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    Best sub-$250 headphones with neutral sound signature?

    In the last 24 hours, I've gone from having no (decent) working HPs, to now having two Beyerdynamic DT-770's. An 80 ohm and a 250 ohm. After doing quite a bit of digging around I was able to find some used demo units of both at a store near me, that was willing to sell them. So I took them both...
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    Best sub-$250 headphones with neutral sound signature?

    Thank you for the opinions on these, chillysalsa. I am working on a difference plot of the M30x as well. And for a couple other HPs, including the Bose 700, Senn HD 600, Senn HD 650, and maybe also the Senn HD 58x and Senn HD 660S. Some of these are a little out of my price bracket, but I'm...
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    What's the most overrated can?

    Some interesting suggestions, easo91. Thank you. Perhaps not coincidentally, I also have a compensated graph of the Sony MDR-7506... And also a comparison plot of the AT M50x, Sony MDR-7506, and a couple other popular closed studio HPs in a similar price-range... I don't have a graph of...
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    What Are You Listening To Right Now? -New thread, new rules. Please read them.

    On the brighter side.
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    Pop-folk / Chalga & Other Balkan Music

    "Tarikat" by Aria & Diona. Mature content. And on the brighter side.
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    Random Thoughts (Headphone/Earphone Related)

    Being stumped is part of the enjoyment for me. :) Being broke most of the time also helps. :L3000: 🏄‍♀️
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    Random Thoughts (Headphone/Earphone Related)

    Well, I'm still a bit stumped as to how you would describe the subjectively-perceived differences in sound quality, coloration, FR, etc. between different headphones if not through the use of timbral or tonal descriptions. (??) What other alternative is there? Sounds pretty good...
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    Random Thoughts (Headphone/Earphone Related)

    If you agree with the above, that timbre or tone is solely a property of an instrument, or headphone, or speaker's sound, then it would not be correct to say that one headphone is brighter, darker, warmer or cooler than some other headphone. To be totally correct, you would have to say that one...
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    Random Thoughts (Headphone/Earphone Related)

    Thank you for posting this, 1TrickPony. So, just for grins and giggles, let me take the other side of the argument and try to explain what I think could potentially be wrong with the definitions you posted above, from backdrifter's standpoint. "Each sound wave has a characteristic shape, which...
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    Random Thoughts (Headphone/Earphone Related)

    I'm still tryin to understand some of the distinctions you're drawing, backdrifter. If I were to put what's posted above into sort of a nutshell though, it seems as though you and some others here believe that timbre, in the more classical or technical sense, applies mostly or solely to the...
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    Help re different methods of driving and EQ-ing headphones?

    I think I'm gettin fairly close to a decision at this point. Still not sure exactly what it is though. :) One problem is that the stores keep runnin out of some of the items I'm most interested in, esp. the HPs. I am also looking outside of GC and BB now at other options. Thank you again for...
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    What Are You Listening To Right Now? -New thread, new rules. Please read them.

    Chalga. Watch vol on some of these and/or give you ears a rest between them... "Tarikat" by Aria & Diona. Mature content. "Mrun Mrun" by Kristiana. Mature content. "Momicheto" by Liyana. "Haram" by Djenan. Mature content. "Vsichki Na Kraka" by Lidia. "Otivash Si 2020" by Emilia & Toni...
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    Random Thoughts (Headphone/Earphone Related)

    Not sure exactly what you're referring to here, 1TrickPony. Maybe it's still too early though? :) Nice nic btw. :thumbsup:
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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)

    Do microphones have a timbre? If so, then I may need to expand my definition of the term to include sound recording/capturing devices as well as sound-producing devices.
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    Random Thoughts (Headphone/Earphone Related)

    Timbre to me = the sum of the resonant and/or harmonic characteristics of a sound source. It can be applicable to any acoustic source, including headphones and loudspeakers. Different headphones can have very different timbral or tonal qualities. Oxford Languages (OUP) describes it as: 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

    But why does there need to be a "type" or types in the first place though, Sefelt103? I suppose that's my real question.
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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

    I was mostly bein rhetorical, Sefelt103. But thank you for the clarification. :)
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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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