Originally Posted by songmic
I think the Asian headphone market is too limited to categorize Asian sound headphones. There are some Japanese headphone brands such as Stax, Fostex, and Audio-Technica, and not to mention Hifiman from China. Korea makes some decent DAC's and headphone amps but not any headphones that I know of. The brands I mentioned above are very different sounding from each other, so I can't imagine the so-called Asian sound.
That is a part of the reason I asked. I am not entirely familiar with the tree of brands of Asian headphones, even though I definitely imagine that there are quite a few headphones (IEMs included) that are quite rarely mentioned and discussed here on Head-fi. Also, aren't FitEar and other more "exotic" brands Asian as well?
Somehow, I still have a feeling that...
Originally Posted by lee730
Well Japanese headphones tend to tilt more towards treble emphasis and treble spikes quite a lot of the time. So in that I can see a trend.
...there are enough headphones to at least make it possible for a trend to exist. Don't interpret it as me saying that there is a trend, but enough different headphones and IEMs to make a trend possible.
Then of course, I suppose one should define trend and what I interpret as a certain "house sound". What I personally mean by an Asian sound, is simply that if there's enough of an emphasis on a particular sound that seems to be more prevalent than other parts of the sound spectrum. As Lee mentioned, he seems to pick up a trend of treble emphasis, and although this could be applied to other brands of other parts of the world as well, it doesn't necessarily have to mean that it isn't a part of Asian sound.
Me, personally, I don't know as I don't have that gigantic experience with headphones as some others have in this thread - but still I am interested to know, is there a trend to speak of and what would it be?
Originally Posted by jgray91
@CdC, get well soon!
Thank you my friend. I'm actually feeling a bit better, but still very much under the weather, so to say.