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Neutral headphone + EQ vs "fun" headphone

post #1 of 8
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I was listening to something I heard on the HD700. I started messing on iTunes with the standard equaliser to get something similar but I wasn't impressed with the results I was getting.

 

So I ran the Shure SRH 1840 threw a high end mastering equaliser. To my surprise, the sound signature transformed from a flat headphone to a very fun sounding headphone, similar to what i was hearing from the HD700. 

 

So what's the point of buying coloured headphones when neutral headphones + good EQ can produce the same sound character? ( It's very hard to go from a coloured headphone to neutral though )


Edited by ubs28 - 9/26/13 at 2:38pm
post #2 of 8

In general I agree--especially if you have only one (good) can.

 

However, there is nothing that sounds like (say) a Grado/Alessandro or an LCD-2 (except maybe a 3).  I don't think you can get that by just playing with EQ settings.  Sound signature is, or at least can be, much more than that.

post #3 of 8
You can only eq to the best of YOUR ability. It depends on how good you eq and how good the headphones are.

If your really good at eq'ing, you'll get that Grado sound.

Colored headphones are for the people who don't have the patience to eq.
post #4 of 8
You can only eq to the best of YOUR ability. It depends on how good you eq and how good the headphones are.

If your really good at eq'ing, you'll get that Grado sound.

Colored headphones are for the people who don't have the patience to eq.
post #5 of 8
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Originally Posted by Trunks159 View Post

You can only eq to the best of YOUR ability. It depends on how good you eq and how good the headphones are.

If your really good at eq'ing, you'll get that Grado sound.

Colored headphones are for the people who don't have the patience to eq.

I don't agree with this.

A slow headphone cannot become fast through EQ'ing. 

You can't ever EQ something like an HD600 to sound like any Grado. It's just impossible because the HD600 is naturally slow, delicate and relaxed. Grados are naturally fast paced and totally in your face.

 

Two different drivers, no matter how good you are at EQ'ing, will still sound different when EQ'd to present identical frequency responses. 

post #6 of 8
Obviously its impossible for it to be exactly like it but can copy it pretty well. Of course the hd600 couldnt do it. The dt880 could do it though.
post #7 of 8
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Originally Posted by Trunks159 View Post

Obviously its impossible for it to be exactly like it but can copy it pretty well. Of course the hd600 couldnt do it. The dt880 could do it though.

This makes more sense. 

post #8 of 8

Yes, things like soundstage, clarity, speed and resolution are not impacted by EQing

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