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No Fatigue, Least Fatigue, Moderate Fatigue, High Fatigue, Extreme Fatigue Headphones

post #1 of 11
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In terms of sound, we can enjoy some headphones for long hours listening sessions but some headphones can tire our ears easily. May I be given the chance to survey your headphones because this might be a contribution for those who will buy new headphones.

 

The headphones will be classified into groups:

Group A - No fatigue. These headphones will never tire your ears but only after a whole day listening session.

Group B - Least fatigue. These headphones will never tire your ears but only after 6 to 8 hours listening session.

Group C - Moderate fatigue. These headphones will tire your ears after 4 to 6 hours listening session.

Group D - High fatigue. These headphones will immediately tire your ears after 2 to 4 hours listening session.

Group E - Extreme fatigue. These headphones will immediately tire your ears from 0 to 2 hours listening session.

 

Please classify your headphones. Thank you.

post #2 of 11

A. HD650

E. dt880

post #3 of 11
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Originally Posted by HiSenn5 View Post
 

A. HD650

E. dt880

 

E . Agree to disagree 

post #4 of 11

A, Nakamichi NK900

E. some crappy headphones I barely use.

post #5 of 11

A. Denon Ah-D600

B. Bose AE2

D. UE 9000

E. Ultrasone Hfi 780

post #6 of 11

Treble boost triggers my tinnitus.  So headphones with a treble spike over the upper midrange are my extreme fatigue-ers.  I call these the "treble island" headphones... where its just open waters with treble floating on top.  FWIW I absolutely LOVE brighter sounding headphones like Grados and the K701.  I am also a very low volume music listener, just loud enough to hear over the central air conditioning vents.

 

The most severe treble islanders I have ever heard were some MB-Quart cans from a few years ago.  The DT880 also can cause fatigue, unless I EQ cut 7-11khz by 3~4 db.  So my list looks like this:

 

A) Just about anything, I can groove just fine given my low volume listening preferences.

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E) DT880

F) MB Quart.  I forget the exact model number but these were their top of the line cans from a few years ago.  Treble was boosted/exaggerated enough to be considered a sonic flaw in my book.

post #7 of 11

A. FSP, T50RP
B. K340 (with tubes only), K501
D. K702
E. SR80i

post #8 of 11

B: K545 (maybe C, haven't listened to them for more than a couple hours at a time yet, but they're more neutral than the other 'phones on this list)

C: M50, DT770

E: MEElectronics S6 (unlistenable without EQing down 5kHz)

post #9 of 11

Does comfort count?

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Does comfort count?

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post #11 of 11

B: AD1000x

C: Alessandro MS2

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