I was playing on Friday with our club coach, she was trying out a racquet her boyfriend had just bought. She hit a shot, and I could tell straight away that she liked the racquet, and she immediately said "I like this racquet, it sounds great, I will have to get him to give me it". I just bought a new racquet myself, and I had it strung with Yonex BG68ti, because I liked the feel of that string when I used it before. But I notice that the characteristic of this string that gets the most prominent mention on the packaging is its sound! Being a fiddle player I am very interested in the sound properties of violin strings: but why should the sound of badminton racquet strings matter?