How much do you crank up the volume when listening?

Discussion in 'Music' started by Andrew, Feb 7, 2018.

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How loud do you listen to music?

  1. < 50dB SPL

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  2. 50 - 60dB SPL

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  3. 60 - 70dB SPL

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  4. 70 - 80dB SPL

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  5. 80 - 90dB SPL

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  6. 90 - 100dB SPL

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  7. 100 - 110dB SPL

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  8. > 110dB SPL

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  1. Andrew

    Andrew AudioSEX Maestro Staff Member

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    Ahoy Audiosexers,
    this time I will keep it short and simple. How loud do you listen to music? Is there a difference in levels in casual listening and producing for you?
     
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  3. Seedz

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    Producing mostly around 73 dB SPL at my ears, I periodically check with a meter, obviously I listen both louder and quieter for various checks but only for short durations.

    Casual listening usually a touch louder, never bothered to measure it, just whatever suits the mood/music/situ.
     
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  4. mercurysoto

    mercurysoto Audiosexual

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    I have my audio interface and speakers calibrated to play back at a little over 80dB (supposedly 83, but an iPhone app is not to be trusted with my soul) with the meters showing -18dB. It's the same ballistics as my digital console. I listen to music at that level all the time. It's loud enough for music to cut through in a conversation with someone else in the room, but not rattling loud. No good reason for that. Im just used to it. When mixing, I lower the volume to -24db for the most of it.
     
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    I keep it low usually, real low... but when mixing for picture, I calibrate .... but generally lower volumes yield not only better sonic results for me, but I have far less fatigue...
     
  6. Low, between 65 to 75 and not for very long when mixing as I have neighbors that I feel need not be subjected to an onslaught of dBs. I will put on headphones for the most part and check it out with the monitors for that small time. I have come to know my cans very well and so translation is dandy. I hardly ever listen loudly at home but will turn it up when driving by myself. If I was working again would have a space to turn it up, but no more. I also never really turn up my guitar amps for the same reasons. I sometimes sing louder than my monitors are putting out when listening back, LOL.
     
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    Andrew AudioSEX Maestro Staff Member

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    Pretty much same here. 70dB tops when producing and usually 64dB when just listening. When it's really quiet I take the volume even to 50dB and below
     
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