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I just purchased a pair of Bose QC35 headphones and have the following observation. I tried...

I just purchased a pair of Bose QC35 headphones and have the following observation. I tried using them to practice playing drums with them and they are fine except for one annoying issue. When I play a bit hard, I am hearing a pop that corresponds to my stick hitting the head. It sounds like the headphones are being overloaded with sound even though I am playing them at about a quarter volume. It almost sounds like "clipping" at high volume. Any ideas what might be causing this? Would there be a very high quality headphone that is non-ANC that would not possibly have this issue? I am wondering if the ANC is causing this problem. Thanks
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    We didn't have a source loud-enough in the office to replicate your scenario, and although we were able to get a couple of clicks out of the headphones by exposing them to loud noise, the clicks were not consistent enough to indicate a overload of some kind.

    Since it is quite possible that the drums are overloading the ANC, a good non-ANC alternative to the QC35 would be the Audio Technica ATH-M50X.

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