Originally Posted by cityfear
iem vs full-size headphone: which is more damaging to your ears?
I think that really depends...
IEM's are designed to block more ambient sound, therefore give a user the advantage in being able to drop the volume significantly w/out compromising the experience. I mean, after it's all said and done, IEM's are safer just because of the greater amount of isolation being provided from outside noise. Though, it's entirely up to the user in making the most out of what in fact is. Because, anyone in here could also turn this around and say that such and such is more dangerous depending on how such is being used; whether that be an IEM or headphone