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Audio Advisors is a 30+ year strong company full of industry professionals that love what they do. Our team is here to give you the best advice for you home audio and video set-up. We never sell you something we wouldn’t use ourselves and we offer products for nearly any size budget. Headphones have always been an important piece of this amazing lifestyle we live which is why we know so much about them.
Stop by the showroom today to demo one or all of the many pairs of headphones we have in stock. Everyone has their own tastes and lifestyle choices which is why we offer the best models of the best brands on the market. Our store is a true audiophile playground full of cool toys and tech in every corner. We are the leaders in our field and we wouldn’t have it any other way!
Headphones vs. speakers: Which is better?
When you listen to stereo speakers, you always hear both channels with your two ears. Headphones don’t have that problem; the left channel is only heard by the left ear, and the right channel only by the right ear. That’s why stereo sounds smaller over headphones, and of course it’s all, or mostly, in your head. Once the sound is there, the headphones‘ job is done, but with speakers you’re always hearing the speakers’ sound, plus the sound bouncing around the room. The closer you are to the speakers, the more direct sound you’ll hear, and less of the room’s sound.
Stereo over headphones never sounds as realistic as it does over speakers. But room acoustics and reflections always diminish the accuracy of speakers’ stereo imaging. So headphones’ biggest advantage is taking the variables of room acoustics completely out of the picture, and that’s great, but unless you listen to headphones in very quiet places, environmental noise will mask some of your headphones’ sound.
Where you stand on the headphones vs. speakers question might depend on your age. Under-30 folks tend to favor ‘phones, and over-30 types are more likely to gravitate to speakers as their primary music-listening source. Right, price plays a big role, and I have to admit that’s one area where headphones always trump speakers.
6 Brands We Carry
The MHP1000 headphones have the same superior sound characteristics as McIntosh speakers and will envelop you in your music. The smooth, full bodied, non-fatiguing response is easy to listen to and allows you to hear new facets of your favorite songs. Outside noise and distractions are isolated by the closed headphone design, fostering a fully immersive personal listening experience. The ear pads and headband are a premium, natural, soft leather for luxurious comfort. A lightweight design combined with minimal pressure used to secure them on your head permit long, relaxing listening sessions.
“Comfortable and beautifully executed, these luxurious headphones sound every bit as lavish as they look and feel. Smooth, rich and rounded delivery, with ample space and step-in soundstaging.” – Audio Video SA
“The MHP1000 does so many things well, it is a remarkable achievement… It is hands down the best closed-back headphones I’ve heard to-date… It will keep any headphone aficionado happy.” – HiFi Insider
“The MHP1000 headphones have the crystal clarity… found in [McIntosh’s] legendary handmade amps.” – Men’s Journal
No matter what you expect from your headphones or headset: There is a Sennheiser for you, offering high-quality design and the legendary Sennheiser sound. Sennheiser headphones are durable and made for those on the move – designed to deliver outstanding sound while also being comfortable for long wearing periods.
High-end headphones by Sennheiser are first and foremost committed to one thing: the musical truth. Furthermore, they make you forget you even wear them. Because they are so lightweight and comfortable. But most of all, because they channel the sound into you ear in a special way, making you feel as if you were totally engulfed by sound. A sound created by transducers of outstanding quality made of high-tech material, 60 years of experience, and a passion for the perfect.
Enjoy your Home Entertainment set-up to its fullest potential. Superb sound quality plus wireless freedom means that there aren’t cables to trip over, you’re not waking the neighbors and it’s just you and your favorite movie. The legendary Sennheiser sound for your home comes wired, or – for full freedom of movement – wireless with lossless data transmission.
The goal of Audeze is to remove the boundaries between artist and listener. Their products combine revolutionary acoustic engineering and beautiful craftsmanship to provide the finest listening experience. Audeze headphones’ best-in-class accuracy makes them an irreplaceable tool for those requiring the most transparent audio reproduction available. First discovered by audiophiles and now used by professional engineers and music producers as their new reference. The only way to truly appreciate our headphones is listening to them so come into Audio Advisors today and hear the difference for yourself.
Audeze EL8 Titanium
B&W headphones a truly immersive sound combined with the luxurious comfort and impeccable build quality you expect from Bowers & Wilkins. They’ve drawn on everything they know about speaker technology and created a new standard for portable hi-fi sound quality. Every element has been designed to raise the bar for portable hi-fi sound. The very best components, finest materials and impeccable build quality together offer uncompromising performance and luxurious comfort. The most important element their performance is its new driver – designed less like traditional headphones, more like a hi-fi speaker. The result is performance with a wonderful sense of space, balance and clarity across the frequency range, and greater precision than ever.
AudioQuest NightHawk Headphones The Intersection of Performance, Quality, Innovation, Sustainability, and Affordability. AudioQuest NightHawk around-the-ear semi-open headphones represent a benchmark achievement in performance, quality, innovation, sustainability, and affordability. Featuring environmentally friendly “Liquid Wood” earcups, a 3D-printed biomimetic sound-diffusing grille, 50mm biocellulose pistonic drivers to reduce distortion, and a patent-pending ergonomic suspension system that produces an ideal fit to the listener’s head, NightHawk soars.
Taking advantage of AudioQuest’s pioneering cables legacy, its headphone cable minimizes distortion and utilizes the company’s acclaimed Solid Perfect-Surface Copper+ conductors, Foamed-PE insulation, Carbon-Loaded Noise-Dissipation System. The end result is a reference-setting pair of headphones that dramatically increase our emotional response to music – and the details, images, tones, and dynamics every audiophile values. With the surprisingly lightweight NightHawk, you’re experiencing headphones that don’t feel or sound like conventional headphones. 100% Music Direct Guaranteed.
“Whether owing to [elastomer suspension], or because of the NightHawk’s notably soft, anatomically correct, protein-leather earpads, the new AudioQuest headphones were easily the most comfortable ever worn by this personal-audio cynic.” – Art Dudley
Stereophile CES Award-Winner Features Earcups Inspired By Loudspeaker Cabinets Named
2015 CES Innovation Winner (Eco-Design & Sustainable Technology) and Honoree (Headphones)
NightHawk is designed for high levels of sonic, ergonomic, and aesthetic performance.
Sony’s hi-end headphones reproduce subtle high frequency sounds up to 100 kHz — a first for headphone technology. With 2.76 in HD drivers featuring Liquid Crystal Polymer diaphragms, and a full metal design, you get the clarity you need to enjoy High-Resolution Audio — for music that takes you closer to a live performance. Combining a Liquid Crystal Polymer diaphragm with aluminum coating gives a more precise sound across the entire frequency range than a conventional LCP driver. The enfolding design wraps around the ear, sealing music in and keeping distractions out. Acoustics are reflected back towards your ears for the subtlest of sounds. Sleek and refined. Elegant but edgy. These iconic headphones look as good as they sound with a smooth all-metal finish and plush, black leather earpads. A timeless, professional look for anyone who cares about style.