Ok this has the makings of a good debate!!
I totally understand what your saying....
But what if a less than one hundred dollar software program improves a low to mid level set of headphones to be able to compete with
higher end headphones??
Well we might as well buy a $300 set get the magic eq software and be done with it!!
Lots of headphone makers will not like this!!
So here is another look at this .....
I have gone thru many sets of headphones in the past several years....lots of dollars!!
They all sound "different", some closer to "flat" in their measured eq curves than others.
So on thought came to mind as Freo-1 started his eq journey into audio nirvana...
Many vendors state their headphones are the best, most lifelike, mor dynamic range and all that gorp...but they all sound different.
They are made different, different drivers, earpads, resonances etc...
So when I take of my T1's and put on the Focal Clears the first thing I said, "hey, these are tonally accurrate" even with the freq response curve being what it is.
So why are these Clears "better" in tonality than the T1's to me?
Could it be that headphones are put on heads with ears and human ears are different than measuring devices?
Could it be that Focal determined the freq curve needs to be "off flat" in measurments to sound they way they do?
....and if you flatten all headphones should they sound alike???
I like Freo-1 know there is some magic here, I think just by changing dacs and amps some magic in eq'ing takes place...the preceived sound changes...to my brain.
So even if you eq to flat, and change amps, the sound changes.
Its like a never ending race to flatten things to find that perfect playback.
I think, I really believe you can have an excellent sonic experience with and without eq...and neither is right or wrong IMO.
The one thing EQ can not do is make a 40mm driver have the respnce that a 70mm driver can, that would defy the laws of physics...and their are a few other
issues that come into play with this...
So to me eq definitely has its place in this crazy hobby...and it has its limits as well.
So what do other folks think about this??