Re: [LAU] headphones

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Date: Sunday, July 20, 2008 - 12:32 am

porl sheean wrote:

It took me a while to accept it, but there is no such thing. Have you
seen the response graphs, even for those phones called "accurate"?
Judged by the graph, they are a piece of crap. And who knows, maybe in
50 years, somebody will make phones that are truly "flat" and we will
all go "pffft, AKG K 1000, you miserable pile of junk."

Well, I won't. By then I'll be either near-deaf or totally dead.

Oh, and the flatness is not everything. I've seen very flat IC
amplifiers that sounded harsh and metallic, and not so flat tube amps
that sounded nice and organic. So that's just one parameter among many.

Anyway, the acoustic systems are light-years behind all the other links
in the audio chain. You spend thousands of $$$ on Stax Omega or
Sennheiser Orpheus and they are about as good as the amplifier my
neighbor's kid cobbled up in the garage. Maybe worse, actually. If
somebody's ears don't match what those phones do, they will not sound
very good for that person. And that's all there is to it.

So, just try out a few things and see what works for you. There's a
reason why some people end up owning 2 or 3 very different phones.

--
Florin Andrei

http://florin.myip.org/
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[LAU] headphones, schoappied, (Wed Jul 16, 1:53 pm)
Re: [LAU] headphones, Florin Andrei, (Wed Jul 16, 9:21 pm)
Re: [LAU] headphones, Paul Coccoli, (Thu Jul 17, 11:29 am)
Re: [LAU] headphones, Florin Andrei, (Thu Jul 17, 10:48 pm)
Re: [LAU] headphones, The Other, (Fri Jul 18, 1:11 pm)
Re: [LAU] headphones, Florin Andrei, (Fri Jul 18, 6:08 pm)
Re: [LAU] headphones, Arnold Krille, (Fri Jul 18, 8:38 pm)
Re: [LAU] headphones, Fons Adriaensen, (Fri Jul 18, 9:08 pm)
Re: [LAU] headphones, lynne shorthose, (Sat Jul 19, 5:36 am)
Re: [LAU] headphones, Florin Andrei, (Sat Jul 19, 11:52 pm)
Re: [LAU] headphones, porl sheean, (Sun Jul 20, 12:01 am)
Re: [LAU] headphones, Arnold Krille, (Sun Jul 20, 10:26 am)
Re: [LAU] headphones, Florin Andrei, (Mon Jul 21, 7:56 am)
Re: [LAU] headphones, schoappied, (Tue Jul 22, 9:48 am)
Re: [LAU] headphones, Fons Adriaensen, (Sun Jul 20, 11:21 am)
Re: [LAU] headphones, Florin Andrei, (Sun Jul 20, 12:32 am)
Re: [LAU] headphones, pete shorthose, (Sat Jul 19, 5:38 am)
Re: [LAU] headphones, Florin Andrei, (Wed Jul 16, 8:07 pm)
Re: [LAU] headphones, schoappied, (Thu Jul 17, 8:36 am)
Re: [LAU] headphones, Florin Andrei, (Thu Jul 17, 10:14 pm)
Re: [LAU] headphones, schoappied, (Thu Jul 17, 8:08 am)
Re: [LAU] headphones, Florin Andrei, (Thu Jul 17, 9:56 pm)
Re: [LAU] headphones, c_r, (Thu Jul 17, 3:25 am)
Re: [LAU] headphones, Jeff Sandys, (Wed Jul 16, 6:55 pm)
Re: [LAU] headphones, schoappied, (Thu Jul 17, 2:37 pm)
Re: [LAU] headphones, Mark Knecht, (Thu Jul 17, 3:01 pm)
Re: [LAU] headphones, Florin Andrei, (Thu Jul 17, 9:54 pm)
Re: [LAU] headphones, Mark Knecht, (Thu Jul 17, 10:35 pm)
Re: [LAU] headphones, schoappied, (Fri Jul 18, 9:32 am)
Re: [LAU] headphones, Mark Knecht, (Fri Jul 18, 1:48 pm)
Re: [LAU] headphones, Mark Knecht, (Wed Jul 16, 3:54 pm)
Re: [LAU] headphones, schoappied, (Wed Jul 16, 4:16 pm)
Re: [LAU] headphones, Mark Knecht, (Wed Jul 16, 5:12 pm)
Re: [LAU] headphones, Reuben Martin, (Wed Jul 16, 4:49 pm)
Re: [LAU] headphones, c_r, (Wed Jul 16, 7:35 pm)
Re: [LAU] headphones, Mark Knecht, (Wed Jul 16, 7:57 pm)