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When headphones die

Post by lesmac » Tue Feb 26, 2019 8:01 pm

After 9 or 10 years of service the old Beyer Dynamic DT770s bit the dust.
I started to notice distortion that obviously wasn't in my mixes. A sine sweep soon revealed how bad they were. The lows showed it more comprehensibly. It was intermittent but loud and ugly :x
At first I thought it might be due to the black cloth covering being worn and vibrating but removing it altogether didn't fix the issue. There is another white covering that looks a bit loose but its a mystery and I have consigned them to the useless gear bin.
Checked out the headphone thread on this forum and nearly went with the ATH-M50Xs but found another set of DT770s for 200 Aussie dollars. If they last 10 years like the old ones that works out to $20 a year. I can live with that.

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Re: When headphones die

Post by waveheavy » Tue Mar 12, 2019 3:29 am

It's what I use. I haven't found a par of 'cans' yet that didn't break or have a wire short before they died of natural cause.

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Re: When headphones die

Post by Casey H » Tue Mar 12, 2019 6:13 pm

When headphones die...

I guess if they've been good they go to headphone heaven. But what if the right channel was good and the left bad? Hmmm...

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Re: When headphones die

Post by lesmac » Tue Mar 12, 2019 7:23 pm

I guess if they've been good they go to headphone heaven. But what if the right channel was good and the left bad? Hmmm...
:lol: +1

Maybe some kind of purgatory where they have to wait for a transplant?

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