Would you spend £24,444 on a headphone setup?

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That's all assuming you'd choose to live on your own! The whole premise of headphones is to give you that listening pleasure without disturbing those around you :cool:

So the sensible thing to do would have both speakers and headphones. Which most of us here have anyway!
Or have a big enough house that they won’t hear it
 
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Heck no.

I would spend that on Speakers but no way are any Headphones worth it.

With speakers more money gets you bigger drivers and more of them but with headphones more money just gets you the same two small drivers just made with different materials and different sound processing chips.

With speakers any non audiophile can tell the difference between a $200 speaker system and $20,000 speaker system. But there may not be many people who can tell the difference between $200 headphones and $20,000 headphones and that proves why buying it would be stupid
 
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the price isn't for a pair of headphones, it's for three pairs of headphones a top end DAC, a top end custom built amp and power supply - still ridiculously expensive but I'd go for it if I was a lottery winner
 
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Heck no.

I would spend that on Speakers but no way are any Headphones worth it.

With speakers more money gets you bigger drivers and more of them but with headphones more money just gets you the same two small drivers just made with different materials and different sound processing chips.

With speakers any non audiophile can tell the difference between a $200 speaker system and $20,000 speaker system. But there may not be many people who can tell the difference between $200 headphones and $20,000 headphones and that proves why buying it would be stupid

Ehh...

If you're going for an expensive speaker setup you need a room for it too which adds onto the cost. The whole reason headphones are good is because you don't have to worry about room reflections changing the sound from speakers.

Otherwise, your $20,000 speaker system might just sound like **** in the wrong room.
 
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Ehh...

If you're going for an expensive speaker setup you need a room for it too which adds onto the cost. The whole reason headphones are good is because you don't have to worry about room reflections changing the sound from speakers.

Otherwise, your $20,000 speaker system might just sound like **** in the wrong room.

yea I know. Headphones are popular with people who flat with others or live in apartments.
 
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Yeah, I'd happily drop that kind of cash on something like this. Probably not the ones that make you look like a Cyberman, though.

But TBH, if I had that kind of disposable cash I'd get some kickass speakers anyway... because I'd be on one of my superyachts in the middle of the ocean, where no other ****** could hear it enough to complain about the noise anyway!!!

Studio engineers and musicians don’t use headphones that cost anywhere near this and they MAKE the music that gets played on these. Think about it logically...
Automotive workers and engineers don't all drive fancy sports cars, and they actually MAKE the fancy sports cars. Thinking about it logically... :p

yea I know. Headphones are popular with people who flat with others or live in apartments.
And those who have young children, or wives who work early shifts, neither of which like to be woken at 2am by gunfire, space lasers, race cars and the screams of dying Lemmings...
 
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