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Does your HD800 do this?

post #1 of 97
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I have heard 2 HD800. Both do something very interesting in the right side when I'm listening to music. Occassionaly I hear a metal clank noise on the right side only. This sound sounds like the sound of steel flexing for a moment......it actually sounds like a tube warming up. This sound happens VERY occassionally, like in a hour of listening it could happen maybe 2 times and while music is playing it can be almost inaudible. I heard this with both pairs so either its a small design flaw or my head is shaped in a very peculiar way which causes the headphone to occassionaly respond with the sound of a metal clamp expanding
post #2 of 97
Is it the spring?
post #3 of 97
Thread Starter 
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Originally Posted by SleepyOne View Post
Is it the spring?
probably, but I wouldn't know how to locate it
post #4 of 97
I am guess if you move the right cup a little you might hear it. Best have a look at past posting and PM those owners who have similar issue.
post #5 of 97
most likely the spring. I'm not really bothered by it - most of my headphones have a particular characteristic flaw that makes them memorable LOL.

The sound of the plastic/metal slide head-band of the porta pro, or the click of its comfort zone

Spring noise in the pfr-v1

the feel/click of the headband adjustments on the Denon AH-D lineup

the weird metal pop in the Beyer DT line when where the yolk, adjuster, headband all meet up

The cable microphonics on a ER-4

etc. etc.
post #6 of 97
update:

I am not condoning that there SHOULD be any noise, as from what I have read it could possibly be an issue on some peoples 800's
post #7 of 97
Could also check with the seller, heard they are quite helpful.
post #8 of 97
My Grado sr325i does this as well. A few minutes of listening and I hear a metallic clunking sound. It won't do it again after that though.
post #9 of 97
I haven't heard the spring or "Rectifier Warm-up" sound yet (knock on wood)!
post #10 of 97
Quote:
Originally Posted by DavidMahler View Post
I have heard 2 HD800. Both do something very interesting in the right side when I'm listening to music. Occassionaly I hear a metal clank noise on the right side only. This sound sounds like the sound of steel flexing for a moment......it actually sounds like a tube warming up. This sound happens VERY occassionally, like in a hour of listening it could happen maybe 2 times and while music is playing it can be almost inaudible. I heard this with both pairs so either its a small design flaw or my head is shaped in a very peculiar way which causes the headphone to occassionaly respond with the sound of a metal clamp expanding
Yes, on the right side, but not while on my head. I just sent a pair back due to it. Though it never interfered with music in my case, when I took them out of the box, they made so such sound, but when I first took them off my head after about an hour or so, that sound was there, like a loose spring (nothing felt or looked loose) by the screw near the headband and right cup, though I equated it to an almost wind chimes in the distance type sound.
post #11 of 97
Yes, mine does the same on the right side. It sounds like lots of them do this. I'm not willing to send my headphones back yet because it's so minor but if it gets worse I would.
post #12 of 97
Thread Starter 
I think they all do this, on the right side, must be a quality control issue.....something we'll have to live with......not a big deal in my opinion, but I wanted to jsut mention it
post #13 of 97
Hmmm. I was unaware that others were having the same issue. I knew of one person, but no others.
post #14 of 97
There were some (2 or 3?) postings to that effect.
post #15 of 97
I'll make mental note of which side I hear the spring on tonight. It is very minor in my pair. Much less noisy that the very familiar sound in my Sony PFR-V1. The spring that causes the noise in the PFR is the one that helps hold them closed on your head
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