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Originally Posted by penmarker View Post
 

Hi, thanks a lot. No I'm not an audiophile really, I just listen to music.

 

I understand treble and bass, but I still don't get what roll off means. Does bass roll off mean that the bass doesn't extend as low or isn't as loud as the rest of the spectrum? I know "attenuation" means reduction in X. Does that mean bass roll off is a reduction in the bass spectrum?

 

The word "lean" and "leaner" sounded like a positive connotation but from your description I imagine a leaner sound signature is not as good as a lush sound signature. Sort of like a (lean)lawnchair vs (lush)sofa. Is that somewhat similar?

To both questions, I say yep and yep.

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Vocabularies are awesome. Now I can describe that my laptop's sound card has this bass roll off on the left channel, I found out about it last week. When I repaired a used HD650 I got, the whole sound sounded as if its skewed to the right. I scrutinized the left channel on mono recordings and heard the bass response is reduced on the left channel. Very very small but it bugged me really bad since I was actively seeking for sound imperfections after repairing the HD650.

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I understand the feels only too well when a small error feels so huge...
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Btw can someone help me? My phone is not playing the WMA files on my SD card and i tried so many different players already. The mp3 files on my SD card work properly though.
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Btw can someone help me? My phone is not playing the WMA files on my SD card and i tried so many different players already. The mp3 files on my SD card work properly though.

WMA is glitchy for some reason. I had someone ask me they had a problem with that and since they weren't an audiophile and it was already ripped to 128kbps, I just converted it to mp3.

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Originally Posted by Fuzziekiwi View Post

WMA is glitchy for some reason. I had someone ask me they had a problem with that and since they weren't an audiophile and it was already ripped to 128kbps, I just converted it to mp3.
I use lossless and 320kbps WMA usually... Then again, I have a windows phone so I wouldn't expect problems on this.
EDIT: And lol. 128kbps converted to mp3...
Edited by DisCHORDDubstep - 10/29/14 at 9:33am
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Dang it, I'm never going to convert my classmate/friend into an audiophile! He told me that he doesn't like over/on-ear headphones because of their mass/weight. But when I offered to show him earphones instead, he just said that he "doesn't fap to audio quality." So I guess he knows about audiophilia... Or maybe an alternate definition of it :ph34r:.

 

Originally Posted by penmarker View Post
What do people mean when they say "bass rolloff" or "treble rolloff"? Also what does "leaner sound" mean.

   It concerns the frequency response graph of a headphone. Roll-off is where the graph goes lower and lower. Look at the Audio Technica AD700 frequency response: http://www.innerfidelity.com/images/AudioTechnicaATHAD700.pdf

   See the left side, how it goes lower and lower like a hill until it finally ends? That is a roll-off. Think of rolling something off that hill.

Now let's take a look at something with a much deeper roll-off! The Beats Studio 1: http://www.innerfidelity.com/images/MonsterBeatsStudio.pdf

   If you look at the left side this time, you can see that the roll-off is huge! The bass immediately goes down to nothing. I would call that a fall-off, not a roll-off.


Edited by CaveManta - 10/29/14 at 6:31pm
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