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What headphones to get?

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  1. cel4145
    Someone just posted a detailed review of the HP150: http://www.head-fi.org/products/soundmagic-hp150-premium-full-size-folding-headphones-black/reviews/11381

    Sorry. I have not heard the PSB. And I have only briefly listened to the B&W.
     
  2. nuraman00
     
    Reading this right now.
     
    What audio source do you use yours with?  Any other equipment involved?
     
  3. nuraman00
    From the article:
     
     
    What's a v-shaped mid?
     
  4. nuraman00
    From the article:
     
     
    What's the difference between balanced and neutral?
     
  5. nuraman00
    Nice article and pics.  Thanks for the post.
     
  6. cel4145
    These glossaries may help:
    http://www.head-fi.org/a/describing-sound-a-glossary
    http://www.head-fi.org/a/glossary-of-terms
     
    Madhur Shankar likes this.
  7. nuraman00
     
    Thanks, I understand v-shaped now.
     
  8. nuraman00
     
     
    After reading the glossary, from the way this article is using the term balanced, are they really referring to impedance?
     
    If not, then the way the sentence is written, what's the difference between balanced and neutral?
     
  9. cel4145
    Balanced and neutral in this instance refer to the sound. Somewhere in the HP150 thread in the last few days, he and I already talked about what he means by balanced: http://www.head-fi.org/t/727164/soundmagic-hp150-impressions-thread :)
     
  10. nuraman00
     
    I just read the posts between you,twister6, and Skyfall.
     
    Tell me if this is correct.
     
    Neutral:  Does not alter the signal.  Doesn't add its own enhancements or recession of a tone.
     
    Balanced:  Whether the lows, mids, and highs are at the same prominence.
     
     
    So, something can be neutral, and balanced.
     
    Something can be colored (not neutral), but that could still make it balanced.  Lows, mids, or highs can be altered to make it balanced.
     
    Something can be neutral, and unbalanced.  Some of the tones can be more prominent than others, depending on how it was recorded.
     
    Something can be colored, and unbalanced.  Perhaps recessing or enhancing a tone made certain tones more prominent than the other.
     
  11. H T T
    Reading your OP, I think any of Dragonzeanse's recommendations would be very suitable and "affordable" replacements for your V6.
     
  12. cel4145
    The meaning of balanced is kind of fuzzy. A neutral headphone should reflect a measured linear frequency response which means that the lows, mids, and highs have similar prominence in terms of frequency response. Balanced may mean that to some people. See jokerl's description of different signatures in this buying guide: http://theheadphonelist.com/earphone-buyers-guide/ But because balanced is how it sounds to someone tonally, it is often used more subjectively in relative ways. For instance, a lot of people will describe a neutral phone as bass light and then say a headphone with more bass sounds more balanced to them.

    So I personally don't find the term balanced very useful unless someone defines what it means to them for you.
     
  13. nuraman00

    Thanks.
     
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