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How to properly equalize headphones?

I have a pair of headphones - it doesn't matter which exactly. I read some overviews and technical reviews and find out that some frequencies are "unbalanced", like the middle range may sound more ...
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Ideal Headphone (In-Ear) Target Response Curve

What is the ideal headphone target response curve? I have learned that for a flat sound projected in front of a person, our ear canal has a natural resonance at around 3kHz. But I've also seen the ...
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How can I hook two headsets with mics up to the same PC/laptop, allowing them to freely talk to each other?

I am involved in broadcasting for a school and want the two broadcasters to be able to communicate with each other through the headsets. We had this setup functioning properly on a laptop using a ...
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Move high pitched sounds from left to right speaker

I'm deaf for high pitched sounds (above 6 KHz) in my left ear. This means when I'm listening to music with headphones I miss part of the percursive or higher harmonic sounds. If I try to balance the ...
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how do I connect two headsets with microphone to make a intercom kind of system [closed]

Want to connect two headphones with mic so that two persons can talk over it as over a phone call. Please Help. Thank you
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MIxing with headphones

Before every mix I align the speakers (as told by my teachers) with a C-weighted SPL meter for 85dB SPL pink noise. Today for the first time I am supposed to mix a 4 min trailer for a documentary in ...
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3.5mm Audio Splitter - Diminished Quality?

I have an audio splitter plugged into the headphone jack on my desktop computer. It splits a single output to 2 different sets of headphones. 1 set is simple in-ear buds and the other is a studio ...
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Grado SR80 headphones, measurements with multimeter

Started with muffled, scratchy sound on the right ear. Was pretty sure it would be a loose connection, but once inside the can, found no loose connections, no electronics, just two solder terminals ...
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What is the effect of impedance on headphone sound quality?

Headphones come in various different impedance levels, such as 8, 16 and 32 Ohms. The power supplied by the audio source can be at different levels due to a variety of factors such as being limited ...
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Using a bluetooth headset with aux support on a PC

I recently got a headset(Boat Rockerz 510). Its a bluetooth headset and has AUX support so that's how i use it majority of the time on my PC. I really need to get the mic working on the PC, so i got ...
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Low impedance monitoring headphones that work with Mbox Mini

I recently discovered that I can't use just any headphones with my Mbox Mini as it seems to have a somewhat underpowered headphone amplifier. I did this by buying a pair AKG K240 mkII headphones (...
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What are the disadvantages of parametric speakers? [closed]

I was doing some research about Sound from Ultrasound. In short, this beams two inaudible ultrasound waves at your ear, which interfere with each other after hitting a solid (like you) to create an ...
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Splitting audio to 2 headsets [closed]

I'm looking to do this for 30 machines, and preferably i want to do it without amp box. The space is not too big so no oversize gaming headphones.. Question is should i use Usb or aux headsets? Im a ...
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How to fix my grado headphones?

Not sure if this is the right forum- I was initially thinking electronics.stackexchange, but I have a feeling this is more specific to this forum. My trusty old SR80s have served me well, and still ...
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Is there a way to do this?

I have a group of 7 people that play RPG games together. The shop they play at gets a bit noisy due to amount of other people playing. Is there something like headsets with mics that we could use so ...
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I can't hear 18k in Audio Technica ATH-M50x headphones. Why?

I've just got ATH-M50x headphones. I've tried them with this 22 kHz >> 8 kHz test (at the top of the page). I can only hear the high frequency clearly after the voiceover says 17kHz. I've tried the ...
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How can I use the output of a wireless mic reciever as a wireless monitor and get audio on both sides of my headphones?

I referred to this Q&A, but I'm still confused: Stereo and mono cables and jacks? What happens when you cross them? I have this wireless lav set: http://www.amazon.com/Sennheiser-EW-112P-G3-A-...
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Headphones for field-recording…ultrasone?

Hi everybody! I have to buy my first headphones for field recording. I know that Sony 7506 are absolutely a standard and that if I buy them I'll be OK for the rest of my life. :-) Before buying the ...
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Why does a dedicated audio card produce better sound than phones, portable players and builtin PC audio codecs?

I've been listening to music for a long time using the cheapest headphones of any type, on all devices until ~2010 when I noticed that on PC the music has more of a stereo feel to it than on tiny mp3 ...
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What's the difference between 3 pin, 4 pin, and 5 pin XLR intercom headsets?

I'm looking for new headsets for an old Clear-com intercom system in a community theatre. All the plugs in the walls for the system are 3-pin XLR, but shopping around I can't find anything but 4 and 5 ...
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Wireless Headphones?

In my VO and ADR room I am considering buying wireless headphones for the talent - this would be awesome to do away with another cable. Do any of you have experience with a certain type of wireless ...
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The headphone works only when different levels for L/R are set [closed]

My headphones suddenly became strange- the voice was pure. I solved the problem, setting the L/R levels 40/60. That's to say, the voice is OK only on different L/R levels. I can configure it on my ...
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Will audio interfaces power most or all headphones?

I want to buy a pair of headphones with these stats: Sound pressure level (SPL) 97 dB (SPL) at 1 mW, 300 ohms And I have this audio interface but I can't tell by the specs if it can power these ...
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Does a 64 OHMS Headphones require an amplifier? [closed]

I recently bought a pair of HD7 from Presonus (https://www.presonus.com/products/HD7) which are 2 x 32 ohms headphones. They sound good but not as good as I though they would. Would that be due to ...
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Is bass boost harmful?

I recently bought a Sony headphone which has "bass boost", and I really love it. I love it so much that I increased the bass (low frequencies) on every device I use it on, with like 7db and decreased ...
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Recording a headphone output using USB sound card microphone input

So the setup that I have is that I have a device that traditionally outputs sound from a speaker but also includes a single headphone output via 1/4" jack that, when plugged in, turns off the speaker. ...
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Headphones splitter for audiointerface's line out

There are a lot of pictures like this one, where one line output is being split for several headphone outputs through some device. So my question is: what is this device, what is it called or what ...
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Proper way to wear Grado headphones?

I recently bought the Grado Prestige Series RS2i after having only used in-ear Shure's. I love the sound, really love them, but find that after about an hour they start to hurt my ears, probably ...
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Connecting guitar amplifier to mixer via headphones out

I have a Peavey Vypyr Tube 60W guitar amp and Yamaha mg10xu mixer. I'd like to mix my amplifier's sound with some background track (which I'm already sending to the mixer correctly) and send ...
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Stereo channel combinator

I'm looking for basically the opposite of a splitter. I recently bought a Roland OctaCapture interface, and it'd be great if my bandmates and I could plug our headphones into each of the 5 pairs of ...
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Surround sound on broken headphones?

I had a pair of clip-on headphones a while ago - this model I believe https://www.amazon.com/gp/aw/d/B003DKL57G/ref=mp_s_a_1_11?ie=UTF8&qid=1520829017&sr=8-11&pi=AC_SX236_SY340_FMwebp_QL65&...
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Binaural recording: monitoring with 'bone conduction'?

Hi, I was thinking about buying a bone conduction headset for monitoring binaural recordings. It would be used to hear if there's any wind noise or low battery beeps from my recorder. Does anyone ...
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Is there earphone ear mold sleeve exists?

I am not familiar proper noun in earphone area, I would say earphone sleeve: earphone ear mold: I mean earphone ear mold sleeve as a sleeve shape of custom-fit rubber mold. Because: earphone ...
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PA Mixer monitor - mono to stereo headphones

Using the monitor output my PA Mixer, Yamaha EMX66M, to a Sterling S104H headphone amp via a TRS cable, I am only getting sound in one ear. The mixer is mono, so I assume the monitor out isn't capable ...
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Convert speaker stereo mix to headphone

I like listening to jazz music using headphones. Most studio recordings feature panning, e.g. piano is mixed centered, bass only on left speaker, drums only on right speaker and so on. While this is ...
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Why are there headphones with frequencies beyond humans can hear? [duplicate]

For example Sennheiser HD 800 has 6 to 51,000 Hz but humans can only hear 20 to 20,000 Hz. Is there a benefit in terms of sound quality to humans if they listen to something they can't hear?
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Recording setup for a podcast

I'm looking to start recording a podcast and thought I had a setup which would work, but I'm having trouble. I'm looking to record on a Microsoft Surface Pro 3 and I have two Turtle Bay Earforce X12 ...
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Headphones for working on noisy trains?

I seem to be spending lots of time on the train at the moment, and I'd really like to use it to get some work done. My current headphones are Beyer DT250's, which I like but they aren't great at ...
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Combining several inputs to a single headphone output?

I use in-ears on stage and was wondering if there are any headphone amps that support several inputs to a single output? Input 1 (jack) Input 2 (jack) Output 1 (jack) Basically my end game is that I ...
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How to check the decibel level of my headphones connecting to my windows laptop?

I'm doing an experiment about music volume, and the subjects will be listening to the music via headphones connected to a laptop. Is there a way to measure the decibel level of the headphones?
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Headphones don't work in cubase 8

I use Steinberg - UR22 as interface. My headphones are plugged into the front. I have no speakers connected to ur22 The headphones work when I listen to youtube, through the interface, but not with ...
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How much sound quality will I lose using a headphone which works only with frequencies above 80Hz? [closed]

I don't mean like... voice messages, but, music! Specially blues, metal and rock which tend to have lower pitch tones.
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Do I need a studio Headphones from beginning?

I am completely new to electronic music production. But recently started watching some good YouTube videos and reading a lot about it. I am planning to get my hands on some DAW and start making ...
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What are your favorite headphones and why?

I have a number of headphones that I use for different purposes: The obligatory Sony MDR7506s: Love these, they're like the NS-10Ms of headphones. I use them for as much as possible when external SPL ...
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Noise Cancellation Headphones [closed]

Do active noise cancellation headphones cancel out noise even if no music is being played, assuming the noise cancellation feature is turned on?
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Panning/stereo problem with Denon AH-MM200BK headphones [closed]

I have a pair of Denon AH-MM200BK headphones and listen to music on my iPhone or Macbook Pro. When I listen to songs with them, the vocal track sounds off in the distance and quiet as do lead guitar ...
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Headphone Impedance Issue, L/R channels cancel each other out [closed]

I have a pair of Sennheiser PC360 headphones that I use with an amp to listen to music, movies, etc daily. My 50lb pitbull loves to get his legs caught in the cable and yank the headphones off my head....
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Better to mix subs in headphones or through monitors?

When making sub basses for a rubbish trap song is it better to mix through speakers or headphones? I have BX5 M-AUDIO monitors and Audio Technica ATH-M30 headphones.
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Headset amplifier (headphone amplifier with mic preamp)

I have and m-audio 24/96 soundcard with one RCA-out and one RCA-in pair. I want to connect a headphone with a separate mic (modmic) to this audio card. Now I need a nice headphone amplifier I get ...
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what is the best headphone with a good bass for $100 [closed]

I'm trying to buy some good headphone (I would prefer if it was Bluetooth but I don't mind if it wasn't wireless), I'm listening to House music especially dubstep and trance, so the bass should be ...