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Frequency Range question, please enlight me

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I came across with a lot if high end in ear monitors, it seems to me the expensive ones have low ranges. Ex. shure se535 18Hz to 19kHz. 425s have 20Hz-19kHz. Westone 4 have 10Hz to 19kHz. Can you explain why low range means better.

Thanks

 

BTW, can you guys tell me Westone 4 have which drivers housed. Is it 2 woofers & 2 tweeters? 

Thanks!

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Originally Posted by kfki View Post

I came across with a lot if high end in ear monitors, it seems to me the expensive ones have low ranges. Ex. shure se535 18Hz to 19kHz. 425s have 20Hz-19kHz. Westone 4 have 10Hz to 19kHz. Can you explain why low range means better.

Thanks

 

BTW, can you guys tell me Westone 4 have which drivers housed. Is it 2 woofers & 2 tweeters? 

Thanks!

 

2 woofers, 1 tweeter, 1 midrange.  As for the lower meaning better, it doesn't always.  Specs will tell you very little regarding how well an IEM will perform.  

post #3 of 4

You're likely not going to hear much under 20hz, and measurements in that area are not exactly reliable last time I checked. Manufacturers are not very exact with their frequency range anyways.

 

As far as most people go, frequencies above 16khz mean very little. 

post #4 of 4

Manufacturer listed spec does not in anyway indicate SQ / good or bad.

 

Check out the Basic Guide to IEM in my signature, the section about frequency response.

 

p/s W4 uses dual bass BA.

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