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tommydadog
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Jan 10, 2015
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For you audiophiles out there,
Is there really any difference between a Schiit Fulla and a Modi (in terms of dac part of things)? I'm going to invest in an amp and dac but I can't decide if I even need a dac or if I should get a Fulla and use it as a dac or just get a Modi. Having a Fulla would be nice in case I ever need a portable dac/amp combo but I don't know which option is better.
Just to get the bloody thing to NZ is going to cost $55 usd so I'd rather buy them both now so I don't have to pay for shipping again later.
Jan 10, 2015
shadowarrior
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Jan 10, 2015
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@Will @tommydadog @spoilt
Guess what, following tommy's instructions on poking point A in that pic I showed earlier to drop the wire has removed all rattles. I just ran the same Headphone shaker and Low frequency dynamic range check, no rattle at all in any of the frequencies. Ran Why So Serious, enjoyed it without the added rattling base line this time :)
Same port, same motherboard, same volume level. If it was caused by improper volume level set in MS Windows volume control or the motherboard audio chipset, how did a simple poke to the wire with a Qtip fix that?
I understand you guys are trying your best to solve this and working with us and AKG in getting to the bottom of this. But I still stand with I think a lot of members from this drop, that the Quality Control for this headphone production was below AKG's standard level we were used to and expecting.
Well I guess now you have one more stat to send to the AKG guys, that a Qtip poke fixes most of their rattling problems. :)
Thanks a ton tommy, spoilt and the rest of the gang to help me get rid of the rattle. :)
Cheers.
Jan 10, 2015
tommydadog
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Jan 10, 2015
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I can see why they aren't just telling everyone to poke it with a qtip, from a company like AKG telling their customers to do that is kinda like.... "here's our shit product, just fix it by poking it" which is pretty shit for their company image from a professional standpoint. On both ends tho AKG and Massdrop are doing a good job handling a massive drop like this and yes it was a bumpy road but the guys at MD smoothed it pretty good.
imo the QC for this isn't all that bad. It only looks bad because most the reports are from those who have rattling pairs and those who's fine don't actually post. Theres really only like 2-3% of faults.
@Will if you want to save the hassle for most of the people with the rattling issue you could always make a "guide/fix" on poking the diaphragm with a qtip. Saves MD/AKG having to pay for the shipping and saves the hassle of the buyer having to wait another couple weeks for something they should already have. If you really want to replicate the issue, just ask one of them to send you their rattling headphones rather than opening random ones from the warehouse, its a 3/1000 chance of getting one that rattles :P.
@shadowarrior you're welcome mate, happy to help.
Jan 10, 2015
Will
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Jan 10, 2015
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Hey Shadowarrior,
Wow! It's great that solved the problem. All the troubleshooting being done in this thread is giving us great material to discuss with AKG. At the end of this month I'm headed to NAMM for meetings scheduled with AKG and being able to point to specific instances of problems and resolutions will be very important in persuading them to take a closer look at their QC process.
Even thought it's a small number of units effected, this is still unacceptable IMO and we need to help them step up.
Thanks for your post,
Jan 10, 2015
Spoilt
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Jan 10, 2015
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Glad to help. I wonder if the dent my right side diaphragm is eligible for warranty.
Jan 10, 2015
Kalypto
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Jan 11, 2015
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Just out of curiosity, will these QC problems push back the second drop from the mid-January date?
Jan 11, 2015
Akira
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Jan 11, 2015
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If there is a dent on the outer circle of the driver, will it contribute to a rattle?
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Jan 11, 2015
ohlyver
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Jan 11, 2015
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There will be a second drop this month?
Jan 11, 2015
Spoilt
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Jan 11, 2015
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My right cup has a dent like that as well and it doesn't rattle. Still waiting official words if it is worthy of an RMA though.
Jan 11, 2015
Sherako
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Jan 11, 2015
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He got #420...
Jan 11, 2015
RankoKohime
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Jan 11, 2015
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If I got #420, I'd keep it even with a rattle. Put it in on a shelf next to a bong. :D
Jan 11, 2015
Sherako
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Jan 12, 2015
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I wanna see #1337, primarily because this is a gaming headset and 1337 has to do with the headset, 420 doesn't. Lol I really do give a shit about SN or if it is made in China. All I care about is what they are made for, the sound.
Jan 12, 2015
Kalypto
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Jan 12, 2015
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https://www.massdrop.com/buy/akg-k7xx-massdrop-first-edition-headphones/talk#!110493 According to this post, the second batch of 2000 was bumped up from the mid-February date to a mid-January one.
Jan 12, 2015
MonteCristo
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Jan 13, 2015
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I have same problem and I wait RMA process in this week. Massdrop support team said they prepare RMA with AKG and they need some more time.
Jan 13, 2015
RankoKohime
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Jan 14, 2015
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Also would be a good number to have, but doesn't stand out the way #420 would. :)
Jan 14, 2015
Sherako
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Jan 14, 2015
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Some guy had problems on #1235 lol
Jan 14, 2015
Subodai
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Jan 14, 2015
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I'd like to point out I have an Austrian made pair of K702's that do not rattle even SLIGHTLY during some of the torture tests on here, not even a peep with *exactly* the same level of drive and the same test from the same output etc
When the rattle is reproduced in the K7XX...
Literally, unplug one pair, plug in the other and the K7XX have the rattle, I've not been on here in a few days, so I'm catching up on the discussion a bit, but I might take a look for this ominous wire that's causing the issue and report back later today (currently at work)
Jan 14, 2015
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