Information for the fans, 45€ !!! Very old DT48
Guys, need some help..
So I have weird problem in my DT48's (new 2010 version), every sometime when I move with the headphones on my head, I get a crackling sound from my DAC and I think the DAC is shutting itself off because of short circuit..
I've tried to twist the cable, shake the headphones and whatever but I can only get it to happen with my DT48 when i'm wearing them?!
The cost of these HP's was not actually cheap so i'm a bit scared they may be broken.. Hopefully not. Any ideas what there could be loose or broken? I've not yet tried to disassemble them.
My DAC has a plastic case, but i'm using onboard dac now and it does the same thing.
By the way I tried touching my DAC's headphone output socket with the outer tip of the DT48 3.5mm plug, and this also "zaps" the DAC off..
Could it be a problem with the cable?
Is there a way to check there's everything ok with the headphones themselves..?
I don't know of any "for sure" way of checking. If they sound fine, then I can't imagine they're broken. You haven't given specifics about how you listen to them so it's hard to say. Looking at your old headphones they almost all look like plastic cups, or have some plastic or foam between your ears and the drivers. With these headphones you basically have two giant electrical conductors on your ears, so it makes perfect sense to me that you've always been generating some static electricity and now with these, you just happen to notice it because they allow the charge to reach ground easily. Maybe the air is dry and you could try a humidifier to see if it makes a difference. Or douse yourself with static guard. If you can eliminate your ability to accumulate a charge, and then they don't make your equipment pop, I think that's as close to "sure" as you can be via testing on your own.