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post #61 of 66
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Originally posted by jude
Some people will always prefer the speaker experience to the headphone experience, no matter the level of headphones, and no matter the level of speakers.

I appreciate speaker listening and headphone listening as two totally different types of listening, and do not necessarily prefer one over the other as a result. Both are generally able to do things the other can't.
That's very...uh...moderate of you, Jude.

Methinks headphones are superior, and me really likes my speaker/sub combo...

Me needs to win the lottery, so that me can get some Nearfield Pipedreams, or Kharma Exquisite, or Shahinian Diapason's, or...
post #62 of 66
I dont think I would even spend 2k US on a pair of speakers, I think I would rather spend that money on a nice big tv

We got a small little 21" wega atm.
post #63 of 66
Thread Starter 

OK, now what do we actually own ...

OK, the list seems to be more or less complete - any way, people are running dry - I count 51 recommended phones and 7 or 8 phone-amp combos.

From this list, I have extracted the headphones, only (no headphone-amp combos) and posted 3 polls. They are:
1. Poll: What headphones do we actually own? 1 of 3 (<US$100)
2. Poll: What headphones do we actually own? 2 of 3 (>US$100, <US$300)
3. Poll: What headphones do we actually own? 3 of 3 (>US$300)

Please, do all contribute your stuff

Nix
post #64 of 66
I'm definitely including the Sony MDR-CD 3000 in F.
Hmm, and I think the Sennheiser HD 590 have to be added too.
post #65 of 66
I know I'm just helping the derailment of this thread, but I would just like to support the headphone cause by saying that I use headphones for serious listening and speakers for casual, radio or background listening. That's all I think speakers are good for, unless you have an extremely good pair. One of the main things that got me into head-fi was the fact that $500 of headphone stuff supposedly = $1000+ of convential speaker stuff. Good sound for less; why get speakers when you only get less? Sure, with speakers one can achieve that feeling of spaciousness that is difficult to achieve with headphones, but for sound quality in general- for the money- speakers just can't compare.
post #66 of 66
give the option, I'll listen to low-fi/mid-fi speakers before I put on hi-fi headphones.
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