Soundproof Gaming Room Guide
There’s nothing quite like having the perfect gaming setup. You have all of your gaming equipment and a stack of great games to enjoy in your free time. Or maybe you’re lucky enough to have turned gaming into your part-time or full-time job, in which case, congrats! You can live-stream your gaming sessions and actually earn money by working on something that you would already be doing for fun. Sounds like a great deal!
But even if gaming is just a hobby for you, you’ll want to make sure that your gaming room is set up correctly. To be clear, there’s no one “perfect” way to set up a gaming room, and we’ll touch on that later. However, if you really want to get immersed in the gaming experience, you’ll want to make sure that your gaming room is fully or at least partially soundproof.
Chances are that you haven’t had much experience with soundproofing any kind of room before, and that’s why you’re here. Fortunately, we happen to be experts in the subject, and we can answer a wide range of questions related to soundproofing your gaming room. For example, are there different methods you can use to soundproof a gaming room? What’s the fastest and cheapest way to get the job done? Finally, how can you create a separate space in your home that is soundproof and just for gaming?
In today’s guide, we will answer all of these questions and more, but first, let’s at some of the things you’ll need to have to start your gaming roof off on the right foot:
Making A Good Gaming Room Setup
Back in the 80s or 90s, setting up a gaming room was as easy as plugging in your favorite gaming system and a TV. Nowadays, the tech and even the accessories have gotten way more advanced. You can really deck out a gaming room with a lot of amazing stuff, but it’s important to distinguish between things that will make your gaming room “good” and things that you actually need.
To even make this distinction, you’ll first need to decide why you’re setting up a gaming room in the first place. Do you just want to game and have fun, or do you plan to use it as a place to stream your gaming to thousands of interested followers and subscribers? As a possible third alternative, do you want to set up a “fun” gaming room now, but leave the door open to a more professional environment later on? In either case, there are a few essential things that you’ll need to do:
Find The Right Space
First and foremost, you need to find a space in your home where you can game. The amount of space you need will vary based on “how” you game. For example, do you like to invite a few friends over for some PvP or couch co-op? Do you like to play VR games or other types of games that encourage you to move around? In either case, you’re going to need more space. However, if you’re like a lot of gamers, you’re just going to need enough space for yourself, a comfortable chair, and your gaming equipment. This often means you can repurpose part of a bedroom, basement, or really any room that has a few extra outlets!
Gather The Gaming Essentials
The essentials you’ll need for your gaming room will also vary based on a few different factors. You may only play PC games, mobile games, or console games. Or, if you’re like many gamers, you might like to mix it up with a bit of all three. In any case, you’ll likely need some or all of the following:
- TV or monitor
- Game desk or table
- Gaming PC or console
- Ergonomic mouse and keyboard
- Gaming controllers (and batteries)
- Modem, router, and internet connection
- Ethernet cable(s)
- Ergonomic gaming chair
- Games (digital or physical copies)
- Headphones and microphone
- Mobile device
- Camera (for streaming)
Optimize Your Lighting
Most people think of gamers as people who sit in the dark all day, staring at bright screens. While this can be true (because alternative sources of light can cause unwelcome glare on the screen), it’s actually not great for your eyes to sit in the dark and stare at a bright screen for hours on end. So, if you really want to enjoy long gaming sessions without doing unnecessary damage to your eyes, it might be a good idea to make sure you have a lamp or overhead light that provides enough ambient lighting to reduce eye strain without negatively impacting your gaming experience.
If you plan to stream your gaming sessions on platforms like Twitch and you want your audience to see you while you game, you’ll also need to make sure that you’re adequately illuminated. There’s no point in trying to set up a picture-in-picture if you’re in a pitch-black room with no lighting. So, if you want to game or stream professionally, consider investing in a ring light or high-quality lighting equipment for filming.
Optimize Your Sound
Lastly, you’ll want to make sure that your sound is perfect. You might think that you don’t have to worry too much about sound in the room itself if you’re wearing headphones, but this might not be the case. Gaming headphones may not always work, in which case you’ll need to rely on your speakers. Moreover, if you plan to stream your gaming sessions, you’ll want to make sure that no outside noise is distracting your audience. For this reason, you need to make sure that you have quality speakers to play audio, quality microphones to pick up audio, and a soundproof room to keep out the background noise.
How To Soundproof A Room For Gaming
Soundproofing a gaming room is actually a lot easier than many people realize. There are essentially two different ways to go about it, and a third alternative that combines the strengths of the first two:
- Traditional Soundproofing Panels - Standard soundproofing requires you to put special foam panels on your walls that absorb sound. You might also use door sweeps, perimeter seals (for windows), and even sound-deadening curtains to amplify the effects of the panels. This method often takes a certain degree of technical know-how.
- Retractable Soundproof Wall - A retractable soundproof wall is exactly what it sounds like: a soundproof wall that can be extended or retracted with the push of a button. It may sound like magic, but at Tudelü, we are capable of creating completely soundproof walls for gaming rooms that, once installed, can be extended in seconds.
- Soundproof Wall + Panels - If you really want to make sure that absolutely no noise is sneaking in from any of the four walls around you, you might want to consider a soundproof wall, plus panels and perimeter seals on the three remaining walls. This might be overkill since a quality soundproof wall will be able to absorb nearly all extraneous sound, but it still could be a good option for professional gamers and streamers.
Tudelü Soundproof Walls For Gaming
Do you want to get the most out of your gaming experience? Do you want to ensure that no outside noise bothers you while you game? If so, you can’t go wrong with the Mute retractable wall from Tudelü. It features a sturdy, 5-layer panel that offers 48 STC soundproofing. This floor-to-ceiling soundproof wall can be extended in seconds, giving you the ability to transform just about any space in your home into a soundproof gaming room!
We hope you enjoyed our soundproof gaming room guide! Are you looking for a high-quality retractable wall to put in your home or place of business? If so, be sure to reach out to Tudelü today!