Best Metronomes

Review & Comparison, Last Update January 6, 2020
Metronomes produce as many beats as necessary to let you achieve consistent pitch and unwavering tone. The best metronomes can be used to practice and tune various instruments. ...Read more ...Read less
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PROS
CONS
OUR VERDICT
Type
Features
Tempo Range
Interfaces
Power Source
Extras
Dimensions
Warranty
 
PROS

The device is able to detect 10 beats per measure and provide 5-time division variations, so you'll be able to loop the most intricate rhythmic patterns. You can use the JOG dial to find and select the desired tempo. You'll be able to improve your timing with many different instruments and musical styles. 

CONS

The battery drains pretty quickly. 

OUR VERDICT

KLIQ MetroPitch can be used to tune most instruments. The chromatic tuner's range is excellent (A0-C8). The supplied pouch will aid transportation, letting you easily carry the device to gigs and practice sessions.

detailed parameters
Type

Digital

Features

Metronome, tuner, tone generator

Tempo Range

30 - 250 BPM (±0.5%)

Interfaces

Audio-input jack (1/4"), Audio-output jack (1/4"), Headphones out (1/8")

Power Source

2 x "AAA" batteries

Extras

LCD screen, speaker, built-in stand, carrying pouch included

Dimensions

4.3" x 0.6" x 2.4"

Warranty

3 years

PROS

You can use the "pendulum step" to increase/decrease the tempo value the same way standard pendulum-type metronomes do that. The "full step" approach allows you to specify the tempo in single-step increments (ranging from 30 to 252 bpm), while the "tap tempo" can be used to specify the required/desired tempo by pressing the switch in time with the song you are playing.

CONS

The LCD screen has limited viewing angles. 

OUR VERDICT

Korg TM60BK will let you produce an unwavering tone with the most stable pitch. You'll be able to tune even acoustic instruments with ease and precision. The device enables you to set the tempo using three different methods. The memory backup function will let you quickly bring back the last used settings.

detailed parameters
Type

Digital

Features

Metronome, tuner, tone generator

Tempo Range

30 - 252 BPM (±0.3%)

Interfaces

Audio-input jack (1/4"), Headphones out (1/8")

Power Source

2 x "AAA" batteries

Extras

LCD screen, speaker, built-in stand

Dimensions

4.4" x 0.7" x 2.9"

Warranty

5 years

PROS

The metronome measures 2.2 x 0.5 x 1.2 inches, so you can always have this device with you. The belt clip will let you clip the device to music stands, belts, pretty much anywhere. You can adjust the volume from really loud to reasonably quiet. 

CONS

The device's beeping sound is quite annoying. 

OUR VERDICT

LUVAY M50 is as easy on the pocketbook as digital metronomes get. The supplied single will easily last for months. The metronome's wide tempo range (30 - 280 bpm) will let you tune whatever instrument you want to tune. 

detailed parameters
Type

Digital

Features

Metronome

Tempo Range

30 - 280 BPM (±0.1%)

Interfaces

Headphones out (1/8")

Power Source

1 x "CR2032" battery

Extras

LCD screen, belt clip, lanyard hole

Dimensions

2.2" x 0.5" x 1.2"

Warranty

Amazon's 30-day return policy

PROS

The metronome is able to specify tempos ranging from 30 to 260 beats per minute (in one-step increments), letting you improve timing exercising various musical styles. The LCD screen comes equipped with two backlighting settings. The speaker's quite loud. 

CONS

The built-in mic's sensitivity is passable at best. 

OUR VERDICT

WEGROWER WM-100 adaptable enough to make the unit attractive to most musicians. You can use the tuner and metronome facilities at the same time or independently. The device will allow for pitch and rhythm training.

detailed parameters
Type

Digital

Features

Metronome, tuner, tone generator

Tempo Range

30 - 260 BPM (±0.5%)

Interfaces

Audio-input jack (1/4"), Headphones out (1/8")

Power Source

2 x "AAA" batteries

Extras

LCD screen, speaker, built-in stand, clip-on pickup attachment

Dimensions

~4.5" x 0.6" x 3"

Warranty

3 years

PROS

The unit recognizes anywhere between 0 and 9 beats per measure. There are nine rhythms you can choose from. The volume's adjustable and is able to get pretty loud. The tone generator mode will be able to generate just about any tone. 

CONS

It might take you some time to get used to the settings. 

OUR VERDICT

Tetra-Teknica EMT-800 is the most cost-effective gadget on this list for beginners, amateurs, and even some seasoned veterans/professionals. The volume's adjustable and the housing is tough enough to withstand everyday abuse. 

detailed parameters
Type

Digital

Features

Metronome, tuner, tone generator

Tempo Range

30 - 260 BPM (±0.5%)

Interfaces

Audio-input jack (1/4"), Headphones out (1/8")

Power Source

2 x "AAA" batteries

Extras

LCD screen, speaker, built-in stand, clip-on pickup attachment

Dimensions

4" x 0.7" x 2.5"

Warranty

3 years

KLIQ Music Gear MetroPitch

Making Complex Rhythmic Patterns Easy

KLIQ MetroPitch will let you tune all instruments.

The device has the loudest tone, recognizes ten beats per measure, and offers 5-time division variations, making the most complicated rhythmic patterns easily possible.

There are multiple tuner modes that you can choose from, including guitar, bass, violin, ukulele, and chromatic.

The device is fast and accurate, ranging from A0 to C8.

There are transposition settings and pitch calibration, so you'll be able to use any instrument you want. You can even use the metronome for piano tuning.

At the same time, its 30-250 bpm tempo range, tap tempo, as well as various beats and rhythm patterns will let you improve your timing in many musical styles.

Meanwhile, the JOG dial allows you to quickly and easily find the right tempo. Used as a tone generator, the device enables swift pitch selection too.

The metronome burns through the two AAA batteries required to use the device pretty quickly, so we would recommend stocking up.

On the bright side, the package comes included with this nice little carrying pouch that you can use to comfortably transport this device to the next gig/practice.

Bottom line, KLIQ MetroPitch will make you a better, more versatile musician. The device can be used for ear training too.

Review of KLIQ Music Gear MetroPitch Metronome Tuner for All Instruments

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Korg TM60BK

Play in Beautiful Harmony

Korg TM60BK features tuner and metronome functionality that can be used at the same time or separately. The large LCD screen is able to display the metronome and tuner simultaneously too. The settings and buttons for the tuner are on the left side of the device, while the same things for the metronome are on the right side, so you won't be confusing them.

Also, the display is backlit. You'll be able to choose between two brightness levels (soft and auto), so you'll have no issues tuning stress-free on dimly lit stages and in orchestra pits. The screen's only flaw is that the viewing angles are relatively limited.

Moving away from the screen, you can use the Sound Out and Sound Back modes to train your ear. The revamped model features these marks that indicate pure major and minor third intervals.

You'll be able to adjust the device's calibration to match different concert pitches. The metronome's tempo range is nothing to scoff at too, going from 30 to 252 beats per minute. You can choose between three tempo settings and 15 rhythm variations.

Long story short, Korg TM60BK will make sure your pitch is consistent when necessary. You'll have no issues adding vibrato in time with the tempo. The built-in stand is nice too.

Review of Korg TM60BK Tuner Metronome

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LUVAY M50

Tiny Size, Huge Tempo Range

LUVAY M50 is the tiniest device on this list. Measuring 2.2" x 0.5" x 1.2", this metronome can be shoved into most pockets.

At the same time, the clip-on design lets you clip this metronome to music stands, close to the collarbone so you can hear the device, etc. Some find its beeping sound quite annoying though, so you might want to take that into account too.

Also, the device comes equipped with a lanyard hole, so you can put the device on the neck, which will be great when used with headphones since you won't have to worry about the cords tangling all over the place.

Of course, the downside is that this thing won't let you tune instruments and generate the tone but that should go without saying considering the product's price and size.

On the upside, the metronome's tempo range is awesome, able to produce anywhere between 30 and 280 beats per minute.

The device's volume can be made surprisingly loud yet can also be adjusted down to reasonably quiet too.

All things considered, LUVAY M50 is about as affordable as digital metronomes come. The device runs on one CR2032 battery that comes with the package. The tap function is pretty awesome too, letting you use the tempo you've just tapped.

Review of LUVAY M50 Portable, Multifunctional, Clip on

 

WEGROWER WM-100

Adapt the Tune

WEGROWER WM-100 is as adaptable as mid-range metronomes come.

You can use the metronome and tuner capabilities simultaneously and separately too. In other words, this single unit will enable pitch and rhythm training.

Its pickup line and pitch range from 410 to 450Hz, incrementing by 1Hz. That means you'll be able to tune basically any instrument that makes audible sounds.

The device will let you specify any tempo between 30 and 260 beats per minute with one-step increments, improving timing regarding multiple musical styles.

The LCD screen is large and easily readable. Plus, you can choose between two backlighting brightness settings, so you'll be able to figure out the values even in low-light places. You can adjust the metronome's volume and make the device as loud as you want. The built-in speaker is able to get surprisingly loud.

Apart from that, the device measures ~4.5" x 0.6" x 3", neither too compact nor too bulky. You can use the built-in stand and clip-on pickup attachment to position the device just about wherever and however you want.

In short, most musicians will be able to benefit from WEGROWER WM-100. Sometimes, the device will fail to pick up low and high notes but that's always the case with tuners within this price range.

Review of WEGROWER WM-100 Metronome Tuner for All Instruments

 

Tetra-Teknica EMT-800

Practice Makes Perfect

Tetra-Teknica EMT-800 will cost you practically nothing, which's great considering that the device is able to do quite some.

Its tempo range goes from 30 to 260 beats per minute. At the same time, the device is able to catch between 0 and 9 beats per measure.

You can choose between nine different rhythms. The volume's adjustable and is able to get pretty loud.

The device comes fitted with five tuning modes: guitar, bass, violin, ukulele, and, needless to say, chromatic. Its pickup range is solid too (A0 (27.5Hz) - C8 (4186Hz).

Meanwhile, the 430 - 450Hz tuning range and ±0.5cent tuning tolerance are nothing to write home about but nothing to complain about too.

When set to the tuner mode, the device lets you activate the tone generator mode by pressing the Sound button, quick and easy.

The LCD screen is not that large but the values are not difficult to read. Plus, you can choose between green and white background lights and three red/green LED lights, so you can make the screen look more or less however you want. It might take you some time to get used to the settings though.

In other words, using Tetra-Teknica EMT-800, you'll be able to practice various instruments and experiment with different musical styles.

Review of Tetra-Teknica EMT-800 3in1 Digital Metronome

Additional Info

User Manual


 

What Is a Metronome?

Metronomes are sometimes annoying but always necessary. Without these devices, you probably won't be able to improve as a musician. They let you keep the pitch consistent and the tone unwavering and stable.

Though dubbed metronomes, most devices on this list are also tuners and tone generators, we're not reviewing dial metronomes here.

As you would imagine, these modern, electronic devices cost more than standalone metronomes but they're also able to do much more for you than just blast beats. That being said, producing somewhere between 30 and 250 beats, the devices on this list will let you tune and practice most instruments. You can usually calibrate the pitch and choose between different presets for instruments like guitar, bass guitar, violin, ukulele, etc. Drummers need these metronomes too though. Also, they're necessary for piano practice.

The devices within this lineup are digital, so you should also pay attention to the screen and the settings. Apart from that, size and housing are important too. You'll be carrying the device from gigs to practices, so the metronome you're going to purchase shouldn't be too heavy or large. The screen, on the other hand, should be pretty large though, large enough to make the values readable.

Though these devices are usually tuners too, the guitar tuners on this list will likely prove more accurate and comfortable for guitarists. Distortion pedals, on the other hand, will make your gigs much more enticing.

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Publish Date: 2020-01-06 10:23:00