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Can someone give me examples of headphones with extended flat base response?

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Can someone give me examples of headphones with extended flat base response?


Hello - a person here on these forms who I consider an expert told me you can't equalize for base that just isn't there. And looking for headphones that you only intend to use equalized is then indeed different than looking for headphones which sometimes may not be equalized. Consequently I would very very much like examples of headphones with extended base.


Economical examples of extended base would be good to, but any would be good to edify me as to recognize headphones of this nature. So please help me out here.

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Look to orthos (planars) like the HE-500 or HE-400.  The 400's are being closed out at $299, which may or may not qualify as economical for you.

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Yes the HE400 is a good example. You can see bass rolloff visually if you go to a headphone measurement site like headhone.com or innerfidelity and look at the frequency reaponse charts for headphones. Few if any headphones exhibit no rolloff at all (visible as the left end of the curve dipping down to the lower left corner) but the HE400 appears to be one. The other desirable property to look for is low distortion in the bass (shown as the curve NOT spiking up to the upper left in the distortion vs frequency graph)

Of course, bass extension and quality is just one of several things to look out for in a headphone...
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not a thing


Edited by bbmiller - 2/13/14 at 8:12am
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Originally Posted by Joe Bloggs View Post

Yes the HE400 is a good example. You can see bass rolloff visually if you go to a headphone measurement site like headhone.com or innerfidelity and look at the frequency reaponse charts for headphones. Few if any headphones exhibit no rolloff at all (visible as the left end of the curve dipping down to the lower left corner) but the HE400 appears to be one. The other desirable property to look for is low distortion in the bass (shown as the curve NOT spiking up to the upper left in the distortion vs frequency graph)

Of course, bass extension and quality is just one of several things to look out for in a headphone...

distortion vs frequency graph - works better as a Google search without VS abbreviated as "distortion versus frequency graph" headphones


Edited by bbmiller - 2/13/14 at 7:37am
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