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    Random Thoughts (Headphone/Earphone Related)

    Not sure exactly what you're referring to here, 1TrickPony. Maybe it's still to early though? :) Nice nic btw. :thumbsup:
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    Random Thoughts (Headphone/Earphone Related)

    If you're talking specifically about the headphone's abilities to accurately reproduce the sound or timbral qualities of different instruments, that would be something different than just generalized "timbre" or "tone" imo. You're getting more into the realm of the headphone's fidelity there...
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    Pop-folk / Chalga & Other Balkan Music

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    Random Thoughts (Headphone/Earphone Related)

    Horse not quite finished yet. :wink: I'm quoting now directly from the link you posted above from The Psychology of Music: "Chapter 17 is devoted entirely to illustrations of the timbre of band and orchestral instruments (yadda-yadda-yadda*)..." The (clear imo) implication being that...
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    Random Thoughts (Headphone/Earphone Related)

    An illustration of the timbral differences between 5 different closed-back circumaural headphones (recently posted here). From top to bottom, these are the Beyerdynamic DT-770, AudioTechnica M50x, Sony MDR-7506, Sennheiser HD 280 Pro, and AKG K371. Tonally, these are all fairly well-balanced...
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    Random Thoughts (Headphone/Earphone Related)

    If we cannot talk about the timbre or tonal quality of a pair of headphones or loudspeakers, then I guess we also can't talk about their pitch or loudness either. Because they aren't "true" sound sources by your definition. :) Seems a bit silly imo. What distinguishes one quality from the...
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    What's the headphones that makes you miss speakers the least?

    Interesting question. Generally speaking, I think a good pair of open headphones are a little better at fooling your ears into believing that you're listening to either a live performance or a pair of speakers in a room. Closed headphones with well-balanced drivers are better at simulating the...
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    My definition of an audiophile

    I suppose I just get a little concerned when I hear people talk about "classifying" or sorting human beings into one type or category or another... like a scientist would do with different species of birds, insects, plants or reptiles. :) It feels slightly dehumanizing. Like we're all just...
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    My definition of an audiophile

    This makes waaay too much sense, baskingshark. Pleez stop already! :)
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    My definition of an audiophile

    They don't have to be mutually exclusive, dmdm. You can do both! In addition to separating folks into a couple convenient little boxes, I think I'd also disagree with the OP's contention that most in this hobby like to use EQ to "distort", rather than to correct or compensate. I supposed it's a...
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    My definition of an audiophile

    Where does the audio enthusiast fit into this equation? Also, where does the dude who just likes listening to his music on nice-sounding gear fit in? (The 2nd one is me btw. :) )
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    Best sub-$250 headphones with neutral sound signature?

    Difference between the Sony MDR-7506 and the average of 19 neutral-ish HP measurements. Haven't listened to these recently, so can't really comment in depth on the sound. But they appear to be on the smiley side. So likely better for lower volume listening. HF detail is noticeably reduced above...
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    What's the most overrated can?

    Some interesting ideas, llysender. Thank you. The AudioTechnica R70x looks like it could potentially be a good alternative. I would probably have to pass though on the Shure 1440 based on Tyll's plot. As it looks quite strident in the upper midrange, and not as well extended in the bass as some...
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    What's the most overrated can?

    That's fair, ScornDefeat. But it still doesn't really answer my question. Maybe there is no answer? :) I was just reading some old Head-Fi threads from 2001 back when this forum originally began, and they were recommending pretty much the same at that time. Apparently nothing has changed in...
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    What's the most overrated can?

    I appreciate the input, bagwell359. Fwiw, I don't buy used. And $500 is well outside of my price bracket. So suggestions along those lines would be less helpful to me. They might help someone else though. My question still stands though (for anyone who cares to try answering it). What is...
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