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"decibel x" is one of very few noise meter apps on the market that has highly reliable, pre-calibrated measurements and supports dBA, dBC. It turns your iOS device into a professional sound level meter, precisely measures the sound pressure level (SPL) all around you. This extremely useful and beautiful tool will not only be a great tool for many uses but also bring you a lot of fun. Have you wondered how quiet is your room or how loud is a rock concert or sport event? "decibel x" will help you answer all of those. WHAT MAKE IT GREAT AND STAND OUT FROM OTHER APPS: - Trusted accuracy: the app is tested and pre calibrated for all Apple devices. The precision is matching with real SPL devices - Apple Watch support: see noise level right from your wrist - Health App integration: export noise levels directly into Health app. - Frequency weighting filters: ITU-R 468, A, B, C, Z - Powerful, smart history data management: + Recording data can be saved into a list of history records for future access and analysis + Each record can be exported as hi-res PNG graph or CSV text via sharing services + iCloud support which synchronize all history records across your Apple devices + Fullscreen mode to give overview the whole history of an record - Dosimeter with NIOSH, OSHA standards - FFT and BAR graphs to display real time FFT. Those are very useful for frequency analysis and musical tests. Real time predominant frequency is also displayed. - WAVE graph with 2 display modes: Rolling & Buffer - InstaDecibel to capture your dB report overlaid on photos and easily shared via popular social networks (Facebook, Instagram, Messages, etc.). - Support both Portrait and Landscape layouts - Beautiful, intuitive and carefully crafted UI design - Optimized for iOS 11 OTHER GREAT FEATURES: - Standard time weightings (Response Time): SLOW (500 milliseconds) and FAST (200 milliseconds) - Trimming calibration from -15 dB to 15 dB - Standard measurement range from 30 dBA up to 130 dBA - HISTO graph for plotted history of the recorded values - Real time scale level chart - Display Current, Average/Leq, and Max values with both nice and clear digital and analog layouts - Quick reference text to help you compare with real-life examples - "Keep Device Stay Awake" option for long duration recording - Reset and clear current recording at any time - Tap on Max value to reset at any time - Pause/Resume the tool at any time NOTES: - Please do not expect a quiet room reading will be 0 dBA. The range 30-130 dBA is the standard usable range and an average quiet room will be about 30 dBA. - Although all devices are pre-calibrated, custom calibration is suggested for serious purposes requiring higher precision and accuracy. You will need a real external device or calibrated sound meter as a reference, then adjust the trimming calibration until the reading matches with the reference. * Choose from different subscription options. Our standard subscription options are: 1-month Subscription 1-year Subscription * Subscription payments will be charged to your iTunes account at confirmation of your purchase and upon commencement of each renewal term. Subscription with a free trial period will automatically renew to a paid subscription. You can cancel your subscription or free trial in the iTunes settings at least 24-hours before the end of the free trial period. The cancellation will take effect the day after the last day of the current subscription period and you will be downgraded to the free service. * Please note: any unused portion of a free trial period (if offered) will be forfeited when you purchase a premium subscription during the free trial period. * Privacy Policy: http://www.skypaw.com/decibelx/privacy_policy.html * EULA: http://www.skypaw.com/decibelx/terms.html
Annoying
by nakivad on 2021/05/14 19:16
The free version spends so much time spamming you with ads and pay walls, there’s no way to use the app’s features long enough to determine if you’d find the upgrade worth paying for. Annoying.
Best
by Cliffton Floyd Mayweather on 2021/05/14 00:32
The best for a reason. The devs listen.
BEST IN ITS CLASS!
by EXTRA-ECCLESIAM-NULLA-SALUS on 2021/05/13 19:14
Does what it says and more. Plus, there is no price gouging in all the years I have had it. Meaning = the developer has high ethics and understands customer service. This is a MUST HAVE app.
Not actually free
by MsBorgia on 2021/05/10 20:41
This is actually a 3-day free trial, after which they charge monthly.
When it works
by TJ Jeffry on 2021/05/10 19:37
I like this app, but the new advertising scheme freezes the app. Restarting brings the same ad, which makes this completely useless. Please bring back the old advertising so I can use this app again!
Great App
by Djxndjfjdjv on 2021/05/09 22:30
Very easy to use and accurate
Always freezes
by shhsjska on 2021/05/09 15:37
App always will lock up and freeze . Makes this app pretty much worthless when trying to analyze sound
Once lovely
by AntiSith on 2021/05/09 15:36
Once simple and useful this app has grown unpleasant with its burden of bells and whistles. It does work though.
Ads are terribly placed
by deadpieface on 2021/05/07 11:35
Very annoying and hard to find it of any use.
Ads everywhere now
by OneBloom Photography on 2021/05/06 17:21
Hope you like annoying video ads that glitch out and are impossible to skip. I uninstalled. Quickest way to get people to leave an app, add un-skippable advertising and annoying ad overlays.
Learn from these guys!!!$$$
by PoochBowen on 2021/05/05 13:50
learn from these guy!!! use the subscription model!!! if you make a calculator, charge by how large the calculated result is! if you make a calendar, charge by the number of times any given day is looked at. if you make a wrench, charge by how many times it touches a bolt head. as of 5/5/21 this costs: 1.99 a week; 4.99/month; 29.99 a year. ha ha ha ha. no thanks. a subscription model for a utility is ridiculous. based on that thinking, i should get a dollar every time this review is read.
Payment REQUIRED!
by mayflowerlce on 2021/05/04 02:02
I feel cheated before I’ve even used the app. Now to cancel and delete...
Who knew
by ka6per on 2021/04/29 19:02
Some places are too loud, not good for thinking or talking. This app tells you you are not over sensitive. Protect your ears and your brain. Healthy environment.
Needs alert that flashes and makes sounds when goes over a certain decibel level you set it at.
by Brooksypoo on 2021/04/28 22:25
Should have alert, that you can set at desired decibel level. Otherwise it’s great.
What did I pay for?
by PKleon on 2021/04/28 19:21
I paid for the app and now it freezes up and I have tons of ads. I can’t get a hold of anyone.
It Works
by patricknss on 2021/04/26 19:45
Great program to acquire db levels
Loads external pages for ads
by ta240 on 2021/04/25 15:02
I’m used to apps that have ads but this automatically loads external pages for ads. I used it for all of 20 seconds and it launched 2 different external apps and went to three ad pages
Trash
by Edith gfrfvhgvv on 2021/04/25 11:23
Says it’s free to try but does nothing without credit card. Don’t waste your time
Requires Purchase To Use
by Dasmithman:) on 2021/04/24 19:33
App now requires an in-app purchase to be used at all. Didn’t used to be this way and I plan on deleting the app due to this.
Requires automatic payments to be activated in order to use for free
by rekit on 2021/04/21 21:26
See title
Photo App Unremovable Watermark
by Jay Corey on 2021/04/20 12:56
Why would you make a watermark unremovable after paying for the app. This is heavy handed. If I’m paying a premium for an app, I should have the choice to advertise it or not.
EQ
by Hopeis11 on 2021/04/19 21:51
Great app, I use it in a pinch. It’s pretty accurate for an I-pad app. Great job for all around. Gary
Charges You by The Day to USE!
by Bchbuumm on 2021/04/18 17:09
Are you serious? I know you don’t make what you deserve for making apps! But your pricing plan is ridiculous. Charge me as much as $9.99 one time charge, but a 1.99 a day? Or buy it for $39.99. That is highway robbery! Just because you are being robbed by Apple! Don’t rob us!
Freezes randomly
by Guest #38592810381938492930 on 2021/04/17 20:40
I use it for a little bit, but it then stops reading the noise level.
Cost
by Erchphs on 2021/04/15 19:59
Said it was free then said it would charge 4.99 per month and there is no way to change it. Junk and should be removed from store.
It has everything you would want and more!
by Optimist57 on 2021/04/15 03:27
I have only had this app for less than a day and I really like it. It has many features like recording an average or keeping a list of recordings that even purpose built noise meter devices often lack. I’d rate it six stars if I could.
Great app
by Wet Wes on 2021/04/09 21:53
Great app. Worth every penny!
Works and free
by GregoryGuy on 2021/04/09 03:40
:DD
Great but disconnected
by Joel Norvell on 2021/04/07 04:20
I can’t help but give Decibel X a five star rating. But the truth is it’s a dead end. There is zero documentation for the software (except for the hints provided on screen which are helpful but insufficient). The support tab doesn’t load anything, and there is no connection with any community of users to enable people to develop skills in acoustics using the software. Sadly, it is also impossible to contact the developers. Fortunately, there is a great alternative which has none of these limitations. So I’m switching over to it now.
Pleaseeeee take limit
by OmidEm on 2021/04/06 13:59
Please take a limit of application due to I cannot buy a full version because of I’m from Iran and it is clear for everyone that we have a lot of problem
Horrible app one star if I could get it zero I would
by Great for new Parents on 2021/04/02 17:00
Doesn’t even let you check out what the program does what the dB are how loud it is before you have to buy it for 4.99 a month as pathetic
Far too many ads
by Krystyna G on 2021/04/02 11:24
This used to be a great app but now frequent, annoying ads pop up all the time. Really interferes with the user experience.
Requires a sneaky time bomb subscription to trial.
by turboslug24 on 2021/04/02 00:05
Dishonest billing practices. No actual free version to test.
Seriously
by Isthisstupidnametaken on 2021/03/28 14:11
Just sell the stupid app. You really need a subscription? Stupid.
Didn’t lead the cops to implant man
by super $nitch on 2021/03/27 23:24
Been trying everything to get this guy caught and nothing. Please check my data logs!!!!!!!!! @@@@@@@@@@
Not free
by its106miles on 2021/03/24 13:41
3 day trial
Funny
by Pjmonster8 on 2021/03/23 22:27
Funny
Free version unusable
by AK-Wiz on 2021/03/21 23:04
The free version is now unusable due to full screen ads taking over. March21, 2021; Deleted
Poor iPad performance
by 3MAC3MAC on 2021/03/20 21:46
Basically could not get it to display properly on my iPad
Frustrated
by Mister Mxyzptlk 2020 on 2021/03/15 13:36
No clear way to save data
Works well!
by Ken9624 on 2021/03/10 18:28
Thanks for the free version.
Ads terrible
by TZ9999 on 2021/03/10 14:11
Ad placement make program use very difficult. Pretty much useless now. Goodbye.
NOT FREE AT ALL
by west vic on 2021/03/10 02:42
I hate it when an app says “Free. In App Purchases” so you download it to try it out and then the only way you can “try it” is to agree to a “free trail” and then it charges you $4.99 a month until you cancel!!!! They put it on the consumer to cancel because they know consumers will forget and they will make money off that. Why not just have a “Lite” version for free and then you can buy it after. Why a “monthly fee” for a basic app that you should just pay $9 for and be able to use it as much as you want. 1 star based on principal alone.
Can’t uninstall the app
by Bdhfjdksbxusjx on 2021/03/08 20:21
It keeps reappearing after restarting.
Too many ads
by 12094757ggjk on 2021/03/08 14:42
This app is garbage. Too many ads to make it even remotely useful.
Watch the data
by odogodre on 2021/03/03 22:52
this thing takes a ton of data just to measure sound and seems like it or its server could be hacked to give bad people access to private dara
Very good
by Dawnsdarlin on 2021/02/28 11:06
Very good
No subscription please!
by Tammy hillfiger on 2021/02/27 09:40
Be nice if just straight purchase not subscription. Hate to pay every month pr year for something that I know Im going to used everyday of my life and has no options to purchase it.
Used to be good
by JamieGal on 2021/02/26 05:32
I have used this app and it was fine for the purpose. Then I foolishly updated it to find it had switched to an expensive subscription model and was flooded with ads that make it unusable.
Bait and Switch
by Sean7250 on 2021/02/22 17:43
Immediately accosted to sign up for service. If it’s not free, don’t post it the store as free.
Nice app
by MarkoPuric on 2021/02/21 15:01
Very robust and useful app!
What?
by leonphotog on 2021/02/21 02:12
I wanted to check the decibels in the room to win a bet. Thought I was downloading a FREE app. Even clicked on ‘free’ button, and it set me up for $4 & change on a monthly subscription.
Does not do what it says it does
by Ar 15 freaks on 2021/02/19 14:25
Do not buy it doesn’t fulfill its purpose
I’m not sure why this is downloadable without purchase
by Caleb45 on 2021/02/16 18:53
This wasted my time. It’s a short free trial not an app that should be listed for download without purchase. It’s one thing to offer something with understandable limited features but this isn’t that. It’s a short free trial.
Tools excellent. Pop up ads not
by Dysgryntlyd on 2021/02/15 07:04
Excellent display of spectrum and dB time graphic. Pop ads and ads to upgrade are annoying.
Not worth it
by srm220 on 2021/02/14 15:28
You have to pay to use it
False / misleading price listing
by PaulB206 on 2021/02/10 18:53
Beware this is not a free AP, even though no price is listed. Once you download the AP you will be informed on the monthly subscription and the need to cancel it. This is getting one star because it is not possible to give less.
Too expensive
by Boblounsbury on 2021/02/09 12:25
Pricey, without subscribing the add make it difficult to use. I can subscribe to hulu for a month for about the same this designer wants for a month of this tool
Decent app for first few minutes
by Chupacabraz on 2021/02/09 02:07
After a few minutes it put up some game I couldn’t get out of and wasn’t about to click the install button. I am ok with some ads on a free app but not so intrusive as to take over entire screen with no way out. Uninstalled.
I like the idea but NOT the cost...
by inkstainedwretch ,retd. on 2021/02/07 22:34
Great - a “free” application that could have been written to use the power of an iPhone to do 100% of the job. I’d PAY for a copy - programming on this level, especially with the inherent limits on the use of the phone’s power (it would be best written in assembly language, second best in the non-existent C for Apple Portable Devices - a BAD limitation by the manufacturer designed to FORCE use of datatheft tools (RTFPrivacy policy - you give Google and other 3rd parties + the writer the power to sell just about everything in your phone not to mention your location (even with privacy screening), possibly a foto of your sound system or studio, in theory, partial fingerprints for mashups with other available data files for the single purpose of replacing a $25 sound meter (more or less, depending on your skill set) with an uncalibrated, limited mic, unless you have an expensive Bluetooth/Wi-fi/Ethernet laying around), helping flesh out your permanent record forever. HOW BAD IS IT? Check out the NY Times track of individuals involved in the 1/6/21 attempt on the Capitol - I’ve got no love for these insurrectionists, and anyone posting selfies or video of the crime on a public web page - deserves what they’ve opened THEMSELVES to - as I said, volunteering A/V of their commission of a crime. BUT I don’t understand why anyone has the right to put up for sale my daily commute or trip I take using the in-phone gps, my shopping habits, or combining my audio interest with every other piece of data traceable to my phone, enough to give the datasellers my name, address, family history, driving record, e-mailing history, including conduct, maybe an erotic selfie of me, my so or both taken privately for each other, now sold as porn w/id attached ... THAT’S how bad it is. I’d love to pay $5-$25, depending on features, so I can balance my stereo without buying another piece of equipment or hooking a mic thru an op-amp to ab oscilloscope which has the power to do spectral analysis rather than just total frequency level. If Apple has any interest in keeping data secure and personal, it’ll give away kits to build programs that let me use my hand-held computer and peripherals, and add a slot for a memory card and both phono and easy-to-use jack that converts to at least USB 2. And make/license a phone-size keyboard, oscilloscope-electric meter, even a pocket printer. I’d love to buy a watch that would keep a record on said phone of my pulse/bp/temp/dis.O2 etc... If the data would be mine, and not end up in the hands of, well, anyone with the cash to buy it. HERE’S the perfect point to start restoring phone/pocket PC privacy !
This app is good and saved my sanity
by The Real Vossome on 2021/02/04 00:48
I had a high-pitched ringing noise in my daughters room that was related to some sort of electrical interference, so quiet you could confuse it for tinnitus, and this app was able to not only confirm I wasn’t crazy by clearly showing it as a spike on the audio waveform, but also was sensitive enough that I could pinpoint the location of the cause behind the wall to within a foot. Probably also good for sound engineers 😂
Don’t let free fool you. This is a paid app
by MTGomm on 2021/02/03 22:38
Can’t stand free apps than have 0 free features. This is deceitful and Apple should not allow it. There should be a note that indicates free trial so people like me don’t waste their time downloading it just to delete it.
Previously a 5 drops to 1
by PhillyDude01 on 2021/02/02 20:58
I’d rate it zero stars if I could because it suddenly went to a paid subscription model. I don’t need to subscribe to an app I’ll only use occasionally. Just ordered a hardware decibel meter online. If I’m going to be forced to pay for a decibel meter, I’d rather pay for a contractor grade physical meter that can be calibrated rather than subscribing to an app that may or may not be accurate depending on the phone.
Constant harassment
by Tangle Eye on 2021/02/02 06:22
This app works as far as measuring sound goes. But, the app constantly harasses you to buy a game or upgrade to a ridiculous monthly fee for an occasional user. I got tired of having to watch a game demo every time I reset the maximum sound level so I deleted the app and moved on.
Poorly made in every respect
by idettman on 2021/01/31 22:42
Terrible piece of software avoid like it’s a virus. Poor programming even worse design, pathetic.
Tried to force you into a contract
by Rebelyfe on 2021/01/31 01:16
Scam, idc I don’t want a monthly subscription
Almost unusable
by G4gene on 2021/01/29 19:24
Developer bombards the app with so much advertising that it’s almost unusable.
Super Buggy. Crashes Constantly.
by 10tmf on 2021/01/29 11:51
I was super excited at the prospect of using this app, but unfortunately 99% I try and use the video feature the app just crashes. Once in a blue moon I’ll get lucky enough to both take a recording and save it but it’s such a pain that there’s no way I’ll be continuing past the free trial.
Used to work, now?
by bjones5443 on 2021/01/29 05:26
I’ve always liked this app. Lately I’m looking to use it more. More ads than ever. Prompted me to update, then it worked when it wanted to, and did not work when it didn’t want to. Close to useless if it won’t measure sound level, right?
Awesome!!
by t.j.m.8276 on 2021/01/26 15:18
Awesome!!
Three days free-whoopee
by Mithalwulf on 2021/01/25 14:40
I hate the bait and switch. If it’s a few day trial they should tell you that BEFORE you download it.
Wow. Phenomenal design and functionality
by Psseelman on 2021/01/24 08:09
Downloaded to see if one tv scene was louder than another, was expecting a simple decimal number but holy cow live charts of the frequencies? The design of the app is so functional and perfectly built. Every button and label has a specific purpose and is just beautifully laid out. Love the ability to save data, would it be possible to save a csv of the datasets for each chart?
Subscription??
by TWPhoto25 on 2021/01/20 03:12
I’d pay $5 one time for this app, but $5/MONTH?!?! The developer is out if his f@*^ing mind!! That’s almost as much as Disney+!!
??
by Big moacez on 2021/01/14 08:49
Music stops playing in my headphones when turn app on
Beats my old radio shack sound level meter
by george gaenslen on 2021/01/08 18:46
I like it
Not Free
by atkcd on 2021/01/05 23:14
Says free, then once you install app you get to the BTW this is a 3 day trial and then we start charging you screen. Then since you were looking for a free app you have to go to the setting on phone to cancel but you can’t because subscription doesn’t show up yet. Now I have to hope I remember in 3 days to go cancel otherwise they steal my money.
App is awesome but the ads!
by Kitsov on 2021/01/04 16:07
The ads are so overbearing that I gave up on trying it. 4 Ads and a nag to buy something (literally had to cancel a purchase) just to get into it, and I’ve seen 4 more in the 5 minutes I’ve been (attempting) to use it. It looks like the functionality is great... but I certainly wouldn’t spend money with them if this is how they treat people they are trying get to spend money. I can only imagine it would get worse.
video shuts down prematurely
by jms94012gb on 2021/01/03 20:21
When recording the decibels and activating the video, the video shuts off after about 15 seconds. I can’t get the video to record for the entire duration the decibel meter is analyzing the sound
Free version not working at all
by dan 8675304 on 2021/01/02 05:36
The Free version not working at all so can’t try premium. App needs access to microphone , yet the app hasn’t requested permission so it’s not an option in settings.
Extremely annoying with the advertisements
by Htnjin on 2021/01/01 17:20
Every bottom you push, some sort of advertisement pops up. The more annoying part is that there is not obvious close bottom. They force you to click on the advertisement before you find how to close it.
Only ADs
by KillMeNeko on 2020/12/30 23:04
App opens and doesn’t work. Instead of working, it’s sends several pop ups that can’t be closed without clicking.
Be sure you want this. . .
by BosqueNorte on 2020/12/30 17:42
I’ve been nicked! When you sign up to try this, a couple days later you get a non-refundable $5 charge. I wanted to check this app out and now they have my money. Damned expensive and unethical from my point of view.
A Bait and Switch No Better than Bloatware
by AnalogInterface on 2020/12/28 02:19
I bought the “Data Export” features in November 2017, and bought the “ABC Noise Weighting” and the very clearly labeled “Remove Ads” features in February 2018 as separate in-app purchases. All three purchases amounted to what the pro version offered back then as well. Now, after 3 years of using the app, I can fully state that these paid features are money down the drain as the app developer will not restore the ad-free experience I had for years. I understand the need to make money, but perpetual subscription fees or $40 upfront fee to remove ads AND not restoring my ability to use this app ad-free like I paid for in 2018 makes me recommend ANY other developer than this one. Steer clear.
Won’t use much now since Ad’s were added
by Advert H8R on 2020/12/28 01:38
I’ve had this app for several years & would use it occasionally. But I doubt very seriously that I’ll use it much now because each time when you begin a new listening session or “recording” as they call it, you’re forced to sit thru a 5 sec Ad. & that blows so badly, that it’s very likely that I won’t ever use it again. But prior to that occurring after this last update, circa. late ‘20, I liked using the app fairly well. Now? Not so much.
Thử âm thanh
by Nhím nhọn on 2020/12/22 08:21
Tuyệt vời ạ
Not a great tool
by Irocjapan on 2020/12/21 16:30
Too expensive and to many ads
Too many ads
by Afc6 on 2020/12/19 15:37
Latest version introduced ads everywhere. Most annoying is when you open the app you have to click again to get past an ad before getting in the app.
Mislabeled as free, clearly subscription
by joelhansen on 2020/12/15 18:24
Forces you to sign up to a subscription. App is mislabeled as free when clearly not.
Very usefull
by Jeaber on 2020/12/15 15:18
Simple to use and to understand graphs. Thank you
Couldn’t even try it out
by The_Divemaster on 2020/12/12 04:54
The moment I opened the “ads free trial” I was hit with several pop up ads in rapid succession. After a half dozen I had to close the app to make them stop. Once this review is done the app is getting deleted.
This was my “go to” db meter app...
by Mtenk on 2020/12/11 16:34
But the ads have gotten ridiculous. Anytime you touch the screen you get a full screen ad for a few seconds. Gross. I understand the need to make money but there are way too many invasive ads. Looking elsewhere until you tone it down a bit.
Pare muy buena
by El Konde Lobo on 2020/12/11 01:11
Es muy buena, aunque yo pagué para tenerla y no ver más anuncios, me siguen apareciendo anuncios...
Requiring a subscription plan to use an api provided by iOS
by dhess34 on 2020/12/10 21:19
Haha this dev can’t be serious. To prove a point, I literally created an app that did this for iOS, in under 15 minutes. Adorable the developer thinks they can get a monthly payment for something that a junior high student can put together.
Just say it costs money
by joedelo on 2020/12/10 05:49
Don’t try to reel us in by making it seem free only to download and then it costs money to finish signing up or even try it
𝙱𝚎𝚍 𝚊𝚙𝚙
by بهروز. بهروز on 2020/12/08 13:03
𝙱𝚎𝚍
Advertisements render this app useless
by David4729573 on 2020/12/02 14:53
The advertising on the free version is so frequent and persistent it makes the app nearly unusable for any type of monitoring because it pops up to take the entire screen.
An Earful
by A Andrews on 2020/12/01 17:22
Thanks. App works great!
Does not ask for Mic permission in iOS 14.2
by katiethevillager on 2020/11/29 00:55
Why does Apple make Devs do this? I’m going to get rid of my iPhone
awful
by 898278018791234 on 2020/11/28 14:28
used to be good new version is awful forgets you already paid for the premium version bad bad bad
Really Nice; How About This.
by MSLeach on 2017/12/09 15:06
This is a great tool for audio enthusiast and semi pro apps.. very useful. How about this developer... what if you had a filter for the audio enthusiast that instead of showing air plane, riveter, streets noise, etc, it showed whispering, quiet conversation, normal conversation, public speaking, quiet church music, typical church music, loud church music, Jazz, Orchestra, Country Music Concert, Rap Music, Rock Concert. Each of these have associated typical levels such as... 60~67 Quiet Conversation 67~70 Normal Conversation 70~72 Public Speaking 82~92 Quiet Church Music 92~95 Typical Church Music 95~102 Loud Church Music 115~125 Rock Concert Etc... you get the idea These are all subject to I individual styles and preferences but the ideas is to get close, some type of base line for people who really have no idea what they’re doing but they knobs anyway (and you know who you are). This is very common in church music and small clubs where speakers mics are either so soft people lose interest or so loud it’s annoying. Or when the band is so soft it ruins the mood or so loud it’s dangerous to your ears. Many churches have no idea what is appropriate sound levels or what is borderline dangerous. I think this might be very helpful.
Very Good, With One Quibble...
by treynolds57 on 2017/11/30 20:24
I’ve used a couple sound meter apps over the last few years along with a commercial quality sound level meter. I would put this up there with the best of what I’ve used. This review is for the purchased, “pro” version of the software. That I can pay $4.99 and use the processing capabilities of my iPhone in leu of spending $150+ on a professional, stand-alone meter blows my mind. The level of detail shown in the various portions of the screen offer a broad range of information to the user. You get both numerical and graph output as well as dial analog output of minimum and maximum readings, duration, etc. One quibble is that when I pause the meter and reset it, it asks if I really want to, which is okay, but immediately restarts the sound reading, even if I don’t want it to. Also, I’d like for a reset to take the meter back to “0”. It restarts at the prior average. I would like to see these twin issues corrected, and I’d then give the app 5 stars.
Misleading app name, free version measures dBZ only
by AcousticsProf on 2018/12/04 06:49
The app name is dB, dBA Noise Meter but what the developer doesn't tell us is that the app only reads Z-weighted decibels (dBZ) and not A-weighted decibels (dBA) in the free version. All the guidelines and standards say to measure noise levels in dB(A) as A-weighted decibels correspond to human hearing. So it's really misleading to the public who don't know any better. dB(Z) levels are typically 10 decibels or more higher than dB(A) so people are always getting the wrong readings, unless they purchase the A-weighted portion. No explanation is provided, it's truly a disservice to people who think they're getting a good reading of their noise environment. Remember, a 3 dB increase in level means double the energy that reaches the ear, so 10 dB at the ear is a huge difference. Developer should make this information available to the public. They benefit from their top ranking on the app store but forget they are spreading misinformation by not explaining to the public the difference between dBZ and dBA. I will gladly pay $10 for an app that provides readout in A-weighted decibels.
DB meter for pro use
by Tzer on 2018/02/23 11:52
I am a full-time professional audio engineer. I have run sound for a virtual who’s who in rock ‘n’ roll R&B, blues, funk, Motown, bluegrass, and for the most part country. I am currently working for a band that are Sony recording artist. The decibel meter does exactly what it should and does it well. I have paid many times this price for DB meters in the past that We’re just as accurate but nowhere near as convenient. This one is always at arms length when I need it … i’ve been using it for a year or so and I am submitting this review just to let you guys know how convenient,easy and accurate this app is to use. JTJ
My mission and you might want to follow
by RealAdvisor on 2019/03/25 19:17
Years ago I lost my high tones from being in the music business, competitive shooting and hunting without ear protection, whch at the time was something not known to me. My daughter and wife finally got exasperated with my asking “Huh, what did you say?” So they had me go to an audiologist who determined I did have significant hearing loss of the high tones, literally crashing off the chart. Having compensated for 19 years, it was time for hearing aids. For $6,000, great improvement shown. I’m due for new aids, another $6K. So, for the past 10 years I have spoken with some 50-60 young folks who blast music in their vehicles. I put the DecibleX app on my iPhone and demonstrate that they are ranging from the 90s to over 120 decibels. They were unaware of the damage they were causing to themselves and in some instances their children. Everyone has been nice and thankful that I’ve brought this to their attention and saved them their hearing and some $$$. Let’s pass it on!!!
Excellent
by conradb212 on 2020/07/24 00:05
We live in a nice place, but have highway sound issues. So I contemplated buying an expensive sound meter to analyze the situation, but found that Decibel X on my iPad Pro does the job just as well or better. I gladly bought the full version. There are three things I’d like to see, the first easy, the other I am not sure are possible: 1) Add db labels to the Y axis in playbacks 2) Might it be possible to switch between db weightings in playback? 3) Might it be possible to display a curve that shows the AVERAGE of all db samplings of a recording at each Hertz range, with adjustable sampling intervals?
Great but disconnected
by Joel Norvell on 2021/04/07 04:20
I can’t help but give Decibel X a five star rating. But the truth is it’s a dead end. There is zero documentation for the software (except for the hints provided on screen which are helpful but insufficient). The support tab doesn’t load anything, and there is no connection with any community of users to enable people to develop skills in acoustics using the software. Sadly, it is also impossible to contact the developers. Fortunately, there is a great alternative which has none of these limitations. So I’m switching over to it now.
Everyone Should Have It!
by CrazyGamer330 on 2020/01/08 15:58
Having a decimal meter on your phone is so important in today’s very loud world if you want to protect your hearing. The high levels of sound in exercise classes, gyms, movie theaters, restaurants, sporting events, concerts can all be extremely damaging to hearing, even with very brief exposure. With this app you can check your environment instantly and know whether you should protect yourself with earplugs or remove yourself entirely. It’s excellent and I highly recommend it. It works great!
Awareness of loud sounds
by agnessss12 on 2018/02/14 15:28
I was not aware how important my hearing was to me till my daughter, whom is a doctor brought to my attention about my hearing. she mentioned to me I don’t seem to be hearing so well. It dawned on me that at work. I work with a lot of loud machine (I’m a cook). I proceeded to looked up a free Doppler to help me judge sounds around me. It’s important to me that I keep my hearing about me, well into my 90’s., if I live that long. I carry w/ me now at all times ear plugs for my safety! Thank goodness for the free Doppler device!
Awsome, too expensive
by rallyfan1234567890 on 2020/06/11 12:17
I don’t need this app, but the net in me loves it. I’d probably start it once every few weeks if even months and I cannot justify the subscription price. I’d buy it on an impulse if there was a flat fee like most other utilities. This is not a “service” that can be paid for as we go, just a utility app and a fixed-cost license to use it would be more appropriate. It is certainly not worth $60 per year every year and forever, this is literally a quarter the cost I pay for the gigantic Adobe Creative Suite which includes Photoshop, Premiere Pro, AfterEffects, Illustrator, Lightroom, Acrobat, and a dozen other apps.
New version works on XS MAX
by Capt. Gizmo on 2018/10/12 14:51
Developer responded to notify me that the new version works on the XS MAX. Glad to say it does. Unfortunately, the one time I needed it in months and months, was before it was fixed. Oh well, it’s a great utility though and nicely laid out. I can’t stand the ad header though. Holding back Pro features is fine, but I detest “ad removal” ransom on any app. This is mainly because it’s a distraction from the UX and, hopeful, thoughtful design that developers have poured into their apps...only to have them butchered by some ugly banner flying over part of their work.
dB Meter
by Rooster#1 on 2019/11/03 17:35
This app found its way on my phone 4 years ago and although it wasn’t the best performing app at the time, I didn’t replace it. It worked adequately for my needs. Today November 2019, the dB Meter is quite improved and I can recommend it to all who have a need for such a device. Basically, a dB phone meter is at the mercy of it’s ability to interact with the mic on the phone. IMO, the makers of this app have sorted this issue. I’m on an iPhone 8 currently.
Good Idea, one suggestion
by Elizabeth300 on 2018/11/24 17:58
This is a good app, does exactly what its supposed to. It ranks the decibels in what space you would hear them at, for example a quiet whisper or home, a subway, food blender, or even rocket launch. I would recommend this app even though I don’t use very much at all.(No pressing need to know the decibels I’m hearing ever) My one suggestion is to add facts about our hearing, like when a human would lose their hearing or hear ringing. It has the threshold of hearing labels on the chart, but more facts like that would be nice.
It is a simple, yet useful tool.
by Beckyboo-5 on 2019/06/11 17:14
Our use the app to quantify the complaint “it’s too noisy”. It allows me to put a number on how noisy a thing is so that I can compare it to how it sounds after I fix the noise, or to the sound of my normal speaking voice. The graphic display is useful for showing someone how loud it is, or isn’t. The best way to improve this app would be not to have pop up ads, that is an unreasonable expectation on a free app!
This app is good and saved my sanity
by The Real Vossome on 2021/02/04 00:48
I had a high-pitched ringing noise in my daughters room that was related to some sort of electrical interference, so quiet you could confuse it for tinnitus, and this app was able to not only confirm I wasn’t crazy by clearly showing it as a spike on the audio waveform, but also was sensitive enough that I could pinpoint the location of the cause behind the wall to within a foot. Probably also good for sound engineers 😂
Wow. Phenomenal design and functionality
by Psseelman on 2021/01/24 08:09
Downloaded to see if one tv scene was louder than another, was expecting a simple decimal number but holy cow live charts of the frequencies? The design of the app is so functional and perfectly built. Every button and label has a specific purpose and is just beautifully laid out. Love the ability to save data, would it be possible to save a csv of the datasets for each chart?
Misleading, No costumer service
by bleufyre on 2020/06/19 23:56
So last week I downloaded this to just check noise levels at a public function. Upon downloading it said I can try it for three days, after which it will charge me. So I say ok, I just need it for like 5 minutes, I’ll try it and go from there. It asks me for my Touch ID which usually happens before downloading apps. Next thing I know, they charged me 5.30$ for a monthly subscription! I immediately went on the app, canceled my ‘subscription’ and try to contact customer service, but no response and they’ve still charged me. It’s been 6 days, no response. How can one let this happen? What is this?
Pro video feature fails
by Erika Schanz on 2020/05/28 08:51
The main feature I was looking for when I paid for this app was the ability to overlay the decibel info over video. This app does that but promises that with the Pro version you can record videos longer than 15 seconds. There is a glitch that doesn’t allow this even after you pay for the app. It just keeps operating like you need to subscribe to Pro and cuts off after 15 seconds. Disappointing and frustrating for the needs I purchased it for.
Excellent
by Kfab12 on 2017/11/18 21:02
The app is easy to use and understand. Comparing it to the decibel meter I have from Radio Shack they are very close. It’s like comparing one temp thermometer to another, the usually don’t match but one degree or very close is good enough and that was the same when holding the two decibel meters side by side. Spend the $1.99 and get rid of those ads. I consider this decibel meter accurate (or in the ballpark) and dependable.
Excellent
by TSNewhart on 2017/10/13 18:01
We needed a sound level meter to measure some barely audible mechanical sounds in an aircraft cockpit. This app worked perfectly. We then used it to measure extremely high sound levels to test passive sound attenuation of various combat helicopter flight helmets. Again the app provided extremely accurate and therefore useful data. Excellent piece of software. Highly recommended.
Won’t use much now since Ad’s were added
by Advert H8R on 2020/12/28 01:38
I’ve had this app for several years & would use it occasionally. But I doubt very seriously that I’ll use it much now because each time when you begin a new listening session or “recording” as they call it, you’re forced to sit thru a 5 sec Ad. & that blows so badly, that it’s very likely that I won’t ever use it again. But prior to that occurring after this last update, circa. late ‘20, I liked using the app fairly well. Now? Not so much.
Nice app glad it’s fixed.
by jon314159265 on 2019/02/18 18:18
Press “Restore Purchases” every time I want to use an app that I paid for, or agree to a subscription??? Just annoying. But it looks to be fixed now. So that’s good. Accuracy seems reasonable, and I actually like the unweighted option. Also helpful to confirm that my kid is super loud and my stereo isn’t, which validates my position in a long standing family debate.
Useful and frequent updates
by DunDano on 2019/02/08 08:23
I have used the paid app for several years in restaurants and music venues to help control my exposure to harmful sound. The app is easy to use and informative. The app is frequently updated with features and themes. Version 7 cleaned up and enlarged everything with large fonts. I haven’t used the camera feature.
Retired CIH
by OSHAretiredCIH on 2018/01/15 22:12
As someone who used sound level meters over 35 years with OSHA this is an interesting concept. Technique for microphone orientation (perpendicular to line of noise or pointing directly at the source) could help with accuracy. Also, I could not find any peer reviewed professional articles on the accuracy of this device. I liked the integrating graphs and ability to change settings (fast/slow response, NIOSH/OSHA doubling) features.
Great for older folks
by Aruba4us on 2018/02/01 17:27
Being of an older age but thinking like someone younger, this app allows me to understand why I get so annoyed in most restaurants, movie theaters, and other public places. I will now carry ear plugs and put them on at a particular sound level. Maybe this will help with my getting annoyed. Maybe cold restaurants and other places is your next app.
Amazing that this app exists, thanks
by zzzxxx2019 on 2019/09/21 21:35
Downloaded this to check the decibel of the music my neighbor was playing outdoors. It was vibrating inside my house, i could hear it in every room of my house even with all the windows closed. Neighbors complained to the police, even after the police made them turn it down it still registers between 42-47.
Agreed. Many different applications!
by rkdr82 on 2019/07/26 05:29
From loud to soft music, but especially...WARNINGS to wear protection, be it a basketball game (just attended & needed protection) or a rock concert or perhaps classical music. I have not explored the entire application, as it was initially used to evaluate some decent speakers (one was in need of repair). I should have used it at the “arena ”, as ears are still ringing! (Bad from a doc’s point of view.) Thanks for a good +++++ app that we just need to use more!!! Thanks!
Not free, subscription only
by ShoobyTaylor on 2020/10/31 09:13
I’m not sure why this app wants me to pay, not $4.99, but $4.99 over and over again, every single month, forever, to use an app on my own phone, and I’m not gonna find out, because it won’t even let me test it out without signing up for a “free three day trial” that automatically defaults to turning into a paid monthly subscription. Sorry, I don’t rent software, I buy it. You only write it once, I only pay you for it once. Not over and over again, forever, just use software I already paid you for on my own phone. Deleting.
Food poisoning of Cookies!
by Shena4949 on 2019/05/30 16:20
IMO, this app will violate your privacy! No, I’m not giving you permission to record my conversations! I’m not giving you permission to share my anything! I could not even tell the app worked! The app also took me to screens that I could not find my way bk to the “Home Screen”! Don’t take me to a screen where I cannot get bk to the “Home page” of the app without me having to “x-out” of the entire app!!!! Why do you, software developer, take me to a page I can’t exit out of unless I “X-Out” of the entire app??? How dumb?!?!? And no, you’re not selling my personal data!!!
App is awesome but the ads!
by Kitsov on 2021/01/04 16:07
The ads are so overbearing that I gave up on trying it. 4 Ads and a nag to buy something (literally had to cancel a purchase) just to get into it, and I’ve seen 4 more in the 5 minutes I’ve been (attempting) to use it. It looks like the functionality is great... but I certainly wouldn’t spend money with them if this is how they treat people they are trying get to spend money. I can only imagine it would get worse.
Volunteer enthusiast
by ThumpBangs on 2018/03/31 13:43
I run sound as a volunteer at my church and in my own band. With my iPad sitting next to my smart monitor ? In comparison I am happy and confidant each programs measurement and am confident my field use is accurate enough for true adjustments even with the iPad mic. I like this app a lot and probably still will hook it up to a true reference mic but as is out of the box ? It's spot on.
Great App for noise protection
by some name not picked on 2020/01/01 17:11
Good meter. Have used this for several years and has never failed to deliver as expected. I use this to measure relative sound increase around work and away from work when an IH meter is not needed. Doesn’t matter if it’s totally accurate, just that it provides a relative reading to what the normal surroundings produce.
App rotation on iPhone 11pro max
by 3140sandrock on 2019/09/28 22:32
I notice that on the new iPhone 11pro max the app does not rotate as it did on my previous iPhone 6! When I use the ap the iPhone mike is facing my chest which I feel muffles the sound hitting the mike. I would like to see the app be rotatable so I can have the iPhone mike facing into clear space while having the app right side up. It would be so nice if you could make that change? Regards, Ian
Ok so far
by xfdcghbytf on 2019/02/06 15:04
Does what i need. Small enough use that i hope the authors get enough ad income from the ads i get when i switch functions. It has been hard to avoid hitting the free trial of the advanced button which i think cancels the really free ad version. If i get the project i need done two weeks from now with no annoyance i will come back and put 5 stars.
Paying for premium version and audio files won’t play and support will not respond
by jfrioden on 2020/08/12 21:55
I’ve paid for the premium version as I am trying to prove noise disturbances from a neighboring unit to my HOA; however, when I try to playback the saved recording it will tell me “audio file cannot be played”. I have since sent two emails to support and have been fully, completely ignored and it’s now past 4 months since the request was submitted. Not only won’t they give you what you’ve paid for they also will ignore support requests.
It has everything you would want and more!
by Optimist57 on 2021/04/15 03:27
I have only had this app for less than a day and I really like it. It has many features like recording an average or keeping a list of recordings that even purpose built noise meter devices often lack. I’d rate it six stars if I could.
Frustrating if you change your mind
by CFB2000 on 2019/06/06 14:48
Overall I have only one gripe with the app. If you subscribe to the premium $4.99/month service, there is no way for you to unsubscribe. I changed my mind on the monthly fee service but I can’t cancel. Otherwise, the app is awesome.
NOT FREE AT ALL
by west vic on 2021/03/10 02:42
I hate it when an app says “Free. In App Purchases” so you download it to try it out and then the only way you can “try it” is to agree to a “free trail” and then it charges you $4.99 a month until you cancel!!!! They put it on the consumer to cancel because they know consumers will forget and they will make money off that. Why not just have a “Lite” version for free and then you can buy it after. Why a “monthly fee” for a basic app that you should just pay $9 for and be able to use it as much as you want. 1 star based on principal alone.
One of the best apps available
by Paso_Bob on 2018/09/03 16:24
I was interested in replacing my garage door opener . It was very loud, but it was difficult to determine the specific source of the loud sound. It did not take long, using the decibel meter app to determine that the garage made much of the noise, but that the old motor was equally guilty. I replaced the motor and drive mechanism and just lubricated the door. PROBLEM SOLVED
Great little utility!
by Medsmon on 2017/11/17 14:14
I love this little decibel meter. While there is no easy way to calibrate it perfectly without having an absolute accuracy decibel meter for reference, it does a fantastic job of giving relative decibel measurements. And you can get the calibration quite close if you can find a very quiet room. Five stars for this great little utility!
Awesome app
by Dustin3214512321 on 2020/01/14 22:37
Not sure the accuracy but it seems to be ballpark enough. I like how it graphs over time the decibel level. This helps me keep track when working with power tools my sound exposure. I just wish I could purchase the app for a one time price instead of a subscription.
Not worth it! Can buy a professional sound meter instead
by EV Joy on 2020/02/19 19:55
Free is full of tricky, deceptive ads, that socially engineer you to click install now of junk Apps you’d never want. Paid version at basically $50 a year is totally NOT WORTH IT! $10/ yr would be more like it. I pay for good apps that are ethically engineered - This app has click bait, deceptive adds designed to trick you into accidentally clicking install or purchase junk Apps. No! Just the poor, shady ethics of there free version shows that they cannot be trusted for a business relationship. Why would I pay a business I can’t trust - that tries to deceive me. Free version-riddled with deceptive ads - not worth it. Paid version - way to expensive from a company you can’t trust - not worth it. Uninstalling now! And saving my money for a semi-professional sound meter!
Free Magic
by Sprydog13 on 2018/11/11 15:51
To paraphrase another reviewer, even the free version blows my mind. I always thought it would be cool to be able to measure sound pressure levels in cars at various speeds to compare with those reported in car magazines, but could never justify the $250 for a real device. To have this capability for free is just magical.
Immediate access
by forgetgit on 2019/12/29 21:41
I am impressed at the speed that I can tap this app and immediately know what sound level I am in . I recently attended a concert that the sound level was intense . After immediate confirmation of the levels on my cell phone we chose to leave . Thank you.
Boom in Silverado
by sweet T 23 on 2020/06/27 17:53
I have a Silverado with a stereo system into it is unreal can’t believe how accurate this app is telling us to dB on the stairs just myself into the professionals and you guys are right on the money with them. Thank you for making an app to so accurate and so professional thank you have a great day
Actually does what it says
by Helicarose on 2018/04/09 08:28
Most apps don’t do exactly what they say they do. I give you five stars because it actually did what it said it would. I just was looking for something that was different it but if you just looking to measure your sound level it’s a great app.....
Too many ads, makes it impossible to even use as trial.
by Stinkychacha on 2020/11/21 19:53
I would pay for a meter, but you have ads littering this app. It’s ridiculous the ads cover up areas to use and you can’t X out of them. Supposedly you can take video and review wave form, I’m a/b ing speakers/cables/audio equipment. ads cover up any useful data. Not going to pay if I can’t even see what I can do with software For basic decibal reading, it works. But I wouldn’t pay for it, no guarantee pop up ads will disappear.
Subscription?
by Barney Johnson on 2019/12/09 16:47
Unsubscribe from this in your app settings or at least check if you are still subscribed if you didn’t know you were. When you purchase the app it’s a subscription that continues that you may not know about. Why does a decibel meter app have a subscription? So they can make money. I wish they were more up front about that and that the subscription info was at the top of the description and not buried at the bottom.
Horrible free version
by Skiphx on 2018/05/16 14:27
I don’t know if it really works or not. I understand ads on free versions. I see them at the top. But in a quiet room i am about to start a test and a video ad pops up and I have volume turned up and it blows me out of my chair. Every time you start the app before it starts, an ad video plays. I just needed it for a one off. Might be worth the $5 price if you use it often but the stand alone is just to freaking (insert expletive of choice) annoying. Deleted from my phone.
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"decibel x" is one of very few noise meter apps on the market that has highly reliable, pre-calibrated measurements and supports dBA, dBC. It turns your iOS device into a professional sound level meter, precisely measures the sound pressure level (SPL) all around you. This extremely useful and beautiful tool will not only be a great tool for many uses but also bring you a lot of fun. Have you wondered how quiet is your room or how loud is a rock concert or sport event? "decibel x" will help you answer all of those. WHAT MAKE IT GREAT AND STAND OUT FROM OTHER APPS: - Trusted accuracy: the app is tested and pre calibrated for all Apple devices. The precision is matching with real SPL devices - Apple Watch support: see noise level right from your wrist - Health App integration: export noise levels directly into Health app. - Frequency weighting filters: ITU-R 468, A, B, C, Z - Powerful, smart history data management: + Recording data can be saved into a list of history records for future access and analysis + Each record can be exported as hi-res PNG graph or CSV text via sharing services + iCloud support which synchronize all history records across your Apple devices + Fullscreen mode to give overview the whole history of an record - Dosimeter with NIOSH, OSHA standards - FFT and BAR graphs to display real time FFT. Those are very useful for frequency analysis and musical tests. Real time predominant frequency is also displayed. - WAVE graph with 2 display modes: Rolling & Buffer - InstaDecibel to capture your dB report overlaid on photos and easily shared via popular social networks (Facebook, Instagram, Messages, etc.). - Support both Portrait and Landscape layouts - Beautiful, intuitive and carefully crafted UI design - Optimized for iOS 11 OTHER GREAT FEATURES: - Standard time weightings (Response Time): SLOW (500 milliseconds) and FAST (200 milliseconds) - Trimming calibration from -15 dB to 15 dB - Standard measurement range from 30 dBA up to 130 dBA - HISTO graph for plotted history of the recorded values - Real time scale level chart - Display Current, Average/Leq, and Max values with both nice and clear digital and analog layouts - Quick reference text to help you compare with real-life examples - "Keep Device Stay Awake" option for long duration recording - Reset and clear current recording at any time - Tap on Max value to reset at any time - Pause/Resume the tool at any time NOTES: - Please do not expect a quiet room reading will be 0 dBA. The range 30-130 dBA is the standard usable range and an average quiet room will be about 30 dBA. - Although all devices are pre-calibrated, custom calibration is suggested for serious purposes requiring higher precision and accuracy. You will need a real external device or calibrated sound meter as a reference, then adjust the trimming calibration until the reading matches with the reference. * Choose from different subscription options. Our standard subscription options are: 1-month Subscription 1-year Subscription * Subscription payments will be charged to your iTunes account at confirmation of your purchase and upon commencement of each renewal term. Subscription with a free trial period will automatically renew to a paid subscription. You can cancel your subscription or free trial in the iTunes settings at least 24-hours before the end of the free trial period. The cancellation will take effect the day after the last day of the current subscription period and you will be downgraded to the free service. * Please note: any unused portion of a free trial period (if offered) will be forfeited when you purchase a premium subscription during the free trial period. * Privacy Policy: http://www.skypaw.com/decibelx/privacy_policy.html * EULA: http://www.skypaw.com/decibelx/terms.html
Annoying
by nakivad on 2021/05/14 19:16
The free version spends so much time spamming you with ads and pay walls, there’s no way to use the app’s features long enough to determine if you’d find the upgrade worth paying for. Annoying.
Best
by Cliffton Floyd Mayweather on 2021/05/14 00:32
The best for a reason. The devs listen.
BEST IN ITS CLASS!
by EXTRA-ECCLESIAM-NULLA-SALUS on 2021/05/13 19:14
Does what it says and more. Plus, there is no price gouging in all the years I have had it. Meaning = the developer has high ethics and understands customer service. This is a MUST HAVE app.
Not actually free
by MsBorgia on 2021/05/10 20:41
This is actually a 3-day free trial, after which they charge monthly.
When it works
by TJ Jeffry on 2021/05/10 19:37
I like this app, but the new advertising scheme freezes the app. Restarting brings the same ad, which makes this completely useless. Please bring back the old advertising so I can use this app again!
Great App
by Djxndjfjdjv on 2021/05/09 22:30
Very easy to use and accurate
Always freezes
by shhsjska on 2021/05/09 15:37
App always will lock up and freeze . Makes this app pretty much worthless when trying to analyze sound
Once lovely
by AntiSith on 2021/05/09 15:36
Once simple and useful this app has grown unpleasant with its burden of bells and whistles. It does work though.
Ads are terribly placed
by deadpieface on 2021/05/07 11:35
Very annoying and hard to find it of any use.
Ads everywhere now
by OneBloom Photography on 2021/05/06 17:21
Hope you like annoying video ads that glitch out and are impossible to skip. I uninstalled. Quickest way to get people to leave an app, add un-skippable advertising and annoying ad overlays.
Learn from these guys!!!$$$
by PoochBowen on 2021/05/05 13:50
learn from these guy!!! use the subscription model!!! if you make a calculator, charge by how large the calculated result is! if you make a calendar, charge by the number of times any given day is looked at. if you make a wrench, charge by how many times it touches a bolt head. as of 5/5/21 this costs: 1.99 a week; 4.99/month; 29.99 a year. ha ha ha ha. no thanks. a subscription model for a utility is ridiculous. based on that thinking, i should get a dollar every time this review is read.
Payment REQUIRED!
by mayflowerlce on 2021/05/04 02:02
I feel cheated before I’ve even used the app. Now to cancel and delete...
Who knew
by ka6per on 2021/04/29 19:02
Some places are too loud, not good for thinking or talking. This app tells you you are not over sensitive. Protect your ears and your brain. Healthy environment.
Needs alert that flashes and makes sounds when goes over a certain decibel level you set it at.
by Brooksypoo on 2021/04/28 22:25
Should have alert, that you can set at desired decibel level. Otherwise it’s great.
What did I pay for?
by PKleon on 2021/04/28 19:21
I paid for the app and now it freezes up and I have tons of ads. I can’t get a hold of anyone.
It Works
by patricknss on 2021/04/26 19:45
Great program to acquire db levels
Loads external pages for ads
by ta240 on 2021/04/25 15:02
I’m used to apps that have ads but this automatically loads external pages for ads. I used it for all of 20 seconds and it launched 2 different external apps and went to three ad pages
Trash
by Edith gfrfvhgvv on 2021/04/25 11:23
Says it’s free to try but does nothing without credit card. Don’t waste your time
Requires Purchase To Use
by Dasmithman:) on 2021/04/24 19:33
App now requires an in-app purchase to be used at all. Didn’t used to be this way and I plan on deleting the app due to this.
Requires automatic payments to be activated in order to use for free
by rekit on 2021/04/21 21:26
See title
Photo App Unremovable Watermark
by Jay Corey on 2021/04/20 12:56
Why would you make a watermark unremovable after paying for the app. This is heavy handed. If I’m paying a premium for an app, I should have the choice to advertise it or not.
EQ
by Hopeis11 on 2021/04/19 21:51
Great app, I use it in a pinch. It’s pretty accurate for an I-pad app. Great job for all around. Gary
Charges You by The Day to USE!
by Bchbuumm on 2021/04/18 17:09
Are you serious? I know you don’t make what you deserve for making apps! But your pricing plan is ridiculous. Charge me as much as $9.99 one time charge, but a 1.99 a day? Or buy it for $39.99. That is highway robbery! Just because you are being robbed by Apple! Don’t rob us!
Freezes randomly
by Guest #38592810381938492930 on 2021/04/17 20:40
I use it for a little bit, but it then stops reading the noise level.
Cost
by Erchphs on 2021/04/15 19:59
Said it was free then said it would charge 4.99 per month and there is no way to change it. Junk and should be removed from store.
It has everything you would want and more!
by Optimist57 on 2021/04/15 03:27
I have only had this app for less than a day and I really like it. It has many features like recording an average or keeping a list of recordings that even purpose built noise meter devices often lack. I’d rate it six stars if I could.
Great app
by Wet Wes on 2021/04/09 21:53
Great app. Worth every penny!
Works and free
by GregoryGuy on 2021/04/09 03:40
:DD
Great but disconnected
by Joel Norvell on 2021/04/07 04:20
I can’t help but give Decibel X a five star rating. But the truth is it’s a dead end. There is zero documentation for the software (except for the hints provided on screen which are helpful but insufficient). The support tab doesn’t load anything, and there is no connection with any community of users to enable people to develop skills in acoustics using the software. Sadly, it is also impossible to contact the developers. Fortunately, there is a great alternative which has none of these limitations. So I’m switching over to it now.
Pleaseeeee take limit
by OmidEm on 2021/04/06 13:59
Please take a limit of application due to I cannot buy a full version because of I’m from Iran and it is clear for everyone that we have a lot of problem
Horrible app one star if I could get it zero I would
by Great for new Parents on 2021/04/02 17:00
Doesn’t even let you check out what the program does what the dB are how loud it is before you have to buy it for 4.99 a month as pathetic
Far too many ads
by Krystyna G on 2021/04/02 11:24
This used to be a great app but now frequent, annoying ads pop up all the time. Really interferes with the user experience.
Requires a sneaky time bomb subscription to trial.
by turboslug24 on 2021/04/02 00:05
Dishonest billing practices. No actual free version to test.
Seriously
by Isthisstupidnametaken on 2021/03/28 14:11
Just sell the stupid app. You really need a subscription? Stupid.
Didn’t lead the cops to implant man
by super $nitch on 2021/03/27 23:24
Been trying everything to get this guy caught and nothing. Please check my data logs!!!!!!!!! @@@@@@@@@@
Not free
by its106miles on 2021/03/24 13:41
3 day trial
Funny
by Pjmonster8 on 2021/03/23 22:27
Funny
Free version unusable
by AK-Wiz on 2021/03/21 23:04
The free version is now unusable due to full screen ads taking over. March21, 2021; Deleted
Poor iPad performance
by 3MAC3MAC on 2021/03/20 21:46
Basically could not get it to display properly on my iPad
Frustrated
by Mister Mxyzptlk 2020 on 2021/03/15 13:36
No clear way to save data
Works well!
by Ken9624 on 2021/03/10 18:28
Thanks for the free version.
Ads terrible
by TZ9999 on 2021/03/10 14:11
Ad placement make program use very difficult. Pretty much useless now. Goodbye.
NOT FREE AT ALL
by west vic on 2021/03/10 02:42
I hate it when an app says “Free. In App Purchases” so you download it to try it out and then the only way you can “try it” is to agree to a “free trail” and then it charges you $4.99 a month until you cancel!!!! They put it on the consumer to cancel because they know consumers will forget and they will make money off that. Why not just have a “Lite” version for free and then you can buy it after. Why a “monthly fee” for a basic app that you should just pay $9 for and be able to use it as much as you want. 1 star based on principal alone.
Can’t uninstall the app
by Bdhfjdksbxusjx on 2021/03/08 20:21
It keeps reappearing after restarting.
Too many ads
by 12094757ggjk on 2021/03/08 14:42
This app is garbage. Too many ads to make it even remotely useful.
Watch the data
by odogodre on 2021/03/03 22:52
this thing takes a ton of data just to measure sound and seems like it or its server could be hacked to give bad people access to private dara
Very good
by Dawnsdarlin on 2021/02/28 11:06
Very good
No subscription please!
by Tammy hillfiger on 2021/02/27 09:40
Be nice if just straight purchase not subscription. Hate to pay every month pr year for something that I know Im going to used everyday of my life and has no options to purchase it.
Used to be good
by JamieGal on 2021/02/26 05:32
I have used this app and it was fine for the purpose. Then I foolishly updated it to find it had switched to an expensive subscription model and was flooded with ads that make it unusable.
Bait and Switch
by Sean7250 on 2021/02/22 17:43
Immediately accosted to sign up for service. If it’s not free, don’t post it the store as free.
Nice app
by MarkoPuric on 2021/02/21 15:01
Very robust and useful app!
What?
by leonphotog on 2021/02/21 02:12
I wanted to check the decibels in the room to win a bet. Thought I was downloading a FREE app. Even clicked on ‘free’ button, and it set me up for $4 & change on a monthly subscription.
Does not do what it says it does
by Ar 15 freaks on 2021/02/19 14:25
Do not buy it doesn’t fulfill its purpose
I’m not sure why this is downloadable without purchase
by Caleb45 on 2021/02/16 18:53
This wasted my time. It’s a short free trial not an app that should be listed for download without purchase. It’s one thing to offer something with understandable limited features but this isn’t that. It’s a short free trial.
Tools excellent. Pop up ads not
by Dysgryntlyd on 2021/02/15 07:04
Excellent display of spectrum and dB time graphic. Pop ads and ads to upgrade are annoying.
Not worth it
by srm220 on 2021/02/14 15:28
You have to pay to use it
False / misleading price listing
by PaulB206 on 2021/02/10 18:53
Beware this is not a free AP, even though no price is listed. Once you download the AP you will be informed on the monthly subscription and the need to cancel it. This is getting one star because it is not possible to give less.
Too expensive
by Boblounsbury on 2021/02/09 12:25
Pricey, without subscribing the add make it difficult to use. I can subscribe to hulu for a month for about the same this designer wants for a month of this tool
Decent app for first few minutes
by Chupacabraz on 2021/02/09 02:07
After a few minutes it put up some game I couldn’t get out of and wasn’t about to click the install button. I am ok with some ads on a free app but not so intrusive as to take over entire screen with no way out. Uninstalled.
I like the idea but NOT the cost...
by inkstainedwretch ,retd. on 2021/02/07 22:34
Great - a “free” application that could have been written to use the power of an iPhone to do 100% of the job. I’d PAY for a copy - programming on this level, especially with the inherent limits on the use of the phone’s power (it would be best written in assembly language, second best in the non-existent C for Apple Portable Devices - a BAD limitation by the manufacturer designed to FORCE use of datatheft tools (RTFPrivacy policy - you give Google and other 3rd parties + the writer the power to sell just about everything in your phone not to mention your location (even with privacy screening), possibly a foto of your sound system or studio, in theory, partial fingerprints for mashups with other available data files for the single purpose of replacing a $25 sound meter (more or less, depending on your skill set) with an uncalibrated, limited mic, unless you have an expensive Bluetooth/Wi-fi/Ethernet laying around), helping flesh out your permanent record forever. HOW BAD IS IT? Check out the NY Times track of individuals involved in the 1/6/21 attempt on the Capitol - I’ve got no love for these insurrectionists, and anyone posting selfies or video of the crime on a public web page - deserves what they’ve opened THEMSELVES to - as I said, volunteering A/V of their commission of a crime. BUT I don’t understand why anyone has the right to put up for sale my daily commute or trip I take using the in-phone gps, my shopping habits, or combining my audio interest with every other piece of data traceable to my phone, enough to give the datasellers my name, address, family history, driving record, e-mailing history, including conduct, maybe an erotic selfie of me, my so or both taken privately for each other, now sold as porn w/id attached ... THAT’S how bad it is. I’d love to pay $5-$25, depending on features, so I can balance my stereo without buying another piece of equipment or hooking a mic thru an op-amp to ab oscilloscope which has the power to do spectral analysis rather than just total frequency level. If Apple has any interest in keeping data secure and personal, it’ll give away kits to build programs that let me use my hand-held computer and peripherals, and add a slot for a memory card and both phono and easy-to-use jack that converts to at least USB 2. And make/license a phone-size keyboard, oscilloscope-electric meter, even a pocket printer. I’d love to buy a watch that would keep a record on said phone of my pulse/bp/temp/dis.O2 etc... If the data would be mine, and not end up in the hands of, well, anyone with the cash to buy it. HERE’S the perfect point to start restoring phone/pocket PC privacy !
This app is good and saved my sanity
by The Real Vossome on 2021/02/04 00:48
I had a high-pitched ringing noise in my daughters room that was related to some sort of electrical interference, so quiet you could confuse it for tinnitus, and this app was able to not only confirm I wasn’t crazy by clearly showing it as a spike on the audio waveform, but also was sensitive enough that I could pinpoint the location of the cause behind the wall to within a foot. Probably also good for sound engineers 😂
Don’t let free fool you. This is a paid app
by MTGomm on 2021/02/03 22:38
Can’t stand free apps than have 0 free features. This is deceitful and Apple should not allow it. There should be a note that indicates free trial so people like me don’t waste their time downloading it just to delete it.
Previously a 5 drops to 1
by PhillyDude01 on 2021/02/02 20:58
I’d rate it zero stars if I could because it suddenly went to a paid subscription model. I don’t need to subscribe to an app I’ll only use occasionally. Just ordered a hardware decibel meter online. If I’m going to be forced to pay for a decibel meter, I’d rather pay for a contractor grade physical meter that can be calibrated rather than subscribing to an app that may or may not be accurate depending on the phone.
Constant harassment
by Tangle Eye on 2021/02/02 06:22
This app works as far as measuring sound goes. But, the app constantly harasses you to buy a game or upgrade to a ridiculous monthly fee for an occasional user. I got tired of having to watch a game demo every time I reset the maximum sound level so I deleted the app and moved on.
Poorly made in every respect
by idettman on 2021/01/31 22:42
Terrible piece of software avoid like it’s a virus. Poor programming even worse design, pathetic.
Tried to force you into a contract
by Rebelyfe on 2021/01/31 01:16
Scam, idc I don’t want a monthly subscription
Almost unusable
by G4gene on 2021/01/29 19:24
Developer bombards the app with so much advertising that it’s almost unusable.
Super Buggy. Crashes Constantly.
by 10tmf on 2021/01/29 11:51
I was super excited at the prospect of using this app, but unfortunately 99% I try and use the video feature the app just crashes. Once in a blue moon I’ll get lucky enough to both take a recording and save it but it’s such a pain that there’s no way I’ll be continuing past the free trial.
Used to work, now?
by bjones5443 on 2021/01/29 05:26
I’ve always liked this app. Lately I’m looking to use it more. More ads than ever. Prompted me to update, then it worked when it wanted to, and did not work when it didn’t want to. Close to useless if it won’t measure sound level, right?
Awesome!!
by t.j.m.8276 on 2021/01/26 15:18
Awesome!!
Three days free-whoopee
by Mithalwulf on 2021/01/25 14:40
I hate the bait and switch. If it’s a few day trial they should tell you that BEFORE you download it.
Wow. Phenomenal design and functionality
by Psseelman on 2021/01/24 08:09
Downloaded to see if one tv scene was louder than another, was expecting a simple decimal number but holy cow live charts of the frequencies? The design of the app is so functional and perfectly built. Every button and label has a specific purpose and is just beautifully laid out. Love the ability to save data, would it be possible to save a csv of the datasets for each chart?
Subscription??
by TWPhoto25 on 2021/01/20 03:12
I’d pay $5 one time for this app, but $5/MONTH?!?! The developer is out if his f@*^ing mind!! That’s almost as much as Disney+!!
??
by Big moacez on 2021/01/14 08:49
Music stops playing in my headphones when turn app on
Beats my old radio shack sound level meter
by george gaenslen on 2021/01/08 18:46
I like it
Not Free
by atkcd on 2021/01/05 23:14
Says free, then once you install app you get to the BTW this is a 3 day trial and then we start charging you screen. Then since you were looking for a free app you have to go to the setting on phone to cancel but you can’t because subscription doesn’t show up yet. Now I have to hope I remember in 3 days to go cancel otherwise they steal my money.
App is awesome but the ads!
by Kitsov on 2021/01/04 16:07
The ads are so overbearing that I gave up on trying it. 4 Ads and a nag to buy something (literally had to cancel a purchase) just to get into it, and I’ve seen 4 more in the 5 minutes I’ve been (attempting) to use it. It looks like the functionality is great... but I certainly wouldn’t spend money with them if this is how they treat people they are trying get to spend money. I can only imagine it would get worse.
video shuts down prematurely
by jms94012gb on 2021/01/03 20:21
When recording the decibels and activating the video, the video shuts off after about 15 seconds. I can’t get the video to record for the entire duration the decibel meter is analyzing the sound
Free version not working at all
by dan 8675304 on 2021/01/02 05:36
The Free version not working at all so can’t try premium. App needs access to microphone , yet the app hasn’t requested permission so it’s not an option in settings.
Extremely annoying with the advertisements
by Htnjin on 2021/01/01 17:20
Every bottom you push, some sort of advertisement pops up. The more annoying part is that there is not obvious close bottom. They force you to click on the advertisement before you find how to close it.
Only ADs
by KillMeNeko on 2020/12/30 23:04
App opens and doesn’t work. Instead of working, it’s sends several pop ups that can’t be closed without clicking.
Be sure you want this. . .
by BosqueNorte on 2020/12/30 17:42
I’ve been nicked! When you sign up to try this, a couple days later you get a non-refundable $5 charge. I wanted to check this app out and now they have my money. Damned expensive and unethical from my point of view.
A Bait and Switch No Better than Bloatware
by AnalogInterface on 2020/12/28 02:19
I bought the “Data Export” features in November 2017, and bought the “ABC Noise Weighting” and the very clearly labeled “Remove Ads” features in February 2018 as separate in-app purchases. All three purchases amounted to what the pro version offered back then as well. Now, after 3 years of using the app, I can fully state that these paid features are money down the drain as the app developer will not restore the ad-free experience I had for years. I understand the need to make money, but perpetual subscription fees or $40 upfront fee to remove ads AND not restoring my ability to use this app ad-free like I paid for in 2018 makes me recommend ANY other developer than this one. Steer clear.
Won’t use much now since Ad’s were added
by Advert H8R on 2020/12/28 01:38
I’ve had this app for several years & would use it occasionally. But I doubt very seriously that I’ll use it much now because each time when you begin a new listening session or “recording” as they call it, you’re forced to sit thru a 5 sec Ad. & that blows so badly, that it’s very likely that I won’t ever use it again. But prior to that occurring after this last update, circa. late ‘20, I liked using the app fairly well. Now? Not so much.
Thử âm thanh
by Nhím nhọn on 2020/12/22 08:21
Tuyệt vời ạ
Not a great tool
by Irocjapan on 2020/12/21 16:30
Too expensive and to many ads
Too many ads
by Afc6 on 2020/12/19 15:37
Latest version introduced ads everywhere. Most annoying is when you open the app you have to click again to get past an ad before getting in the app.
Mislabeled as free, clearly subscription
by joelhansen on 2020/12/15 18:24
Forces you to sign up to a subscription. App is mislabeled as free when clearly not.
Very usefull
by Jeaber on 2020/12/15 15:18
Simple to use and to understand graphs. Thank you
Couldn’t even try it out
by The_Divemaster on 2020/12/12 04:54
The moment I opened the “ads free trial” I was hit with several pop up ads in rapid succession. After a half dozen I had to close the app to make them stop. Once this review is done the app is getting deleted.
This was my “go to” db meter app...
by Mtenk on 2020/12/11 16:34
But the ads have gotten ridiculous. Anytime you touch the screen you get a full screen ad for a few seconds. Gross. I understand the need to make money but there are way too many invasive ads. Looking elsewhere until you tone it down a bit.
Pare muy buena
by El Konde Lobo on 2020/12/11 01:11
Es muy buena, aunque yo pagué para tenerla y no ver más anuncios, me siguen apareciendo anuncios...
Requiring a subscription plan to use an api provided by iOS
by dhess34 on 2020/12/10 21:19
Haha this dev can’t be serious. To prove a point, I literally created an app that did this for iOS, in under 15 minutes. Adorable the developer thinks they can get a monthly payment for something that a junior high student can put together.
Just say it costs money
by joedelo on 2020/12/10 05:49
Don’t try to reel us in by making it seem free only to download and then it costs money to finish signing up or even try it
𝙱𝚎𝚍 𝚊𝚙𝚙
by بهروز. بهروز on 2020/12/08 13:03
𝙱𝚎𝚍
Advertisements render this app useless
by David4729573 on 2020/12/02 14:53
The advertising on the free version is so frequent and persistent it makes the app nearly unusable for any type of monitoring because it pops up to take the entire screen.
An Earful
by A Andrews on 2020/12/01 17:22
Thanks. App works great!
Does not ask for Mic permission in iOS 14.2
by katiethevillager on 2020/11/29 00:55
Why does Apple make Devs do this? I’m going to get rid of my iPhone
awful
by 898278018791234 on 2020/11/28 14:28
used to be good new version is awful forgets you already paid for the premium version bad bad bad
Really Nice; How About This.
by MSLeach on 2017/12/09 15:06
This is a great tool for audio enthusiast and semi pro apps.. very useful. How about this developer... what if you had a filter for the audio enthusiast that instead of showing air plane, riveter, streets noise, etc, it showed whispering, quiet conversation, normal conversation, public speaking, quiet church music, typical church music, loud church music, Jazz, Orchestra, Country Music Concert, Rap Music, Rock Concert. Each of these have associated typical levels such as... 60~67 Quiet Conversation 67~70 Normal Conversation 70~72 Public Speaking 82~92 Quiet Church Music 92~95 Typical Church Music 95~102 Loud Church Music 115~125 Rock Concert Etc... you get the idea These are all subject to I individual styles and preferences but the ideas is to get close, some type of base line for people who really have no idea what they’re doing but they knobs anyway (and you know who you are). This is very common in church music and small clubs where speakers mics are either so soft people lose interest or so loud it’s annoying. Or when the band is so soft it ruins the mood or so loud it’s dangerous to your ears. Many churches have no idea what is appropriate sound levels or what is borderline dangerous. I think this might be very helpful.
Very Good, With One Quibble...
by treynolds57 on 2017/11/30 20:24
I’ve used a couple sound meter apps over the last few years along with a commercial quality sound level meter. I would put this up there with the best of what I’ve used. This review is for the purchased, “pro” version of the software. That I can pay $4.99 and use the processing capabilities of my iPhone in leu of spending $150+ on a professional, stand-alone meter blows my mind. The level of detail shown in the various portions of the screen offer a broad range of information to the user. You get both numerical and graph output as well as dial analog output of minimum and maximum readings, duration, etc. One quibble is that when I pause the meter and reset it, it asks if I really want to, which is okay, but immediately restarts the sound reading, even if I don’t want it to. Also, I’d like for a reset to take the meter back to “0”. It restarts at the prior average. I would like to see these twin issues corrected, and I’d then give the app 5 stars.
Misleading app name, free version measures dBZ only
by AcousticsProf on 2018/12/04 06:49
The app name is dB, dBA Noise Meter but what the developer doesn't tell us is that the app only reads Z-weighted decibels (dBZ) and not A-weighted decibels (dBA) in the free version. All the guidelines and standards say to measure noise levels in dB(A) as A-weighted decibels correspond to human hearing. So it's really misleading to the public who don't know any better. dB(Z) levels are typically 10 decibels or more higher than dB(A) so people are always getting the wrong readings, unless they purchase the A-weighted portion. No explanation is provided, it's truly a disservice to people who think they're getting a good reading of their noise environment. Remember, a 3 dB increase in level means double the energy that reaches the ear, so 10 dB at the ear is a huge difference. Developer should make this information available to the public. They benefit from their top ranking on the app store but forget they are spreading misinformation by not explaining to the public the difference between dBZ and dBA. I will gladly pay $10 for an app that provides readout in A-weighted decibels.
DB meter for pro use
by Tzer on 2018/02/23 11:52
I am a full-time professional audio engineer. I have run sound for a virtual who’s who in rock ‘n’ roll R&B, blues, funk, Motown, bluegrass, and for the most part country. I am currently working for a band that are Sony recording artist. The decibel meter does exactly what it should and does it well. I have paid many times this price for DB meters in the past that We’re just as accurate but nowhere near as convenient. This one is always at arms length when I need it … i’ve been using it for a year or so and I am submitting this review just to let you guys know how convenient,easy and accurate this app is to use. JTJ
My mission and you might want to follow
by RealAdvisor on 2019/03/25 19:17
Years ago I lost my high tones from being in the music business, competitive shooting and hunting without ear protection, whch at the time was something not known to me. My daughter and wife finally got exasperated with my asking “Huh, what did you say?” So they had me go to an audiologist who determined I did have significant hearing loss of the high tones, literally crashing off the chart. Having compensated for 19 years, it was time for hearing aids. For $6,000, great improvement shown. I’m due for new aids, another $6K. So, for the past 10 years I have spoken with some 50-60 young folks who blast music in their vehicles. I put the DecibleX app on my iPhone and demonstrate that they are ranging from the 90s to over 120 decibels. They were unaware of the damage they were causing to themselves and in some instances their children. Everyone has been nice and thankful that I’ve brought this to their attention and saved them their hearing and some $$$. Let’s pass it on!!!
Excellent
by conradb212 on 2020/07/24 00:05
We live in a nice place, but have highway sound issues. So I contemplated buying an expensive sound meter to analyze the situation, but found that Decibel X on my iPad Pro does the job just as well or better. I gladly bought the full version. There are three things I’d like to see, the first easy, the other I am not sure are possible: 1) Add db labels to the Y axis in playbacks 2) Might it be possible to switch between db weightings in playback? 3) Might it be possible to display a curve that shows the AVERAGE of all db samplings of a recording at each Hertz range, with adjustable sampling intervals?
Great but disconnected
by Joel Norvell on 2021/04/07 04:20
I can’t help but give Decibel X a five star rating. But the truth is it’s a dead end. There is zero documentation for the software (except for the hints provided on screen which are helpful but insufficient). The support tab doesn’t load anything, and there is no connection with any community of users to enable people to develop skills in acoustics using the software. Sadly, it is also impossible to contact the developers. Fortunately, there is a great alternative which has none of these limitations. So I’m switching over to it now.
Everyone Should Have It!
by CrazyGamer330 on 2020/01/08 15:58
Having a decimal meter on your phone is so important in today’s very loud world if you want to protect your hearing. The high levels of sound in exercise classes, gyms, movie theaters, restaurants, sporting events, concerts can all be extremely damaging to hearing, even with very brief exposure. With this app you can check your environment instantly and know whether you should protect yourself with earplugs or remove yourself entirely. It’s excellent and I highly recommend it. It works great!
Awareness of loud sounds
by agnessss12 on 2018/02/14 15:28
I was not aware how important my hearing was to me till my daughter, whom is a doctor brought to my attention about my hearing. she mentioned to me I don’t seem to be hearing so well. It dawned on me that at work. I work with a lot of loud machine (I’m a cook). I proceeded to looked up a free Doppler to help me judge sounds around me. It’s important to me that I keep my hearing about me, well into my 90’s., if I live that long. I carry w/ me now at all times ear plugs for my safety! Thank goodness for the free Doppler device!
Awsome, too expensive
by rallyfan1234567890 on 2020/06/11 12:17
I don’t need this app, but the net in me loves it. I’d probably start it once every few weeks if even months and I cannot justify the subscription price. I’d buy it on an impulse if there was a flat fee like most other utilities. This is not a “service” that can be paid for as we go, just a utility app and a fixed-cost license to use it would be more appropriate. It is certainly not worth $60 per year every year and forever, this is literally a quarter the cost I pay for the gigantic Adobe Creative Suite which includes Photoshop, Premiere Pro, AfterEffects, Illustrator, Lightroom, Acrobat, and a dozen other apps.
New version works on XS MAX
by Capt. Gizmo on 2018/10/12 14:51
Developer responded to notify me that the new version works on the XS MAX. Glad to say it does. Unfortunately, the one time I needed it in months and months, was before it was fixed. Oh well, it’s a great utility though and nicely laid out. I can’t stand the ad header though. Holding back Pro features is fine, but I detest “ad removal” ransom on any app. This is mainly because it’s a distraction from the UX and, hopeful, thoughtful design that developers have poured into their apps...only to have them butchered by some ugly banner flying over part of their work.
dB Meter
by Rooster#1 on 2019/11/03 17:35
This app found its way on my phone 4 years ago and although it wasn’t the best performing app at the time, I didn’t replace it. It worked adequately for my needs. Today November 2019, the dB Meter is quite improved and I can recommend it to all who have a need for such a device. Basically, a dB phone meter is at the mercy of it’s ability to interact with the mic on the phone. IMO, the makers of this app have sorted this issue. I’m on an iPhone 8 currently.
Good Idea, one suggestion
by Elizabeth300 on 2018/11/24 17:58
This is a good app, does exactly what its supposed to. It ranks the decibels in what space you would hear them at, for example a quiet whisper or home, a subway, food blender, or even rocket launch. I would recommend this app even though I don’t use very much at all.(No pressing need to know the decibels I’m hearing ever) My one suggestion is to add facts about our hearing, like when a human would lose their hearing or hear ringing. It has the threshold of hearing labels on the chart, but more facts like that would be nice.
It is a simple, yet useful tool.
by Beckyboo-5 on 2019/06/11 17:14
Our use the app to quantify the complaint “it’s too noisy”. It allows me to put a number on how noisy a thing is so that I can compare it to how it sounds after I fix the noise, or to the sound of my normal speaking voice. The graphic display is useful for showing someone how loud it is, or isn’t. The best way to improve this app would be not to have pop up ads, that is an unreasonable expectation on a free app!
This app is good and saved my sanity
by The Real Vossome on 2021/02/04 00:48
I had a high-pitched ringing noise in my daughters room that was related to some sort of electrical interference, so quiet you could confuse it for tinnitus, and this app was able to not only confirm I wasn’t crazy by clearly showing it as a spike on the audio waveform, but also was sensitive enough that I could pinpoint the location of the cause behind the wall to within a foot. Probably also good for sound engineers 😂
Wow. Phenomenal design and functionality
by Psseelman on 2021/01/24 08:09
Downloaded to see if one tv scene was louder than another, was expecting a simple decimal number but holy cow live charts of the frequencies? The design of the app is so functional and perfectly built. Every button and label has a specific purpose and is just beautifully laid out. Love the ability to save data, would it be possible to save a csv of the datasets for each chart?
Misleading, No costumer service
by bleufyre on 2020/06/19 23:56
So last week I downloaded this to just check noise levels at a public function. Upon downloading it said I can try it for three days, after which it will charge me. So I say ok, I just need it for like 5 minutes, I’ll try it and go from there. It asks me for my Touch ID which usually happens before downloading apps. Next thing I know, they charged me 5.30$ for a monthly subscription! I immediately went on the app, canceled my ‘subscription’ and try to contact customer service, but no response and they’ve still charged me. It’s been 6 days, no response. How can one let this happen? What is this?
Pro video feature fails
by Erika Schanz on 2020/05/28 08:51
The main feature I was looking for when I paid for this app was the ability to overlay the decibel info over video. This app does that but promises that with the Pro version you can record videos longer than 15 seconds. There is a glitch that doesn’t allow this even after you pay for the app. It just keeps operating like you need to subscribe to Pro and cuts off after 15 seconds. Disappointing and frustrating for the needs I purchased it for.
Excellent
by Kfab12 on 2017/11/18 21:02
The app is easy to use and understand. Comparing it to the decibel meter I have from Radio Shack they are very close. It’s like comparing one temp thermometer to another, the usually don’t match but one degree or very close is good enough and that was the same when holding the two decibel meters side by side. Spend the $1.99 and get rid of those ads. I consider this decibel meter accurate (or in the ballpark) and dependable.
Excellent
by TSNewhart on 2017/10/13 18:01
We needed a sound level meter to measure some barely audible mechanical sounds in an aircraft cockpit. This app worked perfectly. We then used it to measure extremely high sound levels to test passive sound attenuation of various combat helicopter flight helmets. Again the app provided extremely accurate and therefore useful data. Excellent piece of software. Highly recommended.
Won’t use much now since Ad’s were added
by Advert H8R on 2020/12/28 01:38
I’ve had this app for several years & would use it occasionally. But I doubt very seriously that I’ll use it much now because each time when you begin a new listening session or “recording” as they call it, you’re forced to sit thru a 5 sec Ad. & that blows so badly, that it’s very likely that I won’t ever use it again. But prior to that occurring after this last update, circa. late ‘20, I liked using the app fairly well. Now? Not so much.
Nice app glad it’s fixed.
by jon314159265 on 2019/02/18 18:18
Press “Restore Purchases” every time I want to use an app that I paid for, or agree to a subscription??? Just annoying. But it looks to be fixed now. So that’s good. Accuracy seems reasonable, and I actually like the unweighted option. Also helpful to confirm that my kid is super loud and my stereo isn’t, which validates my position in a long standing family debate.
Useful and frequent updates
by DunDano on 2019/02/08 08:23
I have used the paid app for several years in restaurants and music venues to help control my exposure to harmful sound. The app is easy to use and informative. The app is frequently updated with features and themes. Version 7 cleaned up and enlarged everything with large fonts. I haven’t used the camera feature.
Retired CIH
by OSHAretiredCIH on 2018/01/15 22:12
As someone who used sound level meters over 35 years with OSHA this is an interesting concept. Technique for microphone orientation (perpendicular to line of noise or pointing directly at the source) could help with accuracy. Also, I could not find any peer reviewed professional articles on the accuracy of this device. I liked the integrating graphs and ability to change settings (fast/slow response, NIOSH/OSHA doubling) features.
Great for older folks
by Aruba4us on 2018/02/01 17:27
Being of an older age but thinking like someone younger, this app allows me to understand why I get so annoyed in most restaurants, movie theaters, and other public places. I will now carry ear plugs and put them on at a particular sound level. Maybe this will help with my getting annoyed. Maybe cold restaurants and other places is your next app.
Amazing that this app exists, thanks
by zzzxxx2019 on 2019/09/21 21:35
Downloaded this to check the decibel of the music my neighbor was playing outdoors. It was vibrating inside my house, i could hear it in every room of my house even with all the windows closed. Neighbors complained to the police, even after the police made them turn it down it still registers between 42-47.
Agreed. Many different applications!
by rkdr82 on 2019/07/26 05:29
From loud to soft music, but especially...WARNINGS to wear protection, be it a basketball game (just attended & needed protection) or a rock concert or perhaps classical music. I have not explored the entire application, as it was initially used to evaluate some decent speakers (one was in need of repair). I should have used it at the “arena ”, as ears are still ringing! (Bad from a doc’s point of view.) Thanks for a good +++++ app that we just need to use more!!! Thanks!
Not free, subscription only
by ShoobyTaylor on 2020/10/31 09:13
I’m not sure why this app wants me to pay, not $4.99, but $4.99 over and over again, every single month, forever, to use an app on my own phone, and I’m not gonna find out, because it won’t even let me test it out without signing up for a “free three day trial” that automatically defaults to turning into a paid monthly subscription. Sorry, I don’t rent software, I buy it. You only write it once, I only pay you for it once. Not over and over again, forever, just use software I already paid you for on my own phone. Deleting.
Food poisoning of Cookies!
by Shena4949 on 2019/05/30 16:20
IMO, this app will violate your privacy! No, I’m not giving you permission to record my conversations! I’m not giving you permission to share my anything! I could not even tell the app worked! The app also took me to screens that I could not find my way bk to the “Home Screen”! Don’t take me to a screen where I cannot get bk to the “Home page” of the app without me having to “x-out” of the entire app!!!! Why do you, software developer, take me to a page I can’t exit out of unless I “X-Out” of the entire app??? How dumb?!?!? And no, you’re not selling my personal data!!!
App is awesome but the ads!
by Kitsov on 2021/01/04 16:07
The ads are so overbearing that I gave up on trying it. 4 Ads and a nag to buy something (literally had to cancel a purchase) just to get into it, and I’ve seen 4 more in the 5 minutes I’ve been (attempting) to use it. It looks like the functionality is great... but I certainly wouldn’t spend money with them if this is how they treat people they are trying get to spend money. I can only imagine it would get worse.
Volunteer enthusiast
by ThumpBangs on 2018/03/31 13:43
I run sound as a volunteer at my church and in my own band. With my iPad sitting next to my smart monitor ? In comparison I am happy and confidant each programs measurement and am confident my field use is accurate enough for true adjustments even with the iPad mic. I like this app a lot and probably still will hook it up to a true reference mic but as is out of the box ? It's spot on.
Great App for noise protection
by some name not picked on 2020/01/01 17:11
Good meter. Have used this for several years and has never failed to deliver as expected. I use this to measure relative sound increase around work and away from work when an IH meter is not needed. Doesn’t matter if it’s totally accurate, just that it provides a relative reading to what the normal surroundings produce.
App rotation on iPhone 11pro max
by 3140sandrock on 2019/09/28 22:32
I notice that on the new iPhone 11pro max the app does not rotate as it did on my previous iPhone 6! When I use the ap the iPhone mike is facing my chest which I feel muffles the sound hitting the mike. I would like to see the app be rotatable so I can have the iPhone mike facing into clear space while having the app right side up. It would be so nice if you could make that change? Regards, Ian
Ok so far
by xfdcghbytf on 2019/02/06 15:04
Does what i need. Small enough use that i hope the authors get enough ad income from the ads i get when i switch functions. It has been hard to avoid hitting the free trial of the advanced button which i think cancels the really free ad version. If i get the project i need done two weeks from now with no annoyance i will come back and put 5 stars.
Paying for premium version and audio files won’t play and support will not respond
by jfrioden on 2020/08/12 21:55
I’ve paid for the premium version as I am trying to prove noise disturbances from a neighboring unit to my HOA; however, when I try to playback the saved recording it will tell me “audio file cannot be played”. I have since sent two emails to support and have been fully, completely ignored and it’s now past 4 months since the request was submitted. Not only won’t they give you what you’ve paid for they also will ignore support requests.
It has everything you would want and more!
by Optimist57 on 2021/04/15 03:27
I have only had this app for less than a day and I really like it. It has many features like recording an average or keeping a list of recordings that even purpose built noise meter devices often lack. I’d rate it six stars if I could.
Frustrating if you change your mind
by CFB2000 on 2019/06/06 14:48
Overall I have only one gripe with the app. If you subscribe to the premium $4.99/month service, there is no way for you to unsubscribe. I changed my mind on the monthly fee service but I can’t cancel. Otherwise, the app is awesome.
NOT FREE AT ALL
by west vic on 2021/03/10 02:42
I hate it when an app says “Free. In App Purchases” so you download it to try it out and then the only way you can “try it” is to agree to a “free trail” and then it charges you $4.99 a month until you cancel!!!! They put it on the consumer to cancel because they know consumers will forget and they will make money off that. Why not just have a “Lite” version for free and then you can buy it after. Why a “monthly fee” for a basic app that you should just pay $9 for and be able to use it as much as you want. 1 star based on principal alone.
One of the best apps available
by Paso_Bob on 2018/09/03 16:24
I was interested in replacing my garage door opener . It was very loud, but it was difficult to determine the specific source of the loud sound. It did not take long, using the decibel meter app to determine that the garage made much of the noise, but that the old motor was equally guilty. I replaced the motor and drive mechanism and just lubricated the door. PROBLEM SOLVED
Great little utility!
by Medsmon on 2017/11/17 14:14
I love this little decibel meter. While there is no easy way to calibrate it perfectly without having an absolute accuracy decibel meter for reference, it does a fantastic job of giving relative decibel measurements. And you can get the calibration quite close if you can find a very quiet room. Five stars for this great little utility!
Awesome app
by Dustin3214512321 on 2020/01/14 22:37
Not sure the accuracy but it seems to be ballpark enough. I like how it graphs over time the decibel level. This helps me keep track when working with power tools my sound exposure. I just wish I could purchase the app for a one time price instead of a subscription.
Not worth it! Can buy a professional sound meter instead
by EV Joy on 2020/02/19 19:55
Free is full of tricky, deceptive ads, that socially engineer you to click install now of junk Apps you’d never want. Paid version at basically $50 a year is totally NOT WORTH IT! $10/ yr would be more like it. I pay for good apps that are ethically engineered - This app has click bait, deceptive adds designed to trick you into accidentally clicking install or purchase junk Apps. No! Just the poor, shady ethics of there free version shows that they cannot be trusted for a business relationship. Why would I pay a business I can’t trust - that tries to deceive me. Free version-riddled with deceptive ads - not worth it. Paid version - way to expensive from a company you can’t trust - not worth it. Uninstalling now! And saving my money for a semi-professional sound meter!
Free Magic
by Sprydog13 on 2018/11/11 15:51
To paraphrase another reviewer, even the free version blows my mind. I always thought it would be cool to be able to measure sound pressure levels in cars at various speeds to compare with those reported in car magazines, but could never justify the $250 for a real device. To have this capability for free is just magical.
Immediate access
by forgetgit on 2019/12/29 21:41
I am impressed at the speed that I can tap this app and immediately know what sound level I am in . I recently attended a concert that the sound level was intense . After immediate confirmation of the levels on my cell phone we chose to leave . Thank you.
Boom in Silverado
by sweet T 23 on 2020/06/27 17:53
I have a Silverado with a stereo system into it is unreal can’t believe how accurate this app is telling us to dB on the stairs just myself into the professionals and you guys are right on the money with them. Thank you for making an app to so accurate and so professional thank you have a great day
Actually does what it says
by Helicarose on 2018/04/09 08:28
Most apps don’t do exactly what they say they do. I give you five stars because it actually did what it said it would. I just was looking for something that was different it but if you just looking to measure your sound level it’s a great app.....
Too many ads, makes it impossible to even use as trial.
by Stinkychacha on 2020/11/21 19:53
I would pay for a meter, but you have ads littering this app. It’s ridiculous the ads cover up areas to use and you can’t X out of them. Supposedly you can take video and review wave form, I’m a/b ing speakers/cables/audio equipment. ads cover up any useful data. Not going to pay if I can’t even see what I can do with software For basic decibal reading, it works. But I wouldn’t pay for it, no guarantee pop up ads will disappear.
Subscription?
by Barney Johnson on 2019/12/09 16:47
Unsubscribe from this in your app settings or at least check if you are still subscribed if you didn’t know you were. When you purchase the app it’s a subscription that continues that you may not know about. Why does a decibel meter app have a subscription? So they can make money. I wish they were more up front about that and that the subscription info was at the top of the description and not buried at the bottom.
Horrible free version
by Skiphx on 2018/05/16 14:27
I don’t know if it really works or not. I understand ads on free versions. I see them at the top. But in a quiet room i am about to start a test and a video ad pops up and I have volume turned up and it blows me out of my chair. Every time you start the app before it starts, an ad video plays. I just needed it for a one off. Might be worth the $5 price if you use it often but the stand alone is just to freaking (insert expletive of choice) annoying. Deleted from my phone.
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