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Soundproofing Forum Topics => Sound Control if you're Renting - Apartments, Condo, ETC => Topic started by: t_ag2014 on April 13, 2011, 08:33:19 PM

Title: College Apartment Question!
Post by: t_ag2014 on April 13, 2011, 08:33:19 PM
Howdy everyone,

Next year, I'll be starting my second year in college and wanted to do some home improvements to make my apartment a little nicer.  Among those improvements, I consider sound dampening to be pretty important, especially when it comes to my bedroom and laundry room.  Since I've never been able to experience a room with sound absorption qualities, I have a few questions.  Ripping out the drywall isn't an option, but securing sound absorbing foam to the drywall is via an adhesive/velcro.

- If I wanted to block or dampen incoming and outgoing sound from my personal bedroom, would it be advisable to coat the entirety of the room in sound absorption foam and other materials?  I've been reading the best ways to secure doors, vents, windows, etc. and it seems that I can ignore my ceiling for the most part, because I'm on the top floor.  The floor is carpet, particularly thick and heavy.  The walls are standard drywall, I'm sure the NRC value is negligible.  
Title: Re: College Apartment Question!
Post by: t_ag2014 on April 13, 2011, 08:38:47 PM
- What happens to the perception of the sound quality from speakers placed in the room?  How would the output of sound... sound if the room was coated throughout with dampening materials?

Now... I have to go to class!  I'll post more later to responses and possibly edit this post!  THANKS!!!!
Title: Re: College Apartment Question!
Post by: Randy S on April 14, 2011, 04:03:24 PM
open cell foams/absorption(NRC) is for acoustical conditioning of the sound within the room and will not make a huge difference for sound leaving or entering the room. It will make a difference how long stays in your room.
You need to be able to block sound (STC) but if you cant modify the current walls Im not sure if your going to get a quality reduction for the money spent.

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