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One question I am very curious about audiophiles.

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Only one album with countless headphones(with their full potential)
OR

Only one headphone with countless albums.
Which one would you pick?
 

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I would not want to be limited to one choice only and listen to various albums with the headphones I prefer.
 

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Btw
well, it can be speakers too:D
Yes i prefer speakers over headphones. I dont like having something covering over my ears. It feels warm and uncomfortable after some time.

For speakers, i would say more speakers, less albums. i just love listening to the same music over and over and over again. Enjoy the sound, focus on the sound. Its as if you are there seeing them playing the instruments. Its simply awesome, never gets old.

This is also why i enjoy listening to the same piece over many different equipment. Sometimes you discover sometime new, something you never heard of of, something sounds different. Its really enjoyable.
 
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Only one headphone of course. What is the point of having multiple cans if you can only listen to the same album time and time again?
 
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One headphone with lots of albums.. just like I have now.
I will just EQ the crap out of the headphones if I want a different sound.. ;):p
 

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Yes i prefer speakers over headphones. I dont like having something covering over my ears. It feels warm and uncomfortable after some time.

For speakers, i would say more speakers, less albums. i just love listening to the same music over and over and over again. Enjoy the sound, focus on the sound. Its as if you are there seeing them playing the instruments. Its simply awesome, never gets old.

This is also why i enjoy listening to the same piece over many different equipment. Sometimes you discover sometime new, something you never heard of of, something sounds different. Its really enjoyable.
I wonder if people with that sort of personalities (it's novel every single time / every time is the first time) would develop any tolerance for psychoactive drugs.
 

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I wonder if people with that sort of personalities (it's novel every single time / every time is the first time) would develop any tolerance for psychoactive drugs.
I am not from USA so I don't know....
 

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Neither, don't like using headphones but countless albums would be far preferred with speakers :)

ps also interested in what this has to do with audiophiles particularly. Some weigh more on the music side, some more on the hardware side as to what the term even refers to in the first place. Listening to one album over and over would put you more in the looney bin side of things :)
 

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Only one headphone of course. What is the point of having multiple cans if you can only listen to the same album time and time again?
Maybe for different experience? IF you don't try out difference ones, how would you know which one you prefer? Different brands and models will sound slightly different.
 
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