Best dB-Meter?

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    1. The_T
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      The_T Member

      Which is the best dB-meter?

      I have a couple on my phone, for e.g. "Noise Meter" and "Sound Meter" of which I think "Noise Meter" is the best. "Sound Meter" seems to be a little bit wrong calibrated. But I lack a possibility to store sound-logs for longer periods and when the cell phone screen is turned off. This could be useful. It could tell how loud your day has been without having to look at the phone all the time. This could be used to determinate which periods of your day you are most at risk, and help you change your routine for that period. It could also register sound peaks and sudden high noises which is hard to be prepared for.

      Does it exist a dB-meter who can register sound-logs over a long period?
       
    2. Steve721

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      1/2015
    3. The_T
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      The_T Member

      Thank you for the link.

      Yes, it was expensive, and also quite large. I had hoped for a better solution. Although it did get good rates.
       
    4. Golly
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      Golly Member Benefactor Team Awareness Team Research

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    5. Steve721

      Steve721 Member

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      FYI, I have the first app that is described in this link (dB Volume Meter) on my iPhone 6. Compared to a well reviewed stand-alone db meter that I purchased on Amazon, the iPhone app is grossly inaccurate--the db levels on the iPhone app are as much as 20db lower than the db shown on my stand-alone meter.
       
    6. Golly
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      Golly Member Benefactor Team Awareness Team Research

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      Are the errors uniform across the db scale; or only within certain ranges? -G
       
    7. Steve721

      Steve721 Member

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      1/2015
      I haven't checked the entire scale, but in the range that I'm most concerned about (sounds above 80db), the iPhone app consistently shows a db level that is around 20db less than my stand-alone meter.
       
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    8. Golly
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      Golly Member Benefactor Team Awareness Team Research

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      New York City
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      01/2011
    9. ChrisJ

      ChrisJ Member Benefactor

      Location:
      London, UK
      Tinnitus Since:
      PT since 1988. T with H since June 2015
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      Unknown
      I just tried dB Volume and Decibel 10th for iPhone 6 and they are about 8 dB apart with Decibel 10 giving me a reading of 35dB and dB Volume about 43Db.
       

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