- Jan 23, 2020
Overall, it's a bit easier & cheaper to get great/good sound in headphones than it is in speakers - primarily because you can EQ up the bass in headphones to get great bass extension whilst being completely free of room modes that you would have in speakers (albeit you can control those with subs & roomEQ, but it's expensive & complicated). Also headphones are lower distortion through whole frequency range if you choose wisely. So overall, it's easier to get good sound in headphones, but it's not necessarily more accurate sound, the treble areas in headphones can never be as accurate & true to what the artist intended vs an anechoic flat speaker - but an anechoic flat speaker with poor bass extension and room modes & nulls that can't be completely accounted for is not necessarily more pleasing than an optimised headphone, probably not as pleasing in my experience. So there's a lot to be said for headphones, and also for properly setup speaker/subwoofer systems, just it's easier to get the headphones mostly right! (But to be honest most consumers don't know or care about whatever I have just mentioned & they get headphones because they're a convenient (& oftentimes inexpensive) form factor, that's probably the right answer!)I do own a Drop Sennheiser HD6xx, and I use it only when I have to. I don't understand why people are into headphones. Maybe in paces like Asia where space is very limited, I get it. But most North Americans aren't too limited with space in their homes.
For this price, you can get yourself a pair of Revel M16. I don't get the headphone culture in North America.