Which physical parameters should a true_high-end stereo headphone have? Transducer type (driver), cables, jack, driver positioning (impossible to answer) etc.
Neodymium is not a full answer, driver's have membrane also at least.
My choices ATM:
[fan of 5.1 because of FLAC 5.1 music] Roccat Kave 5.1
Beyerdynamic DT 770 Pro (I also thought of audio-technica, hifiman and sony)
1. Neodymium with a non-cellulose membrane
2. Taking in count value: Dynamic drivers for bass impact (bass-heavy music) OR Balanced armature drivers (cheap "armature": AKG Q350 - recommending) for classic/rock.
3. Flat impedance response (Low/high-impedance frequencies are harder to EQ-fix)
4. Silver (as bigger diameter as possible) cables for perfect sound transmition (lowest resistance thus theoretically signal flawless transmition).
5. Silver jack (the lowest resistance possible).
[copper shall be still ok]
6. Dynamic driver proper suspension. (I suppose armature drivers would satisfy my basshead needs, the point why armature is only IEM is that the driver should localized AS NEAR to the ear in order the audiophile to feel "consistent bass")
7. Good driver suspension peases. - ?
8. Proper spider. - ?
9. Adhesion process - it must be built GOOD!
The driver includes suspension pieces that will make just as much of an impact as the diaphragm itself. Surround, spider, even the adhesion process used will have some effect. There is also structure of the motor. There is essentially an endless amount of ways to design a magnetic motor. Unfortunately I couldn't tell you which one of these configurations would be best, and I don't think anybody else could either. Every driver construction will have its pros and cons, and eventually it will come down to preference for the signature produced. If there were a correct way, everybody would be doing it.
precisely, a balanced armature is only technically better because its more able to reduce distortion and so on, but that isnt saying a company couldnt hone a dynamic driver to sound brilliant, it just takes more work to hone a dynamic driver because its naturally not as quick
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Edited by MygpuK - 11/18/13 at 9:59pm