Saturday, 01 July 2006
consumer headphone market has evolved considerably over the last 30
years. Headphones have been used for better than a half-century as an
integral tool in the studio for recording and mastering due to their
accuracy and immediacy. As a teen, I owned a pair of higher-end
headphones that I used to defy my music curfew. They allowed me to
listen to my raucous music at concert volumes without disturbing or,
better yet, even alerting the rest of the household. Although the sonic
pureness of headphones has rarely been in question, the fact remains
that headphones, regardless of size, have always been plagued with the
reputation of being fatiguing to both wear and listen to for extended
periods of time. Additionally, there has been resistance from many
audiophiles, who place huge stock in soundstage accuracy and instrument
Sennheiser is no newcomer to the world of headphones.
In fact, most recognize Sennheiser as the world ...