How to tell if your music is too loud. A rock concert or playing Iggy Pop CD’s in your living room (Yeah!) is between 110 dB and 120 dB, and can be as high as 140 dB in front of the speakers. Experts suggest keeping your music at 60 decibels (Say what?); others go as high as 80. Either way, they suggest limiting exposure to around 60 minutes at one time. I’m so sorry, Mr. Bowie, for playing Iggy Pop at maximum volume… I will get a real dB meter app for the iPhone. I should have known better, struggling with tinnitus for decades.
Just for the record: I was opening Mr. Bowie’s treat container, not playing loud music. But I have a soft spot for Iggy Pop.