Why is it that during loud concerts you feel the bass in your chest but not the higher notes despite them being the same volume.

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Why is it that during loud concerts you feel the bass in your chest but not the higher notes despite them being the same volume.

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The chest is a resonant chamber, which means that it vibrates in response to vibrations at its natural resonant frequency. When you hear a low bass tone, the chest vibrates because it matches this body part’s own natural resonant frequency. High notes don’t have the same effect because they don’t resonate at the same frequency as the chest.

It’s a wavelength thing. High pitches are very tight and can destroy your hearing. Oddly bass is okay to a certain extent because it’s a wide wave.

Edit, doesn’t really penetrate like high pitch even though you feel the bass it doesn’t hit microstructures like your ears as hard.

Edit. I’m near deaf from high pitch, kinda like a wave in the ocean hitting you vs a red nozzle from a pressure washer that cuts your face off

High pitch notes are a rapid succession of bumps, too fast for you to feel.
The lower it gets, the more time your body will have to move between two bumps.

To feel a low note, the floor has to vibrate pretty slowly to match the frequency of the sound. To feel a high note, it would have to vibrate very fast. To vibrate very fast either there would need to be a lot more energy, or the floor wouldn’t vibrate as drastically. The fast but smaller vibrations get absorbed by the stadium, and would also just harder to feel in general

It goes based off the wave length. A smaller wave length will travel through your body with ease. A wider wave length will enter your body and resonate.