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  1. jack black

    Frequency response graph can be very misleading to say the least

    Update: Amazon refunded me money and I reordered KSC75. Paid $13 and got the real thing this time. Used Vollenweider music again and Koss' deep bass is much worse compared to Sony V6, but high treble is noticeable better. I use these tracks for testing bass and treble, respectively...
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    Sony MDR-V6 for studio use and casual listening?

    Quote:   I have no problems with ipod powering these. V6 are very sensitive phones (107 dB).   Not sure of the "PC beware" part.   They are fantastic for electronic music and drums IMHO, but also good for general listening. Disclamer: I'm not audiphile or snob.    
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    "the vinyl has been replaced by the CD, largely inferior in quality"

    As it has been mentioned above, this thread is a waste of time, save for the entertainment value.   It's not like LP (or tube amps) were outlawed. The market fills in the needs for LPs, and one is free to use them if one can hear the difference and/or likes the esthetics of analog disk.  ...
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    "the vinyl has been replaced by the CD, largely inferior in quality"

      Quote: I'm sure they will be if there a market for those.   Apparently there is a market for $500 speaker cables too.
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    Headphone impedance

    I'm not sure impedience is the only story. There is a nice comparison between MDR-V6 and HD280pro, and while HD280pro is a better headphone, V6 sounded much better on iPod due to it's high sensitivity, low power requirement, and intrinsingly strong bass...
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    Comments on my Audiogram (test)

    What is your age? That would make all the difference.
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    "the vinyl has been replaced by the CD, largely inferior in quality"

    Quote: Not really. MP3 at a decent bitrate are indistinguishible from CD: http://wiki.hydrogenaudio.org/index.php?title=Transparency   Yet, they offer very easy storage compared to PCM. Thus, they are better for consumers. This is why they take over.  
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    "the vinyl has been replaced by the CD, largely inferior in quality"

    Is CDs were so inferior, why they took over then? I had a vinyl collection at late 70's/early 80's and I hated the hiss and cracks from dust. I always felt trebles sounded unnatural in CDs, but it was a lesser evil.
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    Misconception of "neutral / accurate"

    Quote: Did you actually read one of the comments?     Quote:   To me it sounds like the AR's work was not just a commercial gimmick and Dr Olive has a personal bias against these things. I do agree, there should be more science involved.
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    Misconception of "neutral / accurate"

    I remember reading once that one ultimate test for a high end audio would be playing a very high quality source of sound (lets say a recording of a person speaking or singing) and producing a perfect illusion of actual person speaking or singing without any distortions giving away a clue about...
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    Frequency response graph can be very misleading to say the least

    Good point. This shows how I'm not an expert in this. I pulled my radioshack meter and the levels were 4 dB off at 1kHz. Makes sense as Sony is more sensitive. I boosted the tone in Koss and the range I can hear now went to 30-16000 Hz. But there is still a huge deficit in the strength of bass...
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    Frequency response graph can be very misleading to say the least

    Interesting update: I used Audacity to generate test tones. I could hear them on Sony 25-17000 Hz and 35-15500 Hz on Koss at a very modest loudness level. Thus, I conclude that headphone.com FR graphs are useless for comparing both the low end and high end. Also the midrange is f-ed up as...
  13. jack black

    Panasonic EAH-500

    I guess the thread was too old to revive? Oh, well.
  14. jack black

    Quick multiple choice poll: Which factors do *you* think make an audible difference?

    You must be kidding me! You listed all possible fluff that makes no or little difference and omitted the only items that really matter: speakers or headphones.
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    Frequency response graph can be very misleading to say the least

    I use Volenweider's music from White Winds album for testing. The Trilogy track has a very deep gong sound that the Sony reproduces flawlessly with a punch unmatched by my big subwoofer from my main setup. 20 Hz or so would be my guess. This sound totally sold me to the Sonys when I auditioned...
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    Frequency response graph can be very misleading to say the least

    I checked my Sony MDR-V6 response graph on headphone.com and I rather liked what I saw.   But then I compared to headphone.com's first choice, Koss KSC-75, only $20. I was stunned how such a cheap headphone could deliver so much, especially in the bass department. I picked it up under $10...
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