Originally Posted by Jimster480
Its not that I meant that speakers are physically or sonically inferior, I just meant that the SQ vs Price tends to suggest that a good pair of $200 headphones should have alot more SQ than even $800 speakers and as such you should be able to better differentiate hardware while using the headphones vs the speakers.
Of course???? Let's not be a revisionist and just accept that what you said is wrong. Here is the direct quote from your post:
"Why with speakers? Speakers have lower quality vs headphones, especially IEM's."
You made no qualifications. You didn't ask about the quality of the speakers or make comments about the quality of speakers. You said very clearly that headphones, and especially IEM's, have higher quality audio than speakers. I would also argue that, generally speaking, IEMs do not sound better than headphones. Some do and some don't. The higher you go in price range, the more IEMs lose out to headphones.