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post #46 of 57

There's also a volume cap on many DAPs (Sonys, iPods, etc) sold within the European Union.

post #47 of 57
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Originally Posted by music_4321 View Post

There's also a volume cap on many DAPs (Sonys, iPods, etc) sold within the European Union.


That is true...  However, the limitation is done through software and not hardware.  If you really wanted to, you can find a way in to change that :p  It can already be done on iPods and iPhones that are jailbroken.  For all others, get a nice hacker to break into the software and change the values :)  It's all legal, you have a right to your hardware. 

post #48 of 57

A bit off-topic but I was wondering if anyone knows the best way to judge how loud you're listening to music? I use HD25s along with my phone, and usually its around 8~12 bars out of 16, but I have no idea how loud it is exactly. My phone's an EnV Touch though, if anyone has experience with those. With my E11, I usually leave it at 11  bars on my phone and at 3~4 on my E11.

post #49 of 57
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Originally Posted by AyeVeeN View Post

A bit off-topic but I was wondering if anyone knows the best way to judge how loud you're listening to music? I use HD25s along with my phone, and usually its around 8~12 bars out of 16, but I have no idea how loud it is exactly. My phone's an EnV Touch though, if anyone has experience with those. With my E11, I usually leave it at 11  bars on my phone and at 3~4 on my E11.



This is for rough estimates:

 

0 dB is no sound :p since the human ear can sense it, otherwise it would be 1/64 the loudness of a normal conversation

10 dB is 1/32 the loudness of a normal conversation.

20 dB is 1/16 the loudness of a normal conversation

30 dB is 1/8 the loudness of a normal conversation

40 dB is 1/4 the loudness of a normal conversation

50 dB is half the loudness of a normal conversation

60 dB is for normal conversation levels using your inside voice :p

70 dB is twice that

80 dB is four times that

90 dB is 8 times that - Where damage begins

100 dB is 16 times that

110 dB is 32 times that - clubs and concerts are at this level.

120 dB is 64 times that and where pain begins.

...  Continues :p

 

Source: http://trace.wisc.edu/docs/2004-About-dB/ -- I hope the University of Wisconsin has credible data :p

post #50 of 57
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Originally Posted by tinyman392 View Post





This is for rough estimates:

 

0 dB is no sound :p since the human ear can sense it, otherwise it would be 1/64 the loudness of a normal conversation

10 dB is 1/32 the loudness of a normal conversation.

20 dB is 1/16 the loudness of a normal conversation

30 dB is 1/8 the loudness of a normal conversation

40 dB is 1/4 the loudness of a normal conversation

50 dB is half the loudness of a normal conversation

60 dB is for normal conversation levels using your inside voice :p

70 dB is twice that

80 dB is four times that

90 dB is 8 times that - Where damage begins

100 dB is 16 times that

110 dB is 32 times that - clubs and concerts are at this level.

120 dB is 64 times that and where pain begins.

...  Continues :p

 

Source: http://trace.wisc.edu/docs/2004-About-dB/ -- I hope the University of Wisconsin has credible data :p


 

The only thing is.. I don't know how to translate that to hearing music right in your head. But thanks for the info :). Will try to figure it out if no one posts any time soon.

post #51 of 57
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The only thing is.. I don't know how to translate that to hearing music right in your head. But thanks for the info :). Will try to figure it out if no one posts any time soon.



Do you know how loud a normal conversation with your friends is?  If you don't, go talk to a friend (physically) and see how loud that is.  Then make rough estimates on how many times louder the noise is on your headphones (1x = same level; 2x = double; etc).  This will translate into an approximation of dB.  Again, these are rough estimates. It takes a little getting used to, but you can get the hang of it... 

post #52 of 57

I work in a very noisy minning project, pumps, air compressors, huge trucks, big drilling machines... you name it. and I am always using those generic foam plugs, last month I ordered this etymonic plugs. they are OK and isolated a great deal more than the disposable foamies but the foams are more comfortable. also, sometimes i have to take them off with my hands dirty, and cant trow them away liek said foamies. so i am still looking for a better one.

 

if dirty hands and comfort werent an issue, the etys would be superb.


 

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Also ..............blahblahblahbahabljahblah..........


excuse me I just have to ask, how did they let you register with that name? is ofensive angry_face.gif

 


Edited by JamesMcProgger - 8/15/11 at 8:18pm
post #53 of 57

^Haha, what? It's not necessarily a derog term. What about a chink as defined as a narrow opening? Like, "a chink in his armour".

post #54 of 57
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Originally Posted by Eric_C View Post

^Haha, what? It's not necessarily a derog term. What about a chink as defined as a narrow opening? Like, "a chink in his armour".



http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chink

 

I dont think a weak point in an armor could be "psycho" lol.

post #55 of 57

-shrug- It's a forum nick. Logic doesn't really need to apply, no?

post #56 of 57

Sensaphonics has a device that allows accurate measurement of level, in dBA, in realtime, with IEMs inserted.

It's called the dB Check in-ear sound level analyzer.

 

http://www.sensaphonics.com/?p=351

 

Just one catch: It's only programmed for Sensaphonics earphones, and for Shure's current SE line.

 

 

 

 

 

post #57 of 57
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I am a mechanic and I JUST got my first custom earplugs (ordered some UM56's for the UM3X RC's while I was at it) Westone 47's I had to give the right side back to the audiologist while they make a new one better adjusted but here is the left;

DSC04999.JPG

TOTALLY worth it, I suggest that everyone has some custom plugs made, you won't regret it!

 



I ve got one UM56 (4years old now) for my Se530, sold it, sidegrade to Se535, sold again and upgrade to UM3xrc. But now the UM56 hole is now become to lose. Nozzle dont fit, stay in!

Have no choice now to order again! As u maybe know, UM56 is a ear canal mold, this pict  represent more a Full

Am either a mechanic (bikes)  Good luck with your UM.. custom mold!


Edited by Skullbox - 12/15/12 at 9:29pm
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