Originally Posted by Acix
I'm not sure you even understand what you're posting here.
1. There is no speakers company on the market that will boost the 20-30hz by 3-6 db.
2. This is the most important area for vocals, and very important musical information is stored there. This is why at AKG they balanced this area @ 0 db.
3. Very sensitive area of the human hearing, and this is why at AKG they cut off in this area.
1) Have you ever heard about subwoofers? There is a certain reason why people almost have to use them to get a proper bass response... This is not needed with headphones (those that can actually go deep enough - K702 obviously arent one of those)
2) K702 overemphasize area of 1 - 4 khz. This is their biggest flaw as it's not neutral at all. Vocals are too present, shouty and sibilant (not only vocals). There is a hint of plasticity with x7xx line as well due to the emphasis.
3) Very sensitive and therefore they cut this off, are you kidding me? At first, measurement above 10khz are very unreliable and dependent on exact positioning of the headphone during measuring procedure. At second, I would rather take more neutral HD800 response from 10 to 20 khz than obviously very recessed K702 approach here.
And what's the most important, besides the FR graph - HD800 are much better headphones technically - better detail, more solid soundstaging and imaging and with no hint plasticity or dullness that I hear with x7xx headphones. x7xx headphones have unnatural soundstaging in comparison.
Edited by emertxe - 10/27/13 at 6:25am