We usually hear, in addition to sound waves through the ear canal outside pass into the eardrum, the sound will be transmitted to the eardrum through the head, the face with the body of ministries. The most obvious example is, when he heard his record and they will feel that this is my voice? Because usually we eardrum hear your own voice, the sound is delivered over a large part of the throat and the body’s tissues to the eardrum, so we feel that their voice sounds great differences with the record out.
We start from birth, the brain finds voice, have become accustomed to not just the incoming sound waves from the eardrum of the ear canal, but includes incoming head, shoulders and incoming sound waves reflected sound through the ear, coupled with vision combined, we have established so-called concept of sound field and memory in the brain when we listen to speakers in the music, music in addition to the incoming eardrum from the ear canal, eardrum will sound through the tissues of the body, the brain based hear, as if emerging out of the orchestra playing on stage virtual stage. Even through the low-frequency part is the feeling of the body, if you have seen the fireworks at the scene, I believe that the body must have been fireworks explosion shook the very low frequency experience. Or to the concert scene, the body will be low-frequency sound bursts of shock!
But through the headphones when listening to music is very different, because the headphones directly outside the ear canal, the sound directly to the eardrum, the lack of these voices from the tissues to the eardrum, but also a lack of space reflected sound, this sound with the experience of the brain that much difference, and therefore can not produce a full sound field, sound waves can only be poured into the eardrum is concentrated in the center of the head, and left and right sides, and this is when listening to headphones, “head effect.”
Therefore, a professional recording studio, especially through Dummy Head Recording (dummy head recordings) dedicated to recording music headphones, listening to the headset user.
In addition to the headset easy to locate presented on the sense of space, another point worth thinking about is that everyone, from the sound source. General recording microphone is attached to the instrument with his mouth open or radio, such a voice, we have to listen through headphones, do not be too close to it?
Since most of music (files) from the beginning of the recording is not made for headphones to listen to, together with our body’s structure, as well as childhood hearing habits. Therefore, compared with the speaker to listen to music naturally have its shortcomings through headphones.
With our habits, as well as the convenience of headphones, many people are listening to music through headphones, headset has become an indispensable paraphernalia, but if you have a better claim to the music, we might try to buy a little good speaker to enjoy a different listening experience!