Do our ears amplify headphone sounds for our neighbors?

Sometimes I wonder if people can hear my headphones, they are the bud kind that get embedded into my ears. I take them out of my ears and I can’t hear them, so I’m assuming that nobody else can hear them when they are in my head.

But then so many people with the bud headphones have them so loud that I can hear them. Is there something about putting the headphones in your ears that amplifies the sound? If I were to yank the headphones out of their ears would they actually be not that loud?

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Abhay Shah
Abhay Shah

Welcome to the world of iPods. To answer your question, I think this really depends on how loud you are playing your music. I don’t think your head amplfies any sounds.


i agree with abhay. some people just really like to crank their music.