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Choosing the Optimal Acoustic Shape for Your Needs

Acoustic Foam Panels: Choosing the Best Shape for Your Needs

If you are a content creator, recording studio, musician, or business owner, you know the importance of sound quality. To reduce echo and reverb and improve the sound quality in your space, you need acoustic foam panels. But with so many shapes and styles available, how do you know which one is right for you? In this article, we will explore the different shapes of acoustic foam panels and which ones work best for various purposes.

Flat or Beveled - Smooth Surface

Flat and beveled acoustic foam panels have a smooth foam surface with no cut-out shapes. These panels offer higher sound absorption as there is more foam per square meter. They are better suited for lower frequency sound absorption.

Wedge

While the wedge shape looks cool, it is best suited for smaller spaces. Using it in a large space could result in uneven sound absorption, depending on the direction of the sound.

Eggcrate (Convolute)

The eggcrate (convolute) shape is versatile and one of the most cost-effective options. It is a favourite among professionals and DIY content creators as it offers a great sound treatment experience. It works well for out-of-home venues such as restaurants, theaters, and corporate boardrooms, while still sticking to a budget.

Pyramid

The pyramid shape is slightly more optimal than the wedge shape. However, it can also have directional issues and is best suited for installation in smaller spaces.

Strip

The strip shape offers better sound absorption properties than a smooth shape while offering a similar low-key design. It is a simple yet effective shape for acoustic foam panels.

Metro

The metro shape has a more complex design that absorbs sound better than the smooth foam shape. It spreads the sound energy into the room, scattering the reflections around the room and softening the wave fronts. Although acoustic cloths are not necessary, they can be added for extra sound absorption.

Mushroom

The mushroom acoustic foam shape is smooth but raised, redirecting sound waves for better absorption. It is ideal for smaller areas and aesthetically pleasing, making it a great choice for anyone recording videos that will feature the sound absorption panels.

Ultimately, you will choose your acoustic foam panels based on your preference and project. There is no 'best' acoustic foam shape as every content creator, project, studio, or office space is unique. When buying sound-reducing foam, make sure you know what to look for and where to install the panels within your space. If you still need to understand the difference between traditional soundproofing and acoustic treatment, we have written a blog post explaining the difference between the two.

If you want to improve your sound quality, contact us today to order your Hush Echo Acoustic Foam Panels. 

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