Soundproofing Testimonials

There are a few things to look for when selecting a soundproofing source:

Experience: The Soundproofing Company started from a building materials and acoustics background. We’ve spent years testing products in certified NVLAP acoustics laboratories. We’ve been soundproofing for over a decade.

Resources: We have dozens of documents that go into far more detail than you’ll find in the simple installation instructions from manufacturers. Installing soundproofing is a very involved process, and we’ve dedicated a great deal to develop our general information as our Soundproofing Installation Manuals.

High Quality Materials: The Soundproofing Company only sells “best in class” materials. In a typical sound isolation job you will only ever need 2-3 specialized materials, not 5-8 as some would prefer you buy.

Reliability: We’re with you from consultation through installation. We’d prefer to be involved with your subcontractors. We have detailed soundproofing guides that any contractor can follow. We don’t drop you as a customer once UPS arrives with your products.

Price: Being the largest supplier for many of soundproofing materials we represent, you can be sure you’ll always get the best price. Of course we’ll match any competitive bid because we don’t think looking for price is as important as looking for all of the points mentioned above.

Trust: We think it’s important for you to be comfortable with the group you’re getting soundproofing advice from. You only have one shot to make this right. Part of our goal of encouraging you to get to know the Soundproofing Company a bit better involves sharing what others have to say about us.

Thanks again for being so upfront and honest. Not many companies would turn away business. I applaud you and your group. (This person was shopping for a great deal of material that simply would not work in their situation. She had been told these materials would work perfectly for her, however we knew they wouldn’t)

Chris C.

Poughkeepsie, NY

I know you told me not to bother, but I have to (again) say what a delight it was to deal with your company. I was just beside myself and had a realtor lined up. You assured me I’d get some relief and you were so right! I’m not moving!

Cindy O.

San Francisco, CA

I would like to share one experience. I spoke to John at the Soundproofing Company when I ordered the Green Glue and it was actually an enjoyable experience from a service standpoint…. it was finally nice to find someone that actually wanted to talk about theaters …. My kids, wife, family, friends and strangers in the streets now all roll their eyes if I even mention the subject.

Brad F.

Anderson, IN

Thanks for the diagram, I must say, I enjoy reading your articles on your site.  They are very informative and the renderings excellent.  I also appreciate how you recommend but don’t “push” your products on your site or in the (online) forums.  You show the advantages of your products but you also include cheaper solutions even though they may not be as good.  That makes you guys a class act.

Tom A.

I wanted to update you on my home theater soundproofing, which was completed in December. Now that three months have gone by, I can be sure that the Green Glue has sufficiently cured.

I live in a two-story split-level house with a walk-out basement. My home theater is located in the corner of the first floor, with our master bedroom directly above and my home office in the basement below. My main objective was to reduce the transmission of low frequency noise from the home theater to the bedroom above.

After reviewing the information at your website and on the AVS Forum, I decided to decouple the home theater ceiling with WhisperClips, fill the cavities with fiberglass insulation, attach a double layer of drywall with Green Glue to the clips, and apply the SilenSeal around the perimeter of the ceiling. I damped the floor by applying a layer of Green Glue to the subfloor and installing a layer of 3/4inch OSB over it.

My wife is a light sleeper who goes to bed early. Before the soundproofing, I was not able to enjoy a movie in the home theater even at low volume without disturbing her. (I even have ButtKickers installed in my home theater chairs so the subwoofer was never cranked up very loud.) Now I am able to enjoy movies at normal volume and all my wife can hear is an occasional soft rumble that sounds like distant thunder.

I am very pleased with the result and with all of your help. I think that in my case it was well worth the effort and certainly more effective and cheaper than some of the alternatives that were suggested to me, such as QuietRock. I think the key to my installation was the WhisperClip, which I selected because of its superior low-frequency performance. Of course the combination of all of the soundproofing measures contributed to the final result.

Thanks for everything and I’d be happy to answer any questions you have.

Jim M.

Thank you so much!  I appreciate a company that looks out for their customers.  If I have friends in needs of soundproofing, I’ll send them your way!

Beverly T.

Lombard, IL

Thank you for your assistance and great service.

Richard B.

Shoreview, MN

Perfect! Thanks again John and we’ll be in touch. And you can bet I’ll send people your way if they need Green Glue.

Joel S.

Mission Viejo, CA

John has been more knowledgeable in the area of soundproofing than any other source I have consulted. I would strongly recommend speaking with him concerning your next soundproofing project, as well as using the Soundproofing Company’s array of products to complete your project. Not only does John possess a vast knowledge of soundproofing essentials, but he also understands the rationale behind each concept. Making a room sound-proof is based solely on the laws of Physics; John’s understanding of these physical principles therefore offers his clients the best possible scenario for “sound” judgment in this area. Moreover, his background as a musician is also a boon to the quality of his soundproofing assistance. Without Mr. Hile’s analysis, I would not have been able to complete my most recent soundproofing project with any degree of success. For these reasons, John comes highly recommended.

David M.

Evanston, IL

John took the time to answer all my detailed questions about sound isolation and construction materials as well as offering great prices. I highly recommend him and his services if you are considering building a home theatre, recording studio or otherwise quiet place.

Top qualities: Personable, Expert, Good Value

Joseph S.

Valley Stream, NY

I am a firm believer in your products and utilized them in every way imagined. The end result is amazing. I have my theater right next to my daughter’s room. She is two and you can’t hear anything beyond the theater.

And inside-WOW!

Jay N., M.D

Shreveport, LA

Hey John, you’ve been hugely helpful.  Your company gets a big recommendation from me to anyone who is doing soundproofing work.

Trevor M.

Englewood, CO

Some hopeful news …..The owner of the company that installed the A/C came yesterday afternoon. He agreed that there is a problem with the compressor and that it shouldn’t sound the way it does. They are going to try using vibration mounts first and then if that doesn’t do it, they’ll order a new compressor. In the meantime I would still like to add some kind of baffling/sound mitigation system to my exterior wall. I can’t have anyting pumped into the concrete as it is concrete block filled with concrete. Any suggestions for that and is there something I can buy from you? A final note: You are completely right, this has been and still is a challenge. Those I have spoken or emailed with  are convinced their way will be the answer. It’s all immensely confusing.

In all the weeks I’ve spent on this problem two men stand out above the others. So thank you Ted for you are at the top. The other wonderful gentleman is the actual manufacturer in Pennsylvania. His guidance has also been invaluable.

Fingers crossed that one day soon…..I’ll be able to sleep in my bedroom!….and my deal 90yr old neighbor won’t be startled every time her A/C goes on.

Susan

Vero Beach

Thank you so much for this information. These look to be just what we need for what we want to do in this room. And thank you for being so eager to help us in this project. I wish everyone I’ve dealt with over the years, and we’ve been doing this for 22 yrs. now, was as helpful and nice as you have been. Your company should be very proud to have you.

Hi John,
My HT was recently completed and yesterday I did a first run with all the equipment.  The insulation products you recommended work AMAZINGLY well.  Once the door is closed, it’s almost impossible to tell that the speakers are on.  I just wanted to share my satisfaction and joy with you.  Your company provided an excellent service, and your advice
was spot-on.

Thank you again.

Michael Drob

I just finished placing our first order with John Hile, and I feel it is important that you hear what made the difference for us. John is extremely knowledgeable and is a super professional. His willingness to educate us on what your products are able to do and his solution oriented style completely motivated us to do business with your company. My partners and I have been in business for over 20 years, and the one thing we know about growing a new segment to our existing business, is that you need knowledgeable and enthusiastic professionals to work with. John Hile really seems like someone that we can work with in growing the sound insulation segment of our businesses. We look forward to working with John in the future.

Fidel Galano

2202 Stone Valley Dr., Ann Arbor, MI 48103

Owner: Galano & Associates

Hi Ted,
I often looking at the soundproofing company website and find it an invaluable place for information. especially as the diagrams help to demystify actual construction methods etc.

I also saw that you supply manuals with all purchases but seeing as that’s unlikely from us UK residence I was wondering if you would sell them to us (well, me actually) directly? In the not too distant future (maybe 2 years) I’ll be building my HT in our current house (after I’ve done all the important stuff like new bathrooms, kitchen, decorating etc) and I might want to have a manual on hand just in case there’s something I need to know/do but can’t figure out the right way to do it. Would your manual be able to help in most instances (considering I’ve no idea what I’ll need to know in the mean time).

Cheers,

Gary

I figured its been a while since I updated my thread. There has certainly been progress but its been much slower than anticipated. The drywalling has taken much longer than expected, but will hopefully be finished today. One of the main Issues was the drywall subcontractor didn’t do an adequate job with the GG so my GC ended up redoing it properly. I wasn’t around for most of it due to travel for work, but that’s been just about completed. Now its on to mudding/taping. I’ll try to get some pictures up to document what’s happened.

I’ll also put in a plug for The Soundproofing Company. My GC said that they’ve been a pleasure to deal with. In fact, there was a shipping snafu (transcribed address) and TSC made it right in a hurry. Ted was also gracious enough to spend time on the phone with me directly giving pointers. So even though I took some of them, I didn’t do everything he suggested (like Isolating the theater area with an extra wall), which will be to the detriment of containing the sound. But those are the compromises one has to make.

thenewguy11

AVS Member

Even without the Doors completely sealed, the room has an odd feeling inside now, hard to describe. But with the work radio in the room at above normal listening levels, absolutely nothing can be heard in the house directly above the theater. Curious to see how the efforts stand up against the LF’s of the lB.

KNKKNK

Indiana

AVS Forum Member

Hey Ted, the GG worked great. Even without a door you cannot hear anything upstairs, it is kind of amazing. Thanks for the help with all of that stuff. The sound proofing company really helped me out with the build. It is nice to see it actually look like something resembling a theater.

BigJoeMoose

Flat Rock, MI

AVS Member

I did the exact same thing with my basement – 4 walls with 2×4 walls separated from the concrete by about 1/2 – 1 inch. Soffits attached to joists by dips. Clips for celling drywall. DD 5/8 Inch and GG.

The differences are Incredible. I can no longer hear people walking upstairs. I can’t hear anything through the ductwork. I can’t hear the water running through the plumbing.

I could only imagine after 30 days.

Soundproofing left to do: acoustic caulk at all openings, along floor. … and of course I have to do something about the cheapo inside door leading downstairs.

John

AVS Forum

Middle, GA

Noisy Neighbor No More!

I wanted to take the time to write a special thank you to John, Ted, and the rest of the crew at The Soundproofing Company. My wife and I had been living in utter misery for almost the past three years since we bought our townhome; hearing our neighbor’s TV, movies, music, conversations, etc. through the large party wall of our main floor. I was at a loss as to how I could resolve the situation, but in the process of doing research on products and solutions online, I stumbled upon reviews and referrals to The Soundproofing Company, so I thought I’d check them out for myself.

From my first contact on, John was extremely helpful in not only recommending potential solutions for my issue, but also throughout the sales, service, and support process, he went WAY above and beyond my expectations. A lot of risk can go into not doing business face to face these days, but these folks are truly A++ and will be getting my recommendation for anybody I know in need of similar solutions.

The products were extremely high quality, as advertised, and easy to work with and install to what is ultimately a very high quality, and most importantly, soundproof wall assembly in our townhouse.

Thank you John and company!!

B. Ross

Dublin, OH