Originally Posted by atomikn00b
I have my own thoughts on this but I'm curious.
Quite often I see that iems or headphones with good bass and good highs and non-recessed mids are described as U or V shaped.
Should this be the case?
Is this one of those "noob myths" that keep spreading without a check?
Just because it extends on both the low and high end doesn't equate to a U or V signature does it?
In my experiences of music listening, sound signature doesn't really depend on the frequency chart too much.
Let's take the HD650 for example. There is no possible way you can tell by reading a frequency chart that it has a very seductive vocal presentation which somewhat shoves all instruments into the background while making the vocals the center stage. Frequency chart in no way describes soundstage, which is a very strong point when describing sound signature.
Always remember 'good bass' and 'good highs' are subjective, as is sound in general. A pair of headphones can have great bass without having a huge bump in the frequency chart. Take the LCD-2 for instance. It's touted to be a pair of headphones with some of the best quality bass. Bassheads may disagree due to the fact they enjoy a large quantity of bass over a higher quality of bass, which extends into the low ends of the spectrum.