AKG K240 Studio Headphones vs Fender Rumble 100 v3

I bought some studio headphones to do some silent practice. However when I plug them on the amp, the volume is too low to be useful. If I max out the gain/master knobs it distorts to the point I don’t care to play that way.

I tested the headphones on my phone and computer, and it seems to be ok volume-wise. Anyone with a similar experience?

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No, my headphones are fine. (Sennheiser HD580 precision with Rumble 100)
Although I noticed that I turn it up 10% but not to the degree where distortion would kick in.

Do you have a DAI? Since I got the active bass I use the DAI to practice with headphones. It’s the easiest for me to get a backing track also to the headphones and with the EQ on the bass I got enough tone options to practice.

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I don’t. It’s on my GAS list!

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Mhhh Does the model come in different Impedance versions?
The one I looked up has a nominal Impedance of 55Ohms and that should be loud enough.

I’m even more confused because my headphones have 300Ohm Impedance as far as I can tell and I should have your problem but don’t.

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I use K240’s with my Rumble 40 and don’t have any problems at all. I have my gain set at 50% and my volume is turned up less than 25%.

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It’s that one. With other devices the volume is more than ok, it only happens with the amp. Will try another set of headphones on the amp and report back.

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I just tried with my Sony WH-1000XM3, the difference is night and day. :pensive:

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Weird…
So it’s not the Headphones as they work fine with other gear
It’s not the amp/headphone out as it works fine with other gear

:confused:
what?

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welp

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Interesting. With underdriven 'phones usually the sound quality drops before the volume (the volume will drop too, but it will sound thinner, less low end, and more tinny first).

I had no problem driving Sony MDRV6’s (63 ohms) from my Rumble 25 when I had it.

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I had a similar issue with a Fender Rumble LT25, it just didn’t like some of the headphones I bought.
I would always try my headphones first with any amp in the future before buying, now I’ve been caught by this issue.

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I have found I really don’t like wearing headphones while practicing, they annoy the hell out of me. I’ll do it but rather wouldn’t.

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I agree but what ya gonna do if you feel the urge to play at 2:30 and your better half is sleeping in the same room? :smiley:

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If you assume your better half is your bass, no problem! :joy:

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What do you call a bassist without a girlfriend?

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A bassist

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So, for the ones of us that do have a girlfriend… should we sacrifice her to the bass god to become bassists?

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She might leave with the next bass purchase. I think you just need to sacrifice your money to the gear gods and then it will happen!

Not practicing with headphones might “help” too :wink:

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Oh… so “stop making the walls tremble” is in fact a warning sign

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Depends on the situation.
While practicing - yes.
While in bed with her - no.

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