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post #7516 of 11259
Actually, spending 30+ dollars makes sense to me on an iem. You would not normally spend less than 50$ for cans, but for the same amount of $ iems perform much better in this range. Once you go 100+ though then it starts to make more sense to get cans rather than iems. I probably wouldnt have bought the xb90ex if they were retail
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post #7517 of 11259
^ its basically the same argument for speakers vs headphones scaled down. Except they compete for the same type of sound... Speakers and headphones are extraordinarily different when it comes to that.
post #7518 of 11259
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Originally Posted by myap2328 View Post

As I have mentioned on the 846 thread, IEMs vs full size depends on your needs and presentation preferences. TBH, I agree with those who say that open vs closed and iem vs fullsize is not fair

 

Agreed. 

post #7519 of 11259
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Originally Posted by xkonfuzed View Post
 

 

I'm glad im not the only one where who absolutely hates iem's.

 

 

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Originally Posted by manbear View Post

I can understand why people like iems for practical reasons, but I've never forked over the cash for a nice one because they don't seem durable enough. And earwax is gross. My nuforce ne-700 do pretty well for gym duty though. The bass is thick and heavy. But not exactly hifi.

even for the gym I want something like a Koss Porta Pro, and HELL I used to POWER WALK in my XB700... they got sweatier than hell but they where good cans! Ooh I bet my DT 990 would make an EPIC powerwalking can! [it's much gentler than running, so no worry about headphones flying around, but it's HELL [hell as in FEEL THE BURN] on your body... best of both worlds :D] 

 

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Originally Posted by xkonfuzed View Post
 

 

I feel like the size of iem's doesn't justify their prices (although there are cheap ones). I mean, i wouldn't pay more than $30 for an iem's. It just doesn't feel right paying $100+ on something that small xD I don't know, just the way i think. 

 

Plus, its much safer to with full sized cans because they're better for your long term hearing. 

 

THAT x1000000000000000000. yea screw iems they ruin your hearing. [Faster than headphones xD] 

post #7520 of 11259

How?

post #7521 of 11259
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Originally Posted by White Lotus View Post
 

How?

I suppose the thinking is that there is more room for air and sound to escape through an earcup than an object sealed in your ear canal, but IMO it is about listening levels.

post #7522 of 11259

I think cans would damage hearing more than an iem would.

post #7523 of 11259
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Originally Posted by quisxx View Post

I think cans would damage hearing more than an iem would.

Once again, it depends. Way too many factors such as environment noise, your personal volume preference, how well is the isolation, etc.
post #7524 of 11259
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Originally Posted by quisxx View Post

I think cans would damage hearing more than an iem would.
Not necessarily. IEM's sit very close to your ear drums. Besides, if you listen to headphones at reasonable volumes, you're safe.
post #7525 of 11259
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Originally Posted by quisxx View Post
 

I think cans would damage hearing more than an iem would.

 

How so... there is a Driver milimeters from your ears compared to Inches? 

 

Iems are IN ear Monitors, inside your ears 

post #7526 of 11259

AFAIK noise induced hearing loss occurs as a function of volume and duration on sound waves at the ear drum, irrespective of the source or distance from the ear. Cans are played at a louder volume, but IEMs are closer to the ear. with volumes matched for sound pressure levels at the tympanic membrane, both should be perceived as equal volume and provide equal potential for hearing loss.

 

Listen at reasonable volumes (<80db), or limit the duration of listening accordingly if >80db. 

 

Be kind to your ears. Take it from me, tinnitus really sucks:(

post #7527 of 11259
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Originally Posted by In Over My Head View Post
 

AFAIK noise induced hearing loss occurs as a function of volume and duration on sound waves at the ear drum, irrespective of the source or distance from the ear. Cans are played at a louder volume, but IEMs are closer to the ear. with volumes matched for sound pressure levels at the tympanic membrane, both should be perceived as equal volume and provide equal potential for hearing loss.

 

Listen at reasonable volumes (<80db), or limit the duration of listening accordingly if >80db. 

 

Be kind to your ears. Take it from me, tinnitus really sucks:(

Isn't hearing loss more of an issue for the treble club?  To my knowledge, no headphone or IEM produces enough bass pressure to blow out your eardrum.

post #7528 of 11259
Yes but over time the air pressure acting on your eardrum will cause some hearing loss over time, but not nearly as fast as treble, as the hairs that respond to higher frequencies tend to die out first.
post #7529 of 11259

Bass could potentially be more dangerous though, because it's impossible for bass to hurt your ears or cause discomfort, no matter how loud it is. Hence it could be damaging your hearing without you realizing it. At least with treble it's painful if there's too much, so you know to turn it down.

post #7530 of 11259
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Originally Posted by blueangel2323 View Post
 

Bass could potentially be more dangerous though, because it's impossible for bass to hurt your ears or cause discomfort, no matter how loud it is. Hence it could be damaging your hearing without you realizing it. At least with treble it's painful if there's too much, so you know to turn it down.

 

No actually it does cause discomfort. I get Bass Head Aches from too much fat bass 

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