How is that different from the paper I presented at the HBK Seminar? I essentially took measurements of headphones that had been evaluated subjectively and measured on the GRAS45CA MOD (which you call JBL Modified) and measured the same headphones on a B&K 5128 to derive a target curve for that fixture. What would you do differently?
I can give you my opinion on that, if you want it (in private if you prefer, though I think others' feedback on this could also be quiet helpful). I don't think you'll like it though.
Many thanks for this, Robbo!
I don't have a spreadsheet reader available at the moment. But will try to give this a look when I can.
Not to seem shrill... but there is really nobody who has an HE-1 Orpheus or is even interested in temporarily obtaining one in a professional capacity other than the paid or "sponsored" reviewers? The only real evidence that I can find of anyone owning one is a dealer claiming to be selling his personal unit in Australia, and a few random comments about how somebody knows some ultra-rich people in China who own a couple between them. Has nobody gone so far as to make an inquiry into a purchase? To obtain the very best in technology in any particular field is often not really possible, but here it seems doable, yet maybe that is just a mirage. It's just funny to me as someone from a visual background, you cannot feasibly get the best in display technology unless you are worth hundreds of millions or represent purchasing power of about as much, yet the best in audio reproduction can be had for the price of a used car.
A decent 65" LG OLED with close to the highest static contrast ratio in the home video market can be had for around 4 or 5 grand. Maybe you're referring to the higher end projectors though.
For the Harman work, "accuracy" is in reference to people's perception of the sound as being "accurate" or "uncoloured" as best as I understand it (@Sean Olive, your thoughts?), related to the long-running theme of "closing the circle of confusion". It's not accuracy in the sense of being accurate to an acoustic event - because, in part, there is no original acoustic event - but rather matching people's expectations of subjective timbre.
I think the latter is probably how quite a few audiophiles look at it though, Mad_Economist. Not that I'd really agree on that.