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gameaholic
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Jul 29, 2017
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Just got them in today. I do have the buzzing issue. I ordered an aukey ground loop isolator and some balanced 1/4" to XLR cables to try to fix the issue. Other than that they sound pretty good. For the first time I experienced the sound coming out of the center of my computer screen. I will definitely be picking up the matching sub. Hopefully massdrop runs it again soon.
Jul 29, 2017
FaceMcBashy
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Jul 29, 2017
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I have the buzzing issue also. Let me know how it goes please.
Jul 29, 2017
gameaholic
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Jul 29, 2017
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This combination seems to have eliminated the buzzing. Each one by itself though there was still a little buzzing. The culprit is definitely my computer since when they are disconnected there is no buzzing. Connecting a 3.5 mm to my phone works fine. I do feel like the aukey ground loop eliminator lowers the volume a little. I have an "Ebtech Hum X Voltage Hum Filter" in the mail and will also be looking into the Schiit Wyrd and "APC AV C Type 2-Outlet Wall Mount Power Filter". I also ordered a data only usb cable but now that I think about it, it will probably be useless since my ODAC draws power from USB.
Jul 29, 2017
gameaholic
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Aug 1, 2017
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Plugging my computer into the Ebtech device and plugging my speakers into a different powerstrip (same outlet) seems to have eliminated all buzz. With the speakers plugged into the same powerstrip there was still some buzz when the volume was turned up. This whole buzzing issue has shined a light on how noisy the signal is in my computer though and I am still going to look into the Schiit Wyrd and Schiit Eitr to clean up the noisy USB. I like the idea of optically isolating the signal with the Schiit Eitr but that would mean changing from my ODAC and what I like about the Massdrop ODAC is the dual outputs (RCA and 3.5mm) so I can send one to my headphone amp and one to my powered speakers. I'm also looking into upgrading my powerstrip to Either a Furman or Fender unit that claims EMI-RFI shielding.
Aug 1, 2017
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