New York Headphones is a good choice for a generally good overall effect. Calibration is subjective when tuning for existing consumer devices. We take human factors such as loudness discomfort level (LDL), perceived changes in frequency response as volume increases and more. We use more objective measurements when working with embedded systems to ensure compliance with speaker and amplifier tolerances. These measurements are usually taken using Audio Precision tools and/or oscilloscope using sine waves.
We are enjoying your articles on dynamic range restoration! This has been a topic of our presentations to OEM customers and it is wonderful to see our users recognizing this benefit.
I am interested in creating a few profiles that are specifically designed for this purpose. If you are interested, please start a new thread about dynamic range restoration and we’ll get in the weeds on the subject.