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Based on 7 Reviews
Reviewed On: 01/20/2020
This metronome is relatively soft -- 40 dB if measured directly next to the device, and 26 dB measured from the distance of one's ear to the music stand. By comparison, a full size violin measured under one's ear averages 65 to 75 dB. The metronome pitch is a high E, so the metronome is audible when playing in lower ranges. However, it is thoroughly covered up when playing, for example, Mendelssohn 3rd movement. There are no woodblock or other sound options. Also without the option to connect to a bluetooth speaker, the metronome is too soft for most students, as well as for a group of any size. If you're a teacher, your best bet is to upgrade to the actual serious Dr. Beat, or to use a metronome app with a bluetooth speaker such as the Megaboom. The only issue I've found with the latter solution is a visual delay between screen and speaker; this would be a potential advantage of going with the Dr. Beat.
Yes | 21 people found this review helpful
Reviewed On: 10/17/2016
Excellent Metronome. My son is very happy with it.
Yes | 93 people found this review helpful
Reviewed On: 01/03/2012
I bought this metronome after I got tired of my other metronome's lack of portability. This metronome is small and can clip to a pocket, but has a lot of useful features some of the cheaper metronomes don't. My brother had purchased one and I knew from other friends that the Dr. Beat metronomes were reliable and I have been very happy with mine! It goes with me in my case wherever I go!
Yes | 436 people found this review helpful
Reviewed On: 12/15/2010
If you are at all fussy about the quality of your tuner's tone, don't buy this one. I find the buzzy sound very difficult to tune to. And, it has one of those difficult-to-change batteries, which doesn't last long.
Yes | 382 people found this review helpful
Reviewed On: 09/04/2010
This is a great choice if you wish to buy a metronome, sound is loud enough and it's quite durable (I've dropped it quite a few times and still works just fine) I highly recommend it!
Yes | 472 people found this review helpful
Reviewed On: 05/22/2008
Not loud enough for chamber music, but for solo work and traveling, this is the one you want. Accept no substitutions. It is light and pocket sized. I like the tink. It tinks slow )40( and fast-ish )208... what gives!?! Maybe I sound a little crazy, but sometimes, when Hindemith tells you, Rasendes Zeitma. Wild. Tonschnheit ist Nebensache. )Die Ziffern geben an, wieviel Viertel sich zwischen zwei Taktstrichen befinden(, well, you just wanna crank it a little faster(. The digital arm feature )in conjunction with two blinking red LEDs( is pretty nifty, but hypnotizing yourself isn't good practice technique even if you're just playing scales. It's also got tones and that cool tapping feature. Check up on your conductors' tempi without them ever noticing. External speakers solve the chamber music loudness issue, but let me emphasize this instrument's portability. It's little, fits in all kinds of pockets.
Yes | 455 people found this review helpful
Reviewed On: 02/22/2008
It does everything that I want it to do.
Yes | 442 people found this review helpful