1.The distance between good headphone and bad headphone
You know the damage to hearing caused by bad headphones
If the sound quality of the headphones is poor, there may cause sharp and harsh tenor, loud bass burst. Also there is a big distance between output tone and original tone. In light cases, the sound is distorted. Listening a song always feels that something is wrong with tone, but you cannot tell where is wrong. In serious cases, such as high-pitched sharp bursts, it will cause damage to hearing.
So if you choose lowest price headphone the safety method is turn down the volume making sound softer.
Of course, the best method is to choose a better headphone.
The difference between bad headphones, a good headphone comes with better processing, material and tone.
A good headphone with enough testing time the output sound is softer and even in the max volume just has a little damage to your ears, but display more details. Then it restores hifi tone, eg, you are listening music with better devices that performances as you were in live.
2.Which headphone brand is better?
This is a normal problem but difficult to answer
Each headphone has its own advantage and disadvantage. Different brands, even the same brad but different model and series features different tone and style when performance.
Headphone tone relies on designers’ testing processing. We called it Activities in the Art Category, it related to designers’ style and hobbies.
The tone style is the same as cook flavor. The same material with different cooking comes with different flavor. Even all are the same, different people cooking different flavor.
There is a shortcut to choose a brand.
You can focus on the brand’s country, if the country is your style. The tone of headphones or speakers is related to the tuners’ nationality. For example, German sound style is generally rigorous, while American sound style is passionate and unrestrained.
Why different headphones have different tone? Like a person singing in an empty room without decoration and furniture, and in a room with luxury decoration, the sound is different. The former will have a lot of echo reverberation, and the latter will be clearer.
So, it's not a question of which brand of headphones is good, it's a question of whether they are suitable or not. The most direct and effective way is to go to the store. You can have a try if the headphone is your flavor.
3.Headphone bass and quality
A powerful bass is a good headphone?
A powerful bass will lose many sound details and sound distortion. Another problem is easily overlooked that the sound field performance in a low level. Sound field refers to the sense of hearing on the live. Close your eyes and listen as if you could "see" the source and location of the sound on the live, and have the feeling of being there. If you pursuit bass you will lose much sound detail and un-accurate tone restore.
The powerful bass directly affects vocal restore. When listening to pop songs, singer's voice is obviously lower. Relatively speaking, high fidelity restored headphones can achieve the feeling that singer is singing in front of you.
If headphone with powerful bass it may damage your hearing. Speakers with powerful bass but it far away from your ears, headphones are fitting your ears. So if you listening music with powerful bass headphone it may damage your hearing, such as tinnitus and even temporary deafness.
However, many people like bass sound effect. We suggested to lower the volume as much as possible to protect your hearing.
4.What is a good headphone?
The difference between headphones and speakers are that headphones are directly attached to the ear to produce sound. Your ears are sensitivity to a little bit change of your sound quality.
To judge the sound quality of headphones, you should pay attention to these points.
That is to say, when you listening complicated music with many instruments, the tone is still steady. Judgment: wearing headphones and listening music, if the mood is more and more comfortable, falling asleep unconsciously, it can be said that the sound quality is balanced and beautiful, let people feel relaxed and happy. And poorly headphones are counterproductive, the longer time you listening, the more irritable you becoming.
It needs enough fidelity to restore live sound, if singer A singing a song likes singer B, it is called without enough fidelity. Hifi pursuits singers’ subtle feelings, even just listen you can feel singers’ mode.
High/mid/low need enough details. It will lose much details, if bass is too heavy. Treble is naturally pleasant. When reaching a higher level, it will be very harsh that is the expression of the inadequate details of treble.
Details are excellent and have a clear sense of hierarchy. A good headphone is like a photographer with excellent equipment and deep knowledge. No matter full bass, solid mid or bright high, all of that will display one by one.
The meaning of sound field is to restore the "live recording" or the sense of presence. When playing music, we feel us in studio live, including instruments, position of singer and sound range etc.
Top headphones allow you feeling you were sitting in the middle of a concert hall when listening. For example, listening to a symphony, where the orchestra is playing, violin, cello, drum and other instruments can have precise positions and play in different exact timbres.