What are room acoustics?

Room acoustics are about how sound behaves in a room. To understand this, it is necessary to look at phenomena such as sound absorption, sound reflection, sound diffusion and sound propagation. Room acoustics are also about how we, as people, perceive different acoustic phenomena. Building acoustics also involve sound insulation and consideration of how sound moves from one room to another.

Remember

Remember:
  • Sound absorption, sound reflection, sound diffusion and sound propagation are phenomena in room acoustics
  • “Acoustics” is the term for the study of sound and how sound is experienced