Thank you for the input. I pretty much had given up on the idea, lol. It was just something that struck me at the last minute. Don't know why my knowledge of psykoacoustics, however little it may be, failed to present itself. I should know better, lol. You're right. Imaging and soundstaging is certainly better in cans vs IEM's. So, Mad, have you found anything better in the price range besides the Annies? It's not just a rebranded K702 apparently (some feel that there is only a minor difference).
An IEM doesn't engage your whole ear the way a full size headphone does, and the rest of your ear past the ear canal isn't just there for show or as an evolutionary remnant... Just like portable on ears or clip-ons (or headphones vs speakers), they'll always have their limit.
Right right. I know that, lol. Wouldn't it be better if a headphone was more like an ear speaker then? Something that just kinda hung there?
Edited by SoAmusing777 - 1/11/13 at 8:29pm