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post #4036 of 4040
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I'm thinking this is the biggest problem with headphone fandom. Words like "warm," "bloomy," "transition," and "bassy" can all mean wildly different things depending on who's talking.

An audio glossary that defines these terms, and many more, has been around for ~50 years. Educated listeners all mean the same thing, given identical jargon.
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Originally Posted by SomeGuyDude View Post


I'm thinking this is the biggest problem with headphone fandom. Words like "warm," "bloomy," "transition," and "bassy" can all mean wildly different things depending on who's talking.

An audio glossary that defines these terms, and many more, has been around for ~50 years. Educated listeners all mean the same thing, given identical jargon.

 

Check this out ~

 

http://www.head-fi.org/a/describing-sound-a-glossary

post #4038 of 4040
Just as one example, to play Devil's Advocate, some use warmth to describe the Sennheiser type "mid-bass emphasis and softer treble", while some use it for 2nd order tube-style distortion. That's why I always just encourage auditions.
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Check this out ~

http://www.head-fi.org/a/describing-sound-a-glossary

No offence, that's the Mickey Mouse version. This is the real thing:

http://www.stereophile.com//reference/50/#zBOH7ySOdbqcj0Y5.97

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post #4040 of 4040

^ oh yes . . .  much better . . . 

 

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