Yeah, my luck with budget cans isn't very good lately. Remember where I said my CV185's had bass disappear as well? Thankfully that was an easy fix. The screws on one of the drivers had either vibrated loose, or were loose to begin with. I did take the left earcup off the dhp-ii's, and found a loose strand of wire. I thought it may have been touching one of the others causing a partial short in that side. No such luck. There was no difference after plucking the strand out with a pair of pliars. It's sad, because otherwise they have very good sound quality. The bass that is actually coming the right side is sometimes so loud/deep it sounds like it's filling in the left. I can only imagine how they'll sound working properly.
JR says all warranty is done through the manufacturer in their terms. We'll see what they say if they reply on Monday. From what I've read maxell is NOT easy to get ahold of.
Also, the packaging for the dhp-ii's lists a spec like (channel variation) or something similar as "3dB" If one driver was 3dB down compared to the other, could it cause the lack of bass at low/moderate volume? I tried cranking just the left side way up, and still never heard any deep bass. Only upper bass.
I have the HD555's coming any day now, and I have a feeling, exchanged or not, I won't be listening to these much any more anyway.
Edited by cam94z28 - 9/25/10 at 10:17pm