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M50's making noise that's not supposed to be there

post #1 of 12
Thread Starter 

I got my m50's about a month ago, and about a week after I got I noticed that when I was listening to some bassy songs, there would be some noises coming out of the left speaker that aren't supposed to be there, sorta like wobbly or something. Not sure how to explain it but it happens when there's a lot of low bass.

 

What do?

 

Thanks!

post #2 of 12

Not many possibilities here.

Maybe your music is bad quality.

Maybe your M50 are defective.

Maybe your sister secretly played around with your M50 and f***ed them up while you were in the shower. 

 

Send them in for repair? Or check with some other headphones to see if the noise is still there in the left channel?

post #3 of 12
Thread Starter 

It's def. a problem with the M50's.

 

I can't really send em in for warrenty cause I got these headphones on vacation, and I'm going back in a week, so they won't be able to send them back to me in time.

 

I posted here hoping you guys might now what's going on with the headphones.

post #4 of 12
Thread Starter 

bump!

post #5 of 12
Thread Starter 

bump!

post #6 of 12
Usually any extra rattling is a result of a hair in the driver. Wobbling I'm not too sure about, but I do know. The drivers produce a wobble instead of a tone at 20hz as thru struggle to reproduce it cleanly. Anything higher should not be a problem though.
post #7 of 12
Thread Starter 

should i take it apart then?

 

thanks!

post #8 of 12
Thread Starter 

before bed bump

 

sorry for all the bumps but I didn't really get the answer I need

 

thanks in advance for help!

post #9 of 12
Those are classic symptoms of a clipping amp. A more powerful one would get rid of that.

Try turning the volume down and see if the sound is still there. If it goes away, you're forcing your amp into clipping. Also, iPods and sound cards have small internal amps. So even if you're not running a standalone amp, you're still using an amp.
post #10 of 12
Thread Starter 

thanks uncle erik, you were right! smily_headphones1.gif

post #11 of 12

Something stuck in the driver can also disappear at lower volumes.  But I think that usually is more of a rattling. 

 

An ipod should be fine with the M50 I've used that combo a lot. 

post #12 of 12

Buy an amp like FiiO E7 (I just got mine today); bassline-heavy songs that were recently very hard to drive from my laptop's soundcard on the M50 can now be driven with punchy confidence via DAC in the E7.

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