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post #16 of 33
I have had my 570s for quite a while now and so far i've had hair stuck on my drivers twice...

The frist time I thought something was wrong with the headphones and I was annoyed but I found if I moved my head a certain way it would stop haha. I didn't clue into it until I started reading around the net and someone mentioned it. It took me a little to muster the currage to pull those firmly attached pads off though...

That foam is like a magnet for hari. I've always been plugging hairs out of it but occasionally a hair gets through to the other side and starts vibrating. I just carfullly (trying not to put moisture on the driver) softly blew on it and the hair flew away with no ill affects and they've been great ever since. I almost posted this thread myself... It's an anoying problem to say the least but once you figure out how to get the pads off and arn't scared to go through the procedure it's not so bad, just routine maintainance I suppose.

The only way to completely stop it is to shave your head I guess.
post #17 of 33
simple solution to keep hair out of any headphone driver made . . . .
a plastic bag placed over the head immediately prior to placing the headphones on your ears, will insure against this problem
also prevents against fatigue from long listening sessions
post #18 of 33

I have a pair of DT-150s, and I thought the right driver was blown since it would buzz annoyingly when reproducing low to mid bass frequencies. Then I took off the earcup and removed a couple hairs, and thankfully I don't have to send it to Germany anymore!

post #19 of 33

Gotta love the vibrating piece of hair problem (buzzing noise with bassnotes), how many times I've been false-alarmed by plausible blown driver is getting really annoying. Maybe I should shave my head so I could stop worrying but luckily upgradeitis hasn't caught me yet so I'm satisfied with my low-cost headphones, would be far worse if I owned some $500 headphones. xD


Edited by RPGWiZaRD - 8/13/10 at 3:42pm
post #20 of 33

Well, this wouldn't happen if you bought CLOSED headphones! Haha, just kidding.

post #21 of 33

I get buzzing from time to time.  Whether it's from hair or other debris, reasonable efforts to shake and blow the debris away yield dramatic results.  Unless your headphones were assembled in a dust-free environment and are encased in an airtight container, dust is a fact of life.  It's really much ado over nothing.

post #22 of 33

Depends on the headphones really, only headphones I have noticed hair is the DT770.  It is a very audible vibration on the inside.  I took out two little hairs poking through the protective cover of the driver and the rattling noise  disappeared.

post #23 of 33

Hmmm , My HE-300s rattle during low frequency extensions ....I think its not the hair , may be Fang did not create the best dynamic transducer after all 

post #24 of 33

Usually when a headphone can't reproduce low frequency it just becomes silent.  Rattling is almost always a hair or other particle stuck on the driver.

post #25 of 33
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Originally Posted by TMRaven View Post

Usually when a headphone can't reproduce low frequency it just becomes silent.  Rattling is almost always a hair or other particle stuck on the driver.

Possible,I am really nervous to open them right now, but sometimes the rattling gets too frustrating.... I'll see, thanks but I'm positive it's not the hair it just sounds like it's a driver defect I wish I could make you listen....
post #26 of 33
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Originally Posted by TMRaven View Post

Usually when a headphone can't reproduce low frequency it just becomes silent.  Rattling is almost always a hair or other particle stuck on the driver.

Although at second thought you might be right.....well this is a unmitigated disaster
post #27 of 33
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Originally Posted by MrTechAgent View Post


Possible,I am really nervous to open them right now, but sometimes the rattling gets too frustrating.... I'll see, thanks but I'm positive it's not the hair it just sounds like it's a driver defect I wish I could make you listen....


But that's exactly how a vibrating piece of hair sounds like, like a broken driver. I also thought my driver was broken the first time it happened to me. :P Happens with certain deep clean bass frequencies. I tend to use the short intro that one of my favorite producers keep using in their vids as a test for that as it uses exactly those bass frequencies (the first 10 second intro part only, in the track itself it won't show as the bass isn't deep and strong enough):

 


Edited by RPGWiZaRD - 2/2/14 at 9:24am
post #28 of 33
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But that's exactly how a vibrating piece of hair sounds like, like a broken driver. I also thought my driver was broken the first time it happened to me. :P Happens with certain deep clean bass frequencies. I tend to use the short intro that one of my favorite producers keep using in their vids as a test for that as it uses exactly those bass frequencies (the first 10 second intro part only, in the track itself it won't show as the bass isn't deep and strong enough):

 

I can't express how much I love you ........So its the left cup for sure , I'll start opening her up , I'll report back when its successfully done , thanks ! 

post #29 of 33
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Originally Posted by RPGWiZaRD View Post
 


But that's exactly how a vibrating piece of hair sounds like, like a broken driver. I also thought my driver was broken the first time it happened to me. :P Happens with certain deep clean bass frequencies. I tend to use the short intro that one of my favorite producers keep using in their vids as a test for that as it uses exactly those bass frequencies (the first 10 second intro part only, in the track itself it won't show as the bass isn't deep and strong enough):

 

Ok sir , I have taken it apart and modded the foam too ....I have made a video about it should be up in some hours after I edit it ...

The hair issue seems to be the case , its not completely out but its just a matter of time I guess , I did hear some change in the way it rattled 

post #30 of 33
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Originally Posted by MrTechAgent View Post
 

Ok sir , I have taken it apart and modded the foam too ....I have made a video about it should be up in some hours after I edit it ...

The hair issue seems to be the case , its not completely out but its just a matter of time I guess , I did hear some change in the way it rattled 


It can be hard to get all the hair out, sometimes it can be hidden behind the driver protecting grille so you can't see it, I tend to blow a little (you don't have to use all the force you got exactly xD) in there and new pieces of hairs tend to stick out. 

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