I keep getting calls to keep the noise down from landlord and building management. 2 floors and I live on the second. They say then can hear footsteps and doors and voices, and I've already taken so many steps to combat the noise.
I wear slippers and walk softly, no big appliances on after 1100, close the doors slowly at night, headphones, TV only to 20 at night. I use Skype until quite late, but always with earphones and not past a normal talking voice. I have been told that I need to keep the volume down even more or they will look into me staying somewhere else.
What else can I do or buy to reduce noise output or check if noise levels are too high? They don't seem to be keen on discussing it with me (today is the first time, after a year of these periodic complaints that I'm hearing that they can hear voices, not just footsteps and doors) and I'm starting to get annoyed that I have to change my lifestyle for them and they don't even try to block the noise on their end.
The most recent complaint today has led to me asking them to document the day and date and what sort of noise they hear, but I'm now considering a line of direct contact with them so they can tell me any time I'm being too noisy. I don't think they will be that cooperative though.
Considering just recording the noise level in my apartment to have as documentation if they try to escalate it, but I'd like to settle this without being so paranoid. Anyone have any tips or been in a similar situation? Please do not be a dick in your responses, I really have been keeping noise levels in mind since the first complaint.