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sideways 27th January 2013 10:58 AM

re: Phase Plugs
 
K...

I finally got around to these...actually they've been installed for a while now on my Betsy's...just haven't really sat down with them to listen!!

Improvement...yes...increased soundstage...less directional (shout...not that there was much)...more extended top end...very nice improvement indeed :)

Bad news...I can't listen to them now for more than a half hour or my ears start to ring...what gives?? Insight??

Thanks!!!

jrenkin 27th January 2013 11:58 AM

Age?

This happened to me when the "quiets" in the music got quieter due to better equipment. Then I noticed my underlying tinnitus. It sucks and actually is less noticeable with a faint background noise, like white noise. But, it always is really loud after listening, and very fatiguing.
Make sure your ears are clear of wax. Sometimes that helps a little.

sideways 27th January 2013 12:01 PM

Funny!!

Yes...age is there...moreso occupation when I was young...

I have a few frequency areas that I am quite sensitive too...oh well :)

GM 28th January 2013 04:37 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by sideways (Post 3344181)
Improvement...yes...increased soundstage...less directional (shout...not that there was much)...more extended top end...

Bad news...I can't listen to them now for more than a half hour or my ears start to ring...what gives?? Insight??

My SWAG is that the driver's inherently loud sibilance BW [typical of 'FR' drivers] is no longer being masked by the reduced 'shout' of the lower treble. This is also often perceived as 'extending' the top end, though of course without a before and after measurement can we be sure.

Factor in tinnitus and it can indeed cause listener fatigue. Mine is bad enough that any peaking in the 2, 4, 8 kHz range sounds so 'sharp' that it has me exiting the room 'post-haste' or at least trying to plug my ears as much as practical until I can.

GM

sideways 29th January 2013 06:43 PM

Makes sense!!

And don't get me wrong...the phase plugs do make a difference...but with my ears...I can't enjoy the improvement LOL!!

I know others have and I'm happy for that!!

A couple of my friends grip at me for what I hear and it all seems perfectly fine to them :)

sideways 29th January 2013 06:50 PM

Oh and just so you guys know...I took them out...back to Betsy normal :D


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