Man you guys are all so lucky. I guess there's still a lot of open space out in the hinterlands. Here where people live on top of each other it's not so easy. Who your neighbors are is really the luck of the draw. Last place I lived, the neighbor downstairs was retired, always home, and very sensitive about bass frequencies coming through his ceiling. A lot of delicate negotiation was required so I could listen at all. Now I live in an apartment surrounded by very quiet neighbors. Better yet, after six months there have been no complaints about my music from the neighbors downstairs or next door. I try not to abuse their patience by playing loud music with heavy bass late at night, etc. So far so good, but I know that in some respects I'm at their mercy.