We all know that long term exposure to more than 85 decibels sounds can cause hearing impairment or damage.
Living in a perfectly quiet environment is a basic human right.
Nobody has any right to ruin our life by making noise.
For that, we have to measure the sounds of our surroundings to know and to be aware in which sound pressure level or SPL we are living in.
We did a research on the SPL measuring devices, found some wonderful SPL meters and listed them below.
Top 10 Best Sound Level Meter of 2021
Here is our list of the best sound level meter for your home and work places.
- REED Instruments R8060 Sound Level Meter
- VLIKE LCD Digital Audio Decibel Meter
- TestHelper SW-525A Sound Level Meter
- RISEPRO Digital Sound Level Meter
- TACKLIFE Digital Sound Level Meter
- Meterk Digital Sound Level Meter
- Cadrim Digital Sound Level Meter
- BAFX Products – Sound Pressure Level Reader
- Gain Express Professional Decibel Meter
- KASUNTEST Professional Sound Level Meter
Sound Level Meter Reviews
Here is our reviews of the best sound level Meters.
REED Instruments R8060 is a type 2 standard triple range sound level meter that measures sound lever with high accuracy of ±1.4 dB. It comes with a large LCD display. There is a digital-analog bargraph on the screen. Also, to records carts and dataloggers, there is AC/DC output connection to keep tracking of max and min records. This sound level meter features A & C frequency weighting, fast & slow time weighting. The package also contains battery, tripod mount, windshield ball and carrying case.
This is exactly what you need to measure sound level, easy to use, high accuracy, multiple frequencies, bargraph and tracking features etc. You can also improve its accuracy by calibrating it. If you need a super-accurate and industry-grade sound level meter, this one is best you.
This portable SPL meter is easy to use, lightweight and well designed for measuring, monitoring and controlling sound quality in home, school, office, traffic, construction site etc. It can measures 30 ~ 130 dB sound level within 0.5 sec with accuracy ±1.5 Db and resolution 0.1 dB. It possess some of the great features data hold, max, min and auto power off. It powered by alkaline battery by which it can run up to 50 hours.
Meterk digital sound level meter is an inexpensive decibel meter for all purpose use to measure SPL. It can measure 30-130dBA with accuracy: ±1.5dB and resolution: 0.1dB. Also, it shows warning sign when the SPL exceeds the standard. Max/min hold swith allow to record max/min sound readings. It features auto/manual shutdown, automatically shutdown after 10 minutes if not being use. You can use it both inside and outside, in office, home or factory. Large LCD display is great for visualization of the readings even at night.
Our top pick is the BAFX Products SPL meter due to its accuracy, minimal design and quality over price. It is very easy to use and easy to read the sound pressure level even in the dark because of its automatic backlit display. The meter can detect sound in the range of 30-130dBA (+/- 1.5dBA) with 0.1dBA resolution which is highly accurate. Just above the display, there is a power switch and a max/min hold. By max/min switch, you can hold the max/min spl until the other highest/lowest is picked up. Though it has the power switch, it also automatically power off after approximately 11 minutes to save battery but you can disable this feature. It is powered by 9V battery and one start can run up to 30 hours.
Sound Level Meters Comparison Chart
|REED Instruments R8060 Sound Level Meter||REED Instruments||High accuracy, 60dB dynamic range, bargraph (digital analog), max/min hold and data hold||4.9/5||$$$|
|VLIKE LCD Digital Audio Decibel Meter||VLIKE||Digital display, measuring scope from 30 to 130dB, max data hold||4.9/5||$$|
|TestHelper SW-525A Sound Level Meter||TestHelper||Decibel noise measuring with alarm, large screen LCD display and range 30-130db||4.8/5||$$|
|RISEPRO Digital Sound Level Meter||RISEPRO||Decibel meter with range 30 – 130 dB, backlight, MAX/MIN & data hold, auto power off||4.7/5||$$|
|TACKLIFE Digital Sound Level Meter||TACKLIFE||Digital self-calibration noise meter, range 30-130dB(A) with sound simulation, max/min/data hold, fast/slow mode||4.7/5||$$|
|Meterk Digital Sound Level Meter||Meterk||Self-calibrated decibel monitoring tester, large LCD display, range 30-130dB(A), min/max/data hold, over-range measurement warning sign||4.7/5||$$|
|Cadrim Digital Sound Level Meter||Cadrim||Decibel meter with large LCD display, high accuracy, range 30-130dBA, max/min hold and auto power off function||4.6/5||$$|
|BAFX Products – Sound Pressure Level Reader||BAFX Products||Decibel meter with range 30-130dBA, MAX/MIN hold, automatic power off||4.5/5||$$|
|Gain Express Professional Decibel Meter||Gain Express||Backlight display, high accuracy, range 30dB-130dB with data record||4.5/5||$$|
|KASUNTEST Professional Sound Level Meter||KASUNTEST||Digital noise tester, range 30 to 130dB with large LCD display and backlit||4.4/5||$$|