Um im not sure what big shot is talking about but if u drop 5 db in the 14k + range i can totally hear the difference. Im not saying the song is very different but I can hear a definite cliff at the high frequencies. It also effects ALL IEM(since iems don't normally extend that far) im sure a significant roll off at 12.5k is a very big deal... especially at this price
Bigshot is decribing the range that a headphone should only play, only musical instruments, not a real scenario where all sound comes into play.
When we listen to a live performance, much more than just the instrument is involved. ..
The whole ambient atmosphere of the place is there and that includes from lowest rumble to highest air.
I would never call anything in or over the "top octave" as noise.
I would call it "air"
Edited by Maxx134 - 4/23/14 at 9:50pm