Frequency Response graph(s)!
by, 06-19-2012 at 09:00 AM (712 Views)
Lately there was one thing that was bugging me. I am trying to mix a song, but I don’t have proper monitors. Even if I had, my mate is sleeping all day and neighbors’ kids are sleeping all night. My only option is to find good headphones. Back in the college studying Sound Engineering I paid material fees that included headphones, £30 first year and £40 second year. Now I have Sennheizer HD-201 which frequency response is all over the place - nowhere near flat and Panasonic RP-HT225 which frequency graph must be so bad that I cannot find it anywhere on internet. Its so annoying that all them sellers so greatly advertising those headphones without even realizing what kind of s**t are they selling, or they are just skipping few bits of info in purpose! But these are my customer rights to know exactly what I am paying for. I agree, there is nothing much I can expect from £12 headphones, but (c’mon guys) at least have decency in you to fully inform your customers about the product.
For RP-HT225 they proudly say 18Hz-22kHz. Why in the world would I need frequency range for headphones that goes way-below and way-above human hearing range? All I need is flat response 100Hz-16kHz. I know it ain’t gonna be perfectly flat, but at least if I knew all the peaks and dips within that range I could set my Mac output EQ accordingly.
Last year I bought myself Sony SRS D211 active speaker system 2.1. It cost me something like £50 including the sub-woofer, I was shocked finding the frequency response graph for it being so flat. I couldn’t believe my luck. Decent studio monitors would cost about £300 that would be reasonable quality for considerable price, but I would never expect £50 worth speakers sounding that great, without too much of sound coloration.
I am adding the screenshots for Sennheiser headphones and Sony speakers. If anybody has manufacturer’s official or self home-tested frequency graph for Panasonic RP-HT225, it would be greatly appreciated if I could have a look at it!