First time poster here. I just bought a set of new KRK G3 Rokit 5 and hooked it up to a HRT Music Streamer II. While shopping for the monitors, I compared the KRKs to a pair of Audioengine A5 at the store and found that the KRK had more clarity so I went with the Rokits. (note: the tests were done without going through a DAC, just a straight plugin to the iPod)
When I got home, I plugged the new set of Rokits into my HRT Music Streamer II and was really looking forward to my new setup. Everything sounded amazing in the first 10 minutes but then I started getting ear fatigue. I had the volume set to very low (like 5 in the Windows 7 sound settings) so it's not because of loudness. I actually find that even at very low volume the Rokits sound very loud.
I am using regular RCA and USB cables and notice that there is a a small noise (hiss or static sound?) when nothing the monitors are turned on but no music is playing.
My room is in the basement, not enclosed, and I am sitting approximately 5 feet away from the Rokits. I even tried turning the volume knob to -10db, the HF to -3db and LF to -3db on the back of the monitors but still experience the same ear fatigue.
Can anyone suggest a solution or maybe explain why this is happening? Is it placement? Cables? It would really be a shame if I have to return these Rokits and go back to my Altec Lansing...that would make me cry...
Thanks for any feedback!