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HELP! - RHA MA 750i - What's that clicky noise?!?

post #1 of 9
Thread Starter 

Hello all,

 

I'm sure you will be able to help me. I recently bought a pair of RHAs and cannot disagree with the reviews found on this forum. Really a good pair of IEM with a good microphone, which is rare enough to be mentioned!

 

One thing bugs me: the left plug makes a clicking noise every time I insert it in my hear. That plug also has a tendency to fall off. It does not seem to disrupt the sound, although every time I'm pushing this plug back in, it clicks. This clicking does is not heard on the right side, this clicking doesn't disappear with the use of another tip, and it's honestly the very first time that I hear an IEM click!

 

Would you have any idea what that click could be? :confused:

 

Last any foam recommendation? I seem to be unable to properly insert the foamies that were provided.

 

Happy New Year! :) 


Edited by nikotttin - 1/10/14 at 7:10am
post #2 of 9
Driver flex.
post #3 of 9

pretty sure that's just vibration from your silicone tips - when push it deeper it pushes the air out from your ear canal and the silicone vibrates as a result - think of it like a tiny fart from your ear canal.

your right ear probably has a little different anatomy so the pressure can be let out more gradually rather than a sudden release.

 

if it doesn't happen after you obtained the seal it shouldn't matter at all.

post #4 of 9

It's brain-rattle. I get that too after too much Head-Fi. Just go for a walk in silence and you'll be fine. 

post #5 of 9

Driver flex.  The driver is flexing in due to the air pressure build up in your ear, it causes the driver to push backward and the click you hear is the driver physically moving.  As for the IEM falling out of your ear, try a different sized tip (your left ear may not be the same size as your right BTW), that should help quite a bit.

post #6 of 9
Thread Starter 

Brain rattle: check... non existent... pfiuuu :)

Silicon tips vibrating: Not likely, because it happens every time I push on the plug.

Driver flex: Yes, I think this is it! It's actually significant driver flex... Do you think this warrants a return?

 

As for the weird ear canal anatomy, I am and was already wearing a different tip size, but it doesn't really help.  I'm still to find the best tip for that Frankenstein ear canal of mine.

 

Thank you to all for your help!

post #7 of 9
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Originally Posted by nikotttin View Post

Brain rattle: check... non existent... pfiuuu smily_headphones1.gif
Silicon tips vibrating: Not likely, because it happens every time I push on the plug.
Driver flex: Yes, I think this is it! It's actually significant driver flex... Do you think this warrants a return?

As for the weird ear canal anatomy, I am and was already wearing a different tip size, but it doesn't really help.  I'm still to find the best tip for that Frankenstein ear canal of mine.

Thank you to all for your help!

Unless it is impacting the acoustics when you're using them (after you've inserted them), there is no need to return. Most IEMs experience some sort of driver flex.
post #8 of 9
Thread Starter 

Well,

 

I'm also having a pair of NOCS400 (which are not on par with the RHA!) and the left side never fells off. So I'm wondering whether I really do have a Frankenstein ear... I basically have the same feeling as described here: http://www.head-fi.org/t/602060/what-should-a-good-seal-feel-like.

 

Finally I asked RHA what to do and they suggested to return the headset. I'm complying to their suggestion and let's see what they say. To me, it affects the fit... thus the experience.

 

Thanks for the feedback Tinyman392!

 

 

post #9 of 9

My pair of RHA MA750i's had the left driver flex so much that it came loose and was rattling around in the metal chamber.  That sounded plain awful, obviously.  If only there was a way to pop open the housing and seat it again, I would have been okay, but I had to return them for that reason.

 

Granted, I got them for a really good deal on NewEgg, so they were likely a bad batch or something.  If it looks too good to be true........

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