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Did I potentially damage my ATH-M50s?

post #1 of 9
Thread Starter 

So I just got my M50s in the mail this morning and immediately started listening on my Galaxy S2 at level 14 volume (max volume is 15, I expected them to be a lot louder,). I used the PowerAmp app with default EQ presets, but then decided to add a bit of bass, and when I did, I heard a slight crackling "kkhhhh" sound so I immediately turned it down all the way. 

 

Right now they're in my room burning in at only level 12 volume... is there any possible way to know if I've done any damage to them? 

 

Thanks

post #2 of 9
Yeah, you ****ed up, lol.
post #3 of 9

It's pretty unlikely you damaged your headphones. It's more likely the audio simply distorted because your phone is a crappy source.

post #4 of 9

I've had that awful crackling clippy sound happen with the IOS Denon app. I don't think it reall did a thing to my M50's. 

post #5 of 9
Thread Starter 

It wasn't really a loud sound though... it was pretty subtle while the music was playing. Damn, I don't know whether or not I should return it. They sound fine right now


Edited by jetsblaze - 2/4/13 at 9:05pm
post #6 of 9

Calm down, they're fine. Your source is probably crappy.

post #7 of 9
Thread Starter 
Quote:
Originally Posted by Supertoaster View Post

Calm down, they're fine. Your source is probably crappy.

I sure hope so lol. 

post #8 of 9

I think your ears might get damaged first before the headphones... biggrin.gif

 

No, really. Headphones are pretty tough in general. You'll have to crack up the volume beyond painful level to damage it.

post #9 of 9
Thread Starter 

Thanks guys. They already sound better than when I first put them on. 

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