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Ok update on my accidental volume increase situation I talked about earlier .

I just gave them a listen and at first I was worried and I could have sworn I could hear crackling, definitely no buzzing though so it's ok there. I think this was me being very paranoid though as the more songs I've listened to (switching up the genres for variation) I definitely can't hear crackling or buzzing. You think they have came through unhurt?

Can intense volume damage the spectrum at all though? As despite no crackling or buzzing, the sub bass doesn't seem as impactful as it did before burn in (bear in mind this is the 1st time I've listened to them in 200 hours, burn is complete now.) Does the bass maybe tame out a little with burn on these? I seriously think I'm just being paranoid now and they are fine? I need someone to reassure me right now as I'm panicking slightly frown.gif

EDIT - Hmm... there's that booming sub bass lol, that's what I love about these. The sub bass only really comes out to play in heavy bass influenced tracks. It takes a back seat otherwise which is good. As I'm a noob though, I'm still not 100% sure if they are ok or not, as I'm not great at analysing audio. I'll be paranoid for a while I think! frown.gif
Unless I send them out for one of you guys to listen?
Edited by Gee Simpson - 9/21/12 at 3:36pm
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I am thinking your standard drivers would blow but as you know maybe you did a test for all of us. Does your HA-S500 blow when overloaded.? Apparently not. I would just enjoy them. I think bass tames but should still be there after 200 hours. More tighter I thought.

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im still waiting for my 500's to come..( damn it is a long wait). just wanted to ask something beforehand. I have a transcend mp330 mp3 player ( cheap stuff :) ). im wondering wether the player can drive the 500's. should i get an something like the e6?
Edited by marcusgratus - 9/21/12 at 3:40pm
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im still waiting for my 500's to come..( damn it is a long wait). just wanted to ask something beforehand. I have a transcend mp330 mp3 player ( cheap stuff :) ). im wondering wether the player can drive the 500's. should i get an something like the e6?

 

The S500s are so sensitive, about anything can drive them to loud volumes. LOL

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I am thinking your standard drivers would blow but as you know maybe you did a test for all of us. Does your HA-S500 blow when overloaded.? Apparently not. I would just enjoy them. I think bass tames but should still be there after 200 hours. More tighter I thought.

I'm trying to enjoy them but keep thinking I'm hearing crackling. It's very subtle though and as I said, could all be in my head. As per my edit, the bass is definitely there & tighter as you said. It's just the possible crackling (could be non existent) I'm worrying about. For the most part things sound absolutely fine but sometimes I keep thinking I'm hearing that damn crackling arghh. I'll end up going mad at this rate lol.
Edited by Gee Simpson - 9/21/12 at 3:52pm
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I'm trying to enjoy them but keep thinking I'm hearing crackling. It's very subtle though and as I said, could all be in my head. As per my edit, the bass is definitely there & tighter as you said. It's just the possible crackling (could be non existent) I'm worrying about. For the most part things sound absolutely fine but sometimes I keep thinking I'm hearing that damn crackling arghh. I'll end up going mad at this rate lol.

 

That can be the quality of the recording or the bit rate of the source that can play mind games with you. For example, a lot of EDM has pretty poor dynamics and may not have the smoothest highs, and then you imagine it's the headphones/speakers. Happens to me sometimes when I demo new equipment. Get a few lossless, well-produced songs and use that to evaluate. 

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phew that is good to know :) thanks
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It should sound fine but just know these headphones scale well with higher end sources. Better your source the better the sound.

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I'm trying to enjoy them but keep thinking I'm hearing crackling. It's very subtle though and as I said, could all be in my head. As per my edit, the bass is definitely there & tighter as you said. It's just the possible crackling (could be non existent) I'm worrying about. For the most part things sound absolutely fine but sometimes I keep thinking I'm hearing that damn crackling arghh. I'll end up going mad at this rate lol.

Maybe you should just put them down and walk away, and listen tomorrow with a clear head....you worrying about it now may well have your ears playing tricks on you.smile.gif

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That can be the quality of the recording or the bit rate of the source that can play mind games with you. For example, a lot of EDM has pretty poor dynamics and may not have the smoothest highs, and then you imagine it's the headphones/speakers. Happens to me sometimes when I demo new equipment. Get a few lossless, well-produced songs and use that to evaluate. 

That's exactly what I was thinking of right now. I only hear crackling on certain tracks and it could be the low quality. Tbh it's that subtle I can't even confirm that there is any crackling at all! Definitely paranoia plus a few low quality recordings I think (hope!) biggrin.gif
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Originally Posted by Gee Simpson View Post

I'm trying to enjoy them but keep thinking I'm hearing crackling. It's very subtle though and as I said, could all be in my head. As per my edit, the bass is definitely there & tighter as you said. It's just the possible crackling (could be non existent) I'm worrying about. For the most part things sound absolutely fine but sometimes I keep thinking I'm hearing that damn crackling arghh. I'll end up going mad at this rate lol.

I don't really see what the problem is here. You just say "HEY MOM! I hear crackling in my headphones now that YOU BROKE THEM!." And make her buy another pair.

Then later when you realize they are just fine, you have two pairs.. Each with different pads and you have two awesome sounding headphones to choose from 😜
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Brilliant plan. You gotta make it emotional while having dinner.

 

That does the trick.


Edited by Dsnuts - 9/21/12 at 4:26pm
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Oh sir yea you don't want to get Doc going on those again. YES! I have tried those and they sound absolutely dreamy 😍

If you have them, you should put em on. Check out my previous posts but in a nutshell they really bring out the mids and especially lower mids while not sacrificing the bass or highs. In fact even smooths out the highs a bit. My pads of choice (of course EVERYONE on here knows that so I will just shut-up now).
Edited by Doc-holliday - 9/21/12 at 4:21pm
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I don't really see what the problem is here. You just say "HEY MOM! I hear crackling in my headphones now that YOU BROKE THEM!." And make her buy another pair.
Then later when you realize they are just fine, you have two pairs.. Each with different pads and you have two awesome sounding headphones to choose from 😜

Haha! biggrin.gif

Tbh I'm surprised at how calm I was regarding the whole situation (inside I wasn't obviously! biggrin.gif). I guess I'll let her off lol as I have good news (I think?).

I heard that crackling on a certain track again so what I did was listened to that same part of the track where it was crackling with my FX 101's and yep, I could still hear the crackling thankfully. Seems to me as if it's definitely a low quality recording and the FX 101 confirmed that too I reckon biggrin.gif Even if somehow they are damaged (which I now extremely doubt) it's barely noticeable and doesn't take away any enjoyment of the sound these provide. I need to calm it though, the evidence has proven they are fine. They sound just as good to me as they did before, maybe even slightly better. So if I think they sound ok what does it matter anyway, right? There is no point in worrying about it.

Oh and what a difference there is between the S500's & the FX 101's! eek.gif It's like night and day! The clarity & fullness of the overall sound on the S500's is mind blowing compared to the FX 101's, which sound 'tinny' in comparison when I used to think they were great!

Now that's over with, I'll now go & purchase those ATH Leathers biggrin.gif
Edited by Gee Simpson - 9/21/12 at 4:46pm
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And that is how my HD25 velours sound. Can someone back me up on this? It has the thickest overall sound a slightly warmish tone to the sound too am I right? 

 

I don't know Gee I still think you should throw out an emotional plea to your ma's..


Edited by Dsnuts - 9/21/12 at 4:46pm
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