listen to this but I mean this app kinda has it coming from how sensitive it was.
Not scientific but this app is not accurate.
by Nickname choices on 2019/04/08 22:48
Sitting in a quiet room, this app shows 70db. Maybe it hears my tinitus; this, it adds 20+ db to reality. I asked my 8-year old son and my Lady to engage in basic conversation with me to develop a baseline. The app recorded 85-95db while my phone was in its Lifeproof case, which degrades sound transference more than the people I talk to on the other end would prefer. I then walked outside to record the db of my 10kw generator. The app showed the exhaust was around 105. The generator has been shown in previous tests with several other apps (and the digital microphone our industrial hygienist uses at my place of work) as around 85. I will keep looking.
Consistent but over-sensitive
by 9tailfae on 2019/06/07 00:48
The calibration is off on the over-sensitive side. My talking quietly...just loud enough to activate Siri with a (sturdy install, not wobbly) ceiling fan in the background and the iPhone about 12-14 inches away from my face...registered at 75-80 dB. The good news is it's consistent, just need to be able to calibrate. My 2-star rating would easily be 4-5 stars if there was a way to calibrate or establish a relative baseline.
Superb
by DVMinMaine on 2018/08/22 16:10
Easy to use and surprisingly accurate, within 5 to 10 dB when compared to a pro meter. Well done and thank you for the free software, I will be looking by for your other products in the future.
Too sensitive resulting in grossly inaccurate readings
by SpicyGuy13 on 2019/06/12 00:12
When comparing the decibel readings of this app compared to several other db meter apps that I downloaded, this one consistently reads 15 to 20 db higher. In actual loudness, that is a huge difference since decibels are measured on a logarithmic scale. If you’re looking for accuracy, look elsewhere. I’d suggest the free NIOSH SLM app which has more features and seems to be way more accurate.
Seems to work okay
by TaxadermicOvis on 2019/05/10 11:54
I'm not sure if it was my sleep deprived perception or a temporary bug, but the one-star review I wrote because the app seemed over sensitive is not appropriate. It seems to work the same as other apps.
DistRUbing
by Midwest_Mom on 2019/01/07 04:53
Misspellings were noted in comments and nothing has changed since November even though an update was done just 1 week ago. Read your reviews.
Nice app
by PicklesRock! on 2018/07/11 22:47
Very easy to use and fairly accurate when compared to my hand-held db meter. I can use this app whenever the need arises without having to carry my equipment with me all the time.
Easy to use
by CargamesMaster101 on 2018/07/01 19:52
It is SO easy to use. It never stops which is better than apps that say if you want it to go on forever you need to pay.
Quick and easy
by ajmolarman on 2018/01/20 02:02
Updates every minute
Idk
by Dougie Doug Dog on 2019/03/11 04:39
Ok so it’s very sensitive and idk what ppl would use this app for I just downloaded it just to download it cuz y not but I think it wastes ur gigabytes
Very Accurate and simple to use
by RandyJack-Tav on 2018/12/30 22:52
Very Accurate and simple to use
iPhone X
by I/love on 2019/04/11 05:03
Have several- it’s as accurate
Good app!
by steve123765 on 2016/07/24 15:25
The meter works well for real time decibel levels. It would be nice to be able to zoom in a little so that I can narrow the range of decibels seen
Yah, not so much.
by rmjrmjrmj on 2019/02/23 23:20
While sitting in my truck in our yard with the motor off in near silence the meter was bouncing between 75 and 82 dB. Closed the app to make sure there weren’t any other apps running in the background restarted it and got similar results. Calibration is Way Way bad.
Not Accurate - Reads High
by Mkendieo on 2019/11/16 18:28
The app is visually appealing but the readings are way too high with no way to calibrate. (I have compared against multiple apps and my iWatch 5.) No app is going to be super accurate, but this one is so far off that it is useless.
Wildly inaccurate. Needs calibration
by Tristanbe on 2019/07/16 17:40
This app reads many dB too high. A quiet room with virtually no background noise shows as “distrubing” (yes that’s a typo in the app) This app is useless until there is a way to calibrate it. The 5-star reviews appear to be fake.
Inaccurate
by wikipix on 2019/07/19 12:36
Registers in the 50s or 60s when there is no sound in the room. Later after I interacted wit Siri and came back to Siri, it registered -55! How can you have negative sound? And why does the meter say 60 dB is “distrubing”?
Very basic, 1-min avg but no other info
by AcousticsProf on 2018/08/18 19:37
Avg displayed was consistently lower than my professional meter
App locks up/stays gray?
by Chuck.Calvert on 2018/12/13 10:34
1) EZ to use! My sleep was impacted by noise levels, Helped diagnose and get leasing Company to repair their equipment 2) 2nd monitoring locked up? 3) It grayed out the colors, no buttons? Levels are valuable yet app inconsistent 4) still locking up week later 5) google ad locking up app ? 6) now unusable, locked up?
Typo in your app!
by Chris888 on 2018/11/28 00:03
The 70dB description is labeled “Distrubing” instead of “Disturbing.” Makes your app look unprofessional.
Can’t screen record so worthless as evidence of noise complaint
by Lindsey1433611 on 2018/09/01 22:02
Why can’t you screen capture to show how loud the decibels hit?
Where is the old meter ?
by Captlee2 on 2017/11/10 01:07
You took a good idea and made Junk out of it
Total failure
by J Boyles on 2019/03/14 07:17
Measures exactly the same whether in a busy store with lots of noise or in a silent room at 3am. Would love to see it work... if only it did.
Doesn’t Function
by ycc47rhxf on 2018/06/14 20:37
Current value is always 55. 1 minute average goes between 55 and 58. Tested with leaf blower. I guess I got what I paid for: zip.
?
by allenrussell8883 on 2019/10/16 14:14
Reads about 20 dB higher than two other dB meters I have. No way to calibrate it.
Calibration
by Moggy3506 on 2019/09/30 15:06
The calibration isn’t even close on this app. Don’t waste your time...
To sensitive
by Spiderx1 on 2019/05/13 00:30
Way to sensitive on iPhone X. Totally quite house, not even an air conditioner running and it reads 60db.
Way off
by CosmicDog2000 on 2019/07/24 15:42
My quiet office is showing at 70db, about 20db higher than a conversation.
Just hovers in the middle
by negative reviews erased on 2019/01/25 03:27
Lying in bed quietly breathing had this thing at 40. DEAFENING drilling on the roof made it go to 70. A student talking made it go to 90. Really inaccurate.
Disappointing
by need nickname to post review? on 2018/10/26 04:47
Looked great for 5 minutes, then froze.
Needs calibration
by Talon on 2019/07/25 01:55
Our gentile conversation is apparently 80db, or this app is inaccurate.
Ok
by trumpprolapse on 2019/06/25 21:37
Don’t know about the accuracy of the decibel reading but the app spells disturbing incorrectly in the graph.
Inaccurate
by YousifDuck1 on 2018/12/23 05:55
This is inaccurate, and does not give promising results.
One shot wonder!
by negatively impressed on 2018/10/12 22:41
Meter worked once and froze! Delete, delete, DELETE!
Weightings?
by Daniel3290 on 2017/08/30 20:40
Hi, can you add weighting functions and explanations? Thank you!
Too sensitive.
by Game Reviwer on 2018/01/01 06:20
Easy to use, but too sensitive. It registers soft voices as “disturbing.”
Delete
by User749.2 on 2018/06/27 20:34
Speaking quietly in near vicinity, in otherwise quiet house, and that’s 85 DB? Completely useless.
Seriously??
by SixPad on 2018/10/12 04:00
Seriously? I opened the app, said “hello” and hit 98 decibels. Glad this app was free. What garbage.
Update
by Granddad_gar10 on 2017/07/03 17:43
That's it: changing the icon? Wow!
Crapp
by NcSven on 2018/10/15 19:20
Too sensitive, complete garbage. Low conversation registers as harmful.
Decibel Accurate
by Freddie the sound guy on 2019/02/14 22:53
Rediculously INaccurate
Finished
by Editor65 on 2018/11/11 21:36
It is @#&&#$)*&&&*$&*$$($#&*)
Accurate as far as I can tell
by Sjanqia Flabberbottom on 2017/05/27 01:52
Accurate as far as I can tell
Thank Liu
by tralfamadoran777 on 2017/06/20 04:54
It was a miracle... I wondered how loud the exhaust fan was in a family member's apartment, as it would be more accurate to say approximately how loud it is... ...dad didn't notice it in the next room, but I have to talk loud for him I thought briefly about a decibel meter, and wondered how expensive that would be Apparently it is free One minute average - 80 decibels
Works nice
by Hate the ads on 2017/08/19 00:32
Nice little app
It never worked!
by Soonerjoody on 2017/05/12 15:57
I could never get this app to work. There was also an annoying Met Life add at the bottom of the app that wouldn't disappear. I do not recommend this app.
Terribly inaccurate!
by Sdhjcfhjhfd on 2017/02/03 17:48
On an iPhone 6S a quite room shows as loud conversation. The thump of a cat jumping down from a sofa 6 ft away is labeled as being dangerously loud. Absurd.
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Decibel - Accurate db meter
Description
This tool is absolutely free. decibel meter turns your iPhone, iPad and iPod touch into a professional accurate sound meter, precisely measures the sound pressure level all around you. This extremely useful tool. Have you wondered how quiet is your room or how loud is a rock concert or sport event? decibel meter will help you answer all those right now. A decibel meter is a device which measures sound pressure to determine how intense sounds are, measuring in decibels. Decibels are a logarithmic scale based on the sensitivity of the human ear. Prolonged exposure to sounds over 85 decibels can lead to hearing loss, making measurement of decibel levels important for people who work in noisy environments so that they know when they need to protect their ears. For a frame of reference, normal conversation occurs between around 40 and 60 decibels, depending on who is talking. A firecracker is about 140 decibels, and a jackhammer runs at around 100 decibels. Musicians, mechanics, construction workers, and other people who work in loud environments can endanger their hearing, especially if they work in environments with explosives, which can generate sound waves intense enough to cause pain and immediate hearing damage. A decibel meter can indicate when sound has reached the danger zone. The decibel meter measures the sound pressure and provides a reading in decibels for the convenience of the user. Some may also provide readings in other units of measurement, depending on the uses they are intended for. Decibel meters are often designed to be portable so that people can move them around as needed, and are often hand held, although sometimes they can be part of a permanent instrument array which is designed to take continuous measurements in a given area. One application in which a decibel meter can be used is in the reinforcement of municipal codes. Many municipalities bar sounds above a certain decibel level for safety and comfort, and may have restrictions on noise during certain hours. Police officers can carry decibel meters to determine whether or not a sound is violating the noise ordinance. These devices are also used in noise pollution studies which are used to determine the impact of passing vehicles, aircraft, and other sound-generating objects on a community. The decibel meter is also used in the music industry, during recording and setting up for concerns as well as monitoring of conditions in a concert. Similarly, meters may be installed in noisy workplaces to monitor conditions, and may be designed to send out alerts when people need to wear ear protection or take other precautions to protect their hearing. These devices are also utilized in testing of hearing protection such as ear plugs and headphones, with such products coming with a decibel ratings to provide an indicator as to which settings they can and should be used in.
Not Accurate - Reads High
by Mkendieo on 2019/11/16 18:28
The app is visually appealing but the readings are way too high with no way to calibrate. (I have compared against multiple apps and my iWatch 5.) No app is going to be super accurate, but this one is so far off that it is useless.
?
by allenrussell8883 on 2019/10/16 14:14
Reads about 20 dB higher than two other dB meters I have. No way to calibrate it.
Calibration
by Moggy3506 on 2019/09/30 15:06
The calibration isn’t even close on this app. Don’t waste your time...
Needs calibration
by Talon on 2019/07/25 01:55
Our gentile conversation is apparently 80db, or this app is inaccurate.
Way off
by CosmicDog2000 on 2019/07/24 15:42
My quiet office is showing at 70db, about 20db higher than a conversation.
Inaccurate
by wikipix on 2019/07/19 12:36
Registers in the 50s or 60s when there is no sound in the room. Later after I interacted wit Siri and came back to Siri, it registered -55! How can you have negative sound? And why does the meter say 60 dB is “distrubing”?
Wildly inaccurate. Needs calibration
by Tristanbe on 2019/07/16 17:40
This app reads many dB too high. A quiet room with virtually no background noise shows as “distrubing” (yes that’s a typo in the app) This app is useless until there is a way to calibrate it. The 5-star reviews appear to be fake.
Ok
by trumpprolapse on 2019/06/25 21:37
Don’t know about the accuracy of the decibel reading but the app spells disturbing incorrectly in the graph.
Too sensitive resulting in grossly inaccurate readings
by SpicyGuy13 on 2019/06/12 00:12
When comparing the decibel readings of this app compared to several other db meter apps that I downloaded, this one consistently reads 15 to 20 db higher. In actual loudness, that is a huge difference since decibels are measured on a logarithmic scale. If you’re looking for accuracy, look elsewhere. I’d suggest the free NIOSH SLM app which has more features and seems to be way more accurate.
Why I like this app and why I don’t like this app
by gruytiugjhuiujhf on 2019/06/07 23:31
It is very useful for something like a very noisy home. And it helps you not Lou’s your hearing. But it is a little sensitive so it is a little bit off.
Consistent but over-sensitive
by 9tailfae on 2019/06/07 00:48
The calibration is off on the over-sensitive side. My talking quietly...just loud enough to activate Siri with a (sturdy install, not wobbly) ceiling fan in the background and the iPhone about 12-14 inches away from my face...registered at 75-80 dB. The good news is it's consistent, just need to be able to calibrate. My 2-star rating would easily be 4-5 stars if there was a way to calibrate or establish a relative baseline.
To sensitive
by Spiderx1 on 2019/05/13 00:30
Way to sensitive on iPhone X. Totally quite house, not even an air conditioner running and it reads 60db.
Seems to work okay
by TaxadermicOvis on 2019/05/10 11:54
I'm not sure if it was my sleep deprived perception or a temporary bug, but the one-star review I wrote because the app seemed over sensitive is not appropriate. It seems to work the same as other apps.
iPhone X
by I/love on 2019/04/11 05:03
Have several- it’s as accurate
Not scientific but this app is not accurate.
by Nickname choices on 2019/04/08 22:48
Sitting in a quiet room, this app shows 70db. Maybe it hears my tinitus; this, it adds 20+ db to reality. I asked my 8-year old son and my Lady to engage in basic conversation with me to develop a baseline. The app recorded 85-95db while my phone was in its Lifeproof case, which degrades sound transference more than the people I talk to on the other end would prefer. I then walked outside to record the db of my 10kw generator. The app showed the exhaust was around 105. The generator has been shown in previous tests with several other apps (and the digital microphone our industrial hygienist uses at my place of work) as around 85. I will keep looking.
Total failure
by J Boyles on 2019/03/14 07:17
Measures exactly the same whether in a busy store with lots of noise or in a silent room at 3am. Would love to see it work... if only it did.
Idk
by Dougie Doug Dog on 2019/03/11 04:39
Ok so it’s very sensitive and idk what ppl would use this app for I just downloaded it just to download it cuz y not but I think it wastes ur gigabytes
Yah, not so much.
by rmjrmjrmj on 2019/02/23 23:20
While sitting in my truck in our yard with the motor off in near silence the meter was bouncing between 75 and 82 dB. Closed the app to make sure there weren’t any other apps running in the background restarted it and got similar results. Calibration is Way Way bad.
Decibel Accurate
by Freddie the sound guy on 2019/02/14 22:53
Rediculously INaccurate
Just hovers in the middle
by negative reviews erased on 2019/01/25 03:27
Lying in bed quietly breathing had this thing at 40. DEAFENING drilling on the roof made it go to 70. A student talking made it go to 90. Really inaccurate.
DistRUbing
by Midwest_Mom on 2019/01/07 04:53
Misspellings were noted in comments and nothing has changed since November even though an update was done just 1 week ago. Read your reviews.
Very Accurate and simple to use
by RandyJack-Tav on 2018/12/30 22:52
Very Accurate and simple to use
Not good
by ThisIsNotBackwards on 2018/12/30 07:15
This app is extremely microphone sensitive. When I opened it the decibel meter was reaching a yellow color near the top, and keep in mind I was laying in bed a 2:12 AM because I couldn’t sleep so it was completely silent in the room. I set my phone down on my bedside table and now the decibel meter was jumping between the 30-40 range. I wasn’t moving at all and couldn’t even hear myself breath. The only noise in the room was my little brother sleeping and breathing kinda loud, but I knew it wasn’t loud enough or close enough to set the meter off as he was like nearly 10 feet away. I don’t like talking bad about things because it usually means less sales for the creator if people decide to listen to this but I mean this app kinda has it coming from how sensitive it was.
Inaccurate
by YousifDuck1 on 2018/12/23 05:55
This is inaccurate, and does not give promising results.
App locks up/stays gray?
by Chuck.Calvert on 2018/12/13 10:34
1) EZ to use! My sleep was impacted by noise levels, Helped diagnose and get leasing Company to repair their equipment 2) 2nd monitoring locked up? 3) It grayed out the colors, no buttons? Levels are valuable yet app inconsistent 4) still locking up week later 5) google ad locking up app ? 6) now unusable, locked up?
Typo in your app!
by Chris888 on 2018/11/28 00:03
The 70dB description is labeled “Distrubing” instead of “Disturbing.” Makes your app look unprofessional.
Finished
by Editor65 on 2018/11/11 21:36
It is @#&&#$)*&&&*$&*$$($#&*)
Disappointing
by need nickname to post review? on 2018/10/26 04:47
Looked great for 5 minutes, then froze.
Crapp
by NcSven on 2018/10/15 19:20
Too sensitive, complete garbage. Low conversation registers as harmful.
One shot wonder!
by negatively impressed on 2018/10/12 22:41
Meter worked once and froze! Delete, delete, DELETE!
Seriously??
by SixPad on 2018/10/12 04:00
Seriously? I opened the app, said “hello” and hit 98 decibels. Glad this app was free. What garbage.
Can’t screen record so worthless as evidence of noise complaint
by Lindsey1433611 on 2018/09/01 22:02
Why can’t you screen capture to show how loud the decibels hit?
Superb
by DVMinMaine on 2018/08/22 16:10
Easy to use and surprisingly accurate, within 5 to 10 dB when compared to a pro meter. Well done and thank you for the free software, I will be looking by for your other products in the future.
Very basic, 1-min avg but no other info
by AcousticsProf on 2018/08/18 19:37
Avg displayed was consistently lower than my professional meter
Nice app
by PicklesRock! on 2018/07/11 22:47
Very easy to use and fairly accurate when compared to my hand-held db meter. I can use this app whenever the need arises without having to carry my equipment with me all the time.
Easy to use
by CargamesMaster101 on 2018/07/01 19:52
It is SO easy to use. It never stops which is better than apps that say if you want it to go on forever you need to pay.
Delete
by User749.2 on 2018/06/27 20:34
Speaking quietly in near vicinity, in otherwise quiet house, and that’s 85 DB? Completely useless.
Doesn’t Function
by ycc47rhxf on 2018/06/14 20:37
Current value is always 55. 1 minute average goes between 55 and 58. Tested with leaf blower. I guess I got what I paid for: zip.
Quick and easy
by ajmolarman on 2018/01/20 02:02
Updates every minute
Too sensitive.
by Game Reviwer on 2018/01/01 06:20
Easy to use, but too sensitive. It registers soft voices as “disturbing.”
Where is the old meter ?
by Captlee2 on 2017/11/10 01:07
You took a good idea and made Junk out of it
Weightings?
by Daniel3290 on 2017/08/30 20:40
Hi, can you add weighting functions and explanations? Thank you!
Works nice
by Hate the ads on 2017/08/19 00:32
Nice little app
Update
by Granddad_gar10 on 2017/07/03 17:43
That's it: changing the icon? Wow!
Thank Liu
by tralfamadoran777 on 2017/06/20 04:54
It was a miracle... I wondered how loud the exhaust fan was in a family member's apartment, as it would be more accurate to say approximately how loud it is... ...dad didn't notice it in the next room, but I have to talk loud for him I thought briefly about a decibel meter, and wondered how expensive that would be Apparently it is free One minute average - 80 decibels
Accurate as far as I can tell
by Sjanqia Flabberbottom on 2017/05/27 01:52
Accurate as far as I can tell
It never worked!
by Soonerjoody on 2017/05/12 15:57
I could never get this app to work. There was also an annoying Met Life add at the bottom of the app that wouldn't disappear. I do not recommend this app.
Great app
by Jack1946 on 2017/04/23 16:17
Very good app
Terribly inaccurate!
by Sdhjcfhjhfd on 2017/02/03 17:48
On an iPhone 6S a quite room shows as loud conversation. The thump of a cat jumping down from a sofa 6 ft away is labeled as being dangerously loud. Absurd.
Great
by DebBee1965 on 2016/12/25 15:40
Exactly as described.
Good app!
by steve123765 on 2016/07/24 15:25
The meter works well for real time decibel levels. It would be nice to be able to zoom in a little so that I can narrow the range of decibels seen
Why I like this app and why I don’t like this app
by gruytiugjhuiujhf on 2019/06/07 23:31
It is very useful for something like a very noisy home. And it helps you not Lou’s your hearing. But it is a little sensitive so it is a little bit off.
Not good
by ThisIsNotBackwards on 2018/12/30 07:15
This app is extremely microphone sensitive. When I opened it the decibel meter was reaching a yellow color near the top, and keep in mind I was laying in bed a 2:12 AM because I couldn’t sleep so it was completely silent in the room. I set my phone down on my bedside table and now the decibel meter was jumping between the 30-40 range. I wasn’t moving at all and couldn’t even hear myself breath. The only noise in the room was my little brother sleeping and breathing kinda loud, but I knew it wasn’t loud enough or close enough to set the meter off as he was like nearly 10 feet away. I don’t like talking bad about things because it usually means less sales for the creator if people decide to listen to this but I mean this app kinda has it coming from how sensitive it was.
Not scientific but this app is not accurate.
by Nickname choices on 2019/04/08 22:48
Sitting in a quiet room, this app shows 70db. Maybe it hears my tinitus; this, it adds 20+ db to reality. I asked my 8-year old son and my Lady to engage in basic conversation with me to develop a baseline. The app recorded 85-95db while my phone was in its Lifeproof case, which degrades sound transference more than the people I talk to on the other end would prefer. I then walked outside to record the db of my 10kw generator. The app showed the exhaust was around 105. The generator has been shown in previous tests with several other apps (and the digital microphone our industrial hygienist uses at my place of work) as around 85. I will keep looking.
Consistent but over-sensitive
by 9tailfae on 2019/06/07 00:48
The calibration is off on the over-sensitive side. My talking quietly...just loud enough to activate Siri with a (sturdy install, not wobbly) ceiling fan in the background and the iPhone about 12-14 inches away from my face...registered at 75-80 dB. The good news is it's consistent, just need to be able to calibrate. My 2-star rating would easily be 4-5 stars if there was a way to calibrate or establish a relative baseline.
Superb
by DVMinMaine on 2018/08/22 16:10
Easy to use and surprisingly accurate, within 5 to 10 dB when compared to a pro meter. Well done and thank you for the free software, I will be looking by for your other products in the future.
Too sensitive resulting in grossly inaccurate readings
by SpicyGuy13 on 2019/06/12 00:12
When comparing the decibel readings of this app compared to several other db meter apps that I downloaded, this one consistently reads 15 to 20 db higher. In actual loudness, that is a huge difference since decibels are measured on a logarithmic scale. If you’re looking for accuracy, look elsewhere. I’d suggest the free NIOSH SLM app which has more features and seems to be way more accurate.
Seems to work okay
by TaxadermicOvis on 2019/05/10 11:54
I'm not sure if it was my sleep deprived perception or a temporary bug, but the one-star review I wrote because the app seemed over sensitive is not appropriate. It seems to work the same as other apps.
DistRUbing
by Midwest_Mom on 2019/01/07 04:53
Misspellings were noted in comments and nothing has changed since November even though an update was done just 1 week ago. Read your reviews.
Nice app
by PicklesRock! on 2018/07/11 22:47
Very easy to use and fairly accurate when compared to my hand-held db meter. I can use this app whenever the need arises without having to carry my equipment with me all the time.
Easy to use
by CargamesMaster101 on 2018/07/01 19:52
It is SO easy to use. It never stops which is better than apps that say if you want it to go on forever you need to pay.
Quick and easy
by ajmolarman on 2018/01/20 02:02
Updates every minute
Idk
by Dougie Doug Dog on 2019/03/11 04:39
Ok so it’s very sensitive and idk what ppl would use this app for I just downloaded it just to download it cuz y not but I think it wastes ur gigabytes
Very Accurate and simple to use
by RandyJack-Tav on 2018/12/30 22:52
Very Accurate and simple to use
iPhone X
by I/love on 2019/04/11 05:03
Have several- it’s as accurate
Good app!
by steve123765 on 2016/07/24 15:25
The meter works well for real time decibel levels. It would be nice to be able to zoom in a little so that I can narrow the range of decibels seen
Yah, not so much.
by rmjrmjrmj on 2019/02/23 23:20
While sitting in my truck in our yard with the motor off in near silence the meter was bouncing between 75 and 82 dB. Closed the app to make sure there weren’t any other apps running in the background restarted it and got similar results. Calibration is Way Way bad.
Not Accurate - Reads High
by Mkendieo on 2019/11/16 18:28
The app is visually appealing but the readings are way too high with no way to calibrate. (I have compared against multiple apps and my iWatch 5.) No app is going to be super accurate, but this one is so far off that it is useless.
Wildly inaccurate. Needs calibration
by Tristanbe on 2019/07/16 17:40
This app reads many dB too high. A quiet room with virtually no background noise shows as “distrubing” (yes that’s a typo in the app) This app is useless until there is a way to calibrate it. The 5-star reviews appear to be fake.
Inaccurate
by wikipix on 2019/07/19 12:36
Registers in the 50s or 60s when there is no sound in the room. Later after I interacted wit Siri and came back to Siri, it registered -55! How can you have negative sound? And why does the meter say 60 dB is “distrubing”?
Very basic, 1-min avg but no other info
by AcousticsProf on 2018/08/18 19:37
Avg displayed was consistently lower than my professional meter
App locks up/stays gray?
by Chuck.Calvert on 2018/12/13 10:34
1) EZ to use! My sleep was impacted by noise levels, Helped diagnose and get leasing Company to repair their equipment 2) 2nd monitoring locked up? 3) It grayed out the colors, no buttons? Levels are valuable yet app inconsistent 4) still locking up week later 5) google ad locking up app ? 6) now unusable, locked up?
Typo in your app!
by Chris888 on 2018/11/28 00:03
The 70dB description is labeled “Distrubing” instead of “Disturbing.” Makes your app look unprofessional.
Can’t screen record so worthless as evidence of noise complaint
by Lindsey1433611 on 2018/09/01 22:02
Why can’t you screen capture to show how loud the decibels hit?
Where is the old meter ?
by Captlee2 on 2017/11/10 01:07
You took a good idea and made Junk out of it
Total failure
by J Boyles on 2019/03/14 07:17
Measures exactly the same whether in a busy store with lots of noise or in a silent room at 3am. Would love to see it work... if only it did.
Doesn’t Function
by ycc47rhxf on 2018/06/14 20:37
Current value is always 55. 1 minute average goes between 55 and 58. Tested with leaf blower. I guess I got what I paid for: zip.
?
by allenrussell8883 on 2019/10/16 14:14
Reads about 20 dB higher than two other dB meters I have. No way to calibrate it.
Calibration
by Moggy3506 on 2019/09/30 15:06
The calibration isn’t even close on this app. Don’t waste your time...
To sensitive
by Spiderx1 on 2019/05/13 00:30
Way to sensitive on iPhone X. Totally quite house, not even an air conditioner running and it reads 60db.
Way off
by CosmicDog2000 on 2019/07/24 15:42
My quiet office is showing at 70db, about 20db higher than a conversation.
Just hovers in the middle
by negative reviews erased on 2019/01/25 03:27
Lying in bed quietly breathing had this thing at 40. DEAFENING drilling on the roof made it go to 70. A student talking made it go to 90. Really inaccurate.
Disappointing
by need nickname to post review? on 2018/10/26 04:47
Looked great for 5 minutes, then froze.
Needs calibration
by Talon on 2019/07/25 01:55
Our gentile conversation is apparently 80db, or this app is inaccurate.
Ok
by trumpprolapse on 2019/06/25 21:37
Don’t know about the accuracy of the decibel reading but the app spells disturbing incorrectly in the graph.
Inaccurate
by YousifDuck1 on 2018/12/23 05:55
This is inaccurate, and does not give promising results.
One shot wonder!
by negatively impressed on 2018/10/12 22:41
Meter worked once and froze! Delete, delete, DELETE!
Weightings?
by Daniel3290 on 2017/08/30 20:40
Hi, can you add weighting functions and explanations? Thank you!
Too sensitive.
by Game Reviwer on 2018/01/01 06:20
Easy to use, but too sensitive. It registers soft voices as “disturbing.”
Delete
by User749.2 on 2018/06/27 20:34
Speaking quietly in near vicinity, in otherwise quiet house, and that’s 85 DB? Completely useless.
Seriously??
by SixPad on 2018/10/12 04:00
Seriously? I opened the app, said “hello” and hit 98 decibels. Glad this app was free. What garbage.
Update
by Granddad_gar10 on 2017/07/03 17:43
That's it: changing the icon? Wow!
Crapp
by NcSven on 2018/10/15 19:20
Too sensitive, complete garbage. Low conversation registers as harmful.
Decibel Accurate
by Freddie the sound guy on 2019/02/14 22:53
Rediculously INaccurate
Finished
by Editor65 on 2018/11/11 21:36
It is @#&&#$)*&&&*$&*$$($#&*)
Accurate as far as I can tell
by Sjanqia Flabberbottom on 2017/05/27 01:52
Accurate as far as I can tell
Thank Liu
by tralfamadoran777 on 2017/06/20 04:54
It was a miracle... I wondered how loud the exhaust fan was in a family member's apartment, as it would be more accurate to say approximately how loud it is... ...dad didn't notice it in the next room, but I have to talk loud for him I thought briefly about a decibel meter, and wondered how expensive that would be Apparently it is free One minute average - 80 decibels
Works nice
by Hate the ads on 2017/08/19 00:32
Nice little app
It never worked!
by Soonerjoody on 2017/05/12 15:57
I could never get this app to work. There was also an annoying Met Life add at the bottom of the app that wouldn't disappear. I do not recommend this app.
Terribly inaccurate!
by Sdhjcfhjhfd on 2017/02/03 17:48
On an iPhone 6S a quite room shows as loud conversation. The thump of a cat jumping down from a sofa 6 ft away is labeled as being dangerously loud. Absurd.