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I have a pair of Skullcrushers, and they are a huge disappointment. When they actually vibrate they are great, but it seems like only certain songs at certain points hit the right frequency or something to make them do this. Most of the time it's just noise (static distortion thing) with tiny bits of vibration (can only feel with hands), but on certain parts of songs its very nice and vibrates perfectly (how I expected them to be at all times).

 

Stuff I've tried:

 

  1. FiiO amp, every equalizer it has at full blast, low volume and in between
  2. Less vibration on the actual headphones (max proves to be the best)
  3. Bass equalizer on Windows 7 on/off (not much difference)
  4. Bare bones headphones
  5. Bass boosted songs / boosting my own
  6. Multiple computers and devices
  7. Increased/decreased sound quality in volume settings (16 bit 44100 to 24 bit 192000 Hz)

 

I have tried mixing and matching these to find one that works, but it does nothing really.

 

The amp just seems to increase the volume, which is good for when I boost songs so I can hear it. However, boosting does nothing but increase the vibration slightly to what I can already feel, also increasing the distortion of the parts that are just noise, which I assume is clipped bass.

 

What is the problem? Is this normal? Do you understand what I'm talking about? Are these headphones garbage? I'm just throwing money so I can listen to my music, but I'm not going to buy $300 headphones for this exact same issue.

 

Example:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GINRxvulm_g

 

At about 0:01 to about 0:03 is perfect (and the parts that are exactly like that throughout the song), but the rest is absolute clipped distorted static noise garbage. I don't know if this is meant to be like this, but it sounds horrible. I want to know if it's the song, my headphones, my computer, or something else.

 

Thanks to anyone who helps in advance.


Edited by Rainah - 6/24/13 at 5:00am
post #2 of 9

Ay. Skullcandies... With some reason, I'm inclined to say that it's your headphone's fault. Considering that you have tried so many sources, it's either the music(recording) or your headphones that is causing the problems. Skullcrushers aren't really know to be hi-fi, or even low-fi. It could be that they have a huge dip in certain frequency, causing certain bass to vibrate, while causing some to be really weak.

post #3 of 9
That song sound pretty crappy to me. Could be the music and the headphones. A lot of popular music isn't recorded very well. And then what kind of quality encodings are you listening to? Lossless? High bit rate mp3s? Youtube videos are not the best sound quality.

As far as vibration, I'm guessing you mean that below 40hz subbass? You can definitely do better than Skullcrushers in higher grades of headphones for good bass output.
post #4 of 9
Thread Starter 

The headphones honestly sound better with the built in "subwoofer" turned off (just lacks all vibration). What headphones would you recommend?

post #5 of 9
XB500 has really deep and strong bass without random dip tjat skullcandy has.
post #6 of 9
Quote:
Originally Posted by Rainah View Post

The headphones honestly sound better with the built in "subwoofer" turned off (just lacks all vibration). What headphones would you recommend?

There are certainly better sounding bassy headphones than Skullcandies for the money. What kind of budget do you have for headphones? And also, what model FiiO amp are you running?
post #7 of 9
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Originally Posted by kimvictor View Post

XB500 has really deep and strong bass without random dip tjat skullcandy has.

 

Quote:
Originally Posted by cel4145 View Post


There are certainly better sounding bassy headphones than Skullcandies for the money. What kind of budget do you have for headphones? And also, what model FiiO amp are you running?


I'm just gonna go with the XB500, been wanting to try them for awhile now. I'm using the E6.

post #8 of 9
You might also consider an DAC/amp upgrade if you are still not satisfied with the sound.
post #9 of 9
Generally speaking, better gear won't drastically change the sound signature to something that one likes. You'd be better off hunting for something that pleases you.
Edited by MomijiTMO - 6/30/13 at 3:21am
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