If you held a SoundPly acoustical sample to one ear, and any other microperforated sample up to the other, you’d immediately notice SoundPly’s superior sound absorption. No one who has tried that has ever asked this question.
Even if you don’t have the two samples to compare, the difference is still profound. Everything from the acoustic performance, the simple and straightforward installation, the immense structural stability, and longevity of the panel is superior in every way.
Aesthetically, acoustic wood panels may look similar, but below the surface is where SoundPly remains unmatched. It’s like assuming high and low quality speakers perform the same because the speaker grills look similar.