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The Quietest Place on Earth?

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Microsoft Building 87: When precision is paramount, every decibel counts. See (and hear) if the Microsoft’s anechoic chamber in the Audio Labs breaks the Guinness World Records title for the Quietest place on earth. Explore more at Microsoft.com/Stories. Subscribe to Microsoft on YouTube here: https://aka.ms/SubscribeToYouTube Follow us on social: LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/microsoft/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/Microsoft Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Microsoft/ Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/microsoft/ For more about Microsoft, our technology, and our mission, visit https://aka.ms/microsoftstories
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Ritwik Kaikini (4 months ago)
Nerve X Mute (5 months ago)
I need this I can't sleep because of my brother snoring
Kas van 't Land (11 months ago)
Make a video about silence and add pointless background music to make sure there's not a second of silence in it. Check.
dude prrfect (1 year ago)
Shame on you
Dan (1 year ago)
No expense spared on "perfecting" their abhorrent Cuntana spyware. Shh...Big Sister is listening!
LanceCampeau (1 year ago)
Marck (1 year ago)
nunca sera una prueba real, mientras el vecino sea un negro
Evaristo S. Ruano (1 year ago)
Wow!!!! This must be the world record of the most boring world record ever 😂
CD2016 (1 year ago)
LOL !!!
Santi Peña (1 year ago)
Amazing! Microsoft can make a places like this but Windows is bullsthit. LOL
Tio Buker (1 year ago)
but they never shown us this place in action...
Nataraja NP (2 years ago)
Dr .Gopal congratulations on your achievements. I am sure you are enjoying playing in the anochoid chamber and carrying out lots of experiments. wish you all the best. I am happy to see you in acoustics npnataraja. mysuru.
Se a virar não canoa (2 years ago)
Vinyl Eyezz brough me here
Mike Gervasi (2 years ago)
Hey I know..pump all the air out of it. Also Bell Labs has had one since 1940
Daniel's Game Vault (2 years ago)
Microsoft......*uses apple laptop* - THIS IS MUTINY ! :))
Arthur Lambert (2 years ago)
Basket picture fraud contrast heavily.
Florian Siegert (2 years ago)
Funny how a video about the quietest place on Earth is actually pretty loud.
Angelo (2 years ago)
If I sit in the room with the lights off long enough, will the ringing in my ears eventually go away?
behemothinferno (2 years ago)
Kyle Eggemeyer (3 years ago)
3:27 - slow down there tiger!
rodolfo gurrero (3 years ago)
Hello a sa a video of getting a damge consle of xbox can y get a Xbox
clsman89 (3 years ago)
Microsoft couldn't go any lower than this
Memes Aren't Funny (3 years ago)
but.... like.... why? i dont understand why microsoft did this. or was it JUST for the record
Memes Aren't Funny (3 years ago)
+thideth him it probably would be awesome for that
thideth him (3 years ago)
+HuntsWithWolves II As a sound mixer, I need this.
wh1ter0se (3 years ago)
Even they aren't using Windows 8/10 lol.
Lester Nelson (3 years ago)
Based on the title, I really thought this was going to be about Microsoft's retail stores.
Joel Inacio (3 years ago)
Excellent place to Microsoft live.
EA (3 years ago)
2:43 Even Microsoft's employees use Google Chrome. lol
Dave H. (3 years ago)
+EA It would be idiotic to avoid using a product because it's made by a competitor.
Studeb (3 years ago)
Now lower the room temperature, the air particles will slow down too. :)
boB Gudgel (3 years ago)
Wouldn't being in a grave be just as quiet ?
Miagi Fodder (3 years ago)
The guy predicts Kortana is going to be a bigger part of peoples lives Fuck off.
Crystal Cantin (3 years ago)
I Work at the company that makes that room. We did this Job recently. Thanks for the recognition Microsoft! I made those wedges!
THE Police (3 years ago)
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Psych0nautilus (3 years ago)
Boooooring! Now who has the loudest place?
NULUSIOS (3 years ago)
It can't be that silent. I kept hearing this music during the measurement.
NULUSIOS (3 years ago)
Hey they used Microsoft Windows on that laptop!
Remi Stardust (3 years ago)
Hmmm, doesn't make for a great video though guys. Borderline thumbs down :p
pur1tus (3 years ago)
well if u have tinitus like me there is no room in the whole world who is quiet! so gj!
Michal Breškovec (3 years ago)
Good, you can record this silence and then sell it as MP3.
David Dawson (3 years ago)
+Michal Breškovec MP3? C'mon. You need a non-compressible format for best experience.
Troll Face (3 years ago)
+Michal Breškovec would be worthless because MP3 quality.
aaa bbb (3 years ago)
Bill gates: what to do with all this money Some guy: why not do the quietest place on earth for no reason Bill gates: yea!!
Makahi Determined (3 years ago)
Look Microsoft fam im currently going the struggle right now and all i got is the Xbox white version with the ring of death i have to hook it up to an Ethernet cord and im not one of those lil kids going around begging for a damaged console shoot ill even take it if the disk tray wont work if it wont connect to the internet what ever but look i been having to drive to my friends house to get water cuz i struggle to pay the bills on time i got extension cords from my neighbors house to my house cuz i cant afford electricity im just asking for just a simple Xbox one i can play threw my neighbors house electricity why i sit in mostly darkness all day until its time to work the corner store i have part time i get robbed at least three times a week i have a hole in my rooftop please microsoft at-least a damage console please #TheStruggle
+Makahi Determined what a story Mark
Jun Yang (3 years ago)
So what??
Victor Okigbo (3 years ago)
Congratulations, guys. BTW, I like how (completely without irony) at 3:23 you celebrate by applauding!
evadesc (3 years ago)
Put these in every major city
bigmag101 (3 years ago)
what did they drank to celebrate ? it looks like everyone got one shot of beer ^^
Derrick Knight (3 years ago)
Was that a 1 hour LAeq?
VINCENT REY (3 years ago)
Equipment used: Bruel & Kjaer LAN-Xi 3050-A-060, 2831 battery, 2x low noise 4955 microphones and the Pulse software...
Elis Byberi (3 years ago)
So what? Microsoft is like: We must spend too much dollars and time just to prove a simple theory. Like 2 plus 2 equal 4 we have to build 2 expensive objects containing 2 pieces of expensive object. We will group them all together. We will use expensive devices and outdated operations systems and count them one by one. We finally will drink some beer to celebrate this extraordinary event. At the end we have no idea why we did that!
Elis Byberi (3 years ago)
You missed the point! On these labs [everything that have to do with sound, testing phase], this quiet room is a necessary equipment! I don't see any good this video bring to Microsoft's name! This childish behaviour is not acceptable for a billion dollar company. The are a lot of quiet rooms around the world bigger than that room, quieter than this room and who owns them do not give a sh*t about Guines Records. However I do not trust someone who test himself with his devices and his non open source code! Take a look at VW Group! There is no trust today!
Muaaz Shaikh (3 years ago)
+Elis Byberi They did because Hardware like the Surface tablets were tested inside the room to make sure that sound that are generated by things as simple as its display are as quiet as possible.
thePavuk (3 years ago)
you can hear the grass grow there. literaly.
Toti Pham (3 years ago)
where is Cortana ?
EJ LeBlanc (3 years ago)
thiagotecnico (3 years ago)
They drink pee at the end. And that's all folks.
Aditya Ravishankar (3 years ago)
Ah! The revenge of the nerds
Zirploide ​ (3 years ago)
Why is Microsoft using an Crapple product?.
Aditya Ravishankar (3 years ago)
+I like to Not give a damn where?
RoTaToR1979 (3 years ago)
i know that as "Schalltoter Raum" at a Telekom / University in Münster Burgsteinfurt.
Lukasz Baldyga (3 years ago)
2:04 Windows 7? Why?
Mohamed Mahmoud (3 years ago)
+I like to Not give a damn If by old you mean Windows 7 or + then you can run Windows 10 perfectly and you might experience speed improvements, but if you mean old as in very old as in a Windows XP device then unfortunately you might be stuck with what you have. 
Zirploide ​ (3 years ago)
+Dominic Maas My old machine is too slow for Windows 10.
Mohamed Mahmoud (3 years ago)
+Lukasz Baldyga (Detective N.U.T.s) isn't this Microsoft ? they should have upgraded themselves
Lukasz Baldyga (3 years ago)
+I like to Not give a damn I mean like there is Windows 10 now... And don't judge me like that straight off the bat, I'm actually against apple..... And... The gratest os they made was XP but it's been outdated..... :/
Zirploide ​ (3 years ago)
+Lukasz Baldyga (Detective N.U.T.s) Because Windows 7 is the best OS ever invented by Microsoft. Closed minded Apple fanboys can't understand that.
Tungsten Wu (3 years ago)
Amazing! That is awesome
Emanuel Freitas (3 years ago)
2:32 Windows 8.1?
markmikelini (3 years ago)
Nice..Microsoft is using Apple products to build something decent
Zonix Watchez (3 years ago)
+I like to Not give a damn that is Guinness laptop
Christian N (3 years ago)
+I like to Not give a damn Please tell me when, cuz all i see them use, is a fcking HP laptop
Zirploide ​ (3 years ago)
+STFU STUPID IDIOT N00B I'LL REK U IN DA BUTT They were using a Macbook Pro.
Christian N (3 years ago)
+markmikelini Where was there an Apple product in the vid?
markmikelini (3 years ago)
+I like to Not give a damn my friend dont be angry. personly i dont use Apple products becouse i find them overpriced. but when you are showing an achievement try at least not to advertise the rivals product ;)
ReboksR (3 years ago)
But is it quieter than Windows Vista Fan Club?
NULUSIOS (3 years ago)
+ReboksR I think Windows Me Fan Club is even quieter.
Zirploide ​ (3 years ago)
+ReboksR Windows 7 still rocks. Vista was a mistake but still better than OSX.
ReboksR (3 years ago)
But to be fair - it`s astounding! Congratulations! :)
Mark G (3 years ago)
I would say where is the rest of my beer, Stone Cold Steve Austin style.
Kbalz (3 years ago)
So if you work at Microsoft, you get to drink beer when you get something done?
Che Dekerlegand (2 months ago)
I know someone who works there who have his own fridge full of beer and shit in his office 🤣
Amerikanovich (3 years ago)
+Kbalz Only 1 sip. They split 1 beer between the entire team, gotta keep em' thirsty or there's no incentive anymore.
Zirploide ​ (3 years ago)
+Kbalz Microsoft employees are well paid and they can have fun while working.
Marcos Vinícius (3 years ago)
The silence in this room is deafening.
Garrett Stopmotion (3 years ago)
+Marcos Vinícius its so quiet I can't see
Marc Neu (3 years ago)
Music in the background. Who is the Artist?
PedroEJr (2 years ago)
I believe it's Radiohead - Everything In Its Right Place.
Teddy 11912 (3 years ago)
There was absolutely no point to that video...what does swirls record have to do with a company...
Zirploide ​ (3 years ago)
+Alex Clarino Nothing. What Apple fanboys have to do with Microsoft's work?.
Light Hathos (3 years ago)
Congratulations to the team at Building 87.
Chris Hennings (3 years ago)
What beer was it?
Tyler W (3 years ago)
Great vid kinda.. Why did they add music to this vid of silence..? I always like tunes but a vid about silence c'mon..
Richard Servello (3 years ago)
Go in that room and turn off the lights. You will freak out after a few minutes.
Ofer Krupka (1 year ago)
Richard Servello There are little light at the ceiling from the fire alert, the fire station didn't agree to turn it off.
Dovah Viking (3 years ago)
+Richard Servello The guy from Veritasium has been in a room like that for hours and he said he could stay in there for a lot longer without any problems.
Cabbage Man (3 years ago)
+ats Depends. If you know that you'll be in there for 5 minutes, I'm sure it can be fun. If you have no idea where you are, why you are there or what it is that you are in, and aren't even sure if you are concious or not, for multiple hours.... maybe not so much
treezy (3 years ago)
+CrusaderXx that sounds awesome
Basel NABULSI (3 years ago)
+CrusaderXx But in this room you will actually hear your own blood flow and heart beat as if it were drums beating at an AC/DC gig!
Peator (3 years ago)
micro shit new ceo is shit and gay af
Zirploide ​ (3 years ago)
+a rapist The current Crapple CEO is gay and $teve Job$ died of AIDS https://wikileaks.org/wiki/Steve_Jobs_purported_HIV_medical_status_results,_2008
Peator (3 years ago)
apple is gay too  http://www.news.com.au/finance/business/how-much-an-iphone-6-actually-costs-to-make/story-fn5lic6c-1227068740832
Radi0he4d1 (3 years ago)
+a rapist So is the Apple CEO, so they are even.
Gabriel Sartori (3 years ago)
+a rapist homophobic scumbag
Goko Smileski (3 years ago)
If you only invest this much on Windows Phone.....
Gautam Kabiraj (3 years ago)
+Goko Smileski LOL! Of course, they're investing on Windows 10 mobile! ;)
Jennifer Ng (3 years ago)
I would love to visit this room!
majora (6 months ago)
Ofer Krupka (1 year ago)
Jennifer Ng Few minutes walk from my house. I've been there.
Angelo (2 years ago)
Why would it be horrific for me to hear my metabolic activites?
Gautam Kabiraj (3 years ago)
+Conner Ha, nevermind! ;)
NO.1 LLAMA (3 years ago)
+Gautam Kabiraj that was in the previous quietest room, this one will be even less
李立峰 (3 years ago)
But.. um.. I want Cortana to work in the most noisy place instead. 😅
Clara Romero (3 years ago)
+Lap Fung Lee ,
NULUSIOS (3 years ago)
+Гоша Бельский I don't think so. You see Cortana can be trained against a flat waveform which is absolute silence. It's digital. You don't have to "take" Cortana somewhere to train it.
李立峰 (3 years ago)
+Гоша Бельский oh yeah, that makes sense 👍
spidi150 (3 years ago)
That's awesome!
Kyli Rouge (3 years ago)
Now make the world's quietest laptop cooling fans!
Kyli Rouge (3 years ago)
+I like to Not give a damn Perhaps you should use kinder wording, then :3
Zirploide ​ (3 years ago)
+Kyli Rouge (Supuhstar) seems like Google is deleting my previous comments.
Kyli Rouge (3 years ago)
+I like to Not give a damn The Microsoft Surface line has never had a device without cooling fans.
NewJanson (3 years ago)
+Kyli Rouge (Supuhstar) The quietest fans are no fans :)
Kyli Rouge (3 years ago)
+Shayzek You betcha! But it's not _The World's Quietest_

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