Originally Posted by Focker
It's interesting you say that speakers are more convenient. I actually think the lack of convenience is what has me consumed with headphones lately. I have some of the best speakers on earth sitting in my living room, but the convenience of headphones has been very alluring. I just don't often feel like sitting in one spot to listen to my speakers for an extended period of time. With headphones I can lay in bed, be at work, sit at the computer, etc., without worrying about a sweet spot, or, as previously mentioned, the impact of the room. I love my speakers and have no desire to get rid of them, but they've taken on primarily an HT role as of late whereas my headphones are what I choose for music.
Speakers (depending on your situation of course) are a lot more casual and laid back. Headphones are much more direct and almost demand your attention, things on your head aside, the experience is different on both. Music is best suited for HPs IMO because of the detail and cost+volume.
However, the fact that headphones INSTANTLY give you flawless acoustics (assuming open cans here lol!) and flawless positioning make them lightyears ahead of 95% of the stereo setups on earth. That huge variable taken out of the things to worry about alone is worth switching to HP's IMO.
And then you have Planar headphones which are basically like speakers (or blast them off your head for a pair of small speakers) nice middle ground there :)
Edited by RushNerd - 10/6/12 at 7:07pm