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Old 03-24-2009, 07:12 PM
Location: the sticks
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Dark side of the moon is a great choice, and choose Sennheiser for the best sound and comfort (a good set HAS to be comfortable).
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Old 03-24-2009, 08:25 PM
Location: Eden Prairie, MN
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Why did we switch to stereo from mono? With all things,I know there are some advantages that mono has than stereo doesn't have!
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Old 03-24-2009, 08:44 PM
Location: Hopewell New Jersey
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We have two ears...one on each side of our head...stereo is an attempt to reproduce how we actually perceive audio. Monaural makes NO attempt at that. Imagine that to your left front an audio event happens..a fireworks, or a drum strike. Your left ear will pick that up more than you right ear. That's what stereo is all about.
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Old 03-25-2009, 03:57 PM
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Is the OP saying he doesn't know what stereo is or understand the concepts? That's a new strange one, have you been in a coma since the 1940s (sorry, I just have to laugh)...

But anyways stereo just enables the sound to have some dimension to it, to duplicate what you would hear live. Obviously the stereo seperation effect is increased when you have your two speakers seperated farther away from each other, or, in terms of headphones, a speaker dedicated to each ear.

Same theory with the 5 to 7 speaker home theater systems (although they don't work as well with music).
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Old 09-04-2011, 04:38 AM
Location: Portland, OR
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I had a pair of Koss which I thought were good. I used them for my iPod. They had a volume control on ity and the bass was good. They were the over the head style.I was able to purchase them in the store, then they stores stopped carrying them. So I had to go through Koss' website and buy them. Anyway, they redesigned them. The cord was longer.

I would listen to them at work and since the cord was longer it would get caught on things. Finally this past Friday, I got up out of my seat, the cord got caught on the arm of the chair, the cord yanked right out of the ear.

I called Koss back and they said they were covered by a lifetime warranty (good) but I woulod have to pay $9 for shipping (not good, considering the headphones cost over $30)

Can anyone reccomend a decently priced pair of over the head headphones for my iPod with a good stereo sound (not tinny) and a volume control on it? I know the iPod has a volume control on it, but I don't like taking it in and out of my pocket and flipping the switch on and off to adjust the volume each time (not good for the battery I guess)


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Old 09-05-2011, 12:23 PM
Location: God's Gift to Mankind for flying anything
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I still have an *old* head set, that has the small *speakers* ( that are sitting *in* my ear at a square angle and not *flat* against my ears.
What I like about them is that I can still hear most of what goes on outside my ear, rather than just listening to what comes out of the speakers, and not hear anything else.
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