Originally Posted by Bigred7078
Actually yes my apartment is on the second floor. First of all I am a considerate person so I make sure not to rock my system hard late at night or early in the morning. Secondly, I think I have great neighbors so technically i'm in a lucky situation. I have never once had a complaint in my 2 years at this place. Don't take that as if I don't like to rock out, or that I don't listen at reference levels, but I am SMART about it
Sometimes its the luck of the draw where you live and who lives around you. Sometimes you get lucky with a well built apartment with good sound dampening. Sometimes you don't get lucky...If its the latter, you just need to adapt.
That's true. I'm in a second floor apartment in an older building, and the people below me said they couldn't hear my stereo. Oddly, I could hear theirs. I don't blast my system anyway, but 1/3 volume is
substantial (it can get too loud for me
higher than that). It can certainly be heard in the hallway, though.
My previous building had paper for floors/ceilings it seemed, also on the second floor, and the downstairs neighbor complained frequently during my last year or so there (one reason I moved). But, even she had to admit at one point that the sound was louder downstairs than it was in my apartment. I don't know why things suddenly became loud for her that last year. Good construction plus good and tolerant neighbors is gold.