Guitarking wrote: ↑Thu Jun 01, 2023 4:34 pm
Why LCD-X is good for mixing: could it have to do something with that it's tuned according to the Fletcher-Munson curve? And maybe the fact that some people miss the fun factor has something to do with it no being tuned according to the Harman curve?
Would the Reveal+ eq curve introduce a more Harman like eq-curve?
You don't tune headphones for Fletcher-Munson curves, at least not foe mixing on or accurate listening. If you did that, you end up with a big smile curve EQ, which means your mixes would then end up bass and treble heavy.
Maybe you've read something like this review with frequency response measurements. https://www.audiosciencereview.com/foru ... one.25271/
If those measurements are anything near accurate (there is no common/standard test method for headphones), then they are definitely not flat. In fact they don't look very good at all to me!
But that's an audiophile web site, where science and logic goes out the window. You do not ever
want a Fletcher-Munson style curve for the frequency response if you want to hear sounds accurately. It might be nice for listening (though I wouldn't like it as it would be too exaggerated for me) and I think the reviewer has totally misunderstood the whole F-M curve thing.
You don't listen to a piano or an orchestra or a band with a F-M curve matching EQ somehow superimposed on your ears. You hear it flat. It's how we are used to listening to things and our brain compensates.
The only time you might want to invoke equal-loudness EQ contours for hearing is if listening at very low volume, when you might want to use the difference
between say the 50dB SPL line and the 80dB SPL line to construct a corrective curve to get the response that we hear at louder volumes (basically the loudness button on some hi-fi amps).