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Question regarding headphone distortion

Hey guys,

I bought a used pair of AKGs 702 which I am running through my Focusrite Scarlett 2i2.

The problem I'm having is that if I crank up the volume the headphones start buzzing/distorting and I'm not sure if this is because I'm not using a headphone amplifier or whether this is means that the headphones are damaged.

Can you guys please advise ?
Old 4 weeks ago
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The focusrite should't have any problem driving this headphone.
So I'm guessing the headphone is damaged or you are just cranking them up to loud.
Old 4 weeks ago
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Originally Posted by ktothe9 View Post
Hey guys,

I bought a used pair of AKGs 702 which I am running through my Focusrite Scarlett 2i2.

The problem I'm having is that if I crank up the volume the headphones start buzzing/distorting and I'm not sure if this is because I'm not using a headphone amplifier or whether this is means that the headphones are damaged.

Can you guys please advise ?
If you can rule out that what ever you are playing is fine with other headphones and studio monitors, then yes, its your headphones that are faulty for sure.
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