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What is wrong with my car?

It sounds like I am riding a chopper. [more inside]
posted by mermily on Jun 23, 2014 - 8 answers

How to 'blast' music on speakers for mixing, living with parents

Hey music people I'm wondering if you maybe have figured out a solution to this issue I'm having. Basically I need to master/play electronic music on my studio monitor speakers, usually at a VERY LOUD level so I can hear if all the frequencies are where they should be. I'm living with the folks and they got super pissed when I was doing that in my closet. So I moved outside with the speakers facing away and they were still pissed. Keep in mind this is all in the middle of the day. [more inside]
posted by wavecal22 on Feb 27, 2014 - 22 answers

What was that loud booming sound this morning in South Seattle?

Sounded like a sonic boom or really low-pitched gunfire. [more inside]
posted by kittensofthenight on Jun 16, 2013 - 6 answers

How to fix the LOUD and the quiet on my TV?

When I watch a movie on my TV, the audio is very LOUD and the dialogue is often quiet. I have to turn up the volume--way up--to hear dialogue and then BAM! An action scene with lots of explosions and heavy music forces me to turn it way down. The constant switching drives me nuts! [more inside]
posted by zardoz on Apr 30, 2013 - 9 answers

Roomate goes bleep bloop

My housemate makes loud dissonant synthesizer music. I need to wake up very early in the morning, an would love an afternoon nap. What should I do? [more inside]
posted by ladypants on Apr 22, 2013 - 19 answers

Loud neighbor help

I have a loud neighbor with a TV who lives below me. I've tried multiple things (try to ask them, tell the manager, bang on the wall) to no avail. Any other options? [more inside]
posted by eliluong on Feb 5, 2013 - 26 answers

Christmas time needs to ROCK

Music filter: Putting together a little surprise for a wonderful someone. Seeking metal, rock, goth, punk, or other loud covers of holiday music to brighten her day. [more inside]
posted by chrisinseoul on Nov 28, 2012 - 21 answers

How to get my door to automatically shut quietly when I close it.

My door shuts somewhat loudly when I close it and it annoys my roommate. Solutions? (Other than remembering to shut it slowly, which hasn't worked). Ideally I could get some door-stopping device from Amazon, but I'm open to other suggestions. [more inside]
posted by jtothes on Nov 18, 2012 - 18 answers

Just moved in, took 5 days for the loud neighbor-hammer to drop.

We moved in 4 days ago to a downstairs corner apartment. It's been quiet, until last night (Monday) at 1 am when the neighbor decided to play some combination of thrash metal and 90s technopop. This lasted for about 5 songs, before I went up, and in the politest way possible introduced myself, and asked if the guy could turn down the music because we couldn't sleep. And also not to hesitate to let us know any time we were too loud. He was nice enough, introduced himself, and immediately turned it down to maybe 15% of the volume it was before. Too bad that even this was too loud; [more inside]
posted by legospaceman on Aug 14, 2012 - 21 answers

Something goes thump in the night

Thin walls, noisy partner; help me be a better neighbor? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on May 10, 2012 - 35 answers

LOUD freeways in Seattle!!!

Seattle freeway pavement is rough and loud. Why? [more inside]
posted by skybolt on May 8, 2012 - 10 answers

How to make my voice project louder and sexier?

How do I get my voice to project louder, naturally? [more inside]
posted by 6spd on May 6, 2012 - 14 answers

MLB Gameday Audio damper?

MLB GamedayAudioFilter: I subscribe to MLB Gameday Audio. It has the streaming audio component, which I care about, and some replay ticker display thingy, which I don't. I have the audio on at an acceptable level, but then the commercials come on AND THEY'RE SUPER-FUCKING LOUD WHOA NELLY. Is there any sort of damper I can install on my Mac to counter this? [more inside]
posted by Capt. Renault on May 2, 2012 - 6 answers

Properly compressed current jazz and blues?

What are your favorite current recordings with good dynamic range, preferably jazz and blues? [more inside]
posted by thrasher on Apr 25, 2012 - 9 answers

Travel alarm clock that also will charge a USB device

DoesThisExistFilter: Is there such a thing as a small, loud travel alarm clock that also will charge a device/provide current through a USB port? The user needs a louder alarm than provided by his cell phone (he often sleeps with ear plugs), and it would be nice to charge the phone at the same time. [more inside]
posted by amtho on Apr 20, 2012 - 6 answers

Where can I find more piano music like Sunset Rubdown?

I love the piano arrangements and noise in Sunset Rubdown's music (e.g. 52s into Swimming, 1m33s into Trumpet Trumpet Toot Toot, and again 2m42s into Trumpet Trumpet Toot Toot). What other piano music should I be listening to? [more inside]
posted by yaymukund on Jan 27, 2012 - 2 answers

i can haz sanity?!

My cat is eternally bored and wantonly destructive... and it's driving me insane! [more inside]
posted by happyjuice on Dec 11, 2011 - 17 answers

Loud soungs with some folk and not about mashed potatoes

Folksy, loud, strong music. Is this a genre? I recently discovered this song, and would like to find more with a similar sound. [more inside]
posted by raztaj on Dec 2, 2011 - 29 answers

Something like a bark collar, except not?

Is there anything I can do to encourage my husband to lower the volume of his voice? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Aug 13, 2011 - 30 answers

Bonus points if it can go off at 3:30 am.

Chrismahannukwanzaafilter: My sister has yet to send a real wishlist for my nieces, and the naughty uncle, Mister Fabulous, wants to make her pay in sanity! What is the most annoying toy for this holiday season? [more inside]
posted by Mister Fabulous on Nov 23, 2010 - 51 answers

Annoying cat is annoying

So we have a cat. He came with the house, and probably not the cat we would have picked for ourselves, but now he's ours and we love him. However he's recently added a new behavioral problem to a list of behavioral problems that isn't as short as all that: From 3 in the morning onwards he wanders the house and meows constantly. [more inside]
posted by Artw on Oct 22, 2010 - 25 answers

Where can I scream?

I live in an oldish (1920s) apartment building, in a studio. A while ago I tried the time-honored "scream and rant to an empty room" method of anger management--and got a visit from a dozen cops my neighbor called, and who went through my place to check that I wasn't axe-murdering someone or anything like that. This is, of course, not sustainable, but if I can't rant at home, where can I rant? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Sep 24, 2010 - 40 answers

The roof is only mildly warm

How can I universally raise the volume of my Macbook Pro? My maximum volume frequently isn't loud enough. [more inside]
posted by Rory Marinich on Sep 23, 2010 - 12 answers

I am looking for a loud handbell.

I am looking for a loud handbell. [more inside]
posted by ManInSuit on Sep 11, 2010 - 12 answers

Make 'em bleed. My ears that is.

I am looking for songs that I can play LOUD and also have an epic flavor. I'm not a fan of metal -- I am a fan of show-tunes. Looking for songs that compel one to turn the volume UP. Examples after the jump. [more inside]
posted by duckus on Aug 26, 2010 - 64 answers

How can I muffle loud pipes in a wall, preferably cheaply?

How can I soundproof or muffle loud pipes in a wall, preferably cheaply? [more inside]
posted by susanvance on Aug 26, 2010 - 5 answers

Help me find a high-on-power, low-on-decibels blender.

I'm looking for a simple blender that is strong enough to transform various foods into goo, but not make me deaf or give me a headache to start my day. [more inside]
posted by Dr. ShadowMask on Jul 19, 2010 - 6 answers

Help me help my grandmother hear on the phone!

My grandmother is hard of hearing, and lacks the cognitive ability to learn to deal with any new tech. How can I help her hear people on the phone? [more inside]
posted by tomble on Jun 17, 2010 - 8 answers

Am I losing my hearing?

Am I losing my hearing? [more inside]
posted by double block and bleed on Feb 13, 2010 - 12 answers

LOUD ALL THE TIME

WHERE IN L.A. CAN I BE LOUD ALL THE TIME? (FOR CHEAP) [more inside]
posted by defmute on Dec 23, 2009 - 10 answers

How to quiet my creaking loft bed?

How can I minimize creaking/cracking noises from my new IKEA STORĂ… Loft Bed? [more inside]
posted by raygan on Aug 13, 2009 - 10 answers

Counting Out Loud

What word(s) do non-US English speakers use to count out loud? [more inside]
posted by l33tpolicywonk on Jul 21, 2009 - 55 answers

Noise canceling technology for a whole apartment?

Any good solutions for canceling out my neighbor's bass from their stereo without headphones? Headphones aren't an option all the time if I need to sleep. Are their nose canceling stereos? How well do they work? What else could I try? [more inside]
posted by gilsonal on May 25, 2009 - 13 answers

What's the best way to deal with my annoying neighbors?

My upstairs neighbors and I have had small battles throughout the course of the year, but it's been getting worse as of late. Recently they've taken to stomping around at odd hours of the night, and it's driving us crazy. What's the best way to defuse the situation with them? [more inside]
posted by gchucky on Apr 15, 2009 - 28 answers

Complex, loud, intense music please

I like complex, loud, intense, intricate music with unusual structure e.g. Venetian Snares, Meshuggah. Who else should I be listening to?
posted by MetaMonkey on Mar 9, 2009 - 35 answers

she's takin' a piss!

Would a cat pee on our stuff because the music is too loud? [more inside]
posted by goethean on Feb 19, 2009 - 17 answers

"Hey, what time is it?" "What?" I SAID, WHAT TIME IS IT?" "HUUUUH???"

What's the psychology behind EXTREMELY loud music in nightclubs, concerts, and even some stores? [more inside]
posted by sixcolors on Nov 24, 2008 - 29 answers

* Partial credit: "the guy in B7"

Does loud, distinctly heard cheering (not general crowd roar) "work"? Is it at least benign? [more inside]
posted by BaxterG4 on Aug 9, 2008 - 23 answers

Low-Riders and My Sanity - Am Losing My MIND!

Would you go crazy if you were living in the boonies and every couple of minutes some dude comes careening around your corner on an ATV or motorcycle revving up slowly and maliciously? [more inside]
posted by watercarrier on Jul 1, 2008 - 29 answers

I have no idea what I just saw

What was this guy on the street doing with a black iron pot on a spit that produced a gunshot-like sound? [more inside]
posted by 0xFCAF on Jun 14, 2008 - 18 answers

The sound! It sounds like farting!

Help me find a good microphone for recording LOUD band practices. [more inside]
posted by gergtreble on Apr 10, 2007 - 15 answers

Its not my biggest fan, so why it screaming at me?

My graphics card is too noisy! Can i just disconnect the fan? Will that make it catch fire? [more inside]
posted by gergtreble on Mar 19, 2007 - 21 answers

How do you tell a coworker that she talks too loud?

How do you tell a coworker that she talks too loud? [more inside]
posted by fellion on Feb 16, 2007 - 19 answers

Loud-mouthed coworker shares TMI...

How to deal with a loud-mouthed coworker? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Dec 28, 2006 - 17 answers

Can I reduce the noise coming from my Pocket Rocket vibe?

Is every Doc Johnson Pocket Rocket REALLY FREAKING LOUD, or do I have a defective one? Any simple mods to lower the noise level? Or do I just need to buy a different (but still cheap, mini & battery-powered) vibe that's not a POS? And if so, which one? (My previous Doc Johnson vibe was quiet & great -- for the six weeks before it died.)
posted by lorimer on Nov 7, 2006 - 11 answers

Can I hear you now?

Need a better, louder wired headset for my cell phone. [more inside]
posted by ZenMasterThis on Apr 3, 2006 - 8 answers

I wanna rock.

Help me rock out. [more inside]
posted by ikkyu2 on Jan 17, 2006 - 17 answers

How can I stop speaking too loudly?

How can I stop speaking too loudly? [more inside]
posted by komilnefopa on Nov 9, 2005 - 12 answers

Stuck with loud car alarms -- help me get sleep!

Do I have any real options in dealing with loud car alarms? (Short of taking a brick to the windshield, which is what I really want to do.) [more inside]
posted by Vidiot on Nov 2, 2005 - 29 answers

Voice Care

I'm in a profession where I am often speaking loudly *all* day, are there any good remedies for taking care of my throat/voice? I've found lots of tips on the web but am having a hard time distinguishing the worthwhile from the useless.
posted by jeremias on Feb 10, 2005 - 24 answers

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