Renters: When Do You Blast the Stereo?

Apartment Therapy has already helped you deal with noisy neighbors before. But what about when you are the noisy neighbor? What's a big-city musician supposed to do when he's not yet hit it big and joined the home owner club? He's got to rent an apartment somewhere, and his amp and stereo system have got to come with him...

Maybe you're not a musician; maybe you just love loud music. You're an audiophile that's completely happy and set in his sound-loving ways, but still among the ranks of renters.

After you spent all that money on a perfect home stereo system with crisp and clear sound, why shouldn't you be allowed to enjoy it? Because if you blast tunes 'round the clock, you're sure to be the annoying neighbor (if not the evicted neighbor) that nobody wants to be.

So we ask you, Unplggd... When is it OK to blast the stereo? We have the good judgment to play our music softly when we get ready in the mornings to respect our neighbors with later wake-up calls. But is it ok to start jamming out after noon? And what time of night should you start to turn it down? Let us know what you think in the comments...

Image from Roytex at Flickr with a Creative Commons license.

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Taryn is a writer, maker, designer, and editor of lifestyle blog Formal Fringe. She lives in an apartment in Atlanta with her fiancé, their Boston Terrier and lots of serving dishes.