How loud do you listen to your headphones?
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Just bought a radioshack SPL meter. Found out that I usually listen below 70db. How loud do you listen to your headphones?
 
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How much do one of those meters cost? I'll pick one up today and post results if the thing isn't too expensive.
 
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the cheapest one i found at ratshack is $40. i really would like to know myself.
 
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Soundboy posted a reply to my WTB ad in the for sale forum, he said that some local radioshacks are having a sale on the old analog spl meters for ~$15. I couldn't find any at any of my local radioshacks. So went for a digital one, which is $50. There is a new analog one that goes for $40.

Quite convenient. Ever since I got my Grace 901 amp, I was really afraid of hearing damage with such a powerful amp. Now with this spl meter at hand, I don't have to anymore
(I will always check to make sure the sound is below 75db).
 
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I actually found that when the room is quiet, especially at night, I usually listen at ~65db.
 
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depends, i listen to stuff pretty loud. not retardedly loud, like high school kids loud, but about 85db id say. when im at home its low though, normally about 50-70db.

but the cicadas are out too, so right now its about 70, to drownd out there noise.
 
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Just tested mine. Around 70 decibels, with peaks of around 80 decibels.
 
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usually pretty low(10 o clock on pot), exept those damn cicadas make me go upwards of 12 on the same recordings.... stupid open senns
 
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Plenty loud - 85 to 95 dB max. But only for max. 1 -2 h a day, and not every day.

Greetings from Hannover!

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I used to think I went over 90...
Turns out I only going around 70. Eh... there goes my guess...
 
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Quote:

Originally Posted by ampgalore
Quite convenient. Ever since I got my Grace 901 amp, I was really afraid of hearing damage with such a powerful amp. Now with this spl meter at hand, I don't have to anymore
(I will always check to make sure the sound is below 75db).



You mind the transients, now. They might just surprise you.

BW
 
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HEY IM FROM ELLICOTT CITY FIGO!!

whoa, cicadas sucks.
 
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Anyone have a stock RME PAD, a pair of Senn HD650's, an SPL, and Foobar to determine how many dB's -36dBs with Foobar's volume control is with the RME volume at its max?
 
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On headphones, not very loud at all. In my car listening to the stereo, I like it loud! (not headphones in the car, mind you)
 
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