Quote Originally Posted by eduguy View Post
So earbuds are better than headphones?
What should your volume be to hear footsteps and those things?
Footsteps are actually pretty loud on the earbuds. You should be able to hear them at almost any reasonable setting. You might be able to tweak the equalizer to compensate for larger headphones as Lorfa says. Maybe bumping up the midrange can help.

At any rate, it should never be uncomfortably loud. Normal conversation volumes, I would say.