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Anyone know if ~70 dB is safe? That's where I'm at.
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There is already a volume limit in most of the EU anyway. They'd just be topping off the list with a few more countries.

And yes, 70 is fine.
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you can turn the limit off...


No, not this type of limit. This limit is set at the amplifier itself.
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meh nothing pisses me off more than sitting on a bus and hearing someone elses music from their headphones being on full blast. srsly they go loud enough
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Hmmmm....seems like now we are even incapable o turn down the volume when its too loud
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I live in Australia so :P


...But if this does go ahead...it won't be long till comes down here, but i personally don't think i have my ipod up too loud.
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Hmmmm....seems like now we are even incapable o turn down the volume when its too loud



But how does that give government the right to set a limit? I think if an idiot wants to blare his music so loud is ruins his ears then he should be allowed to as long s it doesn't damage anyone else's hearing.
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i think it makes sense, so long as it isnt too quite
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Im doing a media course and an Ipod can go to 90db. Concerts are around 120-140db, think how close that is.


Since I've turned everything to around 40db and its better, if it physically hurts your ears turn it down, plus listening lower doesn't wear out the ears, I noticed I start to hear things in songs I didn't before, random background noise or whatever.
#17
no different than working on an airport or going to an air show then, and thats only if you have the loudest player with the loudest headphones turned all the way up.

Most people leave theirs at around 70-80 dB. Thats not hurting anyone any more than would say, a football game (either kind), or hell, even high school
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Manufacturers are capping it themselves too. I got the 3G iPod when it first came out and it's a lot louder than the newer ones my friends have. After years of care I finally ****ed up the hard drive and now I'm back to my MiniDisc player, which is also lower in volume.
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However users could still switch that default off if they wanted to.


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Oh, well, looks like the EU limit will be different than the French limit.
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Manufacturers are capping it themselves too. I got the 3G iPod when it first came out and it's a lot louder than the newer ones my friends have. After years of care I finally ****ed up the hard drive and now I'm back to my MiniDisc player, which is also lower in volume.


This could have a lot to do with the strength of the internal amplifier, too. Newer mainstream players tend to overlook small components such as quality amplifiers.
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Im doing a media course and an Ipod can go to 90db. Concerts are around 120-140db, think how close that is.


Since I've turned everything to around 40db and its better, if it physically hurts your ears turn it down, plus listening lower doesn't wear out the ears, I noticed I start to hear things in songs I didn't before, random background noise or whatever.


Actually, most concerts rarely get louder than 120 Db, and that was in the old days. 110 is most common today. at 120 you began to feel actual physical pain, and 130 is ten times the volume of that. You see, human perception of volume is not linear. The decibel system is based on human perception of volume, not volume itself. Doubling the volume actually only gives you a three decibel increase, and you would have to double that to get another 3 decibel increase. because of this, 140 Db is actually about 50 times the energy as 90 Db. I would imagine that 140 Db can cause serious physical harm, not just to the ears. At around 180 you can actually kill someone.

I'm in an audio production class at my high school, in case your wondering how I know this.
#24
so the first point they make is urging manufacturers to advise users to lower the volume. do these people not read the packaging? one of the first things it says on the instructions is to keep it turned down...

i think its a good idea. you should never be able to hear someone elses mp3 players when youre standing more than a couple feet away from them. i know people tend to turn it up higher to block out other sound, so i suggest acquiring good noise-cancelling headphones. you know the ones, theyre sorta like earplugs and go into the ear canal. they work great, especially if you have a really good pair. on the negative side, people will still crank the volume up and using these types will cause you to experience hearing loss even quicker.
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No, not this type of limit. This limit is set at the amplifier itself.


"Kuneva said the new standards would see new players include a maximum sound level default at 80 decibels. However users could still switch that default off if they wanted to"

jesus christ people read the damn article. its not a bad idea anyway
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But how does that give government the right to set a limit? I think if an idiot wants to blare his music so loud is ruins his ears then he should be allowed to as long s it doesn't damage anyone else's hearing.



you know, sometimes, the government likes to look out for its people.

many people will turn the volume up all the way no matter what that level is, so i think this is a good idea
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#27
I've seen a bunch of people put their players at ridiculous volume levels (to be cool, or out of ignorance). Those people are going to have it difficult later in life. This is to help and, well, I approve. If you really wanna block out other sounds, just use those pluggy headphones.