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...
+1 I agree. Though you've made me a afraid to ever use my SE535s again Which tips were you suing with your Westones?
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.
I don't think there are any connectors that solve that particular problem.