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Possible damage to my Beyerdynamic DT 770 Pro 80 Ohm

  1. Francois Coppens
    Dear Head-Fi community,

    This is my first post, so there might be a slight possibility this thread is in the wrong place.

    Recently I did something stupid and I'm wondering if it could have damaged my headphones. I wanted to listen to some music during take-off in an airplane. Because of the decreasing pressure in the cabin during the first part of the flight the apparent volume was too low. So I switched my FiiO E12 (Mont Blanc) to high gain (16 dB setting). Then I started to crank the volume up to find a good setting. Then it started clipping before I found what I was looking for. Apparently the decreased cabin pressure really messes up my sense of loudness. Then I cranked it down again to a "comfortable" value.

    Afterwards I switched it back to low gain (0 dB setting) again because it was, of course, too loud. Now, I'm not sure this psychological or real, but, I have the impression that the mids and bass are not as clear and punchy as they were before. Could the high gain setting and the clipping have damaged the voice coils somehow?

    To summarise, this is my equipment:
    Beyerdynamic DT 770 Pro 80 Ohm, about 2 years old, used very regularly
    FiiO E12 mont blanc, about the same age, use regularly too.

    My source is an iPhone 6s+ (spring 2016), or a MacBook Pro from late 2015.

    Thanks in advance,
  2. Francois Coppens
    Really? Nothing? Anybody?

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