I suppose that could be the lead-in for some kind of schlock thriller, where the aforesaid neighbours are found wrapped in latex cocoons. However, I didn’t get the headline from a trashy book but from the New Scientist website.
Apparently researchers have devised a way to deal with the way bass sounds to travel on and on. If the technology works and can be cheaply produced it could have lots of applications. For example, it would become a lot less expensive to set up a band practice area.