One of the core concept of headphones is that the whole listening room would be replicated between your ears and the headphones, which eliminates many reflectance factors due to object positioning and etc. Room acoustic plays a huge role on sound, which is probably why you wouldn't want to set up a audiophile room in a subway tunnel (echo-cho-ho-o-o) or in a supermarket (way too many random shapes and objects in general). Headphones rely on the fact that most people don't have odd growths around their ears + putting the speakers as close to your ears for the least obstruction in sound transmission. Hair and etc. will still affect sound, much like a listening room with tiles will sound different once retrofitted with thick carpet. The differences may not be huge depending on the changes.
This is also the reason why earbuds in general sound worse than IEMs, if at least in their potential for sound. It's because earbuds often blast the sound right at your ear but not into your ear canal, so what you are hearing is largely reflections off your skin. That would almost be the equivalence to a listening room with a lot of reflective surfaces, and a small window from where you are listening to that music from the next room.
As someone who is reviewing amps, you should be able to discern these differences! Ambient acoustic properties != amping.
Though I am not denying the fact that decent speakers anywhere can be better enjoyed than crappy speakers with lots of noise in a acoustic perfect environment.
Yep, it's probably the only IEM I'd buy from now on for SQ.
But I may still get entry CIEMs for the custom art can never get enough of that.
No-School Monday YAYYY
Think I'm gonna get myself another RAM stick today... Parallels desktop needs it.
and I need to get some stuff for Graph's ABX box too (forgot to do that yesterday...)
Our brain is a processor of a sort, nothing stops us from soft-hacking it! No highly sensitive machines will be able to replicate the BS that goes through our head anyway :P
Vidro Moyou/Tell Your World mashup/remix.
Exactly how I cracked the cups on some of my headphones =/
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@jgray: hows the N7? lemme know in time; I might get myself a 7" range tablet in the near future for reading and videos. お願いします！
Okay just edited this post like 5 times. No more.
Edited by kalbee - 11/19/12 at 10:10am