Mybecca Acoustic Foam Review: Too Good to Be True? Let’s Find Out
As I’ve recently noted in my article on acoustic foam bass traps, Mybecca acoustic foam products often find themselves on people’s lists of favorites. But should you believe the hype? That’s what I’m going to find out today. Unlike my other product review articles in which I look at products from various companies to bring you the best of the best, this article is going to focus on providing a comprehensive review of the Mybecca brand.
I’ve decided to start this overview by talking about the company as a whole. However, after that brief segment, I’ll try to answer several important questions, including:
All will be revealed in this article. But before I answer these questions, let’s talk a bit more about the scope of this company.
Mybecca - the Company Behind the Products
Mybecca is a US company that actually manufactures most of its products stateside. The brand has its fingers in many pies, although most of them are related to each other. For example, while we all know the company for its acoustic foam products, it also makes foam mattresses and cushions. That’s not so far away from each other, is it?
If you go to the company’s Amazon page, Mybecca makes those fun area rugs with street or alphabet prints as well. However, those are obviously not the types of products we’re interested in today.
As an acoustic foam manufacturer, Mybecca really is on top of their game. Their acoustic foam products are all polyurethane foam, which is pretty standard. According to the company, they use polyurethane because fiberglass and mineral wool insulation may carry health risks.
One of the most telling things about acoustic foam products is their noise reduction coefficient rating. You may recall me explaining this rating system in my first article on acoustic foam products. However, if you don’t, the scoring system is a .00–1, with the higher numbers meaning that the product is able to absorb more sound frequencies.
So having an NRC rating of 1 means that the acoustic foam product absorbs 100% of the noise. While most Mybecca products are listed as having a “very high NRC rating” I’ve also found one that lists it at .9. Those are very promising numbers, although you should keep in mind that, ideally, you’d cover your entire walls and maybe even parts of the ceiling to achieve those kinds of results.
Another great part of the Mybecca acoustic foam lineup is that it’s full of products of various shapes, sizes, and colors. Actually, that sets up my next point quite nicely!
Mybecca Range of Acoustic Foam Products
As I have said, Mybecca products vary in their use (and therefore shape), thickness, color, and even quantity. Whether your primary wish is to improve your sound quality in your music studio or to have decorative panels on your walls, there’s probably a Mybecca product just waiting for you.
Additionally, their products also come in different quantities. So you should be able to find the right quantity for the surface you’re looking to cover pretty easily.
Rather than review all of their products (as I have in past articles), I’m simply going to go over the types of products Mybecca offers. I’ll also link to some of the most popular ones, so you can follow along — so let’s dive right in.
What kind of an acoustic foam manufacturer would Mybecca be if it didn’t have a huge range of foam wall panels? As per usual, most of them are 12-inch squares, although there are some that are 24 by 12 inches as well. However, they do vary in pattern, thickness, and the quantity they come in.
The regular thickness Mybecca foam panels come in is about 1–1.5 inches. That extra half an inch is only there in egg carton shaped foam panels, so they’re really about an inch thick, too. However, there are also thicker versions of the wall panels that are about 2 inches thick. You’d think that the added thickness would result in varying levels of effectiveness, but I believe the difference wouldn’t be all that notable.
I’ve actually reviewed several Mybecca products in my original article about acoustic foam, so I recommend checking that out. Besides the standard egg carton texture, Mybecca wall panels come in several others, including:
- Straight ribbed panels have parallel lines across the tiles. People usually set these up by alternating between setting their tiles horizontally and vertically.
- Flat with bevels along the edges are perhaps the more minimalist option.
- A pyramid texture is similar to an egg carton pattern, if more geometric, as you can see on these 2-inch panels.
As far as I can tell, while the patterns may affect the sound quality slightly, once again the difference isn’t noticeable enough for you choose your panels going by their texture.
When you’re shopping for your wall panels, you’ll definitely want to mind the quantity. Mybecca tends to package 12 wedges together. Or you might even see “6-tile” packages since they put two pieces together front-to-front to make a single tile. A single 12-inch square piece will cover one square foot. So you’ll need to get enough to cover the surface you’re working on.
Decorative Wall Panels
Of course, I should say that any of the wall panels I’ve mentioned here could be decorative. After all, other than the standard charcoal foam, many of them are available in orange, green, blue, and purple colors.
However, wall panels can also add to a room’s decor with their shape. One of the Mybecca products I’ve mentioned in my previous article was a 3-inch thick 12 by 24-inch decorative wedge. Those longer foam panels could even be useful if you’re planning on padding your doors.
On the other hand, you might as well get more unconventional decorative panels. These are especially great for covering up the center of your walls where most of the sound waves bounce off.
For example, you can use hexagonal tiles on their own or in combination with other tiles. They’re an inch thick and 12 by 12 inches across. So they should fit right in with your other acoustic foam panels. Aside from improving the audio quality of your conversations and music, the honeycomb design is a great ice-breaker as well.
Corner Bass Traps
Those among us who have entire studios covered in acoustic foam know that bass traps are the foam products that really bring a room together. These corner pieces come in all sorts of styles, including jagged, flat, and stair-shaped foam inserts. I’ve even recommended jagged and flat Mybecca bass traps in my recent reviews of the best bass traps on the market.
Mybecca actually makes all of these types of bass traps. While the jagged bass trap I’d recommended in the aforementioned article is 12 by 12 by 12 inches, they also have ones with narrower 8 by 6-inch sides. The flat bass traps I recommended are great too, especially if you want to wrap them in fabric for decorative purposes.
Additionally, Mybecca makes narrow stair-shaped bass traps which actually look great in combination with foam wall panels. However, due to their width, they’re not very effective on their own. Still, if you have narrow slots between your acoustic panels right in the corners of your room, these slim bass traps are ideal.
In fact, there are even simpler 3 by 3-inch cuboids you can use. Assuming that your walls are the typical 8-foot tall ones, 4 of these 24-inch wedges should completely cover a corner.
Typically, these products sell in groups of 2 or 4, so you can cover 2 or 4 of your corners. You could only put your bass traps in the upper corners of the room. However, I’d actually line the whole corner from the floor to the ceiling. Furthermore, you can even use them along the corner where the walls meet the ceiling.
Do Mybecca Acoustic Foam Products Really Work?
Having explained bass traps in my previous article, I won’t dwell on them any further here. But if you’re interested in finding out more about bass traps and products from other manufacturers, you can read all about them in the article I’ve linked to.
But now that we’ve seen the immense assortment of acoustic foam products Mybecca has on offer, I have to answer the ultimate question. Is this company really deserving of all the praise that gets sent their way?
Well, if you’d asked me that a few months ago, I may not have had an answer for you. But after reviewing and recommending their products in several of my past articles, I must admit that I came into this brand overview with positive expectations. Furthermore, now that I’ve checked out some of the other products in their lineup, I’ve realized that I haven’t really come across legitimate critiques of the company during my research.
Overall, Mybecca products seem to do exactly what you’d want them to do and they look great while doing it. I can’t think of anything else I’d want to see in my acoustic foam panels.
That being said, many people believe that acoustic foam is going to solve all of their soundproofing concerns. However, that can’t be further from the truth. Sure, you’ll notice a considerable difference in the audio quality inside a room with and without acoustic foam tiles. But noise will still continue to leak out of the room.
After all, while foam may absorb some, even most, of the sounds you’re making, some of it will find ways to escape. If you want to solve that problem, you might want to put MLV on your walls before covering them with foam.
Why Choose Mybecca
So should you buy Mybecca acoustic foam products? In my opinion, they’re simply one of the best companies in the field. In fact, their products offer plenty of benefits.
For one, I really appreciate the overall uniformity of product sizes. The wall tiles are mostly 12 inches wide, and many of the bass traps are about as wide. What’s more, bass traps are usually 12 or 24 inches long, covering one or two panel lengths. However, if your room doesn’t match those dimensions, you can cut the wall panels down to size.
Even the fact that they make acoustic foam products with so many different uses is commendable. Between the various wall panels and bass traps, there seems to be no end to the company’s range.
Another thing I appreciate about Mybecca products is that they give us plenty of foam color options. While not all of the products come in these colors — bass traps are sorely lacking in that area — a decent number of wall panels do.
In addition to the different colors, I really like how they’ve made sure to offer a couple of decorative options as well. Personally, I would like to see an even larger range of the unconventional tile shapes, but that’s about the only gripe I have.
Most importantly, Mybecca products consistently garner great user reviews, which is how most of us choose our acoustic foam tiles. So with all that in mind, I believe that my answer to the question of whether or not you should get Mybecca acoustic foam is fairly clear. However, if you’re still struggling to decide, I invite you to check out my other recommendations.