How many dBs...?
I'm wondering how loud people have their systems during a proper listening session (i.e. when one needn't accommodate the needs of family or neighbours).
As I seem to be having a slow-work day this morning, I downloaded a free dB meter ("Decibel 10", plenty of others available) on my iPhone. Measuring at my listening position (3.2m from speakers) the app shows sound pressure levels are averaging 84.1dB (the app is telling me this is equivalent to an automobile, but doesn't say at what distance(?)) with a current recorded max of 90.1dB.
I set the volume at a level that seems good (happens to be 69% volume on JRiver, in my amp-speaker system, at my listening position).
How hard a time are other people giving their eardrums...?