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Old 17-06-2022, 02:28 PM
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Frequency matters more than volume. Turn up some bass heavy rap, you will hear it outside your house, even at 100db or less - but you only hear the bass, no treble, no matter how loud you play.

This also works if you are really concerned about being heard. Play loud music and b2p away, there is bo way anyone who hears both can tell which is music, and a noise complaint about music is easier to explain.

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Old 17-06-2022, 04:36 PM
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Music is also more annoying than the occassional pop. It is just generally more accepted by the masses for some reason
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Old 18-06-2022, 08:50 AM
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Maybe upgrading the windows could help if it is possible at all. I don't know if you own the place or if you are renting. It is not a good sign if U16 is already loud to hear outside since it is one of the balloons that are generally not as loud. Unique are generally one of the less loud brands, so almost any other would be louder.
Yes you are right. I then tried it again with a U15, which is a bit "quieter" than the U16. But you could still hear this balloon quite clearly outside.

The house is mine and it's basically solidly built. The windows are also perfectly adequate and serve their purpose. It would cost a lot of money to renew them (which of course would be possible). But it wouldn't be worth it I guess... just for the looning...


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This sort of thing has always plagued my mind and I always worry how many people would hear just a pop from a small 12". My idea is that you should not try big and loud balloons in apartments, your neighbours (top and bottom as well) can probably hear a faint bang, may be more. Its ok if the bangs are 2-3 balloons, but anything more will be suspicious.

If you want to hide more sound, I know that having large and heavy curtains all around the room and in the house mask the noise very well. Sometimes the noise wont even escape the room. I'd recommend building a small soundproof room and having your fun there.
That's right - two or three balloons are certainly not a problem, but several in a row are certainly suspicious. Whenever my car is in front of the door, there is a bang in the house. the neighbors could see through that at some point

Building a small soundproof room is a great idea, but unfortunately it's not really feasible structurally. I can only try to get the window as soundproof as possible somehow. And if I'm really in a "crazy mood", I have to do it with something quieter like condoms or gloves. Pouring rain also offers an opportunity - then there will definitely be no one in the garden
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Old 18-06-2022, 12:24 PM
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Calling windows adequate when you can still hear the birds seems weird to me. Birds are relatively quiet with a high frequency sound profile and should be almost completly blocked unless you focus super hard on hearing the chirping.

Good 3 layer glass windows not only reduce the sound incoming and outgoing but also save a lot of energy costs. Both for heating and cooling. Of course it is not all that cheap. Where I live it costed 500-600€ per window (price included removing the old windows and putting new ones in) before the recent inflation wave started. So who knows what they charge now.

Also I wouldn't be too worried with your neighbors hearing it. I don't know your local laws, but it would seem strange to me if popping balloons in your own house - during daytime when noone sleeps anyway - would be outlawed. Any professional can also easily discern a balloon pop or a gunshot since they sound quite different. I know I am biased, but hearing loud music from the neighbors would definitely annoy me more than occassional popping sounds (even if you would be pin popping a whole room of them). After all a balloon pop is gone after like 0.1 seconds while music is something ongoing for extended periods of time.
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Old 18-06-2022, 05:25 PM
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Try the same test with 9 inch and 12 inch uniques.
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Old 18-06-2022, 07:30 PM
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When I have sex with my GF we always have some balloons involved (usually between 17 to 36 inches from TUFTEX). And when you are playing with them and constantly bouncing because obviously we ae using them for sex, you can't avoid some popping of the overinflated balloons. What we do is put some music 5 minutes before the start of the action, not on a super big speaker, actually we use a BOSE sound link mini II playing at 90% of volume, so it is not strong enough to bother our neighbors but strong enough to hear the music outside our home without being annoying. After 5-10 minutes we start our sex without any problem and making as much noise as we want to, popping, using electric pumps + the obvious orgasm sounds and we never got any complain about the noise.
Just put some music and forget about it, IDK the laws in your city, but in my city as long as you are inside your property you can do the noise you want to make, and the police/law can't do anything about it.
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Old 18-06-2022, 07:34 PM
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Just rubber-band one to a pump, start it up, go outside and see if you can hear the pop. That should give you a pretty good idea of what the neighbors are hearing.
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Old 19-06-2022, 08:02 AM
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Originally Posted by Blown2Bits View Post
Calling windows adequate when you can still hear the birds seems weird to me. Birds are relatively quiet with a high frequency sound profile and should be almost completly blocked unless you focus super hard on hearing the chirping.

Good 3 layer glass windows not only reduce the sound incoming and outgoing but also save a lot of energy costs. Both for heating and cooling. Of course it is not all that cheap. Where I live it costed 500-600€ per window (price included removing the old windows and putting new ones in) before the recent inflation wave started. So who knows what they charge now.

Also I wouldn't be too worried with your neighbors hearing it. I don't know your local laws, but it would seem strange to me if popping balloons in your own house - during daytime when noone sleeps anyway - would be outlawed. Any professional can also easily discern a balloon pop or a gunshot since they sound quite different. I know I am biased, but hearing loud music from the neighbors would definitely annoy me more than occassional popping sounds (even if you would be pin popping a whole room of them). After all a balloon pop is gone after like 0.1 seconds while music is something ongoing for extended periods of time.
The windows are adequate because I won't be using the house as a house all year round, but only as a weekend home or summer house. The windows have two layers and are not that bad thermally, even if they are not of the very latest standard. If I were to live in the house year round I would of course replace the windows.

I think I shouldn't worry too much. If there is a loud bang in between, the neighbor simply has to live with it. And if I really want to pop a lot of balloons in a row, I might do it on a rainy day or during a thunderstorm


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When I have sex with my GF we always have some balloons involved (usually between 17 to 36 inches from TUFTEX). And when you are playing with them and constantly bouncing because obviously we ae using them for sex, you can't avoid some popping of the overinflated balloons. What we do is put some music 5 minutes before the start of the action, not on a super big speaker, actually we use a BOSE sound link mini II playing at 90% of volume, so it is not strong enough to bother our neighbors but strong enough to hear the music outside our home without being annoying. After 5-10 minutes we start our sex without any problem and making as much noise as we want to, popping, using electric pumps + the obvious orgasm sounds and we never got any complain about the noise.
Just put some music and forget about it, IDK the laws in your city, but in my city as long as you are inside your property you can do the noise you want to make, and the police/law can't do anything about it.
Yes, you're right. Of course, I can make (almost) as much noise in my house as I want. It's less about what I'm allowed to do and whether I'm disturbing someone. It would be a bit weird if my neighbor asked me what kind of noises are in my house Loud music is probably easier to explain
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Old 20-06-2022, 12:49 AM
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My wife and I live in a row home. Neighbors on both sides. You can usually hear our neighbors TVs and any laughing, music, etc. Therefore I know they can hear us when we are blowing up balloons. Especially the balloons being blown up on the helium tank. We try not to pop the balloons unless we know the neighbors are gone. However, we have a lot of accidental pops. No one has ever said anything to us, but I know they have to have figured out the sounds and what we are doing when they hear the sounds. But oh well, I don’t really give a shit.
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Old 20-06-2022, 11:03 AM
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The walls must be very thin if you can hear everything like that. I always thought row houses would have at least twice as thick wall between two parties. Seems like a nightmare to me when neighbors can hear everything like that when it is not even loud.
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