What to look for when buying new headphones

jammio

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"Grell said that very high frequencies above 23,000Hz were a good sign of clearer treble sounds than a headphone with a lower frequency range."


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Johand

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However, if you plan to use your new headphones primarily at a desk or in a studio, bulkier over-ear varieties can deliver better sound quality with noise cancellation.
The number one reason to get the biggest headphones you can when using it at your desk at work is so that people can see you are busy and not to be disturbed. You don't even have to listen to music. In-ear headphones just doesn't send that message effectively.

If I could get a pair of big headphones with a spinning flashing red light on top I would.
 

chrisc

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Go along to The Listening Room in Cape Quarter in Somerset Road in Cape Town. The sounds you hear from their headphones will astound you
 

chrisc

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"Grell said that very high frequencies above 23,000Hz were a good sign of clearer treble sounds than a headphone with a lower frequency range."

wut
Only a dog or cat can hear frequencies that high. If you are under 30, you might make 18KHz but there is so little music information above 12KHz that you don't miss much

Also read: https://www.avforums.co.za/index.php?board=34.0
 

InfidelGastro

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Sound preference is very personal and subjective. You buy whatever is suitable to you. When it comes to sound, try before you buy is the cardinal rule. No exceptions.
 

Trompie67

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The article makes no mention of comfort? That's a bit daft.

They can cost R200 or R20k, if they're not comfortable they're worthless.

Specs all look good on paper, make no difference if you never wear them as they're too uncomfortable.
 
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