Sound Waves and Acoustics

Why Does Singing Sound Better In the Shower?

Unfortunately, one cannot tell if there is one specific reason for this. For some people, it is that they are more relaxed. When you are tense, your vocal cords are tense, too. The result of this tension is a noise that barely resembles singing. In the shower, you are relaxed, though. For other people, the acoustics of the shower resemble better noises.  In a small, contained space, like a shower, the sound waves bounce of the walls and come back to your ears. This can create an echo, also masking your voice. The last factor in how well your singing sounds in the shower is the water. The water is creating white noise, which produces a "flat-tone". This can compliment your voice. Also, the water can get in your ears, scrambling the sound waves.