Loud Car Music

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    Dec 27, 2012 1:31 PM GMT
    Can anyone explain to me why people listen to loud car music and yell at each other to have a conversation instead of just turning down the music?

    I was riding in the car with a friend of mine and as soon as we got in he cranked he volume to heavy metal and a few moments later he turned and literally yelled at the top of his lungs "Having a nice holiday". I turned down the volume and told him I was. He thought I didn't like the music...I had to explain to him. 1. I like my ear drums and my sensitive hearing 2. I have nothing against heavy metal 3. I'm not going to go hoarse trying to have a conversation with him.

    Anyone understand this?
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    Dec 27, 2012 5:49 PM GMT
    I was sitting at a red light and a low-rider '63 Impala with blaring rap music pulled up next to me. Over & over I heard a rap-chant - very loud. It went like this: "Bitch! Shut the fuck up and jump on this dick!"
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    Dec 27, 2012 6:22 PM GMT
    Jockbod48 saidI was sitting at a red light and a low-rider '63 Impala with blaring rap music pulled up next to me. Over & over I heard a rap-chant - very loud. It went like this: "Bitch! Shut the fuck up and jump on this dick!"


    such amazing lyrics, I love them. .

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    Dec 27, 2012 6:24 PM GMT
    Import said
    Jockbod48 saidI was sitting at a red light and a low-rider '63 Impala with blaring rap music pulled up next to me. Over & over I heard a rap-chant - very loud. It went like this: "Bitch! Shut the fuck up and jump on this dick!"


    such amazing lyrics, I love them. .



    I agree. It's pure poetry.
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    Dec 27, 2012 6:25 PM GMT
    HottJoe said
    Import said
    Jockbod48 saidI was sitting at a red light and a low-rider '63 Impala with blaring rap music pulled up next to me. Over & over I heard a rap-chant - very loud. It went like this: "Bitch! Shut the fuck up and jump on this dick!"


    such amazing lyrics, I love them. .



    I agree. It's pure poetry.


    Bitches ain't shit but hoes and tricks!
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    Dec 27, 2012 6:25 PM GMT
    Your friend didn't want to have a conversation, he wanted to talk. Sitting in a car together not saying anything would have make him feel awkward.
  • unicoman1

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    Dec 27, 2012 6:37 PM GMT
    I get such a kick outta the system itself is worth more than the vehicle itself. LOL

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    Dec 27, 2012 6:50 PM GMT
    Macaque saidYour friend didn't want to have a conversation, he wanted to talk. Sitting in a car together not saying anything would have make him feel awkward.


    i do this constantly. Daydream and drive to music, but when i have a passenger, I'll ask a few questions but if it turns into a conversation then I'll turn it down. And who doesn't love heavy metal? Blast beats and double bass with some good speakers feel quite good~
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    Dec 27, 2012 6:51 PM GMT
    The treasured lyric is at 2:29.

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  • mybud

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    Dec 27, 2012 7:07 PM GMT
    One morning I was hung over and this car was blaring this thump...thump..crap.
    Their widows were down...two chicks.....I rolled down my window and yelled real loud...They looked at me...screamed ...and peeled out......
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    Dec 27, 2012 7:08 PM GMT
    smudgetool saidThe treasured lyric is at 2:29.

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    I'd be proud to blare that with the top down at an intersection. PROUD I say.
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    Dec 27, 2012 7:22 PM GMT
    The ones that bug me are the ones that I hear from other cars when driving down the interstate. Or sitting in my house, half a mile from the county road. It is physically impossible for anyone in the car to hear anything at that volume. The hair cells in their ears must be plastered flat.
  • Felony84

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    Dec 27, 2012 7:23 PM GMT
    If it's good music then who cares. If its too loud then you're too old. Quit your bitchin.
  • mybud

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    Dec 27, 2012 7:41 PM GMT
    Felony84 saidIf it's good music then who cares. If its too loud then you're too old. Quit your bitchin.
    What if it's bad music tho?
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    Dec 27, 2012 8:35 PM GMT
    No, but acousticians have tried to explain this since the 1970s with no conclusion.

    -Loudness is subjective and non-linear. The auditory system works most efficiently at moderate intensity levels. At low and high levels the system becomes linear-- this adversely affects our performance on psychophysical tasks like gap detection and frequency discrimination.

    In theory the uncomfortable loudness levels (Intensity) do not shift until there is sensory or neural damage, temporary or permanent. So you're uncomfortable loudness level should be the same as your friend's unless your friend's UCL has shifted. Not likely.

    However, there is a suggestion called 'central gain'. Intensity is coded by the number of neurons firing at the lower brain stem. The mechanism responsible for intensity coding is also suggested to be the cause for tinnitus, increased excitation in the high frequency region. Suppression at this central level could easily account for a shift or an 'adaptation' to loud sounds. We also see this shift or 'adaptation' in normal hearing people when given central nervous system suppressants, like valium, which gives evidence that the CANS is largely responsible.

    To be determined...
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    Dec 27, 2012 8:36 PM GMT
    Some people are under the delusion that playing music extremely loudly makes it better.
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    Dec 27, 2012 9:50 PM GMT
    I love it when it's so loud the cheap 'chain' license plate frame rattles...


    it's either that, or the POS car they drive is falling apart from the abuse. icon_lol.gif
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    Dec 27, 2012 9:52 PM GMT
    deltalimen saidNo, but acousticians have tried to explain this since the 1970s with no conclusion.

    -Loudness is subjective and non-linear.


    I have the definition: A car coming up my street the other night I could HEAR before I could see its headlights! Now since sound travels slower than light....icon_rolleyes.gif
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    Dec 27, 2012 10:06 PM GMT
    The louder the music, the stupider the automobile occupants, I have been doing a long term study, federally funded of course, and so far, 100 percent accurate. If you can hear the car from a distance and the music sucks, you can bet the driver and his/her passengers are complete morons.
    Check it in your own neighborhood, you will see my results do not lie.
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    Dec 27, 2012 10:17 PM GMT
    I do it a lot.
    Not when there's someone else in the car, but when I'm alone in the car...

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    Dec 27, 2012 10:36 PM GMT
    I have to admit that when I'm in the vehicle by myself, I love to crank up the volume as high as possible.....put the windows down...and literally drive 100 mph. Do this all the time on the Garden State Pkwy when in NJ

    Favorite song to do it to is, "Let The Bodies Hit The Floor" by Drowning Pool icon_cool.gif

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    As the music builds....I just go faster, and faster. Can't explain why certain music just has to be blasted while driving......icon_eek.gificon_redface.gificon_confused.gif

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    Dec 27, 2012 11:03 PM GMT
    Felony84 saidIf it's good music then who cares. If its too loud then you're too old. Quit your bitchin.


    Sadly I'll be dead before you recant these statements. But I assure you, it will happen, and you'll be that old crankypants with your belt under your nipples. You just watch.
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    Dec 27, 2012 11:04 PM GMT

    There's no better laugh than to cycle in the cycle lane down a major fashion/dining street past all of the sportscars stuck in traffic with their windows rolled down and music blaring.

    That's right - my 200 dollar bike can get to the end of this street faster than you and that pretentious luxury European import..
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    Dec 27, 2012 11:07 PM GMT
    mickeytopogigio said
    Felony84 saidIf it's good music then who cares. If its too loud then you're too old. Quit your bitchin.


    Sadly I'll be dead before you recant these statements. But I assure you, it will happen, and you'll be that old crankypants with your belt under your nipples. You just watch.

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    I'll keep the music down for ya Micky!!
  • Lincsbear

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    Dec 28, 2012 12:31 AM GMT
    Because they like their music so much they want everyone else to hear it? Such unselfish people!
    It`s part of our overstimulated environment where we must have music blaring out everywhere possible, appropriate or not. It seems like if something is technically possible, it must be done, made compulsory; too much never seems enough.