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    Re: ear buds

    Quote Originally Posted by celticwar17 View Post
    being treated like children... the American people will continue to act like children.
    Will not.

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    Re: ear buds

    Quote Originally Posted by sangha View Post
    Funny that you should mention ignorance of the law

    Bloomberg isn't proposing any new laws concerning ear buds. He's only running a campaign to warn people of the risks associated with listening to loud music on earbuds
    The problem is, given his history, it wouldn't surprise anyone if he did try to ban them.

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    Re: ear buds

    Quote Originally Posted by Anagram View Post
    Well it sounds like in this case, unlike his crusade against large sodas, it is only an information campaign. I don't think that is an intrusion on personal rights.
    I agree as long as it's an information campaign, no problem. I didn't agree with his banning large sodas or with trying to get hospitals to lockup formula. That was going too far.

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    Re: ear buds

    I cannot properly express my opinion of Bloomberg's nanny-state-ism without resorting to language that would shock a sailor.


    I would not live in NYC for any sum of money. Place is going total police state.

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    Re: ear buds

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    Will not.
    Hopefully...but evidence suggests otherwise

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    Re: ear buds

    Quote Originally Posted by Anagram View Post
    Well it sounds like in this case, unlike his crusade against large sodas, it is only an information campaign. I don't think that is an intrusion on personal rights.
    Oops. I clicked yes on the poll. If he is trying to ban them it is an intrusion. If it is just an informational campaign then I don't have aproblem with it. Ear buds are just fine if you keep the volume down.

    I like earbuds becasue I can wear just one bud at a time, so I can also hear what is going on around me, which makes listening to music while walking around in public much safer.

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    Re: ear buds

    I feel like I just ran into 2006 again. Apple actually caught a lot of flack for reducing the volume output of its iPods in Europe, after receiving such demands from France.

    Choe, who is not involved with the city effort, said the more expensive noise-cancelling headphones are better for the user’s hearing and are recommended for those who are listening to personal music devices while commuting.
    Oh, ewwwww. You will not ruin my sound with that nonsense! I don't give a damn if you folks hear it, open cans rule (okay, traditional closed phones are nice too).

    The audiologist said people standing nearby should not be able to hear what you are listening to in your headphones.
    Depends on what you're wearing.



    Yes, people hearing a great deal of what you're listening to is a big deal.



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    Re: ear buds

    Quote Originally Posted by Helix View Post
    i saw in the article that he is doing an awareness campaign. is he also trying to ban something through legislation again?

    needless to say, i'm not a fan of Bloomberg. he comes off as a nanny plutocrat.
    Just get some old rockers out there for the PR campaign and it'll be good.

    Information campaign is fine. If you can make it geeky, rather than corny, do it. I'd rather have a rocker tell me how his ears are precious, and how he either screwed them up, or kept them safe. Talk about metaphorically good audio levels, talk metaphorically about bad sound levels. One I remember the audiophiles throwing out a while ago was, "Does it sound like you're right next to a lawnmower? If so, it's probably too loud."
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    Re: ear buds

    Quote Originally Posted by Goshin View Post
    I cannot properly express my opinion of Bloomberg's nanny-state-ism without resorting to language that would shock a sailor.


    I would not live in NYC for any sum of money. Place is going total police state.
    No ****!

    I was born in NYC and will never return.

    Bloomie is a control freak clown, and can kiss my ass.

    I have been listening to loud rock music for years with no problems.

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    Re: ear buds

    Quote Originally Posted by Fiddytree View Post
    Just get some old rockers out there for the PR campaign and it'll be good.

    Information campaign is fine. If you can make it geeky, rather than corny, do it. I'd rather have a rocker tell me how his ears are precious, and how he either screwed them up, or kept them safe. Talk about metaphorically good audio levels, talk metaphorically about bad sound levels. One I remember the audiophiles throwing out a while ago was, "Does it sound like you're right next to a lawnmower? If so, it's probably too loud."
    i've been standing in front of a drum kit for 15 years now. i'm very glad to still have full hearing. switched to in-ear a couple years back; hopefully that helped. maybe i qualify, lol.

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