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anyone using the extra volume control add-on that comes with w4r? Does it changes the sound in any way or its clean?

post #5147 of 5326
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Originally Posted by Varoudis View Post
 

anyone using the extra volume control add-on that comes with w4r? Does it changes the sound in any way or its clean?

i think you are refer to this 'In-line Volume Attenuator' ...?

 

post #5148 of 5326
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Originally Posted by doki81 View Post
 

i think you are refer to this 'In-line Volume Attenuator' ...?

 

yeap!

 

do it affect the quality of the sound? (apart for the volume)

It probably varies the Ohms to lower the sound?

post #5149 of 5326
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Originally Posted by Varoudis View Post
 

yeap!

 

do it affect the quality of the sound? (apart for the volume)

It probably varies the Ohms to lower the sound?

if it lowers the sound by increasing the ohmage, then it probably helps with the high.. but honestly ive never used mine.. i think it is just for smaller volume incriments for say if you are using a ipod or something along those lines.

post #5150 of 5326

I use mine all the time. My Phone is just too damn loud for everything, so I use this to attenuate the sound.
I've also used this with my iPod to allow me more immediate access to volume control.

 

I've never noticed any sound quality difference. Not that there isn't any... I just haven't noticed it.

post #5151 of 5326
I just got my 4r's from Amazon today, and am loving them so far. I just have one question. Is it normal to hear some static on vocals when they're brand new?

I started out with some mp3s on my phone, and chalked the static up to 128k mp3s. I tried them on my computer when I got home with flac files, both 16 and 24 bit, and was still getting it. Aside from the static, they sound great. My phone is an HTC evo 4g lte, and my computer has an Asus essence stx and a schiit bifrost feeding a bottlehead crack. They were meant to drive my sennheiser hd650s, and I know their output impedance is pretty high for 4r's. So could that have an effect on the sound too?
post #5152 of 5326
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Originally Posted by meeklo062704 View Post

I just got my 4r's from Amazon today, and am loving them so far. I just have one question. Is it normal to hear some static on vocals when they're brand new?

I started out with some mp3s on my phone, and chalked the static up to 128k mp3s. I tried them on my computer when I got home with flac files, both 16 and 24 bit, and was still getting it. Aside from the static, they sound great. My phone is an HTC evo 4g lte, and my computer has an Asus essence stx and a schiit bifrost feeding a bottlehead crack. They were meant to drive my sennheiser hd650s, and I know their output impedance is pretty high for 4r's. So could that have an effect on the sound too?

This is not right!
post #5153 of 5326
Yes, I'd say even those who defend there is "burn-in" would not agree with this. Are you plugging them directly to your phone? No other headphone has this static when plugged to your phone? If this is the case, you may have a defective unit.
post #5154 of 5326
Plugged directly into my phone, and with the adapter to both soundcard and amp. I was praying it wasn't defective. The only worse than waiting for package arrival is waiting for it a second time. Damn you cruel fate!

Which would be better/quicker? Going through westone directly, or going back through amazon?
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can you return it as if you didn't want it? I know in the states you can return products within some time period. (You get where Im going at, right?) Then order again! :)

post #5156 of 5326
Amazon has shipped me eplacements right away, while Westone waits until they get the bad unit back and test it. You must return the defective item to Amazon within so many days or they will charge you for the second one.
post #5157 of 5326

I'm going to keep checking on them. The static came through on my HD650s to on the same songs, so I want to be sure before I start putting in return requests.

 

As a side thought, has anyone reshelled their 4r's recently? I really like the idea of it, but I have heard from different people that the sound signature changes after the reshell. None of the ones I heard about weren't Westones, so I jsut want to get some opinions before I start looking into it.

post #5158 of 5326
OK, so if the static exists with other HP your problem is somewhere else. Maybe the files weren't ripped and compressed correctly. Maybe it is phone interference. Maybe the headphone jack is defective.
post #5159 of 5326

i was suprised that the w4r are back up to $449.00

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Originally Posted by leogodoy View Post

OK, so if the static exists with other HP your problem is somewhere else. Maybe the files weren't ripped and compressed correctly. Maybe it is phone interference. Maybe the headphone jack is defective.

Pretty sure it was a couple of bad rips. I've been comparing different songs played from different sources and amps, and comparing the 4r to the HD650. Aside from the sound stage and signature differences, it is coming out the same so far.

 

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Originally Posted by Mooses9 View Post
 

i was suprised that the w4r are back up to $449.00

I just picked mine up from Amazon for $380.

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