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Preventing headphone static with USB to 3.5mm adapter

I recently got a new pair of IEMs (In-ear monitors), and while sound quality is really good, I am getting a constant hissing sound when I use them with my laptop. I know that the static is caused by ...
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Headphone Amp for Shure SRH440

My Shure SRH440 has a very low, poor sound when I'm using my MP3 player (Ipod nano). Since the sound gets much better when I connect it to my Receiver (a Sony one) or even to the computer, I think ...
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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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Surround in Hangouts [closed]

I have done a search of the question database and I wasn't able to find if what I'm looking for is possible, tho it really should be. When talking about sound holography, in most SurroundSound ...
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Is there a difference between Senheisser HD 280 PRO and HD 280 Silver?

The Sennheiser HD 280 Pro and HD 280 Silver appear to be the same headphones from the matching spec list, however in the UK they retail for very different prices. Is there a difference between the ...
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Measurement of SPL(dB) for PC headphones

I want to calculate the Sound Pressure Level (SPLdB) of My PC headphones. My headphone specs says: Maximum Power Input = 50 mWatt Rated Power = 25 mWatt Impedance = 32Ohm Sensitiviy = 100dBSPL/mWatt ...
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Should I purchase ART HeadAmp 6 PRO Headphone Amp with 6 Free Headphones for $199?

I need a headphone amp for my basement studio. I'm in two metal bands and I'm trying to move to electronic drums and headphones for all our instruments. I saw this amp on both Guitar Center and ...
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Good Audiophile Headphones

I've been using Bose Quiet Comfort headphones for a number of years now. They've seen better times, and I think it's time to get new headphones. I think they were pretty good, but I am wondering if ...
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Headphones impedance and the SPL

The headphones A has an impedance of 32 Ohms. The headphones B has an impedance of 250 Ohms. Both of the headphones are similar by size. Is it right that the headphones B will play quieter by 250/...
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Recommendations for affordable compact field recording headphones

I was reading a question asked by Chris Nannny about the amount of difference you get with good headphones and its got me into thinking of getting some new ones. At the moment I own the same ones ...
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Few specific beats/tones appear on either left/right in Audio Technica M50X

I just got my new m50x. I'm new to this audiophile world, Coming from Philips O'neil bend headset and Skullcandy navigator. I have been testing m50x a lot by downloading flac version of various songs ...
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Why are there headphones with frequencies beyond humans can hear? [duplicate]

For example Sennheiser HD 800 has 6 to 51,000 Hz but humans can only hear 20 to 20,000 Hz. Is there a benefit in terms of sound quality to humans if they listen to something they can't hear?
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Sound Walk implementation - anybody with any experience?

I'm designing a soundscape piece that will accompany an outdoor theatre performance. Around 40 audience members will wear headphones and follow the actors around a collection of local streets whilst ...
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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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How to find out the exact volume in decibels when playing music on a Mac?

I want to be able to know what volume I'm playing my music in decibels when I'm using my Macbook Air. Is there any plug-ins or methods to show this information?
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High Quality Consumer Headphones

Work is only part of life, I love sound also outside of work :-) I'm looking for a nice pair of headphones designed for high-quality listening and not necessarily monitoring. Basically I want a ...
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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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Headphones - Is constantly wearing them bad? (not music)

Does anyone know if wearing over-ear headphones (eg: MDR-7509's) for many hours a day can induce hearing loss over time? Not playing music, just editing voice files. Playback volume not excessive ...
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What is the output of an iPhone headphone jack?

When I plug my speakers into a headphone jack on my iPhone, is the output stereo or mono?
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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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How to send different mix to 3 seperate headphones?

I would like to be able to send different mixes to different headphones. I initially did this by putting it through the Aux sends, but this comes out in mono and suffers from a large amount of ...
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How can I use the output of a wireless mic reciever as a wireless monitor and get audio on both sides of my headphones?

I referred to this Q&A, but I'm still confused: Stereo and mono cables and jacks? What happens when you cross them? I have this wireless lav set: http://www.amazon.com/Sennheiser-EW-112P-G3-A-...
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The Ultrasone HFI 450 Headphones

Hi, I just played around with the Intrasone HFI 450 headphones and found them to be quite amazing for the price. Very comfortable, good frequency response on voice and field sounds. Their durability ...
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On the hunt for a new pair of ears

Hey. I'm looking for a new pair of lightweight and compact (ideally closed back) headphones for field recording as my DT100s are a little bulky and I'm not happy with the quality with any other pair ...
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Combining several inputs to a single headphone output?

I use in-ears on stage and was wondering if there are any headphone amps that support several inputs to a single output? Input 1 (jack) Input 2 (jack) Output 1 (jack) Basically my end game is that I ...
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Does the UB1002 mixer allow for headphones with an impedance of 250ohm?

My set up will be an asus rog phoebus soundcard (which allows for up to 250ohm) and an Eurorack UB1002 mixer, where i feed in the signals from the computer and my bass amplifier. I am then looking to ...
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Headphones for Mastering ?

Hey hello!! I'm looking for a good pair of headphones under $200 for mastering field recordings. I was told that the Ultrasone Pro 550 and Audio-Technica ATH-M50 are very good options. What do you ...
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What´s exactly natural flat headphones

I need to know what exactly means natural flat. And where can I find natural flat headphones with the impedance of 40 ohms. (32 to 60).
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Headphones what am I missing and how much do I need it

So I recently miss placed my traveling headphones. I know silly me. So instead of buying then again, I've decided to upgrade, what sort of headphones are everyone using for portable situations? ...
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To good to be true? headphone content

hey, ive been looking at some headphone suggestions here and a lot seem to recommend the Sony MDR-7506 i found them new for $50 including postage, but are they fake? it says they are in australia ...
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Idle noise on audio-interface when listening trough headphones

When I'm listening trough my native PC audio card (3.5 mm jack), the max volume is much higher and I don't hear any noise. My recently bought audio-interface M-Track II is worse at this when ...
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can I use Hearing protectors with my earbud headphones for a better listening experience?

I was in the process of buying some good quality headphones with excellent Isolation, and I came to the decision to save up some money and buy an expensive one which is something I can't afford atm, ...
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What are some good headphones for running

I'm looking for really great headphones with really great construction for running but can't find it. I try new headphones every month or so, but the only ones I can find are low quality with a ...
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Supra-aural vs. Open-back headphones

I am trying to replace my Sony MDR-XD400 headhpones. I like these headphones because they let ambient sounds in, which is helpful when using them with a computer. It appears this is due to them being ...
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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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Specific headphone requests?

Ok I know this question has been asked many times and I saw it was the second question on the main page (at the time of this post) but I am just looking for something in specific. My last pair were ...
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Natural headphone Mean?

What does it mean when people say a headphone is natural sounding ? does it mean the headphones is flat and boring when listening to songs ? does it make your music sound amazing or just normal but ...
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Field recording set up last minute advice

OK, so I finally decided on a set up. I am going with a Fostex FR 2LE, with a rode NT4, rode blimp and Sony MDR-7506 headphones. I plan to record sound effects and ambience sounds. I am looking to ...
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How to check the decibel level of my headphones connecting to my windows laptop?

I'm doing an experiment about music volume, and the subjects will be listening to the music via headphones connected to a laptop. Is there a way to measure the decibel level of the 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 ...
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Is there a way for me to hook up my headphones ( regular headphone jack ) via Bluetooth?

Do these adapters exist? I'd plug my headphones jack (male) into the bluetooth connector (female), then connect to my HDTV via bluetooth. This way I can lay in bed with my WIRED headphones on, ...
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How can I test earbuds to determine their quality?

I bought a pair of earbuds on eBay and I'm slightly concerned that they could be a knockoff. Its pretty difficult for me to tell if they are fakes or not since I have nothing to compare the sound with,...
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Why sound system and headphones directly connected to pedal have different output (mono/stereo)?

I have the Zoom G2.1Nu effects pedal. It has a 6.3mm mono out. I use a stereo adapter 6.3mm-to-3.5mm jack. Pedal is connected to the Mac via USB so the Mac's audio output is going through it. I have ...
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Will Shure 840 prof. monitoring headphones double for location sound recording and listening to music/music production?

I'm looking at the Shure 840 professional monitoring headphones and was wondering if they will be the proper type of headphone for: location sound recording for video including dialogue and folly ...
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Mixing with consumer headphone argument

I've heard everywhere that you should mix with a monitor etc. if it had to be a headphone then choose a flat sounding ones aka. studio/reference headphone. (by the way in the AKG website they separate ...
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Wireless Headphones?

In my VO and ADR room I am considering buying wireless headphones for the talent - this would be awesome to do away with another cable. Do any of you have experience with a certain type of wireless ...
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Is there a way to do this?

I have a group of 7 people that play RPG games together. The shop they play at gets a bit noisy due to amount of other people playing. Is there something like headsets with mics that we could use so ...
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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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Is it safe to use headphones with mono jacks into stereo jacks on a modern PC?

If I understand correctly, plugging a mono jack into a stereo socket would short the right channel of the stereo to the ground. Yet most audio amplifiers have a short detection/protection circuit in ...
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Headphones vibrate annoyingly with bass? [closed]

I got these headphones a while ago, and they were cheap, so I was expecting problems, but listen to music with a lot of bass has become hard, as every time I do, I get a small vibration in one of the ...