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My head hurts when listening to anything Digital

post #1 of 47
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As the title saids. As of late when I keep listening to all my FLAC files either with speakers or headphones after like 30 or so minutes I just need to shut it off because my head will be hurting like crazy. Changing the volume doesn't work at all.

And I NEVER have this problem with my turntable.

Is this the fatigue that people talk about with Digital? I never had this problem with Digital before and this problem just starting to appear just a few weeks ago.

Any idea what should I do?
post #2 of 47
A few weeks ago this started so you've tossed your MP3 player? What was it you were using for digital playback?
post #3 of 47
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Originally Posted by Arjisme View Post
A few weeks ago this started so you've tossed your MP3 player? What was it you were using for digital playback?
Nope. It was my outside source. I had this home setup for months.
post #4 of 47
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after like 30 or so minutes I just need to shut it off because my head will be hurting like crazy.
Do you jump around, rock your head etc. that is causing impacts with surrounding room furnature, walls etc.

Perhaps you should wear a crash helmet.

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Originally Posted by HyperDuel View Post
Any idea what should I do?
You're doing it right man. ROCK ON!

Just tell me what you're listening to!! :-)
post #5 of 47
You need to go see Dr. Diamond.

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post #6 of 47
Radiation?
post #7 of 47
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I'm so damn drunk when I type every post.
Maybe it's the alcohol.
post #8 of 47
It's the 1s and 0s penetrating your brain.
post #9 of 47
Could it be you need a bit of crossfeed?
Crossfeed - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
post #10 of 47
^Speakers natually crossfeed, so no. I need artificial crossfeed when I listen to 'phones, or else I get a headache. Never with speakers.
post #11 of 47
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Originally Posted by HyperDuel View Post
As the title saids. As of late when I keep listening to all my FLAC files either with speakers or headphones after like 30 or so minutes I just need to shut it off because my head will be hurting like crazy. Changing the volume doesn't work at all.

And I NEVER have this problem with my turntable.

Is this the fatigue that people talk about with Digital? I never had this problem with Digital before and this problem just starting to appear just a few weeks ago.

Any idea what should I do?
Do you have clear audio signal path configured? If you use Windows 7 or Vista, chances are unless you use ASIO or Kennel Streaming, the sound can be bad/harsh and degraded.
post #12 of 47
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Originally Posted by wnmnkh View Post
Do you have clear audio signal path configured? If you use Windows 7 or Vista, chances are unless you use ASIO or Kennel Streaming, the sound can be bad/harsh and degraded.
For starters LOL at your comments guys.

I'm on XP and using ASIO.

After thinking about it I think most of my headaches are with the headphones. I'm going to try out the Crossfeed to see if that does the trick.
post #13 of 47
this plugin is great for crossfeed: VNoPhones

and I find this player w/ASIO4ALL far better sounding than anything else on my XP SP3 box: http://www.head-fi.org/forums/6414854-post110.html

it's less agressive and far more analog sounding to me
post #14 of 47
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Originally Posted by HyperDuel View Post
After thinking about it I think most of my headaches are with the headphones.
Does this mean you do not use your headphones with your turntable?
post #15 of 47
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Originally Posted by leeperry View Post
this plugin is great for crossfeed: VNoPhones

and I find this player w/ASIO4ALL far better sounding than anything else on my XP SP3 box: http://www.head-fi.org/forums/6414854-post110.html

it's less agressive and far more analog sounding to me
did you try this on windows 7 64bit? if so with what soundcard do you use?
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