So let me get this straight. Because most recordings are done with speakers being listened to in mind, we will never have sound stage coming from IEMs or headphones as we do from speakers... okay. So, my question is: if recordings were done with headphone listeners in mind, would binaural recording be the ideal method?? In other words, would you prefer the extremely 3-D sound stage of binaural, to stereo speakers sound stage for your favorite pieces? Please post your thoughts. I've listen to both, and let me tell ya... I am convinced that if I could listen to some my favorite songs as binaural recordings through headphones, I would probably become as addicted to headphone listening as a crack addict is addicted to, well...crack. Headphones are already superior to speakers as far as detail and clarity goes, but would binaural be the next step...to place it them above speakers in the category of sound immersion (stage) as well? Note: Thanks to Boomana for encouraging me to start this thread.