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Are my headphones damaged? Connected Sennheiser HD 598 to my speaker output

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Hey Head-Fi. 

 

So I'm relatively new to the whole audiophile scene and I needed some advice. I recently got a second pair of cans; a pair of HD 598s as an upgrade to my AT-AD700s. My normal headphone output on my computer was damaged a while back and I wanted to listen to some music with my new headphones. 

 

Now here's where I'm afraid I did something extremely idiotic. I connected my headphones to the speaker output on the back of my computer. It sounded fine and I don't remember hearing anything suspect but I wasn't sure if I damaged my headphones in some way. 

 

The user manual for my computer says its fine to connect headphones to that output but I still feel rather paranoid. If there's any more information that would help feel free to ask. Basically I just want to know if I should send my headphones back, or if all of this is in my head. 

 

Here's the user manual:

http://h10032.www1.hp.com/ctg/Manual/c01863412.pdf

post #2 of 7

Hi AquarianPython, welcome to Head-Fi.  :smile:  Don't worry, your headphones will be fine.


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post #3 of 7
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Thanks! I appreciate the response, put me at ease. :smile_phones:

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Welcome!  :smile:  Happy listening!


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post #5 of 7

I would guess the speaker out would be line-level and the headphone out wouldn't.

Either way, as long as you had a volume that wasn't causing you pain the headphones will be fine.

post #6 of 7

Nah, no worries.  I checked the manual he posted, and it turns out the green "speaker" out is the headphone out.  And, to the best of my recollection, the [onboard?] sound card didn't have a line out.


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post #7 of 7

Your headphones aren't damaged unless something like this happens to them :evil:

 

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