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Kia takes a bold leap forward in the quietness space. In a recent US print advertisement, the Kia K900 is claimed to be "so quiet, it's left our competition speechless". The ad reads as follows: "K900: Certified to deliver a quieter...
In a recent radio program dedicated to his 90-year-old grandmother, Swedish media personality Fredrik Wikingsson told a story about when she asked him a question about sound. 'What is the most beautiful sound in the world?' she asked. Fredrik started to...
The fast-paced urbanization across the world is a fact and society faces a great challenge in terms of managing the urban soundscape. There is indeed a lot of beauty in the eclectic sounds of city life, but the noise...
As previously described in the post Tired of Cabin Noise? Here Is Your Guide to Getting a Quiet Car, the choice of tires is very important. Merely changing tires on a car can potentially improve the driving experience quite dramatically in terms of...
Philosopher Alain de Botton wrote on Twitter that "most of our childhood is stored not in photos, but in certain biscuits, lights of day, smells, textures of carpet". I can totally relate to that. Another fantastic source of childhood memories are...
Guest post by Ze Zhou Sound is quality. If a product is supposed to be silent but isn’t, it’s lower quality. If it’s silent when it’s supposed to make a noise, it’s lower quality. The solid “thunk” of a car door and the...
Guest post by Doug Tews Numerous posters on this site have expressed the desire for finding quiet, comfortable cars for driving on European roads. As a US citizen working and living in the UK for over 8 years (and with an...
Guest post by By Ze Zhou and Philippe Hebert. Long before Rolls Royce boasted that the only thing passengers could hear inside their cars was the dashboard clock ticking, silence was literally golden in automotive design. Nothing has changed. As Elevating...
Guest Post by Katherine Bouton. People often ask me what hearing loss feels like. I tell them I can only describe what my hearing loss is like. We all experience hearing loss differently, depending on the degree and nature of...
It's very fascinating to see new progress being made in the area of acoustic levitation, which will see far-reaching value-adding applications in chemical and biological processes. Before we look at an interesting video, let's talk about what it is. Defining...