Shure E5c High Sensitivity Problem
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I have had these for under a week and I love 'em! They're exactly what I have been looking for in a canal phone, since I first had my E2c's. Only there is a slight problem, when they are connected to my pc or my iPod, there is a large amount of "Hissing" which can be heard in the background. After some listening the hissing becomes more apparent, and I was wondering if there is a cure to get rid of the hissing.

I also found a site selling the E5c's, but it had a picture of something else. I'm confused.


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You might try using the attenuator that comes with the E5c to get rid of the hissing.
 
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Tried it. It only reduces the hissing slightly.
When I use the level attenuator, the highs become muffled and there is a lack of detailed bass. Argh.
 
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Sell them and get E4c's.


The hissing was part of the reason I sold my pair month or so ago (and the fact I just wasn't using them often enough). Maybe an adaptor like Ety's P-S cable would help?
 
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Sell them and get E4c's.


The hissing was part of the reason I sold my pair month or so ago (and the fact I just wasn't using them often enough). Maybe an adaptor like Ety's P-S cable would help?



Actually as I understand it, the attenuator that comes with the E5c set at its highest setting is basically a p-s cable.
 
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Originally Posted by Salt Peanuts
Sell them and get E4c's.


The hissing was part of the reason I sold my pair month or so ago (and the fact I just wasn't using them often enough). Maybe an adaptor like Ety's P-S cable would help?



That'll be right!
I can hardly hear it with my iPod, the music drowns most of it out. But it is very hissy with my Pc and Sony cd player. Oh well...
 
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Better recordings help, check your bitrate.
 
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That'll be right!
I can hardly hear it with my iPod, the music drowns most of it out. But it is very hissy with my Pc and Sony cd player. Oh well...



Hi Possede,

I found using Xin's Supermacro with impedence switch, switched on take care of the hiss problem. Given that I run E5c out of my Powerbook at times.

Best of luck,
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Hi Possede,

I found using Xin's Supermacro with impedence switch, switched on take care of the hiss problem. Given that I run E5c out of my Powerbook at times.

Best of luck,
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Gulp. I would rather spend that $300 on something else. I'm trying to save up $500 for a bedroom cd player.
Oh well... I can live with it (For just now!).

Thanks guys.
 
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Gulp. I would rather spend that $300 on something else. I'm trying to save up $500 for a bedroom cd player.
Oh well... I can live with it (For just now!).

Thanks guys.



No worries, you can always pick up a used Supermacro v.1 in the amp for sale forum like I did.


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