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post #991 of 1814
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(even a half decent one on foobar)

 

Which EQ is that?

post #992 of 1814
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It gets quite odd how far some are willing to go to empty their wallets or to make things more difficult. Refusing EQ categorically is as curious as refusing to adjust the volume on your system, trying instead to find and buy headphones that play at just the right level for this or that youtube video.
very true. Saying "i dont use eq" is the headfi version of e-peen. ridiculous.

The reason I abstain from using EQs is because my listening varies between several different devices and players so when I get used to the "improved" sound I have with my home rig, it just makes me feel like I've cheated myself out of something when I go back to my non-EQ'd setup...

Then again I haven't felt a need to EQ my cans to get enjoyment out if them since I was using my Sixty, so *shrugs*.
post #993 of 1814

Likewise... I don't and can't really use EQ because I switch around my laptop, desktop, phone, tab, etc.

 

Though my phone has a decent sized library of custom EQ I made for various IEMs, since I don't use those nearly as much on my computers.

post #994 of 1814
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The reason I abstain from using EQs is because my listening varies between several different devices and players so when I get used to the "improved" sound I have with my home rig, it just makes me feel like I've cheated myself out of something when I go back to my non-EQ'd setup...

 

You no more (or less) cheat yourself out of anything when you put bits of felt in an old ortho. You are, however, cheating yourself not using EQ wherever you can - that is, you'll achieve higher sound quality with a combination of physical and digital mods rather than with just the former.


Edited by vid - 11/2/13 at 4:17am
post #995 of 1814

Wow this thread needs cleaning up!

 

EQ discussion belongs in sound science. While on the discussion I'm impartial, EQ can improve a headphone but bearing it mind every piece of music is pre-equalized you would have to alter it for every song/album. Also you can't add anything with EQ, only take away.

post #996 of 1814

True. We can agree that EQ increases sound quality - those looking to have their counterarguments put down can look in the sound science subforum (technical side) or even ask me in the ortho roundup thread (hands-on approach).

 

Here's a bunch of old headphones. Recognize them purely from the photo all in order whoever can. There are a few tricky ones.

post #997 of 1814
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The reason I abstain from using EQs is because my listening varies between several different devices and players so when I get used to the "improved" sound I have with my home rig, it just makes me feel like I've cheated myself out of something when I go back to my non-EQ'd setup...

You no more (or less) cheat yourself out of anything when you put bits of felt in an old ortho
. You are, however, cheating yourself not using EQ wherever you can - that is, you'll achieve higher sound quality with a combination of physical and digital mods rather than with just the former.

The difference here is that physical mods are transferable and actually take considerable effort to tweak. Granted digital convolution is no walk in the park, but we're talking about simple frequency response equalization. And if you do use EQ, your headphone can't sound better if you don't have it attached to your EQ constantly.

In my eyes, it's both a tumor and an artificial performance enhancer. It's cheating. It's the easy way out.

However, Graphicism is right; this is not the place for this conversation. This should either be taken to the PM system or the sound science forum.
post #998 of 1814
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True. We can agree that EQ increases sound quality - those looking to have their counterarguments put down can look in the sound science subforum (technical side) or even ask me in the ortho roundup thread (hands-on approach).

 

Here's a bunch of old headphones. Recognize them purely from the photo all in order whoever can. There are a few tricky ones.

What have you done to the black headphone in the middle? It looks messed-up. (in between what looks like an akg140 and a hok80)

post #999 of 1814
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Here's a bunch of old headphones. Recognize them purely from the photo all in order whoever can. There are a few tricky ones.

Top: Sennheiser HD600, AKG K240 Sextett, HOK80, AKG K240DF, AKG K270 Studio or Playback, Beyerdynamic DT990

 

Bottom: Stax SR-5, mysterious sennheiser driver likely from an HD540 or HD250 Linear I/II, Sennheiser Unipolar 1 or 2000, AKG K142, Yamaha HP-50A or S, Audio Technica ATH-2 or VectorScan, mysterious headband.

 

How close am I?


Edited by takato14 - 11/2/13 at 2:42pm
post #1000 of 1814
Why does your SR-5 look different to mine.
post #1001 of 1814
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What have you done to the black headphone in the middle? It looks messed-up. (in between what looks like an akg140 and a hok80)

Thats a unipolar 2000/2002 he pulled apart and modded to get a decent more neutral sound out of them.
post #1002 of 1814

The headphone that made me stop wanting... Sony DR-Z6 headphone with Sony STR-2800 receiver.

 

 

 
 

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there's usually a silver badge on the Sr-5, think the black looks better , probably why it seems different looking.

post #1004 of 1814
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Top: Sennheiser HD600, AKG K240 Sextett, HOK80, AKG K240DF, AKG K270 Studio or Playback, Beyerdynamic DT990

 

Bottom: Stax SR-5, mysterious sennheiser driver likely from an HD540 or HD250 Linear I/II, Sennheiser Unipolar 1 or 2000, AKG K142, Yamaha HP-50A or S, Audio Technica ATH-2 or VectorScan, mysterious headband.

 

How close am I?

 

I think the DF is a K241 (the slider is orange/red), the K270 is a K250, and the K142 is probably a vented K140 or K141.

post #1005 of 1814
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Top: Sennheiser HD600, AKG K240 Sextett, HOK80, AKG K240DF, AKG K270 Studio or Playback, Beyerdynamic DT990

Bottom: Stax SR-5, mysterious sennheiser driver likely from an HD540 or HD250 Linear I/II, Sennheiser Unipolar 1 or 2000, AKG K142, Yamaha HP-50A or S, Audio Technica ATH-2 or VectorScan, mysterious headband.

How close am I?

I think the DF is a K241 (the slider is orange/red), the K270 is a K250, and the K142 is probably a vented K140 or K141.
The red slider is what threw me off, but then I saw a black aluminum ring behind the unipolars. Could be a K250 but the K270 is more common so I went with that. The K142 is definitely right though.
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