- May 3, 2017
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Thanks. Those headphones are long gone, and I don't remember how far down they went, but for the purpose I bought them (audio recording monitoring) it didn't matter too much. I just recall that when I tried them with music, I immediately thought, "Yuck!"A flat response reference speaker (or headphone) should have extended bass, meaning that it's capable of accurately reproducing bass down to let's say at least 30hz but ideally down to even 20hz, at least with some response. The thing to keep in mind is that deep bass is felt more than heard. I do personally prefer a flat or reference style headphone myself even though I listed to a wide range of music. It's kind of an acquired taste, I guess, because as you said the midrange is relatively more pronounced than what most people are accustomed to.
I've only ever listened to one pair of audio technica headphones and did not care for them. It may be that the model you tried were just not good. Or it may be that you prefer more of a V shaped response profile where the bass and treble are tuned to have more presence than they otherwise would in a flat response speaker. Theres absolutely nothing wrong with that. Listen to what you enjoy not what others tell you that you should like (kind of like wine).
I've gone from mainly listening to pop, and moved on to jazz, new age classical, and classical (yeah... getting old) but I think I still prefer a shallow V.
Anyway, now back to your regularly scheduled programming.
I have laid off on new purchases for a while, so haven't been posting too many photos.
But just to share some shoe p0rn, I wore these Florsheim by John McHales yesterday. My first pair of LWBs and still one of my favorites. Have a great weekend ahead!