Dude, relax. Where did I state that one should buy "faulty cheap equipment."? But when you say that you "adjust to your liking" you are basically saying the same thing I stated earlier: "to obtain the sound I personally enjoy, and that will be different for each of us." But you still have no idea if after "adjusting to your liking" you are hearing exactly what the artist intended or not. That was my only point.
Originally Posted by alarmguy
Here is why you are wrong, with due respect. You don't buy faulty cheap equipment, unable to properly reproduce a consistent level output across the sound spectrum when the source recording calls for it because your room will be different. Every room is different in every home or arena, you then adjust to your liking and acoustics, even though most screw that up..the key is that the equipment is capable.
The headphones or IEMs are a closed system (assuming you get a proper seal against your ear canal which is not always easy), unaffected by the room, its layout, sound reflections, etc., and therefore such environment is easier to control and design for, IMO.
Yes I was talking headphones in all my threads but to the contrary it's harder or just as hard to get the headphones or plugs into a flat response vs a speaker.