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10-28-2007, 04:29 AM

I plan to buy a high quality AKG headphones but I have a problem with mine amplifier. The Phone Out has a strange 'bzzz' noise and I'm worried if it could damage the headphones. It's mostly strong at Low and Very High volume, and attenuate itself at Medium volume.


P.S.: I cannot buy a new amplifier (it's a good quality Aeron A2, at least on a SQ standpoint, but suffer a bit from Quality Control). I have to renounce to the new AKG for now?

10-29-2007, 04:23 AM
Headphone or 3/4 jacks are notorious for bending inside and/or shorting out after extensive use. If it's shot, they're not hard to replace and should cost little to fix. I don't know how old your receiver is but if it's old you may just want to upgrade anyway.

Da Worfster

10-29-2007, 08:46 AM
Thanks Worf, I'm thinking in changing the amplifier. :(