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JeronimoColon
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Feb 17, 2017
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I bought these last drop but I've barely used them. They sound hollow &a thin so I'm unimpressed. I can't help but feel like something's wrong with my set because all the reviews I read (or watched) are so glowing and don't line up with my experience. I'm driving them with the Schiit Audio's Jotunheim so I know there's enough juice there. Anyone else feel this way?
Feb 17, 2017
jfite76
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Feb 17, 2017
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Although people might disagree with this scientifically problematic answer, I'm guessing one of the cups is wired out of phase.. I have not experienced this in headphone, from people i trust I hear that headphones out of phase will lack bass and sound hollow.... put a track in a DAW and reverse the phase on one side and take a listen.. if the sounds improves then you know the driver in one of the cups is out of phase
Feb 17, 2017
jfite76
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Feb 17, 2017
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Feb 17, 2017
GUTB
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Feb 18, 2017
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I auditioned the the Joutenhiem with my TH900. I found it to be a poor match: uninspired, lacking musicality, not nearly as extended / powerful as they could be. It also barely handled the HE-6 so I sent it back. The Deckard was a MUCH better match -- which is a $430 Matrix B-Stage with some tweaks.
Feb 18, 2017
JeronimoColon
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Feb 20, 2017
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Thanks for the reply. Just to add a little more color the Jotunheim wasn't the only amp I tested it with. I wanted to keep the post short while avoiding the expected response of "are you driving enough power to it." I bought it for the man-cave so paired it with the Jotunheim. I did bring it upstair and sampled it with my $2K amp with the same results. I don't think it's a matching issue or a power issue.
FWIW, your assessment of the Jotunheim doesn't jell with all the reviews of it - just like my experience with these headphones don't ;-) As for power it has enough power to drive those HiFiMan's - with some to spare: @50 ohms it has 3000mW RMS per channel to be exact.
I can probably sell them but I'd be remised to pass them along to someone else if they're defective in some way.
Feb 20, 2017
audible
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Feb 20, 2017
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I thought you wanted to keep the post short... You need to try the phase inversion.
Feb 20, 2017
JeronimoColon
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Feb 20, 2017
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@audible, LOL, yes I meant for the initial post to be short - the long post was in reply to @GUTB.
I absolutely will try the phase inversion and let you know. Thanks for the helpful tip.
Feb 20, 2017
GUTB
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Feb 20, 2017
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Oh, I should have noticed this the first time around -- you need to give them a lot of burn-in like all other headphones.
BTW my TH900 sounded exactly the same on both the Joutenhiem and Ragnarok.
Feb 20, 2017
valarking
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Feb 21, 2017
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Jeronimo, don't give GUTB too much credence. Check his reddit profile: https://www.reddit.com/user/GUTB
We banned him from the headphones subreddit and he's still kind of a joke punchline there, as he's literally the most utterly odd member we've had with his weirdly inconsistently snobbery and nonstop supply of hate. I miss him for the comedy, but glad to see he's still raging over here.
I'd honestly suggest you try to sell them, as TH-X00 Ebonys keep their value really well. Your amp is not going to change horrible headphones into great ones or vice versa. Burn-in won't magically make them into winners if you think they're lemons either. Most of the substantial burn-in is done in the factory, and any changes you see at home have consistently been shown to be well under 1dB (check out what MrSpeakers has measured on it).
Feb 21, 2017
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