Question about the Apple Headphone (Not In-Ear)

Discussion in 'iPod touch Accessories' started by Grayfox, Apr 27, 2009.

  1. Grayfox macrumors member

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    Hey all.

    I'm curious, i was out looking at headphones today when i noticed the frequency range written on the side of the boxes, so then i got thinking about my own pair of apple headphones (the one that comes with the ipod) so i looked on the internet and i couldn't find what it is. So can anyone out there let me know what it is? that'd be a cool help :)

    Oh and would someone please tell me if the frequency range is an important thing to look at when buying headphones? and what is a good range to look for.
     
  2. dXTC macrumors 68020

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    I just looked at the Apple store online, and unfortunately there is no frequency range cited.

    However, the general frequency range guidelines for any set of speakers are:
    First number: Lowest frequency the device is rated to generate. This will indicate how low the bass sounds.
    Second number: Highest frequency it is rated to generate. This will indicate how accurately the high/treble frequencies are reproduced.

    An average-sounding pair of headphones should have a range of 25 kHz to 20,000 kHz. A good pair should have an even lower bass response: 20 kHz or lower.
     
  3. LtRammstein macrumors 6502a

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    The Apple Headphones are actually not that great...

    If I remember correctly, and I don't feel like taking one of my many pairs and cutting it up and throwing to a logic analyzer or oscilloscope, is that a 22Hz to 20kHz.

    The other issue is the metal covering. So this actually dampens the upper frequencies, to about 19kHz in worst case.
     
  4. Grayfox thread starter macrumors member

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    So headphones with a metal opening like the apple ones lessens the quality? So a good pair would be plastic?
     
  5. Grayfox thread starter macrumors member

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    Does anyone know a site where it has a list of headphones and their specifications and maybe reviews?
     
  7. dXTC macrumors 68020

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    Try Head-Fi.org .
     
  8. pkoch1 macrumors 6502a

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    I can't imagine that the apple earbuds go anywhere below 60-80Hz or so. Also, remember that the average range of human hearing is 20Hz to 20kHz, so headphones (Especially tiny earbuds) would very rarely go any lower than 20Hz.
     

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