Lackey, Second Order…..for now.
- Jan 3, 2021
Yeah, I don’t mean to say that the headset doesn’t have problems. I was more focused on the point of highlighting how important low distortion can be in the decision process if you intend to apply eq. So, my overall impression is mediocre because of the terrible natural FR and price point. So, I think we agree more than not. That is one horrible FR curve. And I agree 100% with you about the Bass region being more important and most power demanding region. I got caught up in the very low distortion point and neglected to address the problem’s/shortcomings of this particular model.This is very true, low distortion is paramount.
However, since most of sound energy is in the lowest frequencies, the area where most of the distortion also resides, A bass anaemic transducer, would invite distortion after EQing, and given the fact that one also needs to use a preamp cut across the audio band, means one will need more gain from one's amp too.
I would say, a low distortion transducer, with enough bass output, makes ideal.
Remember, in real music, past a few hundred hertz, levels are down by many dBs, naturally!
So boosting this bandwidth by few dBs will not require any preamp cut.
In essence, with such a transducer, you can EQ all you like, and pay no price!
No distortion, no gain loss either.
Hence, why I modded my LCD-XC to boost the low bass acoustically. EQing the rest is a doddle.