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Poll Results: What are you trying to achieve?

 
  • 53% (43)
    Flat / neutral
  • 5% (4)
    Basshead
  • 5% (4)
    Treble head
  • 16% (13)
    V shaped / fun
  • 20% (16)
    Other, will explain in thread
80 Total Votes  
post #46 of 50
Thread Starter 
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Originally Posted by HeadFi Fanatic View Post

Is that what "other" is? I thought it meant "none of the above"

Other means other, else I would have written "none of the above"

But where is the difference really? smily_headphones1.gifbiggrin.gifbiggrin.gif
post #47 of 50
Neutral.

The trouble is, when most folks say "neutral" they really mean "analytical." That's not neutral. Neutral is actually quite a bit warmer than you'd think.

Ideally, I think I'd take a little bit off the top, soften the highs maybe just a tad to allow for less fatigue during prolonged listening. Otherwise keep it flat, though on the lusher and more organic side of flat - but that has more to do with transients than anything.

If I had to reference headphones, I think the HD650, HD600, and SR-007 (mk1) all kinda hover around the perfect sound signature but don't really get there. HD650 is a bit too loose in the bass, the HD600 doesn't go quite deep enough and can be slightly too sterile, and the SR-007 can be overly polite to the point of being dull, an artifact of upper midrange recession and somewhat soft highs, though with the Blue Hawaii it really wakes up. Of everything I heard, Westone probably does it closest to being right, mostly flat but with slightly softened highs. Of course, when you're talking about IEMs, you need to take fit into account since that will change the perceived sound a lot.
Edited by catscratch - 7/9/13 at 3:44pm
post #48 of 50

I usually like a headphone that's not too warm and has no mid-bass hump. Slightly forward upper mids I do like.

I'm a mid-range addict really and love the mids of the Q701, SR-225i and DJ100. K400 has good mids too. Strangely the HD-600, DT-880 and K550's mids bored me to death.

I used to think I was a semi-treble head but not so much now after realizing I disliked most Beyerdynamic headphones and the 325is. I think my KRKs have too much treble as well.

Q701 has nearly the perfect amount of treble IMO (a little less than the K702 perhaps).

 

So anyway..nothing that would dramatically alter how a song should sound is what I like. Neutral with some mild coloration.

post #49 of 50

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Edited by jibzilla - 6/3/14 at 2:12pm
post #50 of 50
Quote:
Originally Posted by catscratch View Post

Neutral.

The trouble is, when most folks say "neutral" they really mean "analytical." That's not neutral. Neutral is actually quite a bit warmer than you'd think.

Ideally, I think I'd take a little bit off the top, soften the highs maybe just a tad to allow for less fatigue during prolonged listening. Otherwise keep it flat, though on the lusher and more organic side of flat - but that has more to do with transients than anything.

If I had to reference headphones, I think the HD650, HD600, and SR-007 (mk1) all kinda hover around the perfect sound signature but don't really get there. HD650 is a bit too loose in the bass, the HD600 doesn't go quite deep enough and can be slightly too sterile, and the SR-007 can be overly polite to the point of being dull, an artifact of upper midrange recession and somewhat soft highs, though with the Blue Hawaii it really wakes up. Of everything I heard, Westone probably does it closest to being right, mostly flat but with slightly softened highs. Of course, when you're talking about IEMs, you need to take fit into account since that will change the perceived sound a lot.

I think that sums up what I  am aiming for pretty much as well.

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