I used a very basic setup for this task & found some interesting results.
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Many reviews that I read of the Kiger kept mentioning that there is in-cabin noise that one needs to be aware of. I would agree as well as the 3 cylinders are not as quiet. They hum. That said, it never bothered me enough to mention it as an issue but then I thought, let’s measure it.
I used a very basic setup including my Samsung S22 Ultra with an app called Decibel. I checked it at a sensitive place to start with, which is my home office room and the measure came to about 34 dB. This is a quiet room and good enough for silent client meetings as well. So it works, if it can catch that silence.
I measured the noise levels in my Ciaz:
- On idle it was around 52 dB.
- On the road, it went as high as 74 dB.
And then the moment of truth, the Kiger:
- It has similar readings, with idle it was as low as 53 dB.
- Whereas on roads it was about 75 dB (around 80 km/hr on the tarmac, windows up, AC on).
Both the cars were around 35 dB when the engine was off.
Now, why do I not hear this much when I drive? I have this habit of listening to music when I drive and when I put on the music, it goes up to 77 dB which masks the engine or ambient noise.
So this is how it stacks up.
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