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post #76 of 107
Mainly because i dont have the space or the funds to buy the magnepan speakers that i want, and all the associated electronics for them. But i actually think that my jh-13's sound better than the maggies, just there is something about speakers, and feeling the music. Though i do love being able to move around and do things while listening with perfect sound, which cant be done with speakers.
post #77 of 107
Finally, a good question.

A limited budget.
post #78 of 107
Quote:
Originally Posted by alysony View Post
1) Work
2) Neighbors
3) Significant Other prefers silence over loud music.
4) Where I live is so small it doesn't make sense to have a speaker setup
This, w/ the exception of 4) and cans are easier to collect than speakers.
post #79 of 107
I use headphones because I live in a small apartment, and I'm up all night every night. If I blared my speakers at the volume that I'd like, there's no way my neighbors would get any sleep. Also, to get speakers to sound GOOD in my room would require some kind of acoustic treatment I'm sure; with headphones I never have to worry about that.
post #80 of 107
I could not get the same experience from another setup, therefore headphones
post #81 of 107
budget - considering there are other things in life besides headphones, making a decision based on available funds & limit to spend on each thing that is nagging my wallet. i think we all know our limits & ofcourse, some people are more serious about their hobbies than others.

that said:

some denon in-ears for my ipod, because for when i wanna travel light + want something better than CX300s - will probably upgrade later (& i'm still debating with myself IEMs vs cans... for this reason i held off buying proper IEMs);

HD25-1s i needed for mixer / other electronic equipments, & i chose them for the sturdy / closed design pushing bass directly into my ears - though have found they go well with ipod too

HD595 for home listening & for my laptop, wouldn't call myself an audiophile but did my research & when they were at discount, could not refuse.

without the need for isolation, i find myself swapping duties with these & HD25-1.

i would say the main reason for me choosing cans over IEMs (mostly) is because i always seem to be fiddling with the damn in-ears getting them to fit, so i'm reluctant to spend so much if i can't get them to fit right. IEM fit is critical imo, you need to get the right seal AND perfect balance between L&R overwise you go mad. with cans you can just plonk them on yer head, adjust once for the sweet-spot then you're done.
post #82 of 107
Lack of space.

my way my room is designed...i cant enjoy the speakers fully.

maybe few years from now when i have my own house...i ll build an AV Room with great set of speakers and acoustically treated walls.
post #83 of 107
Space considerations and the ability to listen at a reasonable volume without subjecting my wife to my music.
post #84 of 107

It can enjoy doing a lot of selections.

post #85 of 107
Quote:
Originally Posted by joomongj View Post

Quote:
Originally Posted by alysony View Post
1) Work
2) Neighbors
3) Significant Other prefers silence over loud music.
4) Where I live is so small it doesn't make sense to have a speaker setup
This, w/ the exception of 4) and cans are easier to collect than speakers.

This substituting 'significant other' with 'family'.
 

post #86 of 107

Because it give a different presentation of the music than speakers, you don't have to worry about speakers placement and more importantly -for me- you can use them while relaxing on a bed/sofa with closed eyes and really get involved in the music.

 

But i use them rarely, speakers are better in almost every way.


Edited by Omega17TheTrue - 6/5/10 at 3:32pm
post #87 of 107

I would rather the music I listen to be kept to myself, not blaring through the whole house where others can hear it. If the neighbours don't like it, stuff them. They can't complain of excessive noise until it is midnight.

post #88 of 107

I like both, but headphones are cheaper.

post #89 of 107

I like both; headphones for.... the high quality sound.... the overall intimacy I get with me and my music. Everything is right there and I can walk around, become mobile, and get this sound wherever I am (granted only if it's quiet). 

 

I only listen to speakers when I want to feel the music; electronic/rap/rock/hip hop/metal.... the genres that I want to blast as loud as I can. I use speakers for that. 

post #90 of 107

I use headphones for watching movies and listening to music during night when everyone is sleeping.  I like to have my movies and music loud; therefore with headphones, I won't wake up people in the household.  Also, I find headphones provide better comfort and sound quality than IEMs.

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