Anyone older in age eventually go from their beloved speakers to headphones instead? Please share!

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For me, the problems with headphones have nothing to do with tactility. The problems are the distortion of spatial imaging and the annoyance of having an appliance on my head (or in in my ears). The Smyth Realiser deals with the first of these but I know of no solution for the latter.
Looked into the Realiser briefly. Looks like further investigation is ne
 

Gregadd

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They did so at his command. Thus, he managed the resistance.
Not to belabor the point, It would be amusing to see you physically restrained in the presence of headphones.:D
 
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While sone new models are better
I challenge anyone who thinks headphones cannot compete try sone of these
looks nutty but of any headphones I ever heard these are not a headphone sound
truly a speaker experience
 

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After getting Tinnitus in my left ear from using headphones 20 years ago I stopped using them. Speakers only at this point. At 72 I try to stay healthy in all endeavors.
 
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For me, the problems with headphones have nothing to do with tactility. The problems are the distortion of spatial imaging and the annoyance of having an appliance on my head (or in in my ears). The Smyth Realiser deals with the first of these but I know of no solution for the latter.
"distortion of spatial imaging"
Before I can agree that spatial imaging is distorted I would need to agree on a standard. It certainly is different. It's the source that is distorted. Just listen to binaural.
I agree IEM are uncomfortable. Not so with a well designed over the ear model.
Childs play compared to working with an in room speaker,
C'est la vie. Headphones are not for everyone,
 
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Not to belabor the point, It would be amusing to see you physically restrained in the presence of headphones.:D
You can picture it if it amuses you but here is the closest I get to it in reality. I have been going to CanJam NYC for many years now (before and after their Covid hiatus) and I must resist all efforts to get me to "Just try this one." I go there to meet people.
 

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Before I can agree that spatial imaging is distorted I would need to agree on a standard. It certainly is different. It's the source that is distorted. Just listen to binaural.
No repertoire.
C'est la vie. Headphones are not for everyone,
Exactly my point.
 

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""I go to NYC CanJam to meet people" I hope to see you there.
 
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I am 62 years old,i always had good phone system,in 1978 Koss esp 9,than changed with Stax Lambda,then Stax 007 and then 009 with Megahertz Guerra amp,but having since always a room only for the system i near never listened this earphones and always sold,even if their sound is superb.
In meantime i became a fan for the iem with Dap like A&K and Lotoo to listen in the garden,in summer,travel,holiday and sound of some special iem are incredible
 

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I am selling my loudspeakers Magico S1 Mk2, REL Carbon Limited subs, and HRS Stand and shelves. I am listening exclusively to my RAAL Ear Field monitors. I have never been able to tolerate headphones for more than a few minutes because they made my ears hot. The RAAL's do not touch your ears. They rest on the top of your head and on memory foam pads on the side of your head. Look up RAAL Requisite SR1A's. They sound absolutely superb. The experts say they are among the very best sounding headphones competing with Abyss 1266 and Susavara's. The RAAL's are so comfortable that I wear them for many hours and forget that they are on my head.
 

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