Can Speakers Overheat? And How to Prevent It

Perhaps, you have noticed your speakers getting warm after extended use. But can speakers overheat? In short, yes. Speakers can overheat. When you play a distorted audio signal at a loud volume through the speakers, it can easily overheat the speaker’s voice coils and potentially damage it. Connecting your speakers to an overpowered amplifier can also cause it to overheat and possibly break it. If you want to dive … more

Can Bass Damage Speakers? Facts You Should Know!

After writing an article on how bass can damage headphones, I received many emails about whether the same phenomenon holds true for speakers. So, I did some research specifically on speakers to find out if bass can damage speakers. And here is what I found. Too much bass can cause the speaker cones to move excessively beyond its limits — a situation known as over excursion. Over time the cones … more

Can Bass Damage Headphones? Here are the Facts!

Perhaps you love listening to bass-heavy music like trance, or maybe you simply love to boost the bass frequencies with EQ, but you don’t want to risk damaging your expensive headphones. Well, you are not alone. After I noticed an unusual behavior with my studio headphones, I decided to research this topic. Here is what I found? Can bass damage headphones? Bass, at an acceptable volume, will not damage … more