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View Full Discussion I got the HEM 6. Does anyone notice a DRASTIC difference when they switch from the braided cables to the mic cable? For some reason when I switch to the mic cable the singer is pushed all the way to back of the sound stage and all the instruments become a lot more pronounced and overpower the singer. This happens in regular youtube videos as well as everything I listen to (Spotify, mp3, movies, anything) . For example this youtube video
the background sounds/music OVERPOWERS the voices to the point where I can barely make out what they are saying. I think I have a defective product? The braided cables sounds okay but extremely airy. This is my first IEM BA purchase so I am not sure if BA are suppose to sound like this. The only thing I have to compare against are maddog and ath im50 which gives more bass but the HEM 6 gives me a lot of detail but doesn't sound like it should be normal to have the singer/voice person overpowered to the point where it very hard to hear what they are saying.
I have tested the cables with my phone nexus 5x, o2 amp + ODAC, regular computer jack, laptop jack and other people phones. Yes I have plugged the cables in the correct way looking at the image on the box as well as the instructions inside the box.
The reason this is the case is because the mic in the cable is a "block", which needs more power to run and causes greater interference. Using the braided cable with no blocks greatly reduces the amount of interference and power needed to drive the headphones. The difference is really noticeable here because of how sensitive these headphones are as well as how high the impedance is compared to normal earbuds.
This isn't normal, I can hear everything fine the volume is not the problem (Pretty sure o2 amp can handle this). The problem is the voices are always really hard to hear and every other sound overpowers them by a lot. I can barely make out what people are saying.
Sounds like out of phase, could be a cable wiring in reversed.
Hi Review. The video you posted on the previous page - do you have the same issue with both cables mic and the braided one? If you listen a song with singer in the middle, can you hear the singer's voice clearly? What if you change the cable?
It´s definitely not the volume problem, HEMs are sensitive enough to be used with computers, smart phones etc.
All the HEMs are measured before they leave the factory. So far we have sold thousands of HEMs worldwide with very few defect units. Of course it is possible (unlikely) that you are an unlucky one but I would truly wish this is not the case.
If you prefer we can reach out by email as well or our support team can call you.
- Jyri NuForce/Optoma
It must be the cable? The braided one sounds fine but sounds really airy . The mic cable is the one having the problem. By email please.
Could you please give me your email address? Thank you in advance.