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Whats your average db level for Music Listening

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.... mine's 65, at 70 im ok and by 75 db's I'm getting fatigued 

 

I've been using a some what shotty analog spl Meter app on my Android phone for a few years, the numbers r real small so I always eyeball the little Bar... anyways I got a Digital app finally and well there it is lol

 

and thankfully at 75 db's all of my bright as crap headphones [Modded D2k and W1000x] and HE 4 still sound pleasent in the treble

 

anyways 65 is my magic number how bout you guys? 

post #2 of 4

I really don't measure my levels in terms of db.  I prefer to gauge it in terms of 'how far will the knob turn'.

 

It's the only criteria I ever use.

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Originally Posted by rmiller511 View Post
 

I really don't measure my levels in terms of db.  I prefer to gauge it in terms of 'how far will the knob turn'.

 

It's the only criteria I ever use.

it's a good point of referance, as your knob is rather subjective, and the db apps for android are free [espically the new ones]

 

but when you review it's good to level match, and additioanlly you may want to report the db you tested at [I didn't but I might start doing it now] some gear/headphones sound a little differently depending on the volume 

post #4 of 4

Mid 70s peak for me. There's quite a few dbs difference between "peak" and "average" readings.

 

The better the gear, the higher you can go before it gets uncomfortable. But I stop at mid 70s most of the time because hearing damage is not reversible. At that level, it should be safe for hours of listening.

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