IPB

Welcome Guest ( Log In | Register )

Headpones good?
HTS
post Jun 12 2008, 21:18
Post #1





Group: Members
Posts: 356
Joined: 13-October 07
Member No.: 47799



Are headphones good for music listening? I put on a cheap plantronics one, and the sound was much clearer and detailed than my 5.1 system of pc speakers. And even the low frequencies are clear! So are headphones the best way to listen to music?

Even if so, do they cause hearing damage? I don't mean the cheap earplugs, I meant the good noise cancelling ones.
Go to the top of the page
+Quote Post
 
Start new topic
Replies
shadowking
post Jun 14 2008, 06:22
Post #2





Group: Members
Posts: 1523
Joined: 31-January 04
Member No.: 11664



Heaphones can be good for music when setting up speakers is prohibitive., but only good ones like alessandro MS1 , grado etc.. Once you learn to setup speakers correctly you can get good detail without sacrificing soundstage plus other headphone quirks. Even a simple cheap Sherwood reciever + bookshelf speakers will put most headphone setups to shame.

Headphones are much easier to setup and teach you about good sound. Many people cannot have speakers (share houses, small rooms etc etc), others don't know how to set them up correctly or end up buying boomy home theatre stuff. A real shame as most speaker setups I heard are crap and most people use crap headphones.

This post has been edited by shadowking: Jun 14 2008, 06:24


--------------------
Wavpack -b450x1
Go to the top of the page
+Quote Post
HTS
post Jun 14 2008, 06:37
Post #3





Group: Members
Posts: 356
Joined: 13-October 07
Member No.: 47799



QUOTE (shadowking @ Jun 14 2008, 01:22) *
Heaphones can be good for music when setting up speakers is prohibitive., but only good ones like alessandro MS1 , grado etc.. Once you learn to setup speakers correctly you can get good detail without sacrificing soundstage plus other headphone quirks. Even a simple cheap Sherwood reciever + bookshelf speakers will put most headphone setups to shame.

Headphones are much easier to setup and teach you about good sound. Many people cannot have speakers (share houses, small rooms etc etc), others don't know how to set them up correctly or end up buying boomy home theatre stuff. A real shame as most speaker setups I heard are crap and most people use crap headphones.

So even for good PC speakers properly set up in 5.1 can beat headphones? I guess I just need to place my speakers properly then, because I have them all clustered in front of me below the monitor.
Go to the top of the page
+Quote Post
shadowking
post Jun 14 2008, 07:50
Post #4





Group: Members
Posts: 1523
Joined: 31-January 04
Member No.: 11664



QUOTE (HTS @ Jun 14 2008, 15:37) *
QUOTE (shadowking @ Jun 14 2008, 01:22) *

Heaphones can be good for music when setting up speakers is prohibitive., but only good ones like alessandro MS1 , grado etc.. Once you learn to setup speakers correctly you can get good detail without sacrificing soundstage plus other headphone quirks. Even a simple cheap Sherwood reciever + bookshelf speakers will put most headphone setups to shame.

Headphones are much easier to setup and teach you about good sound. Many people cannot have speakers (share houses, small rooms etc etc), others don't know how to set them up correctly or end up buying boomy home theatre stuff. A real shame as most speaker setups I heard are crap and most people use crap headphones.

So even for good PC speakers properly set up in 5.1 can beat headphones? I guess I just need to place my speakers properly then, because I have them all clustered in front of me below the monitor.


A matter of taste I suppose, But I would still prefer good headphones with crossfeed over the typical pc speaker sound I hear. Your 5.1 might be better though.

Regarding placement for 2 channel : 5.5 ~ 6 ft apart, 1 ft from the wall, no EQ if possible, sit back 3 ft. Try that for starters. For more soundstage / less detail pull them wider apart. For more bass push them closer to the wall or sit back closer to the back wall.

This post has been edited by shadowking: Jun 14 2008, 07:56


--------------------
Wavpack -b450x1
Go to the top of the page
+Quote Post

Posts in this topic


Reply to this topicStart new topic
1 User(s) are reading this topic (1 Guests and 0 Anonymous Users)
0 Members:

 



RSS Lo-Fi Version Time is now: 20th April 2014 - 12:39