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People who blast music from their cars
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Posted 9/16/13

Morbidhanson wrote:

I blast when appropriate. There's generally enough background noise on highways and main streets to make it so your music isn't crazy loud and disruptive to other people. I'm assuming that the volume is at the level at which you (the driver) aren't getting headaches or that 'muffled ear' feeling when you finally turn it off. That means your music is almost certainly too loud and it is damaging your ears. And possibly your speakers. If you look into your rearview mirror and the glass in your car is vibrating so much you can't clearly see the traffic behind you, your bass is too much and it's probably too loud.

It's nice to listen to loud music, but there's a limit to how loud you should turn it up and where. If you're turning it up to levels at which you can feel it damaging your ears while it's 11PM in a neighborhood with no lit windows and your vehicle's windows are down....then, yeah, you're a douchebag.

I blast when:
-I'm on the freeway
-There are a lot of cars
-It's a large street or a main street
-It's not a residential neighborhood at night
-It's not a residential neighborhood in the early morning

I turn down:
-Around cops (best not to attract the attention of these government-backed thugs who will abuse their power with little or no provocation)
-At night in residential areas
-In the early morning in residential areas
-If I'm lost and have to listen to the GPS

It's not that hard to have some common courtesy. If you doubt whether you should blast or not, there's always the option of rolling up your windows to muffle the noise a bit.


That's pretty much the way I do it when I drive my car...

Not when I drive my truck . . . just have a cheap FM radio that came with it... If I don't turn it up too much it sounds pretty OK.
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Posted 9/16/13
I tend to have my music loud when I drive since I keep my windows open; so it combats the wind. SO since I do it I can't really give others crap for doing it. Although, blaring rap right next to me is certainly irritating.
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Posted 9/16/13
Most likely, douche bag

who thinks he's a pimp
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every song must be loud. EVERY DAMN SONG
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Posted 9/16/13
When other people do it to the point where you feel the vibration, I find it irritating.

But when it's me..." TURN IT UP!"
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it's up to them. hearing damage can be sudden but most likely it's cumulative. once you get that ringing in your ear it'll never go away. I know.
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I feel sorry for them since they could become deaf.
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Haha, there was this one time in the middle of winter where someone pulled up next to me (I ride a bicycle), and the music was so clear that my first thought was, "damn, I feel like it's a little too cold to have your window rolled down." I looked to my left, and the windows were rolled up. The music was so loud that I was thoroughly convinced that they were playing loud music with their window open. It gave me a bit of a laugh.

I do have a little bit of an axe to grind though. I work graveyards, which means that I'm usually sleeping during the day. Before I started wearing ear plugs, there were multiple people in my apartment complex that would pull in their car such that, through the walls, I always heard bass, and sometimes even heard the actual music. Sometimes he would just sit in his parking spot after he pulled in for 15 minutes (the record). On top of that, there was always the guy that revved his engine for sometimes half an hour before leaving. I was cursing the ceiling from my lack of sleep. I've heard lots of people complain about loud noise at night, but you don't realize until you need to sleep during the day that people simply don't give a shit during the day. It doesn't help that I've a natural contempt for loud people anyway, but it turns to mild rage when I'm trying to sleep. Ear plugs work quite well though.
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I only blast music out of my car when i'm driving with my friends, when I do I usually play embarrassing songs like Jizz In My Pants or I Just Had Sex
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In my opinion, they enjoy their music that much and want everybody to think what they have is great.
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In Michigan, I believe there is a law where if a cop can hear your music 50 or 100 feet away from the car whether it be on a public road or residential, they can be ticketed. $100 for the first offense in some jurisdictions but I've read some can get as high as $500. Also, 2nd offense can vary from $500 all the way up to $2000.

IMO, if you need to have that much bass and/or have to turn up the volume in order to get it... then you're doing it wrong. Either you have an improper setup, too little sound deadened material, or just a stock system. If you're gonna get a system, do your research and do it right the first time so that the rest of us is forced to listen to your crappy sound system.
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It doesn't happen often, but its always a bunch of stupid wiggers playing some shitty mainstream rap music.
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I think they're all inconsiderate attention whores. Why else subject everyone else to their crappy music? Little kids don't need to be listening to the vulgarity. Babies, sick people, and those who work the (night) graveyard shift need their sleep, and those with sensory/vibration/migraine issues don't need anything extra to trigger an attack or make them feel worse. I also have a right to be at peace within my own home. I mean, c'mon they use that kind of stuff as torture/psychological warfare on people. Me personally, I have sensory/migraine issues. When "music" is that loud I get vertigo, my eyes "jiggle", and I feel like puking. For Christ's sake don't do that crap at home or in a residential neighborhood at least.

When I hear that loud stuff going on in my neighborhood, the first thing that comes to mind is pulling all their speaker wires out at night , getting a missile launcher, or a sonic weapon to give them a taste of their own medicine. Yeah, sonic weapon...poetic justice.
Posted 9/17/13

Giantsgiants wrote:

What are your thoughts on people who blast music from their cars at loud volumes?

This occurs quite often when I'm at school. I've gotten used to it and sometimes I blast my music once in a while.


I FEEL LIKE WALKING UP TO THEM AND HANDSHAKE THEM AND THROUGH THAT, EAT THEIR SOULS SO THEY SUDDENLY GO UNCONSCIOUS O_O They're so ANNOYING!!!!!
Posted 9/17/13

dylansayshello wrote:

i love blasting unexpected music. most of the time, i hear people blasting rap, sometimes it's hard rock. i love being in a car with friends blasting '90s pop music, or classic '80s ballads LOL

^ This. I listen to hip-hop/rap, but I like blasting Michael Jackson and other gems when I drive.

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