What's a good sound / decibel meter? Tags: Computers Components Audio Last response: March 28, 2010 11:40 PM in Home Audio Share Cylinder March 28, 2010 9:19:14 AM I'm looking for a good sound meter. To measure the sound of components in my computer, as well as see if any heavy machinery i have is unsafe to use w/o earplugs. I don't need it to be fancy, just accurate. There are 2 on amazon that look identical but they're from 2 different companies. Are these the same thing? American Recorder Technologies - Sound Pressure Level Meter $70 Extech 407732 Type 2 35 Decibel to 130 Decibel Digital Sound Level Meter - $170 More about : good sound decibel meter Anonymous March 28, 2010 9:26:00 AM These are the leaders in that sort of equipment: http://www.bksv.com/ m 0 l Cylinder March 28, 2010 10:07:39 AM Quote:These are the leaders in that sort of equipment: http://www.bksv.com/ Those look very good, but out of my price range. Google product search has them listed at thousands of $. I'm looking for something $200 max. The cheaper the better (as long as it works). m 0 l Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Get the answer jsc March 28, 2010 11:40:06 PM Radio Shack has 2 meters, one analog and one digital. The digital is about $50. Keep in mind that two of the things that make some of the meters much more expensive is that they are lab grade meters with calibration traceable to NBS standards. The Rat Shack meters will work for measuring noise levels around heavy machinery. The analog meter may be sensitive enough to measure computer noise levels. The digital meter isn't. m 0 l Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Publish Related resources Decibel Sound Level Meter Forum what is the current best case for: air cooling and lowest decibel Forum SolvedWhat is a good speaker system with surround sound and sub-woofer? Forum SolvedWhat's a good sound card for this setup? Forum SolvedWhat's the cost of a good sound card? Forum What is the maximum decibel level on the intel stock Socket Forum SolvedWhat would be a good sound card for this build? Forum SolvedWhat's A Good Sound Card And OS? Forum SolvedWhat is a good sound card, not an enthusiast. Forum SolvedWhat cpu temperature meter program shows REAL values? Forum What is a good sound card? Which one sould I get? Forum Anyone tried converting sound meter on Coolermaster Cavalier Forum this sound system ( Creative Inspire M4500 4.1 ) good or what ? Forum SolvedGood Sound/Wireless card? Forum What if ram meter has high reading Forum SolvedSound card, not too expensive, good quality-price Forum SolvedHello i was wondering what i need, the volume on windows 8.1 64 bit is low even on high so i think i need a better sound card, Forum SolvedDoes this sound good... Forum What readings to look for in a volt meter? Forum SolvedUpgrading computer these parts sound good? Forum More resources Read discussions in other Home Audio categories Headsets High-End Audio MP3 Players Pioneer Pro Audio Speakers Yamaha !