Does Bass go down?
In short, sound is omnidirectional, which means it can travel in all directions, including up and down. However, that said, there are factors that can influence the direction of sound. For example, the way sound waves propagate can change in different kinds of settings.
Is it easier to hear upstairs or downstairs?
The short answer is yes! Lower level apartments tend to hear more noise from foot traffic, moving furniture, etc. The biggest complaint about noise from lower level apartments is the noise neighbors above them make while walking around.
Does sound travel up or down in a building?
Sound does not travel up or down in an apartment. Sound travels in all directions equally unless you make changes or are looking to guide the sound in a particular direction.
Does the sound pass through the ground?
These days, most people want to remove carpets and pads from their floors. Typical sounds that travel through the floor and the ceiling below are footsteps (impact noise), voices, stereos, barking, and even loud appliances. Noise (vibration) can easily be transmitted through floor/ceiling framing.
Why do I hear my downstairs neighbor?
One of the main reasons you can hear your downstairs neighbor is that the floor is too thin. If your landlord allows it, thicken the floor with rugs. If rugs are against the rules, consider investing in thicker rugs. If you own the space, consider insulating the floor under the baseboards.
Why is the noise moving up?
The ground heats (and cools) the air nearby. Normally, the ground is warmer than the air above, so air temperature decreases with height in the troposphere (up to about 8 miles). Sound travels faster in warmer air, so sound waves are refracted upwards, away from the ground.
How to disturb noisy neighbors upstairs?
10 ways to annoy your upstairs neighbors to make them quieter
- Cook something smelly.
- Joke Call them.
- Oil their door handle.
- Write them to spam.
- Knock on their door at odd hours.
- Place the speakers against the ceilings.
- Hit the ceiling with a cane or broom.
- Tap the radiator hoses with a metal spoon.
How do you disturb the neighbors upstairs?
Is it quieter on higher floors?
Higher is noisier – noise travels upwards and this is why higher floors tend to be noisier (it usually starts to decrease from around the 15th floor). The clatter of nearby construction work can be heard high-pitched on higher floors, though the source of the noise may seem far away.
Why do low sound waves pass through walls?
The two possibilities I could imagine were: for some reason, low frequency sound waves (if I remember correctly, that means lower pitch) travel better through solids. The bass sound waves cause the walls themselves to vibrate slightly, which somehow produces sound waves in the air on the other side of the wall.
Why does my bass sound like crap in my bedroom?
They don’t deal with vibration, but sound waves that can hit the wall and create more vibration. They also reduce reflections from bouncing sounds and making your bass sound like shit. All normal sized rooms have serious bass issues that people try to overcome with volume.
Why does my subwoofer sound like a bass trap?
Bass traps are a huge discussion that we can’t go all out on. They don’t deal with vibration, but sound waves that can hit the wall and create more vibration. They also reduce reflections from bouncing sounds and making your bass sound like shit.
Is it OK to have a bass in an apartment?
The fact that you ask this question before you start hitting the bass is fantastic because it means you have a chance to be proactive about it. If you live in an apartment, condo, townhouse, duplex, or other attached living space, this is for you.