Okay, so I was stupid one day and used Audacity to bassboost all my rap songs, because I loved the feel of strong bass.
I had the notion that no matter how loud the bass I played, I will be fine (I thought it was treble that causes hearing loss).
Well, I maxed the volume and listened to 1 hr of heavily bassboosted songs with the XB800. Every day, for 1-2 weeks.
Now, having decided to give my un-bassboosted music a listen, I discovered that I could barely make out the bass in the songs. What would have been a loud booming bass note sounds like a weak "thud."
Overall, I don't feel like my hearing on the rest of the spectrum has been damaged. Treble and midrange hearing is fine.
I am quite afraid that I will never be able to enjoy rap music anymore.
Is this permanent? What can I do to help my ears heal, if they are going to?