Originally Posted by cel4145
That's the first time I've heard that description of warmth. Decay is not a warm or cool thing. It's a clarity and accuracy thing. You could have a speaker with a cold signature that has poor decay, and a speaker with a warm tone that has good decay.
Good point, I should mention then, I associate excessive decay in the low mids and bass as "warm" as the well extra decay just leaves too bass or low mids for my tastes. Currawong also descibed the Audio GD amps as "dark" other said they where warm, but I feel Curra was correct in calling them "dark" the frequancy response of the amp is not tilted downward at all, it's very balanced, but rather the... lack of warmth or excessive bass and low mids, or rather the removal of what Curra calls the "veil" of which I find any "warm" headphones to have, the removal of that veil is often heard as "dark" ppl mistake the clarity for a downward tilt in freq response
"Also excessive bass or mid bass"
Yea I don't like warm
so again, with regards to warm. Warm makes me think of extra bass, low frequancy Decay and warmth. And for the Record, the HE 400 with Pleathers and the Mad Dog where some of the WARMEST cans I've heard... and I did not enjoy either of them to well. But both do have any "excessive" decay from the drivers, rather I think it's resonnace with the pads that leads to the idea or the preception of extra decay
decay as we know is the exiting noise of sound, or the fade out. If there is resonnance with the ePads it will cause the sound to linger, which is in turn heard by my ears as excessive decay. The w1000x had a LOT of this in it's stock pads and stock driver houseings
So with that said, I stand by my idea of warm. "extra bass" and often times extra low mid and bass resonnance or decay or the mid "veil"
On the note of warm, my oDac was warmer than I thought :O as was my Matrix M Stage! Although I suppose I like a dark and cold sound [kind of ironic though, dark a focus on lows and bass, cold lacking warmth [or lows and bass] xD lawl what an oxymoron Dark Cold Sound, either way. I don't like warm cans, and I do not feel they are as clear or as... lively as colder brighter headphones. Although there is a fine line imo, between lean and delicate and thin, as I've mentioned before
Still thanks for the link. I guess I just descirbe warm more with what I feel Causes the warmth, than what the effect of said causes.