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I was looking for a noise decibel meter because I may be buying a house or a condo this year, and I want to assess the noise level before buying a place. This is by far the cheapest I found, so I decided to share. The next cheapest I could find was from Walmart for $12.69 [walmart.com], but that one looked really cheap. This one is not only cheaper but appears to be of a higher quality. I hope this may help others who may be in need of a noise decibel meter. No coupon code required. Shipping is free with prime or for orders of $25 or more.

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Last Edited by The_Deal_R January 20, 2018 at 11:54 PM
Q. Why should I pay for a tool when I can get a free smartphone app?

A. Smartphone apps are not as reliable/precise. Research revealed that smartphone apps' measurements were within ±2 dB. When they did a follow-up study using a calibrated external microphone attached to smartphones, the accuracy improved to ±1 dB. A real noise decibel meter like the one in this deal has a much higher accuracy. For instance, this one offers "Accuracy: +/- 0.15dB" (straight from the product page).

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In for one. Need to settle whose raising their voice first when my wife and I argue.
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Anyone know if this can be used to capture excessive white noise levels in an apartment. Recording devices haven't worked so far. Asking for a friend😋

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I ordered one after reading a review, thanks op
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Why not use smartphone app?
The mic on our phones are pretty anemic for good db accuracy. I think our phones need an external mic to get an more accurate reading , but I'm guessing this meter might be close enough.

EDIT: I posted from ignorance here. My past research from memory was based on higher DB readings like inside an unpressurized military plane. I think this is where I found my cell phone mic to be ineffective for the very high DB ratings as it would try to filter the noise out.
ultimately I opted for the one in link below on Amazon for $14 (same TackLife brand). it has a backlight and you can set the reading to update every one second or one tenth of a second. which makes this ideal for gunshots and quick responses or you can slow it down so you can get a one second reading instead of a random update time.

Decibel Meter, Tacklife MLM02 Digital Sound Level Meter with Noise Measurement Reader Range 30-130dBA, Max/Min/Hold Data, Fast/Slow Mode, LCD Backlight Display/Flashlight (Battery Included) https://www.amazon.com/dp/B073H38...yAb3BVCK41
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How can I hear my own voice when I talk to myself, but no one else can
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Op, we need to talk. Specifically, how you would use this to test noise levels in condo. I made mistake of buying condo a month ago, where i can hear and so do my upstairs neighbor just about everything. Its like i have no privacy. Paper thin farken walls. Biggest regret ever.
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I hope you are not sensitive to low rumbling noises. A meter like this won't be able to detect that. Noises like traffic are easy to block out. Earplugs and noise canceling headphones work great for that. Low rumbling or the angry beat of rap, almost impossible. Earplugs don't do a thing. A meter like this won't be able to detect any of that. When I lived in multi-unit housing, the inevitable thump thump thump of rap drove me insane. I wished their were apartment buildings that banned speakers entirely. Everyone has to use headphones.
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