It seems like my MK1 has developed that infamous parasitic charge issue. The volume on the right channel is definitely louder than the left, verified by switching the interconnects, pads, reversing the headphone, etc. No matter what I do the R side is louder than the L.
Luckily the imbalance isn't huge, Couple DB's max I think, as tiniest bit of turn for the L on the split volume knob (probably the reason why stat amps typically have split volumes?) evens out the balance without any distortion, so thankfully I don't think this is a driver or a cable issue.
What would be the best thing for me to do at this point? I've read a few posts on how you can just leave them unused for a few weeks to see if it goes away, but they're my main headphones now and that would suck not being able to use them for a while. But if that is what's the safest thing to do for the headphones in the long run I'll do it. Or is it safe to keep on using them and just compensating for the volume difference by using the knob?
Lastly, is there a way to prevent this from happening again (should it go back to normal, and I hope so), or is it just one of those things that are random and have to accept with Stax headphones?
Thanks in advance.
Edited by K_19 - 1/10/13 at 6:02pm