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Could a manufacturing flaw cause phase cancellation on headphones?

I got a second-hand Neewer NW-3000 closed headphone which sounds like there is phase cancellation and no stereo effect. So I tested the headphone with a mixer and distinct tones on each channel; I ...
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1/8" Headset to XLR

I have a Focusrite Scarlett 2i2 interface connected to my PC. It has XLR mic input and 1/4" headphones output, while my headset has regular double 1/8" jacks. I was wondering if it's safe to ...
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Best way to counteract human voice/noise [closed]

I will move to a noisy environment (student dorm) soon. I'm very sensitive to noise and are easily awakened by all sort of noise. Therefore, I'm trying different equipments wore during sleep to reduce ...
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1/8 mic to 1/4 input wiring?

I am trying to connect a headset with inline microphone to my computer through my NI Komplete Audio 6 audio interface. The headphones have a 1/8" TRRS male cable which I have plugged into a 1/8&...
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Grado SR80 headphones, measurements with multimeter

Started with muffled, scratchy sound on the right ear. Was pretty sure it would be a loose connection, but once inside the can, found no loose connections, no electronics, just two solder terminals ...
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Iphone listen through headphones while recording through its microphone?

Can’t find a simple solution to this. I have prepared a clicktrack for the singers in my chorus. For a singer who only has an iphone, is it possible to listen through headphones, and simultaneously ...
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What should I look for in good headphones? [closed]

I'm in the search of the best headphones to fit my needs. I hope somebody will help me because I try and I try but I haven't found the exact real headphones I want. I want to use them to mostly ...
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How can I hook two headsets with mics up to the same PC/laptop, allowing them to freely talk to each other?

I am involved in broadcasting for a school and want the two broadcasters to be able to communicate with each other through the headsets. We had this setup functioning properly on a laptop using a ...
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Using a bluetooth headset with aux support on a PC [closed]

I recently got a headset(Boat Rockerz 510). Its a bluetooth headset and has AUX support so that's how i use it majority of the time on my PC. I really need to get the mic working on the PC, so i got ...
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What kind of foam should I use as a replacement inside my headphones?

I'm repairing my original Steel Series Black Siberia V1 headset which has a dead speaker driver on the right side. When I removed the earpiece I found that the foam inside that lies between the ...
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How to properly equalize headphones?

I have a pair of headphones - it doesn't matter which exactly. I read some overviews and technical reviews and find out that some frequencies are "unbalanced", like the middle range may sound more ...
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How to know if studio monitors are loud enough?

I'm having trouble with my studio monitors (headphones as well). They are JBL 104s, which are pretty affordable entry level speakers. I've got a handful of headphones, typically between 32 ohm and 64 ...
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How to convert mono or stereo audio to spatial?

Can anyone teach me the way to convert mono or stereo tracks to spatial? I've been panning the audio to the back but it didn't seem to work efficiently. The sound was only able to move to the front, ...
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Headphones (presumably without mic) Shows Microphone Output when Plugged into Mic Port [closed]

OK this is probably a really dumb question, but I haven't been able to google my way out of this. I have some headphones I want to ensure do not have a mic. I'm 99% sure they don't, but to be cautious ...
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Can headphones with 1/8" inputs be used with a mixing board's aux sends that output to XLR or 1/4"?

I am looking at mixing boards that have aux sends. This one uses XLR aux and this one uses 1/4" aux. Can I use a converter to listen to the aux send on headphones that take 1/8" input? For ...
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Force use Headset's microphone over AUX [closed]

My bluetooth headset has a built-in mic (which works great over bluetooth) but it also comes with a TRS-TRRS cable (TRS on the headset side) with another mic in it. When connecting the headset with ...
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How can I make a sound appear to come from a direction?

I have a mono sound and I want to make it sound like the sound comes from a specific direction. The end-goal is to create a prototype of a game where people should be able to find the source of the ...
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What happens when the output impedance of a headphone amp is higher than the input impedance of the headphones?

I'm trying to wrap my head around input- and output impedances. From this question I learned that the output impedance of a headphone amplifier should be lower than the input impedance of the ...
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How to connect the 6.3mm headphone to USB? [closed]

I bought a headphone and a 6.3mm-to-3.5mm adapter, but my notebook computer is Zenbook 14 which has no 3.5mm jack. Can I just connect the headphone to the 3.5mm adapter and then to the USB adapter? If ...
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My final mix sounds damp

My final mix, mastered amateurly by me, sounds damp when I play it at low volume in my Bose QC 35 II headphone. It feels like it is sitting really deep in the headphone; i'm comparing it pro songs at ...
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Can I drive additional headphones from a Monitor Out of my audiointerface without damaging them?

I have a Yamaha AG06 audio mixer / audiointerface connected to my PC. Currently, I only use the Headphone out 6.35mm headphone out to drive my 250 Ohm headphones. Now, I want to drive an additonal set ...
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Should my headphones literally be vibrating from bass?

I'm doing some work in Logic, and right now I'm messing around with some bass. I've gotten to a point where my headphones actually vibrate somewhat, like a tiny massage on the sides of my head.. Is ...
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Binaural vs Stereo: should be audio tracks be designed for headphone listening, in general?

Stereo sound was designed for speakers at a certain distance/angle to the listener. It is now uncommon for people to have such setup, as many people listen either with headphones, or casually (mono ...
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Closed headphones, closed, the best for like $ 175 max, which ones?

CLOSED headphones you would use when for example micing a voice.
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Song exported from FL Studio plays from one side of headphone

I’m working on a song in FL Studio, and I’m encountering a rather puzzling problem. The song plays fine on my laptop, in FL and as an MP3, and comes out of both sides of my headphones. For some reason ...
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High impedance headphone for MacBook without an amp?

I planned to compose song with my Macbook Pro and I like Beyerdynamic so I choose DT 990 as I wanted to try open back headphone. The problem is which impedance to choose? I don't plan to buy an amp, ...
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Multiple bus headphone switch

I'm looking for a device with two stereo inputs and two stereo outputs which will allow me to switch between the two inputs independently on the outputs (I'm not sure what the correct term for this ...
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Why does using an extension cable on my headset with a TRRS jack cause the stereo signal to leak into the microphone signal?

I've been trying to get an extension cable for my various wired headsets. These headsets have a standard 3.5mm TRRS jack using the CTIA standard, so the cable carries both a stereo out signal and a ...
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What is the point of a frequency response higher than 20 Hz to 20 kHz?

According to Dr. Mike Hewitt the writer of Music Theory for Computer Musicians: "The general range of human hearing extends from about 20 Hz to 20 kHz, although this can vary depending upon the ...
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headphones for sound design

There's not many threads where this is discussed extensively - and some of them are rather old... ...but I'm looking for a pair of headphones I can use for sound design (game audio, specifically) ...
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Headphones: Can you use bass boosted headphones as professional sound editing headphones after making some changes in software or hardware changes?

I am here to ask some technical questions about differences between some audio devices and about them point by point. I am a beginner or nerd in audio devices and sound editing. Can you produce flat ...
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3.5mm Audio Jack - No Black Insulating Ring [closed]

The 3.5 mm audio jack on my headphones (Beyerdynamic DT 770 Pro 32 Ohms) got bent but I straightened it and it was working. The problem is that now I have to turn the jack around in the 3.5mm plug to ...
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Creating single channel sound (left or right) with no audio bleed into the other channel

Noob to sound engineering and not sure if this is a hardware/software query. I am trying to create a audio stream that plays a sound out of just the left channel. Eventually I want to create audio ...
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How can I combine two sources of audio into one set of headphones?

I am using my PreSonus AUDIOBOX 96 and Facetime in my computer to record a podcast. My current setup is: mic to AUDIOBOX and Soundflower to record audio from my computer. I don't have problems ...
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How to choose headphones for best noise-cancelling?

I'm almost completely ignorant on the matter. I have used since 2016 the Plantronics BackBeat PRO and I found the noise cancelling very good but it does not remove the noise of the train brakes when ...
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Can headphones be damaged by high audio levels?

I'm aware of the damage that can be caused to a person's ears if exposed to frequent amounts of loud sound, but I was wondering if headphones can be damaged by a similar thing. If audio levels are set ...
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Can you reduce noise by decreasing input impedance with a resistive load?

A general question but inspired by a specific example so framed as such. I have powered studio monitors attached to a computer's unbalanced headphone port, and there is some amount of underlying ...
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Minimum hardware required for headphones monitoring?

One reason I use DT-770's is for their sound isolation. However this sometimes works against me when I need to be hearing my own voice in addition to whatever is normally coming in through the ...
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Question about Hi-Res Audio printed on headphone box

I've noticed that the Sennheiser HD 650 has Hi-Res Audio printed on the box but the ATH-AD2000X box doesn't seem to have that. I was wondering what that meant for the ATH-AD2000X, is it not also Hi-...
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Latency in bluetooth headphones?

I am thinking of buying some bluetooth headphones because the cabled ones I have make guitar playing difficult while wearing them (the cable touches the neck of the guitar and generally it doesn't ...
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Near-Fields or Secondary Monitors?

I'm curious if anyone else uses a smaller speaker system or near-fields along with your main monitors to mix or cut effects on. What are you all working on?
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Are there any high quality professional 1/4” jack headphones?

Most headphones on the market sport an adapter to convert to 1/4”. I’m looking for headphones that are just 1/4” and don’t need an adapter.
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Are there established EQ settings to increase concentration?

I've always listened to trance music whenever I need to concentrate. I've run sound before and have always just kind of assessed my sound setup based on the acoustics in the hall we were playing in, ...
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Move high pitched sounds from left to right speaker

I'm deaf for high pitched sounds (above 6 KHz) in my left ear. This means when I'm listening to music with headphones I miss part of the percursive or higher harmonic sounds. If I try to balance the ...
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how do I connect two headsets with microphone to make a intercom kind of system [closed]

Want to connect two headphones with mic so that two persons can talk over it as over a phone call. Please Help. Thank you
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MIxing with headphones

Before every mix I align the speakers (as told by my teachers) with a C-weighted SPL meter for 85dB SPL pink noise. Today for the first time I am supposed to mix a 4 min trailer for a documentary in ...
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3.5mm Audio Splitter - Diminished Quality?

I have an audio splitter plugged into the headphone jack on my desktop computer. It splits a single output to 2 different sets of headphones. 1 set is simple in-ear buds and the other is a studio ...
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What is the effect of impedance on headphone sound quality?

Headphones come in various different impedance levels, such as 8, 16 and 32 Ohms. The power supplied by the audio source can be at different levels due to a variety of factors such as being limited ...
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Low impedance monitoring headphones that work with Mbox Mini

I recently discovered that I can't use just any headphones with my Mbox Mini as it seems to have a somewhat underpowered headphone amplifier. I did this by buying a pair AKG K240 mkII headphones (...
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What are the disadvantages of parametric speakers? [closed]

I was doing some research about Sound from Ultrasound. In short, this beams two inaudible ultrasound waves at your ear, which interfere with each other after hitting a solid (like you) to create an ...