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Should I unplug my headphones from my computer during the night or is it better to just never unplug them?
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post #2 of 11
It doesn't matter either way...
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As long as you don't forcibly plug/unplug them all the time you should be fine.
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Originally Posted by Namrac View Post
It doesn't matter either way...
Unless you trip over them and it destroys your soundcard. I tend to get up from my chair with mine still on. I do a lot of live sound mixing so I get laughed at a lot of trying to walk away with my headphones still int he mixer. I also destroyed the mic input on my old audigy 2 by doing the same. My cans are now taped to my desk lol.
    
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thats kinda what i did... When i had an X-fi card, i taped the chord to my head phones to my computer case so if i jerked the phones i wouldn't screw up my sound card... Worked great...
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It won't hurt the headphones, but if you have sound going through them constantly, it may reduce the lifespan.

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thats kinda what i did... When i had an X-fi card, i taped the chord to my head phones to my computer case so if i jerked the phones i wouldn't screw up my sound card... Worked great...
A friend of mine stapled his to a wall. The only reason for it, however, was to keep anyone else from using them on their computers when he fell asleep. Ingenious, but at the same time, kinda a jerk move.
    
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It won't hurt the headphones, but if you have sound going through them constantly, it may reduce the lifespan.
They are such low voltage that even with a heavy 60 cycle buzz going through them they would be fine for a long time. The voice coils just don't heat up. You have to play insane levels of sound to destroy a set of cans. Buds are different. I have killed several isolators. Including my Shure E3Cs . They replaced them though. I want to upgrade to E4's or if I can E5's.
    
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yea, that seems a bit selfish of him. god forbid anybody else could have the all-mighty privilege of using them. reminds me of my childhood.
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Originally Posted by PRO-AMERICA View Post
@rock_on343
yea, that seems a bit selfish of him. god forbid anybody else could have the all-mighty privilege of using them. reminds me of my childhood.
When I first saw that I only read the first part and was like, "What do you mean selfish", and I realized you weren't talking about me lol. I thought it was kinda funny, its just that kind of person, doesn't like other people touching his stuff when hes not around. I can't get mad at him for that.

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as long as you don't get a turn-on or off thump you should be alright
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