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post #1021 of 1027
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The HD5X8 line all have the same impedance of 50Ohm, the different being the field strengthened magnets are stronger (same diaphragm) as you go up the line and thus needs a little more juice.


518 the sound stage was much smaller and less clear but lows could be heard a bit better i think (not sure)
is there much of a big difference 518 having a low frequency response of 14 Hz while 558 have 15 Hz?
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Originally Posted by Bansaku View Post
 

 

The HD5X8 line all have the same impedance of 50Ohm, the different being the field strengthened magnets are stronger (same diaphragm) as you go up the line and thus needs a little more juice.


518 the sound stage was much smaller and less clear but lows could be heard a bit better i think (not sure)
is there much of a big difference 518 having a low frequency response of 14 Hz while 558 have 15 Hz?


Honestly not sure if those numbers matter, at least not on my pair of 558s. They don't sound like they go anywhere near that low. I actually feel the bass response of my HD600s easily bests that of my HD558s. And my Fidelio X1s naturally have a boosted bass response in comparison to both.

post #1023 of 1027

The cheap cable i got from ebay definitely changed the sound of my hd518 for the better, it sounds a bit more clear and airy now, the bass is slight better too.

 

I got the same cable for my akg and shure headphones but i don't think i noticed any difference, if there's a difference it's very, very subtle.


Edited by rhiga - 6/1/15 at 10:53am
post #1024 of 1027

Hi I hope this is the right page to ask this (new here), but I have been having a problem with my newly bought Sennheiser HD 518s (they are great by the way). For some reason only the left cup works with the front panel audio connector. On all my other devices (iPad, laptop, phone, etc.) they work fine though only on the front audio connector on my pc does this happen (on the back port they work). I also have a set of crappy Logitech Z213 Speakers which have a 3.5mm jack on the volume adjuster and they work uses that fine. I can't seem to figure out what the issue is since it isn't a driver problem since my Sennheiser HD280s and Astro A40s work fine with the front panel. I think I installed Windows 10 on my computer before I tested the HD518s out on my computer since they both came on the same day, though I have the capabilities to try it out on a Windows 8.1 machine to see if it works. I currently am using a MSI Z87-G45 motherboard with the driver that is listed on their product page which is the Realek HD Audio drivers. Like I said, my other two pairs of headphones work fine so this boggles my mind why only the left side (never the right) plays. If anyone has any ideas on how to fix this or has had similar problems with the front panel audio connectors I would greatly appreciate it. I can’t see it being a power problem if it works on an iPad of all things. Thanks a bunch to anyone who can help me.

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Hi I hope this is the right page to ask this (new here), but I have been having a problem with my newly bought Sennheiser HD 518s (they are great by the way). For some reason only the left cup works with the front panel audio connector. On all my other devices (iPad, laptop, phone, etc.) they work fine though only on the front audio connector on my pc does this happen (on the back port they work). I also have a set of crappy Logitech Z213 Speakers which have a 3.5mm jack on the volume adjuster and they work uses that fine. I can't seem to figure out what the issue is since it isn't a driver problem since my Sennheiser HD280s and Astro A40s work fine with the front panel. I think I installed Windows 10 on my computer before I tested the HD518s out on my computer since they both came on the same day, though I have the capabilities to try it out on a Windows 8.1 machine to see if it works. I currently am using a MSI Z87-G45 motherboard with the driver that is listed on their product page which is the Realek HD Audio drivers. Like I said, my other two pairs of headphones work fine so this boggles my mind why only the left side (never the right) plays. If anyone has any ideas on how to fix this or has had similar problems with the front panel audio connectors I would greatly appreciate it. I can’t see it being a power problem if it works on an iPad of all things. Thanks a bunch to anyone who can help me.



Seems like some minimal protrusion on the chassis or the headphone connector prevent the plug from sitting properly in the jack. Push the plug a little deeper into the jack, or maybe pull it slightly out.
post #1026 of 1027
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Seems like some minimal protrusion on the chassis or the headphone connector prevent the plug from sitting properly in the jack. Push the plug a little deeper into the jack, or maybe pull it slightly out.


Yeah, it's something like this. I've had the problem before, it really just depends on the front panel jack on the case. Sometimes they work well, sometimes they don't.

post #1027 of 1027
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Originally Posted by Puzzles View Post

Seems like some minimal protrusion on the chassis or the headphone connector prevent the plug from sitting properly in the jack. Push the plug a little deeper into the jack, or maybe pull it slightly out.

That fixed it. I probably should have tried that at some point, but I didn't want to potentially break anything so I didn't. Hopefully having to do that won't cause any problems in the future. Thanks though!
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