As others have mentioned here, you really should respect the others around you. If your mom, your brother and your dad are all telling you to turn it down then that should tell you something. The same thing goes for all of those people with the Hondas and the big woofers, as was mentioned. They also think it’s totally reasonable that they can drive through the neighborhood shaking everyone’s windows. I HATE that! But, it’s their system that they paid a lot of money for it so why shouldn’t they be able to play it loud? It sounds good like that, etc, etc. Does that sound kind of familiar? If I ever lose it and go on a rampage, it’s gonna be that crowd I go after first. I’m not saying that I am going to lose it (need to clarify these things nowadays), but if I did! I like loud movies too but I am always conscious of whether or not my neighbors might be able to hear it, probably too conscious of it. I already played JP3 at reference level and went outside to see how loud it sounded but I still always get paranoid they can hear it. I hate when people disturb my peace so the last thing I want to do it disturb other’s peace. About ‘Lord of the Rings’, that movie was not only LOUD, it was disproportionately loud. I ended up using “late night” mode (dynamic compression) for the first time. That was the only way I could hear the dialogue clearly without being blown out of my chair by the effects. If it’s so loud that your not sure you would be able to hear a police officer pounding on your door with his baton, it’s probably too loud. I couldn’t achieve that with LOTR and still hear the dialogue clearly.