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post #3571 of 3583
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Originally Posted by Koolpep View Post


I had the same, didn't realize that the cable was in fact not properly inserted all the way. I would try a few times, if that doesn't help return them and get a new pair.

Cheers,
K

it's not the cable. seems like my new motherboard's onboard audio is killing headphones. even the grado 60i has the same issue now.

anyway, gave the 598's for replacement. even the guy at the service center noticed this issue.

my replacement will arrive in 2 weeks.

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Originally Posted by xoriac View Post
 

it's not the cable. seems like my new motherboard's onboard audio is killing headphones. even the grado 60i has the same issue now.

anyway, gave the 598's for replacement. even the guy at the service center noticed this issue.

my replacement will arrive in 2 weeks.

In what way? @.@ 

 

The SR60i have no damping factor issue or whatsoever. So it cant be related to sound 

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Originally Posted by BillsonChang007 View Post
 

In what way? @.@ 

 

The SR60i have no damping factor issue or whatsoever. So it cant be related to sound 

damping factor?

i'm sorry i'm new to this hobby.

can you tell me what that is?

post #3574 of 3583
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Originally Posted by xoriac View Post
 

it's not the cable. seems like my new motherboard's onboard audio is killing headphones. even the grado 60i has the same issue now.

anyway, gave the 598's for replacement. even the guy at the service center noticed this issue.

my replacement will arrive in 2 weeks.

 

Oh man, sorry to hear that. Maybe a power issue on the headphone out? Something must be seriously wrong if your motherboard or power supply kills headphones. It takes a lot to kill a headphone driver. I wouldn't use any headphone with this motherboard directly, use a small DAC or DAC/amp via USB so you have natural buffer between the power from motherboard and the headphones.

 

Cheers,

K

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Hmm... That really sucks man.
post #3576 of 3583
Whats the issue?
Damping factor is when the output impedance of an amp is too high for a low impedance headphone such as the HD598 and SR60i. It may affect the frequency respond of the headphone or speaker depending on the headphone's impedance at certain frequencies.
Edited by BillsonChang007 - 4/4/14 at 2:31pm
post #3577 of 3583
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Originally Posted by BillsonChang007 View Post

Whats the issue?
Damping factor is when the output impedance of an amp is too high for a low impedance headphone such as the HD598 and SR60i. It may affect the frequency respond of the headphone or speaker depending on the headphone's impedance at certain frequencies.

channel imbalance.

left channel sounding a little louder say by 5% than the right.

this one guy told me to just change the balance in the settings. and also he said -that it's rare to find a headphone without channel imbalance.

how true is that?

post #3578 of 3583
Do you have any other source to test with? Your phone? Does it still have the channel imbalance? There are a lot of possible reason why it's imbalance:
1) the jack was not plugged in fully
2) the setting of your soundcard (possibly, for your case). You have have tuned the balance a little
3) due to driver failure

I can't think of any thing that could permanently damage the balance in volume of a headphone other than that and unless you drop it?

Hope it helps
Billson smily_headphones1.gif
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Originally Posted by BillsonChang007 View Post


I can't think of any thing that could permanently damage the balance in volume of a headphone

 

I agree. Not by 5%.

 

I could believe distortion or one channel cutting in/out, but not a very slight volume difference.

 

Don't take this the wrong way, but it could also be your imagination. Once you first hear a song with a slight imbalance, you can become obsessed with it and detect it all the time even if it doesn't exist.

post #3580 of 3583

I dropped a screw into the driver dome of an aluminium driver of a DR150, lost a lot of volume and all the bass of that driver. I guess it's cause the driver is dented and can't push out the low frequencies anymore. Big price to pay for such a simple mistake :frown:

My tube amp currently has about a 2.5db boost to the left channel, good thing my DAC can compensate for this in the settings.

post #3581 of 3583

He has already exchanged them so it really doesn't matter what caused it or "if" it was his imagination does it? He'll find out as soon as the replacement pair comes in. Also, even the customer service rep noticed the imbalance, so I doubt it's his imagination.

post #3582 of 3583

I am looking to sell my HD598 if anyone is interested.

Wore them maybe 20 times total. Look brand new. 

 

$140

let me know if interested,.

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I'd rather have an amp than dac on the go

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