Wondering if your headphones lose bass level over time? This article will help answer that question. First we need to understand the phenomenon of diminishing bass over time. A lot of headphones make it easy for us to rock out and really rock our bass. However, all of this comes at the cost of poor sound quality due to the fact that the drivers can’t produce as much sound per wattage at one time.
The problem is that the drivers are only efficient at producing lower frequencies which don’t have very high level outputs. To make up for this, modern headphones make sure that the drivers have a very good output level at all times. The problem arises when the volume is turned way down on a frequent basis. This causes the amplifier to cut the volume of the higher frequencies. This causes the bass to start decreasing on an accelerated rate over time.
So, how does one fix this problem? Simple, you just need to remember not to turn the volume down to the lowest level possible while you are listening to music. You should play at about 4 or 5 channel levels to prevent the bass levels from decreasing as much. Many people also experience the phase transition effect where the bass levels decrease slightly but then the sound volume increases slightly. This is caused by the headphone amplifier causing some distortion.
If you notice this happening to your favorite songs, then you might be experiencing some type of headphone amplifier problems. One common cause of this is a ground loop. Ground loops are a phenomenon wherein an electric field is formed around an antenna. Usually the sound produced by the headphone amplifier passes through the amplifier. However, sometimes an obstacle in the signal path causes the headphone amplifier to generate a different signal to reach the speaker than what is intended.
For example, if you listen to an MP3 player while you are working on your laptop, then it is likely that you will hear very low sounds if you are working on the laptop. MP3 players normally have a port on the side that connects to the headphone jack. This port allows you to plug the headphones into the headphone amplifier. Sometimes however, this port will get blocked by something such as a piece of furniture or something on the floor. This may result in the sound coming through at a higher volume than intended resulting in lower bass levels.
In order to fix this issue, you simply need to make sure you do not put any heavy objects on the ground near your headphones. This way, the bass levels will not be affected. If the issue is due to the headphone amplifier then simply remove the amplifier and see if your bass levels improve. If the issue is due to the ground loop then simply make sure there is nothing blocking your port on your computer.