S Aufrecht

When your upstairs neighbor’s music or movie or videogame or whatever is thankfully inaudible except for the low bass, but that low bass is too perceptible to tolerate so you have to put your noise-canceling headphones on and just be thankful, well, first that you have noise-canceling headphones, and second that ‘noise-canceling headphones … work best with low-frequency droning sounds’1, and that bass signal is tracked in a spectrum analyzer app2 and graphed over time, you can see it centered around 41 Hz: E1, which is the third E below middle C and the lowest E on a piano, and you can also see that it’s been playing continuously for some time and doesn’t appear to be getting quieter.

A long time ago, in a galaxy far far away, this kind of thing started wars. Bass Wars.