Originally Posted by BoringGuy
Think of it this way: you have the right to listen to your music as loud as you want, but that right ends with my right to enjoy my peace and quiet. Unfortunately, we need sound ordinances and "quiet hours" because some people can't seem to figure out that they share a planet with 7+ billion other people.
Now take all that, and apply it to your relationships: are you a loud music type? Or a quiet-hour type?
If you tell me to "just wear earplugs", the conversation is forfeited.
Noise regulations are in place for the exact reason of it not being clear.
I have the right to throw my music into your ear holes all I wish, up to certain volumes and certain times.
I'll happily use those levels and times up to the very point of allowance. =]
I think GalaGirl made the point best. Certainly better than I would have.