I'm just listening to some MP3s with my Altoid + MX500s while waiting for an MD to finish recording off my 9000ES, and I tried playing around with Winamp's balance controls. Well this question has been with me for a while, but I'll ask it now. When listening with the balance centered, what seems to be a low volume, sounds low. But when I shift the balance all the way to one side or the other, it suddenly seems as if the sound is twice as loud. Which makes me think the centered sound is in reality too loud for my/our own good? So given that...should we actually be monitoring with just one ear to truly figure out how loud we're really listening at? Or is this just a perception thing that the sound is louder in one ear after a balance shift?
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12/9/01 at 6:51am