I've been looking around for some good headphones (I love bass, so I'm probably getting ATH's PRO700 Mk 2) and I keep seeing headphones with frequency ranges going from 10Hz to 34000Hz and what not. Since the human ear only can pick up sounds between 20-20000Hz, why does it matter?
And what signifies quality in the headphone's ability to go under and above these marks?
/sincere audio noob
Frequency response specs on speakers and headphones even with a dB spec can't be taken to the bank. IME, taking them seriously is a true sign of a newbie. Skip over them.