Improving Gaming room acoustics

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The E-sports/gaming community is growing at a rapid rate, with increase in participation and popularity. More and more individuals are playing games online, whether it be an online competition, twitch events or just playing online with friends. Some may also have a room dedicated just for board games and group activity. A sound acoustic setup can play a critical role in the overall experience of this.

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The needs and requirements to fulfil the acoustics needs in your room will be different based on the setup of the room. We need to understand the basic principles of what sound is and from there we can identify ways to treat it.

Within a room there are sound waves that bounce off surfaces and cause reverberations. This will in turn cause the sound to vibrate and the overall impact would be some sound pollution and echo which extends into another room or the creation of echoes within the room. This will result in unwanted noise.

 Some tips to improve the acoustics within your gaming room include:

  • The door should be the first place to look at when it comes to acoustics. If you have big gaps along the door, you can place a strip foam along the door to seal the gaps. You can also place acoustic panels on the door itself to prevent the sound reverberations coming off the door.
  • Placing acoustic foam behind your monitor, mic and speakers will improve the echo of your voice when speaking to your teammates or your audience.
  • Are there any large empty walls in your gaming room? Look at covering some spaces with wall art or some acoustic foam.
  • Placing a rug under your desk or table where the games are being played. This can help to a certain extent but will not make a huge impact.
  • Using Bass Traps in the corner of the room will absorb mid to low frequency sounds. It will also help with sound clarity when talking to your audience or friends.
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Take a look at our collection of acoustic foam if you decide using acoustic foam will be a great fit for your gaming room. You can also read up on what to look for when buying acoustic foam. 

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