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post #46 of 78

I never understood why everyone is looking for so called " Neutral", To me Neutral is lifeless, cold and boring?    Give me a Classic V/U shape any day!!!

 

Gotta love the " Rock" Setting!!!!


Edited by Magicman74 - 1/11/13 at 3:34pm
post #47 of 78

Ipod EQ sounds like complete garbage. 

post #48 of 78

This is what I use for the pair of Technics RP-DH120($115 street price) I received as a replacement from panasonic for the $30 HTF600 I sent in that broke.   They have nice bass stock but its weighted more to midbass so give the subbass a boost to balance it out.  There really uncomfortable though pads are to thin and feel hard and the headphone clamps pretty hard. Stuffing them with some tissue in the cup helps and improved the sound imo increasing the soundstage as the driver has some more space between them.  There still not comfortable but at least bareable now going to stretch them out on a speaker overnight and see if it helps.

 


Edited by DJHeadshot - 3/2/13 at 12:40am
post #49 of 78

 

Normally I don't like to use equalizers, but the K501s shouty-ness really calls for it. They're still even a little shouty, but if I lower stuff too much, the mids sound too withdrawn.


Edited by Kukuk - 1/11/13 at 3:37pm
post #50 of 78
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Originally Posted by Magicman74 View Post

I never understood why everyone is looking for so called " Neutral", To me Neutral is lifeless, cold and boring?    Give me a Classic V/U shape any day!!!

 

Gotta love the " Rock" Setting!!!!

Neutral is what any decent producer masters their songs to sound good on. It's only lifeless and boring if the mastering is lifeless and boring.

post #51 of 78

All right, eq minimalists, it's time for the bassheads to run the thread eek.gif basshead.gif

 

Modded ATH-AD900 (Check sig for more details)

 

 

 

 

I use both of them simultaneously.

 

EDIT: Oh, and my receiver has +10dB on the bass. wink.gif Can't forget about that, now can we?


Edited by Trae - 1/11/13 at 3:50pm
post #52 of 78
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Originally Posted by chewy4 View Post

Neutral is what any decent producer masters their songs to sound good on. It's only lifeless and boring if the mastering is lifeless and boring.


Yeah but that's really a whole other topic. But for an average music listener who is not doing mastering or using the exact same set up equipment wise as the producer we are hearing music different then he/she did in the mastering process..

 

All equipment sounds different, So A headphone up against B headphone is going to sound different, even if you are running FLAT , For me I like V/U shape.

Rock out with your sock out!!!

 

Same cd, different person might think the vocal boost sounds better!!!

post #53 of 78
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Originally Posted by Magicman74 View Post

I never understood why everyone is looking for so called " Neutral", To me Neutral is lifeless, cold and boring?    Give me a Classic V/U shape any day!!!

 

Gotta love the " Rock" Setting!!!!

 

"Neutral" is lifeless cold and boring with the HD800, Etymotics, T70, SA5000 etc... Someone made up this idea that neutral means bass light with often a stronger treble or analytical tonality. Doesn't sound very neutral to me, quite the opposite.

With something closer to a SR-009 driven by a Blue Hawaii I doubt you would find it cold and lifeless however. Maybe not the most exciting sound, but not dead

post #54 of 78
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Originally Posted by Trae View Post

All right, eq minimalists, it's time for the bassheads to run the thread eek.gif basshead.gif

 

Modded ATH-AD900 (Check sig for more details)

 

 

 

 

I use both of them simultaneously.

 

EDIT: Oh, and my receiver has +10dB on the bass. wink.gif Can't forget about that, now can we?

I'd use something more like this on my AD700 if I had more volume headroom but lose to much volume for my taste dropping the preamp to prevent clipping when boosting this much out of just my soundcard(audigy 2ZS with KX Audio Drivers).


Edited by DJHeadshot - 1/11/13 at 3:57pm
post #55 of 78
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Originally Posted by Sweden View Post

 

"Neutral" is lifeless cold and boring with the HD800, Etymotics, T70, SA5000 etc... Someone made up this idea that neutral means bass light with often a stronger treble or analytical tonality. Doesn't sound very neutral to me, quite the opposite.

With something closer to a SR-009 driven by a Blue Hawaii I doubt you would find it cold and lifeless however. Maybe not the most exciting sound, but not dead


Yeah but now you're talking big bucks...  I love music but I also love cash....  Even if I had major funds I don't think I'd spend 40k On a Dac (Example), I'm buying a Audi and taking off to HI for a week with my Ipod, I think I'll be just fine:)

post #56 of 78
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Originally Posted by Magicman74 View Post


Yeah but that's really a whole other topic. But for an average music listener who is not doing mastering or using the exact same set up equipment wise as the producer we are hearing music different then he/she did in the mastering process..

 

All equipment sounds different, So A headphone up against B headphone is going to sound different, even if you are running FLAT , For me I like V/U shape.

Rock out with your sock out!!!

 

Same cd, different person might think the vocal boost sounds better!!!

Of course people have different preferences, and there's absolutely nothing wrong with preferring extra bass, treble, mids etc...

 

But the fact is that your system is going to be compatible with the widest variety of stuff if you shoot for neutral. It's best to shoot for that, and then modify that curve whenever you want a little extra somewhere.

post #57 of 78
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Originally Posted by Sweden View Post

Why the heck do you guys post pictures of your EQ setting where nothing have been changed?

It's like posting pictures of your bare wall in a thread about showing your private art. I don't know why this annoys me so much. Just a total waste of time for everyone.

 

No matter how hard you try to improve certain things, its basic nature remains the same.

 

 

 

 

Amazingly though I have seen a sow's ear made into a beautiful silk purse in which the Head-Fi wallet can be placed.wink.gif

post #58 of 78
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Originally Posted by Redcarmoose View Post

 

No matter how hard you try to improve certain things, its basic nature remains the same.

 

 

 

 

Amazingly though I have seen a sow's ear made into a beautiful silk purse in which the Head-Fi wallet can be placed.wink.gif

Yeah, might as well deal with those spikes and imbalances rather than use an easy fix rolleyes.gif

 

And if you want some extra bass or treble, it's just plain stupid to get that for free. You obviously should be getting an entirely new pair of headphones for that!

post #59 of 78
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Originally Posted by chewy4 View Post

Yeah, might as well deal with those spikes and imbalances rather than use an easy fix rolleyes.gif

 

And if you want some extra bass or treble, it's just plain stupid to get that for free. You obviously should be getting an entirely

new pair of headphones for that!

 

The best way to change your sound signature with-out the use digital equalization is to change out the RCAs and power-cords.

 

post #60 of 78

Maybe it's because my ears are, shall we say, unique, but I don't know how anyone can listen to headphones without a bit of EQ to at least somewhat tailor the sound to their personal HRTF.  Are a lot of folks just lucky and have ears that naturally "fit" a range of headphones?

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