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High-End Headphones Montréal QC

The Audio Technica and Denon are closed-back (aka sealed) designs that isolate the listener from external, ambient noise, and both feature real wood earcups. People who listen in bed or in noisy environments tend to gravitate to closed-back headphones.

Electronique Master Vox Limitée
(450) 670-1550
455, Rue Saint-Jean
Longueuil, QC
 
Produits Electroniques 2000 Ltée
(450) 677-2000
621, avenue Stravinski
Brossard, QC
 
Olcotech Inc
(450) 646-6555
698, boulevard Guimond
Longueuil, QC
 
Horizons Nord-Sud Inc
(450) 926-3649
7925, avenue Naples
Brossard, QC
 
Castonguay Electronique
(450) 463-0685
2180, Rue de la Province
Longueuil, QC
 
Electronique MasterVox
(450) 670-1550
2500 Boul. Taschereau
Longueuil, QC
 
Source By Circuit City
(450) 670-0366
825 St Laurent O Long
Longueuil, QC
 
Max Technologie Inc
(450) 443-3332
7005, boulevard Taschereau
Brossard, QC
 
Pixellexis Sys & Tech
(450) 550-9481
7005, boulevard Taschereau
Brossard, QC
 
DB Lectro Inc
(450) 444-1424
3755, Java Place
Brossard, QC
 

High-End Headphones

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September 21, 2009 By Steve Guttenberg

Head Games

Headphones sound fundamentally different than speakers. The sound is, after all, all in your head; with speakers, it's in the room. And that's the problem.

Room acoustics, your position relative to the speakers and the room itself dramatically affect the sound you hear. Room reverberation, reflections and standing waves—not to mention ambient noise—all conspire to blur detail and obscure quiet sounds. With headphones there's nothing between you and the sound.

Sennheiser HD 800After spending some quality time with the new Audio Technica ATH-W5000, Denon AH-D7000 and Sennheiser HD 800, I'm convinced we're now entering the golden age of high-end headphone design.

Each headphone is in its own right a major advance over what was available before.

All three are circum-aural (over-the-ear) headphones, but they differ in operating principal.

The Audio Technica and Denon are closed-back (aka sealed) designs that isolate the listener from external, ambient noise, and both feature real wood earcups. People who listen in bed or in noisy environments tend to gravitate to closed-back headphones.

The Sennheiser HD 800 is an open-back design. Listening to these headphones you'll hear sound from all around you, and anyone near you will be aware of the HD 800's sound.

For this review, I listened to the headphones with a dedicated headphone amplifier, a HeadRoom Desktop Ultra.

Trust me on this, with headphones as good as these, don't even think about plugging them into a receiver. They're too good for that.

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