- Mar 29, 2021
This relates back to the theory that our brain corrects for idiosyncrasies in FR ears detect to make it sound like it "should" I take it, and the fallability of our audio memory If I understand you correctly? That makes sense. Wouldn't then a listening protocol that goes "listen to reference device, switch to the new device, look at measurements" make more sense?@amirm , good point when you say "Lesson for people who say: "listen before you measure." If I had done that, I would have told you that it sounded fine! The truth come out in AB testing against equalized response which required measurements.". I've found that to be the case too, where I've switched to another headphone or EQ and thought yes this is definitely better - it's amazing what kind of crazy frequency responses your ears can get used to in headphones, but quickly AB'ing highlights where improvements can be made, especially if that AB'ing effect is consistent when you revisit the same situation a few days later, just to prove it wasn't a momentary quirk of your brain longing for a different aspect in the music. Eventhough our ears can get used to some crazy frequency responses, I do find & believe that finetuning to a more ideal frequency response can give you greater musical enjoyment in the long run.