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What Would You Ask Sennheiser’s Axel Grell?
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First thanks for all the work you have done in creating some great products. I am saving my pennies to purchase a set of HD800 headphones. From a technical perspective, what makes the HD800 so good? I have seen impulse responses from many different headphones, and the HD800 seems to have the most accurate. Is it the diaphragm material, the diaphragm geometry maybe a large BL product? What kind of insights can you tell us about the design that leads to its accuracy and a\ ? Please, I am not looking for the typical review, I would like to hear a technical opinion. :) Also, in the mean time, what $300 range set of headphones would you consider a close cousin to the HD800? If you don't mind, can you tell me if there is a reason why headphones are not sold with frequency modifying DSP so that headphones more closely match the target frequency response that folks like Sean Olive have been moving towards? I find I have to do this myself with some sophisticated parametric filters to get the best response out of my headphones. Why isn't this made available on most powered head sets or even recommended by headphone manufacturers or music players