- Jun 12, 2011
That's a point which can't be made often enough. High end audio is as much about what is NOT heard as what is. It's so frustrating dealing with skeptics who demand to know what is wrong with a piece of music. They never seem to get it. It's what ought to be there and is not being heard through the system that matters. Even MP3 can hit the high points.
FWIW, HPs make if far easier to be absorbed my the music and hear deep into the recording, finding . . ..
Eh, I think headphones make it easier and cheaper to be absorbed by the music, but a properly setup speaker system, while costing much more and taking much more effort properly, will reveal just as much detail. In fact, I would say that filling a room with sound is a much better experience and allows you to absorb the music even more than even the best headphones.
I agree with your frustration though. I have friends who just don't care at all, and as a music lover and an audiophile, it can certainly be frustrating, but at the end of the day, everyone has their own interests. If someone isn't willing to try to learn, I can't let myself get too upset over it, as it serves no benefit to me or who I'm trying to show the benefits of high-quality audio to.