AR AW910C headphones. Low sound output while playing lossless files on PC
Hello, I cannot raise the sound levels. I also cannot find any company support when it comes to a firmware upgrade or a patch that might fix this issue. All my sound levels are set properly on my computer. When I take the headphones out of the configuration by just turning on my computer speakers, I have no issues therefore it is not my sound card. However, the computer setup aside, the headphones work perfectly when I attach them to my stereo system's natural sound receiver. Audiovox does not offer support (as I understand that AR was taken over by them in March of 2007). Try Googling "Acoustic Research support", it is limited, well to this site more or less.
Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated. Thank you.
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what sample rate are you mp3 files make sure they are at least 128kbps . it could be being caused by a lower sampling rate. what happens is errors occur when the analogue signal is sampled and a digital level is encoded. If the rate is not fast enough bits of the sound are missed and when you replay the digitised mp3 file back into anologue ie sound you get errors. http://www.sweetwater.com/insync/quantization-error/
HELLO I HAVE HD238 AND I FIGURED WHY THE ONE SPEAKER PLAYS THATS BECAUSE THE COMPANY WANTS TO MAKE IT EASY TO BREAK-DAMAGE-DESTROYED IF YOU OPEN THE ONE SPEAKER YOU WILL SEE THAT THE CONNECTION BETWEEN THE TO POLES IS WITH A HAIR OF A CABLE AND BY THAT WITH THE SIMPLEST DROP OF THE HEADPHONES CAN CUT. NOW I AM TRYING TO PUT NEW WIRE "HAIR" BUT IT IS VERY DIFFICULT BECAUSE I WILL PROBABLY MELT THE PLASTIC OR DESTROY THE SPEAKER AN OPTION I PROPOSE IS TO STICK THE WIRE HAIR WITH GLUE
There are two likely causes for this. One is much, much easier to fix than the other.
1) You are turning up the volume too much. Headphones, especially non-top of the line headphones, are not meant to be listened to at very loud levels. In this case, the crackling you are hearing is the speaker trying to reproduce a bass sound that is "clipping", or exceeding the maximum output level for that system. Remember - headphone speakers are very small; they have a harder time producing low sounds accurately. The solution is to just turn them down a little.
2) Assuming problem 1 is not the problem, the other likely issue is that they came with some sort of mechanical defect built in. If you are not playing them loudly, but you are still getting a crackle, especially if it is only on one speaker, they probably are broken. It is probably the jack itself, or the wiring leading up to the earpieces. Either way, it is not a terribly hard fix if you have some electrical know-how, but if you don't, there are plenty of people who can rewire them for much cheaper than it would be to buy a new set. However, if this has been happening since you got them, I would call the manufacturer first and see if they will replace them. Sennheiser tends to pride themselves in the quality of their equipment, so I would not be surprised if they sent you a replacement set.
Hope this helps!
I am not entirely familiar with these headphones, other than knowing that the sound quality is amazing. However, I do have a few suggestions for you. First of all, if these headphones have noise cancellation, you may need to check the batteries. It is possible that it needs batteries in place for the speakers to work at all. Secondly, double check your connection to your device and also check the sound levels on your device. I know, it sounds basic, but sometimes that's why we look it over. If neither of these work, call up Monster Cable. They stand behind everything they put their name on for life. Unless you've modified your headphones or gone swimming with them still on your head, they should replace them if there is truly a problem. good luck!
First, make sure the sound source is indeed outputting sound. The green light will only light up if there is a proper source. Then, find a good combination of volume level and tunning. Note that that the volume will affect tunning. Play around with both. Leave them both in the middle. Then move the dials until you find a good combination.
The thing you need to realize is, the headphones are not defective. Headphones cannot choose to individually make voices/game noises/music louder or quieter. Either they play audio or they dont. What your issue is, is configuration with the xbox (the soucre FEEDING the headphones) Only there can you choose the amount of voice/game noises/music and their respective levels. Below is a link that headphone company has on their site for the settings you need to change in your xbox. http://www.skullcandy.com/manuals-and-drivers.html (see the second section, second option doesn "xbox settings for lowriders") Any further settings will need to be assisted by an xbox support person.
Try playing the X1 from an iPod or MP3 player. If it works better on that, then the problem is probably the Stereo Splitter Cable connecting the X1 to your Xbox audio outputs. If the X1 sounds bad from the MP3 player too, then you should tell Turtle Beach tech support about this. email@example.com.
I had the same problem when I plugged it into a new HDTV. The problem was that the sound on the TV was set too low. The transmitter has a feature that automatically turns off when the signal is off or too low. Try turning up the TV volume to a high/higher level and it should solve your problem. Using the headphone jack with the white input allows you to use the headphones while bypassing the TV speakers.
Sometimes you need to "burn in" your headphones. Used headphones usually produce a better sound than new ones. Simply let it play some music continuously. I usually burn in my headphones with some AM/FM static.
After a while, the sound should improve.