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post #5866 of 14866

I never found apoblem with sssssssssssssss noises, but if you are lacking bass a more powerful (read speaker) amplifier might help - some of them are pretty damn cheap (like $200).

post #5867 of 14866

Hmm...so there's nothing I'm missing then...its either the phones or my ear...

 

I'll have to assume its this particular headphone...will see if I can replace them.

 

 

Thanks a lot wuwhere, very helpful! :)

post #5868 of 14866

Wasn't there a deal were the EF5/HE-6 combo was sold? It was so long ago but I didn't go for it because I had a low powered SS HP amp custom made for it and I also have a 10 wpc tube amp. Well the HE-6 killed the low powered SS HP amp (the opamps) and the 10 wpc tube amp is inadequate.

post #5869 of 14866

The HE-6 is a silent headphone amp killer.

post #5870 of 14866

A $150 DAC teamed up with a $1,000+ headamp and $1,000+ cans and you're wondering why it doesn't sound good? 

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A $150 DAC teamed up with a $1,000+ headamp and $1,000+ cans and you're wondering why it doesn't sound good? 

 

Who are you asking? My setup now don't have those numbers.

post #5872 of 14866
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I never found apoblem with sssssssssssssss noises, but if you are lacking bass a more powerful (read speaker) amplifier might help - some of them are pretty damn cheap (like $200)

 

Do you think that's what it is? I'm used to more bass?

 

I don't think so, but it could be.

My last HP was HD650. More bass. I did like its sound too.

 

It was a bit too "thick" for my perfect sound though, I thought.

 

 

 

I do think there is something more to it though...probs the headphone...


Edited by Loko-Pillo - 8/16/12 at 10:16pm
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A $150 DAC teamed up with a $1,000+ headamp and $1,000+ cans and you're wondering why it doesn't sound good?

So you think those components are what's cause this deficiency?

 

 

I really want to discover the reason!! 

 

 

I feel those headphones would be great for me if "fixed".

 

 

Oh, the headlamp is cheaper though (not that this i supposed to matter, I thought) its EF5 not 6

 

The DAC is the problem you mean?


Edited by Loko-Pillo - 8/16/12 at 10:18pm
post #5874 of 14866
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So you think those components are what's cause this deficiency?

 

 

I really want to discover the reason!! 

 

 

I feel those headphones would be great for me if "fixed".

 

No, that's a speculation. You may have to trace it. You can start with a source, perhaps a receiver with an HP in. Speaker tap would require banana plug or stripped wire.

post #5875 of 14866

My stock cable is has been oxidizing from the Y split to the headphone connectors. One side is noticeably more oxidized than the other. It also happens that recently I notice the channel that is on more oxidized side is at a slightly lower volume too. That should make sense right?

 

Thinking of what a new cable I could possibly make on my own without costing too much - say under $150. For the time being, I'm probably going to amputate the oxidized section and use it as a shorter cable.

post #5876 of 14866
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No, that's a speculation. You may have to trace it. You can start with a source, perhaps a receiver with an HP in. Speaker tap would require banana plug or stripped wire.

Ok, that sounds like a good start.

 

I don't have one, though, unfortunately.  I'll see if I can find one tomorrow.

 

 

However, you didn't have great equipment though and the HPs didn't sound like that.

As subjective as hearing is, hissing trebles would be universal, I would think!

 

I'm thinking it could actually be because I need to turn the EF-5 to full volume!

I just noticed it sounds better when the volume is down a bit.

 

What do you think about that?

post #5877 of 14866
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I think he's mixing up speaker amps with non-refurb vintage receivers.

 

Me?  I was referring to Adcoms, Rotels and the like.  If not me, nvm.

 

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A $150 DAC teamed up with a $1,000+ headamp and $1,000+ cans and you're wondering why it doesn't sound good? 

 

Nothin' wrong w/ an ODAC.  It's an overachiever, anyone's who's heard it in a decent rig knows that.

post #5878 of 14866

I mostly hear it with a not good recording regardless of flac. Remember, you can flac a not good recording all you want but it is still bad.

post #5879 of 14866
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Originally Posted by ohhgourami View Post

My stock cable is has been oxidizing from the Y split to the headphone connectors. One side is noticeably more oxidized than the other. It also happens that recently I notice the channel that is on more oxidized side is at a slightly lower volume too. That should make sense right?

 

Thinking of what a new cable I could possibly make on my own without costing too much - say under $150. For the time being, I'm probably going to amputate the oxidized section and use it as a shorter cable.

 

That should be covered under warranty. Mine does too, I emailed her but it was just too much hassle, I'm just impatient.

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Originally Posted by ohhgourami View Post

My stock cable is has been oxidizing from the Y split to the headphone connectors. One side is noticeably more oxidized than the other. It also happens that recently I notice the channel that is on more oxidized side is at a slightly lower volume too. That should make sense right?

 

Thinking of what a new cable I could possibly make on my own without costing too much - say under $150. For the time being, I'm probably going to amputate the oxidized section and use it as a shorter cable.

 

This is the email I got when I asked about it.

 

"Our warranty policy is a 30 day refund and 1 year replacement.  If any modifications are done by the customer to the component, this will void the warranty. Please print your online receipt email or transaction page. Note that you need a replacement, and ship the earphone (or other product), and include the receipt in the box back to us. Please make sure to note your address, since the address on the receipt is the only way for us to mail the product back to you.
Please do not ship the box and accessories to us.

(Please only ship the defective component to us.)  USPS or your local carrier service

 
The cost to ship a defective product back to us for repair or replacement is the responsibility of the consumer. The cost to return the product to the consumer is the responsibility of Head Direct.
Please make sure to notify us of your tracking number by e-mail, when sending the package back to us
 
If you are in the US,  please ship via USPS or your local carrier service to:
 
If you are international customer, When returning your product, please mark all broken
electronics as item name, and mark the value as $5.   Please ship to:
 
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