post #31 of 34
3/25/10 at 10:09am
The matching between left/right is usually only done at one or a handful at most of frequencies. Measurements show the matching between headphones at any price range to be quite a bit worse than 1dB, except a few headphones with specified tolerances across the entire spectrum. HeadRoom has graphs of these where you can see this for yourself.
You know, I get this too!
I have yet to have any formal testing, but any testing I do would suggest I have symetrical hearing. Yet, sometimes when I listen to music, on occasion, I start wondering if everything is equal!
However, I think that due to the crazy channel separation and low crosstalk, it will simply seem like this at different parts of a song. Like a ride being only in one ear, bass being in the other. Different frequencies are perceived at different volumes for the same loudness etc etc.
If I am not worrying about it, I never notice. It is only when I worry that I think so...
Even if your hearing isn't perfect, I would just try and forget about it, as there is nothing you can really to.
Also, I had an ear blocked by fluid for a while and had to have a nasal steroid to clear that up. After I noticed I stopped worrying almost completely.