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Offline TimbaLand

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What's your listening volume
« on: January 10, 2018, 10:56:21 PM »
On a few occasions I took out my phone to measure how loud the music or movie is and to my shock most times I'm between 85 and 95 decibels which is very high. What makes it t easy to get there without noticing is how it doesn't sound loud and we are able to converse easily despite the high volume.

How loud do you listen?
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Re: What's your listening volume
« Reply #1 on: January 10, 2018, 11:03:13 PM »
Quieter than many it would seem based on what I've heard around the traps.
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Re: What's your listening volume
« Reply #2 on: January 10, 2018, 11:34:58 PM »
Lifelike levels mostly .. some stuff louder
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Re: What's your listening volume
« Reply #3 on: January 11, 2018, 12:19:18 AM »
Guilty... easy to reach 96 without soeaker sounding shrill and sharp...

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Re: What's your listening volume
« Reply #4 on: January 11, 2018, 05:12:13 AM »
On a few occasions I took out my phone to measure how loud the music or movie is and to my shock most times I'm between 85 and 95 decibels which is very high.

What makes it t easy to get there without noticing is how it doesn't sound loud and we are able to converse easily despite the high volume.


The quality of the system. Just like you don't realise/feel how fast you are in a good car.

How loud do you listen?
Never measured, but the ability to converse while music plays is my guide. Anyway, for me, soft or loud makes no significant difference. I still enjoy my music. 

Depending on what it is I am listening to, I crank if busy around the house, not seated.

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Re: What's your listening volume
« Reply #5 on: January 11, 2018, 06:23:14 AM »
Mostly at just above conversational levels. I like music to relax me, can't relax if it is too loud.

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Re: What's your listening volume
« Reply #6 on: January 11, 2018, 07:24:50 AM »
Depends on what I'm listening to.

Classical or Opera - slightly louder than conversational level - normally fed from open plan lounge into the kitchen when cooking.

Blues Rock or Metal - as loud as possible. Intolerably loud for most other people that are in the lounge or adjacent areas.

I'll download an SPL App & check next time :).
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Re: What's your listening volume
« Reply #7 on: January 11, 2018, 07:29:41 AM »


But the best real fast cars make you feel the road ... else itís very dangerous
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Re: What's your listening volume
« Reply #8 on: January 11, 2018, 07:36:29 AM »
I think SPL donít bother me .. guess it varies on mood , time music etc .. but never very loud(or at least not for long) when Iím alone ..

Just enough to overpower any other sounds .. real loud is always with pro gear at parties then we only care about the boom tss..

Suppose I also have to measure to see cause I donít have a cooking clue what ďloudĒ means .. and with flea power I guess it implies not too loud


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Re: What's your listening volume
« Reply #9 on: January 11, 2018, 08:12:36 AM »
Loud enough so that someone next to me stops chattering.  I hate it when people come around, ask to listen and then start talking as you start the music.  As if the 3 minute gap between tracks will cause their brains to forget everything they mean to say
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Re: What's your listening volume
« Reply #10 on: January 11, 2018, 08:32:55 AM »
 Between 80-90db anything beyond this and the room starts to take over making everything a bit glaring..

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Re: What's your listening volume
« Reply #11 on: January 11, 2018, 08:43:51 AM »
Is there any specific spl app to download or will any do? I would love to measure this.

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Re: What's your listening volume
« Reply #12 on: January 11, 2018, 09:12:00 AM »
I like my sound to be engaging so generally on the louder side of things.
Music usually starts 85 and movies peak with special affects (explosions etc..) 100+ with peaks being more on the bass side of things.

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What's your listening volume
« Reply #13 on: January 11, 2018, 09:16:01 AM »
Is there any specific spl app to download or will any do? I would love to measure this.
Interesting maybe all should use the same app to compare apples to apples ...

So what shall it be ?
Oh freeware version pls .. not paying for 
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Re: What's your listening volume
« Reply #14 on: January 11, 2018, 09:44:37 AM »
I honestly can't believe that this topic is even being discussed. WTF does it matter what some SPL reading on some app shows. Music is supposed to be a simple pleasure. It can bring you joy, relax you, lift your mood, inspire you, remind you of specific memories (some good, some not so much).
For each person the volume level will be dictated by various factors including whether you are in a flat or a house, how close the neighbours are, whether you live alone or share your space, the quality of your setup and for some, the state of their hearing ability.
.It's all about the Music.