MiniDSP EARS: Deriving SBAF compensations from MiniDSP files?

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  1. WHO23

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    Just to clarify, Purr1n's compensation worked amazing for most of the headphones I measured (such as the DT1990, Verum 1, LCD-2).

    For me it was hard to gauge the treble quantity of diffuse field tuned headphones (such as the ADX5000) so I wanted to just compare them to my HD800S (which I use most often).

    So yeah Hands you're right that it's useless for anyone else who don't have the HD800S (edited my previous post to clarify)

    ATH-ADX5000: Purr1n's 1.1 Compensation (Blue) vs Tweaked Compensation (Red)
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    The bass could be tricky. I have x2 EARS and the material seems all so slightly different leading to different levels of seal. Another factor might also how individuals set their headphones upon the EARS.
     
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    Also, the area around 2-4kHz (pinna) gain also can be affected by placement and clamping force. Lots of factors.

    I tend to use a light to moderate clamp, and place headphones a bit toward the front and down like how I use them.

    I do fluff the pads... That sounds bad.
     
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    That's true, I struggled getting consistent measurements on headphones with angled pads. On that note, it's cool that Sennheiser chose to angle the drivers on the cups instead of just using angled pads so the soundstage is more consistent (when repositioning).
     
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    Diffuse field tuned headphones makes no sense. It'll sound how it sounds on your head. You need a HRTF comp curve specific to headphones for all headphone measurements.
     
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    Yeah I realised I may have misled some people by not stating what I wanted to do. I didn’t want to compare headphones to speakers. I just wanted to do a compensation so that I can use to help me compare headphones to the HD800S.

    I did this because that the treble on the HD800S my threshold for bright headphones so I don’t over EQ the them. This shenanigan actually started because I was trying to EQ the Ether Flow 1.1.
     
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    Ah great for the heads up. This is exactly what I was looking for. Sorry if I caused some confusion; I just started the headphone hobby not too long ago and i'm still reading up.
     
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