Welcome DJI Spark Pilot!
Jump in and join our free Spark community today!
Sign up

How loud are they? P4 vs. Mavic vs. Spark

Previous Member

Well-Known Member
Join
May 26, 2017
Messages
112
I did a physical test, instead of using the specs provided by DJI, to check the decibel level of 3 birds. Here are the results from 6 inches away:

Phantom 4: 83db
Mavic: 81db
Spark: 83db

Mavic was the quietest of the 3
 

Nikon1

Well-Known Member
Join
May 31, 2017
Messages
132
Age
68
Loc
South Jersey
Wow - That's really surprising.

Thanks and I do believe you . . . But 6" away - far too close for MY comfort!

;)
 
  • Like
Reactions: Previous Member

srcrain

Well-Known Member
Join
May 30, 2017
Messages
112
Age
48
I did a physical test, instead of using the specs provided by DJI, to check the decibel level of 3 birds. Here are the results from 6 inches away:

Phantom 4: 83db
Mavic: 81db
Spark: 83db

Mavic was the quietest of the 3
That is really interesting, and is supportive of what some been saying. That is a very important point when deciding on which drone to launch around people. Spark wins on size, but if it isn't quieter then the size benefit goes away very quickly for me since the Mavic wins on just about every other measure.

Is it possible that the results would be different at a farther distance? Can sound dissipate differently depending on the type of sound (higher pitch, etc.)? Could this make the Spark quieter at say 50 feet? I don't have a technical background at all and have no idea if this is possible.
 
  • Like
Reactions: Previous Member

Previous Member

Well-Known Member
Join
May 26, 2017
Messages
112
Wow - That's really surprising.

Thanks and I do believe you . . . But 6" away - far too close for MY comfort!

;)
I felt the need to get close, otherwise the meter might pick up cars, trucks, etc. I do agree that 6" is close, but I trust my DJI babies not to bite me, and I wouldn't do it on a windy day.
 

shorttimer

Well-Known Member
Join
May 26, 2017
Messages
74
Age
68
Thanks for taking the time to do this Thunderdrones as I'm sure a number of people find the info quite helpful. some were expecting the Spark to be as quiet as a mouse being it is so small. Thanks again.
 

New Threads

Members online

Forum statistics

Threads
13,188
Messages
109,818
Members
16,576
Latest member
sparky123