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elizo

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If I want to know how many decibels an enviromental sound produce I just have to use a sound meter, but I don't know how to figure out how many decibels I hear with headphones at a certain volume set in my music player. Does anyone know how to do it?

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Hook the player up to a speaker and measure output. Or alternately, play back on your computer speaker and measure that. But I'd add at least 5-6dbs to that reading due to the headphones having more low end and being much closer to your eardrum.

Bottom line, anyone with H, I don't recommend headphones, Flip the volume in the wrong direction and you will be in trouble,
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fellfromthesun,

Thank you so much for your answer, it is very helpful for me.

I agree that headphones can be really dangerous. That's why I'm interesting in knowing the sound level that comes from them. I don't want it to exceed 85 dB, the threshold beyond which sound cause damage to the inner ear.


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