Can my neighbors hear me playing music?
As a rule of thumb, always assume that whenever you watch TV or play music, your neighbors can hear. If possible, get dual-purpose furniture that can replace a wall mount. Get a television rack that can double as a cabinet or shelves. However, this might be possible if you’re living in a small apartment like a studio.
How do I know if my neighbors can hear my music?
A great check is to try turning on a vacuum cleaner to see if it drowns out the noise. If you can still hear the music, you should file a noise complaint. Check your local noise ordinance by typing “[city name] noise ordinance” into search to get the times and decibel ratings.
How do I keep my neighbors from hearing music?
While they’re not always foolproof, it sure beats the uninhibited sound of Sir Barks-a-lot upstairs.
- Add a rug or two.
- Invest in a white noise machine and ear plugs.
- Incorporate more furniture.
- Invest in some sound-reducing curtains.
- Utilize a door draft stopper.
- Speak with your neighbors.
- Offer suggestions to them.
Can upstairs neighbors hear my music?
Yes, it is entirely possible that the sound from your apartment can travel to your upstairs neighbors depending on how your apartment building is built.