Is it possible to have 2 different headphones, both matched to 85db on an spl meter yet one appear louder than the other???
Confused? Me too lol (if your not then your the person I'm looking for lol)
I'll explain. I have a pair of sen HD555 and the new Bose AE2. I have been researching hearing loss and headphones and have found the magic 85db limit. So I got an spl meter for iPhone app to test them.
So I shoved my iPhone mic into the HD555 and formed a seal with my hand and turned up volume on iPod until the avg db reading was 85db, then I did the same with the AE2.
Now the HD555 sound louder at 85db than the AE2 do! Is that even possible? Have I measured wrong?
Also it has to be said, 85db is much louder than I thought it would be, and my typical listening volume ( assuming i have done it right) is 70-75db. Do you guys and gals find 85db quite loud too?
So that's a few questions,