Originally Posted by moriez
Received mine a few days ago. I find it has a little but clearly more laidback/smoother sig than D100/A100. Still beautifully clean. Controlled is a word that comes to mind too. Like a grown up Yulong. I keep going back and forth between the two setups for a while.
A reminder, don't think that setting volume at 0.0dB equals 0 volume. I nearly blew my ears and headphone to bits. Also, did anyone get a volume knob that has a few millimeters of room when tapping left-right-top-bottom? I did and that's a -1 for Herr Yulong right there.
Just checked, the volume knob in my D200 is not "zero gap" also, when I push it left to right, it does shake a bit, but not as wild as a few millimeters, I just feel that there is very slight gap when I delibrately feel it, under the normal turning control, I didn't feel the knob as "loose" or insecure at all.
About the volume reading, I have quite a lot of home entertainment equipment that use 0db as maximum volume, including my Yamaha AV receivers right in front of me now (as attached).
The common practice is to increase volume when you turn the volume knob CLOCKWISE and decrease volume when you turn anticlockwise, which Yulong has implemented that correctly. I suppose to run into your situation, you need to do the following:
(1) You connect everything, switch on the machine, all display show up, and you put on your headphone
(2) The volume by default is not at 0db (I assume), you turn the volume CLOCKWISE several round to make it reach 0db, but at that same time you didn't aware that the volume number is DECREASING instead of increasing while you turn "up" the volume
(3) You hit the play button, and music start to play at 0db setting.
Well, I would say that is several uncommon practices happen at the same time in order to reach the situation that you blew your ears and headphone to bits suddenly. Yes, it could have happen, but if you didn't aware that truing the volume knob clockwise normally will increase the volume, and yet you didn't check out the user manual or look at the display panel when you try it out the first time, and you didn't play any music while you turn and turn and turn the volume knok, then this could be a problem.
Since we are on the subject of volume control, I'll take a little bit more on this. For the record, the minimum volume setting on D2000 is -60db, and the maximum volume setting is 0db. From -60 db to -20 db, the volume is adjusted at 1 db step, at -20 db to 0db, the volume is adjusted at 0.5db step. To turn all the way from -60db to 0db, you need to turn the volume knob FOUR cycles, yes, round and round 4 times x 360 degree, With my headphone collections, I used the D200 from -35db (Beyer T5P) to 0db (Alpha Dog), so I was is a bit busy with the volume knob when I change my headphone, but so far I am happy with the volume setting and never have any problem to adjust the volume to the right level I want with whatever headphone I throw into the system, this is not a "given" as I do run into situation before the volume control is not fine enough that I have to either settle with "a bit too loud" or "a bit too soft", Burson was one example of that, if you tried that before, you'll know how difficult things can be, especially when you are rotating around several headphone with diversified impedance and sensitivity rating .