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Hey all, my onboard sound is the ALC898 and I have a pair of HD558s, and I accidently put the volume up to 60 while I wasn't wearing them and had left them for about 10 mins. To me, at 50 they're ridiuclously loud (I have sensitive ears to be fair) But I wanted to know how much the HD558s can take? Is there any possibility this could have damaged them? Or could they easily take 100 volume?
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I have done far worse things with my headphones before without problem. As long as it didn't persist for too long and doesn't happen often you should be fine. They best way to tell would be to just listen to them yourself.

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I have done far worse things with my headphones before without problem. As long as it didn't persist for too long and doesn't happen often you should be fine. They best way to tell would be to just listen to them yourself.

Ah okay, they seem okay, i think tongue.gif What would happen if they were damaged from going too loud?
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Ah okay, they seem okay, i think tongue.gif What would happen if they were damaged from going too loud?

Nope, if you connected to a soundcard with an amp and set it at the highest gain then it will probably do damage to your headphone.
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Nope, if you connected to a soundcard with an amp and set it at the highest gain then it will probably do damage to your headphone.

No. you will cause more damage to your hearing than to the voice coil. I don't think on-board audio has enough power to overdrive the voice coil. i'm not even sure if the drivers in headphones can bottom out like larger ones.
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So the headphones should be okay then?
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So the headphones should be okay then?

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