Wow you got that right. I belong to ps audio forums , I have mentioned it and emailed Paul the CEO . To buy a pair of headphones and provide us headphone guys another running option. It's funny you mentioned that. I'm using firmware 243. With the offramp5. Wow what a difference , even headphones sound great. There is a definitive path between us headphone people and the two channel speaker guys. The speaker guys are mostly just pompous about anything not speakers and a such we are looked at as a sub culture. I really mean this. As I have all three forms of music reproduction. . I know what these people really think about this method .
I think you're right. :) I kind of figured this while rolling components and then trying to get correct and consistent impressions on both speakers and headphones. Weeell ... it's not quite the same.
I think the main differences are in soundstage and imaging, both of which are quite differently presented. With a few tweaks the PWD2 is absolutely glorious with headphones and by that I mean punching very high up. With speakers it's very much so out of the box imo.
And yes some/many speaker people look very much down on us headphones guys. Even magazines here in the UK only regularly review headphones that are at best mid-fi. I always say: it's cars vs motorcycles. There's no better as such.
Edited by negura - 1/3/14 at 2:59pm