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Well, my HD555's came in yesterday and I thrilled. However, something isn't right. My right speaker is a good bit louder and crisper than the left. So I first thought it was the connection to my sound card. But, It was plugged in all the way. However, the weird thing is that if I unplug the connection about 50%, both channels work fine, but it is very finicky. If I pull the cord just slightly, it reverts to the right channel preference again.

My soundcard was set to the "headphone" setting. Now, heres where it got weird, at least for me. I set the settings on my soundcard to 2 / 2.1 speaker, and plugged the cord all the way in, and it works perfectly. It sounds awesome. I switch the soundcard to headphones, and it again goes to the right channel mostly. Reset them back to 2/2.1 and it works perfectly again.


Anybody ever hear of something like this before?


Thanks for any help in advance.
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ive never heard of this exact thing before... but i know my hd515's sound alot better when they are on 2/2.1. there is a little imbalance on headphone for me but not something too noticable.
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Anybody else notice a substantial sound quality improvement / balance from switching form headphone to 2.1 settings?


It feels good to realize that I'm not going insane....
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Originally Posted by Intervention View Post
Anybody else notice a substantial sound quality improvement / balance from switching form headphone to 2.1 settings?


It feels good to realize that I'm not going insane....
I have a pair of isolators that I stopped using with my pc because the left side was so low. I Just assumed that my loud music frazzled the driver.

BTW Frazzled is my word for the day. Tomorrows word will be Flibbertigibbet
    
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I have had the same thing happen to me, but it wasn't set to headphones. Changing the channel setup from 2.1 to 7.1 fixed it (I think 5.1 worked also, just had a 7.1 setup) , so maybe it's a driver thing?
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I have had the same thing happen to me, but it wasn't set to headphones. Changing the channel setup from 2.1 to 7.1 fixed it (I think 5.1 worked also, just had a 7.1 setup) , so maybe it's a driver thing?
I'm thinking its drivers. But, hey, my HD555's work flawlessly with the 2.1 setting. They were OK, on the headphone setting, but, i could definitely tell the difference between volume differences.

Spooked, try changing your "set-up", it definitely made the difference for me.
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post #7 of 20
Quote:
Originally Posted by Intervention View Post
I'm thinking its drivers. But, hey, my HD555's work flawlessly with the 2.1 setting. They were OK, on the headphone setting, but, i could definitely tell the difference between volume differences.

Spooked, try changing you "set-up", it definitely made the difference for me.
As in Driver I am talking about the actual speaker inside the headphones.
Are we on the same boat?

What I don't get is why My other set of isolators work fine. I will give it a shot in my MP3 player.
    
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Originally Posted by SpookedJunglist View Post
As in Driver I am talking about the actual speaker inside the headphones.
Are we on the same boat?

What I don't get is why My other set of isolators work fine. I will give it a shot in my MP3 player.
Oh, sorry. Little misunderstanding.
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Intervention View Post
Oh, sorry. Little misunderstanding.
Could be either. My other ISOs are at work so maybe tomorrow.
    
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Originally Posted by SpookedJunglist View Post
Tomorrows word will be Flibbertigibbet
good luck with that
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