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Who exactly requested for increased low end frequency response, tweaked midrange and boosted highs?

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Mat86
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Jun 27, 2021
Considering I have to heavily EQ my 800's for added bass, me?
LL80
4
Jan 9, 2022
" true audiophile understands that owning high-quality gear is all about listening to the music as recorded in as a true a manner as possible" You do know that each headphones have a different frequency response right? How do you know which headphones/audio device the audio engineer wanted you to listen to? Check the following websites, maybe I can change your mind: https://audiosciencereview.com/ - a forum for objectivist audiophiles https://www.reddit.com/r/oratory1990/wiki/index/ - a preset to EQ your headphones to the Harman Target. By the way, I'll post my comment anywhere, I couldn't careless what people think about my opinions.
tony_e
0
Feb 21, 2022
Audioscience review is a joke... reminds me of the late Julian Hirsch. All they do is measure, they don't bother to LISTEN. As the guy said, a true audiophile won't use equalizers or tone controls. That's why there are many headphones around... buy the one that suits your listening biases and don't introduce additional distortion or noise. That's why most audiophiles, the ones I know and me, have several headphones/IEMs around... as well as several DACs, etc... I do disagree that audiophiles don't listen to PCs, though. There are many modern DACs that can be driven successfully over a USB connection. Even a lowly Android device can drive a good DAC and a good set of headphones. Heck, I use one such set up to drive Tidal HiFi into the AUX input of my main system's tube preamp. Sure, the DAC cost$$$$ but it sounds awesome!
dm94aq7
0
May 25, 2021
Check out the ASR review of the HD800S, they're missing energy below 100hz and missing some energy at 1-5khz. It looks like the HD 8XX will still need a little EQ to bring them to the Harman target response curve, but they do look a little better than the HD800S. I'm not sure how much you can take away from the "highs" changing in the HD 8XX, that part of the frequency response is usually hard to measure due to lots of audio reflections
Evshrug
2738
Jul 20, 2021
Yes, audio reflections in the human/measurement ear, plus a masking effect when multiple tones are being played simultaneously. Actual musical performance isn’t well reflected by frequency response graphs, but it is one of the easiest measurements that can be taken by reviewers.
Evshrug
2738
Mar 3, 2021
Many many people wanted more bass, and to do that without a masking effect and less perceived detail, the whole frequency response needs to be reconsidered.
CasioPSX
136
Feb 24, 2021
me
Claiborne
2
Dec 5, 2021
LOL... Well said.
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