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  1. renergy

    How to tell if headphones are blown?

    Quote: Welp, I discovered the problem. Turns out, I'm an idiot. It was a bent audio extension cable the whole time. I tried it on a bunch of different sources, just not with different cables.   When I plugged straight in they sounded good as new. Now I just need a new cable. 
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    How to tell if headphones are blown?

    Quote: Do you have any idea what I did wrong? I really don't think I ever turned the volume up past a good hearing level. I can't figure out why I would have blown them. Im listening out of a yamaha HTR 5830 receiver and I've never had the volume above -15db.
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    How to tell if headphones are blown?

    I put on my DT 990's when I got home tonight and they sound horrible all of a sudden. I have no idea what's wrong. I checked my receiver, sounds card, etc, everything appears to be functioning normally. I was EQ'ing my headphones last night at some pretty high volumes and got the bass up way too...
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    Buying headphones + amp for gaming and music (electronic)

    Quote: my thoughts exactly. Head-fi can be a dangerous place. 
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    Piercing highs with DT 990's

    Quote: I've tried them with three different sources with the same results. I lent them to my buddy who is a producer and mixes studio recordings and he said the treble frequencies were off. He showed me how to eq them down, and it does sound much better, but I'm going to shop around for a...
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    Piercing highs with DT 990's

    Quote: Yes, I did and still am considering the Senn's. Someone had a pair of 555's on craiglist for $80 and I put a post up comparing to the Berer's and most people recommended the Berer's. I might pick them up and try them if the has them still. 
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    Sennheiser pricing logic

      Quote:   actually, my first post on the subject was the one that started the thread, in which I pointed out Amazons prices from 2010 to 2012.
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    Sennheiser pricing logic

      Quote:   my entire point was that the marketing life of headphones is too long compared to other electronics and you're argument is that headphones aren't electronics. I can't really debate you any further than that. 
  9. renergy

    Sennheiser pricing logic

    good points. I guess I can't blame Senn for a reseller selling as high as they can, especially on a discontinued product.
  10. renergy

    Why are headphones getting more expensive?

      Quote:   I honestly think this is the answer. Until people start writing Denon, Sennheiser and Bererdynamic, etc and saying "I'm not going to pay double for the same headphones you made ten years ago", the trend will only continue. Can you imagine if Intel tried to sell a CPU for...
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    Sennheiser pricing logic

      HD 555 Amazon Price in 2010: $69.99   HD 555  Amazon Price in 2012: $189.95   Granted, I know they were on sale then, but come on Senn, time to drop those prices. Or rather, come on people, time to stop paying $200 for mediocre phones that are almost a decade old.   
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    Question about Senn HD 555 Foam Mod

    I'd love to get more info on this. Frankly. I don't want to spend $500 on Sennheiser phones if their company is pulling cheap tactics like this. It just makes me lose faith in them as a higher end company. I can't get a firm answer at all one way or another though. I guess I could just call Senn...
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    ++ FULL-SIZE HEADPHONE RECOMMENDATIONS THREAD++ CLOSED: Please post a thread in the Introductions, Help and Advice forum

      Quote:   so far i've got 2 votes for the senn's and two for the Berer. Picking up one or the other tonight. Any last minute input?   Will be powered by a Yamaha receiver and used primarily for gaming, movies, music, in that order. I'm leaning towards the DT's because of the larger...
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    ++ FULL-SIZE HEADPHONE RECOMMENDATIONS THREAD++ CLOSED: Please post a thread in the Introductions, Help and Advice forum

    Bererydynamic DT 990's new at $170   vs   Senn HD 555 used at $75   Price is a pretty big concern. Are the 990's worth the extra $100 on a starving college guy's budget?
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    Question about Senn HD 555 Foam Mod

    I'm picking up a used pair of 555's and am considering doing the foam mod. My only question is why Sennheiser put a large piece of foam in the first place that does nothing but make it sound worse? Does the foam have some other purpose that just doesn't work right or something?
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    ++ FULL-SIZE HEADPHONE RECOMMENDATIONS THREAD++ CLOSED: Please post a thread in the Introductions, Help and Advice forum

      Quote:   Could you give me an example of an open backed phone that would be as good in the same price range?
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    ++ FULL-SIZE HEADPHONE RECOMMENDATIONS THREAD++ CLOSED: Please post a thread in the Introductions, Help and Advice forum

    A pair of HD 555's just went up on craiglist for $80. I've been looking for my first pair of good phones at a budget price. Should I jump on these?
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    Frequency response of receiver and headphones

      Quote:     I think that frequency response can be a bit misleading, sure, but that's not to say it's not a factor at all. Higher end headphones have a broader frequency range, because they are built better. I'm just wondering if I'm going to knock out any of the value of the...
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    Frequency response of receiver and headphones

    I am looking at some receivers to power my headphones. Most of them show a frequency response of around 20hz-20khz. Does that mean it is pointless to have a pair of headphones with a broader frequency response than what the receiver outputs?
  20. renergy

    Using a 5.1 Receiver vs DAC or Mixamp

    yeah, exactly. 
  21. renergy

    Just saying thanks

    I just wanted to thank everyone for all the help and advise I've received. A couple of weeks of research and the last 11 hours on this site and  I've decided on a pair of Beyerdynamics DT 990's ($192 Amazon) , powered by a Yamaha RX V371 ($149 Newegg) for running my xbox 360, pc, and bluray, all...
  22. renergy

    Why are headphones getting more expensive?

    Quote: You don't say?
  23. renergy

    Using a 5.1 Receiver vs DAC or Mixamp

    Wow, good spot on the newegg deal. That saves me 60 bucks. I see that you've used both the dt 990's and the hd 598s. Im currently lookng at both of these as well as considering buying a used pair of hd 650's. Do you have any preference on these or any other suggestions? My uses are in order...
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    Why are headphones getting more expensive?

    If it's what thing I'm learning from reading old posts, for sale threads, pricing reports, etc, on this page, it's that many high end headphones are increasing in price as time goes on. What is going on here? Across the board, headphones from Sennheisers to Beyerdynamics are more expensive today...
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    Using a 5.1 Receiver vs DAC or Mixamp

      If this is the wrong place for this post, please let me know and I will move.   I live in a small studio apartment and I am trying to get the most out of my xbox, bluray, and PC by using a good pair of headphones. I'll leave the choice of headphones for another thread, but as far as what...
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