extended response

Discussion in 'Headphone & Earphone General Discussion' started by Hanne Lindenburg, Nov 1, 2016.

  1. Hanne Lindenburg

    Hanne Lindenburg New Member

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    Hello,

    I was wondering if someone could please explain to me what extended response earphones are?

    Many thanks
    Hanne
     
  2. dalethorn

    dalethorn Active Member

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    If the earphone upper treble continues to the highest frequencies, many music tracks will sound "airy" and will have rich harmonics and a realistic sound envelope. The opposite of that is easy enough to tell - blunted harmonics that make the sound dull or "dead", or peaks that make the sound bright and irritating, so that the uppermost harmonics and "air" are hard to hear (or can't be heard) because the peaks overwhelm the more delicate sounds.

    On the low end, some tracks should reveal deep bass tones that have texture and detail, but when the response is not extended, the bass can be dull, muddy, or have peaks that make the sound boomy and obscure the detail in the lower tones.

    There is no practical way to appreciate these things until you can compare good and bad earphones side by side, using good test tracks that reveal those properties.
     
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  3. Hanne Lindenburg

    Hanne Lindenburg New Member

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    Thanks very much for explaining!
     
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