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[Oct. 26th, 2015|09:20 am]

This is what it sounds like every day, even with headphones on:

[User Picture]From: cdinwood
2015-10-28 02:10 am (UTC)
I think the primary solution to this is acclimatization or making sure only to get top floor apartments. Otherwise you are always doomed to loud upstairs children.

I suppose renting in a place with only studio apartments could have some higher success rate, but then you get the high heels at 5am lady instead.

Even renting a townhome we still have the next door neighbor bangs.

People, man, they're such a pain.
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[User Picture]From: jcreed
2015-10-28 12:18 pm (UTC)
Dunno, I've lived below someone since 2005, and this is the first time I've been driven crazy by noise. Shadyside apartment upstairs neighbors played music and sang really badly once in a while, but headphones would drown it out. (The floors were carpeted, so I never heard walking noise) I don't remember ever hearing anything in Philly. Previous Brooklyn apartment I heard floor creaking from sexytimes and a skittering cat once in a while, never bothered me much. Here I hear EVERY FOOTSTEP of running child, frequent dropped heavy objects, noisome rolling toys, crying, maternal cooing and encouragement of running child, occasional words from ordinary conversations, and the individual groans during intimate adult negotiations.

The soundproofing in this building is just really, really bad.

There's something extra psychologically bad about sudden noises directly above me, though. I don't think I'd be nearly as bothered by sideways noise. You'd think this would mean I would just have to find the part of the apartment that they don't make as much noise directly above, but baby runs everywhere, as far as I can tell.

Edited at 2015-10-28 12:22 pm (UTC)
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