What makes a ringtone audible in an urban environment?
September 30, 2013 6:25 AM Subscribe
Even with the ringer set on maximum volume, I tend not to hear my phone ringing when I'm out walking on a busy London street. I'd like a ringtone that will be audible over traffic noise, but not be earsplitting or annoying when I'm indoors. Are there any acoustic properties (other than sheer loudness) that I should look for in a ringtone to help it stand out against a background of car engines and other street noise?
posted by yankeefog to Science & Nature (17 answers total) 6 users marked this as a favorite