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How do you perceive soundstage?

post #1 of 7
Thread Starter 
As above. I know it's meant to be being able to detect where certain instruments are, i can't seem to tell a difference? Like i can't tell the difference between wide soundstage and a narrow one. Isn't it just a matter of volume(which instrument sounds louder or softer?) I tried the Golden Ears challenge and could never get past the spaciousness section..

Any tips? Or is it just me haha
post #2 of 7

Get this and listen :

http://www.amazon.com/Cheskys-Sensational-Fantastic-Simply-Amazing/dp/B008FVZHCW/ref=sr_1_sc_2?s=music&ie=UTF8&qid=1403791859&sr=1-2-spell&keywords=Cheskyu+records

 

If you can't detect the sound stage effects or are unable to hear the different positions of the sound sources, then either your ears and internal audio processing is in trouble or your equipment is crappy. I hope it just the latter.

 

And welcome to Head-Fi !


Edited by icebear - 6/26/14 at 7:16am
post #3 of 7
Thread Starter 
Thanks icebear. But is there any other alternative?
I run a w4r with a dx90 so i'm certain it's not equipment.. Jeez i hope it's not my ears..
I can only perceive soundstage some sort of soundstage from tracks like Time or On the Run by pink floyd..
post #4 of 7
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Originally Posted by lovelydinner View Post

Thanks icebear. But is there any other alternative?

yes, of course there is - poor recording :D  - alternative to your problem that is.

Alternative to the Chesky CD : Get some classical music of e.g the Mercury Living Presence series.

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Originally Posted by icebear View Post

yes, of course there is - poor recording biggrin.gif   - alternative to your problem that is.
Alternative to the Chesky CD : Get some classical music of e.g the Mercury Living Presence series.
not everyone really can listen to classical all the time lol. I suggest trying rocky mountain way by Joe Walsh... I'm guessing that's more in line with your musical preferences @lovelydinner and that song has some crazy soundstage.
post #6 of 7
If one driver is out of phase, soundstaging will go to crap. I've read the HE cans have been found to have this issue. There are many sample tests confirming phasing.
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Originally Posted by Happy Camper View Post

If one driver is out of phase, soundstaging will go to crap. I've read the HE cans have been found to have this issue. There are many sample tests confirming phasing.

Absolutely, correct phase is essential to be able to locate a sound source - so test CD it will be I guess.

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