Accuracy of Smartphone Sound Level Meter Applications

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    1. Bertman
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      Bertman Member Benefactor

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      Hey all, found this online and figured it was worth a share.

      http://chr-search.com/pdf/accuracy.pdf

      In the conclusion it states that db volume is the most accurate app (of the ones tested) for db readings (iPhone). But be careful as its still not that close, just good for estimating levels!
       
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    2. Leodavinci
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      Great post but whats the best app for android? THanks
       
    3. Bertman
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      Bertman Member Benefactor

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      I believe sound meter by Borce Trajkovski was the best android app, but the results show it's not quite as good as the iPhone app. And everyone's phone may be different. Hope this helps
       
    4. linearb
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      Apple devices all use the same hardware. That is, every generation of iPhone is identical. Android is a wide open field with thousands of different hardware configurations, so it's a lot harder to understand how well your device performs in this regard without using a real dB meter for comparison.

      I use Sound Meter Professional on Android, on a Nexus 5. From using it side-by-side with a real meter, I know that it's reasonably accurate up to about 75db, and then it starts clipping hard.
       

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