Will this damage my headphones/AMP/dac?
Feb 18, 2015 at 3:21 AM Thread Starter Post #1 of 2

NoxNoctum

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So my computer is ancient -- I'm upgrading shortly, but suffice to say that if I try to do too much at once while running foobar it will occasionally "jolt" for a split second with the sound cutting out (lack of RAM I suspect). When it does this the amp "clicks" and then the sound comes back on as normal. IIRC the clicking is some sort of thing to protect the HPs right? Am I doing anything damaging to my HPs or AMP/DAC when this happens?
 
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Feb 18, 2015 at 3:50 AM Post #2 of 2

PleasantSounds

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Clicking is the sound of your DAC running out of music to play. When your computer is too busy, it can't keep up feeding the data to the DAC fast enough. It may be unpleasant to hear, but it shouldn't be dangerous to your gear.
 

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