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What volume level do you set your IEM to?

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I have a samsung galaxy phone and shure se425, and I keep the volume at 1 or 2 bars (meaning that from no volume, I only click the rocker volume one or two times maximum). I'm worried about hearing loss from IEMs so I don't blast them too loud. I'd be interested in knowing what volume level others use.


Edited by ag8908 - 2/7/14 at 10:20pm
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Depending on the source, and the IEM, I usually start around 50% of max. Through my laptop, 50% is about as high as I'd go. Maybe two clicks lower... Around 40% is comfortable.

Through my iPhone, iPod, or iPad, 50% sounds decent with my CX300s... But is too quiet with the RE-400s. The RE-400s need at least 60% volume to sound best, in my opinion.

It also depends on the file. Some more modern recordings are overly "loud" with the levels being pushed too high... So with those tracks I tend to lower the volume a click or two.
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