I wonder, if there are some readily available FB2K equalizer presets for some popular headphones like HD650 to make them completely neutral... That's not what I'm really looking for, but curious. And if not, then how do you start correcting that without having some complex FR measurement tools? I don't believe it's possible using your ears alone.
How is "tube sound" even audible in modern headphone amps? - Page 16
What sounds best to the individual listener is all that really should matter when it comes to home audio.
I don't. I only listen to (well made) vinyl rips because generally vinyl masters are much higher quality, than CD (less loud/compressed).
I would buy myself a turntable out of nostalgia, though...
Edited by madwolfa - 6/30/14 at 8:49pm
Even if ripped, it still has to go through the RIAA EQ.
I know, that's why CD is a superior media (among other reasons), but poor mastering is giving a ton of bad press.
Vinyl rips are "better than nothing" compromise for me.
This single statement can be the difinitive concluding post here.
It would be definitive in a forum thread other than "Sound Science". This one sounds like a better candidate:
Bigshot has stated he has never heard a good high-end tube headphone amp. Thus we have the over all problem with Head-Fi at the present time.
Edited by Redcarmoose - 6/30/14 at 10:01pm
I should have worded that differently, as he stated that he had not had the opportunity to hear a high end tube amp. And I myself am in the same boat. I have gone to meets and heard the Beta22 and other high end solid state amps but have not heard as many that even cover 5 % of amps for sale. Still I have heard a couple tube amps that I love. I also always stated this is my posts here. Bigshot believes that the distortion may not in the realm of human hearing being so low in both high end SS and high end tube. I think that there is still a distortion in tubes and I like it.
Edited by Redcarmoose - 6/30/14 at 10:15pm
I believe in what my ears tell me. At the same time frequency graphs and measuring equipment along with scientific conclusions allow the non-scientist to see facts when facts are present.
Even if many of us would admit to preferring a messed up colored and distorted sound signature at least we have science to show us what a flat response and non distorted signal is.
Edited by Redcarmoose - 6/30/14 at 10:31pm
Seriously though can you show me any science at all in this thread? I don't see anything like my science texts in school. There is not one graph. The link to the one blind test has been removed. All and all it's very close to the BS you hear at a bar.
Mind you I'm maybe the number one poster on this thread.