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If you keep under the safety limits in your listening levels and time exposed and take breaks from listening (I've heard 15 minutes break per 45 minutes of listening), then I think you should be safe. Notice that ear fatigue can lead to having to raise levels in order to get the same listening sensations. That's an alarm for that you should take a break. ...


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There's no inherent risk in prolonged use of headphones provided the volume is kept at reasonable levels (at least according to my otorhinolaryngologist). Aural isolation is not a problem, on the contrary, the protection from environmental noise provides a rest to the ears that can be beneficial. Another thing is the tiredness caused by intensive ...


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It's like a sports car that can go 300 mph, yet you'd never actually drive it that fast. Specs to impress and sell the product, rather than be practical. Also consider distance from the speaker — how close are you listening to it? Another possible interpretation here is that if you wear hearing protection, people further away could hear the music. This is ...


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You can easily deliver stereo-like effect on a mono channel by pan-pot, but then you'd face two major problems: The result is reasonable with non-rhythmic tracks, e.g., recording of talks, but it is quite poor when it comes to music, particularly when the music's beat is highly accented. You'd probably still need directionality in order for the brain to ...


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