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Headphones VS. Speakers
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For the modern office environment sitting in front of a computer, USB DAC/amps and quality headphones have a place for where many of us spend much of our available listening time. I realize this isn't everyone, but if you have an office the headphones become more valuable. I have my flagship AKG's at work, and a balanced pair of the MD/AKG K7XX at home when I need to do some closer listening to my vinyl rips or not disturb the girlfriend.
I have some great speakers at home that are where 80% of my listening takes place outside of the office. I just figure if I'm going to spend 8 hours a day in front of a computer, I should do it with high quality audio and great cans while not disturbing anyone else trying to work in their own office. Headphones offer detail I can't always get out of 3k+ speakers, even if it's hard to match the soundstage of a really great pair of floor speakers. Both have their place and given that I have 3 headphone amps and 4 speaker amps, I'd say it's an equal split for me.