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Focal clear cracking/metallic sound from left driver with deep bass.

Jimbob54

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Hey I just bought the Clear Mg Pros and have the Element II also. I actually bought it for these headphones I have to get a new amp apparently, thanks for the info.
A new amp as well as the element 2? Why?
 

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A new amp as well as the element 2? Why?
Because I can't use a balanced cable with the Element II and apparently that's the issue. My Clears were bought on Ebay and unfortunately I do not have warranty so fixing them would end up costing a lot more I think. Also from what I'm reading in this thread, this is not considered defective by Focal, see post #16
 

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Because I can't use a balanced cable with the Element II and apparently that's the issue. My Clears were bought on Ebay and unfortunately I do not have warranty so fixing them would end up costing a lot more I think. Also from what I'm reading in this thread, this is not considered defective by Focal, see post #16
The issue is highly unlikely to be balanced vs unbalanced connection to the headphone. Based on the other posters situation, we can't rule out them having a faulty amp. Or faulty single ended cable /jack.
 

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The issue is highly unlikely to be balanced vs unbalanced connection to the headphone. Based on the other posters situation, we can't rule out them having a faulty amp. Or faulty single ended cable /jack.
That's true but I'm not buying a new amp dac just because of this issue. I'm giving my brother the Element II so I'll need to buy something new anyway. I did contact Focal about the issue and we'll see what they say.
 

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That's true but I'm not buying a new amp dac just because of this issue. I'm giving my brother the Element II so I'll need to buy something new anyway. I did contact Focal about the issue and we'll see what they say.
Fair enough. The Clears really don't need much to drive them so a decent single ended amp would be fine.
 
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