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My dad always want's me to shut my door when I'm watching a movie and I'd rather not because my PC heats my room like no other. I was thinking is there any way to divert the sound away from my door and right to where my bed is? I'll attach pictures in a moment but I was thinking about putting up a cubicle wall but then my room is no longer open. I need ideas please and I don't mind wearing headphones when gaming its just when I want to relax.



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My first solution would be to just open the window when he wants the door closed.

 

Otherwise, your best bet could be to put "high traffic" carpet (or the plush stuff if you guys can afford it) on your walls from the floor to the ceiling and also on both sides of the door. Then, you would have to seal the door with weatherstripping (like you would with a "storm door").

 

You already have plush carpet on your floor, so that's a good start.

 

Although, if he's complaining about the bass, then there might be nothing that you can do about that unless he says it's way better with your door closed. In which case, carpeting your walls and both sides of your door can be the answer.

 

The problem is, even if you were to put something like a cubical wall in front of the door, the sound would still be bouncing around wildly in the room and it would shoot right out the doorway behind the wall almost just as easily as it does now with nothing there.

 

This is why when someone wants a quieter rig, they line the interial walls of their case with sound dampening material because that material is designed to minimize the amount of sound waves that bounce off of it. So, what I'm describing here is a very large-scale version.

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My first solution would be to just open the window when he wants the door closed.

This. You won't be able to absorb enough sound to keep your door open. Foam and fabric panels hung in your room will help get rid of some of the boom and high treble, but they aren't very attractive. If the issue is with having to turn up the volume when sitting far away, look into getting some small bookshelf speakers or a small 2.1 system that you can mount by your bed.
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TBH, it would be a lot easier and cheaper to make a duct from PC Fans to the window with that flexible duct tubing from the hardware store (AC, Washing-Machine/Clothes dryer) than it would be to soundproof the room.
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My windows are always open usually, even in fall because Michigan weather right now is like 70's all the time.
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Headphones dude... really nice headphones
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