The other thing is I live in an area, only for another year hopefully, that I don't want to advertise that I instruments.
Tenor sax makes too much noise, so does the Alto, even with the Sax mute from Best Brass (http://www.morizono.co.jp/BEST BRASS e-Sax.htm
). Uncomfortable, hot and the pickup mic is crap.
I have even tried Saxmute (http://www.saxmute.com/saxmute_reduce_noise_saxophone_clarinet.html
) for my saxophones and clarinet.
Basically the mutes are BS.
The flute is kind of ok (there is no mute for that anyway) but getting some of the high notes requires a bit more air and I don't have the control yet.
The whisper room is about $5K, but at least I will be able to practise in peace and not upset anyone.
Have you done your theory exams?