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hthjthtrh
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Aug 2, 2017
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Looks all exciting and stuff. Scrolls down. Open back. K bye
Aug 2, 2017
Vigrith
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Aug 2, 2017
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Given the headphone market's probably split something like 80/20 for open back and closed back respectively I don't think they mind catering to the broader audience and losing you as a customer.
Aug 2, 2017
mattris
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Aug 3, 2017
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I'd say the market* is closer to 30/70 for open back / closed back, respectively... and that a relatively low percentage of people are even aware of open-back headphones and what sonic advantages they provide.
When planning a headphone purchase, most people consider only price, convenience features, and popularity of the brand/model. Sound quality and at-home listening are not a priority for most listeners. Just think of all the headphones for kids, DJs, travelling, Bluetooth, Beats, bass canons, gaming headsets, and casual (low-cost) headphones. All of these are closed-back.
* Based on the number of headphones sold (not money spent on them). Only around-, over-, and on-ear headphones considered - not earbuds or IEMs.
Aug 3, 2017
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