Do desk reflection filters actually work? - with HEDD Audio

hedd audio & acoustics insider

I don't know about you, but those EQs on the back of my speakers confused the hell out of me for the longest time.

What exactly are they supposed to fix?

Surely a few dBs of high and low shelf can't really do anything useful to correct the response of my room?

Otherwise why would room correction software exist..?

But the tip of the iceberg was always the "desk reflection filter", if the speakers even had one.


(I'm not even sure how to phrase the question properly)

Well. It's true. *shrug*

Desk reflection filters definitely don't get rid of the desk reflection.

But that doesn't make them completely useless. IF you understand what they are meant to do in the first place.

So let's dig in.

Let me show you (with measurements) what the desk reflection does, how to actually get rid of it, and what role the desk reflection filter has to play:



"How to correctly place your listening position and speakers, no matter what room you're in."

  • Find the correct wall to face in your home studio
  • Optimize the low end and minimize reflection effects
  • Get the distance between wall and speakers right
  • Get a stereo image like on really good headphones

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