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Thanks. It should be fine then.
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Is it just me or Lamar's bass in DNA second part simply "destroys" headphones? There's so much distorsion because of the low low low rumble that it sounds like a fart, hah!. Sounds OK on speakers though. I tried all of my headphones and IEMs, same result. Used Onkyo DP-X1 single ended, balanced, with Mojo, the V20 phone, all of them with Tidal, same result. When playing FLAC it sounds the same. Could you guys check with your sources & headphones?

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Originally Posted by sabloke View Post
 

Is it just me or Lamar's bass in DNA second part simply "destroys" headphones? There's so much distorsion because of the low low low rumble that it sounds like a fart, hah!. Sounds OK on speakers though. I tried all of my headphones and IEMs, same result. Used Onkyo DP-X1 single ended, balanced, with Mojo, the V20 phone, all of them with Tidal, same result. When playing FLAC it sounds the same. Could you guys check with your sources & headphones?

 

Yes, it distorts and this is entirely normal. The song looks really dirty signal wise :D

 

There is a lot of clipping caused by far too much dynamic compression, it wanted that bass to be louder than the track, well, they kinda played themselves :(

 

 

 

I really really really really recommend to not listen to this song with anything, the thing you see there is ultra hard clipping, it can break the driver of a headphone or IEM with ease :(

 

I'm amazed by how well Meze 99C is able to to remain well and healthy after being exposed to that lol 

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For the record, the analyse indicates at least 30 miliseconds of absolute clipping, this means that the driver stays flexed in absolute clipping, so absolute swing voltage, or max elongation for that period.

 

This can physically damage the driver, dislocating the coil from the membrane, literally blowing the driver up if the volume is high enough. What happens is we mostly don't listen loud enough to dislocate the driver entirely, so it will not blow up entirely, but it can still get damaged from the stress and tension. 

 

In simple words, don't listen to clipped music, if something sounds distorted, stop it or it can blow up the headphones. 

 

Wow... That song has a ton of clipping through it. 

 

I can't really confirm this right now, but it also looks like it has very loud information in the 20 and lower area, forcing the literal physical limits of the driver

 

 

 

Sadly, now I blacklisted that song from listening to it with headphones that I like and don't want blown up :o

 

Also don't hate or shoot the messenger, you asked, I just answered with the technical explanation of why it sounds distorted.

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This song (from what you have described with the clipping) is truly ridiculous lol. Thanks for pointing it out because i was going to listen to it on some cans here at the store, and you saved me from that... I usually like to try the music people recommend for testing headphones, but not this one! Also Black listed lol

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Oh great, so nothing wrong with my gear then. :) Thanks for clearing that up!

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Anyone needs a smile today? :D

 

Enjoying this with iFi iDSD BL + 99 Classics right now :gs1000smile:

 

Expect to feel a bit of fun, no rhyme, no verse, just a sweet guitar and voices falser than anything you've heard :evil: 

 

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I've finished my review for Meze 99 Neo! Hope you'll find a good read in there as they're quite similar to 99 Classics! 

 

http://www.head-fi.org/products/meze-99-neo/reviews/18483

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I think I am next on the list to receive the 99 Neo, and I can't wait! Needless to say, there is going to be a lot of pad swapping and (exhausting) comparing.

 

In regards to the foam pad on the driver mentioned a couple weeks back, my pair of 99 Classics, which were probably from the first production run, has the foam.

 

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