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Decibel : dB sound level meter
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Decibel Meter Pro is full of features sound level meter with exclusive accuracy of measurements and integrated Spectrum Analyzer. Calibrated with professional db meter. The world is a noisy place: cars, power tools, crowds, machinery, and other common sources produce amounts of noise that can, with continued exposure, lead to permanent hearing loss. sound level meters are useful for anyone who wants to avoid exposing their ears to harmful noise levels, but who wants to spend hundreds of dollars on one? db meter is free app which provides professional-quality measurement results, calibrated using an actual Nor140 high-precision decibel meter. With db meter, you can measure ambient noise levels, save your measurements and their locations, and share your measurements with others. db meter couples utility with stylish design and a polished user experience: a powerful tool in a sleek package, and at a tiny fraction of the cost of professional sound level meters. (Please note that db meter Pro app is not a replacement for professional devices and should be used for personal purposes only.) "The best way to meter sound levels" - AppAdvice FEATURES: ● Health App integration. Export measured noise levels and audiogram directly to Health app. ● Noise dosimeter will help you understand how noisy it is at home and at your workplace. In the event your daily permissible dose of noise is exceeded, use Noise-absorbing headsets or Earplugs. ● Enables you to overlay the ambient noise level onto photos and videos and to export the results. ● Saves location data for each measurement. ● Save measurements with custom names and rename existing measurements. ● Export measurements in CSV or Audio format. ● Allows you to save, export and play back recorded measurements. ● Highly accurate measurements. ● Integrated Fully Functional Spectrum Analyzer ● Octave Band Real Time Analyzer ● FFT Plot (Fast Fourier Transform) ● Linear and logarithm scales ● Up to 16384 FFT size ● A lot of available window functions ● Tracking for max value ● Max and Min for any selected frequency ● Stunned graphics You can enable or disable noise levels data exporting to Health app in db meter Pro app settings. Have any questions or suggestions? Write to us: support@dbmeterpro.com App offers an optional monthly and annual subscriptions: Payment will be charged to your iTunes account at confirmation of purchase. Subscriptions will automatically renew unless autorenew is turned off at least 24-hours before the end of the current period. Your account will be charged for renewal in accordance with your plan, within 24-hours prior to the end of the current period. You can manage or turn off auto-renew in your Apple ID account settings any time after purchase. Please note, any unused portion of a free trial period will be forfeited when making a purchase of an auto-renewing subscription. By downloading and using the app you are agreeing with Terms of Use: http://dbmeterpro.com/terms.html Privacy Policy: https://www.iubenda.com/privacy-policy/94359518 Disclaimer: http://dbmeterpro.com/disclaimer.html DB Chart 150-160 dB = Eardrum rupture 140 decibel = Aircraft carrier deck. 130 dB = Jet take-off (100 meters), gun blast at close range. 120 dB= Human pain threshold, loud rock concert. 110 decibel = Serious hearing damage if sustained for more than 1 hour. 100 dB = Serious hearing damage if sustained for more than 8 hours. 90 decibel = Likely hearing damage if sustained for more than 8 hours. 80 decibel = Potential but unlikely hearing damage if sustained for more than 8 hours. 70 dB = Just annoying, but probably safe. 60 dB= Typical conversational volume. 50 dB = A quiet, library conversation. 40 decibel = A whisper. 30 dB= Barely audible sound. 20 decibel= Threshold of human hearing.
Nice try, no cigar.
by DViper1978 on 2020/10/19 03:20
The developers are deceiving you. They only give you a three day and then automatically charge you eight dollars a month in order to use the app!!!
I think you do good I give you five stars
by ryker Man ryker Man BPBBBBBP on 2020/10/18 02:11
I think you do good I’m giving you five stars
dB meter
by HiloRobert on 2020/10/16 07:12
Works as expected and has some features that I haven’t used but will do so. Tells me the ambient noise level and whether that is safe exposure to noise. Or useful app
Love this!!
by KRSTOS on 2020/10/15 05:58
Works Great!
5 Stars
by gumaf on 2020/10/15 00:35
Perfect graphic and presentation
Awsm for reference
by cwahinya on 2020/10/14 21:17
Was using the App to get a couple KRK’s dialed in. Worked as intended!
Does what it says it does.
by Who designs such cr💩ppy apps on 2020/10/14 07:11
Recommended if you wanna see how loud the bar or your kids or pets or whatever is.
Great App!
by Prism family on 2020/10/14 05:30
The app is solid! It is pretty accurate and easy and efficient to use.
Psyetr
by rtsjrjmpm on 2020/10/13 20:47
Perfect
Great
by PJD1524 on 2020/10/13 00:00
I have wanted one of these for years!
What you see is not what you get
by Ytsur60 on 2020/10/12 21:19
I wanted to compare a noise insulation project for before and after. This app promised all this noise and spectrum read outs and after I load it on my device and open the app it wants me to accept a 3 months free then 7.99a month before it opens. Nothing about app is free. I feel misled
Nice app
by _SugarMouth_ on 2020/10/11 14:08
Does the trick.
Decibel review
by Tanjirur on 2020/10/08 18:14
I like this software. At least I can measure the sound pollution with this.
Owner
by Chero4u on 2020/10/07 21:05
Excellent App
Asked for review as soon as I opened the app
by bballtim on 2020/10/07 16:12
Should use before reviewing
Anonymous
by Be a briight shining star on 2020/10/07 14:06
Works great.
Range hood exhaust fan
by noise finder on 2020/10/06 01:59
I tested our new “range hood “ exhaust fan noise dB-A levels. Great app!👍🏻
Highly Reccomend
by From The Critics on 2020/10/05 06:23
I would definitely recommend this app to anyone looking into the audio industry. You can use it to test how loud a room is, and if you go somewhere loud you can just pull it out to make sure you aren’t damaging your ears. You also have the option to take a hearing test every once in a while on this app. No glitches or errors at all. It’s fast and easy. I love it!
db meter
by GARUDAVETTE on 2020/10/04 02:18
Great app.
Awesome app
by SDB84 on 2020/10/03 21:35
Great app. No ads.
Consistent calibration with a caveat
by nickname 👻 on 2020/10/03 16:14
This APP is handy to have on a phone, and, having tinnitus, I use it a lot. However, it reads 10 dB lower than several handhelds I also use, so I mentally add 5 dB to its SPL results to be on the safe side...and I subtract 5 dB from the handhelds.
Killer
by Rollwithkings on 2020/10/03 13:52
Gets the job done
Db meter
by 123lewy on 2020/10/02 13:26
Awesomely easy to use
Hearing test is great and impeccable interface well designed
by AssSoul on 2020/10/01 16:35
But free version is hobbled for functionality of the data it collects.....so much potential lies ahead as it has other uses in the hobby audiophile arena as well....marketed currently to business and work.....hope to see it opened up for music/ audio functions
Decibel DB sound meter
by bass artist hunnid thou on 2020/09/30 21:26
I really like this app it is very accurate for measuring my speakers , I would recommend this to a friend
DEAR DB
by Mahmoud Hewa on 2020/09/30 19:09
My name is Mahmoud it is the best program for DB
Mason storm
by joshuaakaa on 2020/09/30 09:07
Besides this app you have the best app on the net
Does exactly what it is supposed to do
by Kevvie Metal on 2020/09/29 16:13
The title says it all. It works great.
Misleading
by PaulyTX on 2020/09/29 13:17
Not a free app
nothing else needed
by 134256378945 on 2020/09/28 16:26
perfect app
It works
by n28763 on 2020/09/28 13:01
Simple and effective. Also surprisingly accurate.
I like it a lot.
by DC Centurion on 2020/09/27 14:55
A spectrographic analyzer like this used to cost thousands of dollars and then hundreds of dollars and now this.
Solid
by ZieglerAS on 2020/09/27 13:43
Impressive and I really like the Apple Watch app!! Makes it very simple to do sound calibrations from a distance.
Works well
by MrBill38119 on 2020/09/25 19:24
Easy to use
Great app
by George PharmD on 2020/09/25 16:42
Had I known this app I would have saved money purchasing an actual Decibel Meter. I did notice a consistent 5 dB lower measurement this app produces relative to the decibel meter readings.
Didn’t know how to take the test
by mary l d on 2020/09/24 04:49
Would like to take the test again
DB Meter
by MEJ2448 on 2020/09/23 23:43
Simple to use, simple to understand. No unnecessary frills, provides quick useful feedback.
Good app
by jyeat on 2020/09/23 15:45
Just what I wanted.
Accuracy
by JoeyL72 on 2020/09/23 10:31
Checked reading against a hand held meter and it was the same! Good tool!
DB meter
by gtrguyinaz on 2020/09/23 02:26
Very nice app.
Handy
by cax157 on 2020/09/22 22:53
Now you can tell just how annoying the leaf blowers are!
Erfan1439
by erfan1439 on 2020/09/21 09:12
Good at all
Meh
by Dazel. on 2020/09/21 01:50
Too inconsistent and unreliable. deleted app
This app is awesome
by suhailslk on 2020/09/19 12:49
I really like this app by Suhail
Good app
by Preet Singh from Uk 2 India on 2020/09/19 00:55
Good app
Works great
by Gfuss21243 on 2020/09/18 16:39
Interesting data
Cancel subscription
by SalKris44 on 2020/09/18 05:55
I’m trying to cancel my subscription and the app just re directs me to apple apps!
Can’t use without subscription
by RossC67 on 2020/09/15 22:07
$7.99 per month is crazy high for a sound level meter!
Test discrepancy
by Scoobi's mom on 2020/09/15 15:45
I have a known mild hearing loss and this test claimed That I have no loss in my right ear and hear 93% in my left ear. I suppose this could be user error as well as I initially had difficulty coordinating my responses. I imagine having traditional headphones in place of earbuds could improve accuracy as well since I could feel some sounds before I heard them. I only have earbuds so the result may be skewed.
Nice
by Saeed karimzadeh on 2020/09/15 06:32
hi dear thanks for made this app 👍
Hope it’s accurate
by Johnsab on 2020/09/13 02:00
Works well. Don’t have any method to check the accuracy.
Still no decimal readings and only whole numbers?
by avnyc11 on 2020/09/12 15:26
This app would be the perfect decibel meter if only there was an option to see the decibels with 1 decimal place instead of whole numbers. I'd give 5 stars for this feature
Does it’s job
by PrinceSLMNY on 2020/09/12 13:38
I was able to test the loudness of my PC fans compared to ambient noise in my office.
Trial
by HvrAlGrl on 2020/09/11 11:46
Hi — I wanted to try out this app—looks fine—but I really don’t want to subscribe. Do I just delete the app to stop the trial? I apologize for the inconvenience—thanks for your help!
Prickly
by 83calais on 2020/09/11 10:05
Kk
Very useful app.
by clare-bee on 2020/09/10 01:08
I keep it on my phone for a long time. Hopefully it doesn’t have calibration issues but for my needs it’s not that critical.
Surprisingly good app!
by mbslk350 on 2020/09/08 23:51
The app works very well and easy to use. Can’t beat the price, Free! I used it to measure the noise my electric fuel pump was making compared to the manufacture spec sheet. Determined the pump was going bad.
RSwamy_65
by RSwamy_65 on 2020/09/06 21:25
Love this app to calm someone in the office :)
Too many notifications.
by Tray Walker on 2020/09/06 14:04
It’s a good app, but I had to remove it. I couldn’t deal with all of the upgrade prompts and notifications. It was a bit excessive. I’m not sure, maybe someone has a use for all of the extra features that I don’t have, but it all seemed a bit overkill to me. Besides that, app worked and did as it says. Otherwise good app.
Decibels (DB)
by Smack787 on 2020/09/05 16:14
Great App
Nice Easy App
by Goppychan on 2020/09/05 02:38
It works, it’s easy and Free.
Beautiful interface
by 😊😭👌😍 on 2020/09/03 23:56
Lovely software. Easy to understand and customize
Great App, easy to use
by brian429044 on 2020/09/03 14:45
Great for getting a quick and accurate idea of noise level wherever needed.
great app, useful and low amount of ads
by DanielKleinos on 2020/09/02 21:14
so glad to see no visible bar ads, and mich wider functionality vs other apps
Ridiculous price
by klammekut on 2020/09/01 23:21
You can get a actual dB meter for what they asks. Just look at the critical reviews he reacted to some. “Millions of hours, and thousands of people Have worked on this app” “I created the best app for noise measurements” Bunch of baloney, if you consider he developed a app that relies on subpar PHONE MICS. For 180 a year you can get for less a actual dB meter with superior mic and download a free plugin to do your measurements. This guy thinks he’s internet gold, only a fool would dump his money per month on a app.
Works
by HVAC 00001 on 2020/09/01 13:28
Works
It works..
by adew111 on 2020/08/31 23:02
I think... I am 71 and the hearing test was pretty good..
Cipher A One Time Purchase Unlimated access $59.99 ?
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The speed square for engineers and audiophiles
by scribeHD on 2020/08/30 23:05
You want a “go to” tool for measuring sound energy in any situation? This is perfect. I’ve actually measured a needle impact drop from across a silent room. Wanna get tolerances down for constants down and report back the data? Yep, this does it. I love the dB meter and it’s love the software designers/programmers. Well thought out. Great graphical representation as it always amazes clients when I pull it out of my arsenal.
Amazing
by Cole calderone on 2020/08/30 04:39
This app is perfect if you don’t want to spend $50 dollars on a decibel meter I would recommend downloading this app for sure
Love
by Ol'Ruby Girl on 2020/08/30 03:02
Idk if it works but it’s fun
Great app
by MrHankeyys on 2020/08/27 15:23
Very cool and useful
As good as it gets when dealing with the iPhone mic
by Mr Me Three on 2020/08/26 18:58
Of course a sound meter from a phone won’t be as detailed or accurate as a multi-hundred dollar meter meant solely for that, but for setting good reference levels while mixing or making sure your ears are safe when listening at higher volumes, this does the trick well.
Spectrum view is a bit limited
by Josh9009 on 2020/08/25 22:20
Love the app and believe it’s accurate, though I haven’t been able to verify. My biggest annoyance with the app is the very (seemingly) limited spectrum view. I was used to android and it has a very good free app that lets me see well below 50Hz. I have a sub that plays under 20Hz (actually recently played with tuning and was playing 10Hz above 100dB) and would usually check and verify if some songs are playing a certain frequency but can’t with this app. It needs a zoom option at the very least. I’m used to pinch to zoom on that Android app and I’d normally have around 15Hz to my left and 100-200Hz on the right when I zoom in.
Dopeeee
by Harold Enriquez on 2020/08/25 02:21
Amazing app! ❤️
Decimal testing
by kindascary on 2020/08/24 22:46
Have really been happy with this app! I even used it to notify Cal-trans (California freeways commissioners) of the freeway noise that showed levels unsafe!
Works great
by Tommyo3000 on 2020/08/22 16:13
Awesome
Good app!
by C.A.dy on 2020/08/20 13:27
Most useful app. Hearing test plus how much noise are you really facing?
Perfect
by dubai's soul on 2020/08/18 17:39
Very good and easy
Perfect
by Bwilliamspharmd on 2020/08/18 00:11
Don’t know if I’ve ever even left a review before but this app is perfect and I had to share. Building a listening room and used it for different phases of treatment and sound deafening and it’s extremely consistent. Not RTA perfect but I’ve been able to compare to an RTA on a couple occasions and it’s consistent enough to know I’m getting accurate results!
Db app
by bdubkf on 2020/08/17 19:21
Great app. Just used it again at work to estimate a document truck sound level. Easy to use.
Works well
by Vetguy1234 on 2020/08/16 22:36
Great simple app
Best dB app
by Mwuar on 2020/08/16 14:11
I just tried like 15 dB measuring apps so I could find out where to put my bed to avoid outside noise and this one is the best. It is accurate, you can save your recordings, shows the frequencies (is it low or high pitched sounds?), easy to use, and other weird features I probably won’t need but you might. And that’s all in the free version.
Ali adnan
by Ali Adnan 7 on 2020/08/15 02:44
Awesome and handy APP
Slick Ric
by t;fitfitvitvi6vi6vvigoyggg on 2020/08/14 16:39
Easy to use
It’s good
by thisbiii on 2020/08/13 15:36
I wanted to see how loud my subs were and know I know why I’m 17 with the hearing of a 30 year old lol
App won’t let you cancel trial
by notpleasedatall 12345 on 2020/08/11 14:49
App won’t let you cancel trial
Great app
by MSchrank on 2020/08/10 22:47
Does the job
Wildly inaccurate
by ProfessorEinstein on 2020/08/10 16:42
Not sure what the programmer did to compensate for the microphone in software, but it didn’t work is my guess. This meter consistently reads 10-20 dB off from (a) the NIOSH SLM app, which was tested at the NIOSH lab, and (b) the Apple Watch built in sound meter. The two other devices (one running on an Apple phone and the other on the Apple Watch) are consistently within 2 dB of each other. This app is consistently 10-20 dB off. When quiet, it reads low and when things got louder, it read lower as well. When I added a calibration to get either the high or the low end right, the other end remains wrong, so the nonlinear nature of the compensation is off.
Needs improvement
by I don't like crashes! on 2020/08/09 05:27
add in the app at what DB sound is dangerous to ears and not safe and what levels of volume sound if safest. Having those details somewhere at the app will really help thanks for all your hard work making this app a best testing sound app to make sure the location the person is he/she won’t harm there ears/health! Thanks for everything you guys do to improve the app! <3 take care> GOD BLESS you all! Once I see improvements and what I offered as an review I will change to 5 stars deal?
Yes
by brbjackson on 2020/08/09 01:53
Yes
This app helps to learn local noise Ordance
by BroTres on 2020/08/09 01:50
I was celebrating my daughter’s birthday. The police was call for noise disturbance. Using this app helped the police learn that the party was not violating any city Ordance.
dbmeter
by 77 Hershey Bar Rd. on 2020/08/09 01:43
Good app for sound level metering at church.
Great tool
by Cowboyding on 2020/08/09 01:43
Save my day!
Well tone
by wreckemtechhy on 2020/08/08 23:58
Great tool
MorrissExpress
by MorrissExpress on 2020/08/08 18:00
Found very useful
Excellent!
by JayShii on 2020/08/08 04:17
3 apps worth of feature in one - I’m honestly shocked just how much utility the devs packed in. Highly recommended!
A valuable, reliable and convenient sound meter
by hearbetter on 2020/08/07 17:36
For the past several years i have used this sound meter app to test each power tool in my woodshop and even my power sprayer. The meter shows the sound levels instantly in a very clear and easy to re-display. I then replaced some of my power tools like the small hand sanders with quieter units. For example I found that the Dewalt square sheet sander was much quieter than my previous small sander. I have 3M tech over the ear muffs in the shop but based on some of these readings I added foam earplugs as well. Also i simply use this phone app to test any new devices or equipment I’m interested in buying in stores as well. Keep in mind that the decibel level of a tool or concert depends on where you’re using it or standing. For example if you use a small high decibel device in the corner of a room it can be much much louder and more dangerous then if you use it in the center of a room!! I now, based on these meter readings, also bring earplugs to concerts and move further from the stage as needed to lower the decibels.
WHAT!
by Transporteye on 2020/08/06 16:47
Absolutely a great app! Have used for years. For an app it is uncannily accurate.
A valuable, reliable and convenient sound meter
by hearbetter on 2020/08/07 17:36
For the past several years i have used this sound meter app to test each power tool in my woodshop and even my power sprayer. The meter shows the sound levels instantly in a very clear and easy to re-display. I then replaced some of my power tools like the small hand sanders with quieter units. For example I found that the Dewalt square sheet sander was much quieter than my previous small sander. I have 3M tech over the ear muffs in the shop but based on some of these readings I added foam earplugs as well. Also i simply use this phone app to test any new devices or equipment I’m interested in buying in stores as well. Keep in mind that the decibel level of a tool or concert depends on where you’re using it or standing. For example if you use a small high decibel device in the corner of a room it can be much much louder and more dangerous then if you use it in the center of a room!! I now, based on these meter readings, also bring earplugs to concerts and move further from the stage as needed to lower the decibels.
Accurate as a phone app can get
by Julie12345678910111213 on 2019/06/08 17:43
Thank you for this app. I was looking for something that could give me a general idea of the sound dB ranges in different locations. Since I only needed a general range for this project I looked for a free or low cost app. It worked better than I expected a phone app would be able to. I felt the need to leave a review as I am surprised at the amount of people that left negative reviews. The iPhone mic is quite different than a calibrated device that cost $100 and up. Not to mention variances in cases, dirt build up, people’s hand placement, even the direction the mic is being pointed at could slightly alter results. All that said this was accurate within 5db up or down in my results. Considering all I mentioned above that is pretty good. If you need something highly accurate for something of importance you should be looking into an calibrated device made for such things.
Great free app
by smplm on 2020/06/21 14:07
This is a great free app. You can expect some adds. This is a great app for measuring noise. I'm using the app to measure noise in my home. I'm trying to find the source. I cant find the source because the sound level is the same everywhere. But what I can do is measure the sound level when it sounds louder. The app works amazingly well for that purpose. I don't have a couple thousand dollars to purchase a real sound meter. Im obviously not a pro in the sound field. This app is excellent for measuring sound level. The numbers may be different if I spend a couple thousand dollars on a pro model but I only care about seeing if the number goes up or down. So If pro model read 7 and app said 12 and later that day I felt like the noise was louder and I measured the sound, it wouldnt matter to me if pro model said 17 and app said 22. So, perfect for my purposes and its free! Thank you Mr Developer😁
So far so good!
by Smurdamat2 on 2018/01/29 21:42
I purchased the pro version as I am an audio engineer and would like to have something convenient as a quick reference rather then pulling out my larger, more professional tools. So far this has been pretty accurate and quite helpful. I would like to see some adjustability on the “over limit” marker. There are times I am given a dB limit to follow and being able to set this for when the meter reaches “over” would be nice. Maybe even some other larger notification and options to turn this on and off? A couple tweeks and this app would be amazing! Solid product for sure!
Robbed - Export data to Apple Health
by T.J. L on 2020/04/11 05:01
I paid for Spectrum Pro, Dosimeter Pro, and dB Meter Pro. I just noticed that now I no longer have Spectrum Pro because it now requires an $8 monthly subscription. I still have Dosimeter Pro and dB Meter Pro (until they also require a subscription). I was confused about which one would export data to Apple Health. However, I happily paid for them all because all I wanted Apple Health tracking. But now even that has become unavailable. I turn on export to Apple Health. It shows it's on until I leave the settings page. I go back to find it's off every time. How can a developer, in good conscience, take away features they once offered for a one time fee? All because they want to hop on the subscription bandwagon like all other apps. I want the features I bought. I understand developers need to get paid, but customers who paid before you switch to subscriptions should get to keep all the features offered at their time of purchase.
Not very accurate...
by AcousticsPro on 2018/08/10 22:29
Despite claim that it is calibrated with a professional sound level meter, I found the measurements to be consistently 5-7 dB higher than my trusted B&K 2250. That is way higher than accepted error reported by standards and the main NIOSH hearing group study on smartphone apps accuracy. There aslo no documentations or papers to support the claim of accuracy. Another flaw: Peak level should never be lower than max level, yet in this app, it seems that Max is sometimes higher than Peak. Maximum sound levels are averaged over the time period it's measured at while Peak is the absolute highest level captured by the microphone before any averaging or RMS calculations. Finally, what is the average displayed? Averaged based on what criteria? Most sound level measuring instruments have a threshold value as specified by a threshold level and an exchange rate, yet this app does not provide any such information. A calculated "average" is really useless without these parameters.
I don’t think it’s the app that isn’t accurate
by Natemasterflex on 2018/11/11 22:29
As my title says I don’t believe the app is inaccurate, I think it’s the devices. Obviously iPhones weren’t developed to be accurate measuring tools. Just think about how your voice sounds when you record it through the phone onto something like GarageBand? It sounds like dog poo, so yeah, that’s what the app has to work with. Based on the fact that the measurements are done with a mic diaphragm the size of a BB I think it does a great job. I do wish they would tell everyone these things though so people aren’t disappointed, thus the 4 stars. I know it should be totally obvious it’s a freakin app on a phone, but people seem to think they should get Lamborghini performance out of there Camry.....
Pat R.
by p_rod1950 on 2020/06/21 16:45
I feel this app is extremely useful. I learned how loud my mower, leaf blower, weed whacker and chain saw all are. I now use protective ear muffs when using anything engine driven. A very useful test that comes with this app is a hearing test which tests each ear separately. You need a quiet place to perform the test and you will need to connect headphones to your phone at half volume. The test takes 6 minutes but is very thorough and you get a report at the completion of your test! I would give this app more than 5 stars if I could!!! Discover the levels of sound you are experiencing and protect your hearing!
Snore gauge 2020
by babe235679 on 2020/07/02 04:29
I’ve been using this to gauge how loud my boyfriend snores (unbeknownst to him) - I was beginning to think I that maybe just maybe I was more sensitive to sound than I realized. Nope - he’s scoring in the mid 90s! No wonder these earplugs don’t work. 12:30am & 3 glasses of wine later & I still can’t fall asleep. Thank you for creating an app that supports my dream of one day having a quiet nights sleep (how I’ll get there I have no idea but hey this is a start). Love you babe if you’re reading this but sheesh, your girl needs her beauty sleep (& really guys, this is a thing). Pray for me. Lol
All-around bad application - watch for the pop-ups!!
by JohnTW101 on 2018/12/15 10:12
The basic dB meter itself seems to work okay but isn’t going to tell you much more than your own ears can likely figure out. I was hoping to be able to detect very high pitched sounds but that doesn’t seem to happen. The worst part though is the pop-ups to purchase the several different pro versions. If you press the home button to back out of it with a phone that confirms purchases with your finger print, you end up paying for whatever “pro” version pop-up they are showing... and there are seemingly endless “pro” options. This feels very deliberate and appears to be a scam. I ended up with a $10 purchase I had no intention of making and still get prompted non-stop for more purchases! Avoid this app!!!!
Solid RTA makes the app a steal
by barbeauaudio on 2018/11/09 02:38
I’d been kind of disappointed with other free SP level phone apps, and decided to give this one a try because of the free trial. I didn’t realize til after opening it up that there’s an FFT frequency analyzer Function in the app native, and it was an instant game changer for running live sound. I consider myself to have a good ear for frequencies but this app takes out all the guess work of finding feedback frequencies so I can get right to the fun part of the job. One issue I had, compared to any professional standalone SPL meters, this app measures somewhere between 5-10 dB lower on my phone compared to the hardware meter. I adjusted the calibration in the settings page, so it seems fine now, but i thought it needed to be said. Anyway, best 3 bucks I’ve ever spent on an app. More than worth it, you’ll dig it.
Scam!
by the real Duck on 2019/10/01 16:06
Be very careful. This app tries to sell you upgrades & subscriptions. The purchase window pops up as fast as you close it. While contemplating how to get out of this loop my thumb touched the home button & I was charged $9.99. Update: first of all I was not upgraded to the Pro version. I have no idea what I was charged for. I went to PayPal & found a recurring charge that I immediately canceled. Secondly, I did not push the home button to close the purchase window. I pushed cancel, but a new purchase window popped up immediately. It was stuck in a loop. There was no way out. If you read the reviews you will find a large number of inadvertent purchases. Obviously this app is designed to take advantage of bugs built into it.
Wildly inaccurate
by ProfessorEinstein on 2020/08/10 16:42
Not sure what the programmer did to compensate for the microphone in software, but it didn’t work is my guess. This meter consistently reads 10-20 dB off from (a) the NIOSH SLM app, which was tested at the NIOSH lab, and (b) the Apple Watch built in sound meter. The two other devices (one running on an Apple phone and the other on the Apple Watch) are consistently within 2 dB of each other. This app is consistently 10-20 dB off. When quiet, it reads low and when things got louder, it read lower as well. When I added a calibration to get either the high or the low end right, the other end remains wrong, so the nonlinear nature of the compensation is off.
Highly Reccomend
by From The Critics on 2020/10/05 06:23
I would definitely recommend this app to anyone looking into the audio industry. You can use it to test how loud a room is, and if you go somewhere loud you can just pull it out to make sure you aren’t damaging your ears. You also have the option to take a hearing test every once in a while on this app. No glitches or errors at all. It’s fast and easy. I love it!
Which dB reading is right? Portrait or landscape?
by Dgghnbfu on 2020/06/16 01:00
When I hold my phone in portrait mode it will display something like 60 dB but when I rotate to landscape mode it changes to something like 35 dB. Sometimes I believe the portrait is more correct and sometimes the landscape reading seems more correct. Also, why in the world would I pay $7.99/mo for this app? Bet you would get a lot more subscriptions if the price was reasonable but right now the free version of this app and my Apple Watch together provide me with most of what the paid version of this app does.
Pretty good
by Ethan Ackland on 2018/03/30 21:22
Overall a good app to find the dB level of a room or area. I am slightly disappointed in the fact that you had to hit a record button to start the dB measurement. However i received a message from the developer saying that by setting the app to auto start, it would solve that problem! I found the app fairly accurate considering the lacking microphones in most smartphones. I do recommend this app to anyone looking for a general sense of dB level in any indoor or outdoor situation.
The speed square for engineers and audiophiles
by scribeHD on 2020/08/30 23:05
You want a “go to” tool for measuring sound energy in any situation? This is perfect. I’ve actually measured a needle impact drop from across a silent room. Wanna get tolerances down for constants down and report back the data? Yep, this does it. I love the dB meter and it’s love the software designers/programmers. Well thought out. Great graphical representation as it always amazes clients when I pull it out of my arsenal.
Can’t play Music on my phone at the same time
by T to the homas on 2018/04/29 23:20
The app is useless to me if I can’t play music from my phone and look at the decibels at the same time. The only reason I gave four stars is because I respect the fact that at least you have A lite version that you can try out first before you pay for the app. I would have given two stars or maybe even one star if I had purchased the app and it did not work. Thanks
Just one recommendation...
by devinkristopher on 2018/01/31 02:44
I love this app. It's one of the most responsive decibel meters I've seen with a sexy, lightweight interface. It looks good, has powerful functionality, and great customization. I can not emphasize how much I love this interface. As a music major and car hobbyist, this app is my lifeline. With that said, I wish the upgrade option field was more clear. I wasn't initally sure what features were in each package and how they compared to each other. If there was a chart to compare it would be great. Or a package to upgrade to all features. I would! I bought the Pro and soon will likely get the other app too. I think that's how the upgrades work. Sweet app!
Perfect
by Bwilliamspharmd on 2020/08/18 00:11
Don’t know if I’ve ever even left a review before but this app is perfect and I had to share. Building a listening room and used it for different phases of treatment and sound deafening and it’s extremely consistent. Not RTA perfect but I’ve been able to compare to an RTA on a couple occasions and it’s consistent enough to know I’m getting accurate results!
Best dB app
by Mwuar on 2020/08/16 14:11
I just tried like 15 dB measuring apps so I could find out where to put my bed to avoid outside noise and this one is the best. It is accurate, you can save your recordings, shows the frequencies (is it low or high pitched sounds?), easy to use, and other weird features I probably won’t need but you might. And that’s all in the free version.
Deleting
by Mokyhokybongohonk on 2019/07/31 14:11
The app seems to work very well. There are lots of ways to manage the recordings. The one thing that I find difficult though is finding a recording easily and deleting it. Every time I want to delete a recording, because I don't use this very much, I have a difficult time locating and deleting. I think you need to put that in a kind of a up front position. Thank you
Get this app if you love it loud !
by Cravinmoorehead on 2020/08/02 00:53
Many times I’ve gotten complaints about my music.. .. I’ve been doing the same thing for 17 years... but new people move in .. and don’t understand. But this DB meter keeps me in line with local ordinances. I will always compromise ... til you get stupid .. then I’m running 92 decibels at the edge of my driveway til 11pm lol . I’ve beaten 4 tickets with this app.
As good as it gets when dealing with the iPhone mic
by Mr Me Three on 2020/08/26 18:58
Of course a sound meter from a phone won’t be as detailed or accurate as a multi-hundred dollar meter meant solely for that, but for setting good reference levels while mixing or making sure your ears are safe when listening at higher volumes, this does the trick well.
Relatively Accurate Reading and very handy
by Paulmtg on 2019/03/01 17:44
I am tired of noisy bars and public spaces...in some bars the decibel levels are so high they will damage hearing... that’s just a fact... I have always stayed away from extremely loud venues... which included walking out of some concerts... which was a huge bummer... but my hearing IS more important!
Beware!
by Phyxius333 on 2018/04/12 09:03
I purchased this by accident through a pop up during use. This wasn't a whoops duh type of moment either- this is a complaint I have seen from other users in reviews despite the 5star responses. I am also unsure what the 'max' level this meter can read might be. There initially was a 'Max 68' listed but I realized that had nothing to do with my actual recording as the 'Peak' was completely different. How high in Decibels can this meter measure?
DB meter and not paying a cent
by Polar1sDrvt on 2020/06/07 13:19
DB meter works pretty decently for not paying for it. When you first get the app, you don’t have to use the three day trial. The app will track highs and lows and has information on exposure. It’s pretty accurate for a phone. The reason for four stars is because there isn’t as much functionality as I would like without paying for it.
Db meter
by REB1928 on 2019/04/05 02:52
Great app to have on your phone. Very accurate. Much better and more consistent than others out in the market. I like, more than I thought I would, the specific dB number reading. Rather than the needle movement. Easier to track as well as see from a distance. Highly recommended it!!
Cool but making Dad mad is more fun.
by JMacBerwickPI on 2020/04/13 20:31
I’m hard of hearing and it only registers how loud the noise is coming, not the source. Actually I’m lying and I’m sorry but I have no idea what I was talking about. It’s helpful if you are a music lover because then you’ll know exactly when your roommate starts throwing things. When I was a kid in England, I was safe as long as Dad wasn’t around when I was enjoying the likes of Free, Zeppelin, Bad Company and Cream to name but a few.
Great for justified whining!
by Elves on a Shelf on 2019/07/10 22:56
If you ever feel like things are unbearably loud that’s because they probably are. Excellent for starting a conversation about laborer’s rights. (Not generally well-recieved by people in charge of things who also happen to violate OSHA law, but you win some, you lose some.) Make friends, influence the administration!
Testing for sound machine
by Thecheesebrie on 2020/07/15 09:34
This app has been super helpful when making sure my baby’s sound machine is within a safe range. I am able to check the sound level within different parts of his crib by simply opening the app.
Nothing is free
by chrisw399 on 2019/09/19 14:42
Was relying on this app to give me noise levels for about 15 minutes and was forced to purchase the next level to finish what I needed to get done. Now I have some time to play with the app to see what I have purchased and found that it’s extremely limited and there’s even more in app purchases that they want me to make. I would’ve been better off doing more research and finding a product the better suited my needs.
Db maximum measurement
by WMckey on 2017/12/29 18:32
While building a stereo system on my Harley I used this app to monitor the Db levels as I added speakers and amps. I noticed I hit 120 Db on the first stage of the build. Note that you his is a very powerful and expensive system. As I completed the second phase with the subwoofers and 6” x 9” bag speakers and a second amp the system still did not exceed 120 Db. Question is does this app top out at 120 Db in the numbers? The sound system on phase two was remarkably louder when tuned out. If the app maximum read is 120 Db do you have a paid version that has no limits? I expect this system is hitting close to 130 Db.
Test discrepancy
by Scoobi's mom on 2020/09/15 15:45
I have a known mild hearing loss and this test claimed That I have no loss in my right ear and hear 93% in my left ear. I suppose this could be user error as well as I initially had difficulty coordinating my responses. I imagine having traditional headphones in place of earbuds could improve accuracy as well since I could feel some sounds before I heard them. I only have earbuds so the result may be skewed.
Looks nice but no good unless you buy the full version
by Rifle sight notch on 2017/10/19 03:18
Nice interface and appears to be accurate however if you leave the recording to go for awhile, the app switches to the purchase page and dumps your recording. Not cool since when the recording starts it stops any other recordings such as voice memos. If you want to record an event and get the dB graph you will often end up with nothing. I have used a different app in the past that was truly free and will find that one again.
Closer and approximate
by Hsihevdhxh on 2019/07/19 03:59
Nice job with this app . Instantly you are able to determine how much sound is in a given zone . Perfect to gauge if hearing protection should be considered . Today most everything can be on your phone making it easy if you don’t own an spl meter .
Hearing test is great and impeccable interface well designed
by AssSoul on 2020/10/01 16:35
But free version is hobbled for functionality of the data it collects.....so much potential lies ahead as it has other uses in the hobby audiophile arena as well....marketed currently to business and work.....hope to see it opened up for music/ audio functions
Thanks for shrinking it
by DTemp on 2018/09/04 23:32
I just want to thank the developer for releasing an update that made the app use 1/4 the storage space. These types of updates take a lot of work and may go under-appreciated. Thanks for taking care of your users.
Too many notifications.
by Tray Walker on 2020/09/06 14:04
It’s a good app, but I had to remove it. I couldn’t deal with all of the upgrade prompts and notifications. It was a bit excessive. I’m not sure, maybe someone has a use for all of the extra features that I don’t have, but it all seemed a bit overkill to me. Besides that, app worked and did as it says. Otherwise good app.
I deleted it and they keep billing me
by bethybeee on 2020/06/02 18:25
I downloaded the app and then realized I had to pay after three free days, so I deleted it the same day before I could forget and instead downloaded another app that was actually free. Even though I deleted it the same day I got it, it keeps trying to bill me and I keep getting emails from Apple about the billing. How do I stop them? I’m trying to stop them but I don’t know how; shouldn’t deleting the app have been enough?
Predatory monetiation strategy
by CanIChangeThis on 2020/05/08 00:36
I started using this app and began my sound measuring experiment. After the 15 minute process was complete I tried to save my session only to find that this is locked behind the paid tier. So I obliged and accepted their payment terms, after which point the app DROPPED my current session that I had just recoded and DID NOT SAVE IT. This means the app lost all of my important measurement data because of the developers greed. 1/10 don't waste your time with these clowns
Confused by pricing
by RC454 on 2018/04/12 12:46
Been trying out this app and so am positively impressed so decided to purchase so as to stop Ads. But none of the 5 pricing options explains whether or not the purchase will really stop advertising (in-app purchase offers). It’s not really clear to me what I’d be paying for if I did a purchase...
Way too expensive for what it does
by Thi-cot on 2020/05/24 15:54
There are games out there way less expensive than this app which in no way is a professional dbmeter . I tried to record a video of the noise my neighbor was doing during a pool party and all I have is a mute video with the db measurement overlay, quite useless. You cannot even use it for a complaint as an iphone is not considered a dbmeter, so why is it so expensive?
Love it
by uariet on 2018/12/15 08:20
Gives examples of the current noise level such a “normal conversation “ or “heavy traffic” and it is accurate with it. I always get what i am doing as noise level( traffic when i am driving, conv when i am talking etc).
Not pro.
by Doug278 on 2019/04/22 18:35
I paid to enable pro features but nothing’s changed. It took over a week for the pro features to be activated and I’ve alrighty had to commit the subscription. I can’t tell what the difference is between this app and the other dB meter app. But this one seems less “pro” than the other one by the same author. And now I just got some random $3 charge for this app again so I can’t ignore it anymore and I don’t have a clue what I just got charged for. Ugh.
Careful about auto-purchase-besides this seems to be a good app
by adshred on 2017/10/15 14:20
Automatically purchased the full version after being hit with a pop up during use of the APP. While the app seems good, it’s very frustrating to feel like you’re getting pulled into a purchase. I had to go through Apple store to get a refund, a real pain.
Good App.
by Mike K. Giroux on 2017/12/12 14:00
This app works great , no hassle no issues , I used it to compare the motor noise of a heater before and after a repair , it was great to see the difference , it's a tool app and a fun app , could also be a good save your ears app if your not sure about the ambient noise at your workplace.
Works great
by Darkangl52771 on 2018/01/16 23:22
Easy to use user interface with two modes resembling digital and analog clocks. Good for basic use. A minor complaint is there is an annoying 45 second limit to how long you can run the decibel test before an ad pops up suggesting you purchase the dB Meter Pro app and it resets the test.
Great for Protecting Your Ears From Loud Sounds!
by Pro Smurf Guy on 2017/09/16 13:53
I always use this app to make sure the TV isn't too loud or music. Unfortunately, I developed hearing loss and tinnitus from loud music. Now I always check the sound decibels to make sure my music is at a safe hearing level.
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Decibel : dB sound level meter
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Decibel Meter Pro is full of features sound level meter with exclusive accuracy of measurements and integrated Spectrum Analyzer. Calibrated with professional db meter. The world is a noisy place: cars, power tools, crowds, machinery, and other common sources produce amounts of noise that can, with continued exposure, lead to permanent hearing loss. sound level meters are useful for anyone who wants to avoid exposing their ears to harmful noise levels, but who wants to spend hundreds of dollars on one? db meter is free app which provides professional-quality measurement results, calibrated using an actual Nor140 high-precision decibel meter. With db meter, you can measure ambient noise levels, save your measurements and their locations, and share your measurements with others. db meter couples utility with stylish design and a polished user experience: a powerful tool in a sleek package, and at a tiny fraction of the cost of professional sound level meters. (Please note that db meter Pro app is not a replacement for professional devices and should be used for personal purposes only.) "The best way to meter sound levels" - AppAdvice FEATURES: ● Health App integration. Export measured noise levels and audiogram directly to Health app. ● Noise dosimeter will help you understand how noisy it is at home and at your workplace. In the event your daily permissible dose of noise is exceeded, use Noise-absorbing headsets or Earplugs. ● Enables you to overlay the ambient noise level onto photos and videos and to export the results. ● Saves location data for each measurement. ● Save measurements with custom names and rename existing measurements. ● Export measurements in CSV or Audio format. ● Allows you to save, export and play back recorded measurements. ● Highly accurate measurements. ● Integrated Fully Functional Spectrum Analyzer ● Octave Band Real Time Analyzer ● FFT Plot (Fast Fourier Transform) ● Linear and logarithm scales ● Up to 16384 FFT size ● A lot of available window functions ● Tracking for max value ● Max and Min for any selected frequency ● Stunned graphics You can enable or disable noise levels data exporting to Health app in db meter Pro app settings. Have any questions or suggestions? Write to us: support@dbmeterpro.com App offers an optional monthly and annual subscriptions: Payment will be charged to your iTunes account at confirmation of purchase. Subscriptions will automatically renew unless autorenew is turned off at least 24-hours before the end of the current period. Your account will be charged for renewal in accordance with your plan, within 24-hours prior to the end of the current period. You can manage or turn off auto-renew in your Apple ID account settings any time after purchase. Please note, any unused portion of a free trial period will be forfeited when making a purchase of an auto-renewing subscription. By downloading and using the app you are agreeing with Terms of Use: http://dbmeterpro.com/terms.html Privacy Policy: https://www.iubenda.com/privacy-policy/94359518 Disclaimer: http://dbmeterpro.com/disclaimer.html DB Chart 150-160 dB = Eardrum rupture 140 decibel = Aircraft carrier deck. 130 dB = Jet take-off (100 meters), gun blast at close range. 120 dB= Human pain threshold, loud rock concert. 110 decibel = Serious hearing damage if sustained for more than 1 hour. 100 dB = Serious hearing damage if sustained for more than 8 hours. 90 decibel = Likely hearing damage if sustained for more than 8 hours. 80 decibel = Potential but unlikely hearing damage if sustained for more than 8 hours. 70 dB = Just annoying, but probably safe. 60 dB= Typical conversational volume. 50 dB = A quiet, library conversation. 40 decibel = A whisper. 30 dB= Barely audible sound. 20 decibel= Threshold of human hearing.
Nice try, no cigar.
by DViper1978 on 2020/10/19 03:20
The developers are deceiving you. They only give you a three day and then automatically charge you eight dollars a month in order to use the app!!!
I think you do good I give you five stars
by ryker Man ryker Man BPBBBBBP on 2020/10/18 02:11
I think you do good I’m giving you five stars
dB meter
by HiloRobert on 2020/10/16 07:12
Works as expected and has some features that I haven’t used but will do so. Tells me the ambient noise level and whether that is safe exposure to noise. Or useful app
Love this!!
by KRSTOS on 2020/10/15 05:58
Works Great!
5 Stars
by gumaf on 2020/10/15 00:35
Perfect graphic and presentation
Awsm for reference
by cwahinya on 2020/10/14 21:17
Was using the App to get a couple KRK’s dialed in. Worked as intended!
Does what it says it does.
by Who designs such cr💩ppy apps on 2020/10/14 07:11
Recommended if you wanna see how loud the bar or your kids or pets or whatever is.
Great App!
by Prism family on 2020/10/14 05:30
The app is solid! It is pretty accurate and easy and efficient to use.
Psyetr
by rtsjrjmpm on 2020/10/13 20:47
Perfect
Great
by PJD1524 on 2020/10/13 00:00
I have wanted one of these for years!
What you see is not what you get
by Ytsur60 on 2020/10/12 21:19
I wanted to compare a noise insulation project for before and after. This app promised all this noise and spectrum read outs and after I load it on my device and open the app it wants me to accept a 3 months free then 7.99a month before it opens. Nothing about app is free. I feel misled
Nice app
by _SugarMouth_ on 2020/10/11 14:08
Does the trick.
Decibel review
by Tanjirur on 2020/10/08 18:14
I like this software. At least I can measure the sound pollution with this.
Owner
by Chero4u on 2020/10/07 21:05
Excellent App
Asked for review as soon as I opened the app
by bballtim on 2020/10/07 16:12
Should use before reviewing
Anonymous
by Be a briight shining star on 2020/10/07 14:06
Works great.
Range hood exhaust fan
by noise finder on 2020/10/06 01:59
I tested our new “range hood “ exhaust fan noise dB-A levels. Great app!👍🏻
Highly Reccomend
by From The Critics on 2020/10/05 06:23
I would definitely recommend this app to anyone looking into the audio industry. You can use it to test how loud a room is, and if you go somewhere loud you can just pull it out to make sure you aren’t damaging your ears. You also have the option to take a hearing test every once in a while on this app. No glitches or errors at all. It’s fast and easy. I love it!
db meter
by GARUDAVETTE on 2020/10/04 02:18
Great app.
Awesome app
by SDB84 on 2020/10/03 21:35
Great app. No ads.
Consistent calibration with a caveat
by nickname 👻 on 2020/10/03 16:14
This APP is handy to have on a phone, and, having tinnitus, I use it a lot. However, it reads 10 dB lower than several handhelds I also use, so I mentally add 5 dB to its SPL results to be on the safe side...and I subtract 5 dB from the handhelds.
Killer
by Rollwithkings on 2020/10/03 13:52
Gets the job done
Db meter
by 123lewy on 2020/10/02 13:26
Awesomely easy to use
Hearing test is great and impeccable interface well designed
by AssSoul on 2020/10/01 16:35
But free version is hobbled for functionality of the data it collects.....so much potential lies ahead as it has other uses in the hobby audiophile arena as well....marketed currently to business and work.....hope to see it opened up for music/ audio functions
Decibel DB sound meter
by bass artist hunnid thou on 2020/09/30 21:26
I really like this app it is very accurate for measuring my speakers , I would recommend this to a friend
DEAR DB
by Mahmoud Hewa on 2020/09/30 19:09
My name is Mahmoud it is the best program for DB
Mason storm
by joshuaakaa on 2020/09/30 09:07
Besides this app you have the best app on the net
Does exactly what it is supposed to do
by Kevvie Metal on 2020/09/29 16:13
The title says it all. It works great.
Misleading
by PaulyTX on 2020/09/29 13:17
Not a free app
nothing else needed
by 134256378945 on 2020/09/28 16:26
perfect app
It works
by n28763 on 2020/09/28 13:01
Simple and effective. Also surprisingly accurate.
I like it a lot.
by DC Centurion on 2020/09/27 14:55
A spectrographic analyzer like this used to cost thousands of dollars and then hundreds of dollars and now this.
Solid
by ZieglerAS on 2020/09/27 13:43
Impressive and I really like the Apple Watch app!! Makes it very simple to do sound calibrations from a distance.
Works well
by MrBill38119 on 2020/09/25 19:24
Easy to use
Great app
by George PharmD on 2020/09/25 16:42
Had I known this app I would have saved money purchasing an actual Decibel Meter. I did notice a consistent 5 dB lower measurement this app produces relative to the decibel meter readings.
Didn’t know how to take the test
by mary l d on 2020/09/24 04:49
Would like to take the test again
DB Meter
by MEJ2448 on 2020/09/23 23:43
Simple to use, simple to understand. No unnecessary frills, provides quick useful feedback.
Good app
by jyeat on 2020/09/23 15:45
Just what I wanted.
Accuracy
by JoeyL72 on 2020/09/23 10:31
Checked reading against a hand held meter and it was the same! Good tool!
DB meter
by gtrguyinaz on 2020/09/23 02:26
Very nice app.
Handy
by cax157 on 2020/09/22 22:53
Now you can tell just how annoying the leaf blowers are!
Erfan1439
by erfan1439 on 2020/09/21 09:12
Good at all
Meh
by Dazel. on 2020/09/21 01:50
Too inconsistent and unreliable. deleted app
This app is awesome
by suhailslk on 2020/09/19 12:49
I really like this app by Suhail
Good app
by Preet Singh from Uk 2 India on 2020/09/19 00:55
Good app
Works great
by Gfuss21243 on 2020/09/18 16:39
Interesting data
Cancel subscription
by SalKris44 on 2020/09/18 05:55
I’m trying to cancel my subscription and the app just re directs me to apple apps!
Can’t use without subscription
by RossC67 on 2020/09/15 22:07
$7.99 per month is crazy high for a sound level meter!
Test discrepancy
by Scoobi's mom on 2020/09/15 15:45
I have a known mild hearing loss and this test claimed That I have no loss in my right ear and hear 93% in my left ear. I suppose this could be user error as well as I initially had difficulty coordinating my responses. I imagine having traditional headphones in place of earbuds could improve accuracy as well since I could feel some sounds before I heard them. I only have earbuds so the result may be skewed.
Nice
by Saeed karimzadeh on 2020/09/15 06:32
hi dear thanks for made this app 👍
Hope it’s accurate
by Johnsab on 2020/09/13 02:00
Works well. Don’t have any method to check the accuracy.
Still no decimal readings and only whole numbers?
by avnyc11 on 2020/09/12 15:26
This app would be the perfect decibel meter if only there was an option to see the decibels with 1 decimal place instead of whole numbers. I'd give 5 stars for this feature
Does it’s job
by PrinceSLMNY on 2020/09/12 13:38
I was able to test the loudness of my PC fans compared to ambient noise in my office.
Trial
by HvrAlGrl on 2020/09/11 11:46
Hi — I wanted to try out this app—looks fine—but I really don’t want to subscribe. Do I just delete the app to stop the trial? I apologize for the inconvenience—thanks for your help!
Prickly
by 83calais on 2020/09/11 10:05
Kk
Very useful app.
by clare-bee on 2020/09/10 01:08
I keep it on my phone for a long time. Hopefully it doesn’t have calibration issues but for my needs it’s not that critical.
Surprisingly good app!
by mbslk350 on 2020/09/08 23:51
The app works very well and easy to use. Can’t beat the price, Free! I used it to measure the noise my electric fuel pump was making compared to the manufacture spec sheet. Determined the pump was going bad.
RSwamy_65
by RSwamy_65 on 2020/09/06 21:25
Love this app to calm someone in the office :)
Too many notifications.
by Tray Walker on 2020/09/06 14:04
It’s a good app, but I had to remove it. I couldn’t deal with all of the upgrade prompts and notifications. It was a bit excessive. I’m not sure, maybe someone has a use for all of the extra features that I don’t have, but it all seemed a bit overkill to me. Besides that, app worked and did as it says. Otherwise good app.
Decibels (DB)
by Smack787 on 2020/09/05 16:14
Great App
Nice Easy App
by Goppychan on 2020/09/05 02:38
It works, it’s easy and Free.
Beautiful interface
by 😊😭👌😍 on 2020/09/03 23:56
Lovely software. Easy to understand and customize
Great App, easy to use
by brian429044 on 2020/09/03 14:45
Great for getting a quick and accurate idea of noise level wherever needed.
great app, useful and low amount of ads
by DanielKleinos on 2020/09/02 21:14
so glad to see no visible bar ads, and mich wider functionality vs other apps
Ridiculous price
by klammekut on 2020/09/01 23:21
You can get a actual dB meter for what they asks. Just look at the critical reviews he reacted to some. “Millions of hours, and thousands of people Have worked on this app” “I created the best app for noise measurements” Bunch of baloney, if you consider he developed a app that relies on subpar PHONE MICS. For 180 a year you can get for less a actual dB meter with superior mic and download a free plugin to do your measurements. This guy thinks he’s internet gold, only a fool would dump his money per month on a app.
Works
by HVAC 00001 on 2020/09/01 13:28
Works
It works..
by adew111 on 2020/08/31 23:02
I think... I am 71 and the hearing test was pretty good..
Cipher A One Time Purchase Unlimated access $59.99 ?
by Cipher1102 on 2020/08/31 05:09
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The speed square for engineers and audiophiles
by scribeHD on 2020/08/30 23:05
You want a “go to” tool for measuring sound energy in any situation? This is perfect. I’ve actually measured a needle impact drop from across a silent room. Wanna get tolerances down for constants down and report back the data? Yep, this does it. I love the dB meter and it’s love the software designers/programmers. Well thought out. Great graphical representation as it always amazes clients when I pull it out of my arsenal.
Amazing
by Cole calderone on 2020/08/30 04:39
This app is perfect if you don’t want to spend $50 dollars on a decibel meter I would recommend downloading this app for sure
Love
by Ol'Ruby Girl on 2020/08/30 03:02
Idk if it works but it’s fun
Great app
by MrHankeyys on 2020/08/27 15:23
Very cool and useful
As good as it gets when dealing with the iPhone mic
by Mr Me Three on 2020/08/26 18:58
Of course a sound meter from a phone won’t be as detailed or accurate as a multi-hundred dollar meter meant solely for that, but for setting good reference levels while mixing or making sure your ears are safe when listening at higher volumes, this does the trick well.
Spectrum view is a bit limited
by Josh9009 on 2020/08/25 22:20
Love the app and believe it’s accurate, though I haven’t been able to verify. My biggest annoyance with the app is the very (seemingly) limited spectrum view. I was used to android and it has a very good free app that lets me see well below 50Hz. I have a sub that plays under 20Hz (actually recently played with tuning and was playing 10Hz above 100dB) and would usually check and verify if some songs are playing a certain frequency but can’t with this app. It needs a zoom option at the very least. I’m used to pinch to zoom on that Android app and I’d normally have around 15Hz to my left and 100-200Hz on the right when I zoom in.
Dopeeee
by Harold Enriquez on 2020/08/25 02:21
Amazing app! ❤️
Decimal testing
by kindascary on 2020/08/24 22:46
Have really been happy with this app! I even used it to notify Cal-trans (California freeways commissioners) of the freeway noise that showed levels unsafe!
Works great
by Tommyo3000 on 2020/08/22 16:13
Awesome
Good app!
by C.A.dy on 2020/08/20 13:27
Most useful app. Hearing test plus how much noise are you really facing?
Perfect
by dubai's soul on 2020/08/18 17:39
Very good and easy
Perfect
by Bwilliamspharmd on 2020/08/18 00:11
Don’t know if I’ve ever even left a review before but this app is perfect and I had to share. Building a listening room and used it for different phases of treatment and sound deafening and it’s extremely consistent. Not RTA perfect but I’ve been able to compare to an RTA on a couple occasions and it’s consistent enough to know I’m getting accurate results!
Db app
by bdubkf on 2020/08/17 19:21
Great app. Just used it again at work to estimate a document truck sound level. Easy to use.
Works well
by Vetguy1234 on 2020/08/16 22:36
Great simple app
Best dB app
by Mwuar on 2020/08/16 14:11
I just tried like 15 dB measuring apps so I could find out where to put my bed to avoid outside noise and this one is the best. It is accurate, you can save your recordings, shows the frequencies (is it low or high pitched sounds?), easy to use, and other weird features I probably won’t need but you might. And that’s all in the free version.
Ali adnan
by Ali Adnan 7 on 2020/08/15 02:44
Awesome and handy APP
Slick Ric
by t;fitfitvitvi6vi6vvigoyggg on 2020/08/14 16:39
Easy to use
It’s good
by thisbiii on 2020/08/13 15:36
I wanted to see how loud my subs were and know I know why I’m 17 with the hearing of a 30 year old lol
App won’t let you cancel trial
by notpleasedatall 12345 on 2020/08/11 14:49
App won’t let you cancel trial
Great app
by MSchrank on 2020/08/10 22:47
Does the job
Wildly inaccurate
by ProfessorEinstein on 2020/08/10 16:42
Not sure what the programmer did to compensate for the microphone in software, but it didn’t work is my guess. This meter consistently reads 10-20 dB off from (a) the NIOSH SLM app, which was tested at the NIOSH lab, and (b) the Apple Watch built in sound meter. The two other devices (one running on an Apple phone and the other on the Apple Watch) are consistently within 2 dB of each other. This app is consistently 10-20 dB off. When quiet, it reads low and when things got louder, it read lower as well. When I added a calibration to get either the high or the low end right, the other end remains wrong, so the nonlinear nature of the compensation is off.
Needs improvement
by I don't like crashes! on 2020/08/09 05:27
add in the app at what DB sound is dangerous to ears and not safe and what levels of volume sound if safest. Having those details somewhere at the app will really help thanks for all your hard work making this app a best testing sound app to make sure the location the person is he/she won’t harm there ears/health! Thanks for everything you guys do to improve the app! <3 take care> GOD BLESS you all! Once I see improvements and what I offered as an review I will change to 5 stars deal?
Yes
by brbjackson on 2020/08/09 01:53
Yes
This app helps to learn local noise Ordance
by BroTres on 2020/08/09 01:50
I was celebrating my daughter’s birthday. The police was call for noise disturbance. Using this app helped the police learn that the party was not violating any city Ordance.
dbmeter
by 77 Hershey Bar Rd. on 2020/08/09 01:43
Good app for sound level metering at church.
Great tool
by Cowboyding on 2020/08/09 01:43
Save my day!
Well tone
by wreckemtechhy on 2020/08/08 23:58
Great tool
MorrissExpress
by MorrissExpress on 2020/08/08 18:00
Found very useful
Excellent!
by JayShii on 2020/08/08 04:17
3 apps worth of feature in one - I’m honestly shocked just how much utility the devs packed in. Highly recommended!
A valuable, reliable and convenient sound meter
by hearbetter on 2020/08/07 17:36
For the past several years i have used this sound meter app to test each power tool in my woodshop and even my power sprayer. The meter shows the sound levels instantly in a very clear and easy to re-display. I then replaced some of my power tools like the small hand sanders with quieter units. For example I found that the Dewalt square sheet sander was much quieter than my previous small sander. I have 3M tech over the ear muffs in the shop but based on some of these readings I added foam earplugs as well. Also i simply use this phone app to test any new devices or equipment I’m interested in buying in stores as well. Keep in mind that the decibel level of a tool or concert depends on where you’re using it or standing. For example if you use a small high decibel device in the corner of a room it can be much much louder and more dangerous then if you use it in the center of a room!! I now, based on these meter readings, also bring earplugs to concerts and move further from the stage as needed to lower the decibels.
WHAT!
by Transporteye on 2020/08/06 16:47
Absolutely a great app! Have used for years. For an app it is uncannily accurate.
A valuable, reliable and convenient sound meter
by hearbetter on 2020/08/07 17:36
For the past several years i have used this sound meter app to test each power tool in my woodshop and even my power sprayer. The meter shows the sound levels instantly in a very clear and easy to re-display. I then replaced some of my power tools like the small hand sanders with quieter units. For example I found that the Dewalt square sheet sander was much quieter than my previous small sander. I have 3M tech over the ear muffs in the shop but based on some of these readings I added foam earplugs as well. Also i simply use this phone app to test any new devices or equipment I’m interested in buying in stores as well. Keep in mind that the decibel level of a tool or concert depends on where you’re using it or standing. For example if you use a small high decibel device in the corner of a room it can be much much louder and more dangerous then if you use it in the center of a room!! I now, based on these meter readings, also bring earplugs to concerts and move further from the stage as needed to lower the decibels.
Accurate as a phone app can get
by Julie12345678910111213 on 2019/06/08 17:43
Thank you for this app. I was looking for something that could give me a general idea of the sound dB ranges in different locations. Since I only needed a general range for this project I looked for a free or low cost app. It worked better than I expected a phone app would be able to. I felt the need to leave a review as I am surprised at the amount of people that left negative reviews. The iPhone mic is quite different than a calibrated device that cost $100 and up. Not to mention variances in cases, dirt build up, people’s hand placement, even the direction the mic is being pointed at could slightly alter results. All that said this was accurate within 5db up or down in my results. Considering all I mentioned above that is pretty good. If you need something highly accurate for something of importance you should be looking into an calibrated device made for such things.
Great free app
by smplm on 2020/06/21 14:07
This is a great free app. You can expect some adds. This is a great app for measuring noise. I'm using the app to measure noise in my home. I'm trying to find the source. I cant find the source because the sound level is the same everywhere. But what I can do is measure the sound level when it sounds louder. The app works amazingly well for that purpose. I don't have a couple thousand dollars to purchase a real sound meter. Im obviously not a pro in the sound field. This app is excellent for measuring sound level. The numbers may be different if I spend a couple thousand dollars on a pro model but I only care about seeing if the number goes up or down. So If pro model read 7 and app said 12 and later that day I felt like the noise was louder and I measured the sound, it wouldnt matter to me if pro model said 17 and app said 22. So, perfect for my purposes and its free! Thank you Mr Developer😁
So far so good!
by Smurdamat2 on 2018/01/29 21:42
I purchased the pro version as I am an audio engineer and would like to have something convenient as a quick reference rather then pulling out my larger, more professional tools. So far this has been pretty accurate and quite helpful. I would like to see some adjustability on the “over limit” marker. There are times I am given a dB limit to follow and being able to set this for when the meter reaches “over” would be nice. Maybe even some other larger notification and options to turn this on and off? A couple tweeks and this app would be amazing! Solid product for sure!
Robbed - Export data to Apple Health
by T.J. L on 2020/04/11 05:01
I paid for Spectrum Pro, Dosimeter Pro, and dB Meter Pro. I just noticed that now I no longer have Spectrum Pro because it now requires an $8 monthly subscription. I still have Dosimeter Pro and dB Meter Pro (until they also require a subscription). I was confused about which one would export data to Apple Health. However, I happily paid for them all because all I wanted Apple Health tracking. But now even that has become unavailable. I turn on export to Apple Health. It shows it's on until I leave the settings page. I go back to find it's off every time. How can a developer, in good conscience, take away features they once offered for a one time fee? All because they want to hop on the subscription bandwagon like all other apps. I want the features I bought. I understand developers need to get paid, but customers who paid before you switch to subscriptions should get to keep all the features offered at their time of purchase.
Not very accurate...
by AcousticsPro on 2018/08/10 22:29
Despite claim that it is calibrated with a professional sound level meter, I found the measurements to be consistently 5-7 dB higher than my trusted B&K 2250. That is way higher than accepted error reported by standards and the main NIOSH hearing group study on smartphone apps accuracy. There aslo no documentations or papers to support the claim of accuracy. Another flaw: Peak level should never be lower than max level, yet in this app, it seems that Max is sometimes higher than Peak. Maximum sound levels are averaged over the time period it's measured at while Peak is the absolute highest level captured by the microphone before any averaging or RMS calculations. Finally, what is the average displayed? Averaged based on what criteria? Most sound level measuring instruments have a threshold value as specified by a threshold level and an exchange rate, yet this app does not provide any such information. A calculated "average" is really useless without these parameters.
I don’t think it’s the app that isn’t accurate
by Natemasterflex on 2018/11/11 22:29
As my title says I don’t believe the app is inaccurate, I think it’s the devices. Obviously iPhones weren’t developed to be accurate measuring tools. Just think about how your voice sounds when you record it through the phone onto something like GarageBand? It sounds like dog poo, so yeah, that’s what the app has to work with. Based on the fact that the measurements are done with a mic diaphragm the size of a BB I think it does a great job. I do wish they would tell everyone these things though so people aren’t disappointed, thus the 4 stars. I know it should be totally obvious it’s a freakin app on a phone, but people seem to think they should get Lamborghini performance out of there Camry.....
Pat R.
by p_rod1950 on 2020/06/21 16:45
I feel this app is extremely useful. I learned how loud my mower, leaf blower, weed whacker and chain saw all are. I now use protective ear muffs when using anything engine driven. A very useful test that comes with this app is a hearing test which tests each ear separately. You need a quiet place to perform the test and you will need to connect headphones to your phone at half volume. The test takes 6 minutes but is very thorough and you get a report at the completion of your test! I would give this app more than 5 stars if I could!!! Discover the levels of sound you are experiencing and protect your hearing!
Snore gauge 2020
by babe235679 on 2020/07/02 04:29
I’ve been using this to gauge how loud my boyfriend snores (unbeknownst to him) - I was beginning to think I that maybe just maybe I was more sensitive to sound than I realized. Nope - he’s scoring in the mid 90s! No wonder these earplugs don’t work. 12:30am & 3 glasses of wine later & I still can’t fall asleep. Thank you for creating an app that supports my dream of one day having a quiet nights sleep (how I’ll get there I have no idea but hey this is a start). Love you babe if you’re reading this but sheesh, your girl needs her beauty sleep (& really guys, this is a thing). Pray for me. Lol
All-around bad application - watch for the pop-ups!!
by JohnTW101 on 2018/12/15 10:12
The basic dB meter itself seems to work okay but isn’t going to tell you much more than your own ears can likely figure out. I was hoping to be able to detect very high pitched sounds but that doesn’t seem to happen. The worst part though is the pop-ups to purchase the several different pro versions. If you press the home button to back out of it with a phone that confirms purchases with your finger print, you end up paying for whatever “pro” version pop-up they are showing... and there are seemingly endless “pro” options. This feels very deliberate and appears to be a scam. I ended up with a $10 purchase I had no intention of making and still get prompted non-stop for more purchases! Avoid this app!!!!
Solid RTA makes the app a steal
by barbeauaudio on 2018/11/09 02:38
I’d been kind of disappointed with other free SP level phone apps, and decided to give this one a try because of the free trial. I didn’t realize til after opening it up that there’s an FFT frequency analyzer Function in the app native, and it was an instant game changer for running live sound. I consider myself to have a good ear for frequencies but this app takes out all the guess work of finding feedback frequencies so I can get right to the fun part of the job. One issue I had, compared to any professional standalone SPL meters, this app measures somewhere between 5-10 dB lower on my phone compared to the hardware meter. I adjusted the calibration in the settings page, so it seems fine now, but i thought it needed to be said. Anyway, best 3 bucks I’ve ever spent on an app. More than worth it, you’ll dig it.
Scam!
by the real Duck on 2019/10/01 16:06
Be very careful. This app tries to sell you upgrades & subscriptions. The purchase window pops up as fast as you close it. While contemplating how to get out of this loop my thumb touched the home button & I was charged $9.99. Update: first of all I was not upgraded to the Pro version. I have no idea what I was charged for. I went to PayPal & found a recurring charge that I immediately canceled. Secondly, I did not push the home button to close the purchase window. I pushed cancel, but a new purchase window popped up immediately. It was stuck in a loop. There was no way out. If you read the reviews you will find a large number of inadvertent purchases. Obviously this app is designed to take advantage of bugs built into it.
Wildly inaccurate
by ProfessorEinstein on 2020/08/10 16:42
Not sure what the programmer did to compensate for the microphone in software, but it didn’t work is my guess. This meter consistently reads 10-20 dB off from (a) the NIOSH SLM app, which was tested at the NIOSH lab, and (b) the Apple Watch built in sound meter. The two other devices (one running on an Apple phone and the other on the Apple Watch) are consistently within 2 dB of each other. This app is consistently 10-20 dB off. When quiet, it reads low and when things got louder, it read lower as well. When I added a calibration to get either the high or the low end right, the other end remains wrong, so the nonlinear nature of the compensation is off.
Highly Reccomend
by From The Critics on 2020/10/05 06:23
I would definitely recommend this app to anyone looking into the audio industry. You can use it to test how loud a room is, and if you go somewhere loud you can just pull it out to make sure you aren’t damaging your ears. You also have the option to take a hearing test every once in a while on this app. No glitches or errors at all. It’s fast and easy. I love it!
Which dB reading is right? Portrait or landscape?
by Dgghnbfu on 2020/06/16 01:00
When I hold my phone in portrait mode it will display something like 60 dB but when I rotate to landscape mode it changes to something like 35 dB. Sometimes I believe the portrait is more correct and sometimes the landscape reading seems more correct. Also, why in the world would I pay $7.99/mo for this app? Bet you would get a lot more subscriptions if the price was reasonable but right now the free version of this app and my Apple Watch together provide me with most of what the paid version of this app does.
Pretty good
by Ethan Ackland on 2018/03/30 21:22
Overall a good app to find the dB level of a room or area. I am slightly disappointed in the fact that you had to hit a record button to start the dB measurement. However i received a message from the developer saying that by setting the app to auto start, it would solve that problem! I found the app fairly accurate considering the lacking microphones in most smartphones. I do recommend this app to anyone looking for a general sense of dB level in any indoor or outdoor situation.
The speed square for engineers and audiophiles
by scribeHD on 2020/08/30 23:05
You want a “go to” tool for measuring sound energy in any situation? This is perfect. I’ve actually measured a needle impact drop from across a silent room. Wanna get tolerances down for constants down and report back the data? Yep, this does it. I love the dB meter and it’s love the software designers/programmers. Well thought out. Great graphical representation as it always amazes clients when I pull it out of my arsenal.
Can’t play Music on my phone at the same time
by T to the homas on 2018/04/29 23:20
The app is useless to me if I can’t play music from my phone and look at the decibels at the same time. The only reason I gave four stars is because I respect the fact that at least you have A lite version that you can try out first before you pay for the app. I would have given two stars or maybe even one star if I had purchased the app and it did not work. Thanks
Just one recommendation...
by devinkristopher on 2018/01/31 02:44
I love this app. It's one of the most responsive decibel meters I've seen with a sexy, lightweight interface. It looks good, has powerful functionality, and great customization. I can not emphasize how much I love this interface. As a music major and car hobbyist, this app is my lifeline. With that said, I wish the upgrade option field was more clear. I wasn't initally sure what features were in each package and how they compared to each other. If there was a chart to compare it would be great. Or a package to upgrade to all features. I would! I bought the Pro and soon will likely get the other app too. I think that's how the upgrades work. Sweet app!
Perfect
by Bwilliamspharmd on 2020/08/18 00:11
Don’t know if I’ve ever even left a review before but this app is perfect and I had to share. Building a listening room and used it for different phases of treatment and sound deafening and it’s extremely consistent. Not RTA perfect but I’ve been able to compare to an RTA on a couple occasions and it’s consistent enough to know I’m getting accurate results!
Best dB app
by Mwuar on 2020/08/16 14:11
I just tried like 15 dB measuring apps so I could find out where to put my bed to avoid outside noise and this one is the best. It is accurate, you can save your recordings, shows the frequencies (is it low or high pitched sounds?), easy to use, and other weird features I probably won’t need but you might. And that’s all in the free version.
Deleting
by Mokyhokybongohonk on 2019/07/31 14:11
The app seems to work very well. There are lots of ways to manage the recordings. The one thing that I find difficult though is finding a recording easily and deleting it. Every time I want to delete a recording, because I don't use this very much, I have a difficult time locating and deleting. I think you need to put that in a kind of a up front position. Thank you
Get this app if you love it loud !
by Cravinmoorehead on 2020/08/02 00:53
Many times I’ve gotten complaints about my music.. .. I’ve been doing the same thing for 17 years... but new people move in .. and don’t understand. But this DB meter keeps me in line with local ordinances. I will always compromise ... til you get stupid .. then I’m running 92 decibels at the edge of my driveway til 11pm lol . I’ve beaten 4 tickets with this app.
As good as it gets when dealing with the iPhone mic
by Mr Me Three on 2020/08/26 18:58
Of course a sound meter from a phone won’t be as detailed or accurate as a multi-hundred dollar meter meant solely for that, but for setting good reference levels while mixing or making sure your ears are safe when listening at higher volumes, this does the trick well.
Relatively Accurate Reading and very handy
by Paulmtg on 2019/03/01 17:44
I am tired of noisy bars and public spaces...in some bars the decibel levels are so high they will damage hearing... that’s just a fact... I have always stayed away from extremely loud venues... which included walking out of some concerts... which was a huge bummer... but my hearing IS more important!
Beware!
by Phyxius333 on 2018/04/12 09:03
I purchased this by accident through a pop up during use. This wasn't a whoops duh type of moment either- this is a complaint I have seen from other users in reviews despite the 5star responses. I am also unsure what the 'max' level this meter can read might be. There initially was a 'Max 68' listed but I realized that had nothing to do with my actual recording as the 'Peak' was completely different. How high in Decibels can this meter measure?
DB meter and not paying a cent
by Polar1sDrvt on 2020/06/07 13:19
DB meter works pretty decently for not paying for it. When you first get the app, you don’t have to use the three day trial. The app will track highs and lows and has information on exposure. It’s pretty accurate for a phone. The reason for four stars is because there isn’t as much functionality as I would like without paying for it.
Db meter
by REB1928 on 2019/04/05 02:52
Great app to have on your phone. Very accurate. Much better and more consistent than others out in the market. I like, more than I thought I would, the specific dB number reading. Rather than the needle movement. Easier to track as well as see from a distance. Highly recommended it!!
Cool but making Dad mad is more fun.
by JMacBerwickPI on 2020/04/13 20:31
I’m hard of hearing and it only registers how loud the noise is coming, not the source. Actually I’m lying and I’m sorry but I have no idea what I was talking about. It’s helpful if you are a music lover because then you’ll know exactly when your roommate starts throwing things. When I was a kid in England, I was safe as long as Dad wasn’t around when I was enjoying the likes of Free, Zeppelin, Bad Company and Cream to name but a few.
Great for justified whining!
by Elves on a Shelf on 2019/07/10 22:56
If you ever feel like things are unbearably loud that’s because they probably are. Excellent for starting a conversation about laborer’s rights. (Not generally well-recieved by people in charge of things who also happen to violate OSHA law, but you win some, you lose some.) Make friends, influence the administration!
Testing for sound machine
by Thecheesebrie on 2020/07/15 09:34
This app has been super helpful when making sure my baby’s sound machine is within a safe range. I am able to check the sound level within different parts of his crib by simply opening the app.
Nothing is free
by chrisw399 on 2019/09/19 14:42
Was relying on this app to give me noise levels for about 15 minutes and was forced to purchase the next level to finish what I needed to get done. Now I have some time to play with the app to see what I have purchased and found that it’s extremely limited and there’s even more in app purchases that they want me to make. I would’ve been better off doing more research and finding a product the better suited my needs.
Db maximum measurement
by WMckey on 2017/12/29 18:32
While building a stereo system on my Harley I used this app to monitor the Db levels as I added speakers and amps. I noticed I hit 120 Db on the first stage of the build. Note that you his is a very powerful and expensive system. As I completed the second phase with the subwoofers and 6” x 9” bag speakers and a second amp the system still did not exceed 120 Db. Question is does this app top out at 120 Db in the numbers? The sound system on phase two was remarkably louder when tuned out. If the app maximum read is 120 Db do you have a paid version that has no limits? I expect this system is hitting close to 130 Db.
Test discrepancy
by Scoobi's mom on 2020/09/15 15:45
I have a known mild hearing loss and this test claimed That I have no loss in my right ear and hear 93% in my left ear. I suppose this could be user error as well as I initially had difficulty coordinating my responses. I imagine having traditional headphones in place of earbuds could improve accuracy as well since I could feel some sounds before I heard them. I only have earbuds so the result may be skewed.
Looks nice but no good unless you buy the full version
by Rifle sight notch on 2017/10/19 03:18
Nice interface and appears to be accurate however if you leave the recording to go for awhile, the app switches to the purchase page and dumps your recording. Not cool since when the recording starts it stops any other recordings such as voice memos. If you want to record an event and get the dB graph you will often end up with nothing. I have used a different app in the past that was truly free and will find that one again.
Closer and approximate
by Hsihevdhxh on 2019/07/19 03:59
Nice job with this app . Instantly you are able to determine how much sound is in a given zone . Perfect to gauge if hearing protection should be considered . Today most everything can be on your phone making it easy if you don’t own an spl meter .
Hearing test is great and impeccable interface well designed
by AssSoul on 2020/10/01 16:35
But free version is hobbled for functionality of the data it collects.....so much potential lies ahead as it has other uses in the hobby audiophile arena as well....marketed currently to business and work.....hope to see it opened up for music/ audio functions
Thanks for shrinking it
by DTemp on 2018/09/04 23:32
I just want to thank the developer for releasing an update that made the app use 1/4 the storage space. These types of updates take a lot of work and may go under-appreciated. Thanks for taking care of your users.
Too many notifications.
by Tray Walker on 2020/09/06 14:04
It’s a good app, but I had to remove it. I couldn’t deal with all of the upgrade prompts and notifications. It was a bit excessive. I’m not sure, maybe someone has a use for all of the extra features that I don’t have, but it all seemed a bit overkill to me. Besides that, app worked and did as it says. Otherwise good app.
I deleted it and they keep billing me
by bethybeee on 2020/06/02 18:25
I downloaded the app and then realized I had to pay after three free days, so I deleted it the same day before I could forget and instead downloaded another app that was actually free. Even though I deleted it the same day I got it, it keeps trying to bill me and I keep getting emails from Apple about the billing. How do I stop them? I’m trying to stop them but I don’t know how; shouldn’t deleting the app have been enough?
Predatory monetiation strategy
by CanIChangeThis on 2020/05/08 00:36
I started using this app and began my sound measuring experiment. After the 15 minute process was complete I tried to save my session only to find that this is locked behind the paid tier. So I obliged and accepted their payment terms, after which point the app DROPPED my current session that I had just recoded and DID NOT SAVE IT. This means the app lost all of my important measurement data because of the developers greed. 1/10 don't waste your time with these clowns
Confused by pricing
by RC454 on 2018/04/12 12:46
Been trying out this app and so am positively impressed so decided to purchase so as to stop Ads. But none of the 5 pricing options explains whether or not the purchase will really stop advertising (in-app purchase offers). It’s not really clear to me what I’d be paying for if I did a purchase...
Way too expensive for what it does
by Thi-cot on 2020/05/24 15:54
There are games out there way less expensive than this app which in no way is a professional dbmeter . I tried to record a video of the noise my neighbor was doing during a pool party and all I have is a mute video with the db measurement overlay, quite useless. You cannot even use it for a complaint as an iphone is not considered a dbmeter, so why is it so expensive?
Love it
by uariet on 2018/12/15 08:20
Gives examples of the current noise level such a “normal conversation “ or “heavy traffic” and it is accurate with it. I always get what i am doing as noise level( traffic when i am driving, conv when i am talking etc).
Not pro.
by Doug278 on 2019/04/22 18:35
I paid to enable pro features but nothing’s changed. It took over a week for the pro features to be activated and I’ve alrighty had to commit the subscription. I can’t tell what the difference is between this app and the other dB meter app. But this one seems less “pro” than the other one by the same author. And now I just got some random $3 charge for this app again so I can’t ignore it anymore and I don’t have a clue what I just got charged for. Ugh.
Careful about auto-purchase-besides this seems to be a good app
by adshred on 2017/10/15 14:20
Automatically purchased the full version after being hit with a pop up during use of the APP. While the app seems good, it’s very frustrating to feel like you’re getting pulled into a purchase. I had to go through Apple store to get a refund, a real pain.
Good App.
by Mike K. Giroux on 2017/12/12 14:00
This app works great , no hassle no issues , I used it to compare the motor noise of a heater before and after a repair , it was great to see the difference , it's a tool app and a fun app , could also be a good save your ears app if your not sure about the ambient noise at your workplace.
Works great
by Darkangl52771 on 2018/01/16 23:22
Easy to use user interface with two modes resembling digital and analog clocks. Good for basic use. A minor complaint is there is an annoying 45 second limit to how long you can run the decibel test before an ad pops up suggesting you purchase the dB Meter Pro app and it resets the test.
Great for Protecting Your Ears From Loud Sounds!
by Pro Smurf Guy on 2017/09/16 13:53
I always use this app to make sure the TV isn't too loud or music. Unfortunately, I developed hearing loss and tinnitus from loud music. Now I always check the sound decibels to make sure my music is at a safe hearing level.
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