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post #16 of 21
I don't have a db meter, so I don't know the volume I'm listening to it at. I find there is definitely a volume that you go past where the sound sort of opens up.
post #17 of 21
I never owned a pair of headphones that needed to play at a certain loudness to sound at their fullest and best.
Listening at low levels doesn't decrease the sound quality in any way.
My Denons and my Audio Technicas sound just as dynamic and lush at low volume levels.

But some music and certain moods just require louder volume levels to satisfy my pleasures.
post #18 of 21
I usually find my listening volume by testing it.

I start at a certain volume level, and after every song I turn it a bit down, till i really cant enjoy it anymore. I amazed myself when I turned the volume up to the level I started, its quite loud! You really have to get used to lower listening volume.
post #19 of 21
Miloxo, I couldnt agree more. We are witnessing the arrival of a generation of kids having their hearing permanently damaged by IEMs cranked to the max. You dont have to be legally deaf for hearing damage to impact your life - ask anyone who has industrial deafness. Tinnitus is real, but we all have a choice - mine is to crank the volume back as often as possible.
post #20 of 21
125 dB
post #21 of 21
Yes, at the point where all frequencies are balanced. On my home amp, that's about 9. On my portable, that's about 12.
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