Re: A new headphone query from a new member (Samu Mielonen )

Subject: Re: A new headphone query from a new member
From:    Samu Mielonen  <samu(at)>
Date:    Thu, 24 Oct 2002 19:28:15 +0300

With a risk of beating a dead horse and making more people annoyed... Could somebody give me a rough recommendation about suitable headphones for psychoacoustic testing? The headphones would be used mainly for testing the subjective prefereneces of perceptual encoders sound quality with various music signals. Will any headphone set of good "hifi" quality do? Is there a common model of headphones that a lot of the labs use as a standard part of their equipment gear? Should I go through a dedicated calibration process with them? My apologies that these questions are very basic level. If you feel like saving the bandwidth on this list, please feel free to reply to me personally. I'd appreciate additional recommendations in addition to the Grado hint I was already given. Best regards, Samu Mielonen PS I really appreciate all the replies and help offered to me. I think I've learned to fix some of my conceptual mistakes through these hints.

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