By now I have quite good hardware and excellent sound files too.
However, whatever I use and whatever I try; the sound always sounds like I am with my back to the stage.
When I use headphones (including IEM's and earbuds) with great separation and soundstage the sound expands to the sides and the back but I'm still with my back to the stage.
Today I got me some binaural recordings (including Amber Rubarth's Sessions from the 17th Ward, yammie!) and this is quite an improvement and I can now really hear sound in front of me. Sadly the stage is still behind me.
The best I got out of the binaural files was high in the forehead or, now and then, just outside and above. The positioning is always front to back.
When testing with "Audio Stax - The Space Sound CD", everything is super detailed and exactly where it should be except sounds that should be in front of me are above my forefead instead.
I tried turning around, exchanging my earbuds, quickly turning my head and whatnot but that darn stage always stays where it is!
Anyway, can anyone shed some light on this?
Is my brain ready for an overhaul? Need my ears rewiring? Is my face blocking sound? Has it to do with me coming out the wrong way at birth? Please tell me!
PS. I enjoyed the binaural sound more with my HSA-E212 IEM's than I did with my open Sennheiser HDR180's... Weird..
Edited by zhubajie - 8/3/13 at 5:20pm