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post Jun 12 2008, 21:18
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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.
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post Jun 14 2008, 06:22
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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.

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