I just received my Music Streamer II and my Hifiman EF5. I have not yet received my HIfiman headphones, but wanted to set it up to test it.
I am using Better Cables Silver Serpent RCA's and Pangea Audio 4% Silver PCOCC USB.
now the sound is very unclear, distant and the bass is uneven, and it slightly rumbles/rattles like if the headphones had been damaged from too high volume, though it appears on any volume level. I am using my Westone 4r's, also tried with my Denon NC 800's - same thing. What am I doing wrong, did I get a faulty unit, did I not let it warm up enough, is the tube not put in right?
I saw some pictures where the tube goes all the way in the slot so that only the little tip of the silver top raises over the protective glass. Mine does not go that far in, and I am afraid to press it down too hard, I think it is as far in as it goes. It does not go further down than that the surface of the glass and the bottom of the silver top meet exactly.
Any input is highly appreciated!
Edited by AdamFrandsen - 9/21/12 at 4:14pm