Hearphones at a rock concert
I was at full volume rock concert in this beautiful venue recently. I knew it was going to be LOUD so I took my Hearphones and earplugs just in case the Hearphones were not up to the task. I didn't need the earplugs.
I was part of a special pre-show tour and I was able to hear the band in this intimate mini-concert. I also got walk all over the theatre while the band was playing.
The Hearphones were able to knock down the volume sound that LOUD became tolerable, even comfortable. I turned up the world volume just enough so that I could hear the details in the vocals, guitars, and the keyboard.
I tried different directivity settings. Depending on where I was in the room I preferred different settings. Overall, they sounded good, but this theatre has excellent acoustics and the sound system was world-class.
Here's how it looked later during the full-on show.
The Hearphones allowed me to bring in more detail (world volume) than I can get with ordinary earplugs. With the directivity settings, I could choose whether or not I wanted to hear the crowd behind and beside me.
When it was REALLY loud (like a big bang on a drum) there were be a little crack sound in the Hearphones. I've experienced this in other settings when there's a quick loud sound. It only lasts for a moment. I've only noticed this when the outside noise is extremely loud and I have the world volume turned on.
I think I was right at the limit of the Hearphones capabilities. I know I was at the limit of my physical tolerance for loud music. I'm not likely to subject my Hearphones or myself to situations louder than this.
I will definitely take my Hearphones to other concerts.