- Jul 20, 2013
Already having an accurate/flat/detailed headphone, it would make more sense to use signal processing (equalization, crossfeed, etc., even reverb to simulate room acoustics) to alter the sound for bad recordings, rather than to buy several headphones. Of course, if one only has bad recordings, then the high quality headphone might be wasted.
Yes, but it takes som skill with the computer, and some knowledge with the different softwares to make it good I suppose.
Sometimes its easyer just to have a main headphone for good recordings, and one with a rugged square wave response and phase problems on 30 hz giving an overemphasized bass for the lesser good recordings.
Having a good headphone for all genres is probably hard. The same goes for equalising and crossfeed the different settings to make the high quality headphone ideal.
I generally dont like to fight against the natural construction of a set of headphones. Either with using tube amps, EQ, mechanical modifications or crossfeed. In my expirience the headphones sound best to a wider spectrum of recordings when they are driven by a neutral amplifier with close to 0ohm output impedance. It is a harder load on the diaphragm when manipulated with EQ or coloured amps, and the diaphragm is usually worked a little harder than it may have been constructed for. Potentially giving the headphones a shorter lifespan.