Holy mother of fuck
I am going absolutely insane. I thought, throughout my about 3-4 months of owning these, I had heard the worst of that infamous "something stuck in the driver"-squeel. Minor annoyance, not super audible above music and video game audio, just tap the earcups for a while, it goes away after a bit. No problem.
Turns out, I've just barely tasted how ungodly bad this issue can get. Holy shit, is it loud. Holy shit, is it uneven and squeely and obnoxious as all hell. It gets even worse when I tap the earcup, it's been there for more something like three days now, intermittently, sometimes becoming barely noticeable for a while only to suddenly come back at full force. This is causing me physical discomfort. I'm getting headaches, which in turn cause me to develop mild nausea. It's like having a mosquito inside your ear that just starts to get louder and more obnoxious when you try to make it shut up. I almost want to fucking break something just to make it stop, though naturally, 400$ plus import is a powerful deterrent indeed. Jesus Christ.
Can't find anything visibly stuck, I pulled off the earpad of the offending right earcup, just in case, but no, nothing.
Do I really need to ship these back to the U.S. now for repairs? I live in Denmark, so it's probably going to be a tedious experience, and I can only hope the cost of shipping won't be a problem. I love these things, they sound fucking great. They're really comfortable. They would have been a five stars for me if I hadn't been fearing exactly this shit the entire time I've owned them. But boy oh boy, is this issue driving me nuts these days.
And very close to regret.