Humming sound in my new headphones
Dec 25, 2013 at 8:37 AM Thread Starter Post #1 of 10

Hifi Man

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I got a pair of Sennheiser HD650 headphones with vali and modi and there's this really annoying humming sound. Does anyone know what's causing it and how I can make it go away?
 
Dec 25, 2013 at 9:00 AM Post #2 of 10

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that's the lil headphone gnome that lives inside your headphone drivers hummin along to your tunes! you must have good taste in music 
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lol. see if the humming occurs when you are using the headphones by emselves or if the gnome just doesn't like to play nice w/ your amp or dac. check your cable connections & source. the headphone gnome likes to have everything very tidy or else he gets cranky.
 
Dec 25, 2013 at 9:18 AM Post #3 of 10

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It's gone away completely now. I don't know what was causing it but it doesn't matter now. I will report back if it happens again.
 
Dec 25, 2013 at 9:20 AM Post #4 of 10

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  It's gone away completely now. I don't know what was causing it but it doesn't matter now. I will report back if it happens again.

didja sacrifice a goat? sometimes that appeases the headphone gnomes
 
Dec 25, 2013 at 10:07 AM Post #5 of 10

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the sound are the micro phonics from the tubes  on the Vali - check the schiit website and they mention a ringing that will happen when you first plug in headphones, tap the amp etc.
 
Dec 25, 2013 at 8:09 PM Post #7 of 10

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I had a problem similar to that. I did everything i could think of, changed headphones, amps, dacs, computers, chenged ports, used different plug sockets etc. It drove me nuts. Strangely imo, when I changed the cables between the dac and headphone amp, the problem disappeared.
 
Dec 25, 2013 at 9:45 PM Post #9 of 10

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because the amp was making a stupid amount of buzzing it seems to have gone away completely again though. Whenever I leave it turned on or I just turn it on it tends to make the ringing.
 

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