Best Quiet Air Compressors

Top-Rated and Best-Selling Quiet Air Compressors

By  | Air Compressor Product Expert

Across the internet, you'll see loosely-defined terms like 'ultra-quiet compressors', 'noise-less', and even 'silent air compressors' without explanations of what they really mean. 

Because we care about your investment, we want you to know that silence is a qualifier and relative to noise in the environment. While there's plenty you can do to dampen the sound on a compressor, you'll still find some that are actually quiet without any extra steps.

To make it easier, we've created lists of the best-selling, top-rated and expert-recommended quiet air compressors for you below. 

Not sure where to begin? Read our Quiet Air Compressor Buyer's Guide before you choose. 


Top 10 Selling Quiet Air Compressors

Top 10 Rated Quiet Air Compressors

Recommended Quiet Air Compressors

Top Quiet Homeowner Air Compressors
Hulk Power 2-HP 20-Gallon Vertical Silent Air Compressor
Are you tired of having a noisy household compressor that can't keep up with your air demands? Try the Hulk 2-HP 20-Gallon Silent Air Compressor. It is a contractor-grade machine, but great for consumers—especially those with higher air demands. It p...
California Air Tools SP Ultra Quiet & Oil-Free 1-HP 5.5-Gallon Steel Tank Air Compressor
4.9 out of 54.9 out of 54.9 out of 54.9 out of 54.9 out of 5
When shopping for an air compressor for home, it can be overwhelming with all the options out there. A few things come to mind when trying to narrow your search: quiet, affordable, reliable and portable. These options come standard on the CAT-551...
Rolair 2-HP 3-Gallon Ultra Quiet Oil-Free Hot Dog Air Compressor
5.0 out of 55.0 out of 55.0 out of 55.0 out of 55.0 out of 5
The JC20 is built to be lightweight, but it's still heavy duty with a durable roll cage that protects its pump and motor. At only 68 pounds, it's easy to handle. This unit is perfect for the person looking to bring it along on-the-go. Also, its compa...
Top Quiet Professional Air Compressors
California Air Tools SP Ultra Quiet & Oil-Free 2-HP 4-Gallon Aluminum Twin Tank Air Compressor
4.8 out of 54.8 out of 54.8 out of 54.8 out of 54.8 out of 5
California Air Tools is at it again making this lightweight compressor, which makes maneuverability a breeze on the job site. Compared to most small portable compressors, this California Air Tools compressor has increased duty cycles and runtimes whi...
Rolair 1-HP 2.5-Gallon Hot Dog Contractor Air Compressor
4.8 out of 54.8 out of 54.8 out of 54.8 out of 54.8 out of 5
The JC10PLUS is a workhorse from Rolair that has a sturdy roll-cage design that will protect it on the job and during transport. The two-cylinder pump is powered by a 1700 RPM low-amp draw motor for maximum efficiency. It's great for powering ins...
Eagle Silent Series 2-HP 20-Gallon Air Compressor
4.8 out of 54.8 out of 54.8 out of 54.8 out of 54.8 out of 5
If you are looking for the quietest, professional-grade compressor, then look no further than the EA-6500—the quietest pro-grade air compressor in its class. Most air compressor manufacturers will not publish their decibel ratings due to how loud the...
Top Quiet Commercial Air Compressors
Atlas Copco G11 15-HP 120-Gallon FF Rotary Screw Air Compressor w/ Dryer (208-230/460V 3-Phase)
5.0 out of 55.0 out of 55.0 out of 55.0 out of 55.0 out of 5
If you are looking for a reliable, sturdy, and quiet commercial air compressor, then look no further than the Atlas Copco G11. This unit is ideal for small to medium businesses and operates at 68 decibels, so you do not have to move a noisy compresso...
BelAire 5-HP 80-Gallon Two-Stage Quiet Performance Air Compressor (208-230V 1-Phase)
Piston compressors aren't usually synonymous with "quiet," but the BellAire QP318VE sets a new precedent. This unit comes standard with a sound enclosure that reduces the decibel level to as low as 66 decibels—that is as low as a rotary screw compres...
EMAX Industrial Plus 10-HP 80-Gallon Two-Stage Air Compressor w/ Silencer (208/230V 1-Phase)
Finding the perfect combination of power and reliability is hard to find in a piston compressor, but the Emax ESP10V080V1 has found a way to combine them both. This unit comes with patented silent air technology that reduces decibel levels by 25%. Th...

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