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DJI Mavic Air is louder than the Mavic Pro and Mavic Pro Platinum Edition

In a test on YouTube, the noise level of the new DJI Mavic Air was compared to the original Mavic Pro and the Mavic Pro Platinum Edition. Surprisingly the Mavic Air was the loudest of the three drones.

Noise level comparison of the various DJI Mavic drones

In another clip from Ready Set Drone, in which his son, Tate, seems to have made his YouTube debut, the noise levels between the three different DJI Mavic drones were compared. The tested the drones in a backyard environment and held the decibel meter about 6 inches below the front of the drone.

In the comments on YouTube, some people mentioned that the decibel meter should have been placed further away and maybe on a horizontal level at the same height as the propellers. The noise levels would drop significantly when you move away from the source. Maybe the will do that in a follow-up test?

DJI Mavic noise test results

Here are the results of their test:

  • 98 dB Mavic Pro
  • 93 dB Mavic Pro Platinum Edition
  • 99 dB Mavic Air

Either way, it was a good video (Well done, Tate) and it provides very useful information for people who are currently deciding which DJI drone to buy.

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Note II: If you are in the market for the new DJI Mavic Air, check out this article with tips on where you can buy it.



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Haye Kesteloo is the Editor in Chief and Main Writer at DroneDJ, where he covers all drone related news and writes product reviews. He also contributes to the other sites in the 9to5Mac group such as; 9to5Mac, 9to5Google, 9to5Toys and Electrek. Haye can be reached at or @hayekesteloo