Can games bite my ears?

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  1. ComeTurismO
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    If I'm wearing headphones, can the sound of the games; emitting extremely closely to my ear, bite my ears? pls help
     
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  2. Filo97

    Filo97 Zelda's totally my sister! Not lying!

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    Yep. Minecraft music once tried to bite mine.
     
  3. EarlAB

    EarlAB hon hon titty croissants

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    My AfterGlow headset is so loud it bites my brain instead.
     
  4. FAST6191

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    I am not sure if biting is something specific.

    Anyway yes games produce sound, or can cause your sound producing device to emit sound. If said device and said headphones are capable of it (it is very very easy to get things that will, indeed a lot of things will) then the combination can cause physical discomfort and ultimately hearing damage, assuming that is what you mean by biting. It is actually quite the problem and a lot of younger people are experiencing hearing loss because of such things -- France, and by extension most of Europe as it will tend to get the same devices, places limits on the volume output of devices that go to headphones because of this. Things you put in your ears are probably worse for it (I could cover sound physics and how loudness is measured but suffice it to say closeness is a factor and that difference between almost in ear canal and a can over your ear makes a fair bit of difference) but it is far from exclusive to it.

    You might also mean can games cause clipping in audio? In that case yes they can and though I do not want to be too down on game audio producers/masterers they are hardly immune to making things that cause clipping.
     
  5. SomeGamer

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    The closest you can get is the theme song of Jaws.
     
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    I can nibble on your earlobe. :shy:
     
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    Riyaz Black Ace/Red Joker

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    5D games can Kappa
     
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