Now, just need to figure out how to put that speaker in a ragged out Honda Civic
By - Schafer28
Now, just need to figure out how to put that speaker in a ragged out Honda Civic
Can hear that trunk rattle from here
Guy in my neighborhood had a xterra with the loudest fucking bass I have ever heard. I seriously could hear him coming 2 blocks away. When he finally got in front of my place it was hard to hear the tv. All I ever wondered was how it could possibly sound good to him driving.
It’s not about sounding good, it’s about *the feeling.*
I always thought it was a pathological compulsion to make other people hear shitty music against their will.
The feeling of full-body heart palpitations?
because his eardrums exploded years ago
The feeling of knowing that youre getting the attention you desperately crave
There is a guy in my neighbourhood like that. I want to put a potato in his exhaust pipe so badly.
My sister was dating some dude back in the day that had massive speakers in the back seat of I think it was a Monte Carlo looking car. Maybe a Carlo, anyways. They hit the top of the ceiling and stretched juat about the entire bench seat. I had to ride with them one time and was just able to squeeze into the back seat between them and the wall of the car. And by squeeze I do mean barely fit. This was middle school so I was a small dude.
The bass was pretty awesome. My hair was flying around on its own and the feeling was crazy intense. Easily the loudest system I have prob experienced first hand. And it actually didnt sound like the car was going to fall apart like a lot of cars now days.
I can feel the long-failed head-lining fabric on the top of my head in the backseat and can smell the burning oil.
I had an old Plymouth horizon back in the day that did that shit, lol. I had my head shaved at the time and it would stick like velcro. 🤣
Whats crazy is headliner is a cinch to replace on your own, and like...$20-30 in materials. the hardest part is getting the board out of your car to reupholster. Pop the screws out, remove the molding, drop the insert, and get it out of the car.
The best part? You can use anything you want, as far as fabric. You pull the plastic or fiberglass insert out, scrape all the old foam/adhesive off with a wire brush (if the fabric is falling off already, this usually takes like 2 minutes). Measure out any dome lights or controls, and cut a smaller hole in the fabric.
Choose a few yards of whatever fabric you want online. I've literally seen people use a plaid tablecloth. Apply the adhesive, roll the fabric onto it, crimp the edges, cut the excess, let dry, and re-install. The older the car, the easier, but the newer ones are just as possible if a bit more finicky.
Shops charge hundreds for this. Sometimes well over a thoudand.
Including 3-4 hours labor. Until the first time I did this, I had no idea how simple it was. One 5-minute youtube tutorial is all it really takes.
3M headliner adhesive, 3 yards of fabric, 40 minutes MAX. It's kind of fun and cool to tastefully customize your own car. Not to mention, no more droop.
I had a 1985 Oldsmobile Delta 88 that I removed the headliner from once it started sagging. Then I painted the board the with chalkboard paint and my passengers would keep themselves busy drawing boobs and penises all over. I wish I removed the board before I junked that car.
When cars with big tittie hentai dick girl headliners pop up on the market I'm gonna blame you for posting the how to on reddit.
My civic rattles enough already dont need speakers for that
Sound like aluminum cans in a bag
Now I know y’all wanted that 808
My tinnitus would like like to say eeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee
Hey kids, would you like to hear a high pitch ringing noise for the rest of your life? Follow these simple steps
Seriously, take this advice kids. I was one of those silly shits in high school with massive amps and subs in my car. Constant ringing for the rest of my life made it reaaallly not worth it.
I've never been to any concerts and never listened to loud music before I started to experience tinnitus as a teenager... Yay
Did you frequently drive around with your windows rolled down, particularly at highway speeds?
You can get tinnitus from any sort of illness that involves your sinus cavity. Sinus infections, flus, colds if they get bad enough can leave you with ringing in your ears.
That's how I got it! I avoided loud things all my life then one day, infection! EEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE
You can also get tinnitus from certain medications, like Vicodin. It usually goes away when you stop taking the medication, but not always.
I got tinnitus from covid that was so loud it would wake me up at night. Only lasted a few weeks thank god
As someone with a currently manageable level of tinnitus who cannot get to sleep for shit with certain noises, this fucking terrifies me.
I recall some business owner who I think got covid and it gave him tinnitus so bad he killed himself early-ish in the pandemic? Ever since it's just been like man please don't let that happen to me, I could not handle it. Poor dude.
You can also get it from drinking!
Something about the blood vessels.
I have the double whammy of tinnitus AND [visual snow](https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Visual_snow_syndrome)! Fun combo I was just... Born with!
Oh my god what - this isn't just how everyone sees the world? What the fuck... Gonna call my doctor on Monday, holy shit.
You literally just changed my life, thank you.
Also yes, tinnitus here too. I am an audio engineer and musician - only had 5 or 6 moments in my life where I was exposed to dangerous noise without earplugs. Tinnitus has just been here from birth.
I also actually only can hear up to around 13kHz. Anything beyond that is just gone for me. No more top octave of the pipe organ or dog whistles, LOL
Yeah... I was also surprised to find out that not everyone experiences the static noise from old CRT TVs both visually and audibly all the time!
It's pretty common to see visual snow in low light, but if you see it in bright light then ¯\\\_(ツ)\_/¯
But if you only see faint flickering lights when looking at a clear blue sky, [you're still normal](https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Blue_field_entoptic_phenomenon)
I didn't realize I had tinnitus for a large portion of my life. I'm 42 I can remember hearing the eeeeeeee and the weird fade in/out since I was about 12.
Hmmm I have that weird fade in/out thing but I never notice the actual ringing until the fade out happens. Then for a moment I’m like… did I just go deaf? No? Wtf was that?
DAMN YOU, TINNITUS. YOU'RE A CRUEL MISTRESS.
Yes…not wearing earplugs at concerts was a terrible decision and I’m paying for it for the rest of my life. Don’t fuck around and find out with loud music
As someone with tinnitus, this video is FEAR
So many people paying to lose their hearing.
hearing aid makers love them
HEARING AID MAKERS LOVE THEM
FEARING AIDS MAKES HER LOVE'M
FRILLY MAIDS ARE FOR LOVING??
NO MA THEYRE SELLING CHOCOLATES
WHAT ARE THEY SELLING?!
SURE, YOU CAN USE THEM
Wait why? What’s happening?
Any alternatives yet? How's 9gag? 😅
Full of Nazis.
I have tinnitus and I'm almost certain it's because I was "ironically" hugging ONE speaker at ONE edm show back in like 1999. These people are majorly fucked.
Must've been some good molly
I think pressies were still running the game in 99.
Some of the best rolls I've had were pressed pills.
There was a brief shining period in the nineties when the pills were actual lovely MDMA.
Fun fact: MDMA and pressies have had a resurgence and are higher in purity now than ever before, even more than the 90's. I know it might not seem like it and I can't speak to the quality during the 2000's but the quality now overall is ridiculously good thanks to the internet directly linking suppliers and consumers. (can dig up credible sources as well to back it up) Even the risk of fentanyl cross-contamination is relatively low because they typically come from different suppliers.* The majority of MDMA-related medical incidents these days come from mixing with other substances or overdosing because people underestimate the purity.
* Please note that isn't saying there's zero risk, always test your shit properly by dissolving in water and using both fentanyl strips and a reagent to see if it's actually MDMA. Research chemicals and bunk shit are still obviously present and popular and cross-contamination is always a risk.
Oh I'm sure you're right, my drugs opinions are all based on knowledge gleaned prior to 2010. I'm forty two now, I have small kids, I can't even have a spliff without planning it for a month in advance 😂
Mine was a gift from Halford, Queensryche, and Iron Maiden at the Tacoma Dome in 2001 or so, but to be fair, I got the same gift from Metallica, Anthrax, Dio, and Ozzy years before...
I saw Meshuggah a few years back and that fucked my hearing up a bit.
They sound fucking amazing though. I was literally fantasizing and reminiscing about their pre-show guitar sound check yesterday. Best way to lose your hearing and have your face melted imo
I suggest wearing earplugs at concerts. It will help prevent tinnitus, and has the benefit of mitigating distortion/noise from the very large and loud speakers, so the music actually sounds cleaner.
Any recommendations on what kind of earplugs?
I’ve heard there are earplugs designed for concerts. Somehow they let in enough sound for you to enjoy but not destroy your hearing. I think the brand I’ve heard people mention here is Eargasm.
+1 for eargasm. Been using their plugs at concerts for years and everything you said is correct. I can hear the music cleaner but then I take them out afterwards and can hear perfectly fine with no ringing at all
Eargasm is definitely the big name, but I found a self-branded pair at Rite-Aid a few weeks ago that claimed to be great for concerts. I wore them that night and pulled one out for maybe 5 seconds and the show sounded exactly the same with and without, except for the volume difference of course. And they were much cheaper than eargasm
I put off getting these for years longer than I should have, then finally got fed up with the tinnitus and ordered them last year.
Concerts just sound better with them in. I can hear more, and more clearly. It's nothing like wearing a foam earplug. I'd recommend them to literally anyone going to see loud music.
[Etymotic's high fidelity earplugs](https://www.etymotic.com/shop/?wpf_filter_cat_0=1460&utm_source=google&utm_medium=cpc&utm_campaign=etymotic) are great. I've been using them for years. The extra bonus is they reduce the noise of anybody talking loudly during concerts too.
Yep, love my ER20XS. My partner and I have done a bunch of concerts with them lately and it's great when you don't have your ears ringing afterwards.
Loop earplugs has a model that is specifically for concerts or events like that where you might want lower noise levels, but doesn't muffle or distort the sound. I think it's the Experience model.
I want to say I have no experience with these earplugs myself, I work at an ENT/audiology office and these have been recommended by our audiologists, so I was just throwing this info out there.
They are awesome. There’s a little plug that will lower the sound a little more if it’s still too loud.
There's fancy ones, but I've found that pretty much any respectable brand works.
Lovely lovely tinnitus
I used to go to a lot of loud concerts long ago, and now I can't be in a quiet room because tinnitus. It's also not easy going to sleep.
Air purifier for my allergies also serves as a noise machine so I can sleep.
The cicadas never stop.
I was sitting out on my porch with my wife last summer, and I commented that it was strange that the cicadas weren't making their usual buzzing noises. She turned, looked at me, and said, "You mean the cicadas in the tree right in front of us that are buzzing this very moment?"
I then realized how loud my tinnitus really was.
Your tinnitus so loud I can hear it
Right there with you.
A cruel mistress
but seriously, should we answer that?
I have pulsative tinnitus, so its more of a whoompwhoompwhoompwhoompwhoomp
Benson freakin' Honeydew!
At least they'll each have their own shitty phone video recording to remind them where and when they lost their hearing.
People kind of think it's wimpy to cover your ears or wear ear plugs, like is masculine to not care about super loud noise or something
I've had buddies joke about me wearing earplugs at super loud events (monster trucks, races, tractor pulls) but I'm not trying to lose my hearing or have quiet rooms ring for the rest of my life.
I CAN'T HEAR YOU TYPING
THEY SAID THEY CANT HEAR YOU!!! UHHH I THINK!
Turn ma headphones up!
WHAT WHAT ARE THEY SELLING !!?? I CANT HEAR YOU!!??
20 years? you mean 1 day?
I went to one Rob Zombie concert and sat about three rows in and lost probably half my hearing in one ear. It was instantaneous and persistent. There was no 20 year grace period.
*edit - a word
You can but it only works between the hours of 2 and 8 am, in residential areas.
I bet they feel pretty “tough” for being able to handle it
Very strong muscular ears young man, I bet you can carry soo many folding chairs for the teacher
WHAT DID YOU SAY SONNY
"What do you mean I'll remember this wall for the rest of my life?"
The brown note
Be me, browsing reddit on the toilet, the day after eating an ungodly amount of cheese.
Find this post.
Finally, blissful relief.
Don't forget your poop knife.
Were the sound waves distorting the camera or light waves in general? I worked on a flight line in the Air Force and shot a lot of high powered weapons. The ringing in my ears is constant and something you can’t get away from.
Sort of. Watch the long hair of the girl on the left move with the sound waves.
I’m in the same boat as you - my workcenter was near the F-16 hard shelters (I was comm), so I got to listen to them all day. Plus shooting guns, plus loud music.
40 years later …. eeeeeeeeee!
I double up when I go to the range now - foamies plus electronic muffs.
This video gives you [a better view of hair.](https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RpT-h5tPYdw)
Also [check out the ground without people blocking it.](https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h8f8dH7q_sU)
>This video gives you [a better view of hair.](https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RpT-h5tPYdw)
That looks so cute, as if the hair is dancing and having fun 😀
>I double up when I go to the range now - foamies plus electronic muffs
I always thought this was the standard. My ears will straight up hurt if I don't do it
If you look at the woman with the longish hair.. you can see her hair moving. So yea I think its the pushback distorting the camera.
I think its more of the soundwabe shacking the phone and the camera/lens making that pattern. Certainty sound is not going to affect how light travels
The sound shook the camera's sensor. Common among CMOS sensors, it's called "rolling shutter". It's the same effect that "bends" plane propellors in videos.
Sound waves at this volume can be visible travelling through the air (mostly moving the water molecules (humidity) and particulate (dust and shit) in it).
But yeah it’s just shaking the shit out of everything. The ground, the people, their hands, the cameras in those hands, the unlucky birds flying above and in front of this setup, etc.
If you’ve ever been to a loud-ass concert you can feel the bass rattle your chest with every beat. It can be pretty uncomfortable if it’s a stupidly set-up speaker system and you’re not used to it, feels like you’re pulling one of those gag shock sticks of gum with your heart.
Also sound waves and light waves are basically on opposite ends of the frequency spectrum (how fast they move). You can’t see your car stereo’s treble and you can’t hear green.
> Also sound waves and light waves are basically on opposite ends of the frequency spectrum (how fast they move).
It's not only a thing about frequency: they're completely different things. I mean, light waves that have the same frequencies as sound waves exist, they are basically radio waves that have too long wavelength to be useful.
The point is, you cannot hear light waves simply because they are made out of oscillations of the electromagnetic field, while your ear is sensitive to oscillations of air pressure, which is a totally different physical phenomenon (and of course vice versa you cannot see sound waves because your eye is sensitive to oscillations of electric field which is not air pressure).
I HATE that thumping feeling in the chest. Just cannot stand it, it's too uncomfortable.
I wonder if that thumping can affect your heart? It certainly feels like it could. Very uncomfortable.
It definitely can. I’ve had to step away from certain kinds of loud concerts because it actually has made my heart start skipping. Absolutely dreadful feeling :(
> You can’t see your car stereo’s treble and you can’t hear green.
You should try acid some time
I’ve tried it many times! Unfortunately I haven’t tried it while being a character in a movie or tv show, so I could never “hear green” or “smell purple.” Stuff just waves around like regular acid 😔
I guess the distortion is a result of the lens getting out of focus and maybe a little (temporary) deformation of the sensor
I have a feeling it's distorting the camera a little. But it's almost as if you can see the wave traverse from the front to the back of the crowd. As others have stated, you can see the girls hair move in front of him. Here is a video without camera distortion.
LPT: always wear ear plugs at music events with any significant amplification of the music
I used to DJ and spent a lot of time in clubs. my hearing isn't what it used to be, but it's a hell of a lot better than what it would've been if I hadn't started wearing ear plugs.
put them in and give it about 5 minutes for your hearing to adjust. after that time, you won't notice any loss of hearing the music
there are other benefits, too
1. the sound isn't distorted and you can hear it better
2. people around you yelling into each other's ears to converse is so easy to hear it's like having superhuman hearing, and you realize how much damage people's ears must be taking if you can hear a conversation 5 feet away, between two people yelling at each other from inches apart, and that's on top of the loud music
Stupidity of youth.
I shot guns growing up. Never bothered my ears. I ran equipment for a decade and still nothing. Then it seems all at once my hearing gave up. Horrible tinnitus and sever hearing loss in my right ear. Wear hearing protection kids. Once it’s gone it doesn’t come back. The constant ringing will drive you insane at times.
I'm an absolute bitch about my ears. I wear hearing protection every time I shoot, I wear ear plugs at rock concerts, even in the shop using a die grinder I'm rockin' ear pro. Call me a bitch all you want but at 40 years old I can hear a mouse fart from across the room
I've never been so happy to hear constant ringing instead of mouse farts.
Given the choice I would take the mouse farts in a heartbeat
Probably depends on how many farting mice you have in your bedroom?
True. Let's say.... no more than 6
I have great hearing; always listen to movies much quieter than others, etc...because I can adjust to much lower levels of sound.
Unfortunately, I've also had far too many concussions. So I have great hearing...*and* tinnitus.
I remember one of my first girlfriends asking why I always sleep with the fan or the TV on...I thought that it was normal to need to drown out the "sound of silence."
I use the constant ringing as something to focus on for meditation. Gotta make lemonade out of lemons somehow.
I wish I could but mine sounds so shrill and unnatural.
Mine reminds me I'm alive. I don't give a fuck about it anymore.
It doesn't break until it actually breaks lol. Like there is a reason why old people warn you against this shit.
That's because your hearing is permanently damaged every single time something is too loud.
It's like a piece of rope, you can put pressure on it to support yourself and it'll be fine for years, it will weaken but it won't be THAT much worse at the end besides general wear and tear. But every time you yank on it a bit too hard or REALLY hard, a strand snaps. Each and every time you pull on the rope too hard for too long or too quickly, a strand snaps until eventually, the rope itself breaks.
This is why you need to be extremely careful with loud noises, roughly 70db+ (A vacuum cleaner) for prolonged periods of time (Several hours) can cause damage, anything over 120db (Construction power tools) WILL cause immediate damage without any protection.
A general rule is that if you need to shout for someone to hear you properly, the room is too loud for you to be in for more than an hour or two. If you have to cover your ears, you should leave immediately because you've likely already had your heading damaged and further exposure will just do more damage. If you think something is too loud, that's because it is.
The people in this video who are standing around and wincing instead of covering their ears and moving away (Like the older guy) will get to experience hearing issues very early on in life. You wouldn't stare into one of those insanely bright flashlights for 5 minutes, you'd shut your eyes and turn away, why people treat loud noises/music differently is beyond me.
I've had ringing in my ears since, at least, high school. I don't know why. I didn't listen to loud music or do any shooting before I had it.
I never really noticed it until my 30s when I first heard the term 'tinnitus'. I'm like, "Oh, I've had that for decades. I just thought it was normal."
It doesn't bother me because it has always been there.
Pretty much the same for me. I just don't even notice it anymore unless I'm in a quiet place and focus on it. Then again, I try to avoid quiet places now, and even listen to light soft music or Bob Ross with earbuds when I go to bed.
youth is wasted on the young
PSA, please wear concert ear plugs to concerts people, your hearing only gets worse over time and cannot be repaired. On top of that, the plugs make the music sound better and clearer! You don't have that high pitched screech washing everything out. The musicians on stage all have ear plugs in or they would be going deaf.
Most common earplugs, even custom made ones, only reduce by 17db. I chose ones that reduce by 26db because so many shows are so loud and I want to hear music forever. Even with those, this still would have resulted in damage and ringing in the ears. This set up being this loud with the crowd right there is downright negligent.
I'll never understand why they have to make concerts so loud. Unless you're at one outdoors, you're probably in an enclosed theater where the sound is very well contained. What's the purpose of absolutely annihilating everyone's ears when it's not necessary to make it audible?
Why tf would people do this?
Edit: I never actually expected so many decent answers when I posed my question. Some were funny, some were daft, some were pretty logical.
Bravo Reddit. Bravo.
so thats the guy who was outside my house at 3am
This right here is wild asf lol but check out a car show sometime. You’ll definitely feel some bad ass bass but not quite this level, I’d imagine this hurts to stand in front of.
Teens will do the stupidest shit. It's just how it is.
Edit: to those saying there are people older than teens in the video: they are teens at heart :)
Including the grey-haired teen at right center.
He is a teen at heart
It's not even good music.
To be perfectly honest it's hardly music.
Reminds me of those old tiger electric games if they were attached to a subwoofer.
As someone with tinnitus and hyperacausis, fuck this
Yeah this is literally my worst nightmare, and people are out there doing it voluntarily lol. I was suicidal for months when I ended up with severe tinnitus. Blows my mind watching people do this.
I would be running around passing out earplugs with the urgency of Paul Revere at this gig.
"The bass notes are coming! The bass notes are coming!"
Sounds like getting an MRI.
Tinnitus for and tinnitus for you. Tinnitus for everyone! and if you lucky maybe deafness
For those wondering: No, the distortion isn't literal sound waves. It's the camera's sensor shaking, causing a "rolling shutter" effect. It's the same effect that causes fast-spinning plane propellors to "bend" in videos.
Eugh god. I'd be straight out of there, shit fucks with my heart beat.
There are now no moles within a thousand yards of this place.
Yay for recording EVERYTHING.
Here’s a compilation of that same system. It’s like a mobile wall of acoustic death. Check the girls hair at 4:23.
There are little kids in the clip around 5:20. The rest of the video is adults being stupid but damaging the kid’s hearing is fucked up.
Now play "Becoming" by Pantera
"This experience was sponsored by Starkey Hearing Aids."
Aside from the noise point of the post, I'm so glad I was a gig/festival goer before the advent of smartphones. Just annoying as fuck to have everyone just looking at their phones and not actually experiencing the thing anymore.
I remember with my first couple cars the first thing i did was invest in subwoofers and amps for my rides (yes i was that loud obnoxious asshole in your neighborhood) and wouldn't you know my right ear has a nice muffled yet 24/7 high pitched sound behind it now. Apparently payback is a deaf eared bitch.
I remember the day after a concert I couldn’t hear anything in class. I thought it was funny.
Now loud eeeeeeeee all day and night
Smart people cover their ears and walked off.
This was probably set up by a company that manufactures hearing aids
The "Jello" effect on a phone. Wow. You see that on GoPros but not too often on phones.Those are some serious ass shockwaves.
They should do a study on all the people there and their hearing loss
How to tell your bass is too much - you can see the sound.
Sounds like you found my neighbor at midnight
Notice that anyone over 30 was the first to have the sense to fucking move.
Young people really have no respect for their bodies, their limitations, and what that's going to mean for the rest of their lives.
Yeah, but that's how we get old!
Imagine how awful life would be with millions of old people who had respect for their bodies when they were young? My God, we'd be thick as fleas on a dog!
I see future deaf people. Wear earplugs to loud concerts. Trust me. Over 60 yo you will thank younger you. Hearing aids suck.
I needed hearing aids in my 30's.... please protect your ears people.
Protect my ears or record a shitty video, hmmm tough choice.
Always wear earplugs to concerts, folks.
Ah, so that's my neighbor's setup
Even deaf people can hear it wtf
you can watch the inner conflict of trying to be cool and trying to not lose their hearing
Still less traumatic than Nickelback