View Full Version : TURN IT DOWN!!! ... WHAT!?

Captain Fabio
April 18th, 2011, 3:04 AM
What is it about loud music?
I just thought of this as I was singing along to my music at near max loudness.

What is it about us that want us to play music at stupidly loud levels? Regardless of if it is metal, pop, dance, R&B, musicals and so on, we just love to have it loud. Maybe it has something to do with us surrounding ourselves with the music, enjoying every small to big instrument, hearing every note in the baseline, truly hearing that guitar solo, hearing a masterpiece at work.

So, why do you play your music loud, if you do? Why do you play it so loud? Is there any reason excect 'you like it that way'?


April 18th, 2011, 3:14 AM
I listen to a lot of Dubstep/DnB/Garage/HipHop etc all with pretty heavy basslines, I play it nice and loud to be consumed by the bass =D

April 18th, 2011, 3:38 AM
I like to play my music loud mainly because I hate quietness, when it's quiet I get scared :x So I'll just blast my music. lolol GLEE!

I answered all those questions in one statement, tee he.

Is there any reason you can put your finger on expect 'you like it that way'?

Did you mean, Except? :P

April 18th, 2011, 5:35 AM
I listen to music loudly for two reasons.

Firstly, some songs just sound better loud. Songs with really heavy basslines sound so much better when cranked way up so you can fully distinguish between he nuances of the bass.

Secondly, if I am in one of those moods where I just want to escape the noise and sounds of the city if I'm at uni or something, I turn it up to drown out all background noise.

Mr Cat Dog
April 18th, 2011, 8:49 AM
I'm in the minority in that I really don't like hearing or playing loud music. Maybe it's just hearing all the horror stories about what loud music can do to your hearing; maybe it's listening to music that I can hear ON OTHER PEOPLE'S HEADPHONES! and getting scared by said damage they're doing to their ears. Whatever it is, I always keep my music volume down: so much so that I occasionally take my headphones out to make sure I can't hear the music - that's when I know it's too loud!

April 18th, 2011, 9:03 AM
I listen to a lot of Dubstep/DnB/Garage/HipHop etc all with pretty heavy basslines, I play it nice and loud to be consumed by the bass =D


I'll crank it loud for bass-heavy songs such as dubstep or rap...but I'll generally keep it low to medium sound with music such as chillwave and generally anything that's relaxing and slow.

April 18th, 2011, 9:24 AM
I love having loud music in my ears. Especially when it comes to Lady Gaga, Ke$ha, or most hip-hop artists or rock bands. It breaks the long streak of silence. Though I've had some complaints of having too much loud music.

April 18th, 2011, 10:49 AM
Music is the input, desirable feeling is the output.
Increase of input correlates with increase of output.

It's just how our senses work, basically.

April 18th, 2011, 3:15 PM
I don't like it loud. Besides if it was loud my dad would kill me. But honestly I wouldn't have it loud if I could. if people are annoying me I turn it up.

April 18th, 2011, 6:31 PM
I loved listening to my music loudly. Like many other people, I'd listen loudly for hours, pretty much every day, through earphones. I sadly don't do this anymore as it caused a permanent ringing in my ear, this is called tinnitus and for most cases it's irreversible.

For those of you who love listening to music loudly through earphones or just in general, I caution you. It can happen to anyone, and I'd say especially people who love listening to Metal and Rock music. It can make your life a living hell, I know it does for me at times.

April 19th, 2011, 1:56 AM
I don't play my music loud, since it damages my ears, but I sometimes do it when I don't particularly feel like I should care about anything around me.

April 19th, 2011, 1:59 PM
I turn my music volume up to the max, just drown out most of the background noise, and actually hear it. By background noise, I mean the radio. Most of the time I listen to music is on my school bus, and the radio is always on... so I just turn it up so I can hear whatever I'm listening to.

People can't complain if they can't hear what I'm listening to, eheheh. But then I should probably turn it down... I heard that you can get hearing loss from high noise/music levels...

April 19th, 2011, 2:37 PM
I play my music quite loud, painfully so sometimes, especially with rock music, though it's never excessively loud. I think it's just because I feel immersed in the music when it's louder, but I'm not exactly sure. Maybe it's just a bad habit.

mondays suck
April 19th, 2011, 3:08 PM
Turning up my music's volume will turn up my mother's voice's volume as well, meaning I cannot enjoy the music any more.That and I don't feel like being nearly deaf at 45.

April 19th, 2011, 11:00 PM
I tend to play music loud but usually play my songs with earphones on. The only time I'll let it blast is when no one is home, but even then my neighbors tend to get pissed off, so I can't do that always. I like to escape the real world at times and drown myself in music if you get what I mean.

April 26th, 2011, 3:40 AM
I definitely think the louder, the better. When I'm on the bus, or not home alone, I have headphones that cancel out noise, so I can listen to my music loud enough and not annoy people.

However, when it comes to those wankers that listen to their music on a bus/train/tram loudly through their crappy iTouch/iPhone/mobile phone speakers without headphones, that's when loud music irritates me. It's just so inconsiderate, and I can't believe they think they're cool.