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Cold and warm sound?

post #1 of 12
Thread Starter 
How do you describe a cold and a warm sound? comparing D2 and sony? A just cannot figure it out what people mean?
post #2 of 12
I think "warm" refers to a more full, robust sound.

"Cold" would mean just the opposite, obviously.
post #3 of 12
Good representation of the mids and highs, especially mids, is what will lead to a warm sound. Poor representation leads to a cold sound.
post #4 of 12
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Originally Posted by aimlink View Post
Good representation of the mids and highs, especially mids, is what will lead to a warm sound. Poor representation leads to a cold sound.
x2 mid and low is pretty importmant for producing warm sound. Personally, I like warmer sound than cold when it comes to vocal performance. I think cold sound is good for instrument, not veiling any detail.
post #5 of 12
This should answer all questions on describing sound (it did for me ):

http://www.head-fi.org/forums/f4/des...ossary-220770/
post #6 of 12
A cold sound is when the HIGHS are more pronounced that the other frequencies. A warm sound is when the BASS is more pronounced than the other frequencies.
post #7 of 12
cowon D2 and Sony usuallly are cold
post #8 of 12
Thread Starter 
Quote:
Originally Posted by a_tumiwa View Post
cowon D2 and Sony usuallly are cold
but most of the people here said that sony is quite warm and bassy?

of not tell me an other example?
post #9 of 12
AFAIK there is no Audio term labeled "Cold". The term I have heard is "Neutral" vs "Warm". Warm tends to mean coloration towards more bass presence and sweeter highs.

I tend to prefer my source gear to be as neutral as possible. That way you can chose speakers/phones with the type of sound signature you want.
post #10 of 12

I want to tell you that many people have wrong idea of the meaning of cold and warm sound. Such feel of sound has really nothing to do with  the degree of its quality. 

Warm sound comes from the material which is warm on touch such as wood while cold one comes from the metal. As result warm sound is more neutral and smooth, while cold one is quite transparent and spiky. 

post #11 of 12

The statement of VoLTaG3 "A cold sound is when the HIGHS are more pronounced that the other frequencies. A warm sound is when the BASS is more pronounced than the other frequencies". Yes, this statement is close to be truth, but still there is more to say. The coldness of sound has a lot to do with the housing of the speaker. 

post #12 of 12

I like my stuff bass heavy! :D

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