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Headphones: high versus low impedance?

So I have a Sennheiser HD 280 PRO headphones. These headphones have an impedance of 64 ohms. They sound great. http://en-us.sennheiser.com/professional-dj-headphones-noise-cancelling-hd-280-pro I ...
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Surround in Hangouts [closed]

I have done a search of the question database and I wasn't able to find if what I'm looking for is possible, tho it really should be. When talking about sound holography, in most SurroundSound ...
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Tuning a house of worship by referencing through headphones

Actually I have many questions here. I'm quite new to live signs reinforcement and I have no formal training in it and I want to learn more so pardon me if anything sounds stupid. We've recently ...
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When Listening to Music, Does It Matter Which Way Round I Wear My Headphones?

Because of where the wire is, I generally wear my headphones with the one marked left over my right ear (and the one marked right over my left). Does that matter? I can see how it would for film or ...
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Duplicating mono AUX signal to headphones [duplicate]

My mixer has two Aux Sends. I want to connect headphones to them, but each will only send a signal to one ear. What I want to do is sort of like this with the significant difference being that I ...
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Pair of in-ear wireless headphones

I was hoping you kind people might be able to help me. I don't even know if a product such as this exists but I'm looking for two pairs of wireless in-ear headphones for me and my partner that I can ...
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How to sample songs in my headphones without it playing through speakers/monitors?

Basically I'm trying to get an output to my headphones WHILE A SONG IS PLAYING THROUGH THE MONITORS but without it going to both outputs. I'm supposed to be doing a DJ gig and this problem came up ...
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How do expensive headphones compare to cheaper ones? [closed]

Take the Monster Inspiration (specificially), how does a total audio noob know that these are worth the extra dosh in comparison to for example $100 Audio-Technica MX40's? Websites report on both ...
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HEADPHONES choice - Audio Technica M40x vs Senheiser HD 558 vs Sony MDR-7506 [closed]

Does it compensate the price difference between these headphones? (M40x 90 eur, HD558 121 eur, MDR-7506 87 eur) This is for home use so open headphones are not a problem. My only concern are the ...
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How to send different mix to 3 seperate headphones?

I would like to be able to send different mixes to different headphones. I initially did this by putting it through the Aux sends, but this comes out in mono and suffers from a large amount of ...
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Windows (freeware) audio plugin framework?

I'm asking this question to help out a user on a sister SE site. I'm Mac-based myself & know this is an easy task in Mac, using CoreAudio, SoundFlower, Rogue Amoeba etc. Is there a comparable ...
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How can I make a sound appear to come from a direction?

I have a mono sound and I want to make it sound like the sound comes from a specific direction. The end-goal is to create a prototype of a game where people should be able to find the source of the ...
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What is the name for an audio splitter that mutes one output if the other is connected?

I am trying to find a device for which I don't know the name. Please help me find the name based on the following function functional description: It should be an audio splitter (e.g. one input I, ...
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Does a Headphone Amp Increase Output Volume?

I just bought an electronic drumkit and it works great when playing it through a drum kit amplifier. But the volume is too soft when I try playing them through headphones (I know it's not the ...
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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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Headphones vibrate annoyingly with bass? [closed]

I got these headphones a while ago, and they were cheap, so I was expecting problems, but listen to music with a lot of bass has become hard, as every time I do, I get a small vibration in one of the ...
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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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Where can I find a 3.5mm female receiver?

I have some headphones with a super long cord, and I want to shorten the cord. So, I need two things. I need a male plug to add to the short cord after cutting in down to size. But, I don't want to ...
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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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Are there established EQ settings to increase concentration?

I've always listened to trance music whenever I need to concentrate. I've run sound before and have always just kind of assessed my sound setup based on the acoustics in the hall we were playing in, ...
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How to find out the exact volume in decibels when playing music on a Mac?

I want to be able to know what volume I'm playing my music in decibels when I'm using my Macbook Air. Is there any plug-ins or methods to show this information?
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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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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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Does the UB1002 mixer allow for headphones with an impedance of 250ohm?

My set up will be an asus rog phoebus soundcard (which allows for up to 250ohm) and an Eurorack UB1002 mixer, where i feed in the signals from the computer and my bass amplifier. I am then looking to ...
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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 is the point of a frequency response higher than 20 Hz to 20 kHz?

According to Dr. Mike Hewitt the writer of Music Theory for Computer Musicians: "The general range of human hearing extends from about 20 Hz to 20 kHz, although this can vary depending upon the ...
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Supra-aural vs. Open-back headphones

I am trying to replace my Sony MDR-XD400 headhpones. I like these headphones because they let ambient sounds in, which is helpful when using them with a computer. It appears this is due to them being ...
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Monitoring headphones

I'm looking into buying some monitoring headphones. I know I'll need monitoring speakers as well but for the moment I can't get them. I'll be doing reference monitoring on a couple of systems to be ...
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Focusrite VRM-Box

I really like mixing with headphones. It kinda gives me the "silence" i need. Moreover i really enjoy to work outside with my macbook in the spring/summer to make dialogue editing and re-recording for ...
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Is there a music genre or type of sound to help drown out background noise for the purpose of concentration?

I would like to be able to play something in a pair of headphones that works to drown out the background chatter of, for instance, sitting in a cafe. Is there a type of sound, or genre of music ...
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Amp for Focusrite 2i2 and Beyerdynamic DT 770 (250 ohms)

Do you think the Focusrite 2i2 will be enough to power the Beyerdynamic DT 770's headphones (250 ohms)? I've done some research and it seems they might come in a little low, though a few others have ...
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High impedance headphone for MacBook without an amp?

I planned to compose song with my Macbook Pro and I like Beyerdynamic so I choose DT 990 as I wanted to try open back headphone. The problem is which impedance to choose? I don't plan to buy an amp, ...
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Mixing with consumer headphone argument

I've heard everywhere that you should mix with a monitor etc. if it had to be a headphone then choose a flat sounding ones aka. studio/reference headphone. (by the way in the AKG website they separate ...
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Turn Mono or Stereo into binaural

Lets say I have a mono recording of my voice. With the user having headphones on, I want the sound to sound like someones talking from different directions in 3D. Is this possible, and if so, how ...
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Sound Walk implementation - anybody with any experience?

I'm designing a soundscape piece that will accompany an outdoor theatre performance. Around 40 audience members will wear headphones and follow the actors around a collection of local streets whilst ...
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Why sound system and headphones directly connected to pedal have different output (mono/stereo)?

I have the Zoom G2.1Nu effects pedal. It has a 6.3mm mono out. I use a stereo adapter 6.3mm-to-3.5mm jack. Pedal is connected to the Mac via USB so the Mac's audio output is going through it. I have ...
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Headphones output for Sony Alpha A77

I have AKG D5S super-cardial dinamic XLR microphone. I have 20 meters XLR female->3.5mm angled stereo cable I have Sony A77 camera All this works well recording the sound. There is Sony A99, which ...
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Measurement of SPL(dB) for PC headphones

I want to calculate the Sound Pressure Level (SPLdB) of My PC headphones. My headphone specs says: Maximum Power Input = 50 mWatt Rated Power = 25 mWatt Impedance = 32Ohm Sensitiviy = 100dBSPL/mWatt ...
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Which external DAC to use with igrados headphones?

I have igrados for listening to music from my ipod-touch/nexus 4, and I'm considering buying an external DAC to improve the sound quality if possible. Since igrados are very entry level and not very ...
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Would you rather Mix/Edit with decent headphones or cheap inexpensive monitors?

I can't afford good monitors currently so I'm just curious.
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Recommendations for 5.1 Surround Headphones?

Are there any good relatively-flat surround headphones out there? I started doing research but came across alot of gaming headsets which usually are never flat. I've actually never tried surround ...
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Headphones for Mastering ?

Hey hello!! I'm looking for a good pair of headphones under $200 for mastering field recordings. I was told that the Ultrasone Pro 550 and Audio-Technica ATH-M50 are very good options. What do you ...
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How to augment wired headphones with a Bluetooth transmitter / receiver?

I have a set of Sony MDR-5 headphones that sound great, but I'd like to hook them up to my receiver with a wireless audio system. My plan is to connect a Bluetooth receiver to the headphones' jack ...
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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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Headphones impedance and the SPL

The headphones A has an impedance of 32 Ohms. The headphones B has an impedance of 250 Ohms. Both of the headphones are similar by size. Is it right that the headphones B will play quieter by 250/...
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Connect a 6.3mm microphone to USB

I bought this microphone. It has a 6.3mm-to-3.5mm adapter, so I can plug it into my Windows XP computer's headphone jack. However, the volume is too low. So, I'd like to try plugging it into a USB ...
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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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Xperia Neo V compatible earphones

I wanted to know if Sony XBA-3 earphones are compatible with Xperia Neo V phone? Also, how to find out the output impedance on the phone's headphone jack? Will there be any need of amplifier? If yes, ...
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headphones for sound design

There's not many threads where this is discussed extensively - and some of them are rather old... ...but I'm looking for a pair of headphones I can use for sound design (game audio, specifically) ...
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Wireless headphone modification?

I'm aware that there are a whole slew of products that serve to transmit the audio from an attached microphone (like a lavalier) wirelessly to a receiver unit. I'm in search of just the opposite: a ...