• NathA
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    4 months ago

    Choice recommends the Sennheiser HD range (HD 300, HD560S & HD 599). The 560S won out with quality of sound and bang-for-buck.

    Their Headphones study actually surprised me, I rock a pair of Jabra Elite Active 3’s as my daily, and Choice really hated the sound quality. I’m obviously no audiophile, as I love my Jabras. They also didn’t love the Sony wh-1000xm range, which was the biggest surprise as they’re by far the most popular headphones I see among my colleagues.

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      4 months ago

      Thanks for the info. Lol I am defn not audiophile so maybe your collegues and your preferences suit me more.

      One thing I read in forums is that each headphone has different profile (not sure if its the right word) so it really depends on the personal taste. But hopefully these reviews help me narrow down a few so I can find a store to try them out.

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        Profile is the right word, also response curve. If you can find one, try to look for a waterfall graph of “frequency, intensity, decay” to get a better idea of what to expect.

        Studio headphones, or ones that you can most easily adjust the response with some EQ, have the flattest response curve and the shortest decay.

        There is also transient response like with any electric circuit, but I haven’t seen anyone do a full analysis for headphones.

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          4 months ago

          Thanks for these terms. One problem with google is how they always end up with big name domains and they basically use the same terms. And I need these terms you used so I can search in more depth. Thanks again.