Handheld tuners compared

  Price Detection
Accuracy
(cents)
Detection
Range
(notes)
Calibration
Range
(Hz)
Instrument
Tuning
Modes?
Transposition
Range
Pro-
grammable?
Memory
Restore?
Polyphonic? True
Strobe?
Display
Type
Number
of Display
Segments
Alternate
Meter
Modes?
USB
Port?
Headphone
Jack?
Built-in
Mic?
Metronome? Tap
Tempo?
Tone
Generator?
Power
Source
Battery
Life
Auto-
Off?
Power
Consumption
Enclosure Warranty Year
Released
Origin
Boss TU-12EX $99.00 ±1.0 E0 – C8 438-445 1-6♭ Backlit analog needle + LED Analog n/a AAA x3 or 9V AC adapter 15 12 mA Plastic 1 year / 90 days 2009 Unknown
Boss TU-30 $29.99 ±1.0 E0 – C8 435-445 1-5♭ Monochrome LCD+LEDs 41 segments (20+/20-) AAA x2 50 8/15 mA1 Plastic 1 year / 90 days 2016 China
D’Addario Universal Chromatic $15.02 ±3.0 435-445 ? Monochrome LCD+LEDs 33 segments (16-/16+) n/a CR2032 Li Plastic 1 year 2009 China
DeltaLab CTM-40 ~$15.00 ±1.0 C1 – C8 430-450 Monochrome LCD+LEDs 21 segments (10+/10-) AAA x2 100 8/3 mA2 Plastic 1 year 2016 China
Kliq MetroPitch $19.99 ±1.0 A0 – C8 410-480 1-4♭ and keys of C, B♭, E♭, and F 2-color backlit LCD + LEDs 21 segments (10+/10-) AAA x2 40 Plastic 3 years 2015 China
Korg GA-1 $11.49 ±1.0 F#0 – B6 430-445 1-5♭ LCD needle + 2-color LEDs 37 segments (18-/18+) n/a AAA x2 100 Plastic 3 years 2009 Barbados
Korg GA-40 $12.99 ±1.0 F#0 – B6 430-445 1-5♭ LCD needle + 2-color LEDs 37 segments (18-/18+) n/a AAA x2 85 Plastic 3 years 2001? Vietnam
Korg GA Custom $21.31 ±0.1 A0 – C8 436-445 2-color LED 15 segments (7-/7+) n/a AAA x2 50 Plastic 3 years 2015 China
Korg GT-120 -- ±1.0 A0 – C8 438-445 1-4♭ Backlit analog needle + LEDs Analog Needle + LEDs n/a AAA battery x2 or AC Adapater 100 Plastic 3 years 2005 Japan
Korg TM-50TR $54.99 ±1.0 C1 – C8 410-480 4-color LCD + LEDs 31 segments (15-/15+) AAA x2 24 Plastic 3 years 2016 Vietnam
Peterson StroboPLUS HD $115.00 ±0.1 C0 – A8+ 390-490 12 semitone range Backlit monochrome LCD 512 segments (256/row) Rechargeable Lithium ion Varies Plastic 1 year 2013 China
Sabine STX-1100 -- ±1.0 435-446 12 semitone range 2-color LED 3 segments (1-/1+) n/a 9V battery or 9V AC adapter Plastic 2 years 2006? China
NOTES n/a = not applicable 1. 8mA in tuner mode, 15 mA in metronome mode
2. 8mA in tuner mode, 3 mA in metronome mode
n/a = Not applicable
= The tuner has this feature or function
= The tuner does not have this feature or function
= Not specified