Do you really enjoy headphones?



  • zingo
    zingo Audiophile Posts: 11,255
    The box said it improves the looks of the user, but I think it is false advertising.
  • Joey_V
    Joey_V Posts: 7,660
    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.
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    Current Gear:
    Digital: Torus RM15 -> Emm Labs TSDx/Bluesound Node 2 -> Emm Labs DAC2x
    Analog: VPI Avenger Reference w/ Rim Drive w/ ADS + 12" Fatboy Dual Pivot + Lyra Etna
    + Audio Research Reference 40th Anniversary -> Boulder 2060 stereo amp (w/ Audioquest WEL Signature) -> new speakers + JL Audio F113v2 x2
    Rotel RA1592 Super Integrated -> Sonus Faber Olympica 3
    Oppo 105D -> Rotel RC1570 preamp -> Rotel RB1582 amp -> Focal Kanta 2

    Main speakers system evolution over the years:
    Klipsch Promedia 4.1 -> Axiom M22ti -> Sonus Faber Concertino -> Sonus Faber Concerto -> Polk LSi7 -> Polk LSi9 -> Martin Logan Mosaic -> AV123 Onix Ref 1 -> Martin Logan Vantage -> AV123 Strata Mini -> Martin Logan Summit -> Sonus Faber Cremona Auditor -> BW 802D2 -> Sonus Faber Stradivari -> Rockport Avior -> BW 802D3 -> BW 800D3 -> ???

    Old Gear:
    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)
    Squeezebox 3 -> PS Audio Digital Link III -> Cary 306/200 CDP -> Cary 306 SACD -> EMM LABS DAC2X/TSDX
    Rotel RC1070 -> Rogue Perseus -> Cary SLP98 -> Cary SLP98F1 -> Cary SLP05 (sold and then repurchased) -> ARC 5se -> ARC Ref 40th Anniversary
    HK AVR330 -> Rotel RB1070 -> Rotel RB1090 -> Plinius SA102 -> Cary 211FE -> Classe M600 -> Boulder 2060
    Infinity Entra2 -> SVS 25-31PCi -> SVS 25-31PC+ -> Dual JL Audio F113v2
  • Willow
    Willow Posts: 10,379
    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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  • rooftop59
    rooftop59 Posts: 7,208
    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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  • zingo
    zingo Audiophile Posts: 11,255
    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
  • msg
    msg Posts: 6,542
    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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  • zingo
    zingo Audiophile Posts: 11,255
    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.