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post #676 of 791
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Originally Posted by mamamia88 View Post
 

Alright I got my 558s in.  They are too quiet even at max volume for me so I think I'll need an amp.  Is it worth upgrading to the e11 from e6 just for the longer battery life?  I just want a volume boost and already have the e6

I would spend a drop more and get the E12. By the way, you can't use the E11 while the battery is charging.

post #677 of 791
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Originally Posted by StanD View Post
 

I would spend a drop more and get the E12. By the way, you can't use the E11 while the battery is charging.

what is better about the e12 over the e11?   You can get the e11+ extra battery+ external battery charger for $65 on amazon.  Doing that and just swapping out the battery for a fully charged one seems kind of appealing to me. 

post #678 of 791
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Originally Posted by mamamia88 View Post
 

what is better about the e12 over the e11?   You can get the e11+ extra battery+ external battery charger for $65 on amazon.  Doing that and just swapping out the battery for a fully charged one seems kind of appealing to me. 

The E12 is a much better amp and has a much better build quality. The price difference isn't large in the world of headphone amps.

post #679 of 791

Last question hopefully.  I got the short cable in the mail today and there was some hiss and the sound was horrible until I disconnected the cable and hooked it up again.   Can this be caused by not having the cable locked properly?  I'm not sure what the warranty is on refurbished stuff from amazon but, I'm hoping this was just a fluke occurrence.      

post #680 of 791
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Originally Posted by mamamia88 View Post
 

Last question hopefully.  I got the short cable in the mail today and there was some hiss and the sound was horrible until I disconnected the cable and hooked it up again.   Can this be caused by not having the cable locked properly?  I'm not sure what the warranty is on refurbished stuff from amazon but, I'm hoping this was just a fluke occurrence.      

Don't argue with success. :D

post #681 of 791

Is it normal for for on some recordings for there to be an almost inaudible static noise?   Sometimes I don't notice it other times I do.  I'm curious if this is a defect, a quailty of the recording, or the definition of the airy quality I hear about

post #682 of 791
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Originally Posted by mamamia88 View Post
 

Is it normal for for on some recordings for there to be an almost inaudible static noise?   Sometimes I don't notice it other times I do.  I'm curious if this is a defect, a quailty of the recording, or the definition of the airy quality I hear about

Could you tell us which recordings? I could find out. 

post #683 of 791
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Originally Posted by Fuzziekiwi View Post
 

Could you tell us which recordings? I could find out. 

Was one I noticed a little bit but, when connected directly to my pc I didn't notice it.  And sometimes I don't notice it at all.  So can't tell if it's in my head or what

post #684 of 791
Hi guys,
I picked up a pair of hd558 on impulse yesterday since I happened to find them at half price in a local store. I only paid $100 for them which is very cheap over here.

I bought them to use when watching TV and movies since I wanted something with great comfort and that can be driven directly from my receiver.

Since I usually make a mod if there's one available I removed the black foam and also the cloth covering the drivers.

I must say that for my intended use they're spot on. Most comfortable cans I've got and work great from my receiver.

I'm also pretty impressed with their music playback, very nice and balanced sounding.

They work great with both my Magni and LD I+ at home and also sounds very nice with e12 and x3 for a portable solution. Actually so far I think the best match is with the e12 (from lo on the x3).

I'm a sucker for budget stash that punches above it's price and the hd558 have made me pleasently surprised so far.
post #685 of 791
Nvm the sound was introduced from my speakers headphone jack. One more question is adgtron warranty on amazon the 90 day or 2 year warranty for refurbs? Found conflicting info on google
Edited by mamamia88 - 6/22/14 at 12:28pm
post #686 of 791
I also love the way the 558 sounds
post #687 of 791

is it worth doing the foam mod on the hd558? iv been using them stock un-amped  for the past year and a half and most of my music is curently mp3. i will however be changing that.

post #688 of 791
I think it's worth it. It's easy to do and fully reversible so I'd give it a try.

I still can't believe the value these offers.
post #689 of 791

ok thanks for the input i think i will try it:bigsmile_face:

post #690 of 791
Good luck smily_headphones1.gif
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