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  I have Squeezebox Touch -> Benchmark DAC1, and I'm hearing a click/pop at my speakers/headphones about 30% of the time when I pause/unpause or manually skip to the next track. I don't know if it damages my speakers but it sure is annoying to hear.The Squeezebox people are saying it's the DAC's problem because their digital outputs are always on. This has been an issue since I got my DAC1 5 years ago.   Any way to fix this?
Quote: Originally Posted by EliasGwinn I can only guess, as I've never heard of this before. My guess is that it has something to do with the differences between the designs of the RCA and XLR input stages in the amplifier. Possibly the DC coupling or input transformer of the XLR stage is causing significant low-frequency attenuation. The XLR and RCA outputs on the DAC1 use the exact same signal source and components. All the...
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Hi Elias, I have an old Benchmark DAC1 Rev H. I'm using it to drive a Bryston 4B-SST power amp, and recently I discovered that the XLR connection sounds different from the RCA connection to the power amp (after volume matching). The XLR output sounds distinctly higher, as if passed through a high-pass filter, and to me the RCA output sounds more correct. I don't think it's a cable issue because I've tried different cables of both types. I'm not sure if it's DAC1 or the...
Quote: Originally Posted by immtbiker The 650's are like a vise grip on my head. The thing with the 650's headband is, it's very malleable. I spread it and it stays stays that way, so it's almost just resting on my head right now. The HD800's metal likes to return to its original shape, even after intense bending, so it's got a way harder grip on my head right now.
Dammit Sennheiser! You come up with the best sounding headphones I've ever heard, but you decide to change the fit of the headphones from what has been a staple from 580's up to the Orpheus, for no good reason that I can see. You also decide to use bulky plastic, adding 40% to the weight over the 650's. Is all that bulk around the drivers really necessary? For $1400, couldn't you have used titanium or carbon fiber to reduce the weight? Was there something wrong with the...
Are there any good storage/display solutions out there for large headphones? I have my amp/headphones on a desk at the office, and when I'm done I want to put it in a box so it won't get dusty and the wires wont be all over my desk. Currently I'm using a $3 box from walmart to store $1400 headphones. There's gotta be a better way than this! I'm looking for a storage box or display case that fits well on a desk, and: 1) encloses the headphones so no dust gets...
Anyone else find the HD800's uncomfortable to wear? They're significantly heavier than the HD650's and the headband is shorter, which gives it less room to be shaped to my big head. Also I think the metal part is less malleable, so it puts a tighter grip on my head. The sound is out of this world but I'm not sure I can put up with the fit!
I'm seriously considering getting HD800's, and my decision will be based entirely on the member reviews of this forum. However, I have a hard time sifting through literally thousands of posts spread across two ginormous threads. Can we please have a thread of only impressions and reviews from people who have experience with the headphone? I'm sure others in my shoes would very much appreciate this as well. So, can everyone please post impressions and reviews in this...
Consider the HD201's, available for $20 from jandr.com. They're small, light, closed but not too much isolation, and sound much better than $20. The sound is comparable to HD280's, which doesn't fit my head as comfortably. It sounds good enough that sometimes I forget I'm listening to the 201's and not my 650's.
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