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1. Best Soundproof Curtain - NICETOWN Thermal Insulated Blackout

2. Best Soundproof Blanket - Sure-Max Heavy-duty Moving and Packing

3. Best Soundproof Room Divider Curtain - Deconovo Privacy Room Divider

4. Best Acoustic Panel - Auralex Acoustics Sonoflat Acoustic Absorption Foam

5. Best Bass Trap - Auralex Acoustics LENRD Acoustic Absorption

6. Best Acoustic Partition - Versare Versifold Sound Control

7. Best Quiet Blender - Blendtec Pro 800

8. Best Quiet Juicer - Omega J8006 Nutrition Center Masticating Dual-stage

9. Best Quiet Kettle - Kenwood SJM610 Persona Collection

10. Best Quiet Coffee Grinder - Breville- The Smart Grinder Pro Coffee Bean

11. Quietest Ice Maker - Vremi Countertop Ice Maker

12. Best Quiet Dishwasher - Frigidaire FFBD1821MW Built-In Full Console

13. Quietest Garbage Disposal - InSinkErator Evolution Excel

14. Quietest Range Hood - Perfetto Kitchen and Bath 30" Range Hood

15. Best White Noise Machine - Marpac Dohm Classic White Noise

16. Best White Noise Fan - Lasko 2519 3-Speed Wind

17. Quietest Tower Fan - Dyson AM02 Tower Fan

18. Best Quiet High-velocity Fan -  Lasko Max Performance Pivoting Utility

19. Best Quiet Fan for Sleeping -  Air-vention X01A Oscillating Tower Fan 

20. Best Quiet Air Conditioner - Honeywell MN10CESWW Portable

21. Quietest Air Purifier - Fellowes Quiet Air purifier with True HEPA Filter

22. Best Quiet Vacuum Cleaner - Shark Rotator Upright Corded Bagless Vacuum

23. Ultra Quiet Shop Vac - Shop-Vac 5989300 Stainless Steel Vacuum

24. Best Quiet Tumble Dryer - Panda 1.50 cu.ft Compact Laundry Dryer

25. Quietest Washing Machine - Bosch 800 Series 24 Inch Smart Front Load

26. Best Quiet Space Heater - Dr. Infrared Heater Portable Space Heater

27. Best Quiet Hair Dryer - Ion Whisper Quiet Lite Iconic 

28. Quietest Hair Clipper - Wahl Professional Senior Clipper

29. Best Quiet Garage Door Opener - Genie SilentMax 1200 Garage Door Opener

30. Best Quiet Lawn Mower - Husqvarna Auto-Mower 315 Robotic Lawn Mower

31. Quietest Air Compressor - California Air Tools 5510SE Ultra Quiet

32. Best Quiet Inverter Generator - WEN 56125i Super Quiet Portable

33. Quietest Aquarium Air Pump - Supreme Aqua-Mag Magnetic Driver

34. Quietest Aquarium Filter - Polar Aurora 4-Stage External Canister

35. Quietest Drone - DJI Mavic Pro Platinum

36. Best Quiet Treadmill - Sole Fitness F85 Folding

37. Quietest Bike Trainer - Cascade Fluid Pro

38. Best Quiet Keyboard - Razer BlackWidow Ultimate Stealth

39. Best Silent Gaming Mouse - VicTsing Wireless Gaming Mouse

40. Best Quiet Paper Shredder - Sentinel FM120P High Security

Frequently Asked Questions (Soundproofing)

1. What is Soundproofing?

Soundproofing is a process used to reduce or eliminate unwanted noise and sound with the help of sound dampening and sound absorbing materials.

2. How many types of soundproofing are there?

There are four types of soundproofing depending upon the purpose of where it is actually implemented.
  • Residential Soundproofing - As the name suggests, this type of soundproofing consists of reducing or completely eliminating the external as well as internal noise. Sound dampening the airborne noise consists of the sound created by household appliances, television, music system etc. The external noise consists of traffic noise, dogs barking, airplane noise etc.
  • Commercial Soundproofing - This soundproofing method is used to reduce or completely eliminate noise in offices and other commercial places such as job sites, warehouses etc
  • Automotive Soundproofing - This method of soundproofing is used to dampen exterior noise coming into the car from roads, and also the internal noise caused due by car's engine.
  • Noise Barriers Soundproofing - It is an idiosyncratic and very uncommon soundproofing method. To know more, check out the Wikipedia
3. What materials can block sound?

Some of the most commonly used soundproofing materials are as follows:

4. Are brick walls soundproof?

Brick is material which is thick and dense naturally. As a result, it becomes really difficult for the medium and high frequencies noise to pass through it. However, it has been found that the low-frequencies sound such as BASS has the capability to pass through the wall.

To avoid external noises such as traffic and airplanes, recording studios are made of thick brick walls.

5. Can sound travel through glass?

The obvious answer is "Yes", sound can travel through the glass. It travels through the glass as both longitudinal as well as transverse waves, vibrating the molecules of the glass in both the cases. The transverse wave travels faster than the longitudinal wave. However, the majority of the transverse waves are retained by the glass. On the other hand, the longitudinal waves travel slower but are mostly transmitted to the air.

The higher the density of the glass material the lesser will be the speed of the sound.

On average, the sound travels at a speed of 4540 meters/second.

Range - (2000 meters/second to 6000 meters/second)

6. Is Styrofoam sound absorbing?

Styrofoam is a kind of polystyrene foam used mainly in the construction of disposable cups and household insulation.

Though it offers some soundproofing benefits still it hasn't proved sufficient enough to soundproof a room, home, office or recording studio.

7. Why soundproofing is important?

Over a period of time, soundproofing has evolved as a lucrative market.

Soundproofing aka isolation has its own benefits and drawbacks, and it goes without saying that the benefits are way more than the latter.

It helps you to get rid of noise pollution which otherwise can affect your physical as well as mental health adversely.

However, there are some professions that also require a noiseless ambiance.

For example, an audio/video recording must be made free from the impact as well as airborne noise to get the best result.

Similarly, a lot many of us need a calm and quiet environment for a sound sleep.

8. Does egg cartons absorb sound?

Technically yes, egg cartons can absorb sound to some extent.

Let's dive deep into it to have a clear picture.

To understand sound absorption ability of egg carton, it is very important to know more about the types of materials used in egg cartons.

Egg cartons are nothing, but recycled cardboard, and when it comes to performance it is similar to hanging cardboard on your wall.

In short, it doesn't do much with sound absorption.

Again, you may trouble me by asking the other question, "why people hang egg cartons on the walls?".

Definitely, a good question, and I also had the same query when I was just starting out as a soundproof consultant.

Of course, I agree that the egg cartons are used on the walls and the ceiling of the room, and it goes without saying that it has a purpose to serve.

In short, egg cartons are used on the ceilings and walls to try to scatter the reflecting sound waves, which helps in eliminating the echoes.

Meanwhile, I'm not gonna take the credit from egg cartons for its small contribution towards sound absorption.

9. How do I stop noise coming into my room?

Though there are numerous ways to stop noise coming into your room still I would recommend you to go with sound blockers.

Trust me, sound blockers have done a fantastic job for me. You can easily apply sound blockers over doors, windows, walls, and even in the cracks to close all the scope for the sound waves to enter into the room.

10. Can white noise damage your hearing?

Whenever I recommend my clients' white noise machine or white noise fan for a night of sound sleep, they put this question in front of me.

Normally, you don't have any problem by using white noise at a normal or acceptable level.

The problem arises when you're consuming these noises at a very loud pitch even for a small time.

At the same time, if you're exposed to white noise at a high pitch and for a long time, then it may damage sensitive structure in the inner ear and can lead to noise-induced hearing loss.

11. How to keep sound from leaving a room?

The best way to prevent sound from leaving a room is to soundproof the room.

Two main passage to the outside world is doors and windows. However, if the door of the room is thin, then it may also be a point of concern.

Anyway, let's discuss it one by one.

Soundproof doors- Soundproofing a door can be done with the help of soundproof curtains, moving blankets etc.

Remember to close all the cracks, gaps, and holes in and around the doors.

You can use door sweep to close the space between the bottom of the door and the floor for the better result.

Similarly, you need to soundproof the windows. There are many window films available on the market that can help you to block the sound from going out.

You can use a soundproof adhesive like green glue to block the gaps in the vicinity of the window.

If the wall is thin, then you need to add a layer of drywall to overcome the soundproofing problem.

To enhance the outcome, you can also soundproof the ceilings and floors.

In short, close all the gaps that allow air to travel outside your room.

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