I recently bought a Sony headphone which has "bass boost", and I really love it. I love it so much that I increased the bass (low frequencies) on every device I use it on, with like 7db and decreased the overall gain (even on windows I use a system wide equalizer). Which means I'm not really listening to loud music, I don't hear any distortion, and the bass has this really nice humming.
But I heard this is harmful, mainly for the headphone, it will break faster, and it also might damage hearing. Are these true? Should I stop, or I don't really have to worry about it as long as the overall volume is not too big?
These are the settings I use on the windows eq
Preamp: -5 dB Filter 1: ON PK Fc 20,0 Hz Gain 7,0 dB Q 1,00 Filter 2: ON PK Fc 45,0 Hz Gain 5,0 dB Q 1,00