Originally Posted by MrMateoHead
I just wanted to ask if any of the Headphone nuts here every get recurring ear problems from listening to their phones? Other than occasional and scary "ear ringing" for example.
I've switched back to my HD595s today for the sake of comfort, and because both my right, and now my left ear have been getting plugged / achey a lot this week. My theory is that, phones insulate and "heat up" your ears, and possibly promote movement of wax to places it might not normally go. Also, the circular design of the HE-400s may be applying more force to my lower ear (the cartiledge spots near the lobe).
Chances are, I need to take a long headphone break. But I have not been at extreme volumes. But both my ears are complaining.
Headphone use should not end up causing physical issues with the ears beyond ear sensitivity/pain/ringing from excessive volume. If you're getting pain, fluids, etc, that is being caused by something unrelated to over the ear headphones.
Maybe it's from IEMs maybe it's from your past was build up issues....but pain and fluid sound like a more serious problem than headphones....infection, or maybe just impacted wax, etc. But if the peroxide is burning....I would seriously get that looked at if you value this hobby. Peroxide in the ear should feel funny....not burn...
Originally Posted by hifimanrookie
But as we are all family here and wants best for each other...listen to these words...GET OF UR BUTT and check ur ears with ur doc..if ur having a infection of sort u can get deaf in worst case scenario..Sorry..but had to act as a worried big brother would..
so dont take it as an offence..i want u to enjoy ur music as i do..and with hearing loss its much less enjoyable...i had an infection because of my westone in ear phones and my girl had almost grap my hair to push me to the doctors..but by god..am so happy she did..as i had a bad infection in my front lab or something because of ear smear pushed backinto my ears that caused my severe headaches..i had to take anti biotics for two weeks and some iggy fluids to flush my ears out twice a day..and worse..No headphone for 2 months
so pls do the right thing..before u put any fluids in ur ears..it can make things worse if u dont know whats wrong inside ur earcanal or deeper inside...i know we all mean well..but best advice is checking with ur doc..maybe its nothing and just ear smear ..but better be safe then sorry my grandma always told me..and she got to an age of 103!
+1 I agree. Though you've made me a afraid to ever use my SE535s again Which tips were you suing with your Westones?
Originally Posted by TMRaven
Can't say I've had issues with the connectors so far.
Depends on the cable. Moon Audio cables and the stock HE-400 Canare tend to wiggle themselves off quite frequently for me and many others. The HE-6 cable and Q cables virtually never have a problem with their high flexibility. Any cable that acts as its own strain relief is usually fine. Any cable that applies pressure to the connector if it's moved, including the stock one, is probably not fine.
It's annoying, but the most annoying thing seems to be for cable makers...they hate those SMC connectors. People that change their cables often tend to also have issues with it. SMC (mini-F) was meant for connections that rarely get touched such as satellite dish installs and things...they were never meant for high-flex. However I don't have any intention of getting replacement connectors installed in my cans, either.
Originally Posted by chewy4
Another issue with the connectors is that they have no protection from any accidental yanking. Headphones could get damaged as a result.
I don't think there are any connectors that solve that particular problem.