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Poll Results: Are you a Basshead? Midrangehead? Treblehead? Flathead? Or?

 
  • 15% (39)
    I'm a Basshead! Gotta have bass boost from my 'phones or equipment!
  • 17% (44)
    I'm a Midrangehead! I like some midrange boost from my 'phones or equipment!
  • 8% (21)
    I'm a Treblehead! I prefer some treble boost!
  • 35% (89)
    Flathead! Gimme a flat frequency response! I don't use EQ and I look for flat gear!
  • 3% (10)
    I'm a "Loudness Button" kind of person! I need some bass boost and some treble boost from my stuff!
  • 14% (36)
    I just tweak the EQ until I get the sound I want!
  • 5% (13)
    I'm seeking Somethin' else! (Please expand on your choice)
252 Total Votes  
post #16 of 109

I'm an allhead. But I think flat is best in the long run, then tweak the EQ if bored.

post #17 of 109

I used to be a basshead, but as of lately I am liking everything. I'm really starting to pay attention to the upper range because this is usually where issues of reproduction occur.(from what I can gather)
 

post #18 of 109

I used to be a basshead, but now flathead is a better description of me. The feeling of being able to hear the almost harsh treble, but still feel some boomy bass with the midrange to connect the two, it's ideal.

post #19 of 109

I'm a self proclaimed detail junkie and I like an overall neutral and analytical sound. I like my Q701 with a very slight 2db (sometimes 4db with electronic music) bass boost, this to me makes them sound pretty neutral/natural. I also listen to them in the area of 75-80 db on average so the little bass boost helps. On my Vsonic GR01 IEM's I use them flat right out of my iPhone 4. They sound just like the Q701 does with the small bass boost applied, but of course with a much smaller soundstage, and with almost etymotic like isolation. 


Edited by jasonb - 12/23/12 at 8:25am
post #20 of 109

My ideal curve right now (as my preferences may change over time) looks roughly like:

 

 

1000

 

Take the typical more highend headphone curve like Hifiman HE-500 but with a ~8dB bass boost (like adding +5dB to hifiman HE500 as I concider bass through lower-mids also emphasized on that headphone a little to begin with versus treblerange) centered around 80Hz and should be curved to drop off at least by around 200Hz and also roll off down deep to give a more punchy/impactful hit and faster decay.


Edited by RPGWiZaRD - 12/23/12 at 8:51am
post #21 of 109
Quote:
Originally Posted by RIVERST View Post

It all depends on the genre of music I'm listening to. I would say that if I had to choose it would be midrange with a slight elevation on the bass side.
post #22 of 109

I'm gonna elaborate what kinda musical quality taste I have . .

Just wait for the thread I'm creating right now.

post #23 of 109

I like my music to have energy and fullness. The HD 598 provide the amazing soundstage and sparkly highs, but lack a bit of bass when it comes to D&B.

post #24 of 109

Nice thread Chris! 

 

'Cept I'm kinda disappointed you didn't have Airhead as one of your options!!

 

I voted flathead because I like to hear music "as is" - whatever that means given the mixing, compressing etc that goes on!

 

I guess this means I value transparency, neutrality and detail as ideals but probably not achievables ;-)

 

Best of the season to everyone!!

post #25 of 109
I voted Basshead but depending on the music and mood I might drift into Flathead-territory...
post #26 of 109

I would have said "flathead" except for the part about not EQ'ing anything. And I didn't pick the EQ choice in the poll because I don't EQ willy-nilly. It's a very precise process I use. That said, neutrality is very important to me, and there's only so much that EQ can realistically accomplish, so it's best to start with headphones that are already quite flat through the lower treble.

 

Needless to say, I picked the "something else" choice.


Edited by Argyris - 12/23/12 at 11:40am
post #27 of 109

mids ftw. 

post #28 of 109
Aggressive mids are where it's at.
post #29 of 109

I love the idea of this thread.  I guess I'm a flat head because I look for flat EQ cans but I would much rather own cans like the 701 with a slight tremble boost than cans with stronger bass.  I absolutely HATE using EQ to change the sound of equipment.  It makes me feel like I'm cheating and if I don't like the sound signature of headphones then I shouldn't have bought them.  

post #30 of 109

I'm an airhead.

 

I missed my opportunity to say that in my previous post above, but whatever. I've read that term occasionally used to describe lovers of airy, extended treble, but it doesn't seem to have caught on in a big way. I can't imagine why.

 

 

Quote:
Originally Posted by AiDee View Post

 

'Cept I'm kinda disappointed you didn't have Airhead as one of your options!!

 

 

I see somebody got there first. That's what I get for not reading the thread before voting on it (maybe I should go into politics).


Edited by Argyris - 12/23/12 at 2:19pm
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