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Old 02-18-2006, 05:59 PM   #1 (permalink)
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is there really 5.1 headphones?
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all i can find is suround sound,is it the same thing?
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http://www.zalman.co.kr/usa/product/view.asp?idx=110



sigh is it really that hard to type in 5.1 headphones into google?
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iam trying to find in local stores like best buy
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i just went to best buy and the y say that 5.1 headphones dont exist, that it is ********. because we have only 2 ears
who to belive?
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i just went to best buy and the y say that 5.1 headphones dont exist, that it is ********. because we have only 2 ears
who to belive?
If this were true, then why would we have 7.1 surround systems, and, well, the 5.1 headphones.

Although we only have two ears, we have somewhat of directional hearing - not phenominal, but we can still vaguely make out direction.
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Well... let's consider this. Naming conventions for speaker systems have nothing to do with how many ears we have. I guess that's your stereotypical large electronics store employee for you tough.

But then again, 5.1 headphones should more accurately be named 6.2 headphones or something along those lines, depending on what set you get... considering they all have 2 subwoofer drivers or they would sound horribly unbalanced. But then again, they are named by a different method than non-headphone systems so...

Eagleboy, I would consider our hearing EXTREMELY directional for most of the audible spectrum, just that our sensitivity to volume is a factor that will easily limit it.

So, yes they do exist. You can get Medusa 5.1 headphones for about $125 and Zalman has a model or two that I believe is a bit cheaper. I purchased the Medusas. Didn't like em, bought a high quality stereo pair. Compared them "side by side," the medusas had no chance in any category (besides $75 cheaper).
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