- May 20, 2020
I drew a diagram of what soundstage feels like for me with headphones...yay me! lol
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something like that. My head is the little brown circle and the big black circles are 3D balloons of space rather than flat horizontal platters. The way soundstage seems "better" or "worse" for me with different headphones manifests as bigger or smaller black orbs. With really good headphones it feels like the space around my ears is big and there's lots of room between the instruments and sounds. It's never a sense that there's a physical stage in front of me with musicians standing there playing. It's sounds floating in positions around my head in 3 dimensions (although never really far behind) with an impression of spaciousness or compactness of space.
on the other hand the guy in your picture has superb crosstalk elimination lol