Originally Posted by xkonfuzed
Measured it well this time, got a good seal and a quiet environment. I actually pressed the cushions against each other so it becomes more realistic. I'm using the Beyer DT880's btw. I'm averaging 65-70db, that's still safe, right?
That's fine. It depends a bit on personal hearing, but the general rule is that you won't do permanent damage at anything much below 90db - although I know some people with hyper-sensitive hearing for whom the pain threshold is much lower, I don't know if that equates to a lower damage threshold. Certainly I think anything below 80db carries no real risk. I myself listen at about 70db normally, and as much as 75 or possibly 80 if I want a brief bit of power and excitement. My hearing is mildly damaged, but that's from power tools