grdGo33 Posted June 19, 2020 Share Posted June 19, 2020 Strangeness... I've always thought that the headphone out of my Spider amp sounded kinda 'fake', kinda 'plastic'... I mean the sound is somewhat close to what you're hearing from the amp, but it's like the sound has a sort of digital background noise, you can hear it say if you pick a single note with distortion in the attack, or some sort of digital 'cheap' plastic sound in the background if you strike a 3 note power chord with distortion... It's like maybe 90% of the sound is there and fine, but if you listen closely, you're hearing that the last 10% of the sound is like digital crap which sounds like lollipop, if that makes any sense... :\ I always attributed it to just the amp having a low quality headphone out sound; or the lower quality speaker driver somehow masking this sound... But lo and behold, for some reason, I'm hearing some of that in the Go... It's not as bad, but it's definitely there, it doesn't sound totally 'clean', there's also this sort of 'plastic' overtones in the background, which just doesn't sound quite right... I mean it's close... If Spider was 90%, maybe this is 95%, but there's some strangeness to the sound... I also remember old multi effect pedals having the same sort of issue... And I'm a little bit confused, because plugging the same headphone out on speakers, and I can't really hear the same sort of digital distortion of whatever it is I'm hearing on headphones... I don't think it's the headphones, I've tried so far with Sennheisers 598 and Bosshifi b8 (closed) and while neither are ultra high end, they're not cheap either; they both sound quite decent with music. The B8s sound slightly better with the Go, maybe because of their closed nature, or I was playing them louder... Maybe a sensitivity issue between headphones and the amp or go? And another thing I've noticed, if you increase the volume as to have the sound quite loud, it sort of goes away, and seems to sound better... It's really weird... Anyone else ever noticed anything of the sort? Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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