listening to an audio recording

used a cheap android phone
samsung galaxy 6
using android recording app

I listen with earbud headset
I need to listen at high volume

but I am afraid that any loud noise can hurt my ears

This is not a question about creating a new recording
but listening to an old recording

I need to use headset to listen. I can not use external speakers

Any ideas?
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arnoldConnect With a Mentor Commented:
Concern about eardrum ...
You seem to have your options down, not quite sure what else are you looking for.
You could use Bluetooth enabled that include better noise cancelation paired to your phone solely for this purpose.
Using Bluetooth, you could tranfer the audio to a computer and play the audio through it.
RobOwner (Aidellio)Commented:
Android has a volume limiting alert so as long as you are aware of the volume you'll be okay?
RobConnect With a Mentor Owner (Aidellio)Commented:
In addition to what arnold has suggested re bluetooth, if you're concerned about hearing damage then you should use over the ear headphones as it just blocks out more ambient noise compared to earphones.  Adding in noise cancellation means you don't have to have the volume so high
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Ted RussConnect With a Mentor ITCommented:
You can also get "kid friendly" volume limited headphones that (apparently) limit peak volumes to hearing safe levels. Check at the electronics accessories sections of your supermarket/electronics stockist.
Gerwin Jansen, EE MVETopic Advisor Commented:
Don't use in-ear buds - but use circumaural headphones, either open or closed back.
rgb192Author Commented:
volume limiting (on android)
just tells me to keep volume low

so I dont hear anything.

"kid friendly" volume limited headphones
could you give example please
Gerwin Jansen, EE MVETopic Advisor Commented:
>> so I dont hear anything.
You want a a volume that does not hurt your ears? That is what volume limiting is doing for you.

Kid friendly volume limited headphones will do just that - making sure the volume is not too high.

Suggestions were given to use for example 'over ear' headphones - they have a somewhat lower risk of high volume that hurts your ears.

You could use concert volume limiting earplugs with 'over ear' headphones but it really comes down to your judgement on what volume hurts your ears or not.
RobOwner (Aidellio)Commented:
volume limiting (on android)
just tells me to keep volume low
This is just an initial warning.  Tap "ok" and increase the volume.
Ted RussITCommented:
I can't unfortunately name a brand or model. But go into any electronics store, or the electronics section of a multi supermarket, and ask at the counter. These headphones are made to limit the maximum sound pressure they can deliver, protecting children's hearing from early damage. Prices aren't much different to low-end headphones.
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