Originally Posted by nielsbohr
I seriously doubt that proper open headphones will do any kind of damage on reasonable volumes. As long as you can barely hear the mouse button click you're okay and I'm gonna take a guess that you can raise the volume at least 50% above that point with zero consequences.
It's the crappy earbuds that get you, they leak sound like crazy and when you're on the bus or just on the street you simply have to crank the volume all the way up. Just use good IEMs with fairly strong noise reduction and you'll never feel the need to raise the volume ever again.
Actually it was the SFX of a gun turent mod I was using and the Sound FX level being maxed in UT3. I was standing between two gun turrents I placed on spot on the map. I didnt realize it was hurting my ears. my Sound card volume was the same volume I alway used And was low .So it wasnt that. I forgot that UT3 in game volume gets loud,But that Minigun option for the turrent had louder volume then any of the other turrent modes. the Turrent was part of a mod that was ported over to UT3 from UT2k4. The Minigun Turrent had a loud High Freq sound.
It donly effected my right ears but it slighty and depends on how I feel or what I eat then the hum will change volume. Tho I got used to it so it dont really bother me. But now a days I Keep the in game Volume settings at their defaults.Edited by admflameberg - 5/12/11 at 1:50pm