#1
i recently bought some grado sr80s and a little portable cmoy amp today. quickly today, running my mp3 and headphone amp my physics teacher had a go to see how loud they could output, just for a couple of seconds, maybe 10-20. is it possible to damage them doing something like this ? i might just be feeling paranoid, but listening to botch now i get the feeling they sound muddier
#3
^^your a dick for sigging that. hahaha. and yes it can damage your headphones. happened to me with cheap ones
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#4
Yeah, it can hurt them. And if you blow your speaker it's probably the worst thing you can break on your headphones. Most anything else can be fixed with either some duct tape or a soldering iron. Blowing a speaker sucks ass.
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#5
damm, im still listening now. i think i might just be being paranoid and the odd artifact i think im hearing is just normal noise of a distored guitar. clean stuff certainly sounds fine. i think the drivers in these are so big they're probs fine, im gonna have to keep listening, or maybe wait on it for a bit. ive been blasting my ears all day and ive been told that tempoarily alters your perception of high frequencies and they seem louder
#6
Exceed its range, you can break them... that's generally how everything works.
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#7
the way round this of course is to buy good quality headphones.
I used to always blow the right ear of my headphones, so I bought some quite expensive headphones. Theyve outlived every other pair of headphones ive ever owned, and the way i see it, during the time theyve been functioning I wouldve spent more money on cheap headphones.
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#8
I bought some $20 Sony earphones, and they are REALLY LOUD. Like, little mini speakers, everyone in the room can hear them, but only on full volume. I turn mine up full blast ALL the time so everyone can hear, and nothing has happened. Not a tiny little drop in quality, and I've been doing this for about 3 school terms. Best headphones ever.
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#10
You'll overheat the voice coils and do permanent damage to them when you exceed their power rating. Not only that, you'll do permanent damage to your ears which are a LOT more important than seeing how loud headphones are.
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Exceed its range, you can break them... that's generally how everything works.


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the way round this of course is to buy good quality headphones.
I used to always blow the right ear of my headphones, so I bought some quite expensive headphones. Theyve outlived every other pair of headphones ive ever owned, and the way i see it, during the time theyve been functioning I wouldve spent more money on cheap headphones.



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you realise that sr80s are good headphones, don't you?
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