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Really weird issues regarding bass and headphones.

post #1 of 5
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I just got me a nice pair of MDR-Z7's today, and to my dismay I noticed that I "experience" the same "issue" as the one I had with a pair of AKG Q701's that I bought through this site before.

The issue itself is that if I fiddle/touch the left earcup the bass completely drops out from that side. It stays the same if I switch the phones around, so it's not my hearing that's the issue.
If I then touch/fiddle with the left side part again, the audio kicks in again.

I find it hard to believe that I have the exact same issue with two completely different sets of headphones, but I might just be unlucky?
It's almost as if the pressure/vacuum, or whatever it's called, inside the earcup is the culprit here, as if my ear isn't correctly lined up against the drivers?

Have anyone in here experienced the same problem with a couple of headphones before? I'm at my wits end since I don't want to return them and risk paying for something that's not broken to begin with...

post #2 of 5
Thread Starter 

A quick thought, is it possible for your own ear to block the bass element of the driver, and cause this issue? 

post #3 of 5
Thread Starter 

I did a thorough examination of the left cup, and I see that the driver seem to get "stuck", and as soon as I touch a specific part of it it "jumps" and work again. But as soon as my ear touch it, it dies again. Is this something you easily can fix at home or do I have to return them?

post #4 of 5

If I were you, I'd just return them...

I experienced this with a pair I still have somewhere at home (not Sony's) and I believe that the diaphragm was "crinkled" or sort of messed up. It could be what you are experiencing or not... thing is, if you believe the product has a defect, you should just return it.

 

 

Good luck.

post #5 of 5
Thread Starter 

Yes, exactly! I just recently looked closely at the diaphragm, and I see small "bumps" in the middle of each part that's visible. It's in the exact same spot around the whole thing. I just hope that I get a replacement, I got the headphones today, but I feel that it'll be pretty hard to "prove" that it isn't me who did it :/

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