Originally Posted by SP Wild
I understand what people are saying. I am saying our measurements are not complete IMO or
This is hard to believe, considering comments like "transients cannot be seen in any of the measurements"
we are attributing different factor to the wrong measurements.
This is definitely an issue. People often look at square waves and assess them in terms of how 'nice' they look, which is completely irrelevant to how the headphones actually sound. The things that people readily notice in graphs aren't necessarily the most important feature in terms of describing sound.
That isn't an argument; It's the definition of 'transient' and 'impulse response'.
we can all end our headphone searches with the PX100 and KossPorta Pro - because their impulse response is better than all the summit fi cans.
If you think they have 'better' impulse responses, you aren't reading the impulse response correctly.
I believe cups contribute into the measurement...not just the driver. The T1 has higher distortion than the HD650....but the T1 does sound clearer and more defined. The HD650 certainly is yesterday's flagship - the T1 sounds clearly like a current flagship. Cup characteristics does not necessarily impede the drivers ability to articulate.
By 'driver' I'm referring to the entire headphone system, not just the movement of the diaphragm. What it means is "accurately tracking the electronic signal" has nothing to do with being 'fast'; it's related to any kind of distortion.
The T1 sounds like it has peaky treble around 6-10 kHz.
I am giving a very valid hypothesis to the divide between subjective hearing and established measurements. It is you that claim absolute knowledge and certainty without the inclusion of reasonable doubt.
It isn't a valid hypothesis. The first thing a valid hypothesis has to be is falsifiable, and your "fast" theory isn't.
And it hardly bridges a divide between hearing and measurements if you can't point to a measurement and say "fast headphones have this"
The only certainties I've claimed are when your ideas contradict established, basic signal theory.