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I think that my new IEMs are hard panned to the left channel

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Hello,

I've bought the Degauss Sabotage Royale IEMs last week and I'm using them with my Nexus 5, using PowerAmp as a player.

The problem is that I can feel the bass on the left earplug to be more intense in a point that it's annoying to my ear. Also I think generally the sound is a bit louder on the left earplug.

Is this something normal?
Should I leave them on for a couple of hours(some call it burn-in I think).

Or should I ask for a replacement?
Could it be the tips? I had the medium and now fitted the small ones.
Still the same..
Although I've noticed that if the left earplug isn't that much in my ear (as it's supposed to be) the sound is closer to normal.

Thank you for your time!
Edited by chrisasl - 2/26/14 at 5:16am
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Originally Posted by chrisasl View Post

Hello,

I've bought the Degauss Sabotage Royale IEMs last week and I'm using them with my Nexus 5, using PowerAmp as a player.

The problem is that I can feel the bass on the left earplug to be more intense in a point that it's annoying to my ear. Also I think generally the sound is a bit louder on the left earplug.

Is this something normal?
Should I leave them on for a couple of hours(some call it burn-in I think).

Or should I ask for a replacement?

 

No that's not normal, and you should probably have them replaced. Either the right driver is malfunctioning or the wiring is all screwed up (if it's only the bass then it's the first).

 

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Could it be the tips? I had the medium and now fitted the small ones.
Still the same..
Although I've noticed that if the left earplug isn't that much in my ear (as it's supposed to be) the sound is closer to normal.

Thank you for your time!


It's possible your left ear canal is larger. Try using the large on the left with the small and medium tips on the right, then medium on the left and small on the right. See if that helps before you get a replacement.

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Originally Posted by ProtegeManiac View Post
 

 

No that's not normal, and you should probably have them replaced. Either the right driver is malfunctioning or the wiring is all screwed up (if it's only the bass then it's the first).

 


It's possible your left ear canal is larger. Try using the large on the left with the small and medium tips on the right, then medium on the left and small on the right. See if that helps before you get a replacement.

Unfortunatey, I've tried what you've said and generally tried putting the left earplug on the right ear, and again the bass was louder.

If I use only the right earplug, I can hear high and middle frequencies, no bass at all.

 

Tried the above at both my Nexus and desktop PC.

 

Also, tried using the big tip at the left one, still I can notice the bass lacking at the right one.


Could it be that a burn-in of about 10 hours could do the job, or should I call them tomorrow and ask for replacement?

 

These are the IEMs I've bought: Degauss Sabotage Royale


Edited by chrisasl - 2/26/14 at 1:02pm
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Unfortunatey, I've tried what you've said and generally tried putting the left earplug on the right ear, and again the bass was louder.

If I use only the right earplug, I can hear high and middle frequencies, no bass at all.

 

Tried the above at both my Nexus and desktop PC.

 

Also, tried using the big tip at the left one, still I can notice the bass lacking at the right one.


Could it be that a burn-in of about 10 hours could do the job, or should I call them tomorrow and ask for replacement?

 

These are the IEMs I've bought: Degauss Sabotage Royale

 

Break-in* will at best tighten up the bass, not bring it out when the other side clearly has it. Even if that were the case then that would mean they used a broken-in driver on one side and a new one on the other. Just get a replacement unit while it's under warranty.


*I use the same term as on car engines because a speaker like an engine is a kinetic-mechanical system, not the more highly debatable "burn-in" on electrical components that don't move at all

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Originally Posted by ProtegeManiac View Post
 

 

Break-in* will at best tighten up the bass, not bring it out when the other side clearly has it. Even if that were the case then that would mean they used a broken-in driver on one side and a new one on the other. Just get a replacement unit while it's under warranty.


*I use the same term as on car engines because a speaker like an engine is a kinetic-mechanical system, not the more highly debatable "burn-in" on electrical components that don't move at all


I've asked for a replacement, and I probably get them tomorrow.
They will send only the cord with the drivers and I kept the boxing and all accessories that came with it.
I'll post back if something is wrong.

Thank you for your help ProtegeManiac!

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