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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
Good app
by Ernie Hoffman on 2020/10/21 21:16
Nice app I used in my car search for quite car 😀
Free only for 3 days
by S2Z1 on 2020/10/19 09:49
Disappointed that this app is free for only 3 days and then you want customers to pay. Please disclose this up front when writing up the app’s capabilities. It would have helped me to determine if your app is worth the trial or if this does not meet my needs prior to downloading.
Awesome
by owens rate on 2020/10/17 21:24
I really worked for hearing things when they get loud on my iPad 2
Know you know what you’re hearing
by Glory Holy on 2020/10/12 21:53
See audio as it really is. Using easy to understand meters and indicators.
Not worth the time
by Wasm7 on 2020/10/12 19:38
I don’t think it really works. So don’t spend the money!!!!
频繁推荐旗下app,频繁要求付费
by YG-2018 on 2020/10/11 02:32
付费功能毫无价值
Deceptive
by Billweb143 on 2020/10/11 00:59
This app is very deceptive. It tries to make you buy premium membership at first opening hoping to trick you into clicking on a 3 day free trial. Closing it out will take you to the free version. They are banking on people signing up for the free trial and forget at $4.99 a month. The price is OUTRAGEOUS for what it does!! STAY AWAY from this app!!!! Delete!
Awesome
by mekemeee on 2020/10/10 09:29
I love jt
Fraud.
by Hinoki01 on 2020/10/05 23:34
This app is titled as being free… But it is not. They require a credit card and a recurring subscription before you can even test the app. If they lie to you about this, what else are they lying to you about?
Can’t exit app
by hvacisloud on 2020/10/05 06:13
I have to restart the phone to kill it.
Misleading app
by nellison728 on 2020/10/04 20:44
Says free to download, but as soon as you launch it says you only get a 3-day trial. $5 a month after that
It’s reliable
by srg.polsky on 2020/10/04 03:43
The app is poggers
Not impressed
by ETP333 on 2020/09/29 22:18
I like the app when it works. However, when I am using it and an alarm on my phone goes off, the app locks up. - First I tried to reboot the phone and that didn’t work - Next, I deleted the app an reinstalled it and that worked - Then I was using the app and an alarm went off and it locked up - so I deleted and reinstalled the app and it worked - Then it happened again, so now I’m going to get a different app Sorry if I’m bothering you with this, but you asked. Earl
Fraud
by extremelygoodlookingguy on 2020/09/27 20:16
They require a pre-authorized credit card for future billing before app can be used free for a few days.
“Free” but with a subscription
by Dvbjuds on 2020/09/23 17:09
Are you kidding me? Don’t list an app as free and then require a 5 dollar subscription to use it. I wouldn’t care if that was the cost of it wasn’t listed as free.
nice
by Nice&Big on 2020/09/20 21:48
nice
Monthly subscription for an app-based SPL Meter!?
by davnsuzy on 2020/09/20 06:58
Sorry, no. A monthly fee for the extremely basic functionality of this app is ridiculous.
Mfcka
by PunyetaKayoLahat on 2020/09/19 09:55
Gd sht
Bait and Switch
by 123joy456789 on 2020/09/17 19:39
App is free but you have to agree to a recurring subscription before you can use it.
Love music- protect hearing
by chRrm on 2020/09/17 18:43
How do you know when it is too loud? Use your meter!
Misleading
by moni15 on 2020/09/11 16:07
This app requires a payment subscription to use. It claims it has a 3 day trial but still requires me to give my card info for a subscription that I would later cancel.
Not free!
by Firelilyrulez1 on 2020/09/10 23:11
It is not free it requires a subscription!
Not free
by coool head on 2020/09/08 17:29
I searched the App Store for free decibel meter. This one shows up but it’s not free.
Garbage.
by commonman2 on 2020/09/05 20:42
It’s a useless app. I’m using it to test my speakers and it shows an automobiles level noise when they are at ear bleeding levels.
Is just excellent
by mitreghoutredfs on 2020/09/03 06:03
I borrow a professional meter and I was surprised for the precision. I loved
Not a review
by gitchel on 2020/09/02 23:58
I can’t review this app. When you open it, it requires a subscription. Apparently, they think I trust them so much that I’m sure to send them money without even getting to start the app. Are you nuts? What is wrong with your head?
Scam
by e r b app review on 2020/09/02 22:22
I uninstalled the app after a few min and it still charged me a few days later. There is no option to unsubscribe in settings! This is BS. Refund my money!
This is fun l annoy my mom then l hide in my room 5 star 💫 get this app NOW
by Mamanate on 2020/09/02 16:41
Hi
I thought it was free
by Rocksterrr on 2020/09/02 01:04
After loading the app I discovered that there was a free 3 day trial period, after that there is an automatic monthly charge. I deleted it right away but it remains to be seen whether or not I’ll get charged. I feel like I’ve been deceived by sneaky marketing tactics.
Useful app
by Andy 1268 on 2020/08/29 20:18
Great app. Not calibrated I think, but gives good baseline and comparative measurements
$5/month?
by Unatommer on 2020/08/27 20:18
Upon opening for the first time, it makes you sign up for a $5/mo subscription that activates after 3 days. i need an option to try first. Uninstalled.
Can’t use without even committing to pay
by 573267435777436775 on 2020/08/27 19:08
Free trials myarse... let people try at least basic feature instead of asking to pay upfront (ok commit to pay )
Helped a lot!
by Benjamin a peter on 2020/08/24 05:36
Helped me a lot as I have tinnitus. Their Apple Watch app is a life saver as I need to monitor the surroundings
App is worthless without purchase
by Kellem1 on 2020/08/23 04:01
$5 per month subscription required
Excellent
by earbudsallnite on 2020/08/23 00:59
Works fine on my iPhone. I’ve compared the readings to high end decibel measuring devices and the readings are always within 1/2 of one decibel.
Hey
by fdgafiofcxbgdssddgjj on 2020/08/22 23:11
Horriable
Easy Peasy
by minkernt on 2020/08/21 10:35
Easy to learn. Multiple export formats. Provides good documentation when measuring data for legal purposes.
Too much
by Burga96337 on 2020/08/20 19:22
$5 a month? Not worth it.
Rip off company!
by OneHundred% on 2020/08/16 01:51
Stealing the dB meter from paying customers for the all in 1 app is crooked behavior.
Money shake down
by Lebeauxski on 2020/08/14 16:28
Downloaded and agreed to trial, haven’t even got to a place to try the app, already asking for review. Really this is only based on the shake down.
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.
NOT FREE
by N. O. I. S. E. on 2020/08/12 19:07
Said FREE. NOT FREE.
DOPE LOVE IT THANKS ONE LUV
by J DA socket on 2020/08/10 14:48
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Gift
by Street & Number on 2020/08/07 00:28
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SO not free
by SHGB on 2020/08/06 16:19
It’s impossible to use without signing up for paid trial. Explained in lots of other reviews. Shoulda read them before downloading. Big waste of time
Misleading
by Sandstrca on 2020/08/04 19:33
Free Trial is only 3 days and requires enrollment in auto billing- which then requires 24 hour notice - which really only makes the trail 2 days. If you can figure out whether it will work for your purposes and if not; you remember to cancel all in 2 days - then this might be for you. But they’re banking (literally) on you forgetting so they can just keep billing. Not for me.
The free trial subscription is tricky
by Pacerpoiu on 2020/08/03 18:13
The free trial subscription is tricky! If you don’t pay enough attention, you will end up to pay for your not reading the fine print. I think I canceled the free trial right away but not sure. I will see!
I need support.....
by ed from nc on 2020/08/03 17:33
I went to your website and clicked on the link for SUPPORT and nothing loaded. I downloaded this app by mistake and need to know how to cancel the subscription....I do not have iTunes but rather Music instead and can not figure out how to cancel this app..... I need some help.... NOW!
Can't evaluate app without 3 day trial
by stvitis on 2020/07/31 21:15
Can't evaluate app without 3 day trial which converts to paid automatically, and I'd forget to cancel. Might be worth the 4.99/ month, wish there was a way to find out without accidentally getting charged. Partly Apple's fault.
Awesome tool
by jhs1961 on 2020/07/30 23:33
What a great tool to use on our worship team!
Bad Advertising
by Tinkerton250 on 2020/07/30 21:42
This app is shown as free on the App Store. The catch is that it’s only free for 3 days. Then the trial ends and you have to pay. There is absolutely nothing that this app does for free without entering your payment information.
Total Rip. FREE (for 3 days then $5 mo)
by Renegadebgp on 2020/07/28 18:43
Wasted my time downloading this
Susbscriptiom scam!
by saavy customer on 2020/07/28 07:12
I deleted this as soon as it said I could “try” it for three days, then had to cancel the “subscription” or pay £4.99 a month. What a load of crap! Don’t place the burden on me to cancel or pay. That’s how diet pill scams work. Legitimate businesses don’t need to rely on customers forgetting to cancel in order to profit.
0 Star if i could
by danriverg on 2020/07/27 21:10
0 star if i could
Obnoxious behavior - only way to close the app? Power off.
by 2015itunesname on 2020/07/25 02:50
I would’ve “upgraded “ to the paid version except for the fact that I can’t find any way of closing the app. I had to turn off the phone and back on to get rid of it.
Has no free functionality
by dan.the on 2020/07/24 16:48
You can’t use any features of this app without paying or starting a 3-day trial that auto-renews. Just make this a paid app so I don’t waste my time downloading something so useless.
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?
Expensive
by Kary Lou on 2020/07/20 15:11
Apple doesn’t show prices in the App Store so if you want something you don’t know until after you download load it what the cost is. This app is too expensive
Can’t use without subscribing
by Danoli77 on 2020/07/19 13:21
Very misleading when they say “in app purchase” Can’t use without subscribing
yes
by yeosangs fat pp on 2020/07/17 07:29
me and my friend played a game to stay under 70 decibels and this worked great. caused her lots of pain and was very accurate 🥰
great looking app
by mine0.0 on 2020/07/16 04:10
t😎 🐿
Can’t try before subscribing
by benbelly on 2020/07/13 17:49
Requires a subscription & commitment before even allowing you to try it.
Scam
by Paul 1952 on 2020/07/11 01:30
Looks like this is free but it sets up a recurring charge. Beware.
Not Free
by Tonyboy1@ on 2020/07/10 02:40
Only 3 Day trail
Essential audio metering app
by whatnowIneedanicknameaargh on 2020/07/05 05:12
Don’t intrude on my work to solicit a rating, unless u want the lowest
Very good ay measuring sound
by Chrissy4605 on 2020/07/04 15:19
Being a musician and having tinnitus, it is very important for me to know how loud my environment. There are some good options in Decibel that are not found in lesser programs. I am very glad I had the intuition to recognize Decibel from my life experiences.
Like the graphics
by I care for cats on 2020/07/03 14:18
Easy to use and very easy to read
3 day trial
by Why 4/4? on 2020/06/30 20:42
Why make me go and forcefully cancel the subscription? Why not offer three days THEN offer the option to continue rather than it being the default
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
Tech Glitch.
by hercprsound on 2020/06/26 02:22
I wanted to see how loud the stereo is in the car, but as soon as I open the decibel app, the music shuts off. Um, no, this isn’t quite right.
Subscription model?!?!?
by __redruM on 2020/06/26 00:14
App trys to set up a 5$ month reoccurring payment with small print. For this type of app that is stupid.
Requires subscription to do anything
by grant99 on 2020/06/20 02:19
Warning! Subscription required
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?
dbl
by Rushclark on 2020/06/19 23:15
Very useful app!
GREAT TUNES
by kmills49 on 2020/06/16 02:03
If you need to ensure you are not playing your music too load, this AP rocks! 65 dB is the level where your music is considered too high.
EXCELLENT !!!
by Hokyoji on 2020/06/13 16:38
Fine piece of software 😁👍🌈🌈
“Upgrade” brought unwanted ads
by jcac2 on 2020/06/12 13:41
Version I purchased several years ago as part of Toolkit promised no ads. Now am getting ads.
Freezes
by Reviewer73920 on 2020/06/12 01:24
It works for a few seconds then it freezes.
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.
So useful !
by Nickname 12344333 on 2020/06/09 16:46
Helps me gauge whether to use earplugs
New App
by Zeta1$2? on 2020/06/06 01:25
This App is cool. I need it because my neighbor constantly uses loud saws in a residential area. I did not like the offer for 7 free days that changes to 3 free days once you agree to the free trial.
No Ad version $$$
by Eli_084 on 2020/06/04 23:33
The no advertisements version of this app is incredibly expensive 4.99 PER MONTH. There’s no way your ads makes 4.99 a month. $5 ONCE, and then maybe $1 a year for updates 👌. Don’t get unless you’re okay with very obtrusive ads.
Works great.
by LeoR0987654321 on 2020/06/01 21:20
Works great
Good App, dishonest billing practices
by mukkoka on 2020/05/31 16:28
It’s not a 3 day free trial if you force the user to pay for a new subscription 24 hours before the trial ends. That’s just wrong.
Very cool but....
by link halo 07 on 2020/05/30 18:43
I love this app it is very accurate I like the gage that shows the noise level but there is no way to set up a recording of the sound
Handy
by Digirat on 2020/05/29 17:11
Person can know when to pull out of a musical event before damage to hearing
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.
can’t find option to remove ads
by metr01d on 2020/05/28 00:45
IAP indicates option to remove ads. However, within the app, you only see a trial subscription for upgraded features. Clicking on the ad icon which i thought may be the way to purchase the no ad IAP, results in a black screen with no way to revert to the previous screen. Had to kill the app and start again.
It’s not free
by paco-7 on 2020/05/25 04:04
It’s not free don’t wast your time
pay to use even for the trial
by 泰书华 on 2020/05/24 21:28
no. im not giving you my credit card for a trial.
Was free, was made to upgrade and now it costs (quite a bit!)Will delete.
by Pjt3 on 2020/05/15 18:50
Will delete.
Not trustworthy
by Konbex9 on 2020/05/15 04:17
Installed the app and went to start the free trial. Free trial, great right? No. One part of the screen says “3 days free” and another part says “7 days free”. They’re hoping you see the 7 and don’t cancel within 3 days. If I can’t even trust you to be honest with the length of the free trial how can I trust this app does what it is supposed to do?
7 day Trial then Automatically Billed Monthly
by JJFlashX on 2020/05/13 09:27
The Free Version is to use for 7 days then you are AUTOMATICALLY billed $3.99 per month just to use the App. You must cancel the App in the App Store in order to not be billed. Deleted immediately.
A monthly subscription for a noise meter?
by RobinSN90 on 2020/05/12 17:23
Give me a break. What a ripoff. Developer is a crook.
Not a Free APP
by LanceE. on 2020/05/10 02:23
Well a minor correction, it’s free for 1 week then it’s $3.99/month. I’ve wasted a lot of time downloading a dB APP then come to find out I’ll have to pay for it. I just wish all APP companies spell this out before I download. All I wanted to do is to verify the decibel level of an appliance I plan to purchase. Thank you :( 5/9/20
3 day trial only that’s NOT Free
by Zen from DC on 2020/05/03 17:03
Too quick of a trial to even assess
Be careful with the trial! Shady practice.
by prusamini on 2020/04/28 03:18
The app clearly says 7 day free trial, but the app store begins charging after 3 days. If you aren't paying attention you might just click through after their misleading advertisement.
Terrible
by Swkntx on 2020/04/27 22:13
Trash, could not use with Apple Music!!
Great app
by leo mark perez on 2020/04/26 16:25
App is awesome
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.
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!!!
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
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?
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!
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.
Awareness of loud sounds
by plug ping 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!
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!
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 $1.99 and get rid of those ads. I consider this decibel meter accurate (or in the ballpark) and dependable.
Pro video feature fails
by Erika Schanz on 2020/05/28 08:51
The main feature I was looking for when I paid for this app was the ability to overlay the decibel info over video. This app does that but promises that with the Pro version you can record videos longer than 15 seconds. There is a glitch that doesn’t allow this even after you pay for the app. It just keeps operating like you need to subscribe to Pro and cuts off after 15 seconds. Disappointing and frustrating for the needs I purchased it for.
Misleading, No costumer service
by bleufyre on 2020/06/19 23:56
So last week I downloaded this to just check noise levels at a public function. Upon downloading it said I can try it for three days, after which it will charge me. So I say ok, I just need it for like 5 minutes, I’ll try it and go from there. It asks me for my Touch ID which usually happens before downloading apps. Next thing I know, they charged me 5.30$ 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?
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.
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.
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!
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!!!
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.
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
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
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!
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.
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.....
Crashes when turned sideways
by Adakockenzh on 2018/01/26 21:15
This app is great but crashes when turned sideways if it’s not on the first page. This is annoying and has been an issue for a while now, probably from newer versions of iOS.
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.
Great!
by Home brewer 0127 on 2018/01/17 03:56
Simple to use, easy to understand, and accurate. Graph shows recent data, each level has a description of equivalence, like Average Conversation. Max is also tracked. This is handy for checking if you are close to a noise complaint, or hearing damage.
Love it
by Jkmoore1010101 on 2017/10/12 00:53
Excellent App. Simple to use and gives examples of things at current decibel level, e.g. quiet whisper, noisy street, etc. the one feature I’d love to see is hearing loss info for given durations at a given distance at current sound. But I use this app all the time and love it. It is real intuitive and ad free.
Good app
by _cam- on 2018/11/05 06:53
Everyone who poorly rated saying “it registers 30 dB in a quiet room” need to realize that breathing is 10 dB and a library can be up to 40 dB. So of course your room is going to be at least 30 dB. It’s a good and accurate app, and the ads are something you have to deal with. It’s a free app. Toughen up
More accurate, but error in danger zone
by K8inLA on 2018/09/08 23:39
The latest version of the app is more accurate, and being able to set the weighting is a big improvement, but changing the red danger zone from 75 dB to 95 dB is just plain wrong. Even the NIOSH website says you should wear ear protection for any amount of time at 85 dB, and for children it should be even lower.
Ruined
by Rodhashemi on 2017/10/03 02:09
When I first downloaded his app a couple years a ago it was really good and I loved it, with the recent updates they changed the interface and made it look much better but now it keeps lagging all the time, and the way it does it makes it look like it’s supposed to be like that, I don’t know if that’s true or not but the lagging effects the graph and just doesn’t look good, so please fix if this is a glitch or change it to no lags if it’s supposed to be like that.
Thanks for Fixing In-App Purchase Restoral Issue
by ChocolutWunder on 2019/02/18 04:25
As I have stated previously this SLM app is the best in breed! This is THE go to SLM app. Skypaw is not satisfied resting on their laurels and continue to rollout enhancements. Want to thank you personally for correcting purchase restore issue. Now I see my Modern Theme without ads like I am accustomed. Grateful. Onward and upward!
Idk what to name it
by Look at me im mr.meseks on 2019/06/10 22:16
This is the 1st dB meter that I’ve downloaded. I am pretty impressed with it it has a camera feature and it seems pretty reliable. One thing that I do not like is for over half of the features you need to buy there “premium”. Which I guess is normal for an app which is free. Overall a pretty good app.
Nice to have.
by agimages on 2018/10/14 15:04
I have hearing loss. In order to preserve what I have left I use this to determine which tools I use which require use of hearing protection. To my surprise even my Jet small dust collector is loud enough to require me to use hearing protection. Great app. Thanks for making it available.
Works well but...
by 143216357df on 2019/05/23 00:27
This app seems to work well for measuring decibel levels however you do need to sign up for a subscription that is free for the first three days. That’s all fine and dandy as they assure you you can cancel within three days from inside the app under settings. my problem is there doesn’t appear to be an option for this within settings. Also the email support link from in the app does not respond. I’m using an iPhone XS.
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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
Good app
by Ernie Hoffman on 2020/10/21 21:16
Nice app I used in my car search for quite car 😀
Free only for 3 days
by S2Z1 on 2020/10/19 09:49
Disappointed that this app is free for only 3 days and then you want customers to pay. Please disclose this up front when writing up the app’s capabilities. It would have helped me to determine if your app is worth the trial or if this does not meet my needs prior to downloading.
Awesome
by owens rate on 2020/10/17 21:24
I really worked for hearing things when they get loud on my iPad 2
Know you know what you’re hearing
by Glory Holy on 2020/10/12 21:53
See audio as it really is. Using easy to understand meters and indicators.
Not worth the time
by Wasm7 on 2020/10/12 19:38
I don’t think it really works. So don’t spend the money!!!!
频繁推荐旗下app,频繁要求付费
by YG-2018 on 2020/10/11 02:32
付费功能毫无价值
Deceptive
by Billweb143 on 2020/10/11 00:59
This app is very deceptive. It tries to make you buy premium membership at first opening hoping to trick you into clicking on a 3 day free trial. Closing it out will take you to the free version. They are banking on people signing up for the free trial and forget at $4.99 a month. The price is OUTRAGEOUS for what it does!! STAY AWAY from this app!!!! Delete!
Awesome
by mekemeee on 2020/10/10 09:29
I love jt
Fraud.
by Hinoki01 on 2020/10/05 23:34
This app is titled as being free… But it is not. They require a credit card and a recurring subscription before you can even test the app. If they lie to you about this, what else are they lying to you about?
Can’t exit app
by hvacisloud on 2020/10/05 06:13
I have to restart the phone to kill it.
Misleading app
by nellison728 on 2020/10/04 20:44
Says free to download, but as soon as you launch it says you only get a 3-day trial. $5 a month after that
It’s reliable
by srg.polsky on 2020/10/04 03:43
The app is poggers
Not impressed
by ETP333 on 2020/09/29 22:18
I like the app when it works. However, when I am using it and an alarm on my phone goes off, the app locks up. - First I tried to reboot the phone and that didn’t work - Next, I deleted the app an reinstalled it and that worked - Then I was using the app and an alarm went off and it locked up - so I deleted and reinstalled the app and it worked - Then it happened again, so now I’m going to get a different app Sorry if I’m bothering you with this, but you asked. Earl
Fraud
by extremelygoodlookingguy on 2020/09/27 20:16
They require a pre-authorized credit card for future billing before app can be used free for a few days.
“Free” but with a subscription
by Dvbjuds on 2020/09/23 17:09
Are you kidding me? Don’t list an app as free and then require a 5 dollar subscription to use it. I wouldn’t care if that was the cost of it wasn’t listed as free.
nice
by Nice&Big on 2020/09/20 21:48
nice
Monthly subscription for an app-based SPL Meter!?
by davnsuzy on 2020/09/20 06:58
Sorry, no. A monthly fee for the extremely basic functionality of this app is ridiculous.
Mfcka
by PunyetaKayoLahat on 2020/09/19 09:55
Gd sht
Bait and Switch
by 123joy456789 on 2020/09/17 19:39
App is free but you have to agree to a recurring subscription before you can use it.
Love music- protect hearing
by chRrm on 2020/09/17 18:43
How do you know when it is too loud? Use your meter!
Misleading
by moni15 on 2020/09/11 16:07
This app requires a payment subscription to use. It claims it has a 3 day trial but still requires me to give my card info for a subscription that I would later cancel.
Not free!
by Firelilyrulez1 on 2020/09/10 23:11
It is not free it requires a subscription!
Not free
by coool head on 2020/09/08 17:29
I searched the App Store for free decibel meter. This one shows up but it’s not free.
Garbage.
by commonman2 on 2020/09/05 20:42
It’s a useless app. I’m using it to test my speakers and it shows an automobiles level noise when they are at ear bleeding levels.
Is just excellent
by mitreghoutredfs on 2020/09/03 06:03
I borrow a professional meter and I was surprised for the precision. I loved
Not a review
by gitchel on 2020/09/02 23:58
I can’t review this app. When you open it, it requires a subscription. Apparently, they think I trust them so much that I’m sure to send them money without even getting to start the app. Are you nuts? What is wrong with your head?
Scam
by e r b app review on 2020/09/02 22:22
I uninstalled the app after a few min and it still charged me a few days later. There is no option to unsubscribe in settings! This is BS. Refund my money!
This is fun l annoy my mom then l hide in my room 5 star 💫 get this app NOW
by Mamanate on 2020/09/02 16:41
Hi
I thought it was free
by Rocksterrr on 2020/09/02 01:04
After loading the app I discovered that there was a free 3 day trial period, after that there is an automatic monthly charge. I deleted it right away but it remains to be seen whether or not I’ll get charged. I feel like I’ve been deceived by sneaky marketing tactics.
Useful app
by Andy 1268 on 2020/08/29 20:18
Great app. Not calibrated I think, but gives good baseline and comparative measurements
$5/month?
by Unatommer on 2020/08/27 20:18
Upon opening for the first time, it makes you sign up for a $5/mo subscription that activates after 3 days. i need an option to try first. Uninstalled.
Can’t use without even committing to pay
by 573267435777436775 on 2020/08/27 19:08
Free trials myarse... let people try at least basic feature instead of asking to pay upfront (ok commit to pay )
Helped a lot!
by Benjamin a peter on 2020/08/24 05:36
Helped me a lot as I have tinnitus. Their Apple Watch app is a life saver as I need to monitor the surroundings
App is worthless without purchase
by Kellem1 on 2020/08/23 04:01
$5 per month subscription required
Excellent
by earbudsallnite on 2020/08/23 00:59
Works fine on my iPhone. I’ve compared the readings to high end decibel measuring devices and the readings are always within 1/2 of one decibel.
Hey
by fdgafiofcxbgdssddgjj on 2020/08/22 23:11
Horriable
Easy Peasy
by minkernt on 2020/08/21 10:35
Easy to learn. Multiple export formats. Provides good documentation when measuring data for legal purposes.
Too much
by Burga96337 on 2020/08/20 19:22
$5 a month? Not worth it.
Rip off company!
by OneHundred% on 2020/08/16 01:51
Stealing the dB meter from paying customers for the all in 1 app is crooked behavior.
Money shake down
by Lebeauxski on 2020/08/14 16:28
Downloaded and agreed to trial, haven’t even got to a place to try the app, already asking for review. Really this is only based on the shake down.
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.
NOT FREE
by N. O. I. S. E. on 2020/08/12 19:07
Said FREE. NOT FREE.
DOPE LOVE IT THANKS ONE LUV
by J DA socket on 2020/08/10 14:48
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Gift
by Street & Number on 2020/08/07 00:28
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SO not free
by SHGB on 2020/08/06 16:19
It’s impossible to use without signing up for paid trial. Explained in lots of other reviews. Shoulda read them before downloading. Big waste of time
Misleading
by Sandstrca on 2020/08/04 19:33
Free Trial is only 3 days and requires enrollment in auto billing- which then requires 24 hour notice - which really only makes the trail 2 days. If you can figure out whether it will work for your purposes and if not; you remember to cancel all in 2 days - then this might be for you. But they’re banking (literally) on you forgetting so they can just keep billing. Not for me.
The free trial subscription is tricky
by Pacerpoiu on 2020/08/03 18:13
The free trial subscription is tricky! If you don’t pay enough attention, you will end up to pay for your not reading the fine print. I think I canceled the free trial right away but not sure. I will see!
I need support.....
by ed from nc on 2020/08/03 17:33
I went to your website and clicked on the link for SUPPORT and nothing loaded. I downloaded this app by mistake and need to know how to cancel the subscription....I do not have iTunes but rather Music instead and can not figure out how to cancel this app..... I need some help.... NOW!
Can't evaluate app without 3 day trial
by stvitis on 2020/07/31 21:15
Can't evaluate app without 3 day trial which converts to paid automatically, and I'd forget to cancel. Might be worth the 4.99/ month, wish there was a way to find out without accidentally getting charged. Partly Apple's fault.
Awesome tool
by jhs1961 on 2020/07/30 23:33
What a great tool to use on our worship team!
Bad Advertising
by Tinkerton250 on 2020/07/30 21:42
This app is shown as free on the App Store. The catch is that it’s only free for 3 days. Then the trial ends and you have to pay. There is absolutely nothing that this app does for free without entering your payment information.
Total Rip. FREE (for 3 days then $5 mo)
by Renegadebgp on 2020/07/28 18:43
Wasted my time downloading this
Susbscriptiom scam!
by saavy customer on 2020/07/28 07:12
I deleted this as soon as it said I could “try” it for three days, then had to cancel the “subscription” or pay £4.99 a month. What a load of crap! Don’t place the burden on me to cancel or pay. That’s how diet pill scams work. Legitimate businesses don’t need to rely on customers forgetting to cancel in order to profit.
0 Star if i could
by danriverg on 2020/07/27 21:10
0 star if i could
Obnoxious behavior - only way to close the app? Power off.
by 2015itunesname on 2020/07/25 02:50
I would’ve “upgraded “ to the paid version except for the fact that I can’t find any way of closing the app. I had to turn off the phone and back on to get rid of it.
Has no free functionality
by dan.the on 2020/07/24 16:48
You can’t use any features of this app without paying or starting a 3-day trial that auto-renews. Just make this a paid app so I don’t waste my time downloading something so useless.
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?
Expensive
by Kary Lou on 2020/07/20 15:11
Apple doesn’t show prices in the App Store so if you want something you don’t know until after you download load it what the cost is. This app is too expensive
Can’t use without subscribing
by Danoli77 on 2020/07/19 13:21
Very misleading when they say “in app purchase” Can’t use without subscribing
yes
by yeosangs fat pp on 2020/07/17 07:29
me and my friend played a game to stay under 70 decibels and this worked great. caused her lots of pain and was very accurate 🥰
great looking app
by mine0.0 on 2020/07/16 04:10
t😎 🐿
Can’t try before subscribing
by benbelly on 2020/07/13 17:49
Requires a subscription & commitment before even allowing you to try it.
Scam
by Paul 1952 on 2020/07/11 01:30
Looks like this is free but it sets up a recurring charge. Beware.
Not Free
by Tonyboy1@ on 2020/07/10 02:40
Only 3 Day trail
Essential audio metering app
by whatnowIneedanicknameaargh on 2020/07/05 05:12
Don’t intrude on my work to solicit a rating, unless u want the lowest
Very good ay measuring sound
by Chrissy4605 on 2020/07/04 15:19
Being a musician and having tinnitus, it is very important for me to know how loud my environment. There are some good options in Decibel that are not found in lesser programs. I am very glad I had the intuition to recognize Decibel from my life experiences.
Like the graphics
by I care for cats on 2020/07/03 14:18
Easy to use and very easy to read
3 day trial
by Why 4/4? on 2020/06/30 20:42
Why make me go and forcefully cancel the subscription? Why not offer three days THEN offer the option to continue rather than it being the default
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
Tech Glitch.
by hercprsound on 2020/06/26 02:22
I wanted to see how loud the stereo is in the car, but as soon as I open the decibel app, the music shuts off. Um, no, this isn’t quite right.
Subscription model?!?!?
by __redruM on 2020/06/26 00:14
App trys to set up a 5$ month reoccurring payment with small print. For this type of app that is stupid.
Requires subscription to do anything
by grant99 on 2020/06/20 02:19
Warning! Subscription required
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?
dbl
by Rushclark on 2020/06/19 23:15
Very useful app!
GREAT TUNES
by kmills49 on 2020/06/16 02:03
If you need to ensure you are not playing your music too load, this AP rocks! 65 dB is the level where your music is considered too high.
EXCELLENT !!!
by Hokyoji on 2020/06/13 16:38
Fine piece of software 😁👍🌈🌈
“Upgrade” brought unwanted ads
by jcac2 on 2020/06/12 13:41
Version I purchased several years ago as part of Toolkit promised no ads. Now am getting ads.
Freezes
by Reviewer73920 on 2020/06/12 01:24
It works for a few seconds then it freezes.
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.
So useful !
by Nickname 12344333 on 2020/06/09 16:46
Helps me gauge whether to use earplugs
New App
by Zeta1$2? on 2020/06/06 01:25
This App is cool. I need it because my neighbor constantly uses loud saws in a residential area. I did not like the offer for 7 free days that changes to 3 free days once you agree to the free trial.
No Ad version $$$
by Eli_084 on 2020/06/04 23:33
The no advertisements version of this app is incredibly expensive 4.99 PER MONTH. There’s no way your ads makes 4.99 a month. $5 ONCE, and then maybe $1 a year for updates 👌. Don’t get unless you’re okay with very obtrusive ads.
Works great.
by LeoR0987654321 on 2020/06/01 21:20
Works great
Good App, dishonest billing practices
by mukkoka on 2020/05/31 16:28
It’s not a 3 day free trial if you force the user to pay for a new subscription 24 hours before the trial ends. That’s just wrong.
Very cool but....
by link halo 07 on 2020/05/30 18:43
I love this app it is very accurate I like the gage that shows the noise level but there is no way to set up a recording of the sound
Handy
by Digirat on 2020/05/29 17:11
Person can know when to pull out of a musical event before damage to hearing
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.
can’t find option to remove ads
by metr01d on 2020/05/28 00:45
IAP indicates option to remove ads. However, within the app, you only see a trial subscription for upgraded features. Clicking on the ad icon which i thought may be the way to purchase the no ad IAP, results in a black screen with no way to revert to the previous screen. Had to kill the app and start again.
It’s not free
by paco-7 on 2020/05/25 04:04
It’s not free don’t wast your time
pay to use even for the trial
by 泰书华 on 2020/05/24 21:28
no. im not giving you my credit card for a trial.
Was free, was made to upgrade and now it costs (quite a bit!)Will delete.
by Pjt3 on 2020/05/15 18:50
Will delete.
Not trustworthy
by Konbex9 on 2020/05/15 04:17
Installed the app and went to start the free trial. Free trial, great right? No. One part of the screen says “3 days free” and another part says “7 days free”. They’re hoping you see the 7 and don’t cancel within 3 days. If I can’t even trust you to be honest with the length of the free trial how can I trust this app does what it is supposed to do?
7 day Trial then Automatically Billed Monthly
by JJFlashX on 2020/05/13 09:27
The Free Version is to use for 7 days then you are AUTOMATICALLY billed $3.99 per month just to use the App. You must cancel the App in the App Store in order to not be billed. Deleted immediately.
A monthly subscription for a noise meter?
by RobinSN90 on 2020/05/12 17:23
Give me a break. What a ripoff. Developer is a crook.
Not a Free APP
by LanceE. on 2020/05/10 02:23
Well a minor correction, it’s free for 1 week then it’s $3.99/month. I’ve wasted a lot of time downloading a dB APP then come to find out I’ll have to pay for it. I just wish all APP companies spell this out before I download. All I wanted to do is to verify the decibel level of an appliance I plan to purchase. Thank you :( 5/9/20
3 day trial only that’s NOT Free
by Zen from DC on 2020/05/03 17:03
Too quick of a trial to even assess
Be careful with the trial! Shady practice.
by prusamini on 2020/04/28 03:18
The app clearly says 7 day free trial, but the app store begins charging after 3 days. If you aren't paying attention you might just click through after their misleading advertisement.
Terrible
by Swkntx on 2020/04/27 22:13
Trash, could not use with Apple Music!!
Great app
by leo mark perez on 2020/04/26 16:25
App is awesome
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.
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!!!
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
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?
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!
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.
Awareness of loud sounds
by plug ping 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!
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!
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 $1.99 and get rid of those ads. I consider this decibel meter accurate (or in the ballpark) and dependable.
Pro video feature fails
by Erika Schanz on 2020/05/28 08:51
The main feature I was looking for when I paid for this app was the ability to overlay the decibel info over video. This app does that but promises that with the Pro version you can record videos longer than 15 seconds. There is a glitch that doesn’t allow this even after you pay for the app. It just keeps operating like you need to subscribe to Pro and cuts off after 15 seconds. Disappointing and frustrating for the needs I purchased it for.
Misleading, No costumer service
by bleufyre on 2020/06/19 23:56
So last week I downloaded this to just check noise levels at a public function. Upon downloading it said I can try it for three days, after which it will charge me. So I say ok, I just need it for like 5 minutes, I’ll try it and go from there. It asks me for my Touch ID which usually happens before downloading apps. Next thing I know, they charged me 5.30$ 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?
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.
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.
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!
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!!!
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.
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
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
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!
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.
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.....
Crashes when turned sideways
by Adakockenzh on 2018/01/26 21:15
This app is great but crashes when turned sideways if it’s not on the first page. This is annoying and has been an issue for a while now, probably from newer versions of iOS.
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.
Great!
by Home brewer 0127 on 2018/01/17 03:56
Simple to use, easy to understand, and accurate. Graph shows recent data, each level has a description of equivalence, like Average Conversation. Max is also tracked. This is handy for checking if you are close to a noise complaint, or hearing damage.
Love it
by Jkmoore1010101 on 2017/10/12 00:53
Excellent App. Simple to use and gives examples of things at current decibel level, e.g. quiet whisper, noisy street, etc. the one feature I’d love to see is hearing loss info for given durations at a given distance at current sound. But I use this app all the time and love it. It is real intuitive and ad free.
Good app
by _cam- on 2018/11/05 06:53
Everyone who poorly rated saying “it registers 30 dB in a quiet room” need to realize that breathing is 10 dB and a library can be up to 40 dB. So of course your room is going to be at least 30 dB. It’s a good and accurate app, and the ads are something you have to deal with. It’s a free app. Toughen up
More accurate, but error in danger zone
by K8inLA on 2018/09/08 23:39
The latest version of the app is more accurate, and being able to set the weighting is a big improvement, but changing the red danger zone from 75 dB to 95 dB is just plain wrong. Even the NIOSH website says you should wear ear protection for any amount of time at 85 dB, and for children it should be even lower.
Ruined
by Rodhashemi on 2017/10/03 02:09
When I first downloaded his app a couple years a ago it was really good and I loved it, with the recent updates they changed the interface and made it look much better but now it keeps lagging all the time, and the way it does it makes it look like it’s supposed to be like that, I don’t know if that’s true or not but the lagging effects the graph and just doesn’t look good, so please fix if this is a glitch or change it to no lags if it’s supposed to be like that.
Thanks for Fixing In-App Purchase Restoral Issue
by ChocolutWunder on 2019/02/18 04:25
As I have stated previously this SLM app is the best in breed! This is THE go to SLM app. Skypaw is not satisfied resting on their laurels and continue to rollout enhancements. Want to thank you personally for correcting purchase restore issue. Now I see my Modern Theme without ads like I am accustomed. Grateful. Onward and upward!
Idk what to name it
by Look at me im mr.meseks on 2019/06/10 22:16
This is the 1st dB meter that I’ve downloaded. I am pretty impressed with it it has a camera feature and it seems pretty reliable. One thing that I do not like is for over half of the features you need to buy there “premium”. Which I guess is normal for an app which is free. Overall a pretty good app.
Nice to have.
by agimages on 2018/10/14 15:04
I have hearing loss. In order to preserve what I have left I use this to determine which tools I use which require use of hearing protection. To my surprise even my Jet small dust collector is loud enough to require me to use hearing protection. Great app. Thanks for making it available.
Works well but...
by 143216357df on 2019/05/23 00:27
This app seems to work well for measuring decibel levels however you do need to sign up for a subscription that is free for the first three days. That’s all fine and dandy as they assure you you can cancel within three days from inside the app under settings. my problem is there doesn’t appear to be an option for this within settings. Also the email support link from in the app does not respond. I’m using an iPhone XS.
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