How can I measure the noise entering my house?
November 19, 2012 11:44 AM Subscribe
I need something to measure noise.
posted by Gringos Without Borders to Technology (12 answers total) 1 user marked this as a favorite
I have been assigned to a house very close to a club that plays loud music all night. I have complained but management refuses to change my assignment. They claim that this is simply city noise that happens everywhere. I disagree. I have been in other houses in the area and mine is the loudest by far.
To prove my case I need a device that measures sound levels in decibels. Maybe a sound level meter? I need a unit that is high enough in quality that management will respect the readings that I get but I don't want to go broke buying it.
I have seem some meters online for $20-$2000. I am looking for something in the $200-$250 range.
Difficulty: It has to be shipped via diplomatic pouch so no lithium batteries or liquids.
Also, I'm not looking for an app or other software.