Are guitar strings meant to be loose?

well, when i first got the guitar, the strings all seemed loose, and when you picked them (with the pletrum/pick) the made a twang sort of noise. like they kept bouncing/vibrating off the fretboard. so i tightened them all, snapped the high e string. but the other 5 sounded good. so i just got my guitar... show more well, when i first got the guitar, the strings all seemed loose, and when you picked them (with the pletrum/pick) the made a twang sort of noise. like they kept bouncing/vibrating off the fretboard.

so i tightened them all, snapped the high e string. but the other 5 sounded good.

so i just got my guitar fixed, got it back. and the strings are all loose again. i checked the tuning.
says...
e:Eb
b:Bb
g:Fb i re-tuned this to g
d:Db
a:Ab
e:Eb

they all twang on the fret board. and i am 10,000% sure bands have their strings tighter than that.
else their concerts would be an utter mess.

so yeah. i'm confused. i tune my guitar and it sounds sh!t. help please.
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