Fox 40 and More Referee Whistles by Decibel Level

Aug 19th, 2020

If you are looking for the best referee whistle, let's go with decibel level as an objective criteria.

And the winner is:

  1. Fox 40 WhistleFox 40 Sonik Blast: 120 db
  2. Fox 40 Fuziun: 118 db
  3. Fox 40 Classic, EPIK and Classic Eclipse: 115 db
  4. Fox 40 Mini: 109 db
  5. Fox 40 Pearl and Titan: 90 db

Note that a finger or cushioned mouth grip will not affect decibel level.

If you are looking for an electronic whistle, see the decibel levels of both Fox 40 options.

Electronic Whistles

  1. Fox 40 Three Tone Electronic Whistle: 125 db
  2. Fox 40 Mini Electronic Whistle: 110 db

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President Jim Kirk

Jim is a leading expert, educator and author on umpire gear, safety & appearance. After playing baseball at Centre College, he worked as a high school umpire. He became involved in E-Commerce while working on an MBA in the early 2000s and bought in 2006, He eventually led it to the leading umpire gear & attire retailer worldwide, a “Best Places to Work in Louisville” honor in 2020 & 2021 and a National Association of Sports Officials (NASO) Preferred Vendor. He maintained a long-standing relationship with Minor League Baseball Umpire Development & Training Academy for 10 years. He serves as an adviser to UMPS CARE Charities, the charity of MLB umpires, served as a 2-term board of director from 2012-2018, and was named their 2015 Ambassador Award recipient. A supporter since the inception of the Wounded Warrior Umpire Academy, he was named to their Board of Directors in 2020.


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