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post #16 of 22
I blew my he500 with a speaker amp.
post #17 of 22
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Originally Posted by linglingjr View Post
 

I'll say again I'm not talking about damaging the drivers I'm strictly talking about stressing the amp re-read last post:

"I'm strictly talking about the amp"


Yeah, I got you there. I just don't see why it was relevant to mention in the first place. Whatever. It's okay. 

@davidsh

I think I remember seeing something about that in the Emotiva thread. Didn't you short something? I.e. it wasn't just turning it up too loud. Either way though, gotta be careful with that Emotiva :evil:

post #18 of 22
To this date I don't know what happened.
post #19 of 22
Thread Starter 

Wth are you guys talking about I'm confused.

 

All I'm saying is that my M50's are amped through my Magni and Modi, is it possible to turn up the volume too high and overload and damage them?

post #20 of 22
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Originally Posted by thisissomebs View Post
 

Wth are you guys talking about I'm confused.

 

All I'm saying is that my M50's are amped through my Magni and Modi, is it possible to turn up the volume too high and overload and damage them?

Yes it is possible.  Just listen to them at reasonable volumes to save your hearing and you won't have a problem damaging the drivers.

 

Sorry for getting off topic about the whole amp thing.  


Edited by linglingjr - 1/10/14 at 11:04pm
post #21 of 22
Don't think you can damage them while having them on your head unless you are half deaf or something.
post #22 of 22
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Originally Posted by thisissomebs View Post
 

Wth are you guys talking about I'm confused.

 

All I'm saying is that my M50's are amped through my Magni and Modi, is it possible to turn up the volume too high and overload and damage them?

Yes you can destory your headphones, your amp and your ears if you turn the volume up to high

 

An amp uses volts to drive more volume... too much voltage can damage all parts of the chain, and honestly PLEASE if your going to listen to your headphones put them on your head. 

 

That said, the rule of thumb is, if it hurts your ears turn it down. Your ear drum will most likely blow before the amp or headphone do,

 

also some headphones h ave a max power rating, 

 

for example your ATH M50 can take up to 1,600 mW 

 

your Magni can drive up to 

Maximum Power, 32 ohms: 1.2W RMS per channel
Maximum Power, 50 ohms: 1.0W RMS per channel

Those specs are the Magni's max power into 50 and 32 ohms, I'm pretty sure the M50 is between those two numbers, 

So based on the specs of the Magni and the ATH M50, chances are you won't destroy your M50 even if your some reason you cranked the volume up ALL the way/ However it is HIGHLY recommended that you DO NOT do that 

 

Now that said, usually, if it hurts your ears it's to loud, that rule of thumb will keep you safe for the most part, but ofc there are exceptions, those expections come into play when you start getting into more expensive and power hungry headphones :3 so for the time being enjoy the bliss of ignorance xD I know I am :D [meaning I'm not trying to drive a headphone with a Speaker Tap xD nor would I even know or want to! ] 


Edited by Mshenay - 1/11/14 at 5:35am
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