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to produce louder volume needs an increase in...(voltage? current?) i'm audio noob so i don't know but i know too much of something in a circuit will kill the circuit.
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to produce louder volume needs an increase in...(voltage? current?) i'm audio noob so i don't know but i know too much of something in a circuit will kill the circuit.
It would require an increase in both voltage and current. Since the nominal impedance of the headphone, assuming the same output frequency (let's say 1 kHz), stays the same, then an increase in voltage will result in an increase in current. Remember, Ohm's Law states that voltage is directly proportional to current in that V = I x R (V is voltage, I is current and R is resistance/impedance).

I believe one of the ways to kill a driver would be to feed it with too much voltage swing, pushing the diaphragm too far from normal operation, resulting in damage.
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post #13 of 14
tip: Do not use your headphones as speakers

Yes there is a risk you can blow the drivers, like with speaker drivers. There no need to crank it up fully at all with normal use if you care about your hearing.
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specifically on the a-700...no. You cannot, especially with an onboard soundcard and no amp.
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