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Why do my headphones sound louder when I switch them around?

Why do in-ear headphones sound much louder when I put the left-labelled one in my right ear and the right-labelled one in my left ear? [more inside]
posted by two or three cars parked under the stars on Oct 9, 2010 - 6 answers

Can anyone recommend me some ear plugs for sleeping?

Can anyone recommend me some ear plugs for sleeping? [more inside]
posted by sockpim on Aug 24, 2010 - 19 answers

Odd tinnitus problem

I am having a bizarre tinnitus (ear ringing) issue. Please help give me ideas on how to solve it. [more inside]
posted by blueplasticfish on Apr 5, 2010 - 16 answers

Are headphones, in principle, bad for your ears

Are headphones and earphones inherently worse for your ears? In other words, is there a difference between listening to something live or through speakers, and listening to something through headphones or earphones at the same volume, in terms of damage done to your ears? [more inside]
posted by dicetumbler on Apr 3, 2009 - 13 answers

Unbalanced sound hurts my ears...

If I'm listening to music predominantly through one ear I get a really intense pain in the opposite ear after about thirty seconds. What's happening? [more inside]
posted by twine42 on Oct 10, 2006 - 3 answers

Sounds just fine

If sound were to travel closer to, say, the speed of light than the speed of sound, would we still be able to determine its horizontal direction? [more inside]
posted by disillusioned on Apr 10, 2006 - 18 answers

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