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I was using this amp to go between my iPhone 4S and these headphones. Feedback only occurs when using the Fiio. I was using the headphone jack, not an LOD. I assume the LOD prevents the feedback when using the iPhone?
As a seperate question, should I upgrade the amp I have for my portable setup? Had mine since '09 and not sure if it's enough for my cans.

LOD stands for line out dock. When you output from the headset jack of the iPhone (or anything portable device's headphone jack really) it goes through the internal amp of. A LOD cable isolates the audio line instead from the dock connector and feeds a untouched audio feed to the amp instead. By doing so, it can help with interferences (faulty internal amp, insufficiently driven cans, ect) and provide in theory, a better listening experience. Listening is for the most part subjective however, so your improvement mileage may vary.

Just noticed the other part of your post about whether or not you should upgrade. So a few things here. What you have there is a entry level portable headphone amp and really designed to handle mainly low impedance and resistance heaphones and IEM's. As far as whether or not you should ditch this for an O2 amp, if you have the money, I would say yes. While me and chinesekiwi have different perceptions amps, I wholeheartedly agree that the O2 will drive your D5K far more properly than the E5. That is not to say however, that your E5 won't drive those cans at all, as any amp is better than no amp for those cans.
Edited by OC'ing Noob - 4/26/12 at 8:51am
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I use the Sennheiser HD555 audiophile headphones. Planning to get a sound card rather than the onboard sound, to put the the HD555 to full use.
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i got my first entry into real audio with grado sr80i smile.gif
    
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Anyone know how to make the grados more comfortable? My ears are killing me after usage I might just try to find someone to trade for m50 or just return em and buy the m50. Pretty disappointed theyre great headphones and sound amazing bit my ears hurt 30 mins after they've been taken off
    
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Anyone know how to make the grados more comfortable? My ears are killing me after usage I might just try to find someone to trade for m50 or just return em and buy the m50. Pretty disappointed theyre great headphones and sound amazing bit my ears hurt 30 mins after they've been taken off

Yes I know they look silly, but the 414 pads will probably be the best comfort upgrade you can make. They're a lot more cushioned than the stock grado pads. You can also order an HD600 headband directly from sennheiser if you feel too much pressure on the top of your head

Link to cushions

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I actually like the headband I'm the grados mainly because its so thin it doesnt push my hair down but do you think I should just return them wr my local store Id be recieving 105 back but id feel a bit foolish because I went I. There once already to return the 125s I bought because I don't have a 1/4 port. I see you have owned the m50s personal thoughts? I can pick them up for 115 new.
    
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I'd like to join the club;

Sennheiser HD650 + Nuforce HDP Amp.

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Anyone know how to make the grados more comfortable? My ears are killing me after usage I might just try to find someone to trade for m50 or just return em and buy the m50. Pretty disappointed theyre great headphones and sound amazing bit my ears hurt 30 mins after they've been taken off

Grados require a lot of fitting effort to get them comfortable. Usually if your ears are hurting its one of two reasons:

- Headband needs to be adjusted to allow for a looser fit. Grados are notorious for needing a lot of after market adjustment to fit to each person's head.
- Ear cushions are either too new and needs to be broken in or too old and need to be replaced.

Is the pain you are feeling caused by pressure of the clamping or discomfort from the cushions?
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My DT990s were uncomfortable at first, but now I find myself knocking things off my desk by standing up and forgetting they're on wink.gif
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Grados require a lot of fitting effort to get them comfortable. Usually if your ears are hurting its one of two reasons:
- Headband needs to be adjusted to allow for a looser fit. Grados are notorious for needing a lot of after market adjustment to fit to each person's head.
- Ear cushions are either too new and needs to be broken in or too old and need to be replaced.
Is the pain you are feeling caused by pressure of the clamping or discomfort from the cushions?

Well its kind of like they push on my ears a little as they get a little red and more inward of my ear hurts.they are brand new got them from a local shop yesterday so it might just take breaking them in as I did realise it started to indent alittle and I also had them a little tight just because I like to know that its nice and sturdy on my head. I'll have to try to loosen them up. Also would getting rid of that white fabric over the ears allow some more sound to come out? I didn't want to attempt the quarter trick as I think it looks really ugly so would it make a difference if I ktept the pads the same but took out the white fabric
    
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