Originally Posted by chaiyuta
My reason that asking about Windows PC is everyone has a nearly same Realtek DAC chip inside our mainboard so when you say 10 (for example), I can try myself with another earphones (with nearly same sensitivity as Campfred) and understand how much that is you say "loud".
Anyway I got the point that you said. It seems a typical sound level that everyone should be fine.
Now I have tried my CampFreds on my computer. It's a desktop that is around 10 years old (it works well for basic stuff like surfing the web and stuff like that so that's why I keep it). I almost never listen to music on it and the front headphone jack is broken, so I plugged the CampFreds in to the speakers I have got plugged in to the desktop. If I listen to music on the computer it's usually through the speakers. Anyway, I put the volume on the speakers to maximum volume and also on Music Monkey (the software I mainly use for arranging music on my DAPs, or listening to music). Then I adjusted the volume level on the volume icon on the status bar in Windows. At around 40% it started to sound uncomfortable. From 50% the soundstage collapsed and the sound became bright. A strange thing is that the actual volume did not increase from 50% on up. 100% was the same as 50%. It was not too loud for my ears but just uncomfortable to listen to. No earbuds would be worth listening to at this volume for me.
Anyway, this confused me, that the volume from 50% to 100% was the same...
I know that some people like to listen at a very high volume. Most earbuds keep their sound even at those high volumes. CampFred can appear to sort of "break up" at those very high volumes. Otherwise, at more normal listening volumes I find it to be wonderfully organic and analogue sounding.
One person who bought them usually listen at a high volume and he listed the CampFreds for sale very soon after the had received them. He then gave them another listen at a lower, or more medium, volume and then he really started to like them. Now they appear to have become his favorite earbuds.