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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.
Privacy intrusion
by Ddyfdihgfdopoijjhghhggg on 2021/02/25 06:38
Why does the app need to access my private data to measure how loud something is?
Convenient for my ears
by Mike10595 on 2021/02/19 00:05
The app gives me good perspective on the volume of the music playing.
DB Meter
by N McSwain on 2021/02/17 17:04
Awesome product.
db Meter
by #1 Gunny on 2021/02/17 17:01
This app works better than advertised. I use this regularly throughout the week to determine sound levels for required hearing protection requirements!!!
Awesome App! Comes in Handy!
by Josh Vegas on 2021/02/14 23:24
I love using this app when I DJ! Recommend for any musician!
Bait and switch
by Main Macbook at work on 2021/02/14 18:26
'Looks like a free app. But, if you take the time to download it, you are wasting your time. You must sign up for a free trial to even try it. Of course, when the free trial ends you will get charged.
Warning
by godasmywitness on 2021/02/11 01:58
This app collects your data and tells you so forces you to agree to this too use it. The app also runs in the background 27/7 collecting audio so any conversation you have can be recorded and they can hear it I know because it told me your noise level is too high even if the app isn’t on how this app is still in the store and allowed too do this I don’t know
Talk about shocked!
by The Duke of New York. on 2021/02/10 11:20
I’m 50. I’ve been heavily into car audio since my first install in my first car, 1985. I was hooked. My love for loud music goes back at least to the age of 3 which is pretty much when started to remember and retain vividly. Through my life I’ve had some pretty impressive and excessively loud systems . All of which I’d play for hours on end, time and time again. Home, car and on ear. I’ve also been to at least 200 concerts and counting. My spring car SQL install consists of 17 speakers and 5 competition amplifiers. With an average ohm impedance of 4 I’ll be conservatively pushing 9,000-10,000 watts RMS and pulling well over 1000 amps of current. This rant is to just paint a picture. My point is that I did my first ear test with this app and it says I have 100% hearing in both ears. Normally I’d be very skeptical but with the earphones I have and the advent of today’s technology, I’m pretty sure this is accurate. I’m blown away. I’ve always felt I had excellent hearing but in all honesty, I’m so surprised that I have any hearing at all. I’ve put my ears through some seriously questionable DB levels throughout my years. This is a great app. I can’t wait to try it out as my RTA for my install and even more important, I can show my girlfriend the results and tell her that she’s the one not talking loud enough. I’m not deaf and it’s very annoying at times, lol.
Decibels (DB)
by Smack787 on 2021/02/08 02:45
Great App 2021
Auto renew without permission
by Mjinfla on 2021/02/07 12:54
Title says all
Works great
by Brody ellis on 2021/02/04 17:49
Awesome . Works great
This works.
by Championsound212 on 2021/02/02 18:38
Accurate in pro mode
Great for HVAC Engineers
by R_Z_ on 2021/01/30 23:40
This app shows Noise Criterion (NC) rating without needing to manually chart DB levels. Developer super responsive.
Great app
by Innovators DNA on 2021/01/29 15:47
Easy to use great information
Wow
by Catalina Eddy on 2021/01/26 03:53
Love this app because I hate noise
Great app
by tommy1268 on 2021/01/24 13:51
Use it in Hvac service work. Great foe safety and diagnosing service issues. Noise is real bad for customers and you can wip this app out and look!!!!
How to take care of our hearing
by motamed34 on 2021/01/24 09:17
Being exposed to high noise constantly can be really harmful. Be it loud music, traffic,fire arms,a faulty exhaust and etc To have an app that shows the intensity of noise that we are exposed to is really handy.
Immersive and complete
by drty69 on 2021/01/23 15:35
So many great features, even with free version
Great App
by Picksalot on 2021/01/20 16:03
Great app
Great App
by John Coctoastin on 2021/01/19 01:19
Great app for testing stereo volume.
DB meter
by davsurf711 on 2021/01/19 00:18
Good
Gotta pay to play
by caskott on 2021/01/18 06:57
Appears as a free app, but to use it, it prompted me to a 3 day free trial and $7.99 a month if I liked it. I just wanted an app that would let me know if I have a loud household..... deleting app following this review
Jay10777
by Jay10777 on 2021/01/17 17:46
Fantastic meter
App needs patience!
by Colorado 53 on 2021/01/17 14:08
App once the rating too soon – I just installed it 30 seconds ago. Give me a few minutes to try it out.
Subscription to use?!?
by meljobin on 2021/01/16 19:14
Not going to pay $8 a month subscription for this.
It works
by Soulcrushrez on 2021/01/16 14:11
It’s accurate
Works great
by Ozzie03 on 2021/01/15 22:15
Just downloaded and it works great.
DJ sound
by Rod thebwizzatd on 2021/01/15 03:20
I use this app when playing out doors to comply with City Noise ordinance walking away to distance to measure the dB levels
Miss advertised
by Gramkrakker on 2021/01/15 01:52
Should show in app purchases
Amazing App But I Miss an Old Feature
by AcousticNaturr on 2021/01/13 23:02
This app is simply incredible. Being able to film and take photos with the sound dB overlay is so cool and useful for documentation. To make it better, please consider changing the noise level titles. It used to list comparison sounds to the level of loudness recorded like whisper, conversation, traffic, etc. but now it only shows as either safe or loud.
Best DB meter
by Sure Shot Stevie on 2021/01/13 19:24
Excellent app. So easy to use. Love it.
Cool app
by cocsukk on 2021/01/13 15:34
I can leave this on the desk and give the average and highest reading to the teacher I sub for. Plus late night noise complaints where ordinance sites dB. Of course, safe noise levels for hearing protection.
Best Free DB App
by %Austreberto1 on 2021/01/12 12:42
Easy to use.
Great safety tool
by Yoyojojota on 2021/01/11 15:31
Sound is something many of us take for granted , we are born with it and use it daily. That being said protecting the ability should be up there with protection of the eyes hands and lungs. This I feel strongly should be on every construction site , our young construction workers shouldn’t have to learn the hard way of hearing protection when it’s to late.
Amazing App
by jyang6 on 2021/01/08 01:51
The overlay feature was very helpful for the purpose of what I need to present as nuisance disturbances in legal proceedings.
Perfect
by BigBerner1971 on 2021/01/04 20:28
This is exactly what I was looking for... nice interface/graphics.
Great app
by usingmystudentloanswell on 2021/01/03 09:35
I used this to make sure my music listening levels in my office are safe, and also to help get my speakers set up.
Thanks
by Listener1234567 on 2021/01/03 07:08
Thanks
Awesome app
by SlamShamoun on 2021/01/02 22:45
Gets the job done.
DB Meeter
by Rich 121120 on 2021/01/01 02:43
Compared App accuracy with dedicated meter and they matched very closely. Close enough to use for demonstrate noise compliance with AHJs for city regulators.
Best dB meter App out there.
by Retired Navy Officer on 2020/12/31 23:02
Brilliant, professional, and intuitive design. Exceptional product. Bravo Zulu.
Urgent!
by salty marshmallow on 2020/12/31 03:54
I’ve been trying to contact you about your automobile warranty.
Really good and easy
by Arukio on 2020/12/29 21:36
Great app, simple and does its job
Helps hearing impaired
by lised2058 on 2020/12/29 18:25
Is it too loud? dbMeter let’s you know the level of the sound.
From Timothy ,
by Larrivee Master on 2020/12/28 22:49
Garbage disposal is the same sound as the Air hockey game.
Awesome
by cra cra cab on 2020/12/26 09:21
Good game
great and useful app!
by whitfam2.0 on 2020/12/21 04:44
im using this app for a sound science fair project and it is working great!
Great app
by hudojni4kata on 2020/12/19 06:10
Glad to have found a decent free app with many features.
Forced feedback and rating with free model
by fgenius on 2020/12/18 18:48
Not cool. It pretty much negates all the goodwill you make with a good app. Subscription is too expensive as well.
So helpful in any situation.
by 18milerun on 2020/12/18 12:41
I’ve used this app everywhere to assess my situation. Simple and informative!
Works great
by wtgip on 2020/12/17 17:22
Works as expected
Yeah
by Mcdj inc on 2020/12/15 01:01
Yeah
Awesome
by bigcountry13445 on 2020/12/13 18:16
This app works great for audio at church
Good app
by Carterbrabra on 2020/12/13 10:34
Awesome to see and know DB!!
Great meter
by Rafael Capone on 2020/12/12 00:40
Nice detailed and easy to use. Just open and it gives me my numbers
Top of the Line
by mkaczur on 2020/12/11 17:26
You don’t need to waste your time looking for the top of the line you found it here. Thanks
great app, useful and low amount of ads
by DanielKleinos on 2020/12/11 14:44
so glad to see no visible bar ads, and mich wider functionality vs other apps
seems to work
by Don't update99 on 2020/12/09 22:40
output made sense to me
Great App
by RJC1997 on 2020/12/09 06:18
I just opened up an outdoor gym facility in a parking structure under an apartment building and got several noise complaints from the tenants. I decided to download the app to see just how much noise was coming from the gym and we found out that the noise was well below the safe level and the complaints were unwarranted.
Awesome
by deckie69 on 2020/12/08 22:35
Works great use it every day.
Cool app
by BATTARDUDE on 2020/12/04 20:25
Try to figure it all out now. But seems very good
Works Great.
by floridamn on 2020/12/04 17:59
No nonsense home screen. No blocking ads. Just works every time.
Amazing for movies so nobody complains it’s too loud ! Love this app
by Jayunit100 on 2020/12/04 14:28
Amazing app works perfectly and is very fast and responsive
Love this app
by My Wiggle Buttz on 2020/12/04 07:00
Love this app
Great and Easy to use!
by ohbigone on 2020/12/02 23:31
The app is very easy to use and detail oriented!
Yes
by see it s f on 2020/12/02 21:59
Nope
Decibel meter works great
by CHS2002 on 2020/12/01 15:35
Works well for what I need.
Wow!
by Cannodamus on 2020/11/30 16:53
I have insane hearing and this confirmed it checking ambient sounds.
Perfect quick reading
by Jimmy$howtime on 2020/11/29 13:12
Super fast and accurate reading
Very useful
by Q10rv on 2020/11/29 11:42
Great app to measure sound loudness. Very easy to use.
Great
by reza piri on 2020/11/28 12:25
It works very well
Epic app
by the soggy slobster on 2020/11/28 04:23
I literally got the world record for loudest burp just now on here
Good so far
by callius1 on 2020/11/27 22:14
Home use
Awesome
by Peter Cranstone on 2020/11/27 17:06
Two thumbs up. 👍👍
A must
by alv5246 on 2020/11/27 03:36
Always use it in my small wood working shop.Have a air compressor,shop vac,bandsaw,6inch by 48 inch belt sander,numerous hand and orbital sanders,Routers,so the meter is very handy.
Opinion
by Radman8754 on 2020/11/24 20:30
Works very well as compared to high end devices.Very accurate when tested against these units.
Thanks for updates!!
by insainlewey on 2020/11/24 03:37
⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
Free version is great
by nachosifter on 2020/11/23 00:39
Kudos to the developer for a quality app. This is the best decibel meter app I’ve tried, and I appreciate how non-intrusive the app is considering that I’m using the free version and have no plans to add another subscription at this time.
Baby Sleep DB levels
by Happiest Father on the Block on 2020/11/23 00:33
I use this app to make sure my son’s sound machine is at a safe level for his ears. This app is perfect for what I need.
Great
by tullibald on 2020/11/21 12:07
Good to have
Can you get sued for this?
by KIMMYO3 on 2020/11/19 05:44
How come the hearing test option i snot available anymore? I am on the free version. But shouldn’t the hearing test at least be free. I mean. That’s a health care necessity. That’s not right. You shouldn’t have to pay just to get a hearing test. It should be free. Especially, if you just want to know if you have good hearing or not. Last month I had the option to test my hearing. Now I can’t. I was always on the free version so there’s no excuse as to why the “hearing test” is not available now. You’re lame developers. Super lame.
dB Meter
by Lewbah on 2020/11/18 22:56
Works great!
Great app
by jimsunnyaz on 2020/11/18 11:40
Works flawlessly. Very nice.
Good and Free!
by M3Reverie on 2020/11/17 23:10
Exactly what I needed!
Not really a “free” app
by HeatherMSW on 2020/11/16 15:00
You are allowed to save only two recordings before you are suddenly informed that to save more you must pay. Works very well, but I feel a bit deceived.
PappyMitchell
by mitch.mjfc on 2020/11/16 02:18
Love to check volume of tinnitus.
Awesome app!
by Ol'Ruby Girl on 2020/11/16 00:32
I love this thing. Only recommendation would be to make it show down to 10hz or just 0hz I think that would look nicer. Thanks for making this!!!!
بسیار عالی
by Hamidreza.Dorostkar on 2020/11/15 22:43
برنامه خوبی هستش و بسیار کارآمد جهت اندازه گیری نویزها و صداهای محیط
Good
by starbeef0 on 2020/11/15 04:16
Works well.
Efficient
by GAB ZURDO on 2020/11/12 11:20
Efficient with a clean interface
Bring the features back!
by zackski67 on 2020/11/11 06:56
I’ve had this app for about a year now, and I love it. It’s responsive, has great controls, and is everything I want a free decibel app to be. Over the past month or so, the app updated and now shows annoying bars instead of an accurate graph of frequencies. I used to love using my voice or a tone generator to see spikes rise or fall, but now I see about 10 annoying bars that don't show a full spectrum of frequencies on a graph. Bring it back!!
super useful for cinema theater volume ctlr
by Daniel whatever nickname on 2020/11/08 22:34
this is a great app to make sure volume is not uno loud
Good stuff
by Sound Guy 2 on 2020/11/06 00:17
Works great
Great app
by Trucker GeoNoll on 2020/11/04 13:04
Works just like it should
Flight instructor
by Proflitepilots.com on 2020/11/02 21:50
Really cool app for all sorts of environments. From gun shot noise to ambient noise levels in cars and aircraft. Excellent👍
Superbe app
by joel97160 on 2020/11/02 00:25
Très bonne application
Love this ap.
by jimmy131965 on 2020/11/01 21:31
Love this ap. Super ez to use and it looks great
This app works wonderfully!
by ThisIsMe1961 on 2020/11/01 02:06
It does exactly what you expect with s very simple GUI
dB meter seems easy to use
by Short tailed cat on 2020/10/30 01:29
Needs some level of instruction for use. Got a quick response to my request for written instructions. Thank you
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!
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.
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.
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.
Can you get sued for this?
by KIMMYO3 on 2020/11/19 05:44
How come the hearing test option i snot available anymore? I am on the free version. But shouldn’t the hearing test at least be free. I mean. That’s a health care necessity. That’s not right. You shouldn’t have to pay just to get a hearing test. It should be free. Especially, if you just want to know if you have good hearing or not. Last month I had the option to test my hearing. Now I can’t. I was always on the free version so there’s no excuse as to why the “hearing test” is not available now. You’re lame developers. Super lame.
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.
Bring the features back!
by zackski67 on 2020/11/11 06:56
I’ve had this app for about a year now, and I love it. It’s responsive, has great controls, and is everything I want a free decibel app to be. Over the past month or so, the app updated and now shows annoying bars instead of an accurate graph of frequencies. I used to love using my voice or a tone generator to see spikes rise or fall, but now I see about 10 annoying bars that don't show a full spectrum of frequencies on a graph. Bring it back!!
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.
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
Great safety tool
by Yoyojojota on 2021/01/11 15:31
Sound is something many of us take for granted , we are born with it and use it daily. That being said protecting the ability should be up there with protection of the eyes hands and lungs. This I feel strongly should be on every construction site , our young construction workers shouldn’t have to learn the hard way of hearing protection when it’s to late.
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!
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
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.
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.
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?
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!
Amazing App But I Miss an Old Feature
by AcousticNaturr on 2021/01/13 23:02
This app is simply incredible. Being able to film and take photos with the sound dB overlay is so cool and useful for documentation. To make it better, please consider changing the noise level titles. It used to list comparison sounds to the level of loudness recorded like whisper, conversation, traffic, etc. but now it only shows as either safe or loud.
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!
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.
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.
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.
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 .
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.
Free version is great
by nachosifter on 2020/11/23 00:39
Kudos to the developer for a quality app. This is the best decibel meter app I’ve tried, and I appreciate how non-intrusive the app is considering that I’m using the free version and have no plans to add another subscription at this time.
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
Great App
by RJC1997 on 2020/12/09 06:18
I just opened up an outdoor gym facility in a parking structure under an apartment building and got several noise complaints from the tenants. I decided to download the app to see just how much noise was coming from the gym and we found out that the noise was well below the safe level and the complaints were unwarranted.
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...
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.
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?
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Decibel : dB sound level meter
Description
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.
Privacy intrusion
by Ddyfdihgfdopoijjhghhggg on 2021/02/25 06:38
Why does the app need to access my private data to measure how loud something is?
Convenient for my ears
by Mike10595 on 2021/02/19 00:05
The app gives me good perspective on the volume of the music playing.
DB Meter
by N McSwain on 2021/02/17 17:04
Awesome product.
db Meter
by #1 Gunny on 2021/02/17 17:01
This app works better than advertised. I use this regularly throughout the week to determine sound levels for required hearing protection requirements!!!
Awesome App! Comes in Handy!
by Josh Vegas on 2021/02/14 23:24
I love using this app when I DJ! Recommend for any musician!
Bait and switch
by Main Macbook at work on 2021/02/14 18:26
'Looks like a free app. But, if you take the time to download it, you are wasting your time. You must sign up for a free trial to even try it. Of course, when the free trial ends you will get charged.
Warning
by godasmywitness on 2021/02/11 01:58
This app collects your data and tells you so forces you to agree to this too use it. The app also runs in the background 27/7 collecting audio so any conversation you have can be recorded and they can hear it I know because it told me your noise level is too high even if the app isn’t on how this app is still in the store and allowed too do this I don’t know
Talk about shocked!
by The Duke of New York. on 2021/02/10 11:20
I’m 50. I’ve been heavily into car audio since my first install in my first car, 1985. I was hooked. My love for loud music goes back at least to the age of 3 which is pretty much when started to remember and retain vividly. Through my life I’ve had some pretty impressive and excessively loud systems . All of which I’d play for hours on end, time and time again. Home, car and on ear. I’ve also been to at least 200 concerts and counting. My spring car SQL install consists of 17 speakers and 5 competition amplifiers. With an average ohm impedance of 4 I’ll be conservatively pushing 9,000-10,000 watts RMS and pulling well over 1000 amps of current. This rant is to just paint a picture. My point is that I did my first ear test with this app and it says I have 100% hearing in both ears. Normally I’d be very skeptical but with the earphones I have and the advent of today’s technology, I’m pretty sure this is accurate. I’m blown away. I’ve always felt I had excellent hearing but in all honesty, I’m so surprised that I have any hearing at all. I’ve put my ears through some seriously questionable DB levels throughout my years. This is a great app. I can’t wait to try it out as my RTA for my install and even more important, I can show my girlfriend the results and tell her that she’s the one not talking loud enough. I’m not deaf and it’s very annoying at times, lol.
Decibels (DB)
by Smack787 on 2021/02/08 02:45
Great App 2021
Auto renew without permission
by Mjinfla on 2021/02/07 12:54
Title says all
Works great
by Brody ellis on 2021/02/04 17:49
Awesome . Works great
This works.
by Championsound212 on 2021/02/02 18:38
Accurate in pro mode
Great for HVAC Engineers
by R_Z_ on 2021/01/30 23:40
This app shows Noise Criterion (NC) rating without needing to manually chart DB levels. Developer super responsive.
Great app
by Innovators DNA on 2021/01/29 15:47
Easy to use great information
Wow
by Catalina Eddy on 2021/01/26 03:53
Love this app because I hate noise
Great app
by tommy1268 on 2021/01/24 13:51
Use it in Hvac service work. Great foe safety and diagnosing service issues. Noise is real bad for customers and you can wip this app out and look!!!!
How to take care of our hearing
by motamed34 on 2021/01/24 09:17
Being exposed to high noise constantly can be really harmful. Be it loud music, traffic,fire arms,a faulty exhaust and etc To have an app that shows the intensity of noise that we are exposed to is really handy.
Immersive and complete
by drty69 on 2021/01/23 15:35
So many great features, even with free version
Great App
by Picksalot on 2021/01/20 16:03
Great app
Great App
by John Coctoastin on 2021/01/19 01:19
Great app for testing stereo volume.
DB meter
by davsurf711 on 2021/01/19 00:18
Good
Gotta pay to play
by caskott on 2021/01/18 06:57
Appears as a free app, but to use it, it prompted me to a 3 day free trial and $7.99 a month if I liked it. I just wanted an app that would let me know if I have a loud household..... deleting app following this review
Jay10777
by Jay10777 on 2021/01/17 17:46
Fantastic meter
App needs patience!
by Colorado 53 on 2021/01/17 14:08
App once the rating too soon – I just installed it 30 seconds ago. Give me a few minutes to try it out.
Subscription to use?!?
by meljobin on 2021/01/16 19:14
Not going to pay $8 a month subscription for this.
It works
by Soulcrushrez on 2021/01/16 14:11
It’s accurate
Works great
by Ozzie03 on 2021/01/15 22:15
Just downloaded and it works great.
DJ sound
by Rod thebwizzatd on 2021/01/15 03:20
I use this app when playing out doors to comply with City Noise ordinance walking away to distance to measure the dB levels
Miss advertised
by Gramkrakker on 2021/01/15 01:52
Should show in app purchases
Amazing App But I Miss an Old Feature
by AcousticNaturr on 2021/01/13 23:02
This app is simply incredible. Being able to film and take photos with the sound dB overlay is so cool and useful for documentation. To make it better, please consider changing the noise level titles. It used to list comparison sounds to the level of loudness recorded like whisper, conversation, traffic, etc. but now it only shows as either safe or loud.
Best DB meter
by Sure Shot Stevie on 2021/01/13 19:24
Excellent app. So easy to use. Love it.
Cool app
by cocsukk on 2021/01/13 15:34
I can leave this on the desk and give the average and highest reading to the teacher I sub for. Plus late night noise complaints where ordinance sites dB. Of course, safe noise levels for hearing protection.
Best Free DB App
by %Austreberto1 on 2021/01/12 12:42
Easy to use.
Great safety tool
by Yoyojojota on 2021/01/11 15:31
Sound is something many of us take for granted , we are born with it and use it daily. That being said protecting the ability should be up there with protection of the eyes hands and lungs. This I feel strongly should be on every construction site , our young construction workers shouldn’t have to learn the hard way of hearing protection when it’s to late.
Amazing App
by jyang6 on 2021/01/08 01:51
The overlay feature was very helpful for the purpose of what I need to present as nuisance disturbances in legal proceedings.
Perfect
by BigBerner1971 on 2021/01/04 20:28
This is exactly what I was looking for... nice interface/graphics.
Great app
by usingmystudentloanswell on 2021/01/03 09:35
I used this to make sure my music listening levels in my office are safe, and also to help get my speakers set up.
Thanks
by Listener1234567 on 2021/01/03 07:08
Thanks
Awesome app
by SlamShamoun on 2021/01/02 22:45
Gets the job done.
DB Meeter
by Rich 121120 on 2021/01/01 02:43
Compared App accuracy with dedicated meter and they matched very closely. Close enough to use for demonstrate noise compliance with AHJs for city regulators.
Best dB meter App out there.
by Retired Navy Officer on 2020/12/31 23:02
Brilliant, professional, and intuitive design. Exceptional product. Bravo Zulu.
Urgent!
by salty marshmallow on 2020/12/31 03:54
I’ve been trying to contact you about your automobile warranty.
Really good and easy
by Arukio on 2020/12/29 21:36
Great app, simple and does its job
Helps hearing impaired
by lised2058 on 2020/12/29 18:25
Is it too loud? dbMeter let’s you know the level of the sound.
From Timothy ,
by Larrivee Master on 2020/12/28 22:49
Garbage disposal is the same sound as the Air hockey game.
Awesome
by cra cra cab on 2020/12/26 09:21
Good game
great and useful app!
by whitfam2.0 on 2020/12/21 04:44
im using this app for a sound science fair project and it is working great!
Great app
by hudojni4kata on 2020/12/19 06:10
Glad to have found a decent free app with many features.
Forced feedback and rating with free model
by fgenius on 2020/12/18 18:48
Not cool. It pretty much negates all the goodwill you make with a good app. Subscription is too expensive as well.
So helpful in any situation.
by 18milerun on 2020/12/18 12:41
I’ve used this app everywhere to assess my situation. Simple and informative!
Works great
by wtgip on 2020/12/17 17:22
Works as expected
Yeah
by Mcdj inc on 2020/12/15 01:01
Yeah
Awesome
by bigcountry13445 on 2020/12/13 18:16
This app works great for audio at church
Good app
by Carterbrabra on 2020/12/13 10:34
Awesome to see and know DB!!
Great meter
by Rafael Capone on 2020/12/12 00:40
Nice detailed and easy to use. Just open and it gives me my numbers
Top of the Line
by mkaczur on 2020/12/11 17:26
You don’t need to waste your time looking for the top of the line you found it here. Thanks
great app, useful and low amount of ads
by DanielKleinos on 2020/12/11 14:44
so glad to see no visible bar ads, and mich wider functionality vs other apps
seems to work
by Don't update99 on 2020/12/09 22:40
output made sense to me
Great App
by RJC1997 on 2020/12/09 06:18
I just opened up an outdoor gym facility in a parking structure under an apartment building and got several noise complaints from the tenants. I decided to download the app to see just how much noise was coming from the gym and we found out that the noise was well below the safe level and the complaints were unwarranted.
Awesome
by deckie69 on 2020/12/08 22:35
Works great use it every day.
Cool app
by BATTARDUDE on 2020/12/04 20:25
Try to figure it all out now. But seems very good
Works Great.
by floridamn on 2020/12/04 17:59
No nonsense home screen. No blocking ads. Just works every time.
Amazing for movies so nobody complains it’s too loud ! Love this app
by Jayunit100 on 2020/12/04 14:28
Amazing app works perfectly and is very fast and responsive
Love this app
by My Wiggle Buttz on 2020/12/04 07:00
Love this app
Great and Easy to use!
by ohbigone on 2020/12/02 23:31
The app is very easy to use and detail oriented!
Yes
by see it s f on 2020/12/02 21:59
Nope
Decibel meter works great
by CHS2002 on 2020/12/01 15:35
Works well for what I need.
Wow!
by Cannodamus on 2020/11/30 16:53
I have insane hearing and this confirmed it checking ambient sounds.
Perfect quick reading
by Jimmy$howtime on 2020/11/29 13:12
Super fast and accurate reading
Very useful
by Q10rv on 2020/11/29 11:42
Great app to measure sound loudness. Very easy to use.
Great
by reza piri on 2020/11/28 12:25
It works very well
Epic app
by the soggy slobster on 2020/11/28 04:23
I literally got the world record for loudest burp just now on here
Good so far
by callius1 on 2020/11/27 22:14
Home use
Awesome
by Peter Cranstone on 2020/11/27 17:06
Two thumbs up. 👍👍
A must
by alv5246 on 2020/11/27 03:36
Always use it in my small wood working shop.Have a air compressor,shop vac,bandsaw,6inch by 48 inch belt sander,numerous hand and orbital sanders,Routers,so the meter is very handy.
Opinion
by Radman8754 on 2020/11/24 20:30
Works very well as compared to high end devices.Very accurate when tested against these units.
Thanks for updates!!
by insainlewey on 2020/11/24 03:37
⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
Free version is great
by nachosifter on 2020/11/23 00:39
Kudos to the developer for a quality app. This is the best decibel meter app I’ve tried, and I appreciate how non-intrusive the app is considering that I’m using the free version and have no plans to add another subscription at this time.
Baby Sleep DB levels
by Happiest Father on the Block on 2020/11/23 00:33
I use this app to make sure my son’s sound machine is at a safe level for his ears. This app is perfect for what I need.
Great
by tullibald on 2020/11/21 12:07
Good to have
Can you get sued for this?
by KIMMYO3 on 2020/11/19 05:44
How come the hearing test option i snot available anymore? I am on the free version. But shouldn’t the hearing test at least be free. I mean. That’s a health care necessity. That’s not right. You shouldn’t have to pay just to get a hearing test. It should be free. Especially, if you just want to know if you have good hearing or not. Last month I had the option to test my hearing. Now I can’t. I was always on the free version so there’s no excuse as to why the “hearing test” is not available now. You’re lame developers. Super lame.
dB Meter
by Lewbah on 2020/11/18 22:56
Works great!
Great app
by jimsunnyaz on 2020/11/18 11:40
Works flawlessly. Very nice.
Good and Free!
by M3Reverie on 2020/11/17 23:10
Exactly what I needed!
Not really a “free” app
by HeatherMSW on 2020/11/16 15:00
You are allowed to save only two recordings before you are suddenly informed that to save more you must pay. Works very well, but I feel a bit deceived.
PappyMitchell
by mitch.mjfc on 2020/11/16 02:18
Love to check volume of tinnitus.
Awesome app!
by Ol'Ruby Girl on 2020/11/16 00:32
I love this thing. Only recommendation would be to make it show down to 10hz or just 0hz I think that would look nicer. Thanks for making this!!!!
بسیار عالی
by Hamidreza.Dorostkar on 2020/11/15 22:43
برنامه خوبی هستش و بسیار کارآمد جهت اندازه گیری نویزها و صداهای محیط
Good
by starbeef0 on 2020/11/15 04:16
Works well.
Efficient
by GAB ZURDO on 2020/11/12 11:20
Efficient with a clean interface
Bring the features back!
by zackski67 on 2020/11/11 06:56
I’ve had this app for about a year now, and I love it. It’s responsive, has great controls, and is everything I want a free decibel app to be. Over the past month or so, the app updated and now shows annoying bars instead of an accurate graph of frequencies. I used to love using my voice or a tone generator to see spikes rise or fall, but now I see about 10 annoying bars that don't show a full spectrum of frequencies on a graph. Bring it back!!
super useful for cinema theater volume ctlr
by Daniel whatever nickname on 2020/11/08 22:34
this is a great app to make sure volume is not uno loud
Good stuff
by Sound Guy 2 on 2020/11/06 00:17
Works great
Great app
by Trucker GeoNoll on 2020/11/04 13:04
Works just like it should
Flight instructor
by Proflitepilots.com on 2020/11/02 21:50
Really cool app for all sorts of environments. From gun shot noise to ambient noise levels in cars and aircraft. Excellent👍
Superbe app
by joel97160 on 2020/11/02 00:25
Très bonne application
Love this ap.
by jimmy131965 on 2020/11/01 21:31
Love this ap. Super ez to use and it looks great
This app works wonderfully!
by ThisIsMe1961 on 2020/11/01 02:06
It does exactly what you expect with s very simple GUI
dB meter seems easy to use
by Short tailed cat on 2020/10/30 01:29
Needs some level of instruction for use. Got a quick response to my request for written instructions. Thank you
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!
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.
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.
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.
Can you get sued for this?
by KIMMYO3 on 2020/11/19 05:44
How come the hearing test option i snot available anymore? I am on the free version. But shouldn’t the hearing test at least be free. I mean. That’s a health care necessity. That’s not right. You shouldn’t have to pay just to get a hearing test. It should be free. Especially, if you just want to know if you have good hearing or not. Last month I had the option to test my hearing. Now I can’t. I was always on the free version so there’s no excuse as to why the “hearing test” is not available now. You’re lame developers. Super lame.
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.
Bring the features back!
by zackski67 on 2020/11/11 06:56
I’ve had this app for about a year now, and I love it. It’s responsive, has great controls, and is everything I want a free decibel app to be. Over the past month or so, the app updated and now shows annoying bars instead of an accurate graph of frequencies. I used to love using my voice or a tone generator to see spikes rise or fall, but now I see about 10 annoying bars that don't show a full spectrum of frequencies on a graph. Bring it back!!
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.
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
Great safety tool
by Yoyojojota on 2021/01/11 15:31
Sound is something many of us take for granted , we are born with it and use it daily. That being said protecting the ability should be up there with protection of the eyes hands and lungs. This I feel strongly should be on every construction site , our young construction workers shouldn’t have to learn the hard way of hearing protection when it’s to late.
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!
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
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.
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.
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?
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!
Amazing App But I Miss an Old Feature
by AcousticNaturr on 2021/01/13 23:02
This app is simply incredible. Being able to film and take photos with the sound dB overlay is so cool and useful for documentation. To make it better, please consider changing the noise level titles. It used to list comparison sounds to the level of loudness recorded like whisper, conversation, traffic, etc. but now it only shows as either safe or loud.
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!
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.
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.
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.
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 .
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.
Free version is great
by nachosifter on 2020/11/23 00:39
Kudos to the developer for a quality app. This is the best decibel meter app I’ve tried, and I appreciate how non-intrusive the app is considering that I’m using the free version and have no plans to add another subscription at this time.
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
Great App
by RJC1997 on 2020/12/09 06:18
I just opened up an outdoor gym facility in a parking structure under an apartment building and got several noise complaints from the tenants. I decided to download the app to see just how much noise was coming from the gym and we found out that the noise was well below the safe level and the complaints were unwarranted.
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...
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.
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?
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