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  1. renergy

    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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    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'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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    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?
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    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...
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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...