6 Quietest Airbrush Compressor Reviews 

    Best Quiet Airbrush Compressor Reviews

    Looking for a highly rated and quiet airbrush compressor? We review 6 of the best-selling quiet models

    Generally, the larger (more powerful) the compressor the louder it will be. Depending on your intended usage and air consumption requirements your airbrush compressor quietness will vary.  Super silent compressors are pricy, but extremely quiet.

    2022's Top 6 Quiet Airbrush Compressors

    Item

    Specs

    Rating

    Price

    Silentaire Super Silent 20A

    Silentaire Super Silent 20A Whisper Quiet Airbrush Compressor

    • 30dB Quietest
    • 1/5th HP
    • 0.4 Gal. Tank

    Quietest Reviewed

    Pro Quality

    Made in Italy

    Great Reviews!


    Master Airbrush Model TC-40T

    Master Airbrush Model TC-40T Cool Runner Professional Airbrush Air Compressor

    • 47dB Quiet
    • 1/6th HP
    • 0.8 Gal. Tank

    5-Year Warranty

    Portable 12 Lb.

    Oil-Free Pump

    Great Reviews!

    Badger TC910 Aspire Pro

    Badger Air-Brush Co. TC910 Aspire Pro Airbrush Compressor

    • 47dB Quiet
    • 1/5th HP
    • 0.8 Gal. Tank

    Pro Quality

    Dual Brush Holders

    Maintenance Free

    Great Reviews!

    Master Airbrush Cool Runner II Model TC-326T

    Master Airbrush 1/5 HP Cool Runner II Dual Fan Tank Air Compressor Kit Model TC-326T

    • 47dB Quiet
    • 1/5th HP
    • 0.8 Gal. Tank

    5-Year Warranty

    Budget Price

    Dual-Fan Cooling

    Great Reviews!

    Quiet Compressor for Airbrush Model Tooty NO-Name Brand

    Quiet Compressor for Airbrush Model Tooty. NO-Name Brand by SprayGunner

    • 47dB Quiet
    • 1/6th HP
    • 0.8 Gal. Tank

    Good Value

    Bonus Air Hose

    Tested in Florida

    Great Reviews!

    VIVOHOME Professional Airbrushing Paint System

    VIVOHOME Professional Airbrushing Paint System Kit

    • 47dB Quiet
    • 1/5th HP
    • 0.8 Gal. Tank

    Low Price!

    Complete Kit

    CE, GS, ETL, ROHS

    Great Reviews!

    Silentaire Super Silent 20A Review


    Silentaire 20-A Ultra Quiet Airbrush Compressor

    If you want the absolute quietest airbrush compressor, this is it. At only 30 dB the Silentaire Super Silent 20A is absolutely quiet. Silentaire Technology is based in Italy and specializes in ultra-quiet air compressors. 

    To put the noise level in context, the decibel scale is logarithmic, meaning that 30 dB is 10 times quieter than 40 dB and 100 times quieter than 50 dB. The Silentaire is more than 10 times quieter than any of the other airbrush compressors in this roundup review, and they are pretty quiet.

    Naturally, the extremely low noise level comes at a price. The Silentaire 20A is more costly than its louder competitors. For most users, who have reviewed the 20A, the quality and silence more than justified the increased cost.

    The 120 VAC 1/5 HP compressor pump is similar to modern refrigerator pumps and results in a similar noise level. To achieve long life and the virtually noiseless operation, the 20A uses ISO 32 Synthetic Compressor Oil to help lubricate, quiet and cool the compressor.

    Note:  The compressor is shipped dry. Compressor oil is included but must be installed before first use.

    This is a professional quality airbrush compressor and should last many years with minimal maintenance.

    The Silentaire Super Silent 20-A Whisper Quiet Airbrush Compressor is packaged in a rugged, stylish steel case with an integrated carry handle. The system is fairly compact, measuring 16.1" long x 6.9" wide x 12.3" high. Weighing 37 Lbs. the unit is a little hefty, but still manageable.

    The system includes a pressure regulator with built in moisture trap and line pressure gauge, safety valve and air intake filter. The 0.4-gallon air tank fills quickly to a maximum operating pressure of 85 PSI. The 1/5 HP pump can output 0.7 CFM.

    Super Silent 20A Features

    • Super-Quiet 30dB
    • 85 PSI Maximum
    • Made in Italy 
    • Moisture Trap
    • Oil Filled Compressor
    • Automatic Operation
    • 0.7 CFM
    • 0.4 Gallon Air Tank
    • Length 16.1"
    • Width 6.9"
    • Height 12.3"
    • 37 Lbs.

    Our Silentaire 20A Ratings

    Quiet

    Quietest model that we reviewed at only 30 dB.

    Quality

    Professional quality airbrush compressor.

    4.5 Star Rating

    Cost

    The Silentaire is the most expensive model we reviewed.

    4 Star Rating
    AIRpsi.com

    Overall Rating: 4.5

    4.5 Star Overall Rating

    This is a professional quality exceptionally quiet airbrush compressor. We gave the Silentaire model M11091 Super Silent 20-A an overall rating of 4.5 stars.

    Pros

    • Super Quiet 30dB
    • Heavy Duty
    • Automatic Operation
    • Excellent Buyer Reviews

    Cons

    • Pricey
    • A Little Heavy

    Silentaire Super Silent 20-A Airbrush Compressor

     ASIN: B00O305NPA - EAN-13: 0830553000093

    Master Airbrush Model TC-40T Review


    Master Airbrush Cool Runner TC-40T

    Master Airbrush Cool Runner Professional Model TC-40T is a good value, high-performance airbrush compressor.

    The air compressor features a 1/6 HP single piston, oilless design and includes a 3-liter (0.8 Gallon) air tank for constant air pressure & no pulsation.

    The compressor is preset to kick on when tank air pressure drops to 43 PSI and to auto-stop when the air tank reaches 57 PSI. Maximum pressure is 100 PSI without the factory 57 PSI preset.

    Air delivery is 0.8 CFM @ 57 PSI and is adequate for most airbrushing jobs.

    The unit is extremely portable, weighing a mere 11.5 lbs. and including a convenient carry handle.

    With a noise level of only 47 dB, this is a fairly quiet airbrush compressor considering its budget price point.

    The system includes:

  • Decent 6-Foot Braided Air Hose 1/8" BSP
  • Air Regulator with Pressure Gauge & Water trap
  • Two Airbrush Holders
  • Easy Cary Handle
  • 1/6 HP Air Cooled Pump
  • 0.8 Gallon Air Storage Tank
  • 6-Foot Power Cord
  • The Cool Runner TC-40T gets excellent reviews and includes a 5-year warranty.

    Master Airbrush products are distributed by TCP Global and appear to be manufactured by Ningbo Haosheng Pneumatic Machinery Co., Ltd. Haosheng is a leading Chinese manufacturer and developer of low-noise oil-free mini air compressors and airbrush kits.

    Note: The Master Airbrush TC-40T uses BSP (British Standard Pipe Threads) which require adapters to fit some airbrushes such as Badger, Aztec or Pasche.


    Master and Iwata brand airbrushes should connect without any special adapters.


    Set of Airbrush Hose Adaptors - 1/8" BSP Male to Badger Paasche Aztec Airbrushes

    TC-40T Features

    • Quiet 47dB
    • 57 PSI Preset
    • 1/6 HP 
    • 5-Year Warranty
    • Oil-Free Compressor
    • Automatic Operation
    • 0.8 CFM @ 57 PSI
    • 0.8 Gallon Air Tank
    • Length 12.2"
    • Width 5.3"
    • Height 12.2"
    • 11.5 Lbs.

    Our TC-40T Ratings

    Power

    Good power for compressors in this price range.

    4.5 Star Rating

    Quality

    Chinese made but offers 5-year warranty and gets good user reviews.

    4 Star Rating

    Cost

    The Master TC-40T air compressor usually retails around $150.

    4.5 Star Rating
    AIRpsi.com

    Overall Rating: 4.5

    4.5 Star Overall Rating

    This is a versatile quiet airbrush compressor with a good balance of price vs power. We gave the
    Master Airbrush Cool Runner TC-40T an overall rating of 4.5 stars.

    Pros

    • Included 6' Hose
    • Lightweight
    • Five Year Warranty
    • Excellent Buyer Reviews

    Cons

    • Handle Placement
    • No Included BSP Adaptors

    Master Airbrush TC-40T Cool Runner

    ASIN: B00WBT7PTW - UPC: 0848849017595

    Badger Air-Brush TC910 Aspire Pro Review


    AIRBRUSH COMPRESSOR TC910 Aspire PRO

    The Badger TC910 Aspire Pro is a well-built professional unit at a competitive price. Powered by thermally protected 1/6 HP oil-free piston type compressor pump, it can provide plenty of air flow for hobby airbrush spray painting. 

    Noise levels are a reasonably quiet 47dB, which is in line with most of the competitive airbrush compressors reviewed here with the exception of the quieter Silentaire Super Silent 20A which costs considerably more.

    The 3-liter (0.8 Gallon) air storage tank ensures smooth pulsation free air flow. An adjustable air regulator with built-in moisture separator and pressure gauge makes air adjustments easy.

    The auto start kicks in when air pressure drops below 43 PSI (3 Bar) and auto stop shuts off the compressor when tank pressure reaches 57 PSI (4 Bar). It takes less than a minute to fill an empty tank and then about 20 seconds to cycle from 43 to 57 PSI.

    The TC910 is attractively packaged in a rugged steel case that protects the internal components from damage. A convenient carry handle and two airbrush holders (one for gravity feed and one for siphon feed) are attached to the top of the case.

    The unit is compact and portable, weighing around 18 Lbs. and measuring 12.3” x 5.3” x 14.2”. The ample length power cord can be plugged into any 110-120 VAC outlet and has a low 1-amp power draw.

    The TC910 compressor is manufactured by Badger Air-Brush Co. and is warranted from defects in material and workmanship for one-year from date of purchase. Badger is based in Illinois and is known for good customer support.

    One complaint is the use of a 0-100 PSI air pressure gauge on the regulator. With the lower pressures used for airbrush work and the 57 PSI shutoff pressure, a 0-60 PSI gauge would be more useful for fine adjustments. Many purchasers have replaced the factory 100 PSI air pressure gauge with a 60 PSI gauge. This is a fairly simple and inexpensive modification.

    Badger TC910 Parts List

    TC910-PARTS-LIST
    NO.PART#DESCRIPTIONQTY.NO.PART#DESCRIPTIONQTY.
    1TC910N #01POWER SWITCH128TC910N #28SCREW4
    2TC910N #02REAR COVER129TC910N #29NUT4
    3TC910N #03WIRE130TC910N #30PRESSURE REGULATOR1
    4TC910N #04CONDENSER131TC910N #31INLET VALVE ROB11
    5TC910N #05REAR BODY HOUSING132TC910N #32INLET VALVE ROB21
    6TC910N #06SCREW433TC910N #33SCREW4
    7TC910N #07STATIONARY MOTOR134TC910N #34RUBBER PAD4
    8TC910N #08BEARING235TC910N #35NUT4
    9TC910N #09ROTARY MOTOR136TC910N #36WATER-DRAIN VALVE1
    10TC910N #10FRONTBODY137TC910N #37AIR TANK1
    11TC910N #11O-RING138TC910N #38PRESSURE SWITCH1
    12TC910N #12VALVE PLATE139TC910N #39AIR SPLITTER1
    13TC910N #13CYLINDER BLOCK140TC910N #40SAFETY VALVE1
    14TC910N #14O-RING141TC910N #41O-RING1
    15TC910N #15O-RING142TC910N #42COMPRESSION SCREW1
    16TC910N #16PRESSURE SWITCH143TC910N #43HOSE1
    17TC910N #17SCREW444TC910N #44COMPRESSION SCREW1
    18TC910N #18HEAD CYLINDER145TC910N #45O-RING1
    19TC910N #19COUNTER WEIGHT146TC910N #46OUTLET VALVE ROB21
    20TC910N #20BEARING147TC910N #47OUTLET VALVE1
    21TC910N #21LINK148TC910N #48BASE1
    22TC910N #22COMPRESSION RING149TC910N #49SPRING6
    23TC910N #23BLOCK150TC910N #50NUT6
    24TC910N #24SCREW151TC910N #51COVER1
    25TC910N #25CYLINDER152TC910N #52HANDLE1
    26TC910N #26FRONT COVER153TC910N #53HOLDER2
    27TC910N #27RETAINER RING1

    Badger Air-Brush Co. 9128 West Belmont Ave.
    Franklin Park, IL 60131 www.badgerairbrush.com
    Contact: 800-247-2787

    Badger TC910 Aspire Pro Manual - PDF 

    Manufacturer's Product Page - TC910

    Badger TC910 Features

    • Sturdy Steel Case
    • 47 dB Quiet
    • Heavy-Duty 
    • 1 Year Warranty
    • 1/6 HP Motor
    • Oilless Design
    • Thermal Protection
    • 0.8 Gallon Air Tank
    • Length 16.5"
    • Width 5.5"
    • Height 14.2"
    • 18 Lbs.

    Our Badger TC910 Ratings

    Power

    Good power for this class of quiet airbrush compressor.

    4.5 Star Rating

    Quality

    Excellent quality compressor for the price point.

    4.5 Star Rating

    Cost

    The Badger TC910 usually retails below $300.

    4 Star Rating
    AIRpsi.com

    Overall Rating: 4.5

    4.5 Star Overall Rating

    This is a very good quality and well-designed airbrush compressor for a reasonable price. We gave the Badger TC910 Aspire Pro an overall rating of 4.5 stars.

    Pros

    • Good Support
    • Sturdy Steel Case
    • One Year Warranty
    • Excellent Reviews

    Cons

    • 100 PSI Gauge
    • No 60 PSI Gauge

    Badger Aspire-Pro TC910

    ASIN: B005UH7CVI - UPC: 0766854019109 

    Master Airbrush TC-326T Kit Review


    Master Airbrush 1/5 HP Cool Runner II Dual Fan Tank Air Compressor Kit Model TC-326T

    The Master Airbrush Model TC-326T Cool Runner II Air Compressor Kit is a good budget buy. This compressor is quiet (47dB) and runs cool with its dual cooling fan design.

    The 1/5 HP air compressor provides plenty of power and features a maintenance free oilless design. Premium rotor windings help to extend the compressor life. Generous 0.8 CFM air delivery and 25 LPM air flow ensure plenty of air for professional quality airbrush results. An attached 0.8-gallon tank guarantees no pulsation and less noise due to automatic operation. The compressor auto-starts when air tank pressure drops to 43 PSI and auto-stops at 57 PSI.


    Weighing only about 12 pounds and measuring 13.5 x 13.11 x 5.87 inches, the TC-326T Cool Runner II is easy to transport and store.


    MAS TC-326T Kit Included Accessories are:

    • 6-Foot Braided Air Hose 1/8" BSP
    • In-Line Regulator, Pressure Gauge & Water trap
    • Regulator Mount Dual Airbrush Holders

    Master Airbrush products are distributed by TCP Global and appear to be manufactured by Ningbo Haosheng Pneumatic Machinery Co., Ltd. Haosheng is a leading Chinese manufacturer and developer of low-noise oil-free mini air compressors and airbrush kits.

    Note: The Master Airbrush TC-326T uses BSP (British Standard Pipe Threads) which require adapters to fit some airbrushes such as Badger, Aztec or Pasche.


    Master and Iwata brand airbrushes should connect without any special adapters.


    Set of Airbrush Hose Adaptors - 1/8" BSP Male to Badger Paasche Aztec Airbrushes

    Master Airbrush TC-326T Features

    • Quiet 47dB
    • Dual Cooling Fans
    • 1/5 HP 
    • 5-Year Warranty
    • Oil-Free Compressor
    • Automatic Operation
    • 0.8 CFM @ 57 PSI
    • 0.8 Gallon Air Tank
    • Length 13.2"
    • Width 5.9"
    • Height 13.5"
    • 12.3 Lbs.

    Our MAS TC-326T Ratings

    Power

    1/5 HP - Good power for airbrush compressors in this price range.

    4.5 Star Rating

    Quality

    Good quality air compressor for the price.

    4 Star Rating

    Cost

    The MAS TC-326T usually retails around $150.

    4.5 Star Rating
    AIRpsi.com

    Overall Rating: 4.5

    4.5 Star Overall Rating

    The Master Airbrush Model TC-326T Cool Runner II compressor kit is a good balance of power, utility and price. We gave the unit an overall rating of 4.5 stars.

    Pros

    • Bonus 6' Air Hose
    • Runs Cooler
    • Budget Price
    • Excellent Buyer Reviews

    Cons

    • Some Quality Complaints
    • Shipping Damage Reports

    Master Airbrush MAS TC-326T

    ASIN: B07ZQM6R83 - UPC: 0848849082852

    NO-Name Brand Tooty Quiet Airbrush Compressor Review 


    Quiet Compressor for Airbrush with Air Tank Model Tooty (Piston Type). NO-Name Brand by SprayGunner

    NO-NAME Brand Tooty AG-326 is sold by SprayGunner. This compressor is a great value, with a lot of bang for the buck.

    The NO-NAME Brand Tooty airbrush compressor kit includes:

    • Locally Inspected & Tested 1/6 HP Air Pump
    • 3 Liter Air Tank
    • Non-Slip Suction Cup Feet
    • Water Trap, Filter & Air Pressure Gauge
    • Bonus Braided Air Hose
    • 1 Year Warranty
    • User Manual

    The Tooty features a quiet 1/6 HP single piston oil-free compressor pump and is virtually maintenance free. The ample 3-liter air tank provides consistent airflow with no pulsations. Automatic operation turns on the compressor when tank pressure drops below 3 bar (43 PSI) and auto stops when the air tank reaches 4 bar (57 PSI).

    The Tooty is fairly quiet with 47 dB noise ratings from 1 Meter distance. Air flow is 20-23 LPM which is adequate for hobby airbrush work. This airbrush compressor includes an integrated carry handle and weighs around 18 pounds. Overall dimensions are about 12.5" long, 5.5" wide and 13" high making it easy to transport.

    NO-NAME Brand compressors are inexpensive but have good fit and finish and seem well built. Like virtually every airbrush compressor in this price range, the Tooty AG-326 is imported from China. However, unlike some competitors, every NO-NAME Brand Compressor is inspected and tested by SprayGunner in Tampa Florida and warranted for one year. These units are also well packed to prevent shipping damage, a common complaint from many other brands.

    From SprayGunner: "This compressor is suitable for commercial spraying, cosmetics, nail studios and Tattoo designs, illustrations, hobbies modelling, fishing lures and much more."

    No-NAME Tooty Quiet Air Compressor with Tank

    Tooty AG326 Features

    • Quiet 47 dB
    • 1/6 HP
    • 3 Liter Tank
    • Bonus Air Hose
    • Automatic Operation
    • Inspected & Tested
    • 1 Year Warranty 
    • US Support 
    • Length 12.5"
    • Width 5.5"
    • Height 13"
    • 18 Lbs.

    Our NO-Name Brand AG326 Ratings

    Power

    Adequate power for this price class. 1/6 HP - 23 LPM airflow.

    4.5 Star Rating

    Quality

    Good quality compressor considering the budget price point.

    4.5 Star Rating

    Cost

    The NO-NAME Tooty  compressor usually retails under $150.

    4.5 Star Rating
    AIRpsi.com

    Overall Rating: 4.5

    4.5 Star Overall Rating

    This is a good quality unit at a low price with Florida based inspection and support. We gave the NO-NAME Brand "Tooty" AG326 an overall rating of 4.5.

    Pros

    • Inspected & Tested in FL
    • Includes Air Hose
    • Low Price
    • Excellent Positive Reviews

    Cons

    • Made in China

    NO-Name Brand Tooty AG326 Quiet Airbrush Compressor

    ASIN: B07ZMH23B8 - UPC: 7426879325663

    VIVOHOME Airbrushing Paint System Review


    VIVOHOME Professional Airbrushing Paint System

    VIVOHOME VH342 Professional Airbrushing Paint System includes a 1/5 HP compressor with air tank & regulator/filter system and a gravity feed dual-action trigger airbrush with braided air hose.

    If you're on tight budget give the VIVOHOME airbrush kit a look. This is the least expensive system in this airbrush compressor roundup review and the only choice that includes an airbrush. 

    A 1/5 HP oil-free single piston pump delivers 23 LPM air flow with low 47 dB noise levels. The coupled 3-liter air tank ensures smooth pulsation free operation. Air can be controlled using the included air regulator with pressure gauge and water filter trap.

    The auto-start/stop system automatically turns on the compressor pump at 43 PSI and off at 57 PSI. Safety features include thermal motor protection that shuts off the motor if it overheats & air tank pressure release valve that limits tank pressure to 87 PSI.

    The VIVOHOME VH342 is compact, light and portable. It weighs around 11 pounds and measures about 12.6 inches high & long and 6.3 inches wide.

    VIVOHOME VH342 Features

    • Lowest Cost
    • Included Air Hose
    • Included Airbrush
    • Good Reviews
    • Quiet 47 dB
    • 1/5 HP Pump
    • 3 Liter Air Tank
    • Reg. & Water Trap 
    • Length 12.6"
    • Width 6.3"
    • Height 12.6"
    • 11 Lbs.

    Our VIVOHOME VH342 Ratings

    Power

    Adequate power for one airbrush with 23 LPM airflow.

    4 Star Rating

    Quality

    Good quality airbrush kit considering the budget price point.

    4 Star Rating

    Cost

    The VIVOHOME VH342 compressor kit usually retails under $120.

    AIRpsi.com

    Overall Rating: 4.5

    4.5 Star Overall Rating

    The VIVOHOME VH342 airbrush compressor kit which includes a gravity feed airbrush is a great value for those on a tight budget. We rate it 4.5 stars.

    Pros

    • Complete Kit
    • Quiet 47 dB
    • Low Price
    • Good Reviews

    Cons

    • Cheap Airbrush
    • Short Warranty

    VIVOHOME VH342 Professional Airbrushing Paint System

    ASIN: B07N64M2HM - UPC: 885469877673

    Tank Type Compressor Maintenance

    Tank type compressors are great for airbrush work. They have several advantages such as no pulsations in the air supply, better moisture removal due to the cooling effect of the tank and less noise and longer compressor life due to the run cycle.

    However, tank type compressors do require some extra maintenance to ensure proper operation and long life. You'll want to drain any moisture from your water separator and air storage tank after each use. 

    Here is a quick video from SprayGunner that will demonstrate.

    Airbrush Compressor with Tank Maintenance

    Quick Safety Tip: Always unplug your compressor and open the drain on your air tank to remove all stored compressed air before storage. This is for safety as compressed air can be dangerous if the tank were to rupture or something in the pressurized system were to fail.

    The Bottom Line

    All of these quiet airbrush compressors get excellent reviews and will work great for use with one airbrush and something less than continuous usage duty cycle. 

    If you have a commercial extended airbrushing operation, you'll likely want a larger compressor and air storage tank. Take a look at our small quiet air compressor reviews. These compressors are larger and a tad louder, however still reasonably quiet around 60 dB sound levels. You'll need to set up the air delivery system with an inline moisture trap just ahead of your airbrush manifold where you can attach multiple airbrushes.

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