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post #31 of 38
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Guys i don't know what is lows, mids, highs. Is that reducing volume to de level, mid level and high level...???

 

How lows should sound. Im not getting the point. In my headphones (apple) if u keep the volume low it will be low. Im not getting what that does means. Can some one explain me.. :)

post #32 of 38

Oh, didn't know you weren't sure of those terms--you should have stopped us before we went on and on!

 

I am oversimplifying to help you understand quickly:

Lows, mids, highs--refers to frequencies/pitch, not volume. So think of a choir: the bass singer has a "low" voice, and the soprano has a "high" voice.

 

Instruments can go lower and higher than our voices, so we usually talk about low/mid/high frequencies like this:

Lows--Drums (the kick drum), bass guitar

Mids--Voices, and most instruments

Highs--Drums (cymbals), string instruments (e.g. when a guitarist slides his hand across the strings)

post #33 of 38
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Originally Posted by Eric_C View Post

Oh, didn't know you weren't sure of those terms--you should have stopped us before we went on and on!

 

I am oversimplifying to help you understand quickly:

Lows, mids, highs--refers to frequencies/pitch, not volume. So think of a choir: the bass singer has a "low" voice, and the soprano has a "high" voice.

 

Instruments can go lower and higher than our voices, so we usually talk about low/mid/high frequencies like this:

Lows--Drums (the kick drum), bass guitar

Mids--Voices, and most instruments

Highs--Drums (cymbals), string instruments (e.g. when a guitarist slides his hand across the strings)

 

 

So if someone says that the lows in this headphones are great then it means that drums, bass guitar sounds good in that headphone. Am i rite...?? so as for mids and highs huh..??
 

 


Edited by Raghavan Sridha - 3/29/12 at 4:23am
post #34 of 38
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Originally Posted by Raghavan Sridha View Post

 

 

So if someone says that the lows in this headphones are great then it means that drums, bass guitar sounds good in that headphone. Am i rite...?? so as for mids and highs huh..??
 

 



basically low is bass, mid is midrange, high is treble, am i helping?

post #35 of 38
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Originally Posted by Raghavan Sridha View Post

Guys i don't know what is lows, mids, highs. Is that reducing volume to de level, mid level and high level...???

 

How lows should sound. Im not getting the point. In my headphones (apple) if u keep the volume low it will be low. Im not getting what that does means. Can some one explain me.. :)

 

Here are some articles you should read (not necessarily in the order presented) to help focus your questions and bring you up to speed:

 

http://www.headfonia.com/a-guide-to-headphones/

 

http://www.head-fi.org/a/buying-guide-headphones-by-price-range

 

http://www.head-fi.org/a/headphone-buying-guide

 

http://www.headphone.com/learning-center/
 

 

post #36 of 38

or just buy any of the headphones we've recommended.  you'd be happy with any of them

post #37 of 38
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Originally Posted by Llloyd View Post

or just buy any of the headphones we've recommended.  you'd be happy with any of them



Or better yet--look up the recommended cans on one or more of the buying guides and then search it on this site.

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Or better yet--look up the recommended cans on one or more of the buying guides and then search it on this site.


i agree, always look up before you buy, in case the sound signature doesnt fit you.

 

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