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Which brand produces more of a natural sound?

post #1 of 9
Thread Starter 

Out of the four, which brand produces headphones with more of a natural sound?

 

AKG

Denon

Beyerdynamic

Sennheiser

 

Do you prefer natural sound or fun sound?

post #2 of 9
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Originally Posted by K-MONEY View Post

Out of the four, which brand produces headphones with more of a natural sound?

 

AKG

Denon

Beyerdynamic

Sennheiser

 

Do you prefer natural sound or fun sound?

They all get much more natural as the price goes up. But not everyone thinks it's fun to spend that much money.
post #3 of 9

Fostex t50rp is natural and uncoloured.

post #4 of 9

Sennheiser :)

post #5 of 9

Natural is a very subjective term. I had a pair of AKG K702 for a while, and thought the vocals sounded extremely natural. I then started listening to my MS 400, which sounded boomy and unnaturally warm in comparison. After a few hours of listening, I went back to the K702 and they sounded thin and, as many people put it, plasticky.

 

Psychoacoustics play a very huge role in what you perceive as natural.

post #6 of 9
No idea of brands... Use whatever you like and equalize if you have to (makes a big difference!).

As ex0du5 mentioned psychoacoustics have a significant role. Each person perceives higher frequencies differently due to the shape of ear canals etc. Headphones having a flat response curve won't certainly be that subjectively speaking. Of course flat != natural. smily_headphones1.gif
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Originally Posted by bebraw View Post

No idea of brands... Use whatever you like and equalize if you have to (makes a big difference!).

As ex0du5 mentioned psychoacoustics have a significant role. Each person perceives higher frequencies differently due to the shape of ear canals etc. Headphones having a flat response curve won't certainly be that subjectively speaking. Of course flat != natural. smily_headphones1.gif


Flat != Natural == Truer words were never spoken.

 

BTW, I have had long term happiness with Sennheiser 565, 580, and 600, as well as Grado 325's.  All of those had a clear midrange, decent bass, good highs, smooth overall sound.  But of course, there is no substitute for a lot of hard work reading *all* of the posts here

 that describe the sound of 'phones that fit your interest.

post #8 of 9

I'd say Sennheiser.

post #9 of 9

I will put a vote in for Pioneer. Brands do not make much of a difference. If you want natural try a Sextett. Did I mention Philips and Sony? You can also try a DT48E etcetera...

 

Audition a bunch of headphones and you might find that 'natural sound/presentation'. 

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