There’s no great push for frequency response accuracy in the headphone community. But I happen to be in the minority that wants this. Or course, slight problem – there is no such thing. I well and truly get that. But as some sort of starting point or reference point I am still interested.
The conventional wisdom seems to be that accurate headphones should play back music to sound like a flat pair of loudspeakers (presumably 2.1) in a well-treated room. I know next to nothing about loudspeakers, so when I try to find out what a well-treated room does to a flat FR I’m quickly in over my head. The most common target seems to be 1 dB of room gain per octave over 10 octaves. Which would look like this:
Apparently, several forum members are familiar with the recording studio scene. Do you feel this is anything like a good approximation of what the room gain of a hypothetical average/typical recording studio 2-channel set-up would look like? Or at least a good approximation of the home playback environment they’re trying to target? If not, what would that be?
(I’m assuming room gain is the relevant aspect of “well-treated room” for FR. If not, please correct.)