thanks for your detailed answer. What would you compare them to nowadays ? have you heard anything that comes close as far as headphones? im not able to use a soundproof room yet for my recordings. thanksThey sound fine for small speakers. In fact, if they were brand new today, I suspect they’d be happily accepted. When they first came out, the pairs we bought just sounded ok, but we’re bass light, and all the stories about toilet paper being needed over the tweeter to tame it, I thought a bit silly. We had two pairs and no toilet paper in sight. Small, bright and clean. By today’s standards, quite normal sounding.
ah ok cool . would you say there light in the bass compared to lets say the classic apple earbuds or other moniter headphones (ie. sony mdr7506)out there these days? i heard one person say there kinda "woofy" sounding in the lower mids is that true as well in your experience? ThanksI like them. I have a couple of pairs. As others have said they’re light in the bass.
Where they shine is in the mids and high mids, where most of the action is.
Keep in mind all speakers sound different. IMHO there’s no such thing as a ‘flat response’ speaker. And then there’s the room they’re in.
So like anything, you have to ‘learn them’.
I got turned onto them by a producer. I figured good enough for some of my favorite recordings? Good enough for me.
oh ok gotcha yeah im trying to steer clear of my mixes sounding too muddy/bassy... been looking for ns10 alternatives.,, would you say that ns10s make for a clearer mix because they dont allow peple to hear all the bass and mix it in or is it because the lack of bass doesnt get in the way of hearing the mids and highs? still a little new to thisLight in the bass as compared to modern monitors. I can’t even compare them to earbuds.
Music has changed and is more bass heavy nowadays. Back in the days of vinyl, less bass was desirable. You didn’t want that needle jumping out of the grooves of the record.
But the studio always had bigger ‘mains’ that were perfectly capable of handling bass.
Woofy mids? Never seemed that way.