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post #16 of 23

If you're worried about your health, the only responsible advice is you should go and see your doctor. Fiddling around with bits of cardboard and SPL meters will get you nowhere.
 

post #17 of 23
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Originally Posted by WizardOfOdds View Post

 

 

Remember that the decibel scale is a log scale.  Human voice is around 70 decibels. Over 110 decibels can be physically painful.

 

http://www.kodachrome.org/salt/sunderst.htm

 

i was under the impression human voice is around 60 db... nevermind. 110 db is just absurd, theres no way in hell i listen at such a volume, theres just no way.

 

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Originally Posted by Henry Flower View Post

Fiddling around with bits of cardboard and SPL meters will get you nowhere.
 


absolutly

post #18 of 23
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Originally Posted by thecourier View Post

 

I was kidding obviously tongue.gif

 

the K240 MKII are known to be bright and fatiguing headphones, thats probably a reason why you have pain? 


forgot i wanted to quote this one too... bright and fatiguing? are the dt770s known to be the same? iv been having problems with fatigue myself...

post #19 of 23
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Originally Posted by thecourier View Post

I was kidding obviously tongue.gif

the K240 MKII are known to be bright and fatiguing headphones, thats probably a reason why you have pain? 

The K240 MKII/Studio is one of the least bright and fatiguing headphones I've every heard. They're mid-centric and a little soft. After all, they're nicknamed "The Groovalizer". I can't imagine anyone finding them bright or fatiguing.
post #20 of 23
Thread Starter 
Yeah I really like the AKG k240 MKII, I've only had these for 8 days. Maybe I just haven't broken them in yet.
post #21 of 23
Thread Starter 
Actually I just realized something. I'm a college freshmen at college and I have a roommate in a medium size room for two people. He frequently skypes his girlfriend and I realized that his voice is usually louder than then the music I listen too. AKG K240 MKII are semi-open, so am I playing my music too quietly? I'm so confused????
post #22 of 23
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Originally Posted by Saleri View Post

Actually I just realized something. I'm a college freshmen at college and I have a roommate in a medium size room for two people. He frequently skypes his girlfriend and I realized that his voice is usually louder than then the music I listen too. AKG K240 MKII are semi-open, so am I playing my music too quietly? I'm so confused????

 

a good rule of thumb I read some time ago here on head-fi, is that if you are using open phones and can't hear the voice of somebody talking to you in a normal tone of voice, then you are listening at a dangerous volume. So you should be fine from the sound pressure (dB) POV. Still, pain is an excellent mechanism with which your body communicates with you. Don't ignore it!
 

post #23 of 23
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Okay thanks, does it make a difference that they are only semi-open?
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