Originally Posted by The Beatsmith
for me it's more to do with making sure i'm monitoring at 85db or so, so that i don't get fatigued or problems with my ears on long sessions!
and also perhaps going outside and seeing how much sound might be leaking etc.
if it's over 100db then i'm already in trouble ;-)
hopefully it's accurate enough... doesn't the mic have a HPF on it though?
A thought occurred to me , I'd bet if you recorded something with your IPhone , you would hear problems and things amiss , those missing things might be a guide to it being unacceptable .
Got to say this is all cr@p from the top of my head , don't even own an IPhone .