On Thu, Jul 17, 2008 at 2:54 PM, Florin Andrei wrote:
In my mind you want the response flat to a bit emphasized in the bass
region. There are really two things operating here:
1) Fletcher-Munson tends to drop the bass if you're not listening loudly.
2) Most people have never used a sound pressure meter to determine
what volume to listen safely.
3) Even if they have it's difficult when using headphones without
4) Over time folks tend to listen at lower levels if they are going to
protect their hearing.
5) All of that adds up to less bass when listening
6) To practice bass get a headphone with some extra emphasis in the
bass areas, keep the volume down and enjoy.
That's a possibility also.
Please note that for the record I don't know what headphones are
accurate. I own AKG's, Sony's & Sennheiser's. I've never owned Grade
or Beyer Dynamics but would like to get a set on day. Comparatively
the Sony's have more bass so it seems a good match for his task. I
think lots of rock bass players (Squire, McCartney, Rutherford, Lake)
sound good in these headphones whereas the other headphones they don't
stand out as much.