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Is it better to leave the headphones plugged in or out during non usage?

Discussion in 'Sound Science' started by dobrescu george, Dec 28, 2014.
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  1. ProtegeManiac Contributor
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    They'll be fine. Other people leave their speaker amps on, they don't disconnect speakers either.
     
    You probably have more to worry about the lack of a muting relay without a good UPS. Power goes out, amp switches off, zaps the headphone; power comes back in before you get home to flip the switch, amp powers on, zaps the headphone again. Others live in areas with more fluctuations in the electricity also - when I switch on the A/C my voltage regulator goes from 227volts to 167volts, but keeps the PC running.
     
    Past that it's the amp that can be a cause for concern depending on how hot it gets over there. Heat index here during May hit 51deg C last year, and my amp gets as hot as a fresh cup of coffee if left to idle without a fan or A/C running. It's a Class A hybrid but don't always assume that Class A/B means it's totally safe and you don't check at all.
     
  2. watchnerd
     
    I do this - leave amps on 24x7, with speakers attached.
     
    I also have a UPS.
     
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