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DancingShade
Jul 26, 2007

MAYBE IF MY WEAK NONSENSICAL "BURNS" ARE CONVOLUTED ENOUGH, NOBODY WILL NOTICE THAT IN SPITE OF BEING A CONDESCENDING TAINTSMEAR IN EVERY THREAD I POST IN, I HAVE LITERALLY NEVER HAD ANYTHING EVEN REMOTELY INSIGHTFUL OR FUNNY TO SAy.

LODGE NORTH posted:

I recently got some DT 770s. The combination of my hair and also my enormous head, they just barely fit, but also not at all. The best analogy I can think of for how they fit is when someone is wearing a button up shirt that is too small, but technically they have the buttons together.

If I try to wear both cups, my earlobe falls out of them but I can also position it so the lobe can uncomfortably fold up inside.

Is there any sorta quick hack to fix this somewhat? If I sorta of pinch the headphones downward, it fits perfectly, but on its own, nada. Should I just get different headphones altogether?

Pad rolling for comfort. On my Beyer Custom Ones I use ZMF Ori pads in lambskin https://shop.zmfheadphones.com/collections/pads/products/ori-pads

Eighty bucks a pair. Note the ear cavity dimensions.

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powderific
May 13, 2004



Grimey Drawer

I would just get different headphones personally. There are a lot of headphones in the world, starting from some that at least sorta work seems like a better move unless they sound incredible to you or something.

DancingShade
Jul 26, 2007

MAYBE IF MY WEAK NONSENSICAL "BURNS" ARE CONVOLUTED ENOUGH, NOBODY WILL NOTICE THAT IN SPITE OF BEING A CONDESCENDING TAINTSMEAR IN EVERY THREAD I POST IN, I HAVE LITERALLY NEVER HAD ANYTHING EVEN REMOTELY INSIGHTFUL OR FUNNY TO SAy.

If it's purely a comfort thing... Sennheiser HD560S are pretty loving comfy and don't need any adjustments. Just saying.

grack
Jan 10, 2012

COACH TOTORO SAY REFEREE CAN BANISH WHISTLE TO LAND OF WIND AND GHOSTS!


My suggestion would be to shave your head down a bit. Use a vegetable peeler and stop when you smell burnt toast.

DancingShade
Jul 26, 2007

MAYBE IF MY WEAK NONSENSICAL "BURNS" ARE CONVOLUTED ENOUGH, NOBODY WILL NOTICE THAT IN SPITE OF BEING A CONDESCENDING TAINTSMEAR IN EVERY THREAD I POST IN, I HAVE LITERALLY NEVER HAD ANYTHING EVEN REMOTELY INSIGHTFUL OR FUNNY TO SAy.

grack posted:

My suggestion would be to shave your head down a bit. Use a vegetable peeler and stop when you smell burnt toast.

Pro lifehack right here. Also don't be afraid to trim your ears a bit with a pair of scissors.

Little known fact: the best IEM seal is achieved with gentle taps from a ball hammer.

Wheeee
Mar 11, 2001


just remember not to pull your IEMs out with the cord as that can break the delicate cables, instead you should extract them with needle nose pliers

Saturnine Aberrance
Sep 6, 2010

Creator.

Please make me flesh.


Saturnine Aberrance posted:

Schiit's offered an exchange so we'll see if a different unit doesn't have the same issue.

The new unit arrived and after some more testing it no longer has the distortion I was mentioning last time, which is great! However it does still seem to have the fuzzy interference at high volumes. With what I've tried I believe I can conclude that the issue is... the USB source to my computer.

I can have the Asgard plugged into my computer - whether directly into one of its USB ports or into the powered USB hub connected to my computer, and I'll get the interference at high volumes no matter where the unit is, what plug or power strip the AC is plugged into, or which USB port or power hub I use on the computer.

Meanwhile, I can have everything in the exact same place, except the Asgard is plugged into a laptop very nearby, and no interference at any volume level. A Schiit Hel in the same system at the same time has no such issue. I can move the laptop or the Asgard itself around and never pick up interference while it's plugged into the laptop.

So. I'm not entirely sure I know how I can solve this issue. The USB hub I have is an AUKEY Powered Hub, in case it turns out that one is lovely or something.

Saturnine Aberrance fucked around with this message at 19:59 on Apr 19, 2021

Wheeee
Mar 11, 2001


Stop buying garbage schiit products

njsykora
Jan 23, 2012

Robots confuse squirrels.

I thought being an audiophile was all about buying pointless Schiit

Lowness 72
Jul 19, 2006
BUTTS LOL

Jade Ear Joe

I have a Valhalla 2 which I mean was a cool tube amp and all, but it would occasionally pick up this buzzing noise. I also would have some random issues with the Modi not being recognized by Windows or not outputting sound. I've just come to the conclusion that Schiit is nice for dipping your toes into "should I get a DAC/AMP?" but you should move on to JDS or something.

Ok Comboomer
Oct 20, 2007



yes, clearly a decade of extremely strong market performance is wrong

Wheeee
Mar 11, 2001


they were a cleverly marketed company selling decent products at reasonable prices compared to what else existed a decade ago

today there's companies like JDS and Topping making better stuff at the same prices, and fuckin $10 dongles that perform as well as anyone needs

Schiit has a long history of poor quality and engineering and it's not 2010 anymore, there's no reason to waste money rolling the dice on their poo poo

Plenty of people are happy with their Chrysler products and they continue to sell, that doesn't make recommending them over alternatives or getting defensive about their poor quality reasonable

Dr. Fishopolis
Aug 31, 2004

ROBOT




schiit is fine if you want a decent audio thing and it absolutely has to be made in america.

the problem is that asian audiophilia has absolutely blown the gently caress up in the last 10 years and schiit is no longer remotely competitive, especially with all that fancy THX stuff out there and the topping a90 and whatnot.

they are definitely trying harder than Grado though, i'll give them that.

DancingShade
Jul 26, 2007

MAYBE IF MY WEAK NONSENSICAL "BURNS" ARE CONVOLUTED ENOUGH, NOBODY WILL NOTICE THAT IN SPITE OF BEING A CONDESCENDING TAINTSMEAR IN EVERY THREAD I POST IN, I HAVE LITERALLY NEVER HAD ANYTHING EVEN REMOTELY INSIGHTFUL OR FUNNY TO SAy.

I have a still functioning Schiit Jotunheim (the very type savaged by Audio Science Reviews) and while I enjoyed it at the time I wouldn't recommend anyone buy one today. Heck I enjoy my Burson Playmate a lot but even new it was bad value for money. Didn't have ready access to the competitors at the time. I have great fondness for my Fiio K3 and K5pro because they represent excellent value for money to me, and even they are perhaps slightly out of date now. Maybe not the K5pro though, if you want a cheap all in one with oomph.

Yeah if you're buying today start with Topping. No question. China number one, basically. The Topping A30 pro amplifier is terrifying to me, in a good way. No idea what I'd use that power for though.

grack
Jan 10, 2012

COACH TOTORO SAY REFEREE CAN BANISH WHISTLE TO LAND OF WIND AND GHOSTS!


Ok Comboomer posted:

yes, clearly a decade of extremely strong market performance is wrong

So we shouldn't recommend a product that best suits a person's stated requirements?

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Dr. Fishopolis
Aug 31, 2004

ROBOT




DancingShade posted:

The Topping A30 pro amplifier is terrifying to me, in a good way. No idea what I'd use that power for though.

I use the old A30 that tops out at like 1.5w into 32 ohms and I only ever use medium and low gain. I can't imagine quintupling that. Good lord.

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