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I got my 555's back in November and I've loved them so far. Recently I started hearing a slightly raspy noise from the left side that I can't figure out. Any ideas on what could have caused this/ how I can fix it?
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It could be dirt/hair against the driver, as the headphones are open it's not too difficult for something tiny to fall into the enclosure. Check the front and back of the earpad to see if any hairs are sticking though. If you can't see anything and they are still in warranty (assuming they are if you purchased in Nov) I would RMA them. If they are out of warranty then I would advise taking them apart and checking the drivers for dirt/hair, opening them up will void any warranty they have.
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post #3 of 10
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Originally Posted by tUDJ View Post
It could be dirt/hair against the driver, as the headphones are open it's not too difficult for something tiny to fall into the enclosure. Check the front and back of the earpad to see if any hairs are sticking though. If you can't see anything and they are still in warranty (assuming they are if you purchased in Nov) I would RMA them. If they are out of warranty then I would advise taking them apart and checking the drivers for dirt/hair, opening them up will void any warranty they have.
Thanks for the advice, I couldn't find any hair or anything. I might try to RMA them. Sennheiser's warranty seemed a little confusing, they showed repair prices. That's only for products out of warranty correct?
post #4 of 10
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After looking into it I think my soundcard might actually be the issue. I tried another pair of headphones and they did the same thing. And no issues with my Sennheiser's on another computer. Any suggestions for the soundcard?
post #5 of 10
Before you replace your card, check to make sure it is seated properly and remove and reinstall. The drivers. Also make sure onboard sound is disabled.
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Before you replace your card, check to make sure it is seated properly and remove and reinstall. The drivers. Also make sure onboard sound is disabled.
That seemed to do the trick, thanks!
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That seemed to do the trick, thanks!
Glad you got it going. One other thing I do is to make sure the plug on my headphone and the inputs are clean. Unless you leave your headphone plugged in 24/7, the plug gets dirty, then you plug it in, making the input dirty too. I have a little bottle of contact cleaner and periodically clean the plug. Still havent figured out how to clean the input, but I guess keeping the plug clean helps.
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Glad you got it going. One other thing I do is to make sure the plug on my headphone and the inputs are clean. Unless you leave your headphone plugged in 24/7, the plug gets dirty, then you plug it in, making the input dirty too. I have a little bottle of contact cleaner and periodically clean the plug. Still havent figured out how to clean the input, but I guess keeping the plug clean helps.
I'll keep that in mind. Unfortunately the noise seems to have come back. Any other suggestions?
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If I get a new soundcard what are some sub $100 suggestions? The xonars are looking pretty tempting, how do they stack up against my xtrememusic?
post #10 of 10
I cant say how they stack up, but my D2X is great. The DG seems to be turning out to be a great budget card that has a headphone amp. The DS and DX are a nice step up. But it seems there is some kind of driver conflict with your card. See if customer support can help you out. Also, if you are using CCleaner or TSC 3, and are running the registry cleaner, that might be giving you issues. I notice it on my rig.
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