I'm new to decent quality headphones(though I didnt know that until recently) and have been browsing the crap out of this place the last couple weeks. After my brother bought some JVC XX-on ear's and they destroyed the isound dj's I was using, I decided I need better sound, but with budget in mind.
So after much reading, the price vs sound quality of the Monoprice 8323 sounded perfect. I got them about a week ago and was very impressed. The first night I was listening too my ipod and had taken it off and without noticing, the volume got turned all the way up for several mins. Directly after putting them back on, the sound was more raspy on certain midrange sounds. The bass still sounds the same and the highs are still clean. So afraid I messed them up, I requested a replacement, which arrived today.
Maybe it is just the particular track(i dont remember which track it was on that alarmed me originally) or maybe the quality of the recording itself(its not every song), but the new ones sound about the same.
I thought maybe I had somehow damaged just that particular frequency, but that doesnt sound possible after thinking further. After all, some songs sound fine, which makes me think the raspy/crackly/hiss is just the particular track.
Any thoughts on what the issue is would be helpful. I think sometimes I just get too worried that something has/will mess up and may just need a better format to really tell?