Hushoffice

Office work pods are like mobile, acoustically perfect rooms. They work well because they are task-specific — each pod is built for a specific task, be it phone calls, video conferences, or team meetings. They make sense for agile organizations that need flexibility and function in the face of change.

Those who haven’t actually been inside an office pod share a burning question…

What do acoustic office pods actually sound like? Are they 100% soundproof? Stark quiet? Do they feel like a… vacuum? Isolating? When I’m in a pod, what sounds from the office floor outside can I hear? Say I’m meeting with my team inside — can colleagues outside hear any words of the conversation?

All important questions. Let’s clarify.

Modular office work pods Hushoffice
HushMeet.L. A well-engineered modular office pod. Turns office racket into office ambiance.

The acoustic experience of office work pods – key takeaways:

  • Pods are quiet but not too quiet. They allow roughly 40dB of sound to penetrate their interior space from the open floor. Why 40dB? 40dB is scientifically proven to be the apt volume (decibel level) for focus. It’s a peaceful volume enjoyable as birdsong.

  • When you’re in a pod, chatter on the floor outside is heard as a dull, lulling murmur. At the same time, conversations made inside the pod stay inside the pod.

  • Though they’re self-contained, pods are enjoyable, not isolating. They’re spacious yet snug, well-ventilated with fresh air. They give you a lovely degree of separation from the floor. Their furniture is comfortable, and their features are convenient.

First thing’s first. Pods are quiet but not too quiet.

Absolute quiet is actually unnatural and unhealthy for humans. Alternatively, about 40dB of sound is ideal. This is why all Hushoffice pods and booths allow roughly 40dB of sound to penetrate their interior space from the open floor.

40dB is the sweet spot.

Scientifically proven to be the apt volume (decibel level) for focus. Enjoyable as birdsong. It’s “just right.” Quiet but not too quiet.

2-person mobile work pod Hushoffice
The hushMeet.S 2 person mobile meeting pod.

When you’re in a pod, chatter on the floor outside is heard as a dull, lulling murmur.

Like a muffled hum that feels natural — diffuse and soothing. In other words, pods turn distracting noise into soft, ambient sound.