Especially if you live in a tiny crowded apartment. It takes a reasonable sized living room and some open space for speakers to sound their best. Headphones are not as bad for synthetic music with electronic instruments and manufactured soundstage. But natural acoustic music like Jazz and Classical always seem to sound much better on speakers. The soundstage of this type of music is usually designed to create an aural proscenium when the sound is coming from in front of the listener. It doesn't work as well halfway between his ears.