I received a pair of Goldring NS1000 noice-cancelling headphones earlier this week, after reading great reviews here and and on a few other sites.
Paired them up with the Fiio E5 amp and Fiio L3 line-out cable, and everything was working fine on my iPod Classic.
But yesterday I noticed that almost all music I played had a very obvious distortion - so much so that a lot of music was rendered unlistenable.
The problem was the same whether the phones were connected directly to the iPod's headphone socket or to the Fiio combo.
I've returned them to Play.com and ordered a replacement pair from SuperFi, as I've read a few reports online that a lot of people have had problems with those headphones when ordered from Play.com.
What I wanted to ask is:
1) Is it possible that the headphones are too good? That they're revealing distortion that was already on the tracks that just wasn't revealed by less capable headphones?
2) Is it possible that I've broken them through having the volume set too loud?
3) Or have I just been unlucky and hopefully the replacement pair from Superfi will be fine?