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diy acoustic panels

I was looking at purchasing acoustic panels for a project I’m working on, but after seeing the cost, decided to check out DIY acoustic panels. I’m converting a seldom-used room into a media room and want to reduce the echo and noise for better sound enjoyment. I went looking for DIY plans and found too…

washing machine vibration pads

My friend had just moved into a new apartment and I was visiting to see it. It was early on a Sunday morning, and everything was still mostly quiet as we sat in the living room to have a conversation. Suddenly, a loud, low-pitched hum began reverberating through the entire apartment, followed shortly by a…

window soundproofing film

Film is defined as a thin coating or covering. I will stick to that definition for the purposes of this article, and not clutter it up with blankets, curtains, or brick walls. Sound is caused by vibrations travelling through the air or another medium (like window glass), that can be detected by the human ear.…

how to get rid of echo in a room

Some rooms seem to have loud resonant echoes that reverberate through space and sound terrible. This can magnify the volume of everything that occurs within the room, becoming maddening for those who must occupy it. While dealing with this same problem myself, I came across 15 ways to how to reduce echo in a room…

noise cancelling ear muffs for sleeping

Does the noise coming into your bedroom disturb your sleep? Does your partner’s snoring sound like Vesuvius erupting? Are you so sleep-deprived that you wake up planning a nap? Noise-canceling ear muffs might be your salvation. These inexpensive sleep accessories can help make your sleep quiet, more restful, and peaceful. Available in multiple designs and…

acoustic sealant

Are you tired of sounds seeping into your room and disturbing everything you’re doing? Trying to stop flanking noises, and you’re wondering what works best? An acoustical sealant will improve the sound experience within a room. Wondering what the best acoustical sealant is? The best acoustical sealant adheres to most types of construction material and…

soundproof fabric

I recently went looking for some sound absorbing fabric to cover some windows and the door in my home office studio. The first place I walked into I knew I’d made a mistake. I know what sound-transparent fabric is, but sound absorbing and soundproof I didn’t know enough about. Apparently, neither did the people I…

quiet hair dryer

Hair dryer power (expressed in watts) has long been the standard for judging how good the machine is at drying hair. But the quietest hair dryers have Tourmaline and Ceramic technology combined with additional fan blades and anti-vibration product design, lower watt–1850 watts or less–hair dryers are almost as efficient as more powerful dryers. The…

soundproof box for generator

Do you use a generator at home, camp, or work to power tools, lighting, or for emergencies? Listening to it roar for hours can be nerve-racking. So can be the complaints from family and neighbors. Have you considered building a soundproof generator box? I did! A soundproof generator box should suppress the noise from a…

spray foam insulation soundproofing

When soundproofing my home office and my son’s band practice space, I wanted to know “does spray foam insulation reduce noise?” I checked out open and closed cell spray polyurethane foams (SPF) to see if I could use it for thermal and acoustic insulation. Does spray foam insulation reduce noise? Based on my research, the…