auditioning receivers with headphones

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  1. Juan M

    Juan M Stunt Coordinator

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    I've been wondering about doing this. Wouldn't this be a good way to audition receivers if you aren't able to take them home for a demo? It seems like it would be a good idea especially if you have to go to Good Guys/Circuit City/Best Buy/etc.

    Any drawbacks?
     
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    If you use headphones, you are not hearing what the unit actually sounds like. You are bypassing the amplifier(s) and their associated circuitry.
     
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    To audition the amp, it'd be best to use the amp at home for the trial 30 day period. If you don't like it then you can get a refund at some of those places mentioned above.

    This way the receiver is outputting its watts to all the channels and you'll be hearing actual results.

    Headphones can also have better quality than speakers so it could also fool you into thinking the sound is better than what you'd hear at home.
     
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