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#1
I just started to wonder what volume would actually hurt your ears and thought maybe I could make a better thread by asking you guys what you listen to your music at.

I listen at about 80% on my iPod, but it changes based on the song. For Guns N Roses it's like 80% and for Black Label Society or something new like that it's around 60%.
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#4
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it depends how much noise is around me.

the bar is at least 50% full though.

This.
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#5
i turn it up to 11!

on my ipod it depends...
if im sleeping to music its lowest it can be
otherwise its about halfway
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#6
Depends. If I'm drunk, the volume is at ten, always. But for the most part, I have it at about a medium level, Enough to where I can feel enveloped by the sound but not cause any hearing damage. I really don't see why people mindlessly blast their music full volume everyday.
#7
On my computer, the Speaker volume is about halfway, the computer volume is at 78/100, and the iTunes volume is at about 2/3. I vary which one I raise/lower whenever I'm told to turn it down.
#8
usually, whatever i'm using to listen to music is turned all the way up, for the reason that i'm going deaf from music and otherwise it would be tough for me to hear it.
#9
PC speakers are at like 10% when people are home, like 30% when I'm blasting it.

Ipod is usually 25-50%.
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#10
That question can't really be simply answered. All MP3/CD players have different volume levels, CD's are recorded at different volumes, acoustic songs will generally be softer than electric songs, etc.

The only three answers anyone can really give are:

-Loud

-Moderate

-Soft
mmmmmmhmmm

That's exactly what I've been trying to say.

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#12
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usually, whatever i'm using to listen to music is turned all the way up, for the reason that i'm going deaf from music and otherwise it would be tough for me to hear it.


I'm afraid that this is the problem with me . Well I can still hear it well when it's not at 80%, but I don't feel as engaged. Is it bad that when I listen to Purple Haze on my iPod everyone else in the car starts clapping they're hand to the beat? That too loud ?
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#13
Oh, also, my iPod is at about 50% unless I'm listening to Kezia. For some reason that album has a really high volume setting in my iPod, so I listen to it at about 20-25% volume.
#14
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#18
I listen to my iPod 100%...I'm not proud of this tho cuz now any lower is too low to hear and my hearing isnt that great but I love to be surrounded and enveloped by the music
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#19
When I'm in my car, I listen to it loudy. Here's why:

I drive a Cadillac CTS...it's my mother's....but I don't tell people that. I listen to sort of club music (from CD's my brother has) because I like my image of pulling up on a date with CTS, club music, going 60 in a 35. Call me arrogant (I'll admit i, I'm VERY arrogant and show-offy) but my car bascally says "Sugardaddy here!", and it's amazing how much better anyone can look drving a CTS.

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#20
Ipod: 60%

Speaker system (two 2 foot speakers, two 6 inch speakers, one 1 foot bass) in my room: computer and itunes at 100%, speakers at 25%

Amp (Kustom HV30w): ~3/10
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#21
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That too loud ?


If it's too loud, you're too old.
mmmmmmhmmm

That's exactly what I've been trying to say.

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#22
Because of ear problems as a child, I physically cannot listen to loud music.

Say all music was arranged on a guitar amp, 1 being so silent you can barely hear it, and 10 being thrash-concert level blasting.

At 3, I loose my sense of balance. I become unable to walk, and barely able to stand.

At 4.5, I break into a freezing cold sweat.

At 6, I start to tremble.

At 6.5, I get nauseous and throw up.

At 7, my hearing begins to go, all I hear is a faint buzzing.

At 8, I get tunnel vision.

At 9, I shut down. I lose the ability to make a coherent thought, and can only sit and stare until the sound goes away. I stay conscious.

At 10, I pass out completely.

So safe to say, my iPod has never been up past 1/4.
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When I'm in my car, I listen to it loudy. Here's why:

I drive a Cadillac CTS...it's my mother's....but I don't tell people that. I listen to sort of club music (from CD's my brother has) because I like my image of pulling up on a date with CTS, club music, going 60 in a 35. Call me arrogant (I'll admit i, I'm VERY arrogant and show-offy) but my car bascally says "Sugardaddy here!", and it's amazing how much better anyone can look drving a CTS.

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Almost kinda makes up for having no life, eh Madcap
#24
At work I have my iPod a little less than a quarter of the way, both because it's quiet enough there that that's all I need and because I want people to be able to get my attention of need be. When I go running, I have it around seventy percent.
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Almost kinda makes up for having no life, eh Madcap
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#27
Way too loud. My iPod is usually at about 75% with over-ear headphones, and my (stock) car stereo is at about half when I my iPod plugged in. I'll have it even louder when I'm listening to classical or other music that's not mastered loud.
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#28
well ive got a music career ahead of me, so i dont want to be deaf now, so i usually listen at 60% on my ipod, and speakers are like 30%
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#29
I'll probably be wearing headphones or ear plugs when I'm on stage with louder amps. So far I haven't played huge venues and that precaution hasn't been necessary yet.
mmmmmmhmmm

That's exactly what I've been trying to say.

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#30
15% when I'm falling asleep
55% when it's chill music
75% normal
90% when it's a really good fast paced song
#32
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I listen to my iPod 100%...I'm not proud of this tho cuz now any lower is too low to hear and my hearing isnt that great but I love to be surrounded and enveloped by the music

Buy headphones with noise cancellation, so background noise doesn't interfere. The money is worth not being deaf.
#33
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Because of ear problems as a child, I physically cannot listen to loud music.

Say all music was arranged on a guitar amp, 1 being so silent you can barely hear it, and 10 being thrash-concert level blasting.

At 3, I loose my sense of balance. I become unable to walk, and barely able to stand.

At 4.5, I break into a freezing cold sweat.

At 6, I start to tremble.

At 6.5, I get nauseous and throw up.

At 7, my hearing begins to go, all I hear is a faint buzzing.

At 8, I get tunnel vision.

At 9, I shut down. I lose the ability to make a coherent thought, and can only sit and stare until the sound goes away. I stay conscious.

At 10, I pass out completely.

So safe to say, my iPod has never been up past 1/4.


What condition is that?
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#36
my ipod is at 100%. my amp is usually high but not too high. My stereo is a quarter way, because it is pretty loud. I have bad hearing too, like i need stuff repeated to me so I can get things done because I may not hear it the first time.
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#38
Driving as loud as it will go... because nothing says "Hi old lady i will never see again in the car beside me!" like I CUM BLOOD!
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#39
Quietly, generally. My computer volume is at 50%, with the speaker volume at about 40%.. so generally loud enough to hear without annoying anyone else in the house.

I don't own an MP3 player, I believe they are killing our creativity and imagination.
#40
I usually listen to mine pretty soft.

Lowest it can be when I'm falling asleep to it, and just a little more than enough to hear it normally. Sometimes I'll crank it, but not a lot. Or loud enough to drown out whatever it is that I'm trying to drown out.

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Driving as loud as it will go... because nothing says "Hi old lady i will never see again in the car beside me!" like I CUM BLOOD!

Also, this. Usually if I'm in a good mood, I'll blare my music when I'm driving. Once you've seen them in concert, it's just not the same listening to it quietly...
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