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Is listening to bright speakers or IEMs bad for your ears?

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If you find a certain IEM bright but continue to listen to it, is it bad for your ears? When I first got the Sony MDR-NC22, they were EXTREMELY bright. They would make me cringe. However, I continued to use them because they were the only set I had. Over time, the brightness sorta died-out and they started to sound "normal." I am pretty sure it was not because of break-in but because my ears adjusted to them. Why? Because my home theater speakers are also quite bright and stopped finding them bright too.

 

If my ears adjusted to the brightness, does this mean I have lost some high-frequency hearing? Will I ever get it back?

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Base from what I know, Bright sound cannot damage your ears.

Only loud volume can damage your ears .

I think your ears can adjust to sound signature or your gears are burned-in so they sound better.

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