I agree with Hectichunter. My bow is loud - no dampening on it at all, not even whiskers as I'm trying to get as much speed as possible out of my Vixen. At first shot it feels & sounds pretty loud, but it doesn't take long to get use to it at all.
I've also shot the Scorpyd - it's very fast, smooth, and surprisingly quiet!
Personally, I'd really rather not own a compound. The Excaliburs are rugged and reliable - I won't ever have to worry about a twig caught in the cams when I'm out in the woods.
"I don’t know what the key to success is, but the key to failure is trying to please everyone."
Vixen, HHA Optimizer, Refield Revolution, Boo & VixenMaster strings, Munch Mount, Big John Custom Arrows