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Monitor Headphones vs EQ'd Headphones
thedisavowed
post Jun 8 2013, 15:46
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Obviously (like with most audio topics) there's probably some subjectivity here but -

I own a pair of AKG K240 studio monitor headphones. I've always liked their sound, and apart from them getting a bit sweaty after prolonged use (3-4 hours) I really have no complaints.

Recently a buddy of mine who's a musician came over and saw I had them and said they were nice headphones for mixing but that if he was just listening to music it wouldn't be his first choice - he'd rather have some EQ'd headphones.

I've seen a similar sentiment on gaming boards in discussions of headphones.

These headphones are well liked among gamers and music people: http://www.amazon.com/Technica-ATH-AD700-O...=I1OLXLGOX6RLWS

Was thinking of trying them just for kicks but I'm curious if anyone here has any insight they can share? I mean I get what he's saying - but wouldn't monitor headphones really be representing how the music is "supposed" to sound? Wouldn't EQ'd headphones be coloring the sound with the sound of the headphones themselves?
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saratoga
post Jun 8 2013, 17:40
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There isn't really a difference between getting headphones that are designed to have a flat response and taking a pair of similar quality headphones and flattening the response with EQ if that is what you're asking. Maybe the EQ'ed ones will be a little flatter if you do the calibration well.
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