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post #21 of 37
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Originally Posted by Narzon View Post
What didn't you like? The clearer mids? The more accurate bass? The much wider soundstage? I'm genuinely curious.
I guess I just haven't found the mids to be clearer, the soundstage to be wider, or the bass to be more accurate.
Sorry, just one persons subjective opinion I guess.
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post #22 of 37
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Also, sound is full of science. All subjective stuff can be explained via science.
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Scientific fidelity is a downward spiral. It starts to get into infinitive quantitative analysis, far beyond accepted users ability to correlate.
Banter numbers about all you want, but subjective analysis is far more useful in this case.
My 2 cents, as it were.
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post #23 of 37
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I guess I just haven't found the mids to be clearer, the soundstage to be wider, or the bass to be more accurate.
Sorry, just one persons subjective opinion I guess.
Preferences are subjective. Having a wider soundstage is not. The HD555s are better than the Carcharias in virtually every category. They have "more" bass, but even then it's muddy mid-bass.
post #24 of 37
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Originally Posted by Narzon View Post
Preferences are subjective. Having a wider soundstage is not. The HD555s are better than the Carcharias in virtually every category. They have "more" bass, but even then it's muddy mid-bass.
Then be happy with what you have, and let be happy with my choice.
Soundstage IS subjective. I'm sure a lot of numbers back you up, but IT IS DOWN TO THE USER. The USERS ears.
I left an opinion, you left yours.
Neither one of us is "right".
Audio experience is not a game that can somehow be "won".
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post #25 of 37
I have no idea what you're trying to get to with your sound "philosophy", but no, soundstage is not subjective. If one pair of headphones has a larger soundstage than another, then that's it. You can prefer different soundstages, but you can't say everything is up to the listener. Sound waves are sound waves.
post #26 of 37
Proof?
Besides subjective listeners that is.
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post #27 of 37
Wider soundstage = better ability to reproduce all frequencies in audio source. End of story. I'm no audio expert but even I know that.
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post #28 of 37
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Proof?
Besides subjective listeners that is.
Prove to me that you are a human being, and not a computer program intent on arguing the unthinkable.
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post #29 of 37
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Prove to me that you are a human being, and not a computer program intent on arguing the unthinkable.
Prove to me the same.
As I said many times, IT'S SUBJECTIVE.
Even if a number of people of review sites say it has a "larger" soundstage, that doesn't make it so.
I've compared $1000 cans to $100 cans to lower, and I subjectively feel there are differences, but not to average user.
Make of it what you will, but don't tout figures and claim "scientific facts" over something that is only considered good by subjective reviews.
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post #30 of 37
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Prove to me the same.
As I said many times, IT'S SUBJECTIVE.
Even if a number of people of review sites say it has a "larger" soundstage, that doesn't make it so.
I've compared $1000 cans to $100 cans to lower, and I subjectively feel there are differences, but not to average user.
Make of it what you will, but don't tout figures and claim "scientific facts" over something that is only considered good by subjective reviews.
I get what you're saying, but it's like trying to argue that it's subjective that a game looks better at its lowest graphical settings at a terrible resolution than it does maxed out at native res. While it is subjective, it's simply an unreasonable supposition that anyone will find the former preferable.
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