In Reply to: Headphones that image like speakers posted by Dawnrazor on October 2, 2011 at 21:58:42:
There are headphone amplifiers and processors that utilize crossfeed algorithms to try to duplicate the way one hears speakers (sound from the left speaker reaching the right ear delayed in time from the longer path from diffracting around the head; difference in pitch from diffraction and etc.). These things work to varying degrees in making the soundstage more like speakers. I, personally, don't like these circuits and I just accustom myself to the different experience from headphone listening (I do both speaker and headphone listening to almost equal degree at home).
Around a year or so ago, Stereophile had an article about a very complex headphone processor/amp that is suppose to exactly duplicate the sound of your own speakers in your own room (I cannot remember the product's name). A microphone is used to analyze the room sound and apply processing to the signal which is then played back on a Stax electrostatic phone. The system is quite expensive, but, you would get to preserve the sound of your Maggies (if that is what you want to do).
Wouldn't it be tempting to take the measurement of a million dollar system instead?
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Topic - Headphones that image like speakers - Dawnrazor 21:58:42 10/02/11 (18)
- RE: Headphones that image like speakers - JefferyK 10:50:03 12/15/11 (0)
- RE: Headphones that image like speakers - triamp 02:10:48 12/07/11 (0)
- RE: Headphones that image like speakers - mschneider 13:11:14 11/08/11 (0)
- No one, but..... - ramallo 07:00:02 10/20/11 (0)
- RE: Headphones that image like speakers - mschneider 14:22:00 10/06/11 (1)
- RE: Headphones that image like speakers - Dawnrazor 00:32:28 10/08/11 (0)
- Thanks!! - Dawnrazor 21:16:32 10/05/11 (0)
- RE: Headphones that image like speakers - Larry I 05:38:25 10/04/11 (2)
- Check out this review... - genungo 07:50:25 10/03/11 (2)
- I saw that before I posted...now I am confused - Dawnrazor 17:42:11 10/03/11 (1)
- If you want the best "out of head" headphone experience... - genungo 19:18:00 10/03/11 (0)
- K-1000s, but that's not a very practical solution - Frihed89 02:06:27 10/03/11 (4)