What are the best sound meter apps?

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    This app is a sound level meter that will allow you to plug in a microphone to get better results, or you can use the one in your iPhone or iPad. It features a graphic to see the sound's level variation. 




    Peter Delgado
    Written on November 16, 2017
    "The sound level variation is a feature that is ideal for me. This app seems to solve it and improve upon the results. I use this daily and recommend everyone to give it a shot. No harm in trying for yourself!"
  2. 11

    #2SPL Meter

    SPL Meter

    This app is a professional sound level meter, which will allow you to know what's the sound level around you: point your device to the sound source and using its built-in microphone you will know what's the sound level around you.


    Android, iOS


    Ann Dixon
    Written on October 29, 2017
    "Measuring sound levels can be a practical tool whenever you have a microphone available to you. With current phones, apps like SPL Meter are able to provide a rare service."
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    #3Best Sound Meter

    Best Sound Meter

    Using the built-in microphone from your phone, this app will measure the environmental sound decibels around you, displaying the sound intensity with decibels.




    Ronald Mendoza
    Written on November 2, 2017
    "Best Sound Meter is a great meter app that i've been using for a while. It has very accurate measures for environmental sound decibels."
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    #4SPLnFFT Noise Meter

    SPLnFFT Noise Meter

    This professional app will allow you to accurately find out the sound level around you. It has different features that will help you understand both the loudness and the tone of the sound, as it also has a frequency meter.



    $3.99- with in-app purchases

    Nathan Knight
    Written on November 3, 2017
    "If you care about protecting your ears from damage by excessive noise, give the SPLnFFT Noise Meter a Try. I use it because I'm often at live rock shows, and want to ensure that I'm not exposing myself to dangerous levels of noise when I stand in front of the stage. I can see this app being of great use to construction workers, subway workers, roadies, and many more. "
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    #5Decibel X

    Decibel X

    Need to find out how quiet is it in your home? Ever wondered what's the sound level in a concert? Then this app is perfect for you: you will get a real time scale level chart, including a frequency analysis. 



    Free- with in-app purchases

    Jose Gonzalez
    Written on November 12, 2017
    "As an engineer, I have become obsessed with figuring out how loud it is in my home. This has led me to looking for sound meter apps. After a lot of research, I have found out that Decibel X is the best sound meter app available. "
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    This app will turn your Apple device into a professional sound level meter, providing useful information about the sounds around you. You can even use an external microphone to get even more accurate results.



    $19.99- with in-app purchases

    Katherine Gomez
    Written on November 2, 2017
    "SoundMeter is an Apple only app. It is best suited for occupational and general purpose noise measurements. This is a pricey app at $19.99 and probably not worth it. Look elsewhere."


Best What are the best sound meter apps
1logSPLApps 14 Paid
2SPL MeterApps 11 Free
3Best Sound MeterApps 8 Free
4SPLnFFT Noise MeterApps 8 Paid
5Decibel X Apps 5 Free
6SoundMeterApps 1 Paid

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