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post #5866 of 17036

Maybe take a little break from headphones and see if it goes away in another day or two?

 

If it doesn't, go see your doc and he'll probably give you some steroids to try and get rid of it.

post #5867 of 17036
Thread Starter 

^^ What!! A break for listening to music? Are you mad? No...actually I probably could be due for a break. Maybe just unplug for a few days. I've had to do this with my pc and gaming at different points when I was younger. In my 20's I used to play counter strike till 3 or 4 in the morning, get a few hours sleep and head off to work. Oh, to be twenty something again. wink.gif

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Update from my end:

 

The J-money pads just came. they are fantastic, the HE-400 sounds so much like my Lcd-2 now it is scary. I had a bit of doubt due to the fact the Denon J-money's were so horrible on them, I could not have been more wrong. Loving the taming of the treble as well.

post #5869 of 17036
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Originally Posted by Fearless1 View Post

Update from my end:

 

The J-money pads just came. they are fantastic, the HE-400 sounds so much like my Lcd-2 now it is scary. I had a bit of doubt due to the fact the Denon J-money's were so horrible on them, I could not have been more wrong. Loving the taming of the treble as well.

Nice, I can't wait for mine to arrive. The one thing I'm worried about them is if they get too warm, but that shouldn't be a problem in this 5 degree weather.

 

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Originally Posted by MattTCG View Post

^^ What!! A break for listening to music? Are you mad? No...actually I probably could be due for a break. Maybe just unplug for a few days. I've had to do this with my pc and gaming at different points when I was younger. In my 20's I used to play counter strike till 3 or 4 in the morning, get a few hours sleep and head off to work. Oh, to be twenty something again. wink.gif

Well if you don't want to go the taking a break route, there is always the option of never stopping so that the ringing is drowned out.biggrin.gif

post #5870 of 17036
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Originally Posted by Fearless1 View Post

Update from my end:

The J-money pads just came. they are fantastic, the HE-400 sounds so much like my Lcd-2 now it is scary. I had a bit of doubt due to the fact the Denon J-money's were so horrible on them, I could not have been more wrong. Loving the taming of the treble as well.

Those pads are fantastic! Mine are never coming off, I don't think I can go back. I have never heard the LCD-2 so it intrigues me you say they sound similar. Did you do the jergpad mod too or is that next?
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I do realize that this is off topic, but I have a question for the group here. Several days ago I started to get a faint ringing in my ears. It continues today.  I'm trying to figure out the exact cause. One thing that happened just prior to that may be the cause. I sometimes listen to a sansa clip plugged into the e07k. Well, after using it like this for a while I grabbed the clip to listen to it without the e07. I forgot that the clip was turned to max volume. redface.gif Inserted a pair of iem's and well...you can guess the rest. It was about 3 seconds before I was able to hit the pause button. The other possibility is that I've done more listening these days with my full sized hp's. 

 

I don't listen loudly. The lyr is usually between 9-11 on the dial. 

 

Any suggestions are appreciated...

 

 

I won't put anything in my ears ever again.  About 10 years ago before I knew about head-fi I would listen to my iPod with the ibuds and that's how I would fall asleep every night.  Well, one night I suddenly woke up and snatched the ibuds out of my ears and was left with a horrible ringing sound that I still have till this day.  Went through a few months of major depression.  I finally went to see a ENT and he suggest steroids might help, he also said that this is becoming common among young people b/c of the iPod and playing music too loud.  That was one of the first questions he asked me, was if I used an ipod.

 

 

The ringing is much quieter now but it's still there.  Now I always use replaygain (album mode only) on Foobar and use a SPL meter to set my music to average around 70 dB and no louder than 75 dB peaks.


Edited by brokenthumb - 1/22/13 at 8:23am
post #5872 of 17036
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Originally Posted by merkil View Post


Those pads are fantastic! Mine are never coming off, I don't think I can go back. I have never heard the LCD-2 so it intrigues me you say they sound similar. Did you do the jergpad mod too or is that next?

Yeah I did and they also sound great, but if i am not using velours I wanted to use real leather. My wife has this stuff that she got years ago at a leather shop that softens and protects leather, it made the pads so comfy.

post #5873 of 17036
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Nice, I can't wait for mine to arrive. The one thing I'm worried about them is if they get too warm, but that shouldn't be a problem in this 5 degree weather.

 

 

They actually are more comfortable to me then the velours. I have a pair of HE-400s from the 2nd batch right after they fixed "rev 1", and they have no clamping force at all (I have a big dome, I am 6'5) and  no matter how much I bent them in they slide around on my head, these add the extra inch to stop the movement. A bit hot but not bad.

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Leather
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Yeah I did and they also sound great, but if i am not using velours I wanted to use real leather. My wife has this stuff that she got years ago at a leather shop that softens and protects leather, it made the pads so comfy.

Leather protector in the pads! I got to remember to do that when I get home. Maybe the headband will also get a thin coat
post #5875 of 17036
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Originally Posted by Fearless1 View Post

Update from my end:

 

The J-money pads just came. they are fantastic, the HE-400 sounds so much like my Lcd-2 now it is scary. I had a bit of doubt due to the fact the Denon J-money's were so horrible on them, I could not have been more wrong. Loving the taming of the treble as well.

 

what dust filter do you use?

post #5876 of 17036
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Originally Posted by chewy4 View Post

Nice, I can't wait for mine to arrive. The one thing I'm worried about them is if they get too warm, but that shouldn't be a problem in this 5 degree weather.

They do never become hot for me after hours. But it is winter ofc.

post #5877 of 17036
Currently using a FiiO E17 to power my HE-400s, would I notice a significant upgrade by getting an amp like the Little Dot Mk II or FiiO E9? Right now I'm using +4 bass and +2 treble with +12dB gain at 20 volume and it's pretty satisfying.
post #5878 of 17036
Thread Starter 

^^ I would stick where you're at for now TBH. This hp amps easy and the e17 actually works quite well with them. Unless there are other harder to drive hp's that you own that would also benefit from a beefier amp then I'd stick with the e17. It will serve you well...

post #5879 of 17036

So my Schiit Magni + Modi arrived today, and five minutes later, my new RCA cables from Blue Jeans arrived as well :] First: extremely pleased with the price to quality ratio for the Blue Jeans cables. I just wanted them to ... work, with the knowledge that they were well-built.

 

The Magni drives this SO WELL. I started with the E17 and thought that it was driving the HE-400 well, and then I tried the Little Dot MKIII and came to the conclusion that the E17 was about 85% up to the task. Now after trying the Magni, I have to say the MKIII is maybe at 90-93%, because they sound a lot better. I will still use the MKIII when I want the intimate tube sound but the Magni is driving these SO WELL. The bass impact is increased by a decent amount, and I don't notice any kind of harshness to the highs that some might have suggested.

 

Very well built, and kind of adorable in their size. I'm pleased. As a side note, my music was skipping a lot plugged into my USB 3.0 port with three other things plugged into the same side of the laptop. I switched the Modi to the 2.0 port on the other side, by itself, and no problems. Just a note. I get zero hiss at any volume, intensely minor channel imbalance at whisper volumes and play on the knob until about 10 o'clock or so. I bought some attenuators which are not here yet, but I also am running in 24 bit so I can reduce system volume a little bit and get more play on the knob.

 

Here are some pictures (with Little Dot MKIII, Muse DAC020 and Fiio E17 making cameo appearances)

 

 

 

and this one

 

 

post #5880 of 17036
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Originally Posted by MattTCG View Post

^^ I would stick where you're at for now TBH. This hp amps easy and the e17 actually works quite well with them. Unless there are other harder to drive hp's that you own that would also benefit from a beefier amp then I'd stick with the e17. It will serve you well...

Ok, thanks!
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