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post #16 of 21
Thread Starter 

The crackle does follow the cable but can't that also be part of the AMP? 


Both the headphone and the AMP+DAC are new. 

I just tried switching up the tubes to see if it'd make a difference but it didn't.

 

If I switch the cable from left to right the crackle/zoom follows so it's not the headphone driver causing it.

 

So it's either the amp electronics or the cable.

What should my next step be? ask for a new cable or call the AMP dealer? 

 

For reference, if I plug the headphones into the pc directly using the minijack, there is no crackle.


Edited by Valashu - 6/6/12 at 1:44pm
post #17 of 21
Thread Starter 

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hat to do?

Can the cable be the problem if I do not hear a crackle when I plug it into the PC directly? 

 

Crackle is getting very pronounced. 


Edited by Valashu - 6/6/12 at 3:12pm
post #18 of 21

wiggle the connectors cables to see if the noise happens. Most likely this will show a bad connection.
 

post #19 of 21
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Originally Posted by Valashu View Post

Bump

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hat to do?

Can the cable be the problem if I do not hear a crackle when I plug it into the PC directly? 

 

Crackle is getting very pronounced. 

 

Technically, no, but cables are funny.  My broken Cardas cable, when I plug it into my AVR I lose connection to the left driver and get some crackle as I wiggle it and get the channel back.  When I plug it into my Lyr I get no problem.   The difference?  About 2 ft.   The AVR is elevated higher and the cable must dangle farther which must stress the damaged area.  It's all about how the cable lays or doesn't lay. 

 

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Originally Posted by Valashu View Post

The crackle does follow the cable but can't that also be part of the AMP? 


Both the headphone and the AMP+DAC are new. 

I just tried switching up the tubes to see if it'd make a difference but it didn't.

 

If I switch the cable from left to right the crackle/zoom follows so it's not the headphone driver causing it.

 

So it's either the amp electronics or the cable.

What should my next step be? ask for a new cable or call the AMP dealer? 

 

For reference, if I plug the headphones into the pc directly using the minijack, there is no crackle.

 

It follows the cable, is likely the cable, but yes, could be the amp as well.  If it's not tubes though, it seems less likely to be the amp.  A new Senn cable is $20-25 I think.  You may just want to get a new cable, see how it goes.  You can probably find a used one for less from someone who upgraded their cable (I'm hanging onto mine, sorry :) ),  If that fails, then talk to the amp dealer.  Trying a cable is probably cheaper than shipping back an amp that doesn't need to be shipped back.

post #20 of 21

Try plugging in another set of headphones into your amp to see if its the cable/headphones.

post #21 of 21

Amazing. Thread is AMAZING!

 

Took the headphones apart and there were the culprits, some stray hairs!! So glad I don't have to send these back (out of warranty!)

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