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post #46 of 47
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Originally posted by kwkarth


What is the technical foundation of the above statement?
An open back circumaural can is akin to an infinite baffle spkr and potentially capable of much deeper and more natural bass response than a closed back design which would be akin to an "acoustic suspension" speaker which is an aproximation of an infinite baffle in a smaller box.
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Hmmm. I guess you're correct on this one.
post #47 of 47
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Originally posted by punosion
Tomcat,

Well, just based on a 3-minute A/B comparison, it would appear that I would never use a 120-ohm adapter. It just makes it sound too awkward...like something got washed out. But, I was just looking for someone else's input to see if they kinda heard the same thing. I guess I really don't need to worry about the 120-ohm adapter if I am still running them out of a PCDP at work. I haven't put together the PC yet, so even a PC with a 120-ohm adapter would sound better than these things out of just a PCDP
With all but a very few cans, the lower impedance drive is going to be better. Typically, using the 120 ohm adapter will cause a broad and mild rise in low end response.
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