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What Would You Ask Sennheiser’s Axel Grell?
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Hi Axel, not sure if you're the right person to ask, but my questions concern Bluetooth headphones. As much as I'd like to remain a headphone purist and strictly stick to analog headphones, my Sony MDR-1RBTs have completely spoiled me. The full range of motion that wireless headphones allow you is very hard to give up! Now I'm stuck waiting for the perfect pair.
1. Most Bluetooth headphones seem to be tuned for the mass market. Many have a boosted bass and almost none offer a flat response. Is there a good reason for this? Is it possible to create a perfectly flat-sounding Bluetooth headphone?
2. My MDR-1RBTs have audible buzzing when there's nothing playing, presumably because the radio and other circuitry are so close to the drivers. Is it possible to create a Bluetooth headphone with a perfectly clean sound?
3. In terms of hardware (and ignoring the lossy BT codec + latency issues), how far away are we from a perfect, uncompromising Bluetooth headphone? Could we, at some point in the near future, get a wireless headphone that sounds just as good as the HD 650, for example?