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.
Best Sound Pressure Level Meter with Reviews
3. RISEPRO Decibel Meter
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.
2. Meterk Digital Sound Level Meter
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 sould readings. It features auto/manual shutdown, automaticaly 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.
1. BAFX Products Sound Pressure Level Reader
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.