- Jun 20, 2018
I have tried listening music in a true anechoic room (we had one at university) and it sounded awful. Even a people voices sounded awful. I would definitely not want to have that kind of sound in my room.
A lot of things can be responsible for your experience. Maybe the room wasn't anechoic enough, many small anechoic rooms for research are only anechoic in the mids and treble, not the bass. This can make the sound very unbalanced which can be horrible (pressure on ears / clogged ears feeling as soon as you even walk into the room let alone play music in it).
Second thing is that in an anechoic room you will hear every fault in a speaker. If the speakers weren't very good you'll hear it very prominently.
And thirdly if the music isn't mixed well you'll hear it too, can sound quite awfull.
And lastly there's the prominent treble thing I mentioned. Long story to explain why this is so, but usually one uses an EQ curve to make the sound balanced (as mentioned I'll be using a different method myself this time which I won't elaborate on now).
Once all of the above is done right I can assure you there's nothing that comes even remotely close in extreme audio quality and wow factor.