Sound apps are a difficult topic to cover. Tons of apps make noises and sometimes they’re even good noises. There are a variety of sound apps that include white noise apps, sound boards, sound effects, and even some niche stuff like binaural audio, ASMR, and other such things. We wrote about some types of sound apps in a previous app list. You can check out animal noises, sleep sounds, and nature sound apps by clicking here. We also have music apps linked up just below if that’s the sound you want. Otherwise, here are the best sound apps for Android!
100’s of Buttons and Sounds 2
100’s of Buttons and Sounds 2 is a massive soundboard with a bunch of various noises. It boasts over 300 sound effects, looping abilities, and mulit-touch and sound support. That means this thing gets really annoying really fast if you want it to. It’s not a beautiful app by any stretch. However, its sound effects collection is fairly massive for its genre. It’s a good app for those simple type of sounds.
Price: Free / $2.49 / Optional donations (each)
Atmosphere is a small series of sound apps for sleep, relaxation, meditation, and other such activities. They offer up a variety of sounds. You can mix and match the ones you want. There are also volume sliders for adjustable intensity. That means you can create whatever kind of sounds that you want. They also include binaural beats and isochronic tones if you want those. The main app has the most sounds. The other two focus on sounds for babies and binaural stuff. They all cost the same as well.
Dank Soundboard is a meme soundboard. It comes with a few dozen recent memes for comedic situations. The app also lets you use any sounds in the app as a ringtone, notification tone, or alarm sound as well. You can also upload your own sounds and share sounds with friends. It’s a free app with ad support. The UI isn’t much to look at. However, it’s a fun little soundboard and the custom sounds element is a nice touch. There are a variety of other similar soundboards that are also pretty good.
Dream_Studio is a developer on Google Play with a variety of sound apps. That includes animal sounds, white noise apps, sleep music sounds, and various nature sounds as well. All of them are reasonably good. Some of the more unique ones include lullabies and baby sleep sounds along with a wind noise app, music for meditation, and a few other gems. The apps aren’t pretty, but they work rather well. They are also all free with advertising.
Price: Free / $3.49
Instant Buttons is one of the most popular soundboard apps. It features a metric ton of sounds and sound effects. Many of them are user submitted. They’re not all great in terms of sound quality. However, the sheer number makes it an easy recommendation. The UI isn’t very good, a common theme among sound apps. However, it works as intended. You can also upload your own sounds if you want to. The app is free with ads along with an optional in-app purchase for $3.49.
Price: Free / $1.99 each
Mikdroid is another developer with a bunch of random, decent sound apps. The best apps from this developer include Ambience (sic) and the relax series of apps (Relax Rain, Relax Forest, Relax Ocean, etc). Mikdroid also does a decent white noise generator. The Ambience app is by far the best one. It lets you choose a bunch of sounds to play at once with volume sliders for intensity and further customization. We recommend the Ambience app first, but most of the rest are pretty decent too.
Price: Free / $0.99 each
Relaxio is another developer on Google Play with a variety of decent sound apps. They’re excellent for relaxation, sleep, and other such activities. The most popular ones include Sleep Sounds, Nature Sounds, a white noise generator app, and a meditation music app. Most of the apps feature decent, easy designs along with timers, offline support, and more. You can also mix and match sounds for a customizable experience. They’re also relatively cheap at $0.99 each for the premium version.
Price: Free / Up to $4.99
Sleep Orbit is an above average app with a bunch of sleep sounds. It boasts a library of over 100 sounds across 17 categories. It’s great for ASMR and binaural stuff as well. You can enable and disable multiple sounds for a customizable experience. Some other features include offline support, a timer, no ads, themes, and you can import your own audio into the app. The app has some in-app purchases, but most of the app is free.
Price: Free / $9.99-$15 per month
SoundCloud is a surprisingly good app for a variety of sounds. There are profiles with a bunch of random sound effects and meme stuff. Additionally, there are more professional profiles with sound effects that you can add to your own work. It covers a lot of the same bases as YouTube, including tracks for ASMR, binaural stuff, sleep sounds, animal sounds, and more. It’s not quite as robust as YouTube, but it’s a good second choice for a lot of that uncommon stuff. The $9.99 per month is the premium subscription for normal people while $15 per month is the premium subscription for people producing content on the platform.
Price: Free / $12.99 per month
YouTube is one of the most popular video streaming apps ever. It’s also excellent for most types of sounds. People upload all kinds of sound clips, sounds, music, and more. That includes niche things like white noise, binaural audio, and other stuff. You can find basically anything you want. There are a ton of channels and options. It has ads, but you knew that. The $12.99 per month subscription removes ads, adds background play (essential for sound apps), and offline downloads.
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