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Hello OCN, i finally got my cans for christmas, some a-700s! i'm in love with them, and i will start saving for a sound card (although my onboard isn't that bad.)
anyway, if i turn up the volume all the way, can my headphones blow out?
post #2 of 14
My first cans . They did fine with what I did to mine, and also I doubt you could blow them out without a headphone amp. Hopefully someone can confirm.
post #3 of 14
I doubt they could, but it is possible, so I don't recommend it.

It also depends on the quality of your headphones.
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I would imagine you could blow them out, they're just small speakers afterall. They might not stop working all the way but could start to crackle and not be as crisp.
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if you have them all the way up you must be going deaf? its really hard to kill headphones that way without a headphone amp, i killed a pair of phones in about 6 years cranking it all the way but they were cheap sony $40 headphones,and the drivers didnt die, the wiring did and they were a sealed unit,so i couldnt repair them.
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post #6 of 14
There's a possibility, I wouldn't risk it, but I'm sure your ears would XD
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Originally Posted by realcyberbob View Post
I would imagine you could blow them out, they're just small speakers afterall. They might not stop working all the way but could start to crackle and not be as crisp.
^^this also, smaller drivers will tend to give eventually
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post #8 of 14
Just be careful and you will be fine, headphones are for on your ears. Your ears will start to hurt long before you get to the explode stage...
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post #9 of 14
Not if we are talking about plugging into your sound card. It would not produce enough amps to damage headphones.
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Why would you do that in the first place?
    
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