Producing with headphones, bad for the ears?

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  1. prettyherb

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    I know this might sound a bit ridiculous,

    but Is producing with headphones really worse for the ears than just listening music with it?

    A guy told me this. I started thinking about it, cannot really come up with a theory to say he's right or wrong...

    Any help?

    grtz
     
  2. _MILLA

    _MILLA Flamboyant muthafucka

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    maybe if your blasting tunes at stupid volumes headphones probs wnt be very good for your ears!
    but then again you could say the same about monitors...

    the sound is kinda concerntrated into your ears with headphones.. damaging your ears kinda makes sense.. fuck knos..

    any one else know? id acctually like to know the answa!
     
  3. groelle

    groelle Well-Known Member

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    mostly because youre making it loudeer when you think you dont hear enough - this gets worse over time and you end up with cranking up your headphones


    oh and mind the spikes. dont play around in synths with headphones on!!!!!!!

    basically put a limiter on the master so if you accidentally crush something and get a fucking LOUD noise, you dont blast your ears.

    dont think itll damage your hearing if you do it properly tho.
     
  4. cptunicorn

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    if you use in-ear headphones or iphone headphones
     
  5. Forau

    Forau CONCUSSION RECS

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    Earphones and headphones are 2 different things pal. =P

    Sorry, pet hate when people call earphones headphones.
     
  6. sam the dnb man

    sam the dnb man Variation

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    You can damage your ears yes.
    When listening to music the final mix has been mastered so that their are no irregular peaks. This means that the overall volume can be increased.

    I mainly use my HD25's for creating music when I'm at home as I don't have a decent set up as the acoustics in my room are bad so its hard for me to judge the lengths of drum tails or reverb times ect...
    Have them at a decent level though as they tend to accentuate the bass when listening at high levels which means you will overcompensate for this and your overall mix will lack in bass.
     
  7. Joey AdhD

    Joey AdhD sweaty scouser

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    I read in interview with Current Value yesterday. and he says he does all his production monitoring through head phones....

    and if anyones music is going to damage ya listeners its his.
     
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    It may damage your ears but his production is very very good.
     
  9. cptunicorn

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    ya. i oversaw it....wasnt a serious post anyway.