I listen to headphones all day long at work, and I rarely have it above 1/3 to 1/2 volume. However, everyone thinks I listen to loud volumes, just because I ignore them.
At home, it depends on who else is home, Vife, kidz, etc...
If it is just me, I listen at a low or moderate volume, unless it is something that I really want to crank up.
That is why listening at moderate levels is a good idea, so when you do crank it up, they are doing little damage.
I value my hearing, but I also enjoy listening to music.
If your ears 'hurt' after listening, then you are listening too loud, and may be permanently damaging your hearing.
Ask yourself, "Do I like music? Do I like being able to hear? Do I want to be able to hear in the future?"
If the answer is YES, then turn down the volume, until you can listen comfortably for hours at a time.
There is no need to blare music at high volumes all the time...Sometimes, here and there, is acceptable.
But if you don't want to be wearing hearing aids at 40, then turn it down. It won't diminish the music, the same music is there at all volumes.
Last edited by underminded999; 08-01-2014 at 11:09 AM.
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