I’ll walk you through the best bass traps available on the market, and the things that you need to consider for a smart buying, and also, I’ll also try to answer FAQs related to Bass TrapsI’ll also share with you the tips on the Bass Trap placement, setup, and installation.
I hope most of you’ll agree with the statement, “Acoustic foam is an excellent soundproofing tool”.
Furthermore, most of my clients have confusion regarding the features of Bass Traps.
They often ask me about the noise-blocking efficiency of bass traps.
Best Bass Traps Review
In fact, if you’re looking for a soundproofing material that can easily block the sound, then Bass Trap isn’t the thing that I’ll recommend to you.
They do block the sound but to some extent.
Nevertheless, the expertise of these bass traps lies in the fact that they are great at preventing the sound waves from bouncing back.
As a result, you’ll experience a tangible reduction in echoes, reverbs, and vibrations.
Well, allow me to share all the knowledge that I’ve accumulated as a soundproof consultant over a period of time.
What Are Bass Traps?
If you’re an avid reader of this blog, then you’ll be well aware of the fact that bass traps belong to the same category of soundproofing materials as acoustic foam panels.
To understand bass traps in detail, I’ll walk you through the different layers present in the best bass traps.
- The inner part aka “core” can be glass, mineral wool insulation, or dense open-cell foam
- In some bass traps, you may find a wooden or steel frame around the core. However, in most of them, you’ll come across the pure foam.
- The core is encased in a porous fabric or foam.
If you’re one of those who love to do things on their own (DIY), then knowledge about different layers of bass traps can help you a lot.
Are you curious about the performance of these bass traps?
Well, these bass traps perform really well.
Moreover, if you’ve already covered your walls with acoustical foams, then the performance of these bass traps may not be visible.
On the other hand, if you put the bass traps on the bare walls, then definitely, you’ll definitely find an instant degradation in echoes, reverbs, and vibrations.
The acoustic foams are highly recommended if you’re interested in a soundproofing studio, audio recording studio, home studio, etc.
The name “BASS TRAP” is self-explanatory.
They “trap” lower frequencies which is a point of concern when it comes to the audio recording.
The acoustic foams convert the sound energy into heat energy.
Some of the favorable positions for the bass trap are floors, walls, and ceilings.
How many traps should I use in a room?
The obvious answer is it DEPENDS.
On average, adding a couple can serve the purpose.
Moving further, I’ll discuss in detail the best bass traps available on the market.
They are either panels or corner traps.
Best Affordable Bass Traps
I’ve considered products from all the categories. There are high-end, mid-range, and budget products on the list.
In short, the good news is, whatever is your budget, you’ll find a product that will suffice your needs.
So, without any further ado, let’s dive deep into the best bass traps available on the market in the current year.
Acoustics LENRD Acoustic Absorption – Auralex Bass Traps
Auralex Acoustics LENRD Acoustic Absorption Bass Traps is the first one that made the list of the best bass traps.
The LENRD part of the name stands for Low-End Node Reduction Device. Auralex is a well-known and trusted name in the acoustical domain.
For a long time, the company was trying to bring a product to the market that could cater to the acoustical needs at an affordable price.
It goes without saying that Auralex was successful in creating a useful product.
I’ve been using a lot of Auralex products, and I’ve found that they follow the low-cost penetration strategy to capture the market share.
The installation process is very easy.
And, some of the best places to install these traps are corners between walls and ceilings.
Moreover, you can mount it horizontally on the wall.
It will sync well with the decor of your room as it is available in three colors: purple, burgundy, and charcoal.
It comes in a pack of four.
To keep low-frequency under control, you may have to pay a few extra bucks.
These bass traps aren’t cheap, and they are a bit costly for a reason.
However, the price is completely justifiable, as Auralex bass traps are twice(24 inches) as long as others mentioned in the list.
The other dimensions(12 *12 inches) remain the same.I’ve said time and again that before buying any soundproofing materials, look for the NRC rating.
Never buy a product that doesn’t display an NRC rating in its product description.
- Jagged foam bass traps
- NRC Rating of 1.5
- Comes in three colors: Charcoal, burgundy, and purple
- Dimension: 24*12*12 inches
- Comes in a pack of four
Foamily Acoustic Foam XL Bass Trap Studio Soundproofing Corner Wall
Due to the most effective and affordable features, it has been made to the list of best bass traps.
These acoustics products are made of high-quality foam.
Furthermore, these traps are highly accurate in eliminating unwanted noise.
For the best result, you need to place a total of eight in a room.
Two in each corner of the room, that is one on the floor and the other on the ceiling.
In short, Foamily is a perfect combination of price and quality.
Moving further, if we talk about the dimensions, then it comes in a cube shape(12*12*12 inches).
It has been cut in a jagged line diagonally.
The two flat surfaces will be touching the two sides of the wall, and the jagged side will be facing the room.
The bass traps are jagged to combat low frequencies, reverbs, and vibrations.
However, it doesn’t mean that shapes other than the jagged ones aren’t good.
You can get these traps in a pack of two or four.
On the downside, it may not sync with the decor of your room because it comes only in charcoal color.
So, it’s highly advisable to check whether charcoal is the color that you’re looking for.
- Available only in charcoal color
- Dimension: 12*12*12 inches
- Jagged foam bass traps
- Available in a pack of 2 or 4
Mybecca Acoustic Foam Bass Trap Studio Soundproofing Corner
- One of the reasons why I included the Mybecca Acoustic Foam Bass Trap Studio in my list is the durability of this product.
- I did an online survey and asked my clients to make a list of the top 10 acoustical foams.
- I was sure of some of the high-end products making the list.
- However, to my surprise, Mybecca was also included in the top 10 list by most of my clients.
- Mybecca is known for providing quality products at an affordable price, and due to this reason, you’ll find some of the well-known products under the umbrella of the brand Mybecca.
- To give stiff competition to its counterparts, the Mybecca bass trap has a jagged-edged cutting across diagonally.
- It has a cubical shape (12*12*12 inches).
- As compared to the previous product, it has a lower NRC rating(1.32).
- Unfortunately, you’ll have to compromise with the color because it comes in only standard dark grey color.
- Nonetheless, the manufacturer has given you fairly good options for quantity selection.
- You can select between a pack of 1, 2, and 4.
- In short, it’s a great option, in case you are looking for a bass trap that is budget-friendly as well as durable.
- Available in charcoal color only
- 1.32 NRC rating
- dimension: 12*12*12 inches
- Comes in a pack of 1,2, or 4 pairs
- Jagged foam bass traps
Mybecca Triamp Acoustic Corner Alpha Acoustic Bass Absorber
- It would have been unfair if I had not included Mybecca Triamp Acoustic Corner Alpha in the list of best bass traps.
- It comes under the category of three-flat-face products.
- Till now I was emphasizing the jagged bass traps.
- However, this product has a straight diagonal cut.
- They are 24 inches long with 10*12 inches sides.
- It is very easy to form a larger block of foam by putting two pieces of these bass traps together.
- I tried to find out the NRC rating of this product, but unfortunately, the manufacturer hasn’t revealed the rating anywhere.
- Like you, I was also disheartened when I couldn’t find the NRC rating.
- Nevertheless, when I checked the customer reviews and ratings on e-commerce websites, I felt positive about this product.
- It goes without saying that these products have promising reviews and ratings.
- The manufacturer gives you 2 or 4-pack options.
- Moreover, the manufacturer knows about the importance of an elegant look, so they tell you to wrap these bass traps in vinyl, linen, or microsuede, in case, you want to use them for decorative purposes.
- But, at the same time, they don’t have multiple color options.
- In fact, you’ll get only one color option, and that is grey.
- Color option: Charcoal
- Dimension: 24*10*12 inches
- Flat-face bass traps
- 2 0r 4-pack options
Ultimate Acoustics UA-BTBG Bass Trap Professional Acoustic Foam
This flat-faced bass trap is unique in its shape.
As compared to the previous ones, the Ultimate Acoustics has a slight slope around the front side.
The manufacturer claims that the density of the core of this product is much higher as compared to its counterparts.
However, I’m not very sure about this claim.
They are 24 inches long but the sides are 12*8.5 inches rather than the common dimensions (12*12 inches) that most of the bass traps have.
The manufacturer also gives you an additional option of covering the front of this unique bass trap with vinyl covering the front side.
In fact, the app is of great help for those who are buying these traps for the first time and finding it difficult to set up the room around these traps.
The app will help you in designing your room.
To make the installation easy and less time-consuming, these idiosyncratic bass trap comes with several adhesive mounting tabs.
- Bevels at the front
- Comes in single or double pairs
- Dimension: 24*12*8.5 inches
- Flat-face foam bass trap
- Comes in a single color: Charcoal
Foam n More Studio Acoustic Wedge Foam Corner Absorbers
The Foam n More consists of a cube and three zigzag bass traps.
The bass traps are 24 inches long with 6 inches wide to match the 6-inches foam cube.
The pack includes 6 bass traps for the sides as well as 2 cubes.
I know you’re very curious to know the NRC rating of this cheap bass trap.
It’s 1.35 which is definitely good.
Again, you’ll not find options for color.
It comes in a charcoal color which may offend some of you looking for variety in color.
- Zig-zag bass traps and foam cubes
- Color: Charcoal
- Dimension: 6-inch cube and 6*6*24-inch traps
- Quantity: 2 packs (2 cubes and 6 traps)
- NRC rating of 1.35
IZO All Supply Acoustic Foam Tiles
- The acoustic foam tiles by IZO are mostly used in places where you want to improve the sound clarity such as studios, home theatres, etc.
- Well, they come in a pack of six but each tile can be divided into two parts.
- These foam tiles can be perfect for those looking for multi-colored tiles with good acoustical properties.
- Are you looking for cheap bass traps?
- It goes without saying that these panels are budget-friendly and it gives you an option to fix the problem of unwanted sound at an affordable rate.
- But, in no way it means, the company has compromised on the effectiveness of the panels.
- Again, I’ll not argue with you that these panels are the best on the market in their category.
- However, they are definitely a value-for-money product that you can consider taking home.
- They are a bit thinner as compared to the high-end bass traps.
- Dimension: 12*12*7.5 inches
- Color: Combination of blue and charcoal
- NRC rating is 0.40
- Comes in a pack of 6 tiles and each tile can be further split into 2 wedges
Pro Studio Acoustics Tiles
- The Pro Studio Acoustics Tiles also fall under the category of cheap bass traps.
- However, they have a decent ability to combat noise.
- Needless to say, the quality is acceptable I wouldn’t have included it in the list of the best bass traps.
- These one-inch thick tiles come in a blue-charcoal combination.
- A pack consists of 12 units and each unit can cover one square foot.
- They work great against echoes and standing waves.
- It also includes an instruction panel which may be of great help for the newbies.
- Having a bit of knowledge about soundproofing and acoustical treatment can be of great help.
- Nevertheless, if you’re new to this domain, I’ll try to the best of my capabilities to help you with your doubts and queries related to the topic.
- Dimension: 12*13*8 inches
- Comes in a mix-color of blue and charcoal
- 12 packs cover 12 square feet
- NRC rating: 0.40
New Level Egg Crates Acoustic Panels
- The egg crates’ acoustic panels can help you to solve common problems related to especially low-frequency.
- A pack consists of 12 units and each unit is 1.5 inches thick.
- These acoustic panels are available in single as well as dual-color variants.
- Have you ever tried egg crates for soundproofing your room?
- Well, you’ll get a similar appearance, but the acoustic capabilities of these panels are way higher than the normal egg crates.
- In short, Egg Crate panels can be a good replacement for egg crates.
- Are you worried about the budget?
- Well, you’ll have to spend just a few bucks to take these panels home.
- It is one of the best cheap bass traps available on the market.
- Color: Ice blue/Charcoal
- Comes in a pack of 12
- Dimension: 1*12*12 inches
- Great at spot-treating sound on the walls
- Recommended for a small and mid-sized room
Things To Consider When You Are Buying A Bass Trap
- In this section, I’ll walk you through all the essential parameters that you need to consider for a smart buy.
- Depending on your budget and requirements, you can set the priority of these parameters.
Best Material for the Bass Trap
It goes without saying, the efficiency of a bass trap depends to a large extent on the materials used by the manufacturer.
The materials used in these traps have good acoustical properties as well as capabilities to deaden the sound.
Noise Reduction Coefficient (NRC)
While you’re looking for a bass trap, check the NRC rating.
With the help of this rating, you can have a clear view of the effectiveness of the product.
For example, an NRC rating of 1.3 is better than 0.7.
Size and Quantity
Most of the bass traps are either 24 inches or 12 inches long.
The width of these traps is 10 or 12 inches.
It comes in sets of 2,4 or even 8.
As per your requirement, you can choose the bass trap with the right dimension.I would advise you to consider at least bass traps of two dimensions, and then check which one fits better in your room.
Shape and Pattern
At times, shape and pattern can play a crucial role.
For example, jagged-shaped bass traps absorb sound better than normal-shaped traps.
In the context of design, you’ll find a staircase or flat surface design.
Sometimes using a foam case along with bass traps can give a superlative result.
However, it all depends on the scenarios.
Keep reading, I’ve explained the entire installation process in detail at the end of the post.In the installation process, I’ve also explained how to use a foam cube in the upper corner of the room, followed by surrounding the upper corner with the bass traps to soften up the entire area.
As a result, reverbs, vibrations, and echoes are drastically reduced.
- Most of the traps that are included in our list of best bass traps are grey in color.
- However, I’ve also included a few of the bass traps that are multi-colored.
- In recent years, multi-colored bass traps have become popular because of their ability to add elegance to the interiors of your room.
- Nonetheless, it’s an individual choice and it has nothing to do with the performance of the bass traps.
Size & Shape of the Room
- A lot depends on the size and shape of your room.
- On average, I recommend a pair of bass traps in each corner, that is, one bass trap touching the ceiling and the other touching the floor.
- So, eight units of bass traps are a good number to start with.
- However, if the room is quite big, then you need to consider placing some more bass traps or complementing the bass traps with other soundproofing materials such as foam panels, soundproof curtains, etc.
- In fact, I’ve seen a lot of people escaping this parameter.
- It is very important to evaluate the level of decibels in your room.
- By evaluating the noise level in your room, you can make a decision on whether you only need the bass traps or some other soundproofing materials to enhance the acoustic properties of the room.
- At times, price dictates the quality.
- I’ve seen lots of my clients following the thumb rule that the costlier the product the better will be the quality.
- Though it may hold true in most of the cases still I find some products that are comparable to high-end products but available at affordable prices.
- So, even though your expectation is high under realistic limits, you’ll definitely find a good product at an affordable price.
Soundproofing or Acoustical Treatment
- It is very important to understand your requirements correctly.
- If you’ve been a frequent reader of this blog, then you would know the difference between soundproofing and acoustical treatment.
- All the products that I’ve reviewed in this post can improve the acoustic properties of your room but can’t soundproof your room.
- These products are great at reducing echoes, reverbs, and vibrations.
Where To Put Bass Traps?
The way you place the bass traps in your room will directly influence the outcome.
I hope by reading the aforementioned reviews, you will have got a clear idea about the functionality of these acoustic panels.
I’m assuming that you’ve at least some idea about the placement of bass traps.
It would be great if you had some prior knowledge about the way a sound wave travels.
In case, you’re a newbie, I’ll try to help you with a brief introduction to sound wave movement.
Sound travels from a source to the destination in all directions via a medium such as air, or water.
Personally, I’ve experienced that the bass trap performs exceptionally well when placed in the corner of the room.
Well, from corners, I mean where two or more surfaces meet.
Another important thing to consider for the placement of the bass trap is to identify the source of the noise.
For example, you want to install the bass traps in a room comprising a home theatre.
You need to jot down some important points.
Calculate where the sound waves are going from there.
Select at least two places for installing the bass traps (A/B testing)
Ask yourself, will the corner in the front/back of the speaker be a good place for the placement of the bass traps?
In case, you aren’t sure, then try both places and select the one that gives you the desired result.
In case, you’ve got the budget, you can also try placing them across the ceiling.
I use a Sound Level Meter for this purpose. (Check the Current Price On Amazon)
To get the best out of the bass traps, you need to cover the middle part of the walls.
Soundproof blankets, foam tiles, and furniture can be a great option.
It goes without saying, that bass traps will make a tangible improvement in the acoustical properties of the room.
Even though you’re already using soundproof blankets/curtains, foam panels, etc. in your room, installing the bass traps in the corner of the room will improve the acoustical properties.These bass traps, when installed in the corners of the room, trap the low-frequency bass which otherwise can be a point of concern for audio recording, video making, etc.
Corner Bass Traps Installation Procedure
- All your efforts will go in vain even though you’ve bought good bass traps but somehow failed to install them correctly.
- So, the question is how to install corner bass traps properly, right?
- Well, there are many ways to install it properly, and I’ll walk you through some of the installation procedures that have given me the optimum result.
- If you don’t mind using adhesive, then you’ve plenty of options.
- To name a few, you can use spray-on glue. (Check the Current Price On Amazon)
- Removable Mounting Squares and double-sided tape are some effective yet affordable options to consider.
- In the case of drywall, I would recommend you to use thin tailored pins instead of nails.
- Velcro strips and Mounting Tacks are some other good options for drywall.
- To begin with, focus on the trihedral corners of your room.
- You can use the corners touching the ceiling for installation of the bass traps if you want to save space.
- Once you’ve installed the bass traps on each of the trihedral corners in your room, then evaluate the acoustical properties of your room.
- If the outcome is satisfactory, then no need to install more bass traps.
- But, if that is not the case, then you can add bass traps along the vertical dihedral corners.
DIY Corner Bass Traps
- Out of every 30 clients, one asked me the procedure of acoustic bass traps DIY.
- Anyone can go for DIY corner bass traps.
- The process is not difficult but you need proper planning and efficient execution.
- Without any further ado, let’s begin…
- Draw a sketch of your room and highlight the places where you want to place the bass traps.
- On average, any number between four and eight is fine.
- Calculate the dimensions.
- Make a list of items that you’ll need for this project. For example, you’ll need lumber/plywood, insulation material, and fabric for wrapping the traps.
- Add tools for the crafting traps to the list.
- For woodworking purposes, you will need any or all of these tools: a jigsaw, circular saw, power drill, and a stapler.
- Some supplementary tools that you’ll need to complement your project are measuring tape, right-angle brackets, standard screws, and nails.
- You can reduce the overall cost of the DIY corner bass trap project by buying some materials at a discounted rate and borrowing some costly tools from your friends.
- Before I walk you through the complete procedure, let me tell you, that a DIY bass trap will be more time-consuming, and if you don’t have time, then it’s better that you buy one.
- However, if you’ve decided to go the DIY way, then you’re definitely gonna have loads and loads of fun.
- Initially, you’ll have to figure out how to make one and where to get the tools and materials.
- In the end, you’ll get a customized bass trap that will solve your problem.
- It goes without saying that you’ll have great learning in the entire process.
- The best thing about the DIY corner bass trap project is that you can guide others, and help them to accomplish the same once you’ve completed the project.
- The aforementioned steps are the framework that you can consider as the outline of the entire procedure.
- Moving further, I’ll explain the step-by-step process.
Tools and Materials For DIY Bass Traps
- You can reap the benefits of execution ONLY if the planning is done properly.
- I always advise my clients to prepare a blueprint before going into the execution mode.
- For example, measuring the dimensions of your room accurately, preparing a list of tools that you’ll need, and most importantly, figuring out the number of bass traps that you’ll need for your room.
- I’ve prepared a list of tools that you may need for the DIY corner bass traps project.
- Table saw
- Heavy-duty staple gun air stapler
- Gorilla Glue
- Fabric scissors
- Belt sander
- Rolling fabric cutter
- 3M Super 77 Adhesive
- Drill and Screws
- Below is the list of materials that you’ll need for the homemade bass traps.
- Insulation material
- Plastic Mesh (Highly recommended if you’re using cellulose as an insulation material)
- The “quantity” of material that you’ll need is directly proportional to the number of bass traps that you’ll make.
- Are you ready to make bass traps?
DIY Bass Traps: How To Make a Bass Trap
- In this section, I’ll share with you my secrets of building bass traps.
- However, I’ll divide this section into two parts: Triangular bass traps, and panel bass traps.
- When you’re crafting the bass traps you’ve in fact two options.
- It totally depends on you which options you want to opt for.
- I’ll be discussing both the bass trap designs in detail.
How to Make Triangular Bass Trap – Step-by-step Procedure
- The framework of the process will remain the same in both cases.
- However, the bass trap design part will be different.
- In layman’s terms, the number of wooden parts that you’ve to cut is different, as well as shape and size.
Make a Plan
- Good planning includes a rough sketch of the homemade bass traps.
- A clear description of the shape, size, and the number of wooden parts needed.
- It’s good to have the dimensions mentioned in the paper.
- Though it’s not compulsory to do the costing I would recommend you to have the costing in place.
- By doing so, you’ll have a clear idea about the amount that you’re going to spend by the end of building bass traps.
- If you’ve included all the aforementioned parameters in your plan, then definitely the plan will be a SUCCESSFUL one:)
Cut the Wood
- If you’re building the bass traps for the first time, then you need to be careful with this step.
- Don’t rush in a hurry.
- It’s a time-consuming step, and you need to be patient to execute this step successfully.
- Remember, once you’re done with this step, half of your work is done.
- The wood should be cut to get two walls, and two smaller triangles.
- One for the top and the other for the bottom.
- The walls need to be connected with the triangles.
Assemble the Frame
- The purpose of assembling the frame is to prepare a framework for the triangular bass traps.
- If you’re using thick wood for this purpose, then either you can wet the edge of the wood with a brush dipped in water and glue them together with Gorilla Glue or you can screw them to the desired shape.
- If you’re using plywood, then simply staple the edge.
Stuff the Frame
- At times, cellulose can be a bit tricky to work with, so you may need a plastic mesh to tame it.
- However, it is not compulsory to use plastic only for insulation, you can go with your favorite insulation material to put inside your future bass trap.
Upholster the Frame
- Now, it’s the turn of the fabrics. Here, is the catch. Any type of fabric will not serve the purpose.
- I highly recommend you use sound-transparent fabric for this purpose.
- Cut the fabric as per the required dimension, and don’t forget to cut two small pieces; one for the top and the other for the bottom.
- Nowadays, it is necessary to wrap the bass traps in the fabric.
- However, I would recommend you to do so, in case you’re looking to add a bit of elegance to your room.
- Wrapping may seem easy but it is NOT.
- You may need some professional help to spray adhesive and wrap the traps in the fabric.
- To add an additional level of security, you can add a few screws over the wrapped frame.
How to Make Panel Bass Traps- Step-by-Step Procedure
- As compared to the aforementioned procedure, this one is simpler.
- You simply need to attach panels to one another and put them on the wooden frame.
- Allow me to explain in the simplest possible way.
Draw a Sketch
- You need to draw a rough sketch of four pieces of wood and two insulation panels that you’ll need to build the frame.
- I would recommend you use fiberglass for insulation purposes as it’s an excellent sound absorber.
- Try to mention the dimensions as accurately as possible.
- Calculating the cost in advance can help you to use the budget in an efficient way.
Cut the Wood
- Here is a trick.
- The dimensions of the frame parts are determined by the dimensions of the fiberglass panels.
- So, cut the wood accordingly.
Assemble the Frame
- Use screws to assemble the frame.
- Check that all the screws are well placed.
- In the case of a misfit, you can use adhesive to fill the space.
- Don’t make this mistake
- Put it on the highest priority to pre-drill pilot holes on the frame.
- It will help you to prevent the damage that may occur to the insulation panel.
- The next step would be to screw the panels on the frame.
- Finally, put all the panels together.
Upholster the Panels
- Well, I don’t have any additional things to add in this step.
- It goes without saying that you need to follow the same steps as explained in the triangular bass traps section.
- So, finally, you’ve made your own bass strap by completing this step.
- However, you too will agree that the process is quite simple if the planning is done and executed properly.
- The only downside is that it is a time-consuming process, and many of you may prefer buying one rather than spending a good amount of time on it.
- Nevertheless, doing it on your own will be complete fun, and you can proudly say that you’ve completed a DIY bass trap project successfully.
- At the end of the day, it is you who have to make the decision and bear the impact of your decision as well.
Bass Trap Maintenance
- It goes without saying that you’ll need to vacuum your bass trap on a regular basis.
- Failing to do so can make your bass trap a dust trap:)
- The other thing that you can do is to cover the bass trap with fabrics.
- The flat-faced bass traps are the easiest to be covered by the fabrics.
- Nonetheless, you can easily make a customized fabric cover for any homemade bass traps as well by investing some time.
- Some of the well-known fabric covers on the market are vinyl, linen, or microsuede covers.
Auralex Bass Trap: My Favorite
- As a soundproof consultant, I’ve tried quite a few bass traps.
- To recommend the best bass traps to my clients, It is very important for me to use that product else my recommendation could turn disastrous.
- In this section, I’m gonna talk about my favorite bass trap.
- I literally love it because of my reasons.
- Nonetheless, in no way, does it mean the other bass traps that made it to our list are inferior.
- Can you guess my favorite bass trap?
Auralex Stand-Mounted LENRDs
- This bass trap is a bit taller than the standard LENRDs traps.
- You can extend the stand to adjust the height as per your requirement.
- Personally, I love this product because it is highly portable.
- In short, it comes with all the basic LENRDs functionality that you can carry with you wherever you go.
- I don’t wanna take the headache of mounting the bass trap.
- So, I opted for it.
- Since it is placed on a stand, I don’t have to worry about mounting it.
- It comes in two colors: Purple and Burgundy.
- The Burgundy stand-mounted LENRDs sync well with the interiors of my room.
- A pack consists of four units which are more than enough for me to improve the acoustical properties of my room.
- On a personal note, it is a high-end product, and you may not prefer it if you’re tight on budget.
- Well, before you make up your mind to opt for the Auralex bass trap, I would request you to go through the in-depth discussion on Auralex.
- Trust me, as a soundproof consultant, I get a lot of queries on each topic, but it’s practically impossible to answer all the questions.
- However, I’ll try to the best of my capabilities to take as many questions as I can.
- Let me tell you, it’s a never-ending process, and I’ll keep adding new questions.
- So, keep visiting the blog to get the answers to your queries.
What are the types of bass traps?
- A very important question, but before I throw light on the types of bass traps, allow me to discuss, “How does the bass trap work?”.
- Bass traps are acoustic energy absorbers, and the sole purpose of these bass traps is to dampen the low-frequencies.
- In short, the bass trap deadens the resonance coming from low frequency.
- The bass trap works on the principle of converting one form of energy into another.
- With the help of friction, the bass trap converts the sound waves into heat energy.
- As compared to the high and mid-frequencies, low-frequencies are difficult to tame 🙂
- The two main types of bass traps are resonant and porous.
- The resonant bass traps are further subdivided into panel absorbers and Helmholtz resonators.
- As the name depicts, porous traps are made of materials such as fiberglass, open-cell foam, mineral wool, etc.
- On the other hand, resonant traps deaden the low-frequencies by resonating with them as well as absorbing them.
Why you should buy a bass trap?
- Bass traps are one of the easiest and cheapest ways to combat low-frequencies that keep accumulating in the corner of the room.
- Bass isn’t the problem with the bigger rooms.
- When I talk about enhancing the acoustic properties of a room, I mean the rooms that are either small or mid-sized.
- In the case of big rooms, there is enough space for the low-frequency bass to flow without causing echoes, reverbs, or vibrations.
- You need to keep low-frequency bass under control in order to prevent each bass note sounding the same.
How many bass traps do I need?
- You can follow the thumb rule: the more the number the better will be the impact.
- However, more doesn’t mean that you need to completely fill the room with bass traps.
- Once you’ve tasted the success with the bass traps, you’ll want to have tens or even hundreds of them in your room.
- Well, you simply need to figure out the hotspot in the room and then place one or at max a pair of bass traps at the hot spots.
- I highly recommend my clients test the acoustic properties of the room before placing the traps.
- By doing the sound testing in your room, it will be damn easy for you to find out the hot spots.
- For example, I recommend only 4 bass traps if the room is square in shape.
- On average, install one bass trap in every corner of your room.
- In case, you haven’t achieved the optimum result, then place one trap at the bottom (touching the floor) of the room, and the other one at the top of the room(touching the ceiling).
How thick do bass traps need to be?
- I recommend a bass trap to be at least 4 inches thick.
- The best-performing bass traps are not less than 8 inches thick.
- However, you should look for 12-inch-thick bass traps.
- The rule is simple, the thicker the traps the better it will combat low-frequencies.
It’s A Wrap
- I hope you would have got a fair idea about bass traps.
- It goes without saying that these bass traps can perform extremely well against the echoes, reverbs, and vibrations.
- You can either use it alone or with other foam products.
- In both cases, it will combat the unwanted noise.
- I hope you’ll achieve the dream of soundproofing your room soon.
- Definitely, this article will help you with every aspect of the bass trap.
- I’ve tried to the best of my capabilities to include products that are high-end as well as mid-range.
- So, whatever is your budget, you’ll find a product that can cater to your needs.
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