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post #1831 of 1845

Just received them... bass is really distorting :mad:

post #1832 of 1845

man, 60hz-100hz is really the Achilles heel of these....

post #1833 of 1845

by distortion you mean something like this?

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8rJ7a-x_rxI

 

because mine doesn't distort like that.

(or maybe i just don't know what distortion on a headphone sounds like...)

post #1834 of 1845

more like the bass distortion on cheap earbuds (mainly on busy parts), but i feel like it's improving (or maybe i'm just losing my mind:blink:)

post #1835 of 1845

How is the volume? Can it go loud? 

post #1836 of 1845

it can go really loud.

Now when i think about it it's the same flavor of distortion like when you push the gain on your EQ to the red area or like when you push the volume on VLC player over 100%, but it's mainly in the bass-midbass area.

 

These are pretty nice on non bass-driven music tho...


Edited by Viber - Today at 7:59 am
post #1837 of 1845

OMG just listen to Klaus Badelt - He's A Pirate (flac or 320) and you'll understand what i'm talking about.

post #1838 of 1845

Using HRT Headstreamer btw...

post #1839 of 1845
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Originally Posted by Viber View Post
 

OMG just listen to Klaus Badelt - He's A Pirate (flac or 320) and you'll understand what i'm talking about.

 

I don't have PoTC soundtrack, i just checked youtube.

 

If by distortion you meant like the video i posted above, there is ZERO distortion with the youtube version of that PoTC track. From around 3 months ago, i use this as a sub-bass rumbles and mid-bass punch test track (thanks to another head-fier that introduced me to this band).

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=FxaWrCK1jQ4

 

Or by distortion you mean it's lacking sub-bass rumbles?

Well considering how long you've been on this thread, i thought you already did research going in, and already knew that the ma-900 is lacking sub-bass rumbles (and slight mid-bass hump). If you don't, well... now you know.

 

I think what you've heard is not distortion but sub-bass roll-off. If you're looking for sub-bass rumbles, you might be better served with Fidelio x2, hd650, or this other one i just bought, he-400i.


Edited by rovopio - Today at 8:34 am
post #1840 of 1845

No, it's not anything lacking, didn't expect sub bass monsters here.

It's on certain parts of certain tracks, can't really understand why.

post #1841 of 1845

These with movies and games tho:gs1000smile:

post #1842 of 1845
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Originally Posted by Viber View Post
 

No, it's not anything lacking, didn't expect sub bass monsters here.

It's on certain parts of certain tracks, can't really understand why.

 

Did you check the first youtube video i posted? if i experienced distorted sound like that, i would return the headphone immediately, after making sure that it's not the source's fault.

 

A lot of people use the word distortion a lot to describe sound though, sometimes i really don't know what people meant by that though to be honest. Because what i consider distortion is crackling or rattling sounds either from the source (recordings or badly recorded videos), or drivers not working properly.

 

I never really experienced distortions from any working headphones i owned (and auditioned at length), so, i'm sorry i can't offer more help

post #1843 of 1845

That video you posted sounded fine, i felt like the biggest challenges were the busy moments in electronic dance tracks (Trance mainly).

post #1844 of 1845
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Originally Posted by Viber View Post
 

That video you posted sounded fine, i felt like the biggest challenges were the busy moments in electronic dance tracks (Trance mainly).

 

this video sounded fine?  are you sure? That 10 seconds video is all distorted sound.

 

 

 

Well..., i don't know, if it's the headphone driver's fault, you would hear it in every song, including this video below. The first minute alone has enough distinctive sub-bass and mid-bass for checking. I check for rattles, but it works for checking for distortion too i guess... Well, the good news is your headphone driver is probably working fine if the video below sounds fine.

 

post #1845 of 1845

haha no lol i meant the album you posted, the distortion video is obviously distorted:D

 

It might be that  what i'm complaining about is what other people described as 'grain'.

 

It's like: 

Track starts with a kick - fine.

Kick + Bass-line + percussion - still ok

Kick + Bass-line + percussion + pads + synths = baseline and some of the kick are not so smooth anymore, like someone connected it to a guitar amp and turned up the overdrive knob.

 

 

Now i'm debating if to post them up for sale or continue to burn them in...


Edited by Viber - Today at 9:53 am
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