Floorstanders, Bookshelf or Headphones - POLL

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What are your main system Loudspeakers?

Floorstanding Speakers
949
53%
Horn Loaded Speakers
77
4%
Transmission Lines
33
2%
Electrostatic Loudspeakers
35
2%
Large Stand Mount Speakers
143
8%
Bookshelf Speakers
414
23%
Active Speakers
34
2%
Home Cinema Multi Channel Speakers
30
2%
Headphones
66
4%
 
Total votes: 1781

howardpgh
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Re: Floorstanders, Bookshelf or Headphones - POLL

Post by howardpgh » 05 Dec 2019 21:37

I listen with AKG K 701s. I can't afford new ones, I took a chance buying them at the flea market. As a matter of fact I've bought all my headphones at the flea market. The others were another set of AKG studio type phones and a a Sennheiser HD 550?. I use a Yamaha MA10 portable mixer as the headphone amp, fed from the tape out of a Carver C2 preamp.
I'm partially deaf and the headphones are a better listening experience for me.

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Re: Floorstanders, Bookshelf or Headphones - POLL

Post by blekenbleu » 12 Dec 2019 00:18

I may spend more time wearing Sennheisers, but more music listening for enjoyment is by Altec Lansing 19s. Woofers are not horn-loaded, so ticked floor-standing. BP 30 Definitive Tech surrounds are also floor-standing, as are Carver AL-III studio monitors.

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Re: Floorstanders, Bookshelf or Headphones - POLL

Post by cakenut33 » 22 Dec 2019 22:28

I love the AKG K52s - in my view they give a well-balance sound and (most important) are comfortable to wear for long periods; they are among the few sets of headphones that are comfortable for glasses-wearers.

For speakers I'm using the Q Acoustics 3010s, which I picked up as an impulse purchase when on special offer at a well-known hifi retailer in the UK. I wasn't overly impressed with the 2010s my dad bought some years ago, but in my setting they work well both for music and speech. I also have a soft spot for the JBL Control Ones; your ears soon get used to the lack of booming bass!

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Re: Floorstanders, Bookshelf or Headphones - POLL

Post by vfmarky » 03 Jan 2020 06:21

Yamaha NS-144s in their own space on the shelf unit and a pair of Celestion Ditton 250s on crates that get a listen now and again. Why? Well, someone gave them to me...

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