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So if anybody can help, when i'm listening to a pair of headphones how can i listen and tell what sounds that you can hear at different frequencies. if its possible. I'm just starting in the audiophile life style, i enjoy listening to music, i can tell how vocals, bass, treble, sound. But i want to know how i can listen to every detail in most frequencies without looking at a graph. If it is possible.

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What you are describing will come to you as your experience with different sound signatures/equipments broaden. Some knowledge on the different terms would help to describe the signature/differences you perceive in an accurate manner. 


We(Head-fi) have quite a few concise and interesting articles for fresh audio enthusiasts like yourself.


Since you were talking about identifying and comprehending what you hear, the clickable links below will give you a good start:

1. : Every instrument/source of music produces sound in a broad frequency range. This interactive chart will give you an idea of the FR breakup for different instruments/sources. Read the poster description too. 


2. Frequency Response Of Headphones: Short blurb on the intentional FR difference between live music, speakers and headphones(bonus chart)

3. A Hopefully Helpful Headphone Buying Guide For Newbies : What to consider when buying headphones.

4. Describing Sound : A Glossary : Everything you need to know about describing nuances.

5. A plea to the community lets standardize the way we describe sonic signatures : Great post by Lunatique. Definitely try the Range finder link in his post


Bonus: An Audiophile Workout: Philips Golden Ears Training  Saw this over on I think you will like it. Have fun testing/training yourself :smile:


The best way to learn is to dive into the forums, read old posts and get involved in the discussions. 


Welcome to Head-fi, sorry about your wallet. :beerchug: 

Edited by getclikinagas - 3/16/14 at 1:36am
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