are in-ear earphones bad for your ear in the long run?

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  1. nish81

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    you know the type of earphones that stick right into your inner ear canal. i hear they're good because they block out sound so you dont have to put the volume as high. but since the speakers are that much closer to your eardrums, wouldn't they be bad for your hearing in the long run?

    hope this is the right forum btw, thanks for any help :x:
     
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    I really don't know thats a good question. I know its easy to get the volume too high on earbuds and headphones in general. Hopefully somebody that knows more about it will chime in.
     
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    Most likely, in-ear headphones are just as bad as any headphone.

    It's truly up to the user's ears/discretion/restraint...

    like you said; they don't require that much volume
    This is true.


    user error ftw... or ftl :rofl::hs:



    edit: Holy wow, lurk more than me! :rofl::bigthumb:
     
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    :rofl:



    so in-ear earphones aren't necessarily -worse- than normal earbuds?
     
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    Not unless you turn them up too loud. I suppose you're worried about the 'bass' affecting your eardrum too?
     
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    No, i thought the bass was just because of the noise isolation, which means one can actually hear the bass. I was more concerned about the higher frequencies, which i hear dissipate in the air between speakers and your ears; but in earphones theres not enough room for these to be absorbed: i was thinking the same problem might be present with in-ear earphones to a greater extent.
     
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    lmao im working on the post count haha. Buddy showed me the site in 05 and i forgot about it till like 2 weeks ago haha.
     
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    Good headphones do little; it's up to the user to keep from increasing the volume too much.

    It's cool bro :bigthumb:
     
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    i'd only be worried using them while working out

    blood drains from your head and you turn them up louder to compensate

    otherwise, keep listenin brother :bigthumb:
     
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    In-ear headphones aren't recommended for working out, too.
     
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    thanks for the help guys, ill keep enjoying my in-ear earphones with the volume at a good amount. unless im working out that is :o
     
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    any sound that you listen to loudly is bad for your hearing. Like anything else, if you don't get carried away you'll be alright.
     
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    Why is that? I like going jogging with mind because they cancel out all outside noise.
     
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    I can hear the cord moving about from my [in-ear] headphones.
    And, running around causes them to fall out of position.




    That's why I'm looking for a good set of bluetooth headphones/headset...
     
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    you dont realize you're blaring them.. thats why theres volume limits you can set on ipods/whatever
     

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