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post #1891 of 1893
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Originally Posted by StanD View Post
 

That's got to be insanely loud at 3 O'Clock and I like loud. The HE-560'sand HE-500's are similar in sensitivity and I know how loud my HE-500's would be at 3 O'Clock on the A2 at high gain. And I thought that I had titanium eardrums. :eek: 


I am trying to listen less loud, but sadly I have conditioned my acoustic brain to find quieter headphone listening as uninvolving and I reach for that volume knob. Recently with my speaker rig I have become far more able to listen quietly and enjoy the experience so hopefully I can do the same with headphones. I have recently been doing online hearing tests and it seems that my hearing is still quite good with a slight dip in the 4K frequency. I won't deny that I am surprised as I have spent many years being unkind to my ears (so many loud concerts). Now that I am aging I need to really take care of my hearing.

post #1892 of 1893
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Originally Posted by Sonic Defender View Post
 


I am trying to listen less loud, but sadly I have conditioned my acoustic brain to find quieter headphone listening as uninvolving and I reach for that volume knob. Recently with my speaker rig I have become far more able to listen quietly and enjoy the experience so hopefully I can do the same with headphones. I have recently been doing online hearing tests and it seems that my hearing is still quite good with a slight dip in the 4K frequency. I won't deny that I am surprised as I have spent many years being unkind to my ears (so many loud concerts). Now that I am aging I need to really take care of my hearing.

I used to listen at 2 O'Clock, fear kept me away from 3 O'Clock, with HE-500s and now don't feel the need to go over 11 O'Clock. It can be done. As a crutch I tend to EQ up the extended + sub bass, There's nothing like feeling the bass on stage.


Edited by StanD - 7/20/14 at 6:53am
post #1893 of 1893

Just finished a short listening session (actually almost all of my listening is short in duration which is probably good). My recent comfortable volumes: Tool - Jambi - 1 o'clock, Fleetwood Mac - Tusk - full volume (a little too quiet, but still good), Steely Dan - Two Against Nature - a little between 1 and 2 o'clock. There is hope that I can move downward, but I will have to do it slowly as years of bad listening habits won't change over-night. Man are the 560s an interesting head phone!

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