Well, my boredom got the best of me. I've decided to start a little headphone rating project. I just finished rating all of my headphones. If you guys are interested, just send me some numbers so I can punch them in. We could probably integrate this into the headphone list somehow (cropping the respective graphs and placing them in spoilers for the respective headphones). Just one thing that I'm wary of: everyone perceives sound differently, and everyone uses different sources and setups, so it's going to be kinda hard to have a perfectly flat playing field.
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Sub-Bass Quantity: 1-10, quantity of sub-bass in respect to the midbass and midrange, higher is more
Mid-Bass Quantity: 1-10, quantity of midbass in respect to sub-bass and midrange, higher is more
Bass Quality: 1-10, quality of separation of low frequencies from the rest of the frequency spectrum, higher is better
Comfort: 1-10, higher is better
Build Quality: 1-10, higher is better
Imaging: 1-10, higher the number, easier it is to notice where sounds are coming from
Separation: 1-10, higher the number, more black the background is and more room sounds have to "breathe"
Attack/Speed: 1-10, higher the number, the quicker the transducer is when fast, complex songs are played
Signature: +/- 5, 0 is neutral, above is progressively warm, below is progressively cold
Dynamics: +/- 5, 0 is average, above is progressively transparent and clear, below is progressively veiled and compressed sounding
Midrange Tonality: +/- 5, 0 is neutral, above is progressively forward midrange, below is progressively recessed midrange
Treble Tonality: +/- 5, 0 is neutral, above is progressively bright treble, below is progressively dark treble
Soundstage Width: +/- 5, 0 is average, above is progressively wider left/right soundstage characteristics, below is progressively boxed in, in the head soundstage
Soundstage Depth: +/- 5, 0 is average, above is progressively farther in front/behind soundstage characteristics, below is progressively in your face kind of soundstage
The GBH-1000 Open is the Pro700MKII with the drivers modified to be open and put in the AD900 enclosure with beyer gel pads+cotton (GBH= giga basshead...)
The GBH-1000 Closed is the Pro700MKII with beyer gel pads+cotton
The AD900MKII is the AD900 with beyer gel pads+cotton
The AD2000MKII is the AD2000 drivers in the AD900 enclosure (basically the exact same as the AD2000 enclosure, but with a Y headphone cable, a different grill, and different top wires) with beyer gel pads+cottonMaybe if this gets big, we can do this kind of thing for all headphones.
Maybe if this gets big, we can do this for all headphones, and even amps. If not, then it's fine by me. I just did this so if/when I forget what my headphones sound like, and/or when I'm comparing different headphones, I can refer to it.
Edited by Trae - 5/3/13 at 11:00pm