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Hi

So I just bought a K271 Studio off of craigslist. They sounded good, but I started to notice something strange, and then I realized. The panning is all completely ****ed up.

 

Idk if its my soundcard thats doing this (doubt it).

 

But the 3d effect is completely messed up. Up, down, left, and right don't work the way they should.

 

 

Maybe cos of the 8 little drivers inside each earcup., idk.

 

Could this be happening because I need an amp?

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Also, how exactly do you unplug the cable from the earpieces?

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Originally Posted by k271issue View Post
 

Hi

So I just bought a K271 Studio off of craigslist. They sounded good, but I started to notice something strange, and then I realized. The panning is all completely ****ed up.

 

Idk if its my soundcard thats doing this (doubt it).

 

But the 3d effect is completely messed up. Up, down, left, and right don't work the way they should.

 

 

Maybe cos of the 8 little drivers inside each earcup., idk.

 

Could this be happening because I need an amp?

I don't follow the part where you said that the "up, down, left, and right don't work the way they should." 

The AKGs do not have 8 little drivers inside each earcup -- they have only two.

 

Also, you definitely need an amp for the K271s. As I am not a fan of amps and have no experience with them, I cannot recommend to you any. You might have to look elsewhere.

 

About removing the cable, there should be a nub on the side of the jack where it connects to the headphones. Press it down, and pull teh cable out. 

 

Hope this helps!

 

-- thatBeatsguy

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Originally Posted by thatBeatsguy View Post
 

I don't follow the part where you said that the "up, down, left, and right don't work the way they should." 

The AKGs do not have 8 little drivers inside each earcup -- they have only two.

 

Also, you definitely need an amp for the K271s. As I am not a fan of amps and have no experience with them, I cannot recommend to you any. You might have to look elsewhere.

 

About removing the cable, there should be a nub on the side of the jack where it connects to the headphones. Press it down, and pull teh cable out. 

 

Hope this helps!

 

-- thatBeatsguy

 

 

Okay

 

By the left and right thing, I mean like in a video game, when I move the camera, it doesn't 'pan' the way it should. In a movie, the directions from where the sounds are coming from are not just wrong, they;re random.

 

When I go to the Realtek Software to balance out l/r channels, I can't hear it balance on the headphones. What I mean to say by that is that I can set the Balance to L=-10 R=+10, and yet it woudln't mute out the left channel. Similarly, R=-10 L=+10 doesn't mute out the right channel. The sound does change, it does some funky stuff, but doesn't "pan". 

 

By 8 little speakers I meant this:

http://www.dansdata.com/images/k271/271parts800.jpg

 

 

Maybe somewhere they are wired wrong and thats why the left and right ones are getting mixed up?

 

 

I tried using my laptop's soundcard and my Creative Soundblaster X-Fi 5.1. 

 

It doesn't sound right.

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Originally Posted by tquickbrownfox View Post
 

 

 

Okay

 

By the left and right thing, I mean like in a video game, when I move the camera, it doesn't 'pan' the way it should. In a movie, the directions from where the sounds are coming from are not just wrong, they;re random.

 

When I go to the Realtek Software to balance out l/r channels, I can't hear it balance on the headphones. What I mean to say by that is that I can set the Balance to L=-10 R=+10, and yet it woudln't mute out the left channel. Similarly, R=-10 L=+10 doesn't mute out the right channel. The sound does change, it does some funky stuff, but doesn't "pan". 

 

By 8 little speakers I meant this:

http://www.dansdata.com/images/k271/271parts800.jpg

 

 

Maybe somewhere they are wired wrong and thats why the left and right ones are getting mixed up?

 

 

I tried using my laptop's soundcard and my Creative Soundblaster X-Fi 5.1. 

 

It doesn't sound right.

Okay, now I see what you mean. Yes, maybe it could be the wiring, but I haven't encountered a problem like this before. Maybe you should've thought twice about buying a K271 off of Craigslist and maybe bought new pair. 

 

As for your 8 little speakers, I already told you, there aren't 8 little speakers in the K271. That is just a covering over the actual driver (which is a 40 or 50mm driver), probably to improve isolation (but seeing as it covers the outer edge of the driver, that might affect sound quality, but I cannot say for sure).

 

Try to have a listen to a different unit if you can. That way, you should be able to find the problem much more easily.

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