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Amps do make a difference.

I can definitely confirm this. My X-Fi USB sound card has a 600ohm headphone amp, but I notice a night-and-day difference when I use my Q701s through my Torpedo instead of the X-Fi. Hence why my K550s stay with the X-Fi for Youtube, voice chat, and some games (SWTOR sounds fine with the X-Fi, for example), while my Q701s stay connected to the Torp for everything else (Fallout 4 and Skyrim are unplayable on the X-Fi for my ears now, I've been completely spoiled).
Edited by Blze001 - 1/19/16 at 7:29am
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Very nice! I envy you, Storm biggrin.gif . What amp did you have prior to the Crack and how does it differ? How did you find the assembly process?

I had a O2 with my HD600 and an E10 with my DT770, and I noticed a bug difference with both but a bigger difference with the DT770 made it sound like a different headphone, much more punchy bass and smoother sounding mids and treble. As for the HD600 it made it feel like I was front row at the concert. Very happy hoe it was with both!

I bought the amp from someone who failed to assemble it so my building experience was a bit different. Overall it wasn't hard just a bit time consuming diagnosing the problems, but I also have a background in electronics engineering. But as long as you can read and solder you will be good.
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@THEStorm, thanks! Interesting to see you had the E10 and the O2 before the Crack. Did you see much of a difference between the E10 and the O2?

Now that the Valhalla is dead I'll probably go back to my original plan and that was wait for the right time to get a Bottlehead Crack and be happy with the E10K in the meantime smile.gif .
   
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@THEStorm, thanks! Interesting to see you had the E10 and the O2 before the Crack. Did you see much of a difference between the E10 and the O2?

Now that the Valhalla is dead I'll probably go back to my original plan and that was wait for the right time to get a Bottlehead Crack and be happy with the E10K in the meantime smile.gif .

To be honest I never really compared the O2 and the E10, once I got the E10 I just brought it to work to use as my work setup. But I definitely heard I big difference with the crack compared to my E10 using my DT770 pro 250 ohms!
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Hello!

Just got a pair of Senn HD 598's. I tweaked the EQ to add a bit of bass for fun, but since then I feel like the high's have become a bit sharp with a slight crackle. Could the bass increase have damaged the cans? Do these cans have a burn in time? If so, how long would you say?

Thank you.
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That seems unlikely, the easiest way to check is disabling the EQ and seeing if it sounds correct.
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That seems unlikely, the easiest way to check is disabling the EQ and seeing if it sounds correct.

It's the first thing I did. If something is high pitched in a song such as a scream, it does not sound "clean" if you know what I mean. It's on the brink of crackling. Windows volume @ 10 on SBZ card. Songs @ 320 bit Spotify Premuim.

Do you know any songs that I can test, if you tell me what to look out for?
Edited by BradleyW - 1/20/16 at 2:38pm
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I'm not terribly knowledgeable but, you should be able to detect any problems with test tones:
http://mdf1.tripod.com/test-tones.html
http://www.audiocheck.net/soundtestsaudiotesttones_index.php
http://www.audiocheck.net/audiofrequencysignalgenerator_index.php
Following up on this, I think returning for a replacement/exchange is the safest bet if you're still uncertain. Better safe than sorry with a new pair of headphones smile.gif.
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Following up on this, I think returning for a replacement/exchange is the safest bet if you're still uncertain. Better safe than sorry with a new pair of headphones smile.gif.

Hey man.

Just got another pair of 598's and they are the same. I tested on PC and other devices. Maybe I'm hearing something and mistaking it as an issue. I will tell you this though, Youtube can sometimes be scratchy when people say words louder than normal. such as BAG! CAT! words like that. I listened 1080p HD on Tek Syndicate and Linus Tech Tips.
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