Imagine this situation: Three rooms in a row, each one connected by a door to the next one. Room 1 has something that makes a loud noise, e.g. a washing machine. I’m standing in room 3 listening. In one situation, the door between rooms 1 and 2 is closed, while the door between 2 and 3 is open. The other situation it’s the other way round.
Does it make a difference which door is open for the volume of the sound I’m hearing? Why (not)?