Big ups to your comments when you up tracks mate! I really dig reading your thoughts on them! Also, I am very happy to see someone promoting hearing protection this is seriously important if you like listening to music! I will mention though that sub-bass is much less likely to hurt your ears than anything with more going on in the high frequency range. It would be more say a layered midrange bassline or highs in a tune that will damage your ears much much faster than any sub frequencies. In your inner ear is the cochlea and within it the organ of Corti that converts sound waves into neural signals. The hair cells in the organ of Corti are what get damaged and it is in the very center that responds to low frequencies while the first and outer part of the cochlea interprets high frequencies. So you can just think that say a 30 Hz bassline vs say 4 kHz the frequency that those wave cycles hit those hairs are something like 133 more times than the low frequencies (in the given example at least). So what I am trying to say is you can have your head much closer to a bass bin without too much concern but stay away from the tops ....not that I suggest ever putting your head close to a loud speaker just pointing out the difference between frequencies and hearing loss! Anyway much love and thanks for all the awesome comments and uploads!