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Isolating sound so that it goes down not up

post #1 of 21
Thread Starter 

Hey -

 

Figured this forum would be a good place to ask. Having problems with apartment neighbors downstairs and want to give them a taste of their own medicine by pumping music into their apartment (already tried the more rational approach).  Thing is my upstairs neighbors are cool and I don't want to bug them.  Is there anyway to get my sound and subwoofer to travel down but not up?  Would covering it up with pillows be the best option? 

 

Thanks.  Sorry for the strange request.

post #2 of 21

What kinds of problems are you downstairs neighbours giving you for you to act irrationally? If they are noisy, have you tried telling them that they are affecting your living environment?

 

For your question though, you need to soundproof your ceiling and sides something like

 

 

and blast the speakers downwards obviously.

post #3 of 21
Thread Starter 
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Originally Posted by KamijoIsMyHero View Post
 

What kinds of problems are you downstairs neighbours giving you for you to act irrationally? If they are noisy, have you tried telling them that they are affecting your living environment?

 

For your question though, you need to soundproof your ceiling and sides something like

 

 

and blast the speakers downwards obviously.

thanks.  Yes I've tried to tell them that.  I'm in college and the apartment is in the area so its pretty loud.  But its obnoxious when it lasts all day.  I've already tried dealing with the issue with the person downstairs, then management and no luck.  So leaves me little options.

post #4 of 21
Thread Starter 

Also have fans + white noise machine running 24/7 to drown it out and its not good enough...

post #5 of 21

oh it's a dorm like thing, well its just part of being in college dorms and a college "experience". I recommend looking for actual apartment housing where the people around you aren't necessarily students. Mine has families top and bottom so it's pretty much a guarantee my place is silent around 11 pm. 

 

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Originally Posted by deeda53 View Post
 

Also have fans + white noise machine running 24/7 to drown it out and its not good enough...

How do you sleep with white noise 24/7? 0.o

 

 

good luck with your studies

post #6 of 21

Egg cartons.

 

You know those cardboard like or foam esque cartons?  The 'egg' parts attached to a wall (or ceiling) are the best cheap soundproofing I know of.  It looks like hell though.

post #7 of 21

Great kindling in a house fire too.

post #8 of 21
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Originally Posted by bigshot View Post
 

Great kindling in a house fire too.

 

There's another solution to shut up your downstairs neighbors

post #9 of 21
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Originally Posted by bigshot View Post
 

Great kindling in a house fire too.

 

And since they were used for food, even without cracked eggs, they tend to pick up food scents that attract ants and roaches.

post #10 of 21

Oh, sorry, I didn't realize he was going to 'practical' as well.

 

 

 

:ph34r:

post #11 of 21

Pillows are going to be your best, cheap, quick option I can think of. Having the speakers on the floor pointing down should do a lot already . . . actually, you could just do the subwoofer as that's what's going to get through the most. Have you thought about taking up jump-roping as a hobby?

post #12 of 21

While they're away, have an electrician come and install ceiling speakers in their apartment that you control.

post #13 of 21

How about just turning the face of your sub down onto the floor? Give them some conductive vibrations through the floor!

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