I came across this voice-record from Madonna, which upon playing, made a terribly loud cracking sound. After I played this, I'm pretty sure that there was some damage to the speakers since I'm very convinced that the music sounded differently before.
The sound was playing for maybe, 5-10 seconds, I've played it again to prove it. After it plays and I regulate the sound, e.g. close the mp3 file/browser windows, the sound temporarily gets quieter but "recovers" after some time.
It really is a bad issue, would love if somebody could somehow analyse or prove it.
- Would the speakers recover somehow from damage like that? For example if I turn off sound for some time?
- Can I somehow test if my speakers are damaged?
- Is it possible to damage hardware speakers from listening to a loud sound, especially something like this one?
- If yes, how, if no, why?
DONT LISTEN TO THIS WITH HEADPHONES, IT PLAYS A VERY LOUD CRACKING SOUND, EVEN IF YOU HAVE LOW VOLUME SETTINGS:
The very loud cracking can only be re-produced if you play the mp3 online, e.g. open it in safari.