There are many materials to soundproof cars in the market, such as Dynamat, SoundSkins, Hushmat, and Noico. Such a variety of brands give us a choice for the best product suitable for us. But this also starts a debate which one is better? What product should you choose? We will find out the answer to those questions in our Noico vs Dynamat comparison.
|Dynamat||21 x 13 x 3.5 inches||36 sq. Ft||
$2-5 / sq. Ft
|Noico||21.5 x 11.5 x 2.8 inches||36 sq. Ft||
$1-2 / sq. Ft
Here we will compare Noico 80 Mil and Dynamat 67 Mil based on the following factors.
- Thickness or Density
- Effectiveness and Reliability
- Installation Process
- Ease of Use
The sound-deadening materials vary in size. This factor is often overlooked in the decision-making process, even though it is a factor that will decide if you are saving the money on the product or spending more for the same result.
The thicker material is more effective in blocking the noise as compared to thinner material. It also indicates the quality of the material. So thicker the material, the better it is.
We will also see how much effective and durable the material is. There are many materials in the market which are not as good as the companies advertise them to be. The atmosphere where you live will also play a significant role in the effectiveness of the material. Some materials are heat resistant, making them better for regions with hot climate while some are only designed for colder areas. You won’t want to choose a mat that will work for a short time.
Ease of installation is another factor to consider while buying a material. Not all the materials are easy to install; some mats will require a professional to do the job. This can add a lot to the overall cost of soundproofing the car.
Price is the most significant factor to ponder upon if you are looking to dampen the noise in your car on a budget. The total cost will depend on the price of the material, size, and the cost to fit the mats.
Size of the Material
Dynamat comes in an industry-standard size of 36 feet with dimensions of 21 x 13 x 3.5 inches. These dimensions are larger than other sound deadeners available on the market.
Noico 80 mil Sound Deadener Size
Noico also has the same 36 feet size as the other products. But it has smaller dimensions 21.5 x 11.5 x 2.8 inches as compared to the Dynamat.
Even though both have the same size but because of better dimensions, Dynamat is a winner here.
Dynamat Sound Deadener
When it comes to thickness, Dynamat has above average thickness at around 60 to 67 mils. The thickness is the main factor in reducing noise.
Thickness of Noico
Noico has a better thickness then than the Dynamat at 80 mils. This will give it better sound insulation properties than its competitor.
Noico is around 20-30 thicker than the Dynamat and will absorb more sound to give you the best results. Here Noico is superior to its competitor. That doesn’t mean Dynamat is not a good sound dampener.
Noico is a clear winner here.
Effectiveness and Reliability
Dynamat was established in 1989, and since then, it has become an industry standard. It has a significant market share with its wide range of products. If Dynamat weren’t a reliable sound deadener, it wouldn’t have survived in the industry for such a long time.
Dynamat is a heat-resistant sound dampener. So, if you live in an area where the temperature can go up to 100 Fahrenheit, it is the sound dampener you should buy. Many sound dampeners are not proper heat resistors and will start to melt in hot regions.
Noico has very positive reviews from its users. It has gained market share in a short time, which is the testament to its reliability. I haven’t used the Noico sound deadener in my car due to it being not resistant to heat.
Noico is an asphalt-based sound dampener mat. In areas with extreme temperatures, it will melt and leave an unpleasant smell in your car. But if you live in a cold region where the heat doesn’t cross 90 Fahrenheit Noico is the right choice.
In terms of reliability and effectiveness, both are great products. But depending upon where you live Noico may not be the best choice.
It a sort of tie between both if the temperature is not considered.
Ease of Installation
Dynamat seems a bit harder to install if you don’t have any prior experience of DIY soundproofing. But in reality, it is quite easy, especially with a lot of tutorials available on YouTube. One such video is embedded below.
If you still face difficulties installing it, you will need to hire a professional for the job.
Noico, on the other hand, is beginner-friendly. Most of the people will be able to install it themselves without help on any video or professional.
Even though both are easy to install, but Noico is much easier to install than the Dynamat as it doesn’t require any additional tutorials or special tools for installation.
Noico is a clear winner in this round.
Sound deadeners are expensive, and Dynamat is no exception. It will cost you around $2-5 per square feet, depending on the seller. For the price, you do get a high-quality material which not only deadens the noise but is heat and water-resistant too.
If you don’t have the budget for Dynamat, then Noico is the one for you. It cost around $1-2 per sq. Ft, which is roughly half the price of Dynamat. It also does a better job at sound insulation.
Noico is a winner when it comes to pricing. You will be spending less for a better sound deadener.
Both Dynamat and Noico are good soundproofing materials. But if you are on a budget and live in a colder region, then Noico is the best choice.
But if you live in a place where temperatures go as high as 110 Fahrenheit Dynamat will be the one to withstand such high heat.
You can also check out my comparison between SoundSkins and Dynamat and Hushmat vs Dynamat if you want an alternative.