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Physicists Have Levitated a Golf Ball-Sized Object Using Nothing But Sound Waves

Welcome to the future.<p>Researchers have successfully levitated a 50-mm (2-inch) solid polystyrene ball using nothing but high frequency sound …

Physics

Soundproofing vs Sound Absorbing - What's the Difference?

Soundproofing vs Sound Absorbing – What’s the Difference?<p>Posted by Ted W on 01/22/2010 10:23 am | 307 Comments<p>You want to do what?<p>When someone has a …

Home Improvement

Common Noise Problems and Solutions

Solutions to Commonly Experienced Noise Problems<p>In today’s built environment noise problems can range from being a mild nuisance to a serious …

10 buildings with extraordinary acoustics

It is all too easy for architecture to be seen and not heard. Instragrammable visuals may be at our fingertips, but it is impossible to photograph an …

European Travel

An Amagansett Home That Focuses on Acoustics

Located in a thriving resort town, Elizabeth II is a home designed by Bates Masi Architects with special attention paid to architectural acoustics, …

Hamptons

180 Gram Vinyl... What are the benefits? Heavyweight Vinyl Records Explained

The words "180 Gram Vinyl" have been the cause for many misunderstandings and debate among the audiophile and vinyl records community. Unnecessarily …

Audiophile

Are your home studio acoustics killing your mix?

By Keith Hatschek and Jeff CrawfordThe mixdown is one of the most crucial stages in song’s journey, and one of the most overlooked problem areas for …

How Well Can You Hear Audio Quality?

Recently, the rapper Jay Z relaunched the subscription streaming music service Tidal, which includes the option to listen to high-definition audio for $19.99 per month. Tidal's HiFi, with its uncompressed audio files, promises a better listening experience than any other streaming service on the …

Why Does Music Feel So Good?

One day several years ago Valorie Salimpoor took a drive that would change the course of her life. She was at the peak of what she now calls her “quarter-life crisis,” not knowing what kind of career she wanted or how she might use her undergraduate neuroscience training. Hoping an outing might …

Big Question: Why Can Silence Make You Hear Things That Aren't There?

You've probably never encountered real silence. Finding a place that remains sonically unmolested by the roar of commercial jets or the steady hum of …

Can Silence Actually Drive You Crazy?

One man's incredible search for the acoustic wonders of the world

Acoustic engineer Trevor Cox is on a mission to identify the most wondrous sounds on Earth.<p>From echoing mausoleums and groaning icebergs to …

Nature

10 of the world’s best concert halls

Photograph: Alamy<p>276<p>http://static.guim.co.uk/sys-images/Guardian/Pix/pictures/2015/3/4/1425488785338/4d01d7b4-69c9-4f44-8e8a-4fc3944372f8-460x276.jpeg<p>460<p>Photograph: …

Piano

Philips Fidelio X2 review

<i>This review was first published in 2014 but we stand by our 5-star review - and today the</i> <i>Philips Fidelio X2 headphones are down to just £129 at</i> …

Audiophile

Why Aren’t All Streaming Music Services “High-Definition?”

Historically, the most successful music streaming services have operated using two key formats: MP3 and AAC. Both formats take audio data and …

Audiophile

3 DIY Studio Foam Solutions that DON'T Work

For a poor musician, it’s only natural to want a cheap alternative to commercial acoustic treatment.<p>And that’s fine. Because there are plenty of DIY …

How to Achieve Perfect Auditorium Acoustics

Introduction: How to Achieve Perfect Auditorium Acoustics<p>In an auditorium there will be many listeners. It is important that sound can propagate to …

Music Production

This video shows precisely what acoustics do to the sound of your voice

17 July 2015, 12:39<p>How does a room impact on the sound? This singer sings the same thing in over a dozen locations to show you.<p>Many things impact on …

New Acoustic Instruments Are Still Being Invented, And This One Is Hauntingly Beautiful

With a few membranes, coiled springs and strings, this new (massive) instrument produces sounds that range from sci-fi inspired to psychedelic and …

Donald Trump

4 Acoustic Treatment Tricks That Make Your Room Sound Great Right Away

New rooms are tricky.<p>They’re uncharted territory, and dangers lurk in every corner.<p>Literally, the corners are your worst enemy.<p>Anyone setting up a …

9 Psychoacoustic Sound Design Tricks To Improve Your Music

When talking about improving the perceived quality of our productions and mixes, its easy to focus mainly on the technology we use, or the layout and …

Best Bluetooth Speakers 2018: Great sound anywhere, at any budget

<i>Here’s why you should trust our list of the best Bluetooth speakers:</i><p><b>The best Bluetooth speakers offer you a quick and easy way to stream music from</b> …

Samson C01

Samson seek a share of the budget microphone market with their highly competitive large-diaphragm condenser.<p>The Samson C01 is the latest in a long …

Make a DIY Sound Absorption Acoustical Panel

In an acoustically-harsh room your $1500 speakers can sound no better than the $50 speakers inside your TV. Sound Absorption panels reduce …

Listen to the world's longest echo

You probably can't hear most of it, but this over one-minute-long recording is proof of the world's longest echo. Set by a group of scientists inside an abandoned wartime fuel bunker, <i>The Independent</i> reports that it was created by firing off a pistol loaded with blanks. "I started off just playing …

How to Build Your Own Acoustic Panels (DIY)

<i>Make Cheap, Easy, Attractive DIY Sound Absorption Wall Panels</i><p><i>Revised and updated June 06, 2018</i><p><i>Also Check out our Complete Guide to Home Theater</i> …

Home Improvement

How to Fix Broken Headphone Cables