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post #10621 of 37823
My E7/E9 DAC forces windows volume to 100% and their reasoning is that windows volume at 100% is totally unaltered, so it lets the amp have complete control over the audio; I'd guess for the same reason, you'll want yours at 100%.
post #10622 of 37823
I have 50 hours with my Denons and ... my ears are VVIIIBBBBRRRRAAATTTIINNNGGGG with the Fiio E11 connected and bass boost on 1. If I put the bass boost on 2, my ears are dancing wink.gif. Simply WOW! I put to shame many cans in the low range! smile.gif. I am addicted to my Denon Bass. I cannot listen to anything that does not go this low.
 
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post #10623 of 37823
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So I bought a new connector for my HD595's and still have the problem with only the right side working. Suggestions on what to do next? Wiggling the cable around does nothing and I get no sound at all on the left side. Doesn't matter the source.

As a quick sanity check, measure the impedance of the L side (say between tip and sleeve on the TRS jack) and the impedance of the R side (say between ring and sleeve on TRS jack). Well, with a cheap multimeter, you'll just get the impedance at DC, aka resistance, but that's okay for diagnostics purposes.

I'll try to buy a multimeter today. The funny thing is they miraculously worked on the home stereo then on the PC. I then increased te volume and it stopped working around 60% volume just like before. I'm thinking this might be a problem with unusually high impedence on the headphones coupled with sources that cant really drive them that well.

One time while troubleshooting yesterday the left side was working, I wiggled the cable close to the left ear and it stopped working. A short maybe?
post #10624 of 37823
oooh...that scares me. at first i thought my HD555s that i bought from someone here were in the same way too...

i have the same issue, but i havent purchased a replacement cable/cord yet...

i messed with the prongs and both speakers are working, resistance is good/continuity is there, but if i buy a 20$ cord and its still like that, im gonna be mad


also, i have 1x pair of ATH M50S ('s' not 's, lol), and 1x pair of HD555

i wanna expand! smile.gif
post #10625 of 37823
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post #10626 of 37823
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I have an explainlikei'mfive question, and a request
#1 When using a headphone amp in conjunction with the PC, what is the best way to set the volume levels? I had put the PC @ 100% and used the amp to determine overall volume, but now I'm wondering if I should have it much lower or just under 50% and have the amp @ a higher setting so as to use its power to amplify the signal instead of overdriving the signal before it even gets to the amp. I'd really like to know so I can get the very best quality without risking damage to my headphones.
Headphones= M50's
Amp= ARTcessories HeadAmp4 (cheap Amazon purchase, no idea what kind of quality, but I'm sure you guys with $300 amps will protest)
#2 Why haven't my M50's been added to the OP yet?
Thanks, guys!

#1. Use the line out instead of headphone out, and volume shouldn't matter.

#2. IDK probably because it gets boring to go around updating the OP tongue.gif.
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^ OP is lazy.
     
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post #10628 of 37823
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^ OP is lazy.

This was my deduction, I'm just too polite to say it aloud.



Headphone out and line out not the same thing on Xonar DX? Must investigate back panel.

EDIT: There's

SPDIFout/Mic in

Front <- This is what I'm plugged in to, seems to be the only choice.

Side

Center/Sub

Rear



I thought the Xonar DX had a small PreAmp. My reasoning was that there might be distortion if PC signal is being picked up @ 100% volume.
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Because im lazy i never got around to writing my DT880 review. Damnit. Anyways, i trade them for some Westone 3s today, and my Brainwavz B2s should be up in the marketplace soon, if any of you are in the market for some nice new IEMs
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Got this sample in the mail today. 3 days from Singapore to SF, CA. o.O

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