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TOPIC: Flat vs. ideal?

Flat vs. ideal? 4 months 3 weeks ago #36936

Hi MiniDSP!

I'm very interested in the EARS set up. I have a question though.

As I remember from many years ago, the "ideal" headphone response is not flat. I do not remember where to find this anymore, but I'm sure you can.

Is this "ideal" headphone curve built in somewhere?

Best,

Erik
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Flat vs. ideal? 4 months 3 weeks ago #36939

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I think you may be referring to the Harmon Target Response Curve (or other curves like it) ?
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Flat vs. ideal? 4 months 3 weeks ago #36942

Yes, I am. :) I'm wondering what the ideal curves really should be?

I'm not familiar with the Harmon curve specifically, it looks relatively new. I thought there were some that predate it.

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Erik
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Flat vs. ideal? 4 months 3 weeks ago #36947

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There's some info in the app note www.minidsp.com/applications/headphone-e...one-eq-with-rew-ears

"The intent of the HEQ compensation is that, when it is used to measure a "neutral sounding" headphone, the resulting measurement will be approximately flat. It is similar in intent to the "preferred headphone target response" identified by Olive, Welti and McMullin (Ref. 1) but adapted for the EARS."

1. "Listener Preferences for In-Room Loudspeaker and Headphone Target Responses," Sean E. Olive, Todd Welti, and Elisabeth McMullin. AES Convention Paper 8994, October 2013. Figure 17.
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-> Have you read the User Manual??
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I haven't watched every minute of it but this video has a lot of good info -

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Flat vs. ideal? 4 months 3 weeks ago #36950

Thank you. I should have read the EARS manual, which covers somewhat that they are in fact using compensation curves.

Best,

E
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