There are days when undoubtedly you just feel like pumping up the volume and enjoying a good boom from your sound system. This could be in your house, on your car stereo or even from your phone when taking a stroll. Such a session of loud music can be therapeutic, especially if you have been undergoing stressful periods.
That said, loud music should always be enjoyed within the realms of safety. The most common and safest way to enjoy music is to play low volumes, but that is already out of the picture in this context. So what are the other methods?
Have the Right Equipment
If you are going to be playing loud music, then you should invest in a good system. Whether it is a home theatre or earphones, better quality will ensure that you are safe, even when you play at high volumes. The opposite is that low-quality music systems and accessories sound like noise, and expose your ears to the risk of damage.
You should consult a health expert to understand some of the dangers which come with low-quality sound. That might not be something you would typically make an appointment for. However, you can click here to speak to a GP directly from your phone and get an expert opinion.
Arrange Your Music Equipment Properly
This applies mostly to indoor systems. You should set up your system such that the sound does not encounter too much interference or echoes. Bass speakers should be located in an open area, where their booming sound reverberates without facing an immediate obstacle.
Other speakers and horn tweeters should be placed a distance from where the listener is. They should also be evenly distributed within the room(s) so that their sound merges harmoniously to give out a good buzz.
Do Not Play Loud Music for Extended Periods
However much you think you need it, loud music can only be beneficial for a limited duration. Beyond that, it becomes a nuisance and exposes the listener to unhealthy risks. The trick is to have selected individual tracks which you choose to listen to with high volume, then turn it down a notch when they are over.
Keep Spaces Open
When playing loud music in the house, you should make a point of opening windows so that they are not at risk of getting shattered. Once open, fasten them with their latches, so that they do not get shut again due to the vibrations.
Above all, always remember that loud music is a nuisance to others. Do not inconvenience others by pumping up the volume at odd hours or during times when children are around or asleep. Again, do not overdo it, for your own good and for others.