How do i know if the sound in my headphones is coloured?

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How do i know if the sound in my headphones is coloured?

Postby MrNiceguy » Sun Jan 15, 2012 10:47 pm

So I got some headphones for christmas but is there a good place to go to find out if the sound is "colored" or not? They kinda look like the "fashonable" kind with like 10 different color options and the pack reads "Fat bass" and "compitable with all iphones"....oh and feel free to imagine me doing quotation marks with my hands like a douche^^

I'll ask them at the store but i dont think they got that kinda knowledge. its kind of a game store

Any way there called AKG K 518 LE

http://reviews.cnet.com/headphones/akg- ... 49077.html
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Re: How do i know if the sound in my headphones is coloured?

Postby izotonik » Sun Jan 15, 2012 11:40 pm

fat bass = bass boost = bass booster... good to use with ipods and stuff.
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Re: How do i know if the sound in my headphones is coloured?

Postby MrNiceguy » Mon Jan 16, 2012 12:38 am

Yeah.. thats wwhat me thinks to.. actually doubt these guys carry studio headphones since theyre a gameshop "spaceworld" lol. maybe ill just invest in some studio headphones and make these my outside phones. some of the studio phones people here are rejoycing over are actually quite reasonable in price..

Oh and "bass boost = bass booster"? wow... :o
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Re: How do i know if the sound in my headphones is coloured?

Postby Rmonik » Mon Jan 16, 2012 10:22 am

Listen to songs you know well, songs you've heared on various systems and headphones, and compare.
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Re: How do i know if the sound in my headphones is coloured?

Postby izotonik » Mon Jan 16, 2012 12:10 pm

MrNiceguy wrote:Oh and "bass boost = bass booster"? wow... :o

it depends on the brand. pioneer bass boost. the sony in-ears with bass booster.. and so on.
they all enhance the bass. not flat response.
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Re: How do i know if the sound in my headphones is coloured?

Postby MrNiceguy » Mon Jan 16, 2012 11:26 pm

Rmonik wrote:Listen to songs you know well, songs you've heared on various systems and headphones, and compare.


Yeah i havent opened them cause i dont know if i can return it then. but yeah flat studio headphones is probably not something they got in any electro store. I'll check with them tomorrow. if they dont have any im thinking of ordering some Sennheiser HD380 Pro headphones cause i heard people recomending them on the forum.

http://www.netonnet.no/art/lyd-og-musik ... 3godilI1cQ

Also its pretty cheap about at about 50 euros

Thoughts?
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Re: How do i know if the sound in my headphones is coloured?

Postby izotonik » Tue Jan 17, 2012 2:02 am

I don't know about that model. on some sennheisers are very closed, no breathing. people have to mod them to get better response.
on some models the driver has a crappy plastic diaphragm which gives a strange sound.
http://assets.head-fi.org/c/cd/cd0d00bb_HD590driver.jpg
http://img189.imageshack.us/img189/1521/06012010117.jpg

quality drivers are like this:
http://cdn.head-fi.org/c/c1/1000x500px- ... small.jpeg
http://cdn.head-fi.org/e/ee/ee6972ac_P7190057.JPG
http://cdn.head-fi.org/1/11/350x263px-L ... river.jpeg

on that range, you might get lucky and get good sound and comfort for the price... or get cheap construction aka disapointment. hear them first.
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Re: How do i know if the sound in my headphones is coloured?

Postby MrNiceguy » Tue Jan 17, 2012 12:24 pm

My bad: math fail that would be 100 euros^^
Im hoping not to spend more than 100-150 euros but i think im going out to the local hi-fi shop today and hear what they have to say.

I can probably get earphones cheaper of the internet but of coarse then i cant listen to them first..
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Re: How do i know if the sound in my headphones is coloured?

Postby izotonik » Tue Jan 17, 2012 2:24 pm

the site says 729! I thought: pricey! :D
test first.

some models are a joke. even the expensive ones.. most of the time people don't know what they are paying for.
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Re: How do i know if the sound in my headphones is coloured?

Postby JannikR » Tue Jan 17, 2012 2:51 pm

If you're buying them to listen to music you don't want a flat response. You want flat when producing.
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