Can playing music on high/max volume on PC damage or degrade headphone sound quality?

JUSOCOM

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Hello i'd worries if PC can damage or degrade headphone sound quality from high/max volume?

i have one mine Audio-Technica MSR-7 and couple days ago my friends ask me to try my headphone. He's connect MSR-7 to MacBook and turn volume on almost max 80-90% without wearing it 0_0 i can hear sound from my MSR-7 from half meter away but i know it way too loud even i never turn volume on that high and sound from my can are very loud (in my opinion) compare to my memory.

but as soon as my friend put the volume up i stop him almost suddenly and i very worry about my headphone so much for all days. :(

i'm afraid that my can sound quality will degrade or something will be damage inside. after that i tried my can listening for any unusual and i feel that mid are a bit less bright and less forward than i remember but i really not sure i think it maybe just my brain.

so i want ask if headphone can be damaged or degraded from using with PC on almost max volume?

Thanks in advance - JU
 

bigpinkdragon286

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If you run more power through speakers, whether in headphones or otherwise, than they are designed to handle, yes, you can damage them. Can most headphone jacks output with enough power to damage headphones? I'm going to say maybe, but that it really has to be taken on a case by case basis.

Now, did you damage your headphones for the brief period of time your friend had them turned up loudly? Probably not, but since you have no way of really performing a before and after test, you're left with your own subjective perception of whether any damage was done. The difference you're hearing is likely psychological rather than real and could be attributable to your source material being listened to as much as the headphones themselves.
 

bigpinkdragon286

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If you run more power through speakers, whether in headphones or otherwise, than they are designed to handle, yes, you can damage them. Can most headphone jacks output with enough power to damage headphones? I'm going to say maybe, but that it really has to be taken on a case by case basis.

Now, did you damage your headphones for the brief period of time your friend had them turned up loudly? Probably not, but since you have no way of really performing a before and after test, you're left with your own subjective perception of whether any damage was done. The difference you're hearing is likely psychological rather than real and could be attributable to your source material being listened to as much as the headphones themselves.
 

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Thanks for your answer bigpinkdragon : )

That clear things up.
 
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