Here’s What To Do When You Hear a Sound While Listening to Music

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Listening to music is one of the great joys of life. Whether you’re blasting it from speakers, jamming out on a guitar, or enjoying a silent head-bob as your headphones pump music directly into your ears, there’s nothing quite like it. But what do you do when noise gets in the way? Whether it’s crashing waves at the beach or an annoying roommate making noise, these hacks will help you keep unwanted sounds from getting in the way of your musical enjoyment.

Isolate your listening to a quiet place.

It’s the most important thing: when you listen to music, try to isolate your listening. Find a quiet place with no distractions so that you can hear the music as clearly as possible and focus on what it’s saying to you.

You might want to turn off all of your phone notifications, set aside some time away from any distractions and just sit back with no one else around (or at least where they’re not talking). You also might want to close the door so that there aren’t any sounds coming in from outside either — those could be really distracting!

Soundproof the area you listen in.

If you’re looking for the most effective way to block out the noise around you, soundproofing is the best way to go. Soundproofing is a process that reduces outside sound from getting into your home or workspace. If sound can’t get in, then it won’t be a problem when listening to music.

Soundproofing materials are available at many hardware stores and online retailers like Amazon and eBay. You can also purchase them from specialized companies like Acoustics by Design. These companies will provide customized solutions based on your individual needs so that they’re perfect for your home theater or recording studio!

If you want to make sure that there’s no chance of any unwanted sounds interfering with your musical experience, using a combination of these two techniques will guarantee nothing gets between you and what matters most: great music!

Tell people you’re listening to music and not to disturb you.

It’s important to tell people that you’re listening to music and not to disturb you.

Tell your friends and family: “I’m listening to music, so please don’t talk to me until the end of this song.”

Tell your boss and colleagues: “Please don’t ask me any questions.”

Tell your neighbors: “Do not knock on my door or ring my bell.”

Tell your landlord: “I will call the police if anyone knocks on my door or rings my bell.”

Use an app that creates pink noise.

If you’re like me, there are times when you want to listen to music but find that certain sounds are getting in the way. Maybe it’s a noise from outside or even inside your home. Thankfully, there is a solution: pink noise!

Pink noise is similar to white noise but has more of an equal distribution of sound energy across all frequencies. This means that while one frequency isn’t louder than another frequency—like it would be if you were listening to just white noise—each frequency does have its own distinct “timbre.” And this makes pink noise much more pleasant for listening purposes than plain old white noise (no offense).

If you’re looking for other benefits besides just being able to hear your favorite songs without any interruptions, then I’d recommend using an app like Noizio or Rainy Mood. Both of these apps generate relaxing sounds like raindrops falling on leaves during a thunderstorm and seagulls calling out their mates with beautiful harmonies (which really puts me at ease).

Sleep with headphones on if noise is keeping you up.

Whether you’re trying to sleep or simply listening to music, headphones can be a lifesaver. They allow you to enjoy the luxury of music without being disturbed by outside noises or distractions. Of course, these benefits aren’t limited to just sleeping—you can also use them when traveling on trains and planes, particularly if these modes of transportation are known for their loud environments.

If you want some extra help getting better sleep at night, try wearing earbuds while drifting off into dreamland! You might be surprised at how much they help block out noise and allow you more time in restful slumber. If that doesn’t work for you though – no worries! There are other ways we’ll talk about later in this article (hint hint).

Do critical listening.

The best way to block out noise is to focus on the music. While this may sound easy, it requires some practice. Try turning down the volume and listening to a song while doing something else—like reading or walking around your home. You might find that you can’t hear it as well or that you don’t get as much enjoyment from it if your mind is elsewhere.

Doing this kind of “critical listening” is similar to slowing down when driving: if you focus on how fast you’re going, then suddenly everything around you seems faster and more dangerous than usual! Likewise, when we focus our attention on our surroundings instead of what we’re hearing through speakers or headphones, then these sounds seem like a distraction rather than part of an enjoyable experience with music.

In order for background noises not to interfere with your enjoyment of music while playing loud enough volumes (or not), try playing quieter songs that aren’t so distracting from other activities around them—this will allow them not only listen better but also make sure they’re still enjoying themselves even though there’s no need for intense concentration during each track.”

It’s possible to minimize unwanted noise when listening to music, but there are some things you can’t control, so learn how to cope with them.

You can minimize unwanted noise when listening to music, but there are some things you can’t control. If your environment is very noisy, or if you have a hearing impairment, or if other people within earshot insist upon speaking loudly, then it’s unlikely that anything short of earmuffs will help.

If the sound is something you can control (like an air conditioner), then try turning it off (or on low). If the sound is too loud for you to hear clearly over it, turn down the volume of whatever device is making the noise.

I’d like to think that these tips will help everyone enjoy their music more!


It’s possible to minimize unwanted noise when listening to music, but there are some things you can’t control. Try some of these suggestions, and remember that it’s just noise. It’s not your fault if someone makes noise while you’re trying to listen!

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