Do you really enjoy headphones?

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  • zingozingo Audiophile Posts: 11,829
    After listening to my new pair of Fostex Dekoni Blue planar headphones, it seems like they are the dynamic microphone to my AKG Q701s condenser microphone; if the analogy holds for the positive.
  • zingozingo Audiophile Posts: 11,829
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    My ugly mug but nice Blues
  • EndersShadowEndersShadow Posts: 16,826
    Agreed... on both counts :wink:
    "....not everything that can be counted counts, and not everything that counts can be counted." William Bruce Cameron, Informal Sociology: A Casual Introduction to Sociological Thinking (1963)
  • zingozingo Audiophile Posts: 11,829
    The box said it improves the looks of the user, but I think it is false advertising.
  • Joey_VJoey_V Posts: 7,072
    I have a pair of BW P7 wireless.

    It is perfect for the occasional use.

    My wife has the Apple Airpods and she likes them a lot.
    Joey's Gear:
    Current Gear:
    Torus RM15 -> Emm Labs DAC2x and TSDX Transport -> Cary SLP-05 preamp -> Boulder 2060 stereo amp (w/ Audioquest WEL Signature) -> new speakers
    Rotel RA1592 Super Integrated -> Sonus Faber Olympica 3
    Rotel RC1570 preamp -> Rotel RB1582 amp -> Focal Kanta 2

    Old Gear:
    Speakers: BW PM1 (3.5/5), CM10s2 (3.75/5), BW800D3 (5/5), Rockport Aviors (5/5), Sonus Faber Stradivari (5/5), BW 802D2 (4.5/5), Martin Logan Summits (4.25/5), Martin Logan Vantage (4/5), Sonus Faber Cremona Auditor (3.75/5), AV123 Strata Mini (3.5/5), ML Mosaic (3.25/5), Onix Ref1 (3/5), Sonus Faber Concerto (2.75/5), SF Concertino (2.5/5), Axiom M22ti (2/5), Polk LSi9 (3/5), LSi7 (2.9/5)
    Source: Squeezebox 3 -> PS Audio Digital Link III -> Cary 306/200 CDP -> Cary 306 SACD -> EMM LABS DAC2X/TSDX
    Preamplification: Rotel RC1070 -> Rogue Perseus -> Cary SLP98 -> Cary SLP98F1 -> Cary SLP05 (sold and then repurchased)
    Amplification: HK AVR330 -> Rotel RB1070 -> Rotel RB1090 -> Plinius SA102 -> Cary 211FE -> Classe M600 -> Boulder 2060
    Subwoofer: Infinity Entra2 sub -> SVS 25-31PC+ sub
  • WillowWillow Posts: 9,637
    zingo wrote: »
    The box said it improves the looks of the user, but I think it is false advertising.

    Do I smell a lawsuit in the works?
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  • rooftop59rooftop59 Posts: 5,865
    zingo wrote: »
    The box said it improves the looks of the user, but I think it is false advertising.

    I mean, it covers a substantial part of ur noggin', so there's that lol...
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  • zingozingo Audiophile Posts: 11,829
    Willow wrote: »
    zingo wrote: »
    The box said it improves the looks of the user, but I think it is false advertising.

    Do I smell a lawsuit in the works?

    I'd say class action, but I think I'd be the defendant... :D
  • msgmsg Posts: 4,986
    I came on to this thread again to review to see whether anyone mentioned anything about imaging with headphones. I see a few have commented on it.

    I probably don't have a high end enough of a setup, but with a recent experience in near field listening and experiencing stage player placement and in hearing elements at times well beyond the speaker width, it became obvious to me that I don't get anything anywhere near that sort of stereo experience with headphones.

    I still really enjoy headphones, but I'm a little curious right now at how loudspeakers can offer these stereo imaging refinements and location effect, and more importantly, is that possible with headphones? If so, where does one start?
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  • zingozingo Audiophile Posts: 11,829
    I don’t get the same experience either with headphones that I get with speakers, but I assume that is because speakers in a room emulate a real world listening experience. Headphone can offer a fun and details listening experience, especially for the price compared to a full speaker rig.
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