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post #31 of 34
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Originally Posted by SilverEars View Post
 

What's interesting is the I get better spacial imaging with my custom in ear monitors which is molded for my ears than my favorite cans.  There are lots of talks of custom in ear monitors providing imaging, and I figures recording provide imaging of some sorts that headphones can pick up.

Maybe - I don't have any customs, so I can't really comment on that part. I can say though that the difference in realism and imaging between my headphones (Denon D2000 through an O2/ODAC) and my speakers (B&W 805s through a Denon 2808) was not subtle - the speakers did pretty much everything MUCH better. As much as I love good headphones, the soundstage and experience just don't compare to what you can get on good speakers, in my opinion (with the possible exception of a couple of amazing binaural recordings I've heard).

post #32 of 34

I'm sorry, I was referring to that recording's imaging(the pouring of liquid part) being better with my CIEMs than my cans.

post #33 of 34

I know - I was saying that I don't have any customs, so I can't compare them to my cans or my speakers. Sorry if that wasn't clear...

post #34 of 34

But the imaging from my CIEM is like this, it's like going through my head than like speakers where it is distanced infront of you the sound moving from one side to the other.  I think this is one of the differences between speakers and headphones.  


Edited by SilverEars - 5/4/14 at 12:37pm
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