Having bass and treble cranked full
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WIll it be hard on my headphones if I crank the bass and treble onto my receiver at full rather than flat.

FULL BASS and FULL TREBLE listening at Moderate to Moderate-High volume is this slightly hard on the headphone drivers ?

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I don't think so at these volume levels. Anyway, what to care about is your ears. A headphone can always be replaced.
Your need to crank up the bass and treble controls, points to that you are not satisfied with the sound quality of something: source, receiver or headphone, or a combination of these. Usually, these controls do not help very much because they increase over a large spectrum and not specifically where it is needed. High quality amps therefore usually have no such controls.
 
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If you have to do that it's time to consider a new amp...
 
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usually you are cheating yourself out of midrange when you increase the bass and the treble.
 
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Get rid of your amp. I used to listen to treble & bass high too... until about 13 years ago my old roomate taught me how to listen to everything flat. Now that's all I do.
 
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If you have to do that it's time to consider a new amp...


Your music link wouldn't come up... & I'm on a cable modem. Said something like 10.252.2.2
 
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Up until about 12 years ago, I used to listen to headphone-based systems with the bass and treble cranked full. Looking back, I became so red-faced with embarrassment: How crappy my amp (or my headphones) really were back then!


Anyway, I turned up the bass and treble full, and I shrugged in a red, angry face - what a craptacular pile of trash!
So I turned both back to "center" or "flat" (and this was with my Sennheiser HD 280PRO headphones), and I suddenly heard a *bonk* (my jaw hits the floor)!
Clear, detailed rather than boomy, shrill, crappy sound!
 
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What eagle driver is trying to say is that the fact that you are wanting to do this means that you need to upgrade something!

What is your exact system?
 
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Quote:

you need to upgrade something!


..and you came to the right place. We can spend anyone's money for them.
 
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