Over-bearing loud car speakers

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curly Q

United States

#1 Apr 7, 2007
Now and then I read of someone whose daily life is interupted by a passing car or a parked one leaving the "noise" on even when not in the car.Every 2-5 minutes,a ghetto blaster rides by with sound levels riveling jet air liners overhead.Decibles in the harmful range.When confronted,the offender gets angry as if you're the violator.They are angry that you don't want their tunz invading your home.It's a free country,I'll play it as loud as I want,whenever I want,or you hear "Don't like it,move" statements like that is their defense.Foul,degrading and violent lyrics is heard by evryone 50ft. away.I'm not talking censorship,listen to what you want,its about forcing me to hear what I don't want to hear.Where's my right to not hear this rap-crap?
curly Q

United States

#2 Apr 9, 2007
Is this a taboo subject?No one has replied.
Mysterious One

United States

#3 Jun 26, 2007
6-23-07,Chichester is fighting loud car radios,the "ghetto blasters" with 160-190 decibels.85 decibels will harm hearing.You want to destroy your hearing?Fine.It's your right to do so.It is not your right to destroy hearing to other people.PERIOD.Who do they think they are to decide if I want to have that intrusive noise in my home?Decibels in that range of 160-190 is as high as emergency vehicles,and the town is concerned,and rightfully so,that the drivers of these ghetto blasters won't be able to hear the emergency vehicles therefore hampering life-death emergencies.We should all be upset about that,it may be you in an ambulance and your rush to the hospital hindered,delayed so some lowlife can listen to rap.We should all find the company names,adresses and write letters of protest to manufacture these damaging speakers.Look closely at any rock-rapper in concert and notice they wear ear plugs,professional grade,for they know it is harmful.They would not be able to continue to make money if they loose their hearing.A fact they don't tell the listeners.rappers,rockers are too smart to not wear protection.It's a buisness and they protect that musciains ability to make more albums.The dumb fans wear no protection.The buisness only cares about sales,not their customers hearing.They are being played like a violin the customers.They make money at the customer(fans)expense(loss of hearing).Quiet zones are being set in residential areas "quality of life issues".Comes under disorderly conduct.I hope this spreads everywhere.I had my times out at night clubs,leave and on the way home have the radio loud,but the difference was back then there was respect for your neighbors,so when I came to residential areas I turned down the radio.No laws were necessary then.We had enough intelligence to know when to turn it down.Hats off to Lower Chichester!I'd rather listen to a dentists drill then most of the crap I hear now.I never thought I would say that!
Mysterious One

United States

#4 Jul 25, 2007
You know the loud rap crap is to disrute everyones life when it's hot outside and the passing ghetto blasters have their windows down.These are fairly new,expensive cars so I doubt that all these cars a/c don't work.98 degrees and they ride with windows down!Even with our door shut,house a/c on and the tv. and still can hear ghetto blasters 100ft. away!
Mysterious One

United States

#5 Aug 8, 2007
8-7-07,8-8-07 the hottest days so far this summer,and people in new cars are driving by with windows down blasting ghetto crap.I now know this is done to piss off residents.97 degrees,heat index at 102 and windows are down on cars!If you REALLY want to enjoy your tunz,a better quality of sound will be had if the cars windows are up.It will block out sirens,other horn blowers,other rappers.I know I don't like to hear other noise when listening to my tunz.A lot of new cars are insulated for keeping out noise.Mine is,to a point,as are newer cars.So the aqoustics are better if the sound is enclosed as in the concert hall on Broadway in Philly.
the ghetto men

Bethlehem, PA

#6 Sep 27, 2007
i love loud music people complane about it but say nothin abou dose motorcicle that sound alot louder than most sistems .ghetto cars move in ghetos dont like it move to soverbs ..
You Must Be Kidding

West Chester, PA

#7 Sep 27, 2007
the ghetto men wrote:
i love loud music people complane about it but say nothin abou dose motorcicle that sound alot louder than most sistems .ghetto cars move in ghetos dont like it move to soverbs ..
I sure as hell hope this is a joke.
Mysterious one

United States

#8 Sep 27, 2007
the ghetto men wrote:
i love loud music people complane about it but say nothin abou dose motorcicle that sound alot louder than most sistems .ghetto cars move in ghetos dont like it move to soverbs ..
Yes they are LOUD!However I don't come across them as much,and especially They seldom come down the street at am hours or park gunning the engine.I use to ride a bike with a freind,but it wasn't one of those loud ones.Some bikes are quieter then cars.At least the bikes don't stay as long as the cars with giant speakers.You say you love loud music.Trouble is,when its played loud,you force others to hear what they don't want to hear,interferes with my phone calls,listening to my music or tv.Reverse what you say-you're home in bed after being out all night or tired from work,then your neighbor decides to blast a musical like "The sound of music".What would you do?Lay in bed and hear a 3 hour musical you hate?Those who love their music loud come to visit someone on the street,park the car,leave the loud music on and go into the home being visited.30 minutes goes by and its still thumping.At least a bike will park and be turned off.You love loud music!I love sex,but I'd wear protection.Not all things in life you love is good for you.Many rock stars wear ear protection when they they perform.Look closely next time.I did and seen the ear protectors.Thats because these performers know loud music is damaging.You may not care now,but you will later in life.Probably want to kick yourself in the arse for it.I know.There are some people I know,one is a family member,that always like things loud.All of them are suffering hearing loss.And they regret not turning down the music some.It affects their jobs-income.The music they listened to is now old and few care about the songs.But they still suffer the consequences.What is new and hot today,will become out dated material,that few will care about and when your older the next generation will see those old tunz as assinne.What my parents and grandparents view as great music is out dated,few listen to and is considered querky and is made fun of.Is that worth losing your hearing over?Anything loud is not good.I ran jackhammers for work,macchines in a metal work shop,lawn equipment,wood chippers.I still have excellent hearing.Why?Because I used ear protection.2 brothers and a nephew and my hearing is much better then theirs.A few I go with to banks,car ins.com panies so I can be their ears.They have a tough time in life now because they barely hear.Too large a price for me to pay for some old out dated music.These people can't hear someone knock on the door or if the phone rings.One has a phone that has flashing lights to alert her the phone is ringing.Only good if she sees it.It also has a boost button to amplify the call.I don't want that.Do you?
the ghetto man

Dublin, PA

#9 Sep 27, 2007
i respec your opinion ,i try not to be one of dose that let the music out like that wile goin some were im one of the go by tipe here were i live is ilegal and you get pullover by police if they hir your music to loud ,i do compit in car shows i have think about my hearing loss so i try to be more concience about it but i like that alot maybe i try ear plugs nex year,thank
Mysterious one

United States

#10 Sep 27, 2007
the ghetto man wrote:
i respec your opinion ,i try not to be one of dose that let the music out like that wile goin some were im one of the go by tipe here were i live is ilegal and you get pullover by police if they hir your music to loud ,i do compit in car shows i have think about my hearing loss so i try to be more concience about it but i like that alot maybe i try ear plugs nex year,thank
You're welcome.People don't realize what they have till it's gone.When it's gone,they often wish they were more careful.

Since: Aug 08

Allentown, PA

#11 Aug 20, 2008
5senses

San Diego, CA

#12 Aug 11, 2009
the ghetto man wrote:
i respec your opinion ,i try not to be one of dose that let the music out like that wile goin some were im one of the go by tipe here were i live is ilegal and you get pullover by police if they hir your music to loud ,i do compit in car shows i have think about my hearing loss so i try to be more concience about it but i like that alot maybe i try ear plugs nex year,thank
Do you write like that on purpose (for effect) or is your brain so rattled by the $#*+ you listen to for you to learn to spell? No offense, man. Just curious.
5senses

San Diego, CA

#13 Aug 11, 2009
Every time some fool cranks up his box, I start having fantasies about dump trucks, forklifts, wrecking cranes, RPGs, mortars and other ways of destroying their toys. An ordinary person driving an ordinary ride cannot protect himself from the pervasive onslaught of pure noise that issues from those things. Earplugs do not help because the soundwaves insult his body from every side--including the INside! It is impossible to escape. It has been demonstrated to break the bones of the elderly who have osteoporosis. I'm just waiting for someone to mount a "self-defense" defense for a murder rap against some arsehole whose music was harming him on a publlic highway. Seems a justification for homicide, if ever there was one.
Hoffmeister

United States

#14 Aug 11, 2009
5senses wrote:
Every time some fool cranks up his box, I start having fantasies about dump trucks, forklifts, wrecking cranes, RPGs, mortars and other ways of destroying their toys. An ordinary person driving an ordinary ride cannot protect himself from the pervasive onslaught of pure noise that issues from those things. Earplugs do not help because the soundwaves insult his body from every side--including the INside! It is impossible to escape. It has been demonstrated to break the bones of the elderly who have osteoporosis. I'm just waiting for someone to mount a "self-defense" defense for a murder rap against some arsehole whose music was harming him on a publlic highway. Seems a justification for homicide, if ever there was one.
Me to.I often think of operating something louder to offend back.Maybe put up some loud speakers on the top of the house,and annoy those who insist on forcing me to hear their tunz,I'll blast something back like Polka,Opera or maybe tune into a religious program,no matter the time of day/night.I'd bet they would be very vocal about that form of entertainment.They can dish it out but can't take it.any moron can blast noise.I'd really rather listen to a jackhammer than rap.Thing is,I need to hear when my mom,at 82,calls out for help,which happens from time to time,she rise early,like 1-2am.I also want to be able to hear if someone is trying to break into our home.Music can be enjoyed at lower levels,it's the meaning of the music,it's message-quality not quantity.Yesterday,down in the basement,I'm using the drill,I wear ear protection,the kind workmen use(look like headphones)and I still could hear that F-ing rap crap!Thats way too loud.
5senses

San Diego, CA

#15 Aug 11, 2009
Hoffmeister wrote:
<quoted text>Yesterday,down in the basement,I'm using the drill,I wear ear protection,the kind workmen use(look like headphones)and I still could hear that F-ing rap crap!Thats way too loud.
Most, if not all, hearing protectors (firearm, shop, construction) and earplugs protect only against High Frequency (treble) noise. Boom boxes are High Intensity Low Frequency (bass) noise. What we need are filters that will get rid of the LOW frequencies and leave the HIGH ones in.
David

Wilmington, DE

#16 Aug 12, 2009
Not all of rap is crap. That's like me saying that all of rock and roll is crap when I'll be the first one to admit that it isn't. I've heard plenty of cars drive by with that loud rock n roll crap playing. All that death metal bullshit that makes you want to kill yourself. I've heard all that. And ghetto man, please don't talk like that anymore man. I'm trynna read ya shit and its confusing me a lil
5senses

San Diego, CA

#17 Aug 12, 2009
David wrote:
Not all of rap is crap.
True. dcTalk is non-crap rap.
David wrote:
And ghetto man, please don't talk like that anymore man.
Amen.
Hoffmeister

United States

#18 Aug 12, 2009
David wrote:
Not all of rap is crap. That's like me saying that all of rock and roll is crap when I'll be the first one to admit that it isn't. I've heard plenty of cars drive by with that loud rock n roll crap playing. All that death metal bullshit that makes you want to kill yourself. I've heard all that. And ghetto man, please don't talk like that anymore man. I'm trynna read ya shit and its confusing me a lil
You're right,I'm for freedom of choice and whatever anyone wants to listen to is their right.It's when I'm forced to hear what I don't want to hear,especially at early morning hours,what?,people having trouble knowing the difference between night and day?When it's too late to be blasting rap?No respect for others,denying the rights of others to their listening pleasures,or to have some quiet.
David

Wilmington, DE

#19 Aug 13, 2009
Hoffmeister wrote:
<quoted text>You're right,I'm for freedom of choice and whatever anyone wants to listen to is their right.It's when I'm forced to hear what I don't want to hear,especially at early morning hours,what?,people having trouble knowing the difference between night and day?When it's too late to be blasting rap?No respect for others,denying the rights of others to their listening pleasures,or to have some quiet.
Ok Hoff I completely agree with you but just because its played disrespectfully doesn't mean its crap. The person is crap for playing it like that. Whether it be rap, country, rock n roll, death metal, whatever. Keep it to yourselves.
Hoffmeister

United States

#20 Aug 13, 2009
i was never raelly into any form of music,not much a fan of music.I do listen here and there,some I really like,have'nt met anyone that is a lesser music listener than I.Then to be forced to hear someone elses isn't welcome at all.There is a noise ordinance,but to enforce it on someone passing by late at night is not possible to report.By the time I'm awakened,become alert enough,get to the window,see the type vehicle,license number,then call 911,that person is gone.The time it takes to "get it all together",even see which way the person went,the police would'nt be able to locate the disruptive ignorant-self centered individual.Therefore the person gets away with it.I was especially angry one time when my father was in the hospital for surgery,not knowing if he would make it,I did'nt sleep well that night.When he pulled through the operation,I was able to sleep better till some ignoramous woke me up at 3 am.Also when I was working,I had to be at work 7am.So,I had to be in bed by 11pm.Then the jerks either on their front patios/passing cars with the loud bass going,interfered with my life,getting enough sleep.listening to over loud music is not as important as earning a living,having responsibilites.I think those who play it loud think otherwise.

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