[SOLVED] iRiver H340 clipping the bass
post-7652378
Thread Starter
Post #1 of 4

3602

Banned at his own request
Joined
May 30, 2009
Messages
3,148
Reaction score
32
Joined
May 30, 2009
Posts
3,148
Likes
32
My recently acquired iRiver H340 is clipping the bass.
On the heaviest bass, I hear "bzzzt-bzzzt-bzzzt", definitely clipping.
There is nothing wrong with the music files since it does not clip on my computer nor on my audio recorder.
 
This happens both with and without Rockbox.
 
So what's wrong?
 
Thank you very much.
 
     Share This Post       
post-7657577
Post #2 of 4

3602

Banned at his own request
Joined
May 30, 2009
Messages
3,148
Reaction score
32
Joined
May 30, 2009
Posts
3,148
Likes
32
"High output impedance is harmless!" is a registered trademark of iRiver Corporation.
 
     Share This Post       
post-7657709
Post #3 of 4

tds101

Formerly known as nywytboy68
Joined
May 5, 2008
Messages
4,629
Reaction score
106
Joined
May 5, 2008
Posts
4,629
Likes
106
IF the music files are mp3 I'd suggest scanning them with mp3Gain
 
Also, check your headphones and see if they MIGHT be the culprit.
 
     Share This Post       
post-7657715
Post #4 of 4

3602

Banned at his own request
Joined
May 30, 2009
Messages
3,148
Reaction score
32
Joined
May 30, 2009
Posts
3,148
Likes
32
Highly aware of that software but I am still not sure whether it "alters" the sound "quality" of the files.
Anyway the problem is solved. The headphones (IEMs really) are quite intact. Using a higher-impedance headphone with the H340 I no longer hear bass clipping.
Which is why it is important to have a low output impedance.
 
 
     Share This Post       

Users Who Are Viewing This Thread (Users: 0, Guests: 1)

Top