FREQUENCY
Mar 1, 2006 at 4:24 AM Thread Starter Post #1 of 3

ziofauri

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a QUESTION...
the playback frequency of a headphone...for ex 5-30000 its better than for ex 15-30000? Or it means that the bass is much more powerfull (not always a good thing) ?
Which should be the best frequency range?
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Mar 1, 2006 at 4:33 AM Post #2 of 3

ilovesocks

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Unfortunately, the frequency ratings for headphones can't be depended on for anything. Those ratings are basically what the headphones can possibly put out at extreme volumes. At a normal volume, you can't hear extremely low and extremely high frequencies. You just have to listen to each headphone for itself. A 5-30000 Hz rating doesn't mean a flat response curve anyway, meaning that a certain frequencies on a certain headphone may be emphasized or recessed. So a headphone with a lower rating will not necessarily have more bass. In general, just ignore frequency response ratings.
 
Mar 1, 2006 at 4:37 AM Post #3 of 3

hekoman

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Frequency response is a useless spec on pretty much all headphones. The human ear can only hear from around 20-20k Hz, so anything more than that is just stuff you can't hear. Also most of the manufacturers seriously inflate the frequency range by using an almost useless range of volume (like + or - 20 dB).

The only thing you can really trust in terms of frequency response is your own ears.
 

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